When it comes to your health, do you really matter? Does your participation matter? Does being held accountable and knowledgeable have a significant effect on your health?
The answer to all of these – A resounding YES! I would also add that with the present healthcare system in turmoil, it is paramount to take the control of your health — NOW!
Although it may be difficult to navigate through the rough waters of healthcare today, working closely with your physician can make the journey much smoother. Recent studies have shown that patients who are active in their health care, known as “Patient Activation” have more skills and knowledge, as well as confidence, to manage their health care issues (1). Researchers found that the likelihood of developing diabetes, becoming obese or needing an emergency visit decreased dramatically.
So what are you waiting for?
If you are committed to achieving your goals for 2014, my office staff and I are here to co-create an individualized plan to meet your wellness needs and guide you through the process. Using a holistic approach, incorporating lifestyle, nutrition, and hormonal factors, the pathway to optimal health can be achieved using simple and feasible steps.
3 things to focus on when evaluating your health:
- What you put INTO your body ( diet, nutrition, etc)
- What you put ON your body ( lotions, medications, toxins in cosmetics)
- What is AROUND your body ( stress level, home/work environment, environmental toxins)
All of these have huge impact on your health and well-being!
I am very excited to add this new element of goal setting into the practice. I have added a new goals sheet to every New Patient Packet. Just as life constantly changes, so will your goals and aspirations. Having a clear picture and keeping a close pulse on them will help you manifest them.
Attached is a goals sheet — including possible roadblocks you might encounter.
Please feel free to download and fill out….and bring to your next office visit!
The top 3 goals that most patients have written on their sheet:
- Lose weight.
- Balance hormones
- Reduce stress – improve sleep
For each of these, I implement valuable resources and strategies to develop an individualized plan – tailored to your needs! As we know, accountability is key and our wellness team is dedicated to holding you accountable — in a gentle way.
Call today for your wellness consultation and receive a free Vitamin B-complex injection.
(1) Why Does Patient Activation Matter? An Examination of the Relationships Between Patient Activation and Health-Related Outcomes. 2012, Journal of General Internal Medicine, May, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp 520-526.