Health Coaching In Primary Care: Considerations for Collaborative Practice:
Health Coaching in Primary Care
"Health coaching can transform the patient experience—and the clinical outcomes–in a primary care practice. A well-developed collaboration between a skilled physician and a well-trained coach can support lasting behavior change and have profound positive impact on patients’ health and wellbeing.
Simply put, health coaches facilitate change. Working with individual patients or groups, they use motivational strategies, behavior change, and communication techniques to help patients create sustainable behavior changes that lead to better health. They bridge the gap between what patients know they need to do to be healthy, and the intrinsic motivation that patients need to actually make and sustain those changes.
It all starts with a practitioner’s care plan, which guides the formulation of the patient’s wellness goals. Together, patient and coach create a plan to work toward these goals, addressing any challenges or roadblocks that arise and that impede incorporation of the practitioner’s recommendations.'-By Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD,
Our Coaches are National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches
The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching has collaborated with the Medical Examiners(NBME) to provide a robust board certification examination. The esteemed NBC-HWC credential represents training, education, and assessment standards.
Shawn Marię Cichowski - NBC-HWC Credentials # A-3623791
We have programs for these and other health conditions and wellness topics:
Cardiovascular health, High Blood Pressure
Respiratory issues like COPD and asthma
Low back pain
Panic & Anxiety
Exercise, Fitness and Conditioning
Management of minor aches and muscle soreness