MELISSA HAKIM
10/18/21

About Coaching  
 
 
 
Dr. Melissa Hakim, MD
Phone: 484-533-7822
Email: drmelissa@hakimhealthpartners.com

Health and Wellness Coaching

Hakim Health Partners meets with you one-on-one to understand your needs and goals – whether it’s a new resolution or doctor’s orders. We help you control what you can control and prioritize what needs to happen. Resolutions and life changes are huge goals. We work together to map out a plan of small achievable goals. We’ll create a weekly target and a three-month objective. We help you reach your goals by holding you accountable. During each meeting, we’ll work on positive phrasing and focus on what you do accomplish. We’ll talk about how you accomplished forward movement and what works for you. We want you to enjoy good health as you age. It doesn’t matter what age you start! 

We partner with you to:

  • Develop & make lifestyle changes to decrease your chronic disease risk factors
  • Increase & continue an ideal level of physical activity
  • Achieve & maintain a healthy weight
  • Enjoy a nutritious diet 
  • Manage your stress
  • Experience better & more restful sleep
  • Help you manage your chronic disease
  • Be your best you

Education and exercise are also on the menu at Hakim Health Partners. Explore healthy lifestyle topics in-depth through group workshops or come out and get some exercise with us!

 

 

Healthcare Advocacy: A Medical Doctor is Your Patient Advocate

We do what your doctor used to have time to do. We develop a relationship with you and can spend as much time together as we need. Your concerns are our top priority and we make sure your doctors address them. We’re there to ensure that you understand the medical advice and that you follow-through. We’re on your side and your second set of eyes. 

We’re here to:

  • Be the bridge between you and your doctors, your specialists, your family members, and your hospital.
  • Translate all those confusing medical words so you understand what your medical team is saying – and what they are recommending. 
  • Do the research so you’re able to access the best medical care for your condition.
  • Remind you or clarify what your doctor said at your appointment.
  • Support you and eliminate stress so you can heal.

We’ve helped hundreds of people cope with their diagnosis, guiding them to appropriate specialists, and explaining various treatment options. 

I’m Dr. Melissa Hakim and I love helping people make lifestyle changes to improve their health. I’m here to help you reduce your risk factors for cardiac disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses through health & wellness coaching. I want you to live your best life – and your healthiest life every day. I’m passionate about running and exercise – and about eating and cooking. I’m a whole food, plant-based vegan, but it doesn’t mean you need to be! My medical education and Wellcoaches’ Health & Wellness Coach certification gives you a powerful partner for healthy living.

 

Not only am I a health and wellness coach, but I am also a healthcare and patient advocate. As a medical doctor, I see the problems with our medical system. I know the frustration patients experience while trying to get the proper treatment and heal. I’ve experienced it myself, having guided my father through a lengthy atypical disease.That’s why Hakim Health Partners exists. There are challenges with doctor/patient relationships and even the most educated among us need medical support they can trust.  People need someone who knows how the medical system works, and who works only for the patient. Since 1992, I’ve been helping people of all ages navigate our increasingly complex and specialized medical system. I believe that your health is not a “one size fits all” situation. Everyone deserves help finding the most appropriate treatment path. Being able to use my medical education in a way that gives my clients knowledge and a sense of peace is deeply rewarding. I am a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA), a members of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy, Greater National Advocates, and Lehigh Valley Aging in Place. For health & wellness coaching, I’m certified by Wellcoaches.

Visit my website hakimhealthpartners.com, give me a call at 484-533-7822, or email me at drmelissa@hakimhealthpartners.com to get started.