They combine medical testing with fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to improve chronic conditions and overall health.
60% of adults have at least one chronic condition – According to The Centers For Disease Control, many of those can be improved or reversed through lifestyle changes. It’s common for doctors to prescribe medications for chronic conditions without often having the opportunity or time to address the other contributors to health. Many doctors have limited specialist knowledge on nutrition and physical activity, so they are unable to provide detailed guidance to patients in regards to lifestyle changes.
Parsley Health takes a whole-body, functional and holistic approach to health in primary care. After an initial assessment with a doctor, patients receive a full personal health plan that includes nutrition advice, exercise plans, supplements, sleep advice, and prescription information.
Patients can track their symptoms using Parsley Health’s platform, so both they and the doctor can see what’s improving and what should be the focus. Depending on the plan selected, patients meet with a Parsley Health doctor five to eight times a year.
This is accompanied by five to eight health coach visits for additional guidance. The consultations last four to five times longer than a typical consultation with a physician. The results are impressive, their data shows chronic medication use is reduced by 66%.
Currently, they have clinics in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.