Choosing a health coach is a big decision and it has to feel right to you. Your health coach is your partner, your ally and your biggest cheerleader – or at least it should be. I hope this information is helpful to you in determining whether or not you and I could work well together. If you have questions that aren’t answered here please feel free to schedule a free 15 minute consult Click Here to Schedule Online or scroll to the calendar at the bottom of the page. We can work together for remote health coaching via phone or skype.
What to Expect Your First Visit:
Your first visit is a comprehensive health and personal history – I want to know all the details so that I can know best how to help. All areas of your health and wellness will be discussed. This includes major illness and life events, a detailed picture of how you’re feeling now and any other concerns you have. We will talk about stress levels, diet, sleep, lifestyle, and of course mental and emotional well-being. Generally, this takes 1.5 hours for adults and about an hour for children up to 10 years old.
How To Prepare:
- Please complete the new client paperwork that is emailed to you with the appointment confirmation. This paperwork is very comprehensive and will take time and consideration to complete. It must be completed, along with the consent forms, prior to your appointment or your visit will need to be rescheduled.
2. Please upload to the client portal or email to me at email@example.com:
- Copies of any recent laboratory or diagnostic testing
- Any medications or supplements you are currently taking along with the dosage.
- If you have an extremely lengthy or complex medical history it is helpful to create a health history time-line.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Amy different from my doctors and local practitioners?
Amy is trained as a Naturopathic doctor but prefers to use her knowledge as a health coach rather than as a direct medical practitioner. This relationship is more personal and allows more customized work. Our goal is to make a significant impact on your life and health through a series of small, manageable changes. Because Amy works only with remote clients, she can not diagnose or “treat” illness, but she can work with you to enhance your overall health and well-being. Also because of the remote nature of the work Amy can not order lab work at this time. Dr. Amy is NOT an M.D. or a D.O. a.nd requires that you maintain a relationship with a good primary care provider in your area.
What if I Don’t Live Where Dr. Amy Does?
No worries! Phone and skype appointments allow us to work together no matter where you or I might be. Skype or phone can be a great way to have an appointment. All recent lab work and any necessary pictures can be uploaded to the client portal. Amy is English speaking, so please bring a translator if we will need one. Click here to schedule or scroll to the calendar at the bottom of the page
What should I expect in my first visit with Amy?
Your first visit will be about an hour and a half. During this time your complete history will be discussed, as well as your symptoms, family history, lifestyle, emotional health and diet. Based on the complete set of information gathered, Amy will outline a detailed plan for you that will involve small steps towards a big goal. Amy will suggest that you visit your primary care or specialists if she feels there is something more serious going on that needs to be addressed.
What Conditions are Helped by Remote Health Coaching?
Amy works with your body, health and lifestyle as a whole. Our plan of action will address your health and wellness in a complete way to help increase your quality of life, energy and motivation. This can be effective in most situations because any step you take to improve your well-being overall will help to change your energy level, joyfulness and trickle down to actual health conditions. Amy has a special interest in MTHFR mutations and the anxiety, depression, and fertility issues that go with them (I’m a mutant too!) as well as gallbladder sludge and weight loss. If you’re not sure if we’d be a good fit please schedule a free 15 minute consult to discuss your particulars.
Can I work with Amy and Other Practitioners?
Yes! Amy is able to help you to make positive changes and improve your well-being overall through remote health coaching, but it is important that you maintain good relationships with primary care providers and hands-on practitioners where appropriate. Amy will make sure that her input is not conflicting with these practitioners in any way.
Does Amy take insurance?
Not at this time.
How long does it take to feel better and what does it cost?
Every person is different and every situation is unique, but we’re aiming for noticeable improvement within the first month. After your initial visit, we can discuss how close a relationship you’d like. Generally, it’s important to follow-up at least once per month for the first three months, but if you’d like a little bit more support we can talk up to once per week. After the first three months we will reassess and see what suits you best.
All visits are billed by time, the first visit for adults is always 1.5 hours:
1.5 hours – $195 – Adult new client visit
1 hour – $145 – Child new client visit or follow-up with extra time
30 minutes – $85 – Typical follow-up visit
15 minute quick check – $55 – For quick issues
Phone or Email Questions or Check-Ins:
General questions (less than 5 minutes): Free within reasonable use.
I consider this to be part of our relationship and will only bill if the calls or emails are frequent or complicated.
Complicated calls or emails (up to 15 minutes): $55
Questions requiring more time: Billed as regular visits.