Patient Advocacy & Navigation for Health Coaches & Practitioners Certificate Program – Open

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Navigate & Support Your Clients Through a Chronic Health Issue

Differentiate your services, get continuing education credits, and provide better support and advocacy for clients with chronic health issues as you help them navigate the healthcare system. 

Help Your Clients Heal Better

Differentiate your services, get continuing education credits, and better support, advocate for, and navigate your clients through the healthcare system who are dealing with chronic health issues.

Are you a health coach or holistic health practitioner? This course is designed specifically for health entrepreneurs like you, to take your practice and business to the next level.

The WellBe Patient Advocacy & Navigation certificate program for practitioners and coaches is an 8-week online course for those wishing to attract more clients, differentiate their services from other coaches and practitioners, get continuing education credits, and provide better services to clients trying to heal chronic health issues. At the end of this course, you will be able to more effectively support, advocate for, and navigate these clients through the broken healthcare system so they can get to the root cause.

The conventional healthcare system is a gigantic, confusing, overwhelming mess that often makes patients give up on trying to get answers and heal naturally. The integrative and holistic medicine world can also be challenging to navigate, with many treatments and therapies not covered by insurance. It also uses a very different model that most patients are unfamiliar with and intimidated by.

When you are able to confidently navigate someone through both the conventional healthcare system and holistic medicine worlds, you can be more effective as a healthcare advocate, coach, therapist, or holistic health practitioner, and you can offer more help, support, and value to both your current and future clients.

NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE & BEING HEARD

It is likely that your clients are working with you to look and feel better, so it’s also likely that your clients have one or a few chronic symptoms or health issues.

While you can do a lot to support your clients with their wellness, you might feel ill-equipped to advise, support, or navigate them through the big, broken healthcare system to get answers and find the right care that will help them heal the root cause of their health issues.

And it’s not surprising that you might feel this way!

The insurance system, information about medical error and effectiveness of surgeries and procedures, the wild world of pharmaceuticals and side effects, the complexity of lab and at-home testing, what your clients should ask their providers, and what their rights are in a healthcare setting…the conventional healthcare system is a lot for anyone to understand and effectively navigate.

And the integrative medicine world with its supplements, herbs, different kinds of providers, and natural therapy options is a challenge to understand and navigate as well!

But that’s just why your clients need your help with these things more than ever.

Often patients (especially women) don’t feel like they have a real partnership with their doctors. They are often afraid to tell their doctor things because he or she seems unconcerned, dismissive, or even belittling and doesn’t appear to care much about whether the chronic health issue ever gets fully healed as long as the symptoms are managed.

This results in many patients feeling lost and unsupported by the healthcare system and looking for help in other places.

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NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE & BEING HEARD

It is likely that your clients are working with you to look and feel better, so it’s also likely that your clients have one or a few chronic symptoms or health issues.

While you can do a lot to support your clients with their wellness, you might feel ill-equipped to advise, support, or navigate them through the big, broken healthcare system to get answers and find the right care that will help them heal the root cause of their health issues.

And it’s not surprising that you might feel this way!

The insurance system, information about medical error and effectiveness of surgeries and procedures, the wild world of pharmaceuticals and side effects, the complexity of lab and at-home testing, what your clients should ask their providers, and what their rights are in a healthcare setting…the conventional healthcare system is a lot for anyone to understand and effectively navigate.

And the integrative medicine world with its supplements, herbs, different kinds of providers, and natural therapy options is a challenge to understand and navigate as well!

But that’s just why your clients need your help with these things more than ever.

Often patients (especially women) don’t feel like they have a real partnership with their doctors. They are often afraid to tell their doctor things because he or she seems unconcerned, dismissive, or even belittling and doesn’t appear to care much about whether the chronic health issue ever gets fully healed as long as the symptoms are managed.

This results in many patients feeling lost and unsupported by the healthcare system and looking for help in other places.

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HOW DID WE GET HERE?

