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.
As a health coach, my job is to coach people through the lifestyle changes needed to develop a better relationship with food, lose weight, stabilize blood sugar levels, and improve one's blood lipid profile.
I can help your patients ensure they understand the care plan you created for them. I work closely with them, to implement the complex lifestyle changes that are often required to make significant improvements in their health.
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
Increase your own revenue potential, by freeing up your available time for more visits.
Why would you want to refer your patients to a health coach?
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."