Testimonials

Testimonials


Health and Wellness of Carmel Testimonials


Recurring Crohn's symptoms, insomnia, major fatigue, joint pain, memory problems.  My daughter is the one that wanted me to give the natural approach.  All other care for me wasn't working, thought why not?  Very glad I did!  This is the best I've felt in three years.
 
Everyone helpful and friendly from front office to back staff. I like the way they explained my care step-by-step. I had labs and they helped me understand the need for these to help in my care. They go one step further in lab results than any medical personnel I've seen. Impressed!
 
I was placed on a Paleo diet to try for 30 days. Told me of a book to read to help me understand this diet. This diet was easy to follow, some getting used to but I did notice good results for more than weight loss. Lab results helpful in my care. These labs guided them in the care that was needed for me.
 
Great improvements with decreased Crohn's flares. Fatigue improving, decreased to almost no joint pain, memory and thought process improving – still working on my insomnia the natural way which is the way I prefer. Glad I'm here. I would recommend anyone to give this a try.  (Anne was a patient of Amanda Patchett, FNP-C)

Anne T.

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I initially came to Health & Wellness of Carmel as an employee. At the time I began working for the practice in April, my health was in an unfavorable state. I had spent years struggling with my fluctuating weight, hormonal imbalances, as well as brain fog. I sought care in traditional doctors’ offices for years only to be given prescriptions that worsened my health and advice that was directed toward my symptoms instead of the root cause of the problem. I was even given a box of laxatives from an established medical doctor to “treat” my weight gain. After 3 years of frustration and unanswered questions, I had almost given up on my body. I was obese, unhappy, and extremely pessimistic about what the future held for my health. I decided in June to begin my relationship with Health & Wellness of Carmel as a patient and have since turned my life around in a big way.

After completing a metabolic questionnaire about my eating habits, the providers at Health & Wellness of Carmel were easily able to determine that I was an obvious candidate for insulin resistance. After a simple glucose blood test, their suspicions were confirmed. Insulin resistance is the “stepping stone” between being pre-diabetic and having Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made exclusively by the pancreas that allows the cells to use glucose (sugar) for energy. People with insulin resistance have cells that have trouble absorbing insulin, causing a buildup of glucose in the blood. This results in the body to converting glucose to fat instead of energy. In my efforts to address my diagnosis aggressively, I followed the recommendation to cut sugar out of my diet and began a supplement regimen after completing a Boston Heart Diagnostic.

With the help of Dr. Thomas and his amazing nurses, I was able to lose 40 pounds during the first 100 days of applying these changes. I was feeling better than I ever had and still had yet to begin adding fitness to my daily activity. About 3 weeks went by and my weight loss had come to a plateau.  After learning about the HCG Diet and discussing it with Mandy and Dr. Thomas, I decided I would complete a 21 day injection cycle to try and break my plateau. I was provided with everything I needed to be successful including education, demonstrations, and through weekly nurse visits I was able to track my progress and make adjustments as needed to optimize my results. The protocol was very simple to follow and the diet was completely manageable! In 21 days, I was able to drop 4 pant sizes and lost 20 pounds, most of which was abnormal body fat. After completing the 6 week protocol following the 21 day injection cycle, I continued to lose even more weight and am now in an optimal weight range for my age and height.

In a mere 10 months I was able to turn my life around. My glucose levels are in a good place, my metabolism is completely revamped after completing HCG, and I have more energy than ever. When I began treatment I was hopeless, depressed, and didn’t understand all that contributed to a balanced diet. As of today I am down 70 pounds and wearing a smaller size than I did in high school. My skin is brighter, my brain fog is gone, and even my sight has improved. I feel like a new woman and couldn’t have done it without the help, support, and encouragement I received as a patient at Health and Wellness of Carmel.

Rebecca A.

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Describe the reason you sought care here / how you felt before coming here:

To stabilize sleep patterns, hormones, to gain vitality and energy. I was dropping weight with apparently no reason. Lots of headaches, hair loss.

