Lifestyle Modification Program

Lifestyle Medicine is the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease.

    Lifestyle Modification Program

    Our lifestyle modification program includes a comprehensive wellness intake with our American College of Lifestyle Medicine trained physician. Bi-monthly group medical appointments will focus on the 6 pillars of wellness: nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress, substance abuse, and interpersonal relationships. Cohorts will be tailored around specific concerns including post weight-loss surgery, post cardiac intervention, and obesity.

    • Where: Wyoming Medical Center, NERD Health and Wellness Center 1233 E. 2nd Street Casper, WY 82604
    • When: The group shared medical appointment occurs in 12 sessions over six months, with additional one-on-one health and wellness coaching support between classes. Sessions are available in-person and via HIPAA-compliant Zoom video conferencing.
    • Questions: Call the NERD Health and Wellness Center at 307.577.2929 or email WyMCWellnessCenter@bannerhealth.com.

    Dr. April Rosalez

    Dr. April Rosalez is our lifestyle medicine trained physician. She hails originally from western Michigan, where she began her advanced educational journey through Grand Valley State University. After this experience, she chose osteopathic medicine through Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa for its hands-on approach incorporating mind, body and spirit. Two of these four years were spent rotating with local physicians through Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. After falling in love the with the Casper community, she completed her training with Wyoming Family Practice Residency through University of Wyoming. After graduation, she chose to stay in the Casper and signed on to serve the community through Mesa Primary Care as one of your local family practice physicians. She has served as the Medical Director of the NERD Health and Wellness Center since 2016. While feeling honored to treat the entire family through her primary care practice, her passion lies in preventing that family from experiencing chronic disease and - if already present - reversing the disease process. After several years of practice, it became apparent that one thing our community required was better lifestyle medicine resources and education. Over the years working with the NERD Health and Wellness team, she is excited to offer Intensive Lifestyle Medicine Group Visits through Banner Wyoming Medical Center with the assistance of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She will continue primary care and looks forward to serving the community through Intensive lifestyle medicine group medical visits.

    6 pillars of wellness

    Interested in learning more about the six pillars of wellness or lifestyle medicine? Click here.

    For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (307) 577-2929.