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 LifestyleDocs?

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

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.

Virginia Miller, NP, MBA

Virginia Miller is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She holds Masters degrees in Healthcare  Administration and Business Administration. She has extensive experience in routine Primary care patients and in treating chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. Over the last 20 years her focus has been on women’s health and gynecologic conditions. She has enjoyed being on a plant-based lifestyle for over 22 years. Ms. Miller has educated and counseled countless patients on how to bring a healthy diet and lifestyle into their lives. Throughout her career, Ms. Miller has infused conversations about healthy lifestyle choices believing in a holistic approach to health.

“This is one of the reasons I am so excited to join Lifestyle Docs practice where treatment can be supported by WFPB cooking classes, dedicated programs to reverse disease, weight loss and diabetic counseling,  group support sessions and potlucks.”

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.”

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.

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

Our Partners

Saneea Sakhyani

Saneea is a historian by training with a deep love for food, history, culture and health. Her interests in holistic health were reignited when she decided to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet in 2019 to manage the symptoms of chronic diseases. Embracing a plant-focused way of eating and living has been a transformative, healing experience; this drives her passion to support others in their health and wellness journey. She joined Lifestyle Docs as a Wellness Coordinator because of her belief that lifestyle medicine is the most important tool we have to enjoy a vital life. She is thrilled to support every unique patient in making healthful, life-long habits. Saneea is a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell and is currently pursuing a Holistic Health Coach Certificate through American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), which combines holistic nutrition with health and wellness coaching.

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.