The difference between coaching and functional medicine
Coaches are vital partners to functional medicine practitioners. In some cases, the coach may be the same person as the functional medicine practitioner but there needs to be clear distinction between these two services. In most clinics, the functional medicine practitioner will be a different person from the functional coach.
Coaching is about implementing your plan and issues you are having with lifestyle. We act as a mentor and a partner along your journey. If you are struggling with the plan, have questions, emotional challenges, family challenges – this is the place for your coaching sessions.
The coach builds a bridge between the practitioner and the client.
Functional medicine consultations will be reviews of your health, your labs and current symptomatology. Functional medicine consultations will be every 3 – 6 months again depending on your individual case. Functional medicine practitioner will create the wellness plan for your program.
Your coach will help you implement your plan successfully and will be your partner and support along your journey. You will usually meet with your coach weekly or bi-weekly. Your coach will be your facilitator and help you to become self-directed in your health journey.
A successful practice will be combining functional medicine consultations with health coaching. This is the best combination for clients.
Virtual Functional Medicine Consultations
You can work with us from the comfort of your home. You don’t have to travel. You don’t need to get stressed. Discuss your health in the relaxed environment of your home.
We work with clients all over the USA and also internationally. We work with skype, zoom and phone. We prefer zoom video conferencing because it allows face to face interaction with the health professional.
Benefits of virtual functional medicine consulting:
- If you have a serious illness, virtual consultations spare you the inconvenience and cost of travel and traffic, especially in Denver.
- If you live in parts of the country that doesn’t have a local functional medicine practice, you can work with us no matter where you live. There are some exceptions – call to ask.
- Comfortable, familiar surroundings for client and therefore reduction in visit anxiety.
- Clients often can show us their meds and supplements they are taking. This can be helpful if some have been missed on the intake forms and often they don’t know the brands of supplements so they can show us and we can help them with these.
- There are many medical doctors doing virtual visits now, so market acceptance is good.
- You will have a peaceful, focused session.
- Cost effective for professional and client.
- Labs are sent to the home and results come back from the lab to us.
- Health histories are completed online in a safe, HIPPA compliant space.
- We can’t give you a real hug, only a virtual hug. And we know the benefit of touch to every client. We do recommend you have a massage therapist or someone who works hands on as this is very beneficial to healing.
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