Health & Nutritional Coaching

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Lifestyle Programs = Lifelong Wellness

Health & Nutritional Coaching consists of the following programs:

  • Weight Management
  • Insulin Resistance Management
  • Tobacco Cessation 

 

 

 

Each program is medically supervised and designed to assist patients in achieving an optimum level of health. These programs are offered at the Health by Design office and onsite clinics. 

Each program offers:

  • Medical support - including physician and nurse consultations
  • A tailored plan to meet individual needs
  • Weekly individual counseling and accountability
  • Education to assure each patient has adequate knowledge to live a healthy life
  • Tools to promote long term success

 

 

The weight management program was designed by Dr. David Player, and has assisted hundreds of patients in improving their quality of life.

 

  • Program Design 
  1. • Physician reviews medical history and exam, then sets patient-specific goals
  2. • Patient attends weekly educational and accountability sessions with a nurse-educator
  3. • Sessions are also offered via webcam
  4. • Sessions are also available after program completion
  5. • Textbooks, educational content/media and nutrition labs are used to facilitate learning

  • Tools for Success
  1. • Interactive nutrition labs
  2. • Electronic tracking tools
  • Program Topics
  1. • Healthy body composition vs. scale weight
  2. • Energy balance and record keeping
  3. • Food components, portion sizes and requirements
  4. • The importance of physical activity
  5. • Healthy cooking and smart food choices

Insulin resistance management

 

Insulin resistance management was designed by Dr. David Player to help patients better understand concepts such as the glycemic index and how to prevent or manage insulin resistance. 

  • Program Design
  1. • Physician reviews medical history and exam, then sets patient specific goals
  2. • Patient attends weekly educational and accountability sessions with a nurse-educator
  1. - Sessions are also offered via webcam
  2. - Sessions are also available after program completion
  3. - Textbook, handouts, glycemic index, and nutrition labs will be used to facilitate learning

  • Tools for Success
  1. • Interactive nutrition labs and other resources, including record keeping tools
  • Program Topics
  1. • The difference between type 1 & type 2 diabetes
  2. • Behavioral management of diabetes
  3. • Healthy blood sugar levels
  4. • Healthy food choices and portion sizes
  5. • How food combinations affect your body’s release of insulin

Tobacco Cessation Program

 
  • Medical and behavioral assistance
  • Assistance in breaking the cycle of addiction and dependence
  • Eliminate one of the biggest threats to your health