EP 105: The LifeGuard Approach: Guiding the Health & Wellbeing of Your Patients – With Cris Duval

Episode Summary:

In this episode of Practice Growth HQ I speak with Cris Duval about how healthcare professionals (in particular dentists and GPs) can provide life saving care to their patients. 

Cris is a Wellness Coach with over 40 years experience in patient care. She graduated as a dental hygienist and now sits on advisory boards. 

In this episode, you’ll learn the 5 lifesaving screenings you should be giving your patients at every visit, how Cris developed her signature ‘LifeGuard Approach’, and the importance of holistic health care.      

If you’d like to learn some simple ways you can have a greater impact in the lives of your patients, don’t skip this episode! 

What you’ll learn: 

  • (02:56) Cris shares the catalyst moment that led her to start doing oral cancer screenings on all her patients 
  • (04:01) The LifeGuard Approach: Cris unpacks her signature framework  
  • (05:37) Cris shares her biggest career mistake and how she overcame it   
  • (06:53) Discover why you should reconsider how you do general dental hygiene appointments (for the sake of your patients)      
  • (09:06) From burnout to health and wellness: What prompted Cris to transform and develop her signature lifeguard approach    
  • (13:43) Learn five life saving screenings you should be doing at every appointment with every patient       
  • (17:23) Why does 80% of the population have evidence of periodontal disease? And what can we do about it?   
  • (19:44) Your patients only want one of two things: How to ask the right questions to find out what they really want    
  • (22:03) The importance of a holistic approach to patient care  
  • Plus loads more! 

Links and Resources: 

Email: cris@thelifeguardapproach.com

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