Health Coaches – Good for Functional Medicine. Good for Your Practice.
More and more patients are looking for alternatives to failed allopathic medical treatment and are willing to invest in you and your practice to solve their biggest health challenges. These patients are looking for more than a practitioner – they are looking for a true partner to help them achieve optimal wellness!
Your challenge is dedicating the full time needed to treat and educate these patients, in order to become that complete partner. This is why so many busy integrative and functional medicine practices are beginning to add qualified health coaches to their team.
While health coaching is not a new concept, many practices are just starting to understand and leverage the many benefits. A health coach can serve as a valuable intermediary between the patient and practitioner, assessing important information about the patients’ health issues and providing it more concisely to the practitioner.
Once a practitioner has conducted their assessment and determined the proper course of action, a health coach is able to provide more detail and guidance as well as critical motivation to help the patient stay compliant to the recommended protocol. Additionally, a health coach can be a great resource to provide additional patient education which can lead to a patient feeling empowered and ready to take an active role in the management of their health.
Chances are your team is already made up of those passionate about patient care and all things health and wellness. Help them take a next step that helps their career and your practice by signing them up for the next Functional Medicine Coaching Academy course, starting August 1.