How can a health coach help me?

Health coaches can help patients at any age

Population Health Care

Population health care is provided by a team of professionals who take responsibility for partnering with you to make sure you get the care you need. We work on a team with your physicians, nurses, and medical assistants to help you be well and stay well. Health coaches and care coordinators can work with hospitals, specialists, rehabilitation, physical therapists, outpatient services -- whatever is needed to heal your body, mind and spirit.

Working with population health coaches and population care coordinators will give you better care results, fewer hospital admissions, and the ability to maintain your health at home following self-care plans. Population health care results in lower costs for patients and lets patients be a full partner in their own healthcare.

Working with a health coach or a care coordinator is currently free-of-charge through The Physician Network.

Population Health Coaches

What is a Health Coach?

A health coach is a registered nurse (RN) who helps you implement a personalized plan to improve your health based on your personal health goals and lifestyle. A health coach will hold you accountable to your personal goals and track your progress over time.

A health coach is not a replacement for your primary care physician. Instead, a health coach will work with you and your physician to determine the most important areas of your health to improve.

How can a Health Coach help me?

Patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, COPD and hypertension can work with a health coach to improve their health. Health coaches also assist patients who need help with medication education, weight management, nutrition, and answers to their health questions.

Health coaches can help patients of any age. In fact, our health coaches have experience working with parents to improve their children's health through identifying methods of exercise and managing nutrition.

If you think a health coach could help, one probably will!

Meet our Health Coaches

Erin Carter, RN

Population Health Care

Carrie Eckstein, RN

Population Health Care

Nicole Fuller, RN

Population Health Care

Lindsey Herron, RN

Population Health Care

Brenda Naber, RN

Population Health Care

Kalyn Rieken, RN

Population Health Care

Amy Smallfoot, RN

Population Health Care

Kelly Watton, RN

Population Health Care

Population Care Coordinators

What is a Care Coordinator?

A care coordinator (a medical social worker) can provide assistance with home- and community-based services for you and your family. They promote independence and help you obtain the resources you may need.

How can a Care Coordinator help me?

Patients who are having difficulty managing at home might not realize the number of agencies and services available in the community or which ones are right for them. A care coordinator sits down with you and your family, asks the right questions to help you choose beneficial services you need to maintain your independence, and then connects you with the right places to get the help you need. If staying home isn't possible, the care coordinator can help you and your family with decisions to help you receive the care you need.

To arrange for the help of a care coordinator, you can talk to your primary care physician, his/her nurse, or your health coach about having the care coordinator see you. You can also reach the care coordinator office at (402) 219-7748.

Meet Our Care Coordinators