About Our Practice

Dr. Lifestyle was founded by Dr. Melissa Mondala and Dr. Micah Yu in 2019. They are husband and wife with a mission to educate, empower, and heal. They began their work through social media, community veg fests, and lifestyle medicine lectures. They created an Instagram account in 2018 which was used to advocate lifestyle medicine to the general public. Over the years, their account has transformed and grown. They realized they didn’t have to wait to have their lifelong dream of establishing a lifestyle medicine private practice in Southern California. Dr. Mondala practices Direct Primary Care and Dr. Yu practices Direct Rheumatology. They believe that lifestyle medicine should be the foundation for healthcare. Both physicians provide healthcare to their patients with an integrative approach. They believe that pharmaceutical drugs should be used when appropriate but lifestyle medicine should be the first line.  Due to their extensive study,  devotion, and passionate work, they have been invited to speak internationally and serve patients throughout the US and world. 
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“We help tailor Healthy Habits and a Happy Lifestyle”

We Are Committed to Your Health

Our values: 



You always have access to quality medical care, FAST. You won’t wait five weeks for an appointment, and you won’t spend hours in a waiting room. 



Commitment to Excellence

We strive for excellence and maintain the highest ethical and professional standards. We value excellence in all we do, and continuously seek to improve our services, knowledge, and care.



We work with expertise, commitment, integrity, and humility. We are leaders in our field and advocacy throughout our community




You’ll have access to doctors who have time to get know you, your family, and your medical history very well. You’ll get genuine, holistic and compassionate care that is accessible to all.



We cultivate a culture of caring for and about each other, and we advocate for and create systems changes that promote personal fulfillment.



We treat each person with the highest level of personal and professional consideration and care as we value each person’s unique perspective.

Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care