About Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery


Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery is a Board-Certified Cardiologist with years of experience in the latest medical practices and nutritional health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas in Houston, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the founder and president of the Montgomery Heart and Wellness Health Center (formerly Houston Cardiac Association). Having seen many patients suffer the consequences of chronic heart disease, Dr. Montgomery founded the Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center in 1997 with the mission to reverse and prevent life-threatening illnesses. Located in Houston, Texas, The Montgomery Heart & Wellness Health Center is a state-of-the-art wellness facility complete with all the technology and resources to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care. Combining his medical practice with a food-driven lifestyle intervention, Dr. Montgomery introduces patients to a novel food prescription intervention that helps reverse chronic conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, obesity and diabetes while minimizing or eliminating the need for medications or surgeries. He has refined this process over years with profound positive results in severely ill patients. Dr. Montgomery and the MHW health and wellness team care for patients with many complex illnesses at the MHW Health Center and the world-renown Texas Medical Center. Dr. Montgomery earned his undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston and his Medical Degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He is also the author of The Food Prescription for Better Health, a comprehensive guide for reversing chronic illnesses.




Plant-based Prevention of disease Conference Lifestyle Med. 10+

This is one of two events now scheduled in the U.S. for satisfying the 10 hour “in-person learning” prerequisite of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine for taking their November-December 2021 Diplomate examinations.  (Other practitioners’ continuing education needs are served as always.)

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2021 Eat Drink Disrupt Chronic Disease-A Vegucation & Flava Summit

With expert plant-based clinicians, ethical vegan business titans, expert panelists, VIP area celebrity chef demos & tastings and a selected vegan vendor marketplace loaded with all the food, resources and gifts you can handle, we are ready to radicalize your wellness for good!



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Eating better, getting better and finding a new community along the way

So far, so good. More than six months into my plant-based, whole-food dietary journey, what began as a trudge has eased into a stroll. Still crave some sweets, but I do not miss meat.

The virus has made healthy eating more costly — just when we need a better diet

Whenever I’ve gone grocery shopping these past few weeks, the produce department has been well stocked. But the customers have been few and far between.


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Hey girl hey! In this episode of the Staying Ageless podcast Dr. Baxter Montgomery is joining me to discuss how raw foods can reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, and help to reverse heart disease as well as many other chronic conditions.


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