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The Center for Lifestyle Medicine

Our lifestyle medicine specialists work in partnership with you to help set and achieve your goals. 

If you are ready to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle, the Northwestern Medicine Center for Lifestyle Medicine provides an array of services to help you. Our lifestyle medicine specialists work in partnership with you to help you set and achieve your health-related goals.

In many cases, patients come to us looking for:

  • Comprehensive weight management for adults who are overweight or obese
  • Education strategies and skills that promote weight loss
  • Risk factor reduction for a healthier lifestyle
  • Tools to encourage healthy eating and improve physical activity

Meet the Team

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The highly skilled interdisciplinary team at the Center for Lifestyle Medicine will help you achieve and maintain weight loss.

Meet the Northwestern Medicine Center for Lifestyle Medicine Team

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Center for Lifestyle Medicine Services

The Center for Lifestyle Medicine offers several services to help you make gradual changes for lasting success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Center for Lifestyle Medicine.

Patient Lifestyle Medicine Questionnaire

Please print and bring your questionnaire with you to your first visit. You may also attach it to a MyChart message and send to your Lifestyle Medicine provider.

Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center

The Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center prevents, diagnoses and treats digestive diseases.

Losing weight gets personal: Combining diet and behavioral changes may help

Over the years, Robert Kushner has seen many obese patients get “tripped up” trying to keep pounds off because they rely on fast food, juggle too many tasks and dislike exercise. Article features Robert F. Kushner, MD.


Not So Sweet: Getting Smart About Sugar

Most of us are guilty of indulging in sugary foods and beverages over the holiday season. But with the new year, now is the time to get on track with your sugar intake. Knowing where to spot sugar is the first step.

“The first thing that everybody needs to figure out is where the sugar is in their diet,” says Lisa Neff, MD, an endocrinologist at the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Some sources of sugar are more obvious (think cookies, cake and ice cream), but others are well hidden.