Health coaching is a free service for people of any age, with any diagnosis, or people interested in improving overall health.  There are several ways the health coach may assist you which include:

  • Provide support and education via phone, email, or face-to-face visits.
  • Counsel and advise patients to improve overall health conditions.
  • Identify the need for behavioral change to improve health status, reduce health risks and improve quality of life.
  • Offer possible solutions and identify barriers to why a health condition may feel “uncontrolled”.
  • Check vital signs including temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, along with monitoring weight and body mass index.
  • Provide educational materials that may include diet, exercise, medications, stress management, and chronic illnesses or health conditions.
  • Utilize community resources that may be available to work with you or provide additional assistance.
  • Communicate with your primary doctor for urgent issues that may arise.

Carrie Shepard, Health Coach, is a registered nurse and is located at the Cresco Medical Clinic.  If you are interested in visiting with our health coach, call the clinic at 563-547-2022 and ask for Carrie Shepard.

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you!



Carrie Shepard, RN
Health Coach
321 8th Avenue West
Cresco, IA  52136
Phone:  563-547-6644
Fax:  563-547-4340