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 health coach, my job is to coach people through the lifestyle changes needed to lose weight, manage stress and/or gain control of their blood glucose levels, blood pressure and blood lipid levels. 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.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO REFER YOUR PATIENTS TO A HEALTH COACH?
Improved health outcomes for your patients.
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.
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.
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." source:
Some of my happy clients
Dr. Esther Trotman
" I first reached out to Shanelle primarily for issues with my acne and digestive upsets, which I believed were both hormonal. She invited me to join The Hormone Reset Program and I was very happy with the outcome. My main goals were to educate and grow in healthier eating habits, balance my hormones and improve my acne. The program helped me by increasing my awareness about toxic and non-toxic foods (for anti-inflammatory and hormone balance), changing bad eating habits, encouraging meal planning and finding sources of healthy foods and programs in Barbados. My body felt more sensitive to toxic foods after eliminating them so I was forced to eat clean, although I do enjoy clean eating. I've learned that just because a food is healthy, it doesn't mean it's healthy for me! Shanelle is wonderful, she was very supportive and checked in every week. She was willing to talk me through things and encourage me as needed. I would recommend this program to any and everyone who wants to make a serious change in diet and lifestyle. Thank you so much for everything! I'm on my way to becoming the best version of myself starting with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
How do my services work?
I work one-to-one with clients, either in-person 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 through the overall plan you have recommended, and work with them to create detailed, step-by-step action plans
I meet with clients on a regular basis to provide accountability and constant support
My sessions with clients are 60 minutes long, providing ample 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 achieve their health goals, so they can return to you, their physician, with improved markers lowered lipid levels, improved blood pressure readings and glucose levels.
Who is a good candidate for referral?
I typically work with women who have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and are recommended to create lifestyle changes to manage their symptoms, such as improving their menstrual cycle, weight loss and other symptoms such as brain fog, anxiety and acne. The ideal candidate is highly motivated to make changes to her lifestyle, but needs guidance and support to implement healthy changes.
To refer your patient for coaching, simply fill out the referral form provided via the link below. Once you make the referral, I'll get in touch with your patient directly to discuss their options.
A special note:
As a Health Coach, my niche is women who have been diagnosed with PCOS, however, if you require a Coach as a part of your practice feel free to contact me about how we can work together. My background and coaching skills for Health and wellness are quite diverse and I could offer your patients the support and guidance they need.