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Lifestyle Medicine

A collage images of fruits in the shape of a heart with exercise equipment around it.Lifestyle medicine is part of the specialty of preventive medicine and promotes lifestyle changes proven to prevent, treat, or even reverse, diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

Lifestyle medicine can benefit you whether you are healthy or are dealing with health challenges. Key lifestyle focuses include:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Managing stress
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Quitting smoking and other addictions

UMMC Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

At the UMMC Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, a lifestyle medicine expert will take time for an in-depth discussion with you about your health concerns and goals. After identifying your specific health risks, the specialist will create your custom health plan. It will be your playbook for reaching the goals that can make the biggest difference in your health. If needed, you can schedule follow-up visits to track your progress to a healthier lifestyle and improved results.

What does insurance cover?

Some insurance plans, such as the Mississippi State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan (administered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi), cover two wellness visits per year. A lifestyle medicine appointment can count as one of those visits. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to find out if your plan covers this service.

Our contact information:

To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, call (601) 984-2233. Telehealth visits now available.

Clinic location:

Office Annex I