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Health And Wellness Specialist

Patience Miller, MD -  - Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology

Patience Miller M.D., Ob-Gyn

Patience Miller, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology & Health and Wellness Coach located in San Antonio, TX

If you’re looking for a partner to empower you to achieve your best possible health, consider a health coach at Patience Miller, MD, OB/GYN, in San Antonio, Texas. Research shows that working with a health coach may improve your health outcomes if you have a chronic condition. Find out whether health coaching is right for you by calling today or booking a consultation online.

Health and Wellness

What is a health coach?

Life can be complicated and stressful — even when your health is perfect. That’s why it’s ideal to have an expert in your corner who can set you on the path to good health. A health coach is a wellness expert who collaborates with you to help you achieve your best possible health through:

  • Positive lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Advocacy and information about health care
  • Individualized wellness programs tailored to your needs

Health coaches take a holistic approach to support you as a whole person. By working with a health coach, you gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take an active role in your medical care and overall well-being.

Why do I need a health coach?

Working with a health coach improves your health. Research shows a health coach may assist patients with chronic illnesses to manage their health better. Studies also found health coaching may:

  • Help diabetes patients lower their blood sugar levels and consume a healthier diet
  • Reduce pain, disability, and depression among patients with chronic health conditions
  • Lower the number of hospitalizations among children with asthma
  • Achieve greater reductions in cholesterol levels

When you meet with Dr. Miller, she discusses other benefits of health coaching.

What’s the role of a health coach?

Health coaches take an integrative, supportive role outside the walls of the doctor’s office. For example, a health coach at Patience Miller, MD, OB/GYN, might:

  • Empower you to take charge of your health
  • Work with you to promote healthy behaviors
  • Assist with the emotional impact of chronic illness
  • Offer regular follow-up care
  • Identify and remove barriers to care
  • Encourage you to be an active participant in your care
  • Teach you specific skills to manage your condition
  • Help coordinate your care with specialists and other providers
  • Act as an advocate on your behalf in the health care system
  • Provide culturally appropriate care
  • Ensure you receive the proper prescriptions and understand and take your medications as prescribed

Health coaches connect with you not only at a visit to Dr. Miller’s office but also between visits, creating familiarity and continuity to promote your optimal wellness. 

To explore the advantages of a health coach to improve your lasting health, call Patience Miller, MD, OB/GYN, today, or book a consultation online.