Nutrition And Health Coach Specialist

Essential Medical Care

Family Medicine & Pain Management located in College Park, GA

If you wish to live a healthier, more active lifestyle, partnering with a nutrition and health coach is an excellent idea. At Essential Medical Care, family medicine physician Vickie James, MD, offers complete health care and nutritional and health coaching. Take the initial step toward living a healthier life. Make an appointment by calling the office in College Park, Georgia, or booking one online today.

Nutrition and Health Coach Q&A

What is a nutrition and health coach?

A nutrition and health coach is a medical professional who specializes in healthy eating, exercise, and general well-being. They work with you one-on-one to develop a custom treatment plan that improves your physical health.

Nutrition and health coaches, like Dr. James, typically focus on several key areas of wellness, including:

  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Time management

When one of these isn't in balance, it affects other areas of your life. Working with a nutrition and health coach brings balance to your life and reduces your risk of developing potentially severe medical problems.

What does a nutrition and health coach do?

A nutrition and health coach helps you reach your wellness goals. Specifically, they examine your life, schedule, and daily routine to pinpoint areas that might benefit from improvements.

During your treatment, you visit Essential Medical Care every few weeks. At each check-up, Dr. James monitors your progress and adjusts your treatment as necessary.

To ensure that the nutrition and health plan aligns with your individual needs, Dr. James asks you various questions during your initial consultation, including:

  • What are your wellness goals?
  • What is your home life like?
  • What hurdles keep you from achieving your goals?
  • Are there any habits (like smoking) that you’d like to break?

After gathering the necessary information, Dr. James creates a nutrition and wellness plan to meet your needs.

What are the benefits of working with a nutrition and health coach?

Working with a nutrition and health coach presents many advantages. One study found that people who worked with a health coach experienced significantly lower blood pressure and cholesterol. They also were able to maintain a healthy weight and reduce their risk of diabetes and heart disease.

If you’ve tried to live a healthier lifestyle on your own but were unable to succeed, a nutrition and health coach can help you set reasonable — and attainable — goals. They can even act as a cheerleader if you’re feeling discouraged, unmotivated, or overwhelmed.

To live a healthier, more active lifestyle, don’t wait to partner with a health and nutrition coach. Make an appointment at Essential Medical Care by calling the office or booking online today.