WHAT IS A HEALTH COACH?
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor, who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. They educate and support patients to achieve their personal health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. At KanodiaMD, your Health Coach will support you in implementing the steps of the personalized plan Dr. Kanodia has created for you. You will work together through any challenges and celebrate your successes. Your health coach will provide education, inspiration, and motivation — all to help you get better faster!
WHY SHOULD I WORK WITH A HEALTH COACH?
In a case study done by Medica Health Plans, quality-of-life scores improved for 81% of participants working with a Health Coach. And 91% of participants reported that the program helped them change behaviors and meet individual health goals. Overall at KanodiaMD, patients working with a Health Coach have better outcomes, because they tend to stay on track with their plans. They feel cared for and more supported in moving through their healing process.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A COACHING SESSION?
Your Health Coach at Kanodia MD is going to support you in working through each step of your health plan. The average health plan has 10 steps. At your first health coaching visit, you will review the first several steps. At each subsequent health coaching session, you will discuss your progress, successes and challenges—and then you will work on adding a few more steps as you are ready.
WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT TO WORK WITH OUR HEALTH COACH?
Health coaching is provided as a complementary service, while you continue as a patient at our practice. There is no fee for a standard 15-minute health coaching call. If you require longer, more in-depth sessions, they can be scheduled for an additional fee.
HOW OFTEN DO I TALK WITH MY HEALTH COACH?
For the first two months, you will speak with your Health Coach approximately every two weeks. After two months, your coaching calls will be once a month for four months. At the end of six months, you will be well on your way, and will only need health coaching calls one week after your follow-up appointments with Dr. Kanodia to review changes to your plan.
WHERE ARE MY HEALTH COACHING SESSIONS?
Health coaching sessions are by phone. Your Health Coach will call you at your arranged time.
HOW LONG ARE HEALTH COACHING CALLS?
Your first health coaching visit (in the office directly after your appointment with Dr. Kanodia) will be 30 minutes. Your ongoing health coaching calls will be 15 minutes. If you need more time, a separate, longer session can be arranged for a fee.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME DURING THE CALLS?
We request that you set aside your time with your Health Coach to be fully focused on your conversation. It is difficult to focus if driving or multi-tasking during the call. Be prepared with your questions and a pen and paper to take notes. If you are experiencing ongoing, worsening or new symptoms, you should communicate that during your call. Your coach will ask about your progress on your current action items. You will receive a brief visit summary from your call which will contain three to four action items to work on for your next call.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE A HEALTH COACHING CALL?
If you need to cancel and reschedule your session, please give at least 48 hours notice. This will allow someone who may be looking for an appointment to take that spot. If you don’t reschedule and you miss your call, that call is forfeited and your next call will be scheduled for your next regular session time (in two to four weeks or after your next follow up with Dr. Kanodia).
HEALTH COACH CONTACT:
Tami Gaitten, CHC, CINHC | 614-524-4527 ext.105