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Dr. Tom Rifai
Reality Meets Science Founder
  • Regional Medical Director for Metabolic Health and Weight Management, Henry Ford Health System
  • Diplomate, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Lecturer, Wayne State University
  • Science Advisory Committee Member, Pritikin Longevity Center
  • Former President, National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists
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Dr Tom Rifai, Founder, Reality Meets Science is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. He is a Diplomate on the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and serves on the speakers bureau for ACLM. He is an expert in the areas of nutrition, healthy lifestyle based behavior modification and medical management of type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and weight control. His unique and dynamic approach is one of “Healthy LIFESTYLE first! And medications only if necessary”

Dr Rifai has provided CME (continuing medical education) as course director for Harvard Medical School’s Lifestyle Medicine series on the management of prediabetes. Dr. Rifai’s educated doctors and health care providers regarding the lifestyle based prevention of type 2 diabetes with evidence based motivation and lifestyle changes. Dr Rifai served two terms on the board of directors for the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and was unanimously elected its president during his final term. Prior to going full-time with Reality Meets Science LLC, Dr. Rifai served as Regional Medical Director of Metabolic Health and Weight Management for the world renowned Henry Ford Health System in Metro Detroit, Michigan. His personal journey to becoming a lifestyle medicine physician was recently published by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (https://www.lifestylemedicine.org/page-1863534)

TESTIMONIALS
Five Star Review
Dr. Rifai helped me put my life back on track. He and the RMS system gave the much needed HOPE, confidence and support that I lacked for such a long time. I am not skinny now, but I’m much leaner and more importantly, I am healthy! His RMS approach, education of a healthy lifestyle/changes (food/exercise/stress) helps me daily in making better choices. I continue to recommend Dr. Rifai and following RMS to anyone I know struggling with health issues and/or weight management. My plan is to be a lifelong client since I am human and require support periodically.
- Denise Cummings, RMS Believer
Five Star Review
Dr. Tom Rifai has worked with my wife and me for more than 10 years. He has helped my wife with kidney health and weight management, me for lipid and now weight management. He has helped both of us be successful to not only achieve our goals, but maintain them as well. Working with his Reality Meets Science 5 Keys to optimal health has been very helpful, making lifestyle change seem manageable and effective. I have greatly improved my cholesterol, with no hint of heart disease progression (had stent in 2001) and have kept 15% of my body weight off for two years. RMS is not a diet. It is a lifestyle system. A healthy approach which also includes activity without grueling exercise. It’s simply sensible. Thank you Dr. Rifai and RMS!
- Margaret and ‪George Guzzio, RMS Believers
Five Star Review
Both the RMS and Dr Tom Rifai feeds are jam packed with fabulous insights, information, support and videos about nutrition, health and wellness. All for free! Amazing! Reinspired, reinvigorated, and armed with a more balanced, plant based approach to nutrition, I have lost 23 pounds. But more importantly I have gained a spectacular, impeccable resource for my lifestyle journey. I truly want to thank you Dr Tom, and your team, for your devotion to us all. You ARE making a difference.
- ‪Melinda McCullough‪, RMS Believer
Five Star Review
I love the RMS insights and motivation that Dr. Tom Rifai gives. The videos and information given keeps me on track and encouraged that I can keep the weight off. The support and encouragement is wonderful. I lost 200 lbs before coming across RMS and realized the journey would have been much easier if I had found RMS and Dr. Tom sooner. Thanks to the support I am preparing for a sprint triathalon and I know that I will complete it because of the support and encouragement provided here.
- Susan Gentner, RMS Believer