What is whole-person wellness

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While Luka Doncic may be the star player of the Dallas Mavericks, the coaches don’t only focus on making him better. They focus on making sure the entire team plays at its best together.

This is the same type of approach that your family practice physician takes in your care. But instead of focusing on the whole team like Rick Carlisle does, they’re focusing on the whole picture of your health, or your “whole-person wellness.”

So, what is whole-person wellness?

Whole-person wellness means that your physician is looking at all aspects of your health and what affects it, not just the physical symptoms you’re experiencing.

When you see a primary care physician at Village Health Partners, they put together a care plan for you to maintain or improve your health. Your physician takes your nutrition, mental health, medical history and more into consideration. These factors all work together for your whole-person wellness.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, that can affect your eating and drinking habits which affect your overall health and can contribute to problems like high blood pressure. Your family practice physician wants to address the root causes of your high blood pressure, not just address the condition or symptoms.

Your physician can work with you on these aspects of your health, or they may refer you to our in-house specialists who work directly with your primary care physician as part of your care team:

Dietitians

Nutrition isn’t just a weight-loss tool! Your diet affects your mental and overall health. Having correct nutrition (along with the rest of your care plan) can help you reach your health goals! To help you achieve your goals, we have on-site dietitians who can give you the tools you need to be successful. You can also visit them through telehealth.

Counselor

Your mental health can affect more aspects of your health than just your mood. That’s why we have an on-site counselor who can help you focus your mental fitness. Meet Melanie Hoffman here.

Do you need to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician? Click below!

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