January 25, 2024

Lifestyle-Tailored Healthcare: Personalizing Your Wellness

by SHIFT Team

In our previous blog post, we discussed the challenges of the traditional healthcare model and how SHIFT’s Primary Care Membership offers a new paradigm for wellness, using a personalized, proactive, concierge medicine approach. 

In this second installment, we’ll delve deeper into lifestyle-tailored healthcare, emphasizing its importance in achieving personal health and fitness goals. As the current one-size-fits-all healthcare model continues to fall short and medical appointment wait times continue to grow for busy Chicago professionals, it is increasingly evident that a tailored strategy from concierge doctors for wellness is the right approach. 

To optimize your health, you need customized healthcare and dedicated primary care doctors to address your unique needs and lifestyle so that you can optimize your health, wellness, and even your athletic performance. 

Read on to discover how lifestyle-tailored healthcare works and what benefits SHIFT Members receive.

What is Lifestyle-Tailored Healthcare?

Lifestyle-tailored healthcare is a concept based on customizing healthcare plans to fit an individual’s unique lifestyle, preferences, and health goals at the direction of physicians and health experts. It recognizes that no two individuals are the same and that their healthcare needs and recommended strategies should be personalized. With a  membership-based model, healthcare moves beyond traditional structures by integrating medical expertise, lifestyle coaching, and cutting-edge technologies to create tailored plans that are both effective and sustainable.

Why You Need a Healthcare Expert to Customize Your Health Plan

Achieving fitness or health goals without customized care plans can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing complex lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and stress management. Generic advice or cookie-cutter approaches often fall short in addressing the specific needs of individuals, leading to not achieving the desired results. No two bodies are the same, so health and wellness guidance shouldn’t be either.

This is why the expertise of professionals, like dietitians and physical therapists at SHIFT, is essential to your health success. These experts provide targeted support and personalized guidance, allowing the Member to have measurable steps and a plan of action to reach their goal. Since the guidance is shaped with an individual’s unique circumstances in mind, Members are more likely to improve their health outcomes.

From dietary recommendations and exercise regimens to stress management techniques, Members reap ongoing benefits from these tailored lifestyle modifications.

The SHIFT Comprehensive Annual Assessment Process for Lifestyle-Tailored Healthcare

At SHIFT, the annual comprehensive health assessment process takes into account a thorough analysis of lifestyle factors that can impact an individual’s health and well-being. 

The full-day assessment begins with testing to find your health baseline. SHIFT leverages advanced diagnostics and tools, such as:

  • Vision and audiology tests 
  • EKG
  • Lab testing for biometric analysis 
  • DEXA body composition scans
  • VO2 Max tests
  • Running gait analysis

Your board-certified SHIFT physician conducts an in-depth physical examination that goes beyond a traditional wellness check, taking the time to review medical history, lifestyle, weight loss goals, motivations, and family history. 

The assessment also includes consultations with a nutrition coach, dietitian and physical therapist, who each provide personalized recommendations, ensuring that the plan is tailored to the individual’s needs.

During the nutrition consultation, Members receive:

  • A comprehensive nutrition assessment with a registered dietitian
  • A review and analysis of DEXA scan data, and other related metrics
  • Custom formulation of personalized recommendations with a focus on the Member’s unique goals and lifestyle

The fitness and recovery consultation with a licensed physical therapist includes:

  • Assessment of current fitness routine
  • Review of video gait analysis and VO2 Max results
  • Customized recommendations that are consistent with Member’s health risks and goals
  • Hands-on demonstration of methodologies

At the end of the assessment day, you will meet with your doctor again to discuss a summary of the results and to talk through an individualized action plan. This discussion is centered on the patient’s motives, goals, and aspirations regarding their fitness or health.

From here, the SHIFT Member is able to walk away with a digital report that includes all data, personalized expert recommendations, and a library of evidence-based resources.

Custom Plans for Better Healthcare in Chicago

Based on the assessment results, SHIFT develops personalized health strategies integrating medical expertise, lifestyle coaching, and cutting-edge technologies. These custom plans are designed to address each patient’s unique needs and goals, providing a roadmap for achieving optimal health and wellness. 

For Chicago-area professionals, SHIFT’s revolutionary, hands-on concierge medicine approach is a game-changer that leads to better vitality, performance, and overall wellness. A custom plan can include nutrition coaching, one-on-one treatment with a physical therapist, an exercise regimen that aligns with their fitness goals, and stress management techniques to improve overall well-being.

Ongoing Support to Improve Your Health in Chicago

SHIFT’s support doesn’t end with the development of a custom plan. The team provides ongoing support to help Members implement and maintain their personalized health strategies. This can include accountability structures within Fuel U nutrition coaching to improve nutrition or regular appointments with a physical therapist for recovery needs

Continuous monitoring, feedback, and adjustments are also key components of the ongoing support system, ensuring that the tailored strategies remain effective and sustainable over time. SHIFT will retest labs, DEXA scans, and VO2 max tests to ensure progress is being made. This approach empowers SHIFT Members to push onward in their journey toward wellness.

Get Custom-Tailored Healthcare for Your Lifestyle in Chicago

The move towards lifestyle-tailored healthcare represents a fundamental change in how you can approach your health and wellness, and at SHIFT, we’re setting the bar. By customizing healthcare plans to fit individual needs and goals, SHIFT is empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being. 

The benefits of membership-based tailored healthcare are clear: 

  • Improved health outcomes
  • Dedicated primary care physicians
  • Access to an interdisciplinary team
  • Proactive approaches
  • Incorporation of cutting-edge technology
  • Long-term wellness

Are you ready to take charge of your health journey and experience the transformative power of personalized care with SHIFT?

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