All About LFM
Nupur Garg, MD, DipABLM
Dr. Garg grew up in warm Florida where her parents are both Family Practitioners. After graduating high school, she attended MIT where she double-majored in Chemical Engineering and Biology. She attended Yale for medical school where she wrote a thesis in complex systems modeling. She trained in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC and is now a board-certified and practicing Emergency Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician.
Dr. Garg loves dabbling in digital health tech and even has an app called Caspia (iOS), which helps patients keep up with their health information. In her spare time, Dr. Garg enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing with her kids.
Lydia, DeRienzo, PharmD
Lydia was born and raised in North Haven, Connecticut. She went on to the University of Connecticut to get her Bachelors in Science, and then she went on to earn her Doctorate in Pharmacy at University of Saint Josephs in Hartford. Following her schooling, she then continued her training and completed a post-graduate residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center focusing on ambulatory care and emergency medicine. Since the completion of her residency, she has been working as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at a local hospital. Outside of pharmacy, Lydia is passionate about living an active and healthy lifestyle. She enjoys being outdoors all year long- whether that be snowboarding/ skiing in the winter, or waterskiing in the summer!
Direct Primary Care (DPC)
US healthcare is the costliest and least effective among developed nations. There is a growing movement across the US to change the way healthcare is delivered, through Direct Primary Care (DPC). DPC is membership-based care that cuts out insurance companies, reducing inefficiencies, lowering costs, and improving patient-physician interactions. LFM uses the DPC model to deliver affordable, concierge medical care.
If you or someone you love is uninsured, please consider signing up for DPC. At just around ~$1000/year, you will have access to all preventative and sick visits. It is NOT an insurance, and you will still pay separately for hospital level care. Please ask me for more information about alternatives to traditional insurance as well, including healthshares.
Optimize your health using evidence-based guidelines to prevent and treat 85% of diseases through lifestyle modifications.
Lifestyle Medicine focuses on six pillars of health:
1. Diet and nutrition
2. Physical Activity
4. Social connectedness
5. Stress reduction and coping skills
6. Avoiding toxic substances
I work with people who have chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, gut issues, and kidney problems. I give customized recommendations, with action plans, relapse planning, and support systems. I also include knowledge and skill building classes for long-term success.