MD Lifestyle Center
Welcome to South Florida’s first Lifestyle Medicine Center, where the focus is on promoting healthy lifestyle changes designed to keep you healthy and prevent disease. We are an inter-disciplinary team of board-certified lifestyle medicine physicians and health and exercise coaches, all working together to help you foster good habits and achieve your goals.
We emphasize nutrition, physical activity, and stress management as the primary factors responsible for achieving true health, but the evidence shows that it’s the focus on behavior and habits that are the foundations for driving lasting change. Our team of experts will individualize your program for comprehensive health to get you on your path towards making lasting changes.
Let’s return to the time where doctors helped their patients prevent illness, by focusing their care on nutrition, the promotion of physical activity, and stress management.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine emphasizes nutrition that is primarily plant-based, along with exercise and stress management, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Dr. Hillel Harris, MD, is one of only 5 physicians in south Florida who is board-certified by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. His team includes health coaches and exercise performance coaches.
Dr. Harris has created South Florida’s first medical center with a focus on lifestyle medicine, where he serves as the medical director and its core mission is on preventing illness and disease. He has shifted his professional focus towards keeping people healthy, where he focuses on disease prevention. Having spent the last 15 years treating critically ill patients in the emergency room, where disease has often gone unchecked and permanent damage to vital organs happened, he has seen firsthand what happens when illness and injury occurs. He relies upon the knowledge and experience which he used to treat all types of patients, and he is now focused on keeping people healthy and helping them achieve their health goals.
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