Advantage Health Network

by Terry Watson | April 29th, 2015
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Charlene Sparks and the Advantage Health Network team (Photo by Mykel Media Company)

In 2013, Charlene Sparks launched Advantage Health Network (AHN) on a foundation of providing quality health care services to the citizens in our community. Advantage Health Network provides health screenings for individuals and groups, including small businesses, churches and community organizations. They also provide health education, training and community health resources. AHN, brings over 33 years of experience in the health care industry. Their motto “Your Wellness Is Our Concern” clearly defines the compassion and dedication that Sparks embodies. “Advantage is more than a business, this business is about loving, uplifting and encouraging people to be more proactive in their own health,” she says. At Advantage Health Network, they believe health prevention consist of the total body, mind, and spirit. She clearly defines her perception on these components as it relates to serving people.

Spirit – When I personally think about prevention from a spiritual prospective, I think about the word of God “3 John 1:2-”Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” There is no doubt that God created us to be complete in Him.

Mind – We are instructed to renew our minds daily in the Word of God. (2 Corinthians 4:16) It is so important that we develop a mind set for change. Change is very challenging when it comes to health prevention. We all have a purpose while we are here on earth. In order to be effective spiritually to do God’s perfect will in the land of the living, we have to be mentally stable. Advantage has a continuous focus on supporting mental health screenings and education.

Physical Body – We know the physical body is not Gods primary concern for us, however, in order to fulfill His purpose in our lives, we must continuously work on being physically fit. It is not about your size, looks, and figure. It is about being complete in Him. If we wake up in the morning, sluggish, tired, unable to complete tasks, how can we witness and be fit for the Kingdom of God. Of course, this is the most challenging course for most of us. At Advantage, we are supported by numerous Health and Wellness coaches from Physicians, Nurses, Nutritionist, Chefs, just to mention a few.
Some of the services offered by AHN include screenings for blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, healthy heart nutrition, skin assessment, mental health, cholesterol, BMI’s, and vision. For more information, visit Advantagehealthnetwork.net.

It is very understandable why Sparks started her own business. She was raised in an entrepreneurial home while her dad owned a dry cleaning business for over 40 years and her mother worked as a beautician for more than 30 years.

In addition, Sparks says that it is the clients who make it all worth doing. “It’s the people; the atmosphere and people are excited and seem to have a lot of faith and hope in making spiritual, physical, and emotional changes for the better. But most of all, we have some wonderful life changing testimonies of individuals who have made small changes and are experiencing astonishing physical results.”

Charlene Sparks is supported by her loving husband, Michael Sparks, who serves as CEO of AHN, daughters Victoria and Lauren, a hosts of family and friends, small businesses and the community.

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