The conventional healthcare system we have today evolved over the past 90 years and was set up to kill the infections that often took the lives of people far too young. It did that very successfully! The problems arose when that model was applied to diet- and lifestyle-related chronic health issues and diseases, which need a holistic approach to truly heal.

Then when the insurance system evolved after World War II, it added another layer of bureaucracy, which began to dictate the kind of treatment a patient received, rather than the best treatment for that patient. It also forced doctors to practice medicine in a fee-for-service way that encourages more surgeries, prescription drugs, radiation, and procedures.  

These two factors — coupled with the fact that the last 70 years have been the unhealthiest in human history when it comes to the creation of toxins in products, food, air, water, and drugs — have created a perfect storm.

I’VE BEEN THERE

As various chronic health issues came up for me and my family, I struggled to navigate the conventional healthcare system and integrative medicine world to get answers.

I found the lack of communication, empathy, support, transparency, and a holistic approach in the conventional system to be disheartening.

I remember thinking, I wish I had someone I could go to when I had questions about the healthcare system, like whether I should get a second opinion about getting a biopsy or natural options for healing my father’s hip issue so he could avoid surgery.

I wished I had someone to hold my hand through this process, speak the medical language, discuss options with me, sort through research that I can’t understand, and most of all be there for me.

Since you are already playing a trusted and supportive role to your clients, by acquiring this knowledge about how best to navigate the healthcare system and empower your clients to properly advocate for themselves to get what they need, you can play a larger role in their health journey, and help them in more than one way.

I’VE BEEN THERE

As various chronic health issues came up for me and my family, I struggled to navigate the conventional healthcare system and integrative medicine world to get answers.

I found the lack of communication, empathy, support, transparency, and a holistic approach in the conventional system to be disheartening.

I remember thinking, I wish I had someone I could go to when I had questions about the healthcare system, like whether I should get a second opinion about getting a biopsy or natural options for healing my father’s hip issue so he could avoid surgery.

I wished I had someone to hold my hand through this process, speak the medical language, discuss options with me, sort through research that I can’t understand and most of all be there for me.

Since you are already playing a trusted and supportive role to your clients, by acquiring this knowledge about how best to navigate the healthcare system and empower your clients to properly advocate for themselves to get what they need, you can play a larger role in their health journey, and help them in more than one way.

“When you can bridge the gap between wellness and healthcare for your clients, you provide twice the value and a level of support that is invaluable for someone dealing with a chronic health issue.”

THE WELLBE PATIENT ADVOCACY & NAVIGATION COURSE WILL HELP YOU:

  • Get rid of imposter syndrome when talking to your clients about healthcare situations and/or with their doctors
  • Attract more clients
  • Create more loyalty with your clients
  • Bridge the gap between your client and their doctors
  • Have a market differentiator that separates you from other coaches, therapists, and holistic health practitioners (a certificate stamp image will be provided that you can put on your website)
  • Have more of an understanding and thus gain more empathy for what your client is going through, and in turn, offer them more support and value. The additional value means you can charge more for your services
  • Get more support and community in a free private FB group where you can ask questions and get advice about how to handle situations with your clients (those that relate to both wellness and healthcare situations) both from your peers and from Adrienne!
  • Get recommendations for your clients from our database and network of over 1400 integrative and functional medicine doctors, practitioners, coaches, and therapists
  • Get more visibility and marketing! You’ll be added to the WellBe database of practitioners, coaches, doctors for when we get a request from our community (which is often!) and a full list of participants in the program with details about your focus and work will be given to the group for additional referrals
  • BONUS: Get 8 Continuing Education (CE) credits! This certificate program is approved by the National Board of Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC) and may also be approved by other certifying organizations. Reach out to [email protected] to see if your certifying body is giving CEs for this course!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 8 webinars (with powerpoints you can keep) released each week for each module below
  • Multiple handouts per module for you to keep
  • Access to our database and network of over 1400 integrative and functional medicine doctors, practitioners, coaches, and therapists (you’ll be added and can get recommendations for your clients!)
  • Free private FB group with a group of other coaches, therapists, and practitioners in which you can ask questions and get advice about how to handle situations with your clients (those that relate to both wellness and healthcare situations) both from your peers and from Adrienne!
  • Live webinars with Adrienne throughout the 8-week program for additional questions and advice
  • 8 webinars (with powerpoints you can keep) released each week for each module below
  • Multiple handouts per module for you to keep
  • Access to our database and network of over 1400 integrative and functional medicine doctors, practitioners, coaches, and therapists (you’ll be added and can get recommendations for your clients!)
  • Free private FB group with a group of other coaches, therapists, and practitioners in which you can ask questions and get advice about how to handle situations with your clients (those that relate to both wellness and healthcare situations) both from your peers and from Adrienne!
  • Live webinars with Adrienne throughout the 8-week program for additional questions and advice

