Thriver Spotlight: Stephen Fogg

Hi, I’m Stephen Fogg. I am responsible for all the typos and grammatical errors you might see on the Thrive website, as well as most of its content (including these spotlights).

I love to cook, exercise and simply be with my family when I’m not helping my healthcare clients. Get to know a little about me in this Thriver Spotlight.

What’s your name?

Stephen Fogg

What is your superpower at Thrive?

Translating data into stories

Education

B.A. Communication – Bowling Green State University
M.A. Strategic Communications & Media Studies – Queens University of Charlotte

What’s so special about Thrive?

The commitment to caring at Thrive is phenomenal, but their ability to customize a health plan that is suitable for an individual is what makes Thrive exceptional.

Where did you grow up?

Cleveland, Ohio

Any Activities/Hobbies outside of Thrive?

Family man, first. I’m active in F3 and St. Gabriel Men’s Club and I love sharing my story as a cancer survivor.

If you could recommend one thing to someone new coming to thrive it would be?

Come with an open mind. Like many men who stepped foot in Thrive, I didn’t think it would be a fit for me. I quickly learned that was wrong, Thrive was the personalized approach I needed for a fuller life.

What is your definition of Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is finding a problem at the root cause. As a cancer survivor with chronic conditions that stemmed from my battle, I was conditioned to believe I needed a pill to solve a problem. After speaking with the providers, I understood that with a few dietary revisions and a dedicated workout schedule that many (if not all) of my chronic conditions could be prevented with a healthier lifestyle. If I didn’t have Thrive and Functional Medicine in my life, then I would continue to feed the system with a lifetime of prescriptions that I believed are needed.

What is the best piece of information you could give to a new patient?

Be open and honest with your provider and what you need help with. The best thing I did was admit that I needed a lifestyle change. The providers guided me towards recipes, workouts and eating habits that helped me reach my goals

What’s on your Netflix Que?

Ok, it’s Prime, but I’m a Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fan, also a big fan of Bill Burr & Succession

Dog Kisses on the mouth

Nope!

What does Jordan do that annoys you?

His handwriting is on par with that of a Provider, other than that it’s a pleasure to work alongside him.

What’s your favorite class at Thrive? Why?

Jaimi’s Thursday 12n Vinyasa Yoga – It is the sweatiest workout of my week

If you could have one Super Power, what would it be?

This is tougher than I thought, let’s go with Flying

Do you believe pineapple should be on pizza? (Gluten-Free, of course)

Absolutely not

 

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