How to Start
People join Ornish Lifestyle Medicine for what it remedies, then stay for what it inspires. Sentara Heart is proud to serve as the exclusive Virginia provider of this unique approach for treating heart disease.
Trained staff and a caring community provide a comprehensive, science-based framework for healing. The program focuses on improving 4 key areas: diet, exercise, stress management and emotional support.
Ornish Lifestyle Medicine: First Steps
If you suffer from chest pain, have high blood pressure or experience other symptoms of heart disease, visit your doctor. Your doctor can talk with you about Ornish Lifestyle Medicine.
You can also learn more about the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program at Sentara Heart by:
- Calling us: Call 1-877-888-3091 to speak with a specialist trained to answer your questions patiently and thoroughly
- Visiting us: Come to an upcoming Ornish open house at Sentara Heart
- Browsing: Review the information on our website
Visit the Ornish Program at Sentara Heart
We invite you to visit the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program at an upcoming Sentara Heart open house.
We encourage you to bring a loved one along, as having someone to support you during important lifestyle changes can make a big difference. At the open house you can:
- Meet program staff
- Sample food from the recommended diet
- Schedule a meeting with a case manager to register for the program
Ornish and Health Insurance
Ornish Lifestyle Medicine at Sentara Heart is so effective that Medicare covers it for qualified patients. Select insurers may also provide coverage. Learn if Ornish is right for you and whether you may be covered.
Ornish Care Specialists are ready to help you take control of your health. Call them at 1-877-888-3091.