Lifestyle Medicine

A primary care membership program treating the whole person

The lifestyle medicine institute is now a wellness membership program. Patients can closely partner with their provider on their healthcare journey through more in-depth visits, advanced screenings, access to specialists and custom plans that are developed to reach your personal health goals.

This one-to-one, personalized care requires membership into the program.

The wellness membership program provides many associated benefits, which include:

  • Visits in the same convenient medical office with minimal wait time
  • Same-day or next-day appointment availability
  • Direct access to provider team via email
  • Longer, more in-depth visits that include lifestyle/health assessment, full lab review and customized wellness plans
  • Additional health resources, such as sleep pattern review, and access to a new body composition machine to help with weight loss and fitness goals
  • Personalized lifestyle education
  • Access to physician/patient library and reading recommendations for specific health concerns
  • Expedited access to specialists, as needed
  • Accessible healthcare to lower-income families
  • Dependents (18-24 years old) out-of-town family and friends can be seen as non-members for acute medical problems

Join the Lifestyle Medicine Wellness Program

Steps to become a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Wellness Program:

  1. Download and complete the contract.
  2. Return the contract via one of the below methods.
    1. Email: AHSHLifestyleMedicineInstitute@ah.org
    2. Fax: 707-963-2003
    3. Mail: Lifestyle Medicine Institute, 10 Woodland Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
  3. Once we receive your contract, our team will reach out to you to initiate your care as a member, including coordination of the program fee.

If you would like to apply for financial assistance:

  1. Download and complete the financial assistance form.
  2. Return the financial assistance form via one of the below methods.
    1. Email: AHSHLifestyleMedicineInstitute@ah.org
    2. Fax: 707-963-2003
    3. Mail: Lifestyle Medicine Institute, 10 Woodland Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
  3. Our team will contact you to review the outcome of your financial assistance application.

To learn more about the wellness membership program, explore our Frequently Asked Questions or please call 707-963-2002.

Susan Gamble, MD and Peggy Thomas, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNS, internal medicine experts are here to lead you on your wellness journey by integrating lifestyle habits, such as nutritious cooking, diet education, prescribed exercise, and relaxation techniques to reduce stress. They are committed to treating the whole person through lifestyle medicine and are dedicated to helping patients get healthy.

Susan Gamble, MD
Internal & Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Susan Gamble is board certified in internal medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, followed by an internal medicine residency at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Previously, Dr. Gamble was an integral part of TakeTEN at Adventist Health St. Helena, a 10-day inpatient program that optimized health via lifestyle changes, which included diet and exercise prescriptions. She is excited about helping her patients achieve their optimal health while focusing on both evidence-based medicine as well as lifestyle change.

Peggy Thomas, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNS
Internal & Lifestyle Medicine

Peggy Thomas is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with a passion for lifestyle medicine. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at University of California Los Angeles and her Bachelor of Nursing degree at California State University in Carson, CA.

Previously, Peggy supported the TakeTEN program at Adventist Health St. Helena, working especially with diabetic clients and those with nicotine dependence. She has provided services in the Adventist Health system since 2009. Prior to her work with us, she offered specialty care to patients in both acute care hospital settings and an advanced internal medicine outpatient clinic.