Health Coach Specialist

Jana HealthCare

Laila Farhat, MD

Internist & Obesity Medicine Specialist located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Being in good health encompasses more than healthy eating; it also means overall well-being and self-love. At Jana HeathCare, Laila Farhat, MD, offers health coaching that focuses on achieving weight loss goals while also maintaining a positive, manageable lifestyle. Dr. Farhat is a certified health coach who is highly experienced, communicative, and encouraging to all her patients. Whether you’re looking for guidance on nutrition, exercise, weight loss, or beyond, Jana HealthCare in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn can help. To start your journey with a health coach today, call the New York office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool.

Health Coach Q & A

What does a health coach do?

A healthy body and mind are crucial for a happy, successful life, and health coaches work with patients to improve their overall well-being and physical state. A health coach will often be involved with a patient who’s looking to:


  • Lose weight
  • Get in better shape
  • Heal physical or digestive issues 
  • Understand healthy eating and implement changes
  • Improve mood, depression, or low self-esteem 
  • Create long-lasting lifestyle choices for better health and well-being


A health coach examines a patient and has an extensive conversation about their needs and possible treatments. 

Why is seeing a health coach important?

You may be experiencing altered levels of productivity and happiness or suffering from physical ailments if you have poor health habits. 

Unstable or low levels of nutrition and daily physical activity can lead to a number of issues, both temporary and chronic, such as:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Low mood and self-esteem 
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis 

Seeing a health coach can mean crucial preventive care through professional treatment plans, encouragement, and accountability. 

Health coaching has also led to patients seeing better levels of confidence, self-esteem, and progress in their sex lives, social interactions, and overall mobility. 

What are the treatment options a health coach offers?

At Jana HealthCare, Dr. Farhat is passionate about individualized health coaching. Each patient’s needs vary, and fueling the body can look very different for each person.

For example, Dr. Farhat collaborates with patients who need to lose weight to create a tailored Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) program. 

An initial 45-minute consultation allows patients to communicate health goals, and receive a thorough examination of medical history and current body composition. The program Dr. Farhat then crafts may include: 

  • Exercise and physical activity counseling 
  • Nutrition and diet recommendations (such as a ketogenic diet or intermittent fasting)
  • Prescribed appetite suppressant medications 
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pills or injections 
  • Private counseling sessions 

Dr. Farhat also offers cutting-edge aesthetic treatment options to boost patients’ self-esteem and inspire natural beauty. These services include:

  • Dermal fillers such as Radiesse® and Belotero® to reduce wrinkles, address volume loss 
  • Laser hair removal 
  • Botox® injections
  • Dermapen® microneedling for skin rejuvenation
  • HydraFacial® for skin regeneration and revitalization 

Jana HealthCare is keen on patients experiencing long-lasting results that improve not only physical states but mental wellness. Reach out today to book your health coach consultation by calling or using the online booking tool.