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St. Luke's Clinic – Lifestyle Medicine: Meridian, Hillsdale Ave.

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

Lifestyle medicine empowers you with knowledge and skills to help you achieve better overall health and greater quality of life. Intensive lifestyle interventions have been shown to prevent, treat, manage, or even reverse many serious conditions, such as diabetes and prediabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, mild cognitive impairment, autoimmune issues, depression, and more.

Our Services

We will work with you to create an individual care plan tailored to your unique needs. It will include some or all of the following services, in group or individual visits.

  • Medical appointments
  • Measurements, lab draws, and surveys
  • Health coaching
  • Nutrition and cooking classes
  • Medically supervised exercise
  • Stress resilience, emotional wellness and behavior change classes
  • Healthy sleep management
  • "Sustain your change" support group
  • Nicotine dependence treatment
  • The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a licensed program of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Lifestyle Medicine Benefits

  • This evidence-based program allows your body to protect and heal itself.
  • It can help reduce medications and lower overall health care costs.
  • It's an individualized, whole-person program designed to meet your specific needs and goals.
  • All encounters are documented in your electronic health record, so your other health care providers have access to your lifestyle medicine information.
  • You can sign up anytime.
  • You can be part of our "Sustain Your Change" support group after six months, where you can share tips, experiences, and encouragement with your peers.

Getting Started

The first step toward a healthier you begins with an information session at St. Luke's Clinic – Lifestyle Medicine in Meridian. Call us to find a session that works for you.

Your program will last for 6-12 months, depending on your level of participation.

Your Lifestyle Medicine Team

Your team is led by Dr. Jennifer Shalz, who is board certified in lifestyle medicine and internal medicine. Team members include:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Registered nurse
  • Certified health coach
  • Licensed clinical social worker
  • Registered dietitian
  • Licensed clinical psychologist
  • Nicotine treatment specialist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Case manager
  • Other therapists as needed (physical and occupational therapists, for example)


  • Nutrition Services for Adults


    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.

  • Behavioral Health


    Kyle Davis, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology and behavioral sleep medicine, including cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. He has specialized training in mood and sleep disorders, chronic pain, weight management, and in primary care mental health integration. 

    Kyle earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


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

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  • Behavioral Health


    Amanda (Mandy) Helsley, LCSW offers supportive counseling to assist with psychological needs related to financial needs and creating a stable environment. In addition, she can assist patients in building coping skills to help lower stress and improve day-to-day life.

    Mandy earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Boise State University with a certification in dispute resolution. She earned a master's degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University, specializing in clinical practice and administration.

  • Nutrition Services for Adults


    Joselyn Read, RD teaches a number of community nutrition education courses, including healthy cooking classes, and is a facilitator of the CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program). She has a special interest in plant-based eating to reduce risk of chronic disease and optimize overall health. 

    Josie earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho. In addition to her passions for nutrition and cooking, Josie enjoys spending time outside mountain biking and running.

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    Jennifer Shalz, MD serves as the medical director of St. Luke’s lifestyle medicine department. She develops and directs programs that use lifestyle interventions to help prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease.

    Dr. Shalz is passionate about helping people not only live more years, but put more life in their years. Current programs under her management include cardiac, peripheral vascular disease, and pulmonary rehabilitation (referral required); nicotine dependence treatment; care transitions; the St. Luke’s Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP); and the St. Luke’s Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the South Meridian YMCA. 

    Dr. Shalz is a diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base. She practiced at three different VA medical centers after separating as a major from the US Air Force. She was most recently a hospice medical director and worked in supportive oncology at a cancer center prior to joining St. Luke’s.


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    Nancy Taylor, NP-C, CCNS focuses on using lifestyle interventions to help prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease. Her areas of practice include cardiac, peripheral vascular disease, and pulmonary rehabilitation. 

    Nancy is a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from York College of Pennsylvania, and her master's degree in nursing and post-master’s certificate in nursing as a family nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist from Gonzaga University.

Procedures & Treatments

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