Healthy Partnerships: Health Coaches

Providing patients with comprehensive care has always been an essential element of my practice, so I am pleased to introduce the outstanding health coaches who will be available to meet with clients in my office.

Health coaches are wellness professionals who facilitate behavior changes by meeting with clients to discuss various lifestyle goals, ranging from exercise, weight loss, energy and nutrition to reducing stress, preventing disease and more. Through meeting with you, they gather personal information to create individualized plans that will help you achieve your goals, and then continue to mentor and inspire you to successfully maintain your goals. As the health coaches working in my office are diverse in their training and offerings, I am hopeful that you will find a good fit for your healthy lifestyle goals.

  1. Gather personal information to create individualized plans
  2. Help you achieve your goals
  3. Mentor and inspire you to successfully maintain your goals

In an effort to get to know my health partners and learn the many ways the client/coach relationship can guide you toward a healthier lifestyle, I would like to offer an initial complimentary appointment. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with one of the health coaches, please contact the office by visiting office@lesleyjamesmd.com or by calling (585) 641-7102.

Health coaches are wellness professionals who facilitate behavior changes by meeting with clients to discuss various lifestyle goals, ranging from exercise, weight loss, energy and nutrition to reducing stress, preventing disease and more.

Sheeba Naqvi

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Sheeba Naqvi believes that the human mind and body are strongly intertwined, and to achieve and sustain physical and mental equilibrium, one must be nourished with healthy physical and mental foods. Through her undergraduate research assistantship work at the Willow Domestic Violence Center of Rochester, Sheeba realized the importance of providing education on health and wellness to others.

Sheeba became a Certified Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition Educator at Cornell University. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester and completed her graduate studies in Mental Health Counseling from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. Sheeba received training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, holds memberships in two scholastic honors societies and is currently working on attaining certification through the International Association of Health Coaches. Sheeba’s Website

Dan Deckman

Health Coach Dan Deckman is an endurance athlete and running coach who approaches reaching healthy lifestyle goals through physical fitness. He enjoys helping people achieve their potential through a wide range of fitness platforms and strives to help clients bridge the gaps between personal exercise goals, medical feedback and the motivation to incorporate both into their daily lives.

Dan studied Biology and Political Science at Fordham University. He is a certified running coach, oversees multiple levels of training, including the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, and continues to participate in events such as duathlons, triathlons, road races and ultra-marathons. Dan is also a master gardener and enjoys exploring the relationship between natural foods and physical performance.

Meg Leonard

Certified Health and Life Transformational Coach Meg Leonard believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness, exploring how all areas of life interact to affect overall health. Meg works with clients on the importance of beneficial food and lifestyle changes and strives to implement lasting changes that will improve energy, balance and health. In addition, she is knowledgeable in applying programs that address chronic illnesses such as diabetes, digestion, weight loss, autoimmune conditions, heart disease, mood disorders, emotional eating, infertility and thyroid and adrenal issues.

Meg is certified through the Health Coach Institute. Meg’s Website


If you would like to schedule a time to meet with one of the health coaches, please contact the office by visiting office@lesleyjamesmd.com or by calling (585) 641-7102.

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