Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

Meet with a Lifestyle Medicine Specialist to Learn How to Live Healthier

Your Partners in Wellness

Sanford Health Plan’s lifestyle medicine coaching program will help you reach your health and wellness goals. Our program covers your total well-being: physical, emotional, career, social, community and financial. We help you to understand how all of your day to day choices and habits work together to support your health.

A lifestyle medicine specialist is a certified health and wellness coach, a dietitian, nutritionist, and/or fitness expert who helps you take small steps to create big changes in your life. We’ll help you lose weight, lower your risk of chronic diseases and identify a physical activity plan that works for you. Partner with our specialists if you’re ready to improve your overall health.

Are you Eligible?

This program is only open to Sanford Health Plan members. Eligible members get free on-going coaching as part of their wellness benefits. Members typically coach for 4-6 months.

To qualify for the program, you must have one or more of these conditions:

A BMI of 30 or greater




High blood pressure

High cholesterol

Metabolic syndrome


Type 2 diabetes

We create personalized plans to help members decrease or eliminate medication dependence in favor of effective lifestyle changes. Revolutionize your medical care by living better through healthy habits.

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Get Started

Click here to see if you qualify for Lifestyle Medicine Coaching. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Iverson at (701) 323-6069.

Meet Our Coaches


Rachel is a registered dietitian who is passionate about evidence-based nutrition information. Her work specializes in healthy sustainable lifestyle change and sports nutrition. She works with patients to help them let go of perfection and to find balance and in their exercise and nutrition routines. Rachel's biggest wish is for everyone to realize that dietitians are not the food police; we are food therapists!


Mariah is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping her patients achieve healthy habits that they can maintain. Her work focuses on small changes that, over time, result in sustainable habits that are conductive to lifelong well-being. Mariah loves to work with parents to craft healthy family meals that kids and parents alike can enjoy. Mariah wants her patients to know that nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all and she is there to help them customize it to their lifestyle!


Maggie is an Exercise Specialist and Certified Wellness Educator on the Lifestyle Medicine team. She enjoys helping others find ways to create sustainable wellness habits in life by understanding their personal needs and values. Her personal training background allowed her the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals from advanced to beginner fitness levels and even special populations. Maggie’s top priority working as a health coach is to help others create balance in their life to promote success, longevity, and happiness!


Angela administers the wellness benefit programs for the State of North Dakota and Fitness Reimbursements. Her education and work background includes entrepreneurship, alternative medicine, yoga instruction and massage therapy. She thrives off the diversity of her role including project management, data management, creating or providing well-being education and providing top notch customer service with members.


Audra is a coach who helps people make peace with their bodies and minds. Whether she's talking with folks one-on-one or sharing information through online webinars, she is passionate about helping others achieve clarity about where they are and where they want to go. She has studied Psychology and Health Promotion, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently working toward her South Dakota counselor's license.


Alexis is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about incorporating balance and enjoyment of life into lifestyle habits. Her work focuses on targeting both over and undereating along with making small habit shifts by over time to create long-term, sustainable change. Alexis wants her patients to recognize that food is not “just food,” and that it includes tradition, culture, emotions, social life, so much more, and should be enjoyed!