Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I want to lose weight, how soon will I begin to see results from your program?
A: Assuming compliance with the plan, clients usually begin to notice results within one week. Typically, after a program is established, clients may lose as much as one to one-and-a-half pounds a week until they settle within their optimal weight range.
Q: I’ve tried many fancy diet and nutrition programs from Weight Watchers to Atkins. What makes proactive healthCARE solutions® different?
A: proactive healthCARE solutions® provides individualized one-on-one coaching with a highly trained, experienced and credentialed professional. Most formal diets or nutritional programs take a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we customize a plan for each individual that is flexible. We then modify it for lifestyle changes and optimal results.
Q: I don’t have a lot of money, is this program expensive?
A: proactive healthCARE solutions® is competitively priced when compared to related professional services and programs as administered by their representatives. A “Value Add” for proactive healthCARE solutions® is the fact that I am professionally trained with more than 30 years of experience. I have a graduate degree in nutrition, and have passed a professional examination resulting in certification as a nutrition specialist.
In addition to the cost competitiveness of proactive healthCARE solutions®, many clients realize savings in reduced bills for medical and pharmaceutical products and services.
Q: Are you a registered physician?
A: No. In fact, most people in the field of nutrition and other alternative healthcare professions are typically not physicians, but are trained professionals with experience in their field of practice.
As for proactive healthCARE solutions®, I have a Masters of Science degree with a Certificate in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. I am certified by the American Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists and am a member of the American College of Nutrition. I have more than 30 years experience and am a certified instructor of The ZONE® Nutrition program.
Q: Will you accept insurance?
A: In most instances, insurance will not pay for education and consulting services from proactive healthCARE solutions®. Because of this and the related overhead I don’t file claims on behalf of our clients. However, though I don’t offer a guarantee, our services often qualify for reimbursement under Section 125 (cafeteria plan, Flex Benefits) tax deferred benefits. If this applies to you, and you have a physician referral for my services, your payment will be with pre-tax dollars.
Q: Will you work with my physician?
A: Yes, more than 50 percent of my clients are physician referrals. With your permission, I will routinely send progress reports to your physician. We want to coordinate our care with your physician visits, and maximize your health care dollars.
Visit the Physician Referals page for more information about working with your physician.
Q: How long does your program last?
A: Initially, I meet with clients weekly (for about a month) to establish client history, benchmark existing healthcare status, identify tools and develop basic skills and strategies for optimal long-term results. It is recommended that subsequent meetings (monthly) be scheduled to monitor results, provide additional coaching and make appropriate adjustments to individual healthcare practices.