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What is a Health Coach?

Health coaches are trained professionals who can be certified in many specialties. Coze Health Medical uses a health coach who is certified in lifestyle medicine and Wellcoaches.

Health coach certification includes gaining an understanding of the whole human health experience and become effectively trained to educate, equip and empower their clients with lifestyle choices to prevent, treat and, often, even reverse chronic and select autoimmune disease.

The gold standard of health coach training is the Wellcoaches Training program. The industry-first programs gave birth to a new professional: the Certified Health and Wellness Coach. The core training and certification programs for the Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach is endorsed by both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, are designed for professionals with expertise such as: weight, nutrition, fitness, stress or mind/body medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, chronic disease and mental health.

What can you expect in health coach sessions?

You will first meet with your physician who will establish some goals based on your current risks or current state of chronic disease. These goals are designed to be attainable through the use of SMART goals that your health coach and you will personalize -- so that you can be successful. The health coach can help with prevention and management! You might work in a one-to-one scenario or in a shared medical appointment, led by a physician.

The one-to-one program usually starts with four weekly sessions with your health coach after your initial visit with your physician. Then, you should plan on twice monthly sessions for the next two months, followed by a monthly session for three months. After your six months, you can continue to meet regularly, or schedule when you need some support to keep your SMART goals moving forward!

The shared medical appointment is a shared topic that impacts many patients. Research has shown that health coach facilitation of shared topics increases patients ability to remember and practice new ideas on healthy living.

Furthermore, most affordable care act compliant commercial insurance plans cover preventive lifestyle medicine counsel. Medicare covers chronic disease management and shared medical appointments. This unique wellness benefit can make a different in your optimal health!


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