Updated: Aug 30
Hey everybody, Dr. Julie McLaughlin here. And I am going to answer all your questions you have about heal community. I know you've been following us on YouTube and social media and getting all our emails and hearing all the buzz that we've been talking about this heal community. And it's because we're super, super excited to do this with our patients.
So I'm gonna answer some questions. And hopefully you're gonna learn everything you need to know, because I really want you to be able to take advantage of this. This is a huge opportunity for you. And for us to really help you get the care that you deserve. So what is it, what are all the questions that you have for this?
And I'm gonna tell you, I'm gonna answer a bunch of your questions, but if you have more, you can always call the office and ask because I want you to understand. So I know many of you probably remember when we had the five pound weight loss challenge and we had the five day de-stress challenge. We had it in our little Facebook group and we did virtual talks every day. We did group sharing and we gave you handouts and workbooks and things to do. And everybody who was in that five pound challenge they did awesome. And they de-stress too. I know a lot of you are still killing ants, right? Those automatic negative thoughts
And so when we thought about that was only five days. And if we could make impact on your health in five days, by doing that little group, What could we do in six months? What could we do if we had more support with a health coach and that you had access 24/7, just like you did in those groups, and you had individual visits with us, your doctors, every single month.
What would help improve the outcome. So when we started looking at it, we found this heal community and the statistics are staggering. The improvements that people make by having the support, having the knowledge and having the direction on a really regular basis to make sure that you're getting rid of those chronic diseases and preventing new ones from coming and you better believe you're gonna be sharing all your information with your family and your friends, because you want everybody around you to be as healthy as you are, just like we did with those challenges.
What is the heal community? So it's a private group for our patients. This is just our patients in our community and it's a very small group. Now if you're not one of our patients, we are accepting new patients and we would do a little visit with you prior to going into the group. You'll learn six pillars of foundational health through virtual coaching groups and individual appointments. So you get access to both. If you wanna know more what those pillars are, go back on our YouTube channel. We have a whole YouTube playlist that's just called heal community and we go through those pillars in depth. You have a complete work book that you'll be able to use at home and is old school where you can write in it, most people like that.
We provide education and guidance and support that you need to create those healthy habits to actually get 'em to stick. So just think, I know a lot of people are starting on their supplements and maybe they have questions about it, but their visit's not for three months until they're getting retested. And by then maybe they screwed up taking the dose or whatever it is you need help with. Or maybe you're not sure, is this food inflammatory or can I have that? Will it raise my blood sugar or, I'm really stressed. What can I do for this is the place for you if you need that extra help. And honestly, I don't know who doesn't.
Because it really will make a difference in your life. And it's a very safe place to ask all your questions. It's the place where you can ask all the questions that you wish you had more time to ask when you're at your doctor's visits. In our medical system, we don't have much time in all visits. So you get all your questions and answers here in this group, you'll learn valuable tools to regain, maintain, and share lifestyle changes that will significantly improve your health and your friends and families.
In this program, you're gonna have live group coaching from national board certified health coaches and Dr. McNamara and I will be hopping on there as well, because we're gonna be pulling you out in one on one coaching and one on one visits as well. So you'll have private visits with us as well as the entire group. You'll have cutting edge educational resources to really help you get a clear action plan, which you need to do to succeed with whatever condition you're dealing with.
You're gonna have community support from your group, from your medical practitioners, and us. It's a digital platform. You don't have to go anywhere or do anything you just have to log in. And the activities between the group are designed to anchor your new habits. So they become practice. We all know how it works when you go on a weight loss program and you last about a week and then you're off the wagon and no one's there to help you get back on.
So that's not gonna happen to you anymore. We're gonna be here for you. So let's go through some of the questions that we've been getting. Is this group coaching or individual coaching? So the program is set as a group coaching model to provide the highest level of support for each person involved. There will be one on one visits though, within those group sessions with your doctors, us, right? All the content is aimed to help you become your own self advocate to teach you skills that you can do yourself to improve and maintain your health, the team, and your coach will always be available along the way.
Do you have to share your private health concerns? No, absolutely not. Your visit will be private with the doctor with us and you can choose to share or support in the community, but you don't have to, just come and learn. Can I sign up for individual coaching too? The beauty of this model is that the magic happens in the group, right? So for now the offer is for group coaching only we harness the power of the community to heal, to create the biggest impact for our group members. There's tons and tons of clinical studies on this, that the improvements that people get from doing these type of heal community groups is way more than you would get just with your individual visits at the doctor.
How much does it cost. The cost is the best. It is only the cost of a regular office visit. It is so cost effective that's what makes this model even more special because it's not outrageously priced. You can afford it. And you get much more care than you do at a regular visit. So what about, is it covered by insurance? Yes. It's covered by insurance companies that we're in network with. So if you have Medicare or you're out of network, we do have very affordable plans at work for you. And again it is the cost of one office visit in a month. So it's not much.
Are there any extra fees. No, there's no extra fees. That's the beauty of the group visit. And the group coaching is super cost effective. And do I have to come into the office? Nope. You don't. It's a completely virtual program. We mail you a workbook. Like I said it's a hard copy workbook and you talk to us and the wellness coach and the group members all virtually online.
How long is this program? The program takes six months. And that includes your individual visits with the doctor as well. And you'll have 24/7 access to the group page for content and Q and A. Can I still keep my regular doctor? Of course. The heal community will help you stay healthy and answer questions about your health and wellness that you wish you had time to ask during those doctor visits, but absolutely you will be keeping your regular doctor. So now you got the idea, right? Isn't it cool. Now, can you see why we've been so excited and sending you all these emails and making all these videos?
I really want you to know that this is one of the best things that I've seen in my practice in 35 years. And you don't wanna miss out. So if I didn't answer your questions, I want you to call the office and we're gonna answer 'em for you. I want you to really understand what this is all about. And we only have five spots left in this group.
So I don't want you to miss that. So if you're ready, if you wanna do this, you can sign up online and there's more information online.
Here's the link https://www.healcommunity.com/clinic/mcc-mclaughlin
Or you can just call the office. When you sign up on the heal. The information just comes to us. So you don't have to worry about it going somewhere out in the internet. It's just coming to us. So we make sure we know how many people are in the group, who's in the group and what we need to do. So again, contact us anytime if you need to support or connect, here's our contact information.
And remember the spots are limited and we hope to see you soon.