Mission Statement

Our Mission is to empower YOU to become healthy in mind, body and spirit. At Lifestyle Docs, we address the root cause of disease and provide the tools, guidance and support you need to not just reverse diseases but become holistically healthy and achieve your personal best.

Why Choose Lifestyle Docs

We have created an Ecosystem of Health and Wellness with Guided meditation, Cooking classes,  yoga sessions, Community Potlucks, Innovative programs like Walk with a Doc…

Dr. Bandana Chawla and Dr. Munish Chawla are plant-based doctors who offer a holistic approach to health to address the root cause of many common diseases and ailments, which is informed by the evidenced based tenets of Lifestyle Medicine. Our approach includes co-creating a personalized health plan to start you on your unique journey to health and wellness.  

Our speaker series will educate and inspire you. Biweekly yoga classes and guided meditation sessions will allow you to connect with others and your own true self. In person and online group support sessions will keep you engaged and motivated. Cooking classes and monthly potlucks at our clinic will offer you a chance to learn, teach and be a part of a healthy and vibrant community.

To learn more about our Ecosystem of Health & Wellness, schedule your free consult today.                                  Schedule my free 30 minute Consult

Our Approach

1. To provide a community where you can walk alongside other individuals who are choosing holistic wellness

 2. Not just focus on the what and why but show you How to succeed using proven methods such as building small habits, making achievable goals, and adding other research proven tools and techniques to your tool belt.

3. To guide you on how to change your internal environment with Compassion and provide support on how to change the external environment which will set you up for long term success

4. To coach you on how to change your mindset so as to empower you to make the changes you want to make in your life and THRIVE

Our Team

Bandana Chawla, MD

Dr. Bandana Chawla is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She became volunteer clinical faculty at the UHCOM(College of Medicine) in June of 2021 and also serves as a clinical preceptor for medical students. She graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency training at the Texas Medical Center. She has been practicing as an internist in the Houston area for over 20 years. Over the years she has incorporated the tenets of Lifestyle Medicine (LM) into her practice and has seen her patients lose weight, improve their diabetes and several other health conditions. To build on this success, she co-created lifestyledocs.com practice which focuses on eating the right types of food, being fit, reducing stress, and connecting more to achieve holistic wellness. She is also the co-founder of Peaceful Planet Foundation, 501c3 nonprofit, which fosters Peace, Health and Wellness in Houston and the surrounding communities.

Munish Chawla, MD

Dr. Munish Chawla is a board certified physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Lifestyle Medicine. He currently serves as volunteer clinical faculty at UHCOM where he lectures to medical students on the 6 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine.  A long time practitioner of meditation and yoga, he adopted a plant based lifestyle in 2013. Upon becoming aware of the research proven health benefits and the evidence-based approach Lifestyle Medicine uses to treat and reverse chronic diseases, he became certified in this new and germane specialty. He is especially passionate about this specialty because it gives the patient agency into taking control of their own health. With their clinic, Lifestyle Docs, Dr. Chawla hopes to not just reverse diseases, but guide and support his patients in achieving holistic health and wellness. He is also the co-founder of Peaceful Planet Foundation, organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children through plant based nutrition and mindfulness.

Reeba Jacobhose, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Reeba Jacobhose is a board certified adult-gerontology primary care Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2021 after completing her undergraduate training at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Pearland. She is experienced and well-versed in taking care of her patients in the Emergency Department, inpatient, and outpatient settings. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at church, with her family and being outdoors in her garden. She is bilingual and fluent in English and Malayalam.

“I love working at Lifestyle Docs because I have always had a passion for helping people improve their health through lifestyle changes and education. I enjoy making positive lifestyle changes in my life and then sharing those experiences with my patients.”

Mirna Chang Lee, Medical Assistant

Mirna is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish, and has extensive experience in the medical industry, including being a Medical Assistant for over 15 years. During her career she has worked in outpatient settings such as Physicians practices and also in fast-paced hospital environments. She has always been interested in holistic health, especially exercise. Mirna has done several full marathons. She loves to travel, spend time outdoors and being with her family. She is married and is blessed with two beautiful children.

“I am excited to be a part of a team at Lifestyle Docs where I can educate patients on how to transition to a healthy diet and lifestyle and help patients take control of their health and bring lifelong healthy habits and wellness into their lives.”

Our Affiliates

Sakinah Omari, BS

Sakinah Omari, Wellness Coordinator at Lifestyle Docs, started her health journey while in College. Over the years, she has been a student and teacher of plant-based living and cooking. Sakinah is the founder and owner of Edgie Veggie, a plant-based catering service that was created to change the narrative and share that vegan food can be both delicious and good for you. Her passion is creating dishes that maximize nutritional benefit without skimping on the taste led her to start doing cooking demos. She will be doing more cooking demos at Lifestyle Docs in the coming months. As wellness coordinator, she enjoys helping individuals transition to a healthier diet and lifestyle.

Darci Moore, BS

Darci Moore is a recent graduate from the University of Houston where she received a B.S. in Human Nutrition and Foods and Fitness. At the beginning of her college career, she found herself working at a juice bar, eventually becoming the manager. Through the juice bar, she discovered her passion for plant-based health and wellness practices and sharing with others how to optimize wellness through diet. Her love for yoga and weight training has guided her wellness journey, and she wants to teach others how to enjoy movement as well. She currently works part time a Lifestyle Docs as an event coordinator, bringing wonderful speakers and chefs to the Lifestyle Docs Clinic.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Evidenced based medical specialty which uses lifestyle as the initial tool to treat and often reverse chronic lifestyle related diseases such as Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Cancer and Osteoporosis.