The power of lifestyle as medicine
HEALTH COACH・FAIRFAX, VA
Let food be thy medicine
Staying motivated with a healthy lifestyle and eating habits can be difficult, especially when life gets busy. It’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves in the midst of our daily lives.
Hiring a health coach can help you stay on track by providing support, accountability and guidance that is tailored to your individual needs. As your lifestyle medicine doctor and health coach, I will work with you to create achievable goals so that it becomes easier for you to stick with them over time.
Additionally, having a doctor who understands nutrition science and has experience helping others reach their goals makes it easier to maintain healthier lifestyles in the long run!
This is a soft reset for your body & soul.
“I’ll help you to remove the roadblocks that prevent you from sticking to healthy resolutions, creating change and transforming your approach to self-care.” – Dr. Nancy Selim, D.O.
A health coach works in the prevention room.
Did you know that over 80% of the most common chronic diseases are preventable? By identifying the key areas of your life that contribute to poor health you reduce your future risk of disease and reach optimal performance.
As your health coach, I’ll reconnect you with your more authentic self and motivations, helping you reframe your goals, and supporting you through natural setbacks and negative self-talk.
We’re in this together.
My holistic approach to wellness
Food is our fuel. Put good in, get good out.
But it’s not that simple, is it?
Overall health is about more than just diet alone. That’s why I treat the person as a whole, touching all the areas of wellness, including:
Physical activity: Even small amounts of exercise each day can reap great health benefits.
Stress reduction: We work together to identify areas of negative stress response and how to manage those responses through coping mechanisms and reduction techniques.
Quality Sleep: Lack of, or poor-quality sleep can lead to a strained immune system and an increased risk for all types of diseases. I’ll teach you how to get the most out of that precious time.
Relationships: Often overlooked, social connectedness is essential to emotional resiliency.
Nutrition: Diet has been shown time and time again to be the most powerful indicator of longevity and overall health.
Substance Abuse: Minimizing your intake of dangerous substances is a huge step to improving your health.
Let’s thrive, not just survive!
Lifestyle Medicine Pillars of Health
We treat the whole person
These are the pillars of health, and we’ll work to improve all of them.
Diet has been shown time and time again to be the most powerful indicator of longevity and overall health. Food truly is medicine.
Even small amounts of exercise each day can reap great benefits. You would be surprised at what a 30 minute walk a day can do.
We work together to identify areas of negative stress response and how to manage those responses through coping mechanisms and reduction techniques.
Lack of, or poor-quality sleep can lead to a strained immune system and an increased risk for obesity and heart disease. I’ll teach you how to get the most out of that precious time.
Often overlooked, social connectedness is essential to emotional resiliency. Strengthening our relationships and deepening our intimacy can have profound effects.
Minimizing your intake of dangerous substances is a huge step to improving your health. Don’t worry, I’ll never tell you that you have to give up the glass of red wine…it’s just about moderation.
Our feedback says it all
“Let food be thy medicine,
and medicine be thy food.”
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Frequently asked questions
Do you accept insurance?
In order to provide exceptional care that is thorough and unrushed, Dr. Selim is an out-of-network physician and does not accept insurance. If desired, a superbill can be provided to submit to your insurance company, but there is no guarantee that you will be reimbursed.
FSA/HSA is accepted. Please confirm with your employer regarding benefits.
What is a health coach?
Think of a health coach as your personal health cheerleader, guide, and partner. We help you implement lifestyle changes to improve your physical health. Unlike a nutrition coach, health coaching focuses on more than just diet. We also address unhealthy habits like sleep deprivation and stress management, to name a few.
We’ll work with you to get you “unstuck” by helping you figure out what’s keeping you from reaching your health goals.
Can Dr. Selim be my PCP?
While I am trained as a Family Medicine Physician, I will be acting as a consultant and advise that you have your own Primary Care Physician to manage your general health. I’m happy to communicate with your personal doctor at your request.
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
To maximize the value of your initial appointment, please bring any recent blood work completed in the past 6 months and an EKG if available. If medications are recommended that require an EKG, you will be asked to complete this test with your primary care doctor prior to any prescriptions being given.
What is the cancellation policy?
All appointments that are not canceled 24 hours in advance will be charged a $75 cancellation fee.