Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group

Empowering you to live a happier, healthier life!




Ted Barnett, MD, FACLM

Founder, CEO, Owner (not currently seeing patients)

  • Dr. Barnett is the High-Tech Doctor with Low-Tech Solutions
  • Board Certified in Diagnostic Imaging and Vascular and Interventional Radiology and has practiced in the Rochester area since 1986.
  • Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine.
  • He, his wife and three children have thrived on an exclusively plant-based diet since 1991

Susan Friedman, MD, MPH

Medical Director

  • Trained at Northwestern and Johns Hopkins Universities
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester
  • Board certified internist and geriatrician; Interest in healthy aging
  • Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine
  • Recipient of numerous research grants
  • At home, she is happy to find new plant-based recipes for her husband, and 3 growing boys.

Jane Dorsey, FNP

Medical Staff

  • MS from the University of Rochester
  • MS from the NY Chiropractic College Acupuncture Program in oriental medicine and acupuncture
  • Board certified family nurse practitioner
  • Registered nurse and member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of NY, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Specialty in Sleep Disorders

Jacob Ulmen

Medical Assistant

  • Registered Medical Assistant
  • Served as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy for 8 years

Liz Kirk, RDN, CDN

Nutrition Counselor

  • Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Hemodialysis and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Renal Education Faculty – The France Foundation
  • Clinical Renal Dietitian – Unity Health System

Caroline Trapp, DNP, DipACLM

Medical Staff (Telehealth)

  • Certified Diabetes Educator since 1994
  • MS from the University of Pennsylvania in Community Health Nursing
  • BSN and post-Master’s certificate from the University of Michigan in Adult Primary Care 
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice from Madonna University, Michigan.
  • Director of Diabetes Education and Care, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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