Functional Medicine Health Coaching
What is Functional Medicine Health Coaching?
The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. Comprehensive Health Coaching requires a detailed understanding of each client’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
The primary focus of a functional medicine health coach is to work with the client to address the primary causes, rather than just the symptoms of disease.
By looking upstream to uncover the myriad of factors contributing to downstream symptoms, practitioners work to empower their clients to change the underlying dynamics that have contributed to the dis-ease process. Practitioners may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions.
Synapse Wellness Health Coaching is a collaborative model that focuses on the unique individual through a series of sessions designed to educate and empower the client to achieve optimal wellness. We offer both telemedicine and in person sessions.
How we work with patients.
Meaningful change takes time. Because of this, we recommend a 3-month commitment to allow for assessment, testing, coaching recommendations, and client implementation and follow up. Included in your monthly package is a comprehensive review of your pre-visit paperwork and laboratory work, a 60-min initial consultation, and two 60-minute follow-up sessions per month over the course of 3 months.
Many clients decide to stay on with us past the three-month mark for continued coaching and follow up and we will work with you on an individual basis should this be your choice.
Likewise, we recognize that not all clients will choose a 3-month program, in which case your health coach will work with you to design a program that works best for your needs. Please contact us for pricing and packaging.