Author: Larry Chapman
Why is this important?
This short, 4-page interview is important because it includes some great wisdom from the physician’s perspective about how to help patients (aka “employees”) get on the wellness bus. It includes practical tips for anyone advising anybody about succeeding on their wellness journey. Fast, pithy and practical read.
The medical literature is pretty clear that our own doctor(s) have a lot of influence on our health decisions as patients. We hope that this influence will be supportive of the behaviors that our wellness programs advocate, but sometimes this is not the case. A physician may downplay the feasibility of making a major lifestyle health behavior change, suggest a prescription drug, undermining the effectiveness of our wellness program’s efforts with that individual.
Therefore, we need to have some way of helping our employee’s doctor(s) to be supportive of the lifestyle-oriented health improvements we advocate in employee wellness. This article is intended to help with this problem as well as help physicians be more effective in advising patients on wellness issues.
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I hope this tool helps you reach your wellness programming goals! Drop me a note and let me know your thoughts and if you found it to be helpful: [email protected].