People want to feel better. They hear of functional medicine and find you to heal the root causes. Systems biology – root cause medicine can provide transformative healing with one exception: outcomes largely depend on how well a person can implement nutrition and lifestyle changes (aka behavioral change!). 

Most patients start their functional medicine experience with a burst of enthusiasm. Then, after a few months of investing and not seeing drastic improvements, their confidence in you and their treatment plan wanes. The financial and emotional commitment begins to strain all other aspects of the their life.

Patients begin to think,“Is this worth it? Maybe I just haven’t found the right provider.” Somehow, their lack of progress becomes your fault, and they drop out of your practice and go on to the next practitioner.

New Practice Case Study

Setting up a new practice? Get tools to create patient-provider therapeutic partnerships and workflows that allow you to be both coach and provider or easily integrate a health coach (when ready).

Established Practice Case Study

Been in practice for 2+ years and are ready to end the overwhelm? Get tools and resources to take back your time and improve patient acquisition, activation, and retention.

Ready to set everyone up for success?

From finding the right health coach to creating seamless workflows and continuity of care in your practice, Kara brings over two decades of experience to her one-of-a-kind proactive strategy model. 

  • Orient the new patient encounter based on what’s strong with an individual vs. what’s wrong.
  • Develop workflow models that keep patients activated in the transformative process long enough to experience profound results.
  • Create program bundles based on patient readiness.
  • Optimize patient retention and clinical outcomes and enjoy word-of-mouth referrals.
  • Find, interview, hire, onboard, train, manage, and optimize the right health coach for your clinical practice.
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Therapeutic Partnerships Roadmap

Creating Empowered Patients and Thriving Practices

The Therapeutic Partnerships Roadmap is a Teachable course sharing Kara’s proven model to help you effectively design and streamline your operating systems so you can get the right patients through the doorempower them to be your equal partner and keep them engaged long enough to experience profound clinical outcomes.

“A Shift In Mindset”
“It’s so easy as “the doctor” to slip into a doctor-patient relationship that’s built around the doctor’s wants and beliefs for the patient, prescribing changes or protocols that might be ideal for that individual, but are not congruent with where the patient is currently at. As a practitioner new to Functional Medicine, I often find myself over preparing before a patient appointment, pre-determining what the outcome needs to be, deciding what the patient will need to do, take, or change. Some of this planning is necessary and important as their health guide, to lead them down a path of health and healing but, many times it lacks the patient’s input and inhibits their willingness to change, and feel “seen”. This one sided approach is not a therapeutic partnership and will most likely not lead to the outcomes we all desire. Kara helped me adjust my mindset, although small, has a profound impact on the potential for the patient to feel  “seen” and assume their active role as my equal, therapeutic partner.”

Dr. Anthony Evans

 Align for Life

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