Life must be in a rough patch when even the fitness and weight-loss folks are telling people to take it easy.
With cocktail parties and celebratory dinners largely canceled by the pandemic, many purveyors of well-being aren’t issuing their usual holiday missives urging customers to resist second helpings, dodge the cookie tray or mind the nightcaps. Instead, weight-loss programs, fitness apps and lifestyle brands are emphasizing ways that users should be kinder and gentler to themselves.
“A lot of people aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving with the broad family they’re used to, so they’re looking for other moments of joy,” says Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers. “Part of that is showing them what they can do for themselves.”
Last week, WW launched a new program called myWW+, which includes app tools that allow users to more closely track their mindset and sleep, in addition to their food intake and exercise. Earlier this year the company started a hydration tracker for users to record how many ounces of water they drink each day.
The idea behind these new wellness goals? Letting people find some type of success even when eating and exercise don’t go well. During the shutdown’s early months, 36% of Americans gained weight, with women putting on an average of 10.7 pounds and men 15 pounds, according to a WW survey of 1,004 U.S. adults in May.
“This year has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional fee-for-service practices in ways we could never have foreseen,” says Bauer. “And 2020 has also underscored the resilience and rewards of the Specialdocs model of personalized medicine and inspired rising numbers of physicians to consider this beneficial alternative for themselves and their patients. At this pivotal point in American healthcare, we are privileged to share with Concierge Medicine Forum attendees our collective experience and first-person stories of transformation from our network of dedicated doctors.”
Michael Tetreault, CMF organizer and editor of Concierge Medicine Today, says: “The virtual format enables us to host a more diverse gathering of healthcare professionals than ever before, and offer 24/7 on-demand access to insights from the industry’s most creative minds. We’re thrilled to feature groups like Specialdocs, pioneers and continual innovators in the concierge medicine space.”
Specialdocs will be featured at events including: (all ET)
Thursday, Nov. 12th Pre-conference workshop
- Concierge Medicine: is it right for you, your patients, and your market?” T Bauer 10:40 – 11:35 AM
- Physician Perspectives Panel. Special Doc Morris Hasson, MD, California, discusses the rewards and challenges of his transition to concierge medicine. 2:40-3:40 PM
- “Group Concierge Medicine: Does it Work?” Special Docs Natasha Beauvais, MD; Cecily Havert, MD; Ken Zweig, MD, Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates. 2 PM
Friday, Nov. 13th
- “Cutting Through the Fog: What a Medical Practice Will Look Like for Traditional Fee-for-Service and Concierge Physicians for the Foreseeable Future” T Bauer. 2-3 PM
- “Social Media for Doctors Made Simple: What are You Putting into the World” Special Doc Uday Jani, MD, integrative concierge medicine, Shoreview Personalized Care, Delaware. 4-5 pm
After 2 pm
- “Lifestyle Medicine in a Concierge Practice” Special Doc Dorothy Serna, MD, North Cypress Internal Medicine & Wellness, Texas
- “Lessons Learned: Challenges and Physician Satisfaction Years Later” Special Doc Dominick Curatola, MD, cardiac concierge medicine, California
Saturday, Nov. 14th
- “Concierge Physician Lifecycle: From Exhaustion to Exhilaration to Exit” T Bauer 2 PM
- “Restoring the Balance: Physician’s Guide to the New World Ahead of Us” Uday Jani, MD 3-4 pm
Since 2002, concierge medicine transition and management experts Specialdocs Consultants have helped physicians nationwide transform their practices with a uniquely customized and sustainable concierge model.
Contact: Mindy Kolof, [email protected]
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