Lifestyle CenterMD

Everything we do at Lifestyle CenterMD is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. And without your active participation in your journey to health, none of our wisdom will create long term health.               Lifestyle CenterMD is a premier Integrative Medicine practice in the Atlanta area, providing a unique blend of personalized medicine that combines holistic methods, proven lifestyle techniques along with a touch of conventional wisdom. Our vision is to achieve whole health and wellness in individuals and communities that we serve.

Our Core Values Of Care

An Integrative Approach

Rooted in our focus on participatory patient care, it’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health yourself, no matter where you are right now.

Guided by our care team, you will embark on an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the best of both Eastern and Western medicine – including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your health and symptoms.

We strive to transform your life by empowering you with knowledge and tools to be in-charge of your health. By offering the person-centered care, in essence, we facilitate ultimate healing of your “mind, body and spirit” and a sense of “feeling good”


Dedicated Attention

You’ll receive dedicated attention from our care team at Lifestyle CenterMD. We are there to listen to you. Our commitment to you is a strong patient-physician relationship, a sense of belonging in a warm, welcoming homely atmosphere where you are cared as a “person” rather than just another “ patient”

During your exploratory consultation, you will meet with one of our staff to chart the course for your package of care, tour our facility and meet and greet with the doctor.

Personalized Care

No patient is exactly the same, and yet there are several factors that affect your health. Guided by our team, we will get to the root cause of your dis-ease – using diagnostic tests that your current doctor may not even know about.

We’ll explore your situation holistically, uncovering mediators in your home, at work, and your mental state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that puts you back on the road to vibrant health.

Innovative Treatments

Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Lifestyle CenterMD, our entire team is deeply committed to shortening that lag.

All our staff are life-long learners, continuously upgrading their wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.


Root Cause Resolution

Unlike traditional doctors, our care team always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating the key imbalance that is responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.

Also known as functional medicine, we seek to give you solutions, not more bandaids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).

Co-Creating Health

Just like your gut bacteria thrive on symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships, your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.

We leverage group structures for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care team and your fellow patients rooting for your success.

Essentially You are in charge of your care! And we are your partners in your most important health journey “FROM ILLNESS TO WELLNESS”

The Philosophy That Drives Us

The philosophy that motivates everyone on our care teams at Lifestyle CenterMD is pretty simple:

“Do whatever it takes to effectively, comfortably, and safely treat your patient. Whatever that ‘whatever’ is.”

Dr. Iyer founded Lifestyle Center MD on the belief of participatory care where the patient is an instrumental partner in returning their body back to health (or keeping it healthy). And that it’s not about pre-determined ideas about a diagnosis without a full understanding of a patient’s situation.

That’s why the care team at Lifestyle CenterMD will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the root cause of your gastrointestinal problems. In fact, the medical community finally realizes that all disease starts in the gut, and without taking the gut into account, no autoimmunity and inflammation processes can’t be addressed at the root cause.

We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with literally decades of knowledge that our team has accumulated. As it is stated in our Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative treatment methods that combine the best of Western and Eastern medicine.

About Lifestyle CenterMD

Lifestyle CenterMD was founded several years ago by Dr. Shantha Iyer, an Integrative Medicine specialist with more than 25 years of medical experience. Drawing on the various treatment modalities she encountered throughout her career and her own personal experiences Dr. Iyer focused her practice on providing integrative gastrointestinal health based on the concept of root cause resolution.

Since its inception, our care team has empowered thousands of patients to take charge of their health and resolve many chronic conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, and many other autoimmune-related symptoms including chronic fatigue and hormone related issues that affect the gut.

“Dr. Iyer Has Definitively Changed My Life For The Better…”

“Dr. Iyer treated my Lyme disease with appropriate protocol. And has been instrumental in my regaining of my overall health. Including the lengthy recuperation from the Lyme disease treatment”

– T.Vent

“She is the doctor for you.”

My blood pressure is like a teenager and my A1 C levels are 5.0 and I am no longer on the plus side. I’m going to be 50 in a few days and I feel younger now then when I was in my 30s. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for Dr Iyer’s, if anyone really wants to get better not just take a pill, then she is the Doctor for you!

– M.S.

“Again I say thanks!”

I would like to take this opportunity again to thank you for a allowing me to attend the blood pressure class. I must say it was a total rewarding experience. I learnt about my medications and how to better take care of my self and how to live a better life eating the right foods. I can say I am looking forward to other of your classes.

– F. Lanier