Treating the causes of disease
How you live your daily life – your lifestyle – impacts your overall health and risk of chronic diseases.
Through the discipline of lifestyle medicine, Dr. Alvi treats the causes of endocrine-related disease – focusing on ways to prevent chronic diseases and conditions through changes in your daily habits. Dr. Alvi works with you on lifestyle behaviors including improving your diet, ways you’ll enjoy being active and more fit, managing stress, stopping smoking, sleeping more soundly and more. She develops a “Lifestyle Rx” – your personalized plan to help you manage your lifestyle and attain better health, based on your current health, family history and goals. Together, you’ll track your progress in sustaining your healthier you via evidence-based lab tests to screen, diagnose and monitor lifestyle-related diseases.
You’ll be empowered with the knowledge and life skills to make effective behavior changes that address the underlying causes of disease.
By changing your lifestyle, you invest in your better health, lower health care costs and enhanced well-being. This approach helps you avoid chronic conditions before they develop. It can also help you manage and even reverse chronic conditions you already have.
Dr. Alvi is working toward her accreditation as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the professional medical association for physicians, medical professionals, allied health professionals and those with professional careers devoted to advancing the mission of lifestyle medicine. This preventive approach is rooted in a modern value and outcomes-based system of care versus the traditional fee-per-service treatment of chronic conditions.