Hello, I am Dr. Melissa Mondala

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a holistic plant-based physician, nutritional & wellness expert, health coach, mental health advocate, and recipe inventor! She has been featured in popular media, such as Forbes, Local News outlets, and Social Media. She helps clients improve their lifestyle to optimize their health to achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life.

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a triple specialist in family medicine, lifestyle medicine, and primary care psychiatry. She is one of the first and youngest nationally recognized lifestyle medicine fellows and is a strong community health advocate. She is the co-founder of the Dr. Lifestyle Clinic.

She is extremely passionate about the science of human nutrition. She is always up to date with the latest research, theories, and practices. Most importantly, she uses that knowledge to make individualized recommendations for her clients.

She is always up to date with the latest research, theories, and practices.  Most importantly, she uses that knowledge to make individualized recommendations for her clients.

MY STORY – You can trust me!

I went to medical school in Chicago Medical School (Rosalind Franklin University), received two Masters of Biomedical Sciences and Health Administration, I went to one of the blue zones – Loma Linda University for family medicine residency and lifestyle & integrative medicine fellowship. I’m double board-certified in family medicine and lifestyle medicine and an expert in healthy behaviors.

For my entire career, I’ve loved studying human behaviors. I saw how many got stuck in bad habits and struggled to get help, take their medications, or get healthier. I saw patients being trapped in a revolving door that led to frequent doctor’s visits, hospitalization, and eventually an early death. I witnessed the power of life-saving procedures and medications, but it was mostly temporary because most people went back to their same life and unhealthy patterns.

This is not a magical pill or high tech futuristic machine, this is a method, routine, a lifestyle that can keep you healthy, out of the hospital, and less dependent on medications.

The results are real and last!

I lost 15 lbs which for a small framed woman that is a gamechanger! I got long-lasting energy and my acne went away. My mood improved and I no longer had anxiety or depression pull me down.

Every day, I am thankful for this lifestyle, my body, and the ability to recognize negative self-talk and self-destructive behaviors.

I was a completely different person! I embraced it and so did my husband and immediate family! I knew I had to practice medicine differently and that there was no turning back.

Plants are the go-to for everything! Plants are my healing tools! Plants heal the body from the inside out.
Plants plus practice lifestyle changes get my patients moving to an enjoyable, purposeful rhythm that adds days to their life and skills for their loved ones – children, parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and more!

Designing My Private Practice

With the way the healthcare system is set up, patients are not getting quality care and time with their doctor.  I wanted to see lasting change in my patients without reaching for prescription medications on every visit.  I knew the best way to provide care was to restore the doctor-patient relationship.  This is why I created the Dr. Lifestyle Clinic, where patients can have quality and extended visits while having direct access to me. You can become my patient by visiting Dr. Lifestyle Clinic.

Visit Dr. Lifestyle Youtube Channel!

Dr. Melissa is a Nutritional Expert

She believes in real food, real ingredients, and a clean lifestyle. Dr. Melissa loves creating tasty, clean, plant-based nutrient-dense recipes and dishes—she loves to share them even more! With the combination of plant-based foods and simple exercise, meditation, quality sleep, you’ll learn to get your life back and love how you eat, look, and feel.

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