Condition Support Program
A Resource for Helping Patients Manage Chronic Disease
Recommended lifestyle and behavior changes necessary to manage conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and/or asthma, can be difficult for patients to make. These changes also take time, which is at a premium for every physician. There’s help, through a new program called At Your Best, administered through BeneFIT Corporate Wellness, the health and wellness arm of Populytics.
The program is free to all adults insured through the LVHN Health Plan who have been diagnosed with one of the above three conditions, or a combination of them. Condition Support Coach, Linda Fenstermaker, RN, who has 25+ years of clinical knowledge, has been added to the BeneFIT health coaching team to help At Your Best participants. She will support newly diagnosed patients by educating them about what to expect, and will assist all patients with diabetes, hypertension, or asthma by guiding them through the process of behavior change, which can lessen the risk posed by their conditions.
“For physicians, this program can lighten the burden of follow-up and patient compliance,” says Fenstermaker. “We motivate patients to make changes that can lead toward a healthier lifestyle and risk reduction. Talking with a coach on a regular basis provides a sense of accountability, and can result in better success in the area of behavior change.”
When patients sign up for At Your Best, they may be eligible for a discount on approved asthma, hypertension, and/or diabetes medications. “That can be a significant bonus for many patients, and can incentivize them to become more involved in their own health,” adds Fenstermaker.
For more information on At Your Best, contact BeneFIT’s Condition Support Coach at 800-955- 6620 (Option 2) or message Linda at mypopulytics.com.