About Sarah

Executive Wellness CoacH

Board Certified Masters Degree Medical Provider, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified in Lifestyle Medicine

My Story

I went into healthcare to help people.

After highschool, I graduated with honors  with a  premed Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and concentrations in both Chemistry and Psychology before going on to graduate school. I obtained my Masters Degree  in 2002 and immediately started working as a Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Provider. 

After 15 years of working in Medicine and caring for patients, I was at the top of my career and well respected. 

But I was  very frustrated with the healthcare system.

90% of the patients that I cared for were seeing me in the Emergency Department with complications from preventable diseases. In the Acute setting, I did not have the time or resources to be able to help them make lifestyle changes.

It wasn’t until I went through a very difficult personal life stressor of divorce that I realized the toll that lifestyle had on me and how difficult it was to navigate change.  I suffered from sleep irregularity, poor stress management, weight gain, fatigue, poor nutrition, and relationship strain. I went to my doctor who drew blood and told me that my thyroid was functioning properly, that the remaining labs looked fine.  I received recommendations on what I needed to do, but was left to “figure it out” on my own to be able to accomplish those changes.

It took me many years of wasted time and money on internet searches, different diets and programs, supplements, eliminating stressful triggers, and sifting through a myriad of misinformation until I found answers.

I discovered coaching and the emerging field of Lifestyle Medicine.

I went back to school and obtained my Professional Health and Wellness Certification from Wellcoaches, one of the leading programs in the country.  I continued my studies and am now a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Provider through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. 

This was the missing piece to supplement all of the things that I did not learn in traditional medical training and allows me to help people in the way that I want to.

I now practice as an Executive Wellness coach to be able to meet clients where they currently are and help them get to where they want to be.

My extensive medical background now enriched by lifestyle medicine education provides an unparalleled experience for my clients. By leveraging lifestyle changes to correct underlying medical issues, my patients no longer need to navigate health on their own. I am there to help personalize their program and coach them every small but mighty step of the way.

A clear mind, more energy and feeling better than ever!” “Before working with Sarah, I was running ragged and completely drained.  I didn’t have the energy to complete all of the tasks in my day and was constantly stressed. Sarah worked with me to focus on my health based on what my body needed.  By making a few key changes, I had more energy and was able to handle the stress of the day with ease. I can’t believe what a difference nutrition makes in the way that I feel. I’m able to run my business with a clear mind and even have the energy to be the mom that I want to be. I am so grateful.

Jen C.

Lancaster, PA

Why Work With Me?

Many healthcare providers have the knowledge of what is going on medically in the body but lack the time and education needed to walk you through lifestyle changes.

I approach our time together by combining medical training & experience with powerful coaching skills to make sustainable changes. These personalized steps make the biggest impact on your health and lifestyle for your best future.

Why Work With Me?

Many healthcare providers have the knowledge of what is going on medically in the body but lack the time and education needed to walk you through lifestyle changes.

I approach our time together by combining medical training & experience with powerful coaching skills to make sustainable changes. These personalized steps make the biggest impact on your health and lifestyle for your best future.

Qualifications & Awards

Education

  • BS Biology with Concentrations in Chemistry and Psychology from Houghton University
  • Masters Degree from Chatham University in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Certification as a Health and Wellness Coach from WellCoaches Elite Program
  • Certification in Lifestyle Medicine from American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Experience

  • 9 Years as an Advanced Practice Provider in Orthopedics
  • 4 Years as an Advanced Practice Provider in Trauma and Critical Care Surgery
  • 5+ Years as an Advanced Practice Provider in Emergency Medicine
  • Professional Wellness Coach since 2019

Recognition

  • Lead APC in both Orthopedics and Trauma
  • “Great Catch Award” in Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Fellowship for Emergency Medicine
  • Author of 2 book Chapters for PreHospital Emergency Medicine Textbook

Ready to start investing in yourself?

If you’re serious about optimizing your brain and body to grow bolder with age, I would love to talk with you. You can book a Health Optimization Breakthrough Session ($297 Value) to see if working with me is a good fit for you.