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 $298.
Expect the consultation to last for 60 minutes. If you are a good candidate for our care we will go over the test kits and some paperwork to get you started. This will be an addition 10-15 minutes. We value your time and do our best to provide a timely service.
You will be sent the initial paperwork ahead of this consultation. We ask that you return it to us along with copies of any relevant lab testing at least 24 hours prior to your consultation. If you are married and/or unable to make financial decisions on your own, we require that you bring your spouse or significant other with you to the consultation.
Dr. Cole cannot and does not accept everyone as a new client. He only work with cases that he feels he can help and with clients that are committed and highly motivated. Dr. Cole requires a brief phone conversation with you to make sure this approach is good fit; this call is generally 20 minutes.
Please call our office at: 724-237-5299 to schedule that brief complimentary phone call; you may also schedule this by clicking on the Consultation tab of our website.
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 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 we work with a lot of the symptoms listed below:
- 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.
Please set up a free, 20-minute discovery phone consultation to make sure you qualify and to verify our solution is the right approach for you.