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What benefits do Functional Medicine Health Coaches bring to your practice?

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches provide motivational strategies, behavior change theory, and communication techniques to help clients create sustainable changes that lead to better health. They help bridge the gap between what clients know they need to do to be healthy and the intrinsic motivation needed to make and sustain those changes. They offer the expertise and qualifications to partner with doctors and help translate the plan of care into a plan of action.

We provide 3 easy ways to incorporate Functional Medicine Health Coaching into your practice

Find a Health Coach

Search our database of Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches by specialty training or location, including remote/virtual services, and reach out directly to coaches whose skills and experience fit your criteria. Ready to get started? Find a certified health coach!

Post a Coaching Job

Post your open position for free and find the right FMCA-trained and Certified Health Coach for your practice. Our health coach community monitors job postings closely—if you’re ready to bring a coach to your practice, start here!

Health Coach Training

Would someone from your practice/team make a great health coach? We train and certify office staff, nurses, and even doctors in our program. Learn more about our Functional Medicine Health Coach Certification.

“Whenever a practice adopts health coaching, the entire practice has a change of mindset, and conversations change. I learn better communication through my health coaches.”

Chen Ruan, MD
Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine

Here’s What Doctors Are Saying About Working With A Functional Medicine Health Coach

Roy Hall, MD

Roy Hall, MD

Roy Hall, MD created Mountain Health Functional Medicine and sees patients for diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune and thyroid issues, hormones, and other conditions. His FMCA-trained health coach works remotely and they’ve created an incredibly effective strategy for collaborating and communicating via his EMR.

“Adding a health coach has made a tremendous difference. People get well faster. I would never go back to not having a coach. It just does not make sense to me. When I look back on our first year, I feel kind of sorry for our clients because they missed out.”

Cheng Ruan, MD

Cheng Ruan, MD

Cheng Ruan, MD is an internal medicine doctor using integrative and Functional Medical approaches in an insurance-based practice. Dr. Ruan’s health coach works onsite and facilitates both individual and group coaching.

“One way to combat patients falling through the cracks and doctor burnout is health coaching and group visits. At Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, we have developed a structure that allows us to adopt health coaching that helps the patient and doctor.”

Corey Rice, MD

Corey Rice, MD

Corey Rice, DO is the founder of Modern Medicine in TX. He is a conventionally trained doctor who saw the need for diet and lifestyle intervention early on in his career. He works collaboratively with a full-time, onsite health coach.

“If you’re a doctor deciding on having someone with this position, I don’t know how I would do what I do, and grow my business, without a health coach. I don’t think we could do it.”

Max Tomlinson, ND

Max Tomlinson, ND

Max Tomlinson, ND is UK-based but works internationally with patients who suffer cognitive decline. He uses Dr. Bredesen’s ReCode program and collaborates remotely with an international Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.

“I have a deep confidence that the coach and l speak the same language and that’s really important for the Recode program. Having a health coach there who is, number one, trained, number two, understands the terminology and will give people advice that sticks to a framework that we’ve all agreed on, is of utmost importance.”

The Collaborative Care Connection

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