Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of doctor is Dr. Cole?

    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.

  • What should I expect at the initial consultation?

    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.

  • How much is the initial consultation?

    The initial consultation is $97.

  • How long should I expect the initial consultation to last?

    Please set aside 45-60 minutes for your new patient consultation.

  • Should I bring anything with me to the initial 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.

  • Does Dr. Cole accept insurance?

    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.

  • What is the Charge Per Appointment?

    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.

  • What Type of Cases Does Dr. Cole Work With?

    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
    • Diabetes
    • Weight Loss Resistance
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Chemical Sensitivities
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Chronic Pain Syndromes
  • What is Dr. Cole’s Philosophy on Lab Tests?

    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.

  • What is Dr. Cole’s Philosophy on Supplements?

    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.

  • I’m ready to get started, what are the next steps?

    Click here to set up your new patient consultation with Dr. Cole.