Reversing Disease Free Clinic
The Reversing Disease Free Clinic is perhaps the most important link in transforming a church into a center of influence and bridging health seminar participants into Bible Study and beyond. Through its unique approach, patients are paired one-on-one with a lifestyle coach for a personalized lifestyle change experience. The program involves nine free sessions over the course of approximately two months: Six 1-hour appointments in the patient’s home and three 90-minute appointments at the church’s Better Living Center facilities. Course material is based on the 8-Weeks to Wellness workbook. The clinic relies on church members who have been certified as lifestyle coaches simply by studying the included training materials and completing a checklist of items. Oversight is provided by a volunteer health professional such as a Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner and does not replace the patient’s primary care physician. Adventist Medical Evangelism Network can assist the church in finding someone if needed. In addition, the program naturally builds in cooking labs and shopping tours that patients and coaches participate in together.
Key features of the Reversing Disease Free Clinic:
- One-on-one patient interviews with measurements of vital signs, goals reviews, and questionnaire on specific health issues
- Doctor’s visits including a consistent care plan that tracks a lifestyle disease, clinical appointments, and lifestyle counseling
- Interactive exercise activities
- Hands-on cooking demonstrations and tasting