HEAR WHAT PAST PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY

“Adrienne does her homework and keeps it honest. Thank you for all you do in this often opinion-based wellness world.” – Dr. Robert Graham, MD

“Incredibly well done. I thought it was well balanced with information and action items. You guys were truly incredible. The lightning-fast responses were a huge help. I am so thankful for the program and all the incredible effort you put into it. Thank you again!” – Annie H

“I thought it was a wonderful program, filled with so much invaluable information and I learned so much that I had not known before. Thank you so much Adrienne and the WellBe team!” – Esther H

“Great preparation, great research and lists. Thank you for all the information. Overall, outstanding! That was a huge, and brilliant effort to distill all of that extremely valuable info an eight week program. I can only imagine the amount of work that that took, to say nothing of everything that you have gathered on your life journey. And by the way, I know that what you charged was only a small portion of what it cost to put it together. This is one of the most comprehensive, most well-researched and most infused with true care and compassion programs that I have seen. Brava!” – Julie H

“Your program was great and had SO much useful information in it! The guides and lists were so helpful and all of the research you had was very informative and thorough.” – Caroline M

“Thank you again for everything. I was obsessed with the program.” -Karin F

“I loved the program! The information and research was incredible.” – Phoebe C

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

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How We Got Here

Be able to articulate the specific problems that have made the conventional healthcare system so complicated and broken, how wellness and healthcare can come together + statistics on medical error and effectiveness of surgeries and procedures, radiation risks and exposure limits, and pharmaceutical effectiveness and risks in the U.S.

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Insurance & Provider Types

Understand insurance terms and reimbursement rules, eligible HSA/FSA expenses and rules for 2020, the difference between conventional and functional doctors and visit costs, the different types of integrative and functional medicine providers and what each is best for/how they practice

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Testing & Genetics

Learn about different testing options and their costs, what tests your clients should ask for, how to read and track tests over time, why labs have varying “normal” ranges, how to choose a good lab, what kind of at-home testing kits are worth it, do genes really play a role in chronic illness, how much, and how to test and understand genetic mutations

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Rights, Questions & Research

Learn how to find good research online/how to know what’s trustworthy, important questions your clients should ask their (conventional & integrative) doctors, patient rights with hospitals and providers (to their information, consent, related to bills, treatment decisions)

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Symptom Tracking & Records

Have a simple symptom tracking process and template that your clients can bring to their doctors, a universal health record form template to print and bring to any new doctors, and a chart to track radiation exposure

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Pharmaceutical drugs

Learn about pharmaceutical drugs: The origin of their names, what they do in the body, how they interact with other things, what causes drug side effects, and over-the-counter drugs to be cautious of 

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Natural Medicine

Learn about reputable supplement, homeopathic and herb brands, and their common uses, how to read a supplement label, research-backed natural therapies and what each is best for

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How to Use This Certificate

Go through examples of how to market this certificate to potential clients, apply it with existing clients, and communicate with your clients and their doctors about their healthcare to achieve the best outcome

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How We Got Here

Be able to articulate the specific problems that have made the conventional healthcare system so complicated and broken, how wellness and healthcare can come together + statistics on surgeries and procedures, radiation, and pharmaceuticals in the U.S.

