Feel better and get back to the life you want. Prescribe FIT is different than anything you’ve tried before. We meet patients where they are in their health journey by forming personal connections to better understand motivations and challenges then provide tools to cope and maintain healthy lifestyle changes.
You don’t have to make large sacrifices to decrease weight, reduce pain, improve mobility, eliminate medications, and better prepare for and recover from surgery. Our lifestyle health coaching program focuses on improving daily habits—such as nutrition and physical activity—to build sustainable healthy practices that address the root causes of chronic pain and other diseases. We’re here to be your guide on this journey.
“I’m down 91 pounds!”
“I lost enough weight to qualify for a lung transplant.”
“I’d missed gardening so much. I’m so happy now!”
“I stopped drinking alcohol.”
Together in partnership with your physician, we’ll get you on the Fast Track to Health™.
Your doctor will determine if you’re a candidate for Prescribe FIT. Once your doctor prescribes the virtual lifestyle coaching program, you will receive a link to schedule your first call on our website. Patients should commit to at least 3 months but it typically takes 1 year to fully transform lifestyles.
Each patient is matched with a personal Health Coach Care Coordinator who is available for weekly 15-minute phone calls, in-app messaging, supportive advice and personalized recommendations.
Your health coach will work with you to learn your motivations and desired health outcomes then help you establish your own personal goals for the program. You will begin with small lifestyle tweaks then build habits to improve gradually over time.
You will be provided a Prescribe FIT Bluetooth Smart Scale which pairs with your mobile phone or tablet to send daily body weight readings to your orthopedic provider. Patients are asked to weigh-in every morning and required to step on the scale at least 5x per week.
Along with your weekly check-ins with your health coach, you will gain access to lifestyle health resources, healthy recipe substitutions, on-demand videos, and more to help you become an expert on your orthopedic wellness journey.
With Prescribe FIT, there is no strict diet that you must follow to be successful in our program. Instead, we will assess your current eating habits and then teach you how to choose more nutritious food options, reduce frequency of eating, and decrease portion sizes. Meal tracking in-app is easy with barcode scanning that automatically records nutrient breakdowns of everything you’re eating.
Your health coach will work with you to build a personalized at-home exercise routine that works for your unique needs. These activities are tailored to your abilities, preferences, and current activity level. Most of the exercises can be completed anywhere, at any time.
As you progress through the program, you will begin to establish a new daily routine consisting of appropriate physical activity and healthy eating habits. Once you’re maintaining those lifestyle changes, your health coach will help you begin to incorporate additional changes like stress and sleep management advice, tips for moderating alcohol or tobacco use, and more.
Over the next year, you will track your weight, pain, mobility, physical activity, nutrition, and water intake as you continue throughout the program. Your health coach and orthopedic provider will be able to monitor your progress as well and offer support.
As your new routine becomes more consistent, you will begin to see real results that will last long-term. These can include not just weight loss, but reductions in pain and A1C as well as improvements in mobility, energy, and more. Your health coach will help you stay dedicated as you maintain your new lifestyle.
The Prescribe FIT mobile app, called PACE (Prescribe, Assess, Connect, & Engage), is exclusively for patients from our partner practices who’ve been prescribed our virtual lifestyle health program. The PACE mobile app allows you to:
Our health coach care coordinators are highly-qualified and dedicated individuals who will help you on every step of your journey to better health.
“I love the fact that I get to help people every day with the struggles of weight loss. I have been right where they are. I understand what they face every day. I want to be able to help motivate people in a positive way. I am very honest and open and let them know this is a lifetime journey. Is it worth it? Absolutely! It is not just about what you lose. It is about what you gain!”
“I really enjoy working with orthopedic patients and helping them live a healthier lifestyle and eventually help them live a longer, pain-free life.”
“Our patients are amazing! I enjoy being a part of their journey of change and being there for them throughout their highs and lows. I love being able to apply my knowledge that I have gained from my 12-year orthopedic experience to my patients that are recovering from surgery or preparing for it.”
“Being able to spend more time with patients on a weekly basis via telephone has been so beneficial for the patient’s success. I hear patients tell me that having my weekly phone calls helps them stay focused and keep going for their goals.”
“I believe my profession should fuel my passion to make a difference in people’s lives. At Prescribe FIT, I have the privilege of helping patients reignite their passion for themselves and their health. It feels so good to be doing what I am meant to do and know that this is where I belong.”
Often, there are NO out-of-pocket costs for patients participating in Prescribe FIT. Typically Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurance carriers cover the service with little to zero financial responsibility to you. We’ll help you to determine coverage and benefits before enrolling.
No. The program is 100% virtual and available to you wherever you’re located.
Yes, of course! The team at Prescribe FIT is always there to help you every step of the way. Our technology was built with this in mind so it’s easy to use for anyone, anywhere, on any device. Our team will ensure your account is setup and that your device is paired with the Bluetooth scale. Once you’ve begun the program, your health coach care coordinators will guide you through the program.
Prescribe FIT is NOT a gimmicky diet fad. There is no specific diet a patient is encouraged to follow. Long-term success is built through general healthy eating, portion control, frequency of eating, and other personalized advice from health coach care coordinator.
Each patient will be prescribed a personalized exercise program based on their specific needs and capabilities. You do not need any sort of special equipment to get started.
Your prescription is for 12 months and we recommend staying in the program for the full 12 months to fully engrain the lifestyle change.