Bē Health and Well-Being at St. Joseph's/Candler
The Bē Health and Well-Being program provides an integrative approach to health, which treats the entire person with safe, research-based and innovative therapies to promote the harmonious integration of the body, mind and spirit into a person's overall health.
Mind, body and soul: Bē Health and Well-Being encompasses an overall healthy body
Bē Health and Well-Being is a program from St. Joseph's/Candler that maximizes the personal well-being of our participants. It's revolutionary in scope and design. And that's because a person's well-being isn't measured entirely in the physical. This program is inclusive of, and derives support from the emotional, spiritual and social aspects of 'being.' It holistically integrates medical care, with encouragement and access to healthy lifestyle choices that are highly preventative.
The elements of well-being can be broken into four main buckets: physical, emotional/mental, spiritual and social/societal. All of these elements of well-being are important attributes to the human condition and developing programming around these elements help enhance all or specific elements to focus on.
Bē Health and Well-Being Services
Bē Health and Well-Being offers numerous services to cover all elements of well-being. Some of the services we offer are:
Annual Health Assessments
Our Bē Health and Well-Being program is a comprehensive wellness program that provides health screenings and targeted education based on these health screenings. It goes beyond traditional wellness initiatives and encompasses early risk factor identification and stratification in order to navigate long-term health and well-being.
Our comprehensive screening includes testing patients at high risk for heart disease, prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity. Some of the screenings we do are:
- Cholesterol profile
- Fasting Blood Sugar and Hemoglobin A1C
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index
- Body Fast Testing
Prediabetes and diabetes education
For patients identified as prediabetic or diabetic, St. Joseph's/Candler offers several education opportunities. Certified by the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our diabetes programs include one-on-one or group sessions with our multidisciplinary team of certified diabetes educators, registered nurses and dietitians. A specific plan of care and individualized patient goals are developed. Meetings provide information on diabetes medications, meal planning, glucose monitoring and other education pertinent to living well with diabetes.
In addition, we also offer outpatient nutrition counseling for those looking to improve their diet. Participants will meet with a licensed clinical dietitian to discuss any specific medical concerns that need addressing, such as diabetes, cholesterol reduction, hypertension, weight management, or those that simply want to improve their health through proper nutrition. An individualized nutrition program will include: nutrition assessment, education and counseling.
Bē Health and Well-Being also offers massage therapy with our certified, experienced massage therapists. They offer many different types of massage therapy including:
- Deep Tissue
- Sports Massage
- HotStone Therapy
- Chair Massage
The Bē Health and Well-Being program offers numerous group fitness classes, such as yoga, Tai Chi and more. Currently, we offer fitness classes and other services on the Candler Hospital Campus in the Heart and Lung Building, suite 100 or 120. For more information regarding dates and times or to schedule/register, contact us at 912-819-8800.
Tai Chi: Learn to improve your health with an exercise derived from the ancient Chinese martial arts. This class's gentle movements may improve your physical energy, circulation, flexibility, coordination and balance.
Circuit training: A 60-minute cardio and strength workout that maximizes your athletic ability. This class alternates 2 to 5 minutes of cardio with 2 to 5 minutes of strength exercises guaranteed to make you sweat.
Silver Sneaker Classic: A low impact class the increases cardiovascular and muscular endurance utilizing a chair, exercise bands and ball. The class incorporates meditation and circuit-like endurance exercises.
Core & More: This all levels class blends Yoga, Pilates and Circuit Training into a 30-minute metabolism booster. Tone, sculpt and engage your core in this energizing and fun way to getting over the mid-day slump.
Yoga: These mind-body classes are designed to let you slow down, destress, recharge and bring more balance into your life.
Onsite Cancer Screenings
The "Screen Machine" is a state-of-the-art, 40-foot, self-contained mobile cancer screening vehicle. It is fully equipped to perform mammography imaging and is accredited by the American College of Radiology. Our mobile mammography uses digital imaging, the most current technology, which provides enhanced quality over films. The unit provides convenience, comfort and privacy to women screening on the bus. Mammograms are reviewed and interpreted by the same team of physicians (radiologists) who review and interpret the mammograms at the Telfair Pavilion.
Camp FUN: (Fitness & Understanding Nutrition) Campers ages 5 to 13 participate in a two-week camp utilizing the We Can! Program (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition). We integrate fun/engaging/creative exercise games and activities with nutrition topics and hands-on demonstrations led by exercise physiologists and dietitians.
- Balancing Energy In and Energy Out
- How to make healthy food choices
- MyPlate Activities portion control
- Supervised fitness activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, zip lining, color run and swimming
TrainSmart: TrainSmart is a camps designed to assist the younger athlete, 8 to 13 years of age, who wants to work on their overall strength, speed, agility and conditioning. This camp is designed to increase fitness performance and decrease sports injuries. The participants and their parents also learn to include recovery times between workouts and proper nutrition and hydration for fitness performance.
Camp Adam Fisher: St. Joseph's/Candler is proud to offer opportunities for children with diabetes to attend summer camp. Camp Adam Fisher is a week-long, overnight camp for children with diabetes, their brothers, sisters and friends ages 6 to 17. Camp Adam Fisher's mission is to offer all the experiences, lessons and benefits of summer camp to children with diabetes, while teaching them how to live longer and healthier lives. The camp's pledge is to do so in a safe, well-monitored environment where professional attention can be afforded to each camper's individual needs.
The 24-hour volunteer medical staff includes pediatric endocrinologists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians and pharmacists. Dietitians supervise all meals and snacks, while teaching campers about carbohydrate counting and good nutrition. All week long the medical staff monitors blood sugars, adjusts insulin levels and administers medications.
Through the Wellness Center, Bē Health and Well-Being offers community lectures for members of the Wellness Center and those participating in any weight management program. Examples of some of our classes include:
- Don't Sugar Coat It!: Learn how eating the "right" carbs at the "right" time is one of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off.
- Improving your credit score: Understand how to improve your credit score, dispute errors, access credit reports, establish good credit and shop for credit.
- REV IT UP! BASICS OF METABOLISM: Describes the basics of metabolism and how to get yours going.
- Discovering your motivation: Join us to help find your motivation to start OR continue engaging in a healthy lifestyle.
- S.M.A.R.T Goals: WHAT they are and HOW to set them. Learn how to create a S.M.A.R.T goal and why they are an important part of your long-term health and fitness journey.
- Finding the right sweets for your sweet tooth: Come sample some sweet alternatives to the high sugar desserts that we all crave, and learn how to make them in your own kitchen.
Bē Health and Well-Being Details
For those new to Bē Health and Well-Being, during your initial visit, you will need additional time prior to your appointment to fill out a medical questionnaire. Please do not forget to turn off your cell phone while enjoying the Bē Health and Well-Being program services.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so that your session can begin on time. So the following clients are not inconvenienced, appointments will be adjusted for late arrivals at a full fee.
Because your space is reserved for you, a 24 hour notice for cancellations is required. After the first late cancellation or no show a credit card is needed to rebook. If you fail to show up or fail to give 24 hours notice while using a gift certificate or package, that certificate and/or package will become void.
- No cash refunds.
- No refunds on gift certificates or packages.
- For Massage packages the original owner of the package must use each massage.
- Massage packages expire after one (1) year of purchase.
- We reserve the right to cancel or stop a session if alcohol or recreational drug use is evident, if we feel that the client's behavior is inappropriate, or if, in our judgment, the session poses a threat to the health and safety of the client or therapist.
Your copy of our published prices may not be our most current prices. We reserve the right to change our prices without notice.