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St. Luke's Center for Lifestyle Medicine

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To enter St. Luke's Center for Lifestyle Medicine, check in at the Y front desk. You will need a valid photo ID.

St. Luke’s Center for Lifestyle Medicine provides evidence-based lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent lifestyle-related diseases in a clinical setting. Our team empowers individuals with knowledge and life skills to make effective behavior changes that address the underlying causes of disease.

Services Offered
  • Individual medical appointments
  • Shared medical appointments - a physician and a behavioral health provider meet with a small group of patients to encourage questions and sharing of concerns and experiences; providers develop a unique care plan for each patient
  • Health coaching
  • Medically supervised exercise
  • Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • Group nutrition and cooking classes
  • Individual nutrition consults
  • Group behavioral health improvement classes 
  • Individual and group emotional wellness
  • Sleep and stress management 
  • Tobacco treatment

Providers

  • Nutritional Counseling for Adults

    Biography

    Charmin Aschenbrener, RD earned her bachelor's degree from Oregon State University and completed her dietetic internship at Idaho State University. She is a facilitator for both the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a lifestyle improvement course; and Cooking Matters, classes on healthy eating and cooking.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Emily Barnett, LMSW works with patients in our tobacco treatment program to identify personal triggers for tobacco use, develop an action plan, and set a target quit date. She also teaches techniques to help avoid tobacco-use relapse.

    Emily earned her bachelor's degree in social work at Idaho State University and her master's degree in social work at the University of Hawaii. She earned certification as a tobacco cessation specialist at the Mayo Clinic.

  • Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Heart Health and Rehabilitation

    Biography

    Jennifer Shalz, MD is medical director of St. Luke’s Heart Health and Rehabilitation as well as the Care Transitions program, which helps patients with congestive heart failure be successful at managing their health at home. She is also medical director of St. Luke’s outpatient tobacco treatment clinics. Her interests are in behavior change, primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease, and a holistic approach to maximizing quality and quantity of life.

    Dr. Shalz earned her medical degree from Tufts University Medical School on an Air Force health professions scholarship. She served in the military, completing her internal medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. She practiced at multiple VA institutions, then transitioned to supportive oncology before bringing her chronic disease management and palliative care skills to her current positions at St. Luke’s. She serves on a national expert committee for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is a member of St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular Board.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients