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The power of lifestyle as medicine


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Let food be thy medicine

Staying motivated with a healthy lifestyle and eating habits can be difficult, especially when life gets busy. It’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves in the midst of our daily lives.

Hiring a health coach can help you stay on track by providing support, accountability and guidance that is tailored to your individual needs. As your lifestyle medicine doctor and health coach, I will work with you to create achievable goals so that it becomes easier for you to stick with them over time.

Additionally, having a doctor who understands nutrition science and has experience helping others reach their goals makes it easier to maintain healthier lifestyles in the long run!

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Health Coaching

This is a soft reset for your body & soul.

“I’ll help you to remove the roadblocks that prevent you from sticking to healthy resolutions, creating change and transforming your approach to self-care.” – Dr. Nancy Selim, D.O.

A health coach works in the prevention room.

Did you know that over 80% of the most common chronic diseases are preventable? By identifying the key areas of your life that contribute to poor health you reduce your future risk of disease and reach optimal performance.

As your health coach, I’ll reconnect you with your more authentic self and motivations, helping you reframe your goals, and supporting you through natural setbacks and negative self-talk.

We’re in this together.

My holistic approach to wellness

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Food is our fuel. Put good in, get good out.

But it’s not that simple, is it?

Overall health is about more than just diet alone. That’s why I treat the person as a whole, touching all the areas of wellness, including:

Physical activity: Even small amounts of exercise each day can reap great health benefits.

Stress reduction: We work together to identify areas of negative stress response and how to manage those responses through coping mechanisms and reduction techniques.

Quality Sleep: Lack of, or poor-quality sleep can lead to a strained immune system and an increased risk for all types of diseases. I’ll teach you how to get the most out of that precious time.

Relationships: Often overlooked, social connectedness is essential to emotional resiliency.

Nutrition: Diet has been shown time and time again to be the most powerful indicator of longevity and overall health. 

Substance Abuse: Minimizing your intake of dangerous substances is a huge step to improving your health.

Let’s thrive, not just survive!

Lifestyle Medicine Pillars of Health

We treat the whole person

These are the pillars of health, and we’ll work to improve all of them.

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Diet has been shown time and time again to be the most powerful indicator of longevity and overall health. Food truly is medicine.

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Physical Activity

Even small amounts of exercise each day can reap great benefits. You would be surprised at what a 30 minute walk a day can do.


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Stress Reduction

We work together to identify areas of negative stress response and how to manage those responses through coping mechanisms and reduction techniques.


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Quality Sleep

Lack of, or poor-quality sleep can lead to a strained immune system and an increased risk for obesity and heart disease. I’ll teach you how to get the most out of that precious time.

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Often overlooked, social connectedness is essential to emotional resiliency. Strengthening our relationships and deepening our intimacy can have profound effects.

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Substance Abuse

Minimizing your intake of dangerous substances is a huge step to improving your health. Don’t worry, I’ll never tell you that you have to give up the glass of red wine…it’s just about moderation.

