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Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle Essentials

Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle Essentials shared medical appointments can help you improve your health and well-being through lifestyle changes. You may be eligible to join us for our series of six appointments, held every other week, if you have a diagnosis of:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol/high triglycerides)
  • Prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose)
  • Type 2 diabetes
What can I expect from Lifestyle Essentials shared medical appointments?

Lifestyle Essentials shared medical appointments are designed to help you adopt lifestyle practices that lead to optimal self-care. Each session will address one key lifestyle feature of a chronic disease. Discussions and practical experience will focus on lifestyle changes that positively impact health, as you learn:

  • How to transition to healthy eating
  • How to safely increase physical activity
  • How to recognize and manage stress
Will I have to leave my primary care physician?

No, you will keep your own primary care physician and healthcare team. During the program, lifestyle medicine physicians will work with your primary care team to focus on the lifestyle related aspects of your condition.

How will I maintain my progress at home?

After each session, you will be given a limited set of key practices to implement into your daily life. Needless to say, regular practice leads to lasting lifestyle modifications that promote health.

Are Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle Essentials shared medical appointments covered by insurance?

Shared medical appointments are covered by most insurance plans. Participants are responsible for insurance co-pays for each session. There is a one-time $40 charge for program materials.

Where are Lifestyle Essentials sessions conducted?

Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle Essentials appointments are offered in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the Wellness Institute, in the serene surroundings of Cleveland Clinic’s Lyndhurst campus.

To learn more or to enroll in Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle Essentials program, please call 877.331.9355.

Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle U Program

Lifestyle U is a 12-week weight and lifestyle management program that addresses the three components of a healthy lifestyle: nutrition, physical activity and stress management. Lifestyle U will help you decrease your risks for chronic conditions. It will also help you to:

  • Feel better
  • Have more energy
  • Sleep better
  • Improve your mood
  • Decrease pain
  • Enjoy life more

The 12-week curriculum involves:

  • Nutrition education with a Registered Dietitian
  • Practice of stress management techniques
  • Fitness/exercise classes
  • Cooking and healthy eating demonstrations from the Wellness Institute chef

Learn lifelong skills for maintaining physical and emotional well-being!


Lyndhurst Specialty Center - 1950 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, OH, 44124

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center 3035 Wooster Road, Rocky River, OH

Cost: $360
$300 (Cleveland Clinic employees; Payroll deduction available)
Some employees may be eligible for participation in Lifestyle U at no charge. Call for more information 877-331-9355

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