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Dr Frank Lipman discusses Coaching with Wearables

Podcast 189

Health coaches are a great asset to doctors even if they’re not licensed practitioners. Dr. Frank Lipman sheds light on the benefits of working with a health coach and where the future of medicine is heading with wearables. 

In this episode, Cathy and Dr. Frank discuss: 

  • What sparked Dr. Frank’s transition from traditional Western medicine to integrative and functional medicine
  • Why Dr. Frank decided to include health coaches in his practice
  • Most common sleep issues and how American culture impacts sleep habits
  • Recommendations for how health coaches can guide clients to a healthier and happier place by calming the nervous system 
  • How Dr. Frank’s passions shift depending on what will help clients the most 
  • Benefits of wearables and where the future of medicine is heading  
  • Next steps for incorporating wearables, genetic testing, biomarkers    

Dr. Frank Lipman received his initial medical training in South Africa and emigrated to the United States in 1984. He became board certified in internal medicine after serving as Chief Medical Resident at Lincoln Hospital in New York City. Becoming more and more aware of both the strengths and weaknesses of his training, he began to study acupuncture, Chinese medicine, functional medicine, nutrition, herbal medicine, meditation and yoga. Now recognized as a vocal pioneer of integrative and functional medicine (or what he calls “good medicine”), Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. He is a sought-after international speaker and the best-selling author of seven books Better Sleep, Better You, The New Rules of Aging Well, How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young & Slim for Life, Revive,Total Renewal.

Memorable Quotes:

  • “I realized how helpful a health coach could be because they could spend the time going through the specifics and help my patients implement what I was recommending…it is pretty obvious that a health coach could make a big difference to my practice.” 
  • “Getting your clients to do something to calm down the nervous system. If they can start coaching them with meditation or breathing exercises…just trying to teach people to get out of their heads…even teaching clients breathing techniques can be very helpful.” 
  • “…that’s sort of where medicine is heading where people will be able to get daily, every minute, some type of information about how they’re doing, whether it’s their heart rate variability, their heart rate, their blood glucose, how are they sleeping…we’re getting to a place where we’ll be able to get a lot of this information from wearables.” 

 

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