Do your patients need more support than you have time to provide?
Are you frustrated that you don't have enough time to support and educate your patients more closely on healthy habits and behavior change?
Are your patients frustrated because they need more hand-holding and accountability than you have time to give?
As a doctor, your time is a premium. In your patient encounters, you may only have time to make recommendations and outline a plan ... but some of your patients need close support and assistance in actually implementing that plan.
That's exactly where I come in!
As a certified health coach, my job is to coach people through the lifestyle changes needed to [manage their insulin resistance/lose weight/implement an exercise regime/improve their sleep/manage stress]. I specialize in working with people with prediabetes and type-2 diabetes. I help them implement changes so that they can better control their conditions.
As a long-time vegan and plant-based Food for Life cooking instructor, one of my strengths is helping people add more plants to their diets up to and including transitioning to a completely plant-based diet. I work with people who want to get healthy and continue eating animal products.
I can assist your patients and ensure they understand the lifestyle changes that you recommend. I work closely with them, to implement the complex behavior changes that are often required to make significant improvements in their health.
I can help your patients reach their health goals!
Why would you want to refer your patients to a health coach?
Improved health outcomes for your patients.
You can rest assured that your recommendations are being communicated in a way that your patients can understand and adhere to.
You'll be empowering your patients to improve their own health through lifestyle change.
Increase your available time and satisfaction, knowing that the education and coaching component of your patients' wellness strategy has been taken care of.
You can outsource the time-consuming tasks of patient support, motivation, and education.
Research is beginning to show that patient outcomes improve with health coaching.
In fact, the American Medical Association has this to say:
"Health coaching is a team-based approach that helps patients gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become active participants in their care. The old saying, “Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime” demonstrates the difference between rescuing a patient and coaching a patient. Patients with chronic conditions need to learn how to fish. Health coaching can be supplemented with health literacy strategies and effective communication techniques, such as ask-tell-ask, teach-back and/or action planning to ensure patient comprehension of their care plans and help them achieve their goals."
How do my services work?
I work with clients in groups or one-to-one, either online or over the phone, to coach them on healthy lifestyle changes, so they can overcome any barriers standing in their way
I help guide clients toward their health goals according to your recommendations
I meet with clients on a regular basis to provide accountability and constant support
My sessions with clients provide time for personalized attention and support
I help each of my clients create individualized health goals, tailored to fit with their lifestyles, challenges, and needs
I help my clients move toward their health goals, so they can return to you, their physician, with improved markers (improved blood glucose control, lowered lipid levels, improved blood pressure readings, and/or weighing less)
Who is a good candidate for referral?
I typically work with adults with one or more chronic conditions, such as prediabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or overweight/obesity who are trying to eat better and move more all while juggle the demands of their busy life.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated to make changes to their lifestyle, but needs guidance and support to implement healthy changes.
If you have a patient that you would like to refer to me, please use button below to access my eletronic referral form.
Once you make the referral, I'll get in touch with your patient directly to discuss their options.