Beth Frates, MD
I’m a trained physiatrist with experience helping patients to reach their optimal level of functioning after trauma to the central nervous system or musculoskeletal system. I work mainly with stroke patients and their caregivers in groups in conjunction with the Stroke Institute for Research and Recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. I am a clinical assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and I run the Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group there. I am also a certified health and wellness coach, and in that capacity, I help people optimize their level of wellness by adopting healthier lifestyles. I’m the founder of Wellness Synergy, a wellness coaching company. I consider it an honor and a joy to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors like regular exercise, proper nutrition, stress reduction, and weight management. I do so by identifying motivators, obstacles, strengths, and strategies for behavior change.
My father’s stroke inspired me to co-author a book entitled, Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke. My personal experiences have prompted me to marry my knowledge of physiatry with wellness coaching skills. I have led wellness groups for stroke survivors, in addition to my work with the general public and health professionals. I’m an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School, director of Medical Student Education of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, and a member of the board of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. I am the co-editor of the behavior medicine section and addictions section for the upcoming Lifestyle Medicine Textbook (3rd edition).
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.