Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Is Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group a primary care doctor’s office?

No, we are not a primary care office. We are a specialty group.

What does Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group do?

We are a specialty medical group that offers medically supervised programs with a Lifestyle Medicine approach.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle Medicine is based on 7 pillars, namely, nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, social connectedness, nature, and avoiding substance abuse.  We work with patients to optimize these pillars in order to prevent and treat chronic illness.

What is a Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) diet?

Whole foods are not heavily processed. That means whole, unrefined, or minimally refined ingredients including whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes. Think whole potatoes vs. potato chips.

Plant-based means plants only.

Whole-Food Plant-Based doesn’t include animal products such as meat, milk, eggs, or honey or heavily processed foods such as white rice, white flour, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup or oils. (An olive is a whole food while oil that has been removed from the olive is a processed food.)

Are the fees for your programs covered by insurance?

Generally, yes and no.  For most of our programs there are two separate fee types. There are standard medical visit fees, which are covered by health insurance for eligible patients (copay or deductible may apply), and an educational fee that is not yet covered by health insurance. Please review the pricing structure for the program that you are interested in. 

How much do I pay for a visit?

That depends on your health insurance.  We are considered a specialty office, so the normal specialty copay, coinsurance, or deductible would apply.

Which program is right for me?

We offer several different programs. Check out our Services page to compare our programs.

Can I get an appointment with a nutritionist/dietitian?

Currently, we are accepting patients experiencing chronic kidney disease for appointments with our registered dietitian.  These appointments require a referral from a nephrology office. We may have expanded availability for registered dietitian visits in the future.

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