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5 Minutes with Janet Coy, PA-C, RD

Nov 24, 2014
By Michelle Konstantinovsky

It’s clear from her dual degrees (physician assistant and registered dietician) that Janet Coy, PA-C, RD, is ambitious, energetic, and passionate about health care. She believes in building therapeutic relationships and providing empowering and educational patient-centered care. As if her double credentials weren’t impressive enough, Janet is also an aeromedical physician assistant in the DC National Guard and has served as both an active duty and reserve duty dietician in the US Army!

Curious to learn more about this multitalented provider? Janet tells us everything from her favorite workout to the one lifestyle change she recommends for everyone.

What do you love about working at One Medical?

Collaborating with an intelligent, innovative, and witty team to provide personal, high quality primary health care.

If I hadn’t gone into medicine, I would have…

…been a professional flute player.

What is one healthy everyday lifestyle change you think everyone should make?

Take 15 to 30 minutes of uninterrupted time each day for yourself—read a book, go for a walk, daydream, listen to your favorite music, anything. Taking time for yourself allows you to rejuvenate, heal, and feel happier and healthier.

If you could change one part of health care, what would it be?

Tort reform.

What’s your absolute favorite workout?

The Bar Method. My strength, flexibility, and posture improved from taking almost 200 classes this year!

When you work out, what’s on your playlist?

Florence and the Machine, Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Incubus, TV on the Radio.

What’s your favorite three-ingredient dinner?

Eggplant, sweet potato, and mushrooms roasted with a variety of seasonings.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

My mom’s homemade frosting on our birthday cakes.

Favorite hobby?

Traveling to expand my perspective and inspire enthusiasm for life. You can also find me watching Tennessee Vols football, running, playing tennis, and improving my golf game.

What’s the most common health misconception you hear?

“If I exercise, I will lose weight.” Being accountable for your eating habits is more important to lose weight. Physical activity increases lean muscle mass and metabolism rate, which allows you to keep the weight off over the years.

What’s one thing you wish all patients knew?

The name, dose, and reason for taking prescription and over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements.

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Michelle Konstantinovsky

Michelle Konstantinovsky is an experienced writer, regularly producing content on a variety of wellness-oriented topics ranging from breaking health news to fitness and nutrition. Michelle has a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and has written extensively on health and body image for outlets like O: The Oprah Magazine, Slate, SPIN.com, xoJane.com, and The Huffington Post. To read more of her work, visit www.michellekmedia.com.

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