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We are working to make Lifestyle Medicine
the Standard of Care!

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute has been awarded a grant by Accountable Health Partners to support 40 of their physicians attending our Plant-Based Nutrition Course and 200 of their patients going through our 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart.

The purpose of the grant is to promote a team-centered approach to preventing, treating and reversing lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Doctors refer at-risk patients (BMI > 25 and 1 other cardiac risk factor) to a nutritional intervention, to potentially realize significant improvements in weight, glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure – in two weeks. 

Jumpstart sessions for AHP patients are available monthly over 3 consecutive Saturdays,
beginning in March.  (Payment assistance is available for qualifying AHP patients.)

At the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
you take charge of your own health.

 Our Programs:

Five Rochester area doctors have recently been awarded their board-certification in Lifestyle Medicine!

Please Click here to meet our newly board-certified doctors and the rest of our amazing staff.

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Do you want to feel better than you’ve felt in a long time?
Are you tired of being prescribed medicine as a band-aid approach to better health?
By eating the right foods, you can improve, arrest, and even reverse chronic lifestyle diseases, such as:
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Early prostate cancer
  • Heartburn
Our medically-supervised CHIP programs offer a supportive environment to inspire happy, healthy people and communities.
Take charge of your own well-being, and you may see great results such as:
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Improved mood
  • Normal blood sugar
  • More energy
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • Lower medication costs
  • Better sleep
Let Rochester Lifestyle Medicine help
you take control of your health.
We are a team of over 40 Rochester-area
doctors and medical professionals
dedicated to helping individuals improve their
health through making lifestyle changes. 

Meet our Founder and CEO

Ted BarnettTed Barnett, MD

The High-Tech Doctor, with Low-Tech Solutions

Click here to meet the rest of our team

Upcoming Events:

Nutrition Courses / AHP Grant

15-Day Jumpstarts

Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series

No current events

CHIP Information Sessions:

  • CHIP Info Session
    Mon Dec 30 2019, ‎06‎:‎30‎ ‎pm EDT
    Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
  • CHIP Info Session
    Mon Jan 6 2020, ‎06‎:‎30‎ ‎pm EDT
    Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute

We will advocate only lifestyle changes that are affordable and accessible.

We will always be aware of the need to reach out to those least likely to seek our help.

We will promote only educational services.

We will not sell products such as supplements, vitamins, or equipment.

Are you ready to get healthy and be part of a thriving community? Learn about a new lifestyle program that can benefit you!

CHIP Revolution

We understand that it will take a revolution to change the unhealthy habits of our community. That’s why we’ve created our CHIP Revolution program, designed around our core CHIP curriculum.

Learn about our CHIP Revolution program.


We know that many people will need ongoing support to help them stick with the CHIP Principles they acquired during the first year of the CHIP Revolution. CHAMP, the CHIP Alumni Maintenance Program, was created to fill that need.

Learn about our CHAMP program.

Lifestyle as Medicine
Lecture Series

The series will resume again in the spring of 2017.

Dr. Chad Teeters, Chief of Cardiology at Highland Hospital opened up the fall series with “But Nobody Will Do That!”: Treating Heart Disease With Plant-Based Nutrition.

Past speakers have included Drs. Michael Greger, Neal Barnard, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Klaper, Thomas Campbell, Chad Teeters, and Joel Kahn.

Our Programs and Events

FREE Information Session

Our next one will be scheduled soon!

Learn more about our CHIP Revolution program in this free session.

CHIP Revolution Programs

Our next ones will be scheduled soon!

One year program with 3 month intensive lifestyle intervention.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Always ongoing.
Always fun!

We host frequent events, including yoga, cooking classes and CME courses.

Upcoming Events

Click on event for more information and for registration.
Click here to see our entire calendar!