HIGH POINT, N.C.
- June 2, 2020
-- Locally owned Triad Lifestyle Medicine opened its doors in January 2020. Less than 2 months later, the world stopped spinning.
"When we first opened, we had an influx of new patients," shares Tiffany Allen, FNP-C, WHNP-BC, the medical provider at Triad Lifestyle Medicine. "There were many people who we personally knew were frustrated with conventional care and looking for a better option for personalized healthcare and they flocked to us immediately. But then, when the stay-at-home orders were issued, we literally went a whole month without obtaining any new patients. I think people were avoiding healthcare, which is a sad irony of this whole situation."
Leah Hazelwood, who leads business development for Triad Lifestyle Medicine, explains, "We were able to hold many in-person seminars in our first several weeks of operating, which brought a lot of people into our clinic where they could see and feel the difference. We have a very intimate, relaxing space that is nothing like a conventional clinic. However, with social distancing, we haven't been able to hold those seminars in our space. While we have had them virtually, it just isn't as impactful as a more interactive, collaborative class."
In the past month though, Triad Lifestyle Medicine has seen a resurgence of new patient interest. Allen says, "It is clear that preventative wellness is more important to people now than it has been in the past. We have had our biggest growth period to date. People want to be in their best health possible when faced with the next inevitable healthcare threat. I think people are now realizing that if they want to be truly healthier, stronger, and feel better, they need more than medication ... they need information, empowerment, support, and personalized healthcare."
Triad Lifestyle Medicine is the first Lifestyle Medicine clinic to open in High Point. While unique in many ways, the concept behind Lifestyle Medicine is similar to functional medicine, which has become more popular over the last few years in the Triad. Lifestyle Medicine is the use of nutritional counseling, physical activity recommendations, sleep improvement, stress and relationship management, and environmental changes for treatment, management and reversal of many chronic conditions and overall health improvement. This medical philosophy encourages the use of non-prescription solutions for many chronic conditions. Triad Lifestyle Medicine's practice looks beyond visible symptoms, using specialized lab tests, longer patient appointments and more detailed health assessments to create a fuller picture of the patient and a better understanding of the root causes of the health condition. http://Triadlifestylemedicine.com