Peer Reviewed Studies

Curious as to how a health coach can help your practice and patients? 

See below for new national standards and links to peer-reviewed articles.

To address standards, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) put out the following statement:

“The National Board of Medical Examiners in Coordination with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching has successfully created an exam that all health coaches must now sit for in order to be Nationally Board Certified.  Coaches must have gone through one of the approved programs and held a minimum number of coaching sessions with clients in order to be eligible to sit for the National Board Exam.

The first exam was held in September of 2017 and is now held approximately twice yearly.

Check to make sure your health coach is properly credentialed and Nationally Board Certified.”

National Board For Health & Wellness Coaching

Find Nationally Board Certified Health And Wellness Coaches here:!directory/map

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach Springfield MO


The articles below contain research and information to allow you to further understand the role and benefits Health Coaching may have for your patients and your practice:

1.) Diabetes Education, The Quadruple Aim and Health Coaching – A Perfect Match

2.) Researchers Affirm Long-term Value of Health Coaching

3.) Clinical Perspectives On Working with Health Coaches: A Mixed Methods Approach

4.) Regarding Obesity, Primary Care Providers and Health Coaching – New England Journal Of Medicine

5.) Your Patient Should Get A Health Coach. Here’s Why.

6.) Does Health Coaching Change Patients’ Trust In Their Primary Provider?

7.) Compendium Of The Health And Wellness Literature


Please contact me to further the conversation as to how I, as a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, can benefit your patients and your practice. 417-893-0801

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