Mission Statement

Our Mission is to empower YOU to take control of your own health and facilitate the change that leads to a happier, healthier and more vibrant you. At LifestyleDocs.com, we provide the tools, guidance and support you need to not just become healthy but your personal best.

About Us

Bandana Chawla, MD:

Dr. Bandana Chawla is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. 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. 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 exciting specialty. He is especially passionate about this specialty because it gives the patient agency into taking control of their own health. With this new clinic, LifestyleDocs, 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.

Deborah Scott, BSN, RN

Deborah joined Lifestyle Docs because of her interest in Lifestyle Medicine. She is committed to educating patients on how lifestyle changes can prevent and reverse the chronic diseases that are taking such a huge toll on Americans today. She adopted a plant-based diet in 2008 for ethical reasons and advocates a whole foods plant-based diet for the numerous health benefits. She has a passion for helping people make important lifestyle changes and is currently pursuing a certification as a Lifestyle Medicine Health and Wellness Coach. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth in the Houston Medical Center and is a registered nurse with a background in cardiac and palliative care.

Our Partners

Michelle O’Keefe

Michelle grew up with a passion for health and sustainability. Her passion has grown into a deeper understanding of wellness, which combined with her professional experience in business processes and operations has led her to the role of Wellness Coordinator with Lifestyle Docs. Advocating for all things health; mental health & happiness, physical health, strength & energy, emotional health, healing & stress management, and of course nutritional health, she is passionate about shedding light on sustainable ways to influence our individual health trajectories as well as empowering others to become their own biggest advocates. Certified as  a Holistic Nutritionist, Michelle works to support and guide Lifestyle Docs patients on their journey to better health.

Dr. Karoline Mueller, PhD

Dr. Karoline Mueller PhD does chemistry research at the University of Houston. After a lifelong struggle with obesity, she came across a whole food, plant-based diet which not only resolved her weight issues but gave her purpose and passion. She is a certified Food for Life instructor through the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and teaches plant-based cooking/eating for optimal health, diabetes, and weight loss. She currently hosts Food for Life “house parties” and classes throughout Texas and offers focused cooking demos at Lifestyle Docs Clinic.

Lisa Arnold

Lisa Arnold started with a career in biomedical research and pharmaceutical sales. After learning of the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet at a Wellness Forum class, she was able to heal herself from GERD. She then obtained a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell and became certified as a Food over Medicine Coach. She has served on the board of Shape Up Fort Bend County, teaches plant-based cooking classes and runs PlantEd, a Fort Bend-based PlantPure food group, for the past 3 years. If you need a pantry makeover or just want to learn how to shop healthy when you go to a grocery store, Lisa can provide the help and guidance. Lisa also conducts cooking demos at Lifestyle Docs, covering a variety of topics from under the Plant-Based umbrella.

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.


Why choose LifestyleDocs?

We 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 wellness. Along the way, we provide education, support and guidance.

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

Unique Services Offered:

Personalized Health Programs
Wellness Coordinator
Health Data Tracking
Cooking Classes
Delicious Recipes and Meal Plans
Yoga Classes
Guided Meditation
Online and in-person Group Support Sessions
Monthly Potlucks
Grocery Store Tours
In-clinic and online Lifestyle Medicine Programs
Complete Primary Care Services