Dr. Lifestyle Clinic

Direct Primary Care, Direct Rheumatology,
and Lifestyle Medicine

We are here for you

Plant-based Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine

Inspiring you to  live a healthier lifestyle

Your Health Is Our Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate,
high-quality medical care to you and your family.

Melissa Mondala, M.D.


Dr.Melissa Mondala specializes in Direct Primary Care & Lifestyle Medicine. She has over 5 years of experience in plant-based nutrition and disease prevention. Learn more about her services.

Micah Yu, M.D.


Dr. Micah Yu specializes in Rheumatology and Integrative Medicine. He treats his patients with autoimmune disease and arthritis from a holistic perspective. Learn more about Dr. Micah Yu’s services.

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Prevention first.  Personalized care. Accessibility. Contact us for an appointment today.

Welcome to Dr. Lifestyle Clinic

Direct access to your doctor

No surprise bills

Integrative Care

Time with your doctor


Our Services

Rheumatology and Autoimmune Disease

Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine

Primary Care & Lifestyle Care

Psychiatry and Mental Health

Who We Are

We are board certified physician couple that is dedicated to promoting health and wellness using nutrition and lifestyle modifications as the foundation. We use the latest evidence-based medicine with the state of art medical facility to provide you and your family the best possible outcome. Medical services that you can trust.

Dr. Micah Yu

Rheumatology, Integrative,
and Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Melissa Mondala Primary Care Psychiatry Specialist

Dr. Melissa Mondala

Family Medicine, Integrative and
Lifestyle Medicine, and Psychiatry

Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine. Experience The Difference.

Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that focus on improving a patient’s life choices to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Our therapeutic modalities for treatment and management of chronic diseases include adopting a whole food, plant-predominant diet, partaking in regular physical activity, getting restorative sleep, managing stress, encouraging positive social connections, and avoiding risky substances.

How To Make An Appointment

New Patient

Step 1

Click on New Patient link to register your information.

Step 2

Confirm registration in email

Step 3

Once registered, click on the Patient Login button at the top of the page.  You will log in to the portal then select “My Appointments”, you will then see step 1. “Selecting a provider”, step 2. “Selecting your appointment type”, then step 3. “Selecting your appointment time.”



Plant-Based Living


If you are wondering where to start, this JUMPSTART GUIDE will help you step by step. You and your family can be healthier and enjoy the process at the same time!

Dr. Melissa is a family medicine and lifestyle medicine specialist who works alongside Dr. Micah, a plant-based rheumatologist, who is equally passionate about teaching others to how to eat healthier.

You’ll learn about:

7 Critical steps to transitioning to a Plant-based Lifestyle.

10 Tips for meal planning.

Comprehensive Grocery shopping list for vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, and pantry supplies.

And more!

General Questions

How do I make an appointment?

You must be registered with Dr. Lifestyle to make an appointment. There is no charge to register and no commitment after you register. Once registered you will login to the portal then select “My Appointments”, you will then see step 1. “Selecting a provider”, step 2. “Selecting your appointment type”, then step 3. “Selecting your appointment time.”

Do you see patients throughout the USA?

We offer services from coast to coast. Dr. Melissa Mondala sees patients in California and Florida. Feel free to schedule a meet & greet to see if we can serve you.  You can also email us as well.

Dr. Micah Yu can care for you if you are residing in California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma New Jersey, New York, Utah, and  Washington and more to come very soon. If you do not reside in the states listed, you still can sign up if you visit our location in Newport Beach, California at least once a year.

Do you see patients outside of the USA?

Yes, through innovative avenues such as telemedicine and our patient portal, we do offer services internationally.

Do you take insurance?

Dr. Lifestyle does not take insurances and is out of network with all commercial insurances.. Dr. Micah Yu does accept Medicare only in California.  You can still see Dr. Melissa Mondala and Dr. Micah Yu if you have insurance. You can find out from your insurance how much it is to see an out of network physician and how much you can get reimbursed from your insurance.. Dr. Lifestyle can generate a superbill that includes a summary of your visit with diagnosis, charges, and other services to give to your insurance. We recommend contacting your insurance to understand your benefits before scheduling with us.

What is the advantage of Direct Primary Care?

Physicians are not paid per appointment, and each doctor has a patient panel far smaller than those in most traditional practices. This allows them to spend more time with the patient. Typical office visits last 45-60 minutes, as compared with the hurried 15-minute visits in other practices. More time results in better care and thus improvements in health. Additionally, virtual (online) visits from the comfort of your home will be offered after an initial consultation.

Do you offer telehealth services?

Yes, a secure HIPAA compliant tele-health platform will allow us to securely text, video chat, and more. This can be in place of office visits when appropriate.

What is th pricing to see Dr. Mondala or Dr. Yu?

What are your costs?

Dr. Micah Yu and Dr. Melissa Mondala has different pricing models.  Please refer to the Services and Pricing tab to see the different prices. 


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What Our Patients Say

Dr. Mondala is the most caring, engaging, and very knowledgeable physician in her field making my journey engaging and easier to reach my goals. Her bedside manners are beyond what the Hippocratic Oath entails which made me feel how much she cares for her patients. If all of the physicians would stand by the way she practices medicine, perhaps we would have a community more in the tune with the importance to seek and follow a different lifestyle.

I can say that Dr. Melissa Mondala was my answered prayer. Even though my time as a patient with her was short it was very meaningful. She really took her time to listen and encourage me to continue with small health changes and goal setting. That is huge, she is one of the few doctors I have met that was willing to become a partner in my health journey so much that lifestyle medicine became a passion and a source of inspiration to take my health to the next level..

Dr. Yu is a very supportive and caring doctor. He gives you all the information you’ll need to live a healthy life. It’s Rare to find a great doctor who truly cares about the your over all health needs. I truly recommend Dr.Yu. He will take good care of you. – Gina A.

Dr. Micah Yu is the absolute best. He has been very informative about my issues with Auto Immune Dieases. Prior to him becoming my doctor I had no idea what really was going on with my body. Because of him I’ve stopped smoking and am eating somewhat healthier. My struggles are not over by a long shot but I will say that I am in a better place than I was prior to him becoming my Rheumatologist. He’s compassionate and cares about his patients. He is leaving the facility where I have been treated however wherever he goes he’ll definitely be an asset to all he encounters. Love you Dr. Yu. – Sheree O.

Dr Micah Yu is an excellent doctor ! He has helped me feel so much better and has given me a much better quality of life and for that I am very grateful! If you are looking for a kind, caring, excellent doctor that specializes in Rhuematology then Dr. Yu is your man! I have no doubt that he will be a leading doctor in the advancement of finding a cure for many of the debilitating autoimmune diseases that people suffer from today. – Mary R.