shutterstock_637527865

Insurance & Provider Types

Understand insurance terms and reimbursement rules, eligible HSA/FSA expenses and rules for 2020, the difference between conventional and functional doctors and visit costs, the different types of integrative and functional medicine providers, and what each is best for/how they practice

pexels-karolina-grabowska-4047151 (1)

Testing & Genetics

Learn about different testing options and their costs, what tests your clients should ask for, how to read and track tests over time, why labs have varying “normal” ranges, how to choose a good lab, what kind of at-home testing kits are worth it, do genes really play a role in chronic illness, how much, and how to test and understand genetic mutations

pexels-christina-morillo-1181547

Rights, Questions & Research

Learn how to find good research online/how to know what’s trustworthy, important questions your clients should ask their (conventional & integrative) doctors, patient rights with hospitals and providers (to their information, consent, related to bills, treatment decisions)

pexels-rfstudio-3059745

Symptom Tracking & Records

Have a simple symptom tracking process and template that your clients can bring to their doctors, a universal health record form template to print and bring to any new doctors, and a chart to track radiation exposure

pexels-pixabay-159211

Pharmaceutical drugs

Learn about pharmaceutical drugs: The origin of their names, what they do in the body, how they interact with other things, what causes drug side effects, and over-the-counter drugs to be cautious of 

shutterstock_1029010654

Natural Medicine

Learn about reputable supplement, homeopathic and herb brands, and their common uses, how to read a supplement label, research-backed natural therapies and what each is best for

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How to Use This Certificate

Go through examples of how to market this certificate to potential clients, apply it with existing clients, and communicate with your clients and their doctors about their healthcare to achieve the best outcome

MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

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Dr. Taz Bhatia, M.D. is a board-certified integrative medicine physician and wellness expert in private practice in Atlanta, she is also the author of, “What Doctors Eat,” “The 21 Day Belly Fix,” and “Super Woman RX.”

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Dr. Jonathan Aviv, M.D. is an ENT-otolaryngologist, the clinical director of the Voice and Swallowing Center of ENT and Allergy Associates in NYC, and a clinical professor of otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Dr Reid Winick, DDS, is a holistic dentist and the owner of Dentistry for Health New York, a sustainable dental practice in NYC. He specializes in the Oral Systemic Link, as well as in TMJ and craniofacial disorders.

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Dr. Robert Graham, M.D. is board certified in both internal and integrative medicine, a public health scientist, food activist, and Chef. He is the co-founder of FRESH Med, an integrative health and wellness center in NYC.

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Dr. Joel Warsh, M.D. is an integrative pediatrician in private practice in Los Angeles, and is currently on staff at Cedars Sinai Hospital.

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Dr. Gerry Mullin, M.D. is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, functional medicine and nutrition.

blakeway

Dr. Jill Blakeway, DACM, LAc, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist and the founder of the Yinova Center in NYC.

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Dr. Ellen Vora, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist and yoga teacher. She is also board certified in integrative and holistic medicine and has her own private practice in NYC.

HOW TO KNOW IF THE PATIENT NAVIGATION & ADVOCACY PROGRAM FOR PRACTITIONERS & COACHES IS FOR YOU

If you’re a health coach or practitioner who works with clients on improving their wellness but feel ill equipped to also support them as they interact with the healthcare system, then this certificate program is for you.

The WellBe Patient Navigation & Advocacy Program for Practitioners & Coaches is not for you if who don’t believe in a whole-body, root cause or holistic approach to living and healing.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START?

 The WellBe Patient Navigation & Advocacy Program for Health Practitioners & Coaches will be offered for 8 weeks from October – December 2020, but the program material is yours to keep. Since the webinars will be recorded, you can choose to go at your own pace or finish on time in 8 weeks.

Patient Navigation & Advocacy for Health Coaches & Practitioners Certificate

Pay in Full: $347

Payment Plan: $79/month for 5 months

Enrollment for the WellBe Patient Navigation & Advocacy Program for Practitioners & Coaches is opening soon. To be notified, enter your name and email below.

