Living Well Center Pilot Program

Washington University 
Living Well Center®

Your health is important. From sleep and nutrition to exercise and mental health, many factors can impact your overall well-being. At the Washington University Living Well Center®, we bring together healthcare experts to help you meet your personal health and wellness goals.  

The Center programs can help you:

  • Improve your health for surgery.
  • Target and a treat specific condition if you are not a candidate for surgery.
  • Enhance quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
  • Optimize your health to meet a specific goal, such as healthy living after having a baby or training for an athletic event.

Take the first step — find out how the Living Well Center can help you.

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Event Calendar

We offer a variety of classes to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. For upcoming class dates, view our calendar of events.

No Two Programs Alike

Your personal care plan is designed based on your detailed assessment and evaluation and will empower you to use lifestyle as medicine. Your care team includes medical providers, therapists and a dietitian — experts in musculoskeletal health and its link to general health.

Your coordinated care program may include:

For patients with select pain conditions, their care plan also might include: 

*Medical massage is performed at STAR Physical Therapy. At this time they are unable to bill this service to insurance. Some insurances might cover acupuncture services; please check with your insurance carrier to verify coverage.

See the Results
Engaged participants can expect to see health improvements within 90-120 days. Results may include less pain, improved strength and stamina, weight loss, controlled diabetes and/or lower blood pressure.

Meet Our Team

Center Director: Devyani Hunt, MD
Acupuncture: Chi Tang, MD
Manual Medicine: John Metzler, MD
Massage Therapy: Amy Whitelaw, MT
Massage Therapy: Mary Bouse, MT
Nutrition Counseling: Nartana Mehta, RD, LD
Physical Therapy: Susan Peck, PT
Physical Therapy: Matthew Foster, PT, DPT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Kayla Hambleton, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Juliana Varela, LCSW
Smoking Cessation: Corri Payton, NP
Nurse Practitioner: Sara Kellahan, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-C

Patient Stories


By making a charitable contribution to the WashU Living Well Center®, you are playing a critical role in the continued development of health and wellness research. To give to the Living Well Center, click the button below. Once you're directed to the WashU Giving page, type "Living Well Center" in the box that says "I prefer to enter my own designation." We appreciate your support!  

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