Katie Smith is excited about being a health coach

Health Coach Katie Smith, R.N. works one on one with Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic patients to help them meet their potential and reach their life goals. Coaching focuses on anything health related that’s holding people back from having a healthy, happy life. Often its things like weight loss, diabetes, COPD or congestive heart failure. Typically health coaching occurs weekly in person or over the phone. There is no fee for this service; it is an added benefit of seeing a practitioner at the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic regularly.

As part of a team that includes the patient and his or her practitioner, health goals are reported back to the practitioner so they’re notified about what their patients are working on. Keeping everyone up to date on progress is an important part of providing quality care. Instead of just treating people when they are sick, we are now focusing on preventative care to encourage healthier lifestyles.

Health-coaching services are available to all Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic patients. To make an appointment, call (641) 464-4534.