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L.I.F.E. Program

The L.I.F.E. program is an nine-week physician-led educational program consisting of weekly, two-hour seminars.

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To register for the L.I.F.E. Program or for more information, please call 320-654-3630, ext. 70291. See upcoming program dates

These sessions provide extensive education on diet, exercise and nutrition, as well as practical and behavioral aspects of a healthy lifestyle. The final session covers menu planning and food preparation tips.

The program’s evidenced-based principles can help individuals improve health, prevent disease and extend their lifespan.

This program can benefit:

  • People who want to improve their health and reduce their chance of chronic disease;
  • Patients with conditions such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia or those at risk for coronary artery disease;
  • People who are overweight;
  • Women who are overweight and struggle with fertility issues, especially polycystic ovarian syndrome patients.


To register for the L.I.F.E. Program or for more information, please call 320-654-3630, ext. 70291. Registration deadline is one week prior to the program start date. See upcoming program dates

Program Costs

Outside of the initial examination, most insurance companies will not cover the cost of “preventive care,” such as nutritional education or weight loss programs. Some insurance plans may cover weight loss programs providing there is an accompanying condition, such as obesity-related diabetes, hypertension, etc. Individuals with “cafeteria” or “flex” plans can use such funding for the L.I.F.E. Program.

Participants will be required to pre-pay before starting the L.I.F.E. program. The $384.50 program fee includes several books, nine weekly seminars and a follow-up appointment. The cost of the program includes the option to bring your spouse or significant other without additional charge (materials will be shared).

Meet the Medical Director/Program Facilitator

David Kroska, M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and the medical director for the L.I.F.E. Program. Dr. Kroska developed the program and leads the informational sessions. He lives his mission of healthy diet and lifestyle.

View Presentations and Healthy Recipes From Dr. Kroska

Dr. Kroska was one of the keynote presenters at CentraCare Health's recent Our Best For You Health Fair. Review the links below to read and watch his presentation. You can also download some featured recipes from the event.

Presentation Slides:

Eating Green With Gusto (PDF)

Watch Dr. Kroska's Presentation: