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?
With ever-increasing demands on an MD's time, there's precious little time available to do collaborative patient education.
As a Certified Health Coach, my job is to coach people through the lifestyle changes needed to eliminate chronic fatigue, improve their sleep quality, and develop healthier lifestyle habits.
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.
I have created a very simple referral system so you can quickly and easily get your patients the personalized support and accountability they need.
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.
Working collaboratively with patients on health care decisions can improve lifestyle choices and prompt behavior change. The physician can delegate the personalized planning task to a team member (a health coach) who engages with patients (and their families) who have chronic conditions or complex health needs. Research shows that health coaching has a significant positive impact on patient health. Having a health coach as part of the team may help the practice meet quality metrics, improve patient satisfaction and behavior change, and free up physician time."
Bethany Parker, MA., M.Ed., is the Founder and CEO of Phases of Wellness. She is a natural health and burnout expert specializing in functional medicine and herbal medicine. Bethany helps female executives and entrepreneurs shift from a hectic lifestyle to a more balanced, mindful, and natural life free from anxiety, depression, exhaustion, digestive complaints, pain, and other conditions. She works with leaders who desire enhanced energy, concentration, focus, and optimal moods by identifying the root cause of their current state and supporting them in achieving optimal wellness through multifaceted, holistic approaches. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the School of Applied Functional Medicine, and the Herbal Academy. She is certified by the International Association of Health Coaches (IAHC), the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC), and an active member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
I typically work with women who struggle with chronic fatigue, who are under a lot of stress, and who are trying to juggle the demands of their busy lifestyle.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated to make changes to her lifestyle, but needs guidance and support to implement healthy changes.
Once you make the referral, I'll get in touch with your patient directly to discuss their options.