Ornish LifeStyle Medicine

The Dr. Dean Ornish Program
for Reversing Heart Disease®

St. Dominic Ornish Cardiac Rehabilitation

971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 310, East Tower
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 200-2742
Fax (601) 200-0742


The Scientific Foundation of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine from Ornish Lifestyle

72 Hours to a New Life: What to Expect from Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

The only cardiac rehabilitation program in the state of Mississippi that is scientifically proven to REVERSE HEART DISEASE through 4 key elements of lifestyle change:


  • Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise program designed to strengthen your heart and body


  • The Ornish diet is rated #1 for Heart Health by US News & World Report
  • Nutrition Counseling by a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist
  • Nutrition classes on mindful eating, dining out, reading food labels, grocery shopping, meal planning and more
  • Cooking demonstrations to teach you how to prepare delicious, heart healthy meals at home

Stress Management

  • Stress Management classes teach techniques that reduce stress, promote relaxation, and improve blood pressure and sleep

Group Support

  • Group Support sessions provide the emotional support and connection you need to help you make healthy lifestyle changes.

Benefits of the Ornish Cardiac Rehab Program

  • Decrease chest pain and shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Lengthen life span
  • Decrease risk for future heart problems or heart surgery
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Improve blood pressure
  • Improved diabetes and blood sugar control
  • Reduce the need for medications
  • Turn off the genes that promote diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer


Who is eligible for the Ornish Cardiac Rehab Program?

Anyone with one of the following diagnoses:

  • Chest pain with stable angina
  • Angioplasty or stent
  • Heart attack within last 12 months
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Heart transplant

The Ornish Cardiac Rehab Experience

Medicare and private insurances will cover 18 total, 4-hour sessions over a period of 9 weeks.  Each session will include 1 hour each of cardiac rehab exercise, stress management, nutrition and group support.

Almost 90% of the people who enroll in this 9-week program are still following it one year later.  In contrast, only 30-50% of people prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are still taking them after only six months.  Why?  Because most people feel so much better, so quickly, it reframes the reason for making these changes from fear of dying to joy of living!

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The Ornish Cardiac Rehab Team

The Ornish Cardiac Rehab team trained with world renowned Cardiologist, Dr. Dean Ornish, the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.


Our highly trained professionals will work together to help you succeed:

  • Physician, Medical Director
  • Registered Nurse, Case Manager
  • Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Stress Management Specialist
  • Psychologist/Licensed Professional Counselor


Will my insurance cover the Ornish Cardiac Rehab Program?

  • Medicare and private insurances often cover the Cardiac Rehab of your choice.
  • The Ornish staff will be able to tell you what your insurance covers.


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