Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Cole is a Doctor of Chiropractic. Along with practicing chiropractic he is a functional medicine health consultant who works with patients across the country via phone and Skype. He received his doctorate from Life University in 2011.
Dr. Cole is not a medical doctor, nor does he practice medicine, diagnose, prevent, cure, or treat any disease. In addition, he does not prescribe or make recommendations about medications. Your prescribing medical doctor will handle all prescribed medications.
At your initial consultation you will be given an opportunity to discuss your personal health goals with Dr. Cole. This will be an opportunity for you and Dr. Cole to identify if you are a good candidate for our services.
The initial consultation is $97.
Please set aside 45-60 minutes for your new patient consultation.
You will be sent to an intake form upon booking your consultation. Please complete this form thoroughly to give Dr. Cole as much information regarding your case as possible. Because we will be discussing your health and a plan-of-action of how we can help you, if you have a spouse or significant other it is highly recommended that they attend this consultation.
It’s not that we don’t accept insurance, but rather, insurance doesn’t cover what we do. The functional medicine approach is considered above the standard of care and therefore elective as far as the insurance industry is concerned. Please read this article Dr. Cole has written for a more detailed explanation: The Insurance Model
We do everything we can to make sure Functional Medicine is affordable and available to everyone; this includes offering affordable, interest-free payment plans.
Dr. Cole does not charge per appointment. He creates customized, all-inclusive plans for each individual. The plan and length of time needed to properly address your health concerns is determined after the initial consultation.
We don’t turn any case away that we believe we can help. Generally, our main focus is on helping people who have chronic digestive and autoimmune issues, but we have also helped people with the following conditions:
- Thyroid Disorders
- Digestive Problems
- Hormone Imbalances
- Weight Loss Resistance
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
Test, don’t guess. BUT that being said, it’s easy for practitioners to run thousands of dollars worth of tests based on what is available today. The tests that would be recommended are ONLY the ones that will actually dictate different treatment protocols. After the in-depth first consultation, the doctor typically only needs to run a minimal number of tests.
Less is more. Dr. Cole believes that most of our nutrition should come from whole food sources in our diet. There is a time and place for supplementation (especially when detoxing the body from sources like heavy metals and mold), but supplements and herbaceuticals can NEVER replace dietary shortcomings.
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