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Wellness coach helping reverse medical conditions

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Losing weight can be one of the hardest things you ever try to do. But, what if you had someone cheering you on every step of the way. Giving you tips of food to leave out, healthy items to replace it with, encouraging you to move a little more each day, even helping with your posture. To make it even better, all of that advice is covered by medical insurance or Medicaid, and a local doctor says, that encouragement and knowledge is all you need. She has proof!

We found that proof through Jack & Eleanor Scott from College Station, who've been married 53-years. They've both been seeing Dr. Dorothy Serna the past ten years to manage their diabetes & high blood pressure. During the past decade, Dr. Serna has encouraged them to lose weight and get their diabetes under control. It never has worked before, so Dr. Serna equipped her office with something that really works!

"We now have a new approach, where I have a Coach to help me advise patients what they need to do, and it really makes a difference! It's like having your own personal support crew. It's all coming out of my office, I supervise what the coach does."

Eleanor has lost more than 25 pounds and Jack had to get new clothes, after losing so much weight. Plus, their blood pressure is lower and their diabetes is finally under control. "Their numbers are better than they've been in years!" exclaims Dr. Serna.

The new wellness coach, Glauce Farge, has helped change everything and quickly for the Scotts! " We talk about background and make sure the patient understands it's not about eating and exercising! It's about how they lead their life, sit straight, emotions and social situations and how they deal with that all together," explains Glauce.

"Nobody has ever given us the right tools to achieve what we've achieved - Dr. Serna tried for a long time before she got us on track - but she does have us on track now for sure. My blood sugar is much lower! I'm taking half the insulin I used to take. My back doesn't hurt anymore & I'm not carrying around an extra 25 pounds. It's amazing what the difference can be! We exercise three days a weekend and we're able to better go places and do things!" says Eleanor.

"I don't mind getting out of bed in the morning. I have a lot more energy than I did before, and I do a lot more than I did," explains Jack.

The Scotts had tried multiple weight loss centers before, but nothing ever helped. Now they have the right tools and travel all the way from College Station to Cypress to get the life-changing help.

"With more and more doctors, you end up with pills when you walk out the door and your health is really never better off with that approach long-term, so we really like to stress prevention, take good care of yourself, prevent permanent damage & make positive lifestyle changes that truly make a difference," exclaims Dr. Serna.

For more information, visit www.northcypressinternalmedicine.com/aboutdoctors.htm.

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