Taking care of your health requires self-direction and motivation. If you’re struggling to take the steps needed to improve your health, you may benefit from health coaching. Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD, at Wyoming Medical Wellness Center in Gillette, Wyoming, is a functional medicine specialist and can serve as your health coach and motivator. To schedule an appointment, call the office, or request an appointment online.
Health coaching is an area of medicine focused on providing you with the tools you need to improve your health and wellbeing. Dr. Gerard’s top five most important things as a doctor include:
When it comes to managing your health, Dr. Gerard wants to do more than write a prescription. She wants to inspire you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing. Through health coaching, Dr. Gerard provides the tools and resources you need to improve your health and then offers you the guidance and encouragement necessary to help you achieve your goals.
At Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, health coaching is more than cheering for you. Dr. Gerard first needs to understand you and your health needs, and your health coaching begins with an annual exam. During the exam, Dr. Gerard reviews your medical history, health concerns, lifestyle, diet, and exercise routine.
She also conducts a physical exam and may request lab work to further assess your health and wellness.
Based on the information gathered during your exam, Dr. Gerard develops your individualized treatment plan that provides you with all the tools you need to reach your wellness goals. Your plan may include:
Once you have your plan, Dr. Gerard provides you with the support you need to implement it. She then continues to monitor your progress and adjusts your plan as needed to keep you motivated and on task.
With traditional medicine, treatment revolves around your disease and managing your symptoms. With health coaching at Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, treatment is about you and your health and helping you achieve health maintenance, which emphasizes wellness and disease prevention, not sickness and symptom management.
The benefits of health coaching include:
To schedule a consultation to start your wellness journey, call Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, or book an appointment online today.