Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series

Next event March 22, 2018

From Macedonia to the Navajo Nation:
Treating a World-Wide Diabetes Epidemic with Plant-Based Nutrition

Click here to sign up!

Sign up for our next plant-based nutrition course at the
Monroe County Medical Society starting Monday March 5th!

6 Monday evenings from March 5, 2018 through April 9, 2018, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Credit is available for Health care professionals.
The course is open to the general public who are encouraged to attend.

“A Plant-Based Diet: Eating for Happiness and Health”
Over 620 Rochesterians have already taken this course which is being given for the 15th time!

Click here for enrollment details!

Five Rochester doctors are now board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine!

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine (RLM) is pleased to announce that five Rochester physicians are among the 204 physicians nationally who are the first to be board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine. The doctors, Ted Barnett, MD; Susan Friedman, MD, MPH; Kerry Graff, MD; Thomas Roberts, MD; and Sandra Sarnoski-Roberts, MD passed the inaugural certification examination given by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) in Tucson, Arizona on October 26, 2017.

Click here to meet them and the rest of our staff.

We are pleased to announce the launching of our new non-profit
Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute!

Please click here to learn more about Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute (RLMI).

Make a New Year’s Resolution!

You have the power to improve your health, starting today! Schedule a Lifestyle Consultation with one of our medical providers or join a CHIP program. Call (585) 484-1254.

Current CHIP program:

Started Tuesday, January 23 – 6:30 pm

On line registration is closed. Please call (585) 484-1254 for more information and possible late registration.


Next CHIP program:

To be announced.

Welcome to the Complete Health Improvement Program!
CHIP is an evidence-based, scientifically proven lifestyle education program that can help prevent, arrest, and even reverse chronic lifestyle diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

CHIP provides the information, motivation and group support over a series of 18 sessions to help participants make positive changes. Participants learn how to enjoy a healthy whole-food plant based diet, increase physical activity, and manage stress. Over 65,000 people have benefited from CHIP in the last 25 years, and you can be next!

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 Medical Director & CEO

Ted BarnettTed Barnett, MD

The High-Tech Doctor, with Low-Tech Solutions

Click here to meet the rest of our team

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester!

Our current 18-week CHIP session started Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the JCC and includes a 6 month membership! Call our main number to inquire about our next start date.

CHIP participants will be able to take advantage of all the wonderful benefits of JCC membership, including yoga, strength training, swimming, various exercise classes, plus much more!

Click here to learn more!

Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series

6-Week, 12-CME Plant-Based Nutrition Courses


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!