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.
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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.
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.
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 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.”
Dr. Karoline Mueller is a researcher in the Chemistry Department at University of Houston. After a life long struggle with obesity, she came across a whole foods 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, reversal of chronic diseases, and weight loss. She currently hosts events for Food for Life and hosts cooking classes/demos through out Texas. She currently offers cooking classes/demos at Lifestyle Docs.
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.
“I am excited to be a part of the Lifestyle Docs team, to help support you on your journey to better health.”