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This program has the power to profoundly shape the future of your career, and the healthcare system at large. That might sound dramatic, but it’s true. Once you’re finished, you’ll have all the tools you need to support, advocate for, and navigate your clients through any chronic health issue, and actually help them get what they need to heal naturally.

I’m confident that if you can apply even a fraction of what you learn in this program to your work, you and your clients will get enormous benefit from this experience. And I’m happy to back that up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

You can participate in the course for up to two full modules, and if you do the work and honestly feel you didn’t get any value from the experience, we’ll send you a full refund.

When you’re done with the WellBe Patient Navigation & Advocacy for Practitioners & Coaches Certificate Program, you’ll be able to confidently market this additional support and knowledge to new clients and better support and help existing clients as they fight to get answers in the healthcare system and heal chronic health issues naturally, once and for all.

When you’re done with the WellBe Patient Navigation & Advocacy for Practitioners & Coaches Certificate Program, you’ll be able to confidently market this additional support and knowledge to new clients and better support and help existing clients as they fight to get answers in the healthcare system and heal chronic health issues naturally, once and for all.

WHO IS ADRIENNE NOLAN-SMITH AND WHAT IS WELLBE?

My name is Adrienne Nolan-Smith and I’m a board-certified patient advocate, speaker, health researcher and the founder of WellBe, a media, lifestyle, and education company dedicated entirely to helping people become more empowered in their health.

Over the past twenty years, I struggled with and have been able to overcome my own health issues including chronic Lyme Disease and Amenorrhea, and then became a caretaker for her mother, who was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder at age 58 and died at age 61. 

I’m in the unique position of being able to take what I’ve learned from my work as a holistic patient advocate, the dozens of expert’s from all sides of health and wellness that I’ve interviewed for WellBe, and the thousands of pieces of research I’ve collected and broken down for WellBe readers to guide you through a curriculum that will equip you with the tools you need to advocate for and support your clients as they navigate through the broken healthcare system.

I’ve been a patient, caretaker, worked within the conventional healthcare system, and have spent over two decades utilizing integrative medicine, so I know many of the challenges and what has worked for me.

I built WellBe to help others reverse chronic health issues naturally, and avoid what I experienced.

I’ve built the WellBe Patient Navigation & Advocacy Certificate Program because I know we need more health professionals who can support and advise people on these tricky and complicated healthcare matters, and help them heal naturally.

WHO IS ADRIENNE NOLAN-SMITH AND WHAT IS WELLBE?

My name is Adrienne Nolan-Smith and I’m a board-certified patient advocate, speaker, health researcher and the founder of WellBe, a media, lifestyle, and education company dedicated entirely to helping people become more empowered in their health.

Over the past twenty years, I struggled with and have been able to overcome my own health issues including chronic Lyme Disease and Amenorrhea, and then became a caretaker for her mother, who was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder at age 58 and died at age 61. 

I’m in the unique position of being able to take what I’ve learned from my work as a holistic patient advocate, the dozens of expert’s from all sides of health and wellness that I’ve interviewed for WellBe, and the thousands of pieces of research I’ve collected and broken down for WellBe readers to guide you through a curriculum that will equip you with the tools you need to advocate for and support your clients as they navigate through the broken healthcare system.

I’ve been a patient, caretaker, worked within the conventional healthcare system, and have spent over two decades utilizing integrative medicine, so I know many of the challenges and what has worked for me.

I built WellBe to help others reverse chronic health issues naturally, and avoid what I experienced.

I’ve built the WellBe Patient Navigation & Advocacy Certificate Program because I know we need more health professionals who can support and advise people on these tricky and complicated healthcare matters, and help them heal naturally.

You can elevate your business and your practice, and you can support your clients even more to get the health outcomes they desire. You’re ready, and we’re ready for you.

With so much excitement to guide and support you soon,

xx Adrienne and Team WellBe

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Have any questions about the program? Email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer them!

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