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5 Reasons to use an MD for wellness coaching
May 16, 2023 at 1:30 AM
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On your journey to healthier living, you'll discover there's no shortage of wellness coaches and experts promising to help you achieve your goals.

Bombarded with so many options––from social media, apps, web browsing, and referrals from friends and family––it can be challenging to know who has the right experience and credentials.

One option many people don't know is available is working with a medical doctor (MD) for wellness coaching. This blog explores five reasons why an MD is the best choice for learning habits for healthier living.

They have a comprehensive understanding of health and wellness

An MD has years of schooling and experience understanding the human body, disease processes, and the impact of lifestyle choices on health.

Understanding how body systems are interconnected can address the root causes of many health issues and offer guidance for whole-body well-being rather than just addressing individual symptoms.

This extensive education enables them to provide more accurate advice than a nutritionist or health coach who may not have the same medical expertise.

MDs can identify underlying health issues

As a board-certified doctor, an MD can identify underlying health issues that may impact your wellness journey and should be addressed by your primary care physician. They can work with your doctor to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care possible.

Along with guidance for lifestyle changes, an MD can help clients to:

  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Monitor medication interactions
  • Make adjustments to your treatment plan

This collaborative approach helps you achieve your goals while preventing potential complications.

Clients get evidence-based recommendations from MDs

Board-certified physicians base their recommendations on scientific evidence and the latest research findings. The advice clients receive is up-to-date and based on peer-reviewed studies for improving health and wellness––not current trends for easy exercise and fad diets.

By staying current with best practices for healthy living, an MD can provide cutting-edge information and treatment plans that work with clients' physiology to help them achieve their goals more effectively.

Take a holistic approach with an MD wellness coach

You may have already discovered through research or previous attempts to get healthy that a single solution, while appealing, isn't realistic.

When you work with a physician for wellness coaching, you get expertise and guidance in developing a holistic treatment plan that addresses not just your physical health but also your mental and emotional well-being.

This comprehensive approach is essential for achieving long-term, sustainable results. An MD can help you:

  • Identify and manage stressors
  • Cultivate healthy coping mechanisms
  • Develop a more positive mindset

The unique perspective of an MD can help you discover the essential components for you to achieve success on your wellness journey.

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Get a customized wellness program

An MD can design a customized wellness program by considering your:

  • Health history
  • Current and desired lifestyle
  • Weightloss goals

A tailored approach allows for more effective and lasting change compared to one-size-fits-all programs that may not address your specific needs.

Using a thorough assessment of your current health status and an in-depth understanding of your unique requirements, an MD can create a comprehensive plan that addresses your physical, mental, and emotional health to build a solid foundation to build successful habits to reach your wellness goals.

Schedule a free consultation for wellness coaching with Step by Step Wellness and Weightloss

Choose an MD for wellness coaching and experience results beyond what you can achieve with a nutritionist or health coach. I work alongside my clients to help them understand their wellness journey and establish healthy habits that will transform their lives.

Take control of your health by scheduling a free consultation with Step by Step Wellness and Weight Loss.