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FALL 2018

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PROMOTION BALLANTYNE FALL 2018 41 Pro Perspective P R O P E R S P E C T I V E Finding a Healthy Balance A s the lead physician at Proactive Health, a mother of three young children, and an active member of the Charlotte community, Dr. Melanie McMinn can seemingly handle anything. Her schedule is jam-packed with a variety of commitments, ranging from Duke University alumni events to her children's sporting commitments to serving as a volunteer physician at a homeless clinic on the weekends. Dr. McMinn's focus on finding balance and prioritizing tasks has spilled into her professional life as well. In addition to being a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, she has pursued specialized training in culinary medicine, plant- based nutrition, and hypertension. At Proactive Health, she works together with a team of health coaches, a dietitian and nurse to develop a personalized health plan for each patient and helps them prioritize their health goals. A fresh approach to primary care, Proactive Health is a subscription-based primary care solution that can help you, too. Offered by Atrium Health, this service provides a delightful healthcare experience that focuses on your total health, while partnering with each patient to set attainable goals. Making Lifestyle Changes That Last Proactive Health helps patients achieve overall wellness by focusing on what they eat and drink, how much they exercise, how well they sleep, the way they socialize, and how they manage stress. "It's the things you do every day that have the greatest impact on your health," she says. Through 90-day programs around diabetes, hypertension and weight management, Dr. McMinn and the team guide patients to better health by making small lifestyle changes like diet, exercise and stress management. They also offer cooking demonstrations, nutrition talks, and mindfulness sessions to give patients tools and resources to improve their health. She explains, "Incorporating small, daily changes over time can develop into a new, healthy way of living." Personalized Care Proactive Health supports their patients, outside of appointments, when life gets busy. Whether by phone or virtual video visit, it is easy to communicate with your healthcare team about your health goals and the progress made. Proactive Health can even track your health progress remotely, providing patients with continuous and collaborative care. "When you have a care team that knows you – and knows you well – your health needs can be anticipated, even between visits," says Dr. McMinn. As Dr. McMinn puts it, being busy is not a "doctor thing" or a "mom thing" – it's a human thing. No matter who you are – or how busy you get – maintaining a well- balanced life is crucial to your health. And Proactive Health is here to help you every step of the way, with the care that fits your life seamlessly. No matter who you are – or how busy you get – maintaining a well-balanced life is crucial to your health. Dr. Melanie McMinn If you're interested in learning more about Proactive Health, give them a call at 704-667-2340 or visit them online at

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