Results Matter

Our feedback says it all

Jacqui Winters
Jacqui Winters
April 18, 2024
I have felt very fortunate to work with Dr. Selim along my health journey. She is insightful, intuitive and dedicated to each of her patient’s unique circumstances. She spends time with you in conversation to understand your needs and she places an emphasis on realistic and healthy goals that gradually improve your overall health and wellbeing. She has been a tremendous resource for me, getting results that I couldn’t imagine were possible.
Mary Crocker
Mary Crocker
February 23, 2024
Dr. Nancy is both knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. Her personalized holistic approach goes beyond the numbers on a scale, it addresses overall well-being. I highly recommend Dr Nancy to anyone seeking effective and compassionate support on their path to a healthier lifestyle.
Arian Avila
Arian Avila
November 23, 2023
If you’re looking for someone to help you chart a path to a healthier lifestyle, I highly recommend Dr. Nancy Selim. She is more than a healthcare provider; she’s a true partner in my well-being journey. Her medical expertise is complemented by a commitment to holistic health. She not only provides insightful guidance on diet and exercise but also helps me set realistic goals and holds me accountable along the way with grace. I would give 10 stars if I could!
Katie MacBog
Katie MacBog
August 24, 2023
Dr Selim took a holistic look at my body composition, bloodwork, my nutrition, lifestyle and exercise patterns after I came to her frustrated with how I was feeling post 40 and after 3 years in the pandemic (like poo). She recommended some changes and gave me a relatively simple plan to follow with app support. She was also available every step of the way through the app and in her bi monthly coaching meetings . With her positivity, extensive knowledge, coaching and support I was able to get the results I’d been trying to achieve for 3 years in just under 4 months. She also was the best about reminding me of the whole idea of progress and not perfection, and just trying to make the best choice for long term health in the moment. There were never any feelings of judgment- only support. Definitely would never have been able to do it on my own without her program, support and accountability. Thank you, Dr. S. Xo.
Hala Ishak
Hala Ishak
July 31, 2023
I wish there is 10 stars that I can give to Dr. Selim, she is the best, knowledgeable, most updated, willing to hear and advise, she made it so easy to me changing life style, many thanks Dr. Nancy for your big effort with me.
Kaneez Anwar
Kaneez Anwar
February 2, 2023
I made an appointment with Dr. Selim after hearing positive reviews from a friend. Dr. Selim really knows what she's doing and has even looked at factors that other doctors I've seen completely missed. She's worked with me to create healthy habit goals that are reasonable and has encouraged me throughout the process. Really impressed with my care and am looking forward to continue working with her and leading a healthier lifestyle.
Christine Malati
Christine Malati
September 21, 2022
Dr. Nancy Selim is one of the kindest, most compassionate, culturally competent, thorough physicians I have ever met. She always takes her time to address my concerns and I never feel rushed. I recently completed the Revived Woman Project which is a 10 week group coaching program that explains the fundamental reasons we make poor food decisions from the physiology of our endocrine system to the neuropsychological aspects and myths that we believe. Each week she gave us practical tips to implement and I saw my percent body fat decrease from 34% to 28% over the course of the Project! I highly recommend her!
Rania Helito
Rania Helito
September 12, 2022
She is the next.. Very encouraging Dedicated to her patients
Lydia Dimyan
Lydia Dimyan
September 12, 2022
I participated in a 10 week weight loss group with Dr. Selim. She was simply wonderful. Dr. Selim was caring, understanding, and extremely personable. She took the time to work with each participant one-on-one and made sure to follow up with me through out to keep me engaged and on track. She always made time to answer questions and went above and beyond to encourage and support me throughout the process. I can’t speak enough on Dr. Selim’a bedside manner. The program content was really great too. Dr. Selim knows that it’s not one size fits all when it comes to weight loss and she worked with us to give us a lot of different tools and then helped us identify what is the best approach for each of us based on our life style and needs. She spoke about different things that affect our journey for a healthy life style that I had not thought about enough (like stress, sleep, etc.). I really benefitted from my time in the group and was able to lose 6% of my body weight during that time. I really believe I’ll be able to continue using the tools I learned about during this program to continue losing weight and become a healthier version of myself. Thank you Dr. Selim!
Mariam M
Mariam M
August 22, 2022
Dr. Selim has great bed side manners. She listens, patient and is always there to help. She has a lot of knowledge too. I loved my nutrition journey with her because she taught me to deal with food as fuel and not as a coping mechanism. That’s the place to be if you are looking to change your life to a healthier you. I always left her sessions encouraged and empowered. Thank you Dr. Selim.

“Let food be thy medicine,
and medicine be thy food.”
– Hippocrates

Heath Coaching Roadmap

How it works

Whether you’d like to improve the symptoms of a chronic illness, improve your mental health or push your current fitness to the next level, as your health coach, I marry my extensive physiological and lifestyle medicine knowledge to treat you as the unique individual you are.

I’ll not only help you to be your best self but I equip you with the invaluable knowledge of how to continue to do so without me.



We’ll begin with an in-depth metabolic health assessment with a history, physical, and lab evaluation. We’ll discuss your goals and your health, then design a holistic health coaching program that is built around you.



It’s time to get started. I’ll teach you to eat in a whole new way by removing foods that cause inflammation of the gut and replacing those with foods that promote energy and restful sleep.

You’ll have plenty of recipes in the Online Health App for healthy and delicious meals that won’t leave you feeling deprived.


Progress Tracking

This is the point where patients get really excited about the results their feeling and seeing.

We’ll have regular check-ins to discuss your progress and make any necessary changes. 


Celebrate & Maintain

At this point you’ll want to celebrate! You’ll feel amazing, be sleeping better, and be able to handle food temptations and stress triggers with ease.  You’ll be able to enjoy everything in moderation, and making healthy choices will be much easier.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you accept insurance?

In order to provide exceptional care that is thorough and unrushed, Dr. Selim is an out-of-network physician and does not accept insurance. If desired, a superbill can be provided to submit to your insurance company, but there is no guarantee that you will be reimbursed.

FSA/HSA is accepted. Please confirm with your employer regarding benefits.

What is a health coach?

Think of a health coach as your personal health cheerleader, guide, and partner. We help you implement lifestyle changes to improve your physical health. Unlike a nutrition coach, health coaching focuses on more than just diet. We also address unhealthy habits like sleep deprivation and stress management, to name a few.

We’ll work with you to get you “unstuck” by helping you figure out what’s keeping you from reaching your health goals.


Can Dr. Selim be my PCP?

While I am trained as a Family Medicine Physician, I will be acting as a consultant and advise that you have your own Primary Care Physician to manage your general health. I’m happy to communicate with your personal doctor at your request.

What should I bring with me to my appointment?

To maximize the value of your initial appointment, please bring any recent blood work completed in the past 6 months and an EKG if available. If medications are recommended that require an EKG, you will be asked to complete this test with your primary care doctor prior to any prescriptions being given.

What is the cancellation policy?

 All appointments that are not canceled 24 hours in advance will be charged a $75 cancellation fee.