Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine is a medical approach that uses evidence-based behavioral interventions to prevent, treat and manage chronic disease by addressing 6 pillars of care: nutrition, movement, sleep, social connections, substance use and emotional health. Lifestyle medicine recognizes old methods for treating medical conditions are ineffective due to a lack of end-to-end care and the application of preventative and reverse-based treatment plans. The body needs and mind and the mind needs the body. We treat BOTH.
What can Lifestyle Medicine change for me?
Lifestyle medicine can both reverse or significantly reduce chronic conditions, including unhealthy weight, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes and create lasting change by combining physical health with mental health.
Why should I go through this program? How is it any different?
ZoeStyle Medicine offers a team approach that will include a board-certified doctor, nutritionist, health coach, and yoga therapist to provide the end-to-end care you need to succeed. Our individualized treatment plans use the latest diagnostic technology and wellness assessments that meet you where you are in your wellness journey. Our program offers extensive support through monthly, biweekly, and weekly touchpoints and reviews. Our program includes weekly group classes that will provide you with structure, accountability, and social support to achieve your goals. Behavior change and sustainability are hard. Learning to elicit your own reasons for change is key. With a diverse team of specialists all in one place, significant lasting change is possible.
Do you accept insurance for this service?
Yes, most commercial insurance as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For questions about your coverage, please contact our office at (804) 303-9622
Do you see people with severe health problems?
Yes. We will partner with your primary care physician for complex clinic concerns ranging from cancer to obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.
Is it possible to stop taking my diabetes or other medications?
Yes! It is possible to reduce and eliminate certain or all of your medications. Our team will guide you through lifestyle modifications that will help you decrease or even stop your medications in a medically safe and effective way.
Do I have to be really sick to become a patient?
No, anyone feeling stuck or frustrated in any aspect of their lives is welcome to join.
Do you ever prescribe medications?
Yes, we will prescribe medications when medically necessary. Despite your hardest work, you may still struggle through no fault of your own. Medication may be necessary to help meet your wellness goals and may be eliminated when the time is right.
Are your physicians considered PCPs and can I schedule an acute care visit?
No, our team is not considered primary care. We will partner with your existing doctors to do what is best for you.
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral to be seen by anyone on the team.
How often are my appointments and how long do they last?
Appointment frequency and length are based on the individual. The first session with the doctor is typically 60 min with 30-60 min follow-up appointments. Initial sessions with our nutritionist are 60 min with follow-ups lasting 45 min. Health coaching sessions typically last 30 min. Shared medical appointments are typically 90 min.