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Dr. Melissa Sundermann Is A Plant-Based Physician Double Board Certified In Both Internal Medicine And Lifestyle Medicine And Has Been Practicing Medicine For Over 20 Years.

She Also Has Training In Integrative Medicine Through The University Of Michigan And Has Completed A Professional Training Program In Mind Body Medicine Through The Center For Mind Body Medicine Based In Washington, DC.

She Has Been Featured In Several Lifestyle Medicine Articles And Podcasts As Well As An Invited Speaker For Health/Medical National Conferences.

She Strongly Believes In Fostering A Partnership With Her Patients And Helping To Guide Them Towards A Healing Pathway Through Self-Care Utilizing Lifestyle Medicine Principles.

Her 7 Pillars Of Health Include:

A Wholefood/Plant-Based Diet, Daily Movement, Restorative Sleep, Avoidance Of Risky Behaviors (Such As Tobacco,Excessive Alcohol, Drug Use), Stress Management, Social Connection and Daily Exposure To Nature & Fresh Air.

Dr. Sundermann Practiced Lifestyle Medicine At Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort In Lenox, MA,  contributes her wisdom with True health Initiative, Revive workshops and retreats.

Melissa is a sought after speaker, featured in many of the top health publications, podcasts and conferences.

Prior To This Role, She Practiced Medicine With IHA In Ann Arbor, Michigan Where She Helped To Launch The IHA “Lifestyle – Medicine Institute” And Also Led The IHA Staywell Committee Which Focuses On Optimizing The Health And Well-Being For 3000 Employees Of IHA.

She does her best to practice what she preaches and enjoys running, biking, hiking, skiing and spending time outdoors and creating adventures with her husband, 2 young adult children and 2 big furry dogs.

She is a 10x Boston Marathon finisher, 3x Full Ironman Triathlon finisher and currently training for several upcoming Ultramarathons.
She truly believes that age is just a number and is passionate about spreading this word to all of her patients, family and friends.

“Nature is one of the most powerful forms of medication. It is preventative and the most affordable treatment option”
Dr. Melissa Sundermann

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