Briefly describe your experience / care in our office:

Professional attention and Dr Fetters was the first doctor after many doctors visits that inquired bloodwork and found out that I was suffering symptoms of Lyme disease. Eureka!

What approach / protocol / treatment do you feel made the biggest difference in your health?

Supplements, MagnaZap with Dr. Weber and continuous care. The availability of supplements in the pharmacy within the practice. The supplements are of superior quality.

Describe how you were doing / feeling now, as opposed to when you first started treatment:

Much better, and with determination to assist others as well, as I'm with more energy, vitality. 

Maria D.

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In 2012, I received chemo/radiation for triple negative breast cancer. I was already experiencing joint and muscle pain, and extreme exhaustion - now add neuropathy. A friend of my daughters highly recommended it here. A year later I took the “leap of faith”. The experience in care is beyond any experience I have ever had in the medical field. Dr. Thomas and his nursing staff enable me and motivate me to be a better caretaker of myself. When I walked out the first day I decided the whole foods diet and vitamins they prescribed were going to be a lifestyle change. I lost 25 pounds the first three months without feeling starved! In three days I could actually walk across the floor without shuffling. My neuropathy went away and pain reduced 80 percent. If I feel bad (any day) it’s because of what I am doing or not doing. It is my responsibility to take care of myself not a doctor or a prescription which I am proud to say I take none! I am happy to say I am 100% better than when I began. Do I fall backwards, some. But now I have a program and a doctor and staff that believe in me! Don't walk, run, if you can to this practice!

Cathy C.

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I first came to HWofC in October of 2015 after a lifetime of being ill. Since I can remember, I have had health issues that included strange symptoms ranging from muscle pain and numbness to chest pain, stomach and digestion issues, joint aches, headaches, brain fog, and on top of that, I was constantly tired. I was only 27 years old, but felt much, much older. I had been to multiple doctors throughout my life trying to get some explanation of what was making me so sick. I had been diagnosed with celiac disease and fibromyalgia, yet no matter what I tried, I still had severe residual symptoms. I also didn't want to have to take prescription drugs for the rest of my life just to be able to function normally. I finally discovered that I may have undiagnosed long-term lyme disease and that's when I decided to see Dr. Fetters at Health and Wellness of Carmel who is a "lyme-literate doctor" or LLMD (who actually takes insurance!!). Dr. Fetters is very thorough and aims to find the cause of your issues, and then ways to resolve the issues. Dr. Fetters tested for many things other doctors never took the care or time to (using more sensitive testing methods to get clearer answers) and discovered what the multiple underlying causes for my symptoms were. My treatment consisted of mostly herbals and vitamins as well as some antibiotics and IV blood irradiation and vitamin C.  After a lifetime of feeling ill, and only 14 months of treatment with Dr. Fetters, I'm now off of all prescriptions but one, and am feeling better than I've felt since I can remember. I still have a little ways to go, but I am looking forward to being in remission soon! The great thing about functional medicine that differs from mainstream medicine is that it views the person as an entire system and strives to understand and treat the underlying causes of your issues (medical, dietary, emotional, etc.) rather than just covering up the symptoms with prescriptions. I finally have answers - and now resolutions! - for the many, weird symptoms that have made me feel so ill. 
 
I cannot rave enough about the quality of care that I've received from Dr. Fetters and all of the staff members at HWofC. Everyone there is extremely helpful and kind and just REALLY wants you to get better. The nurses take notes for you during your appointment so that you don't have to try and remember everything (brain-fog compatible!), and the receptionists, reiki specialist, and IV nurses are always so friendly and helpful. Thank you HWofC for helping me to finally get on the path to health in my life! I feel like a completely different and renewed person with how far I've been able to come with your treatment.
 
A L
 

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Over 20 years ago, I began to experience serious health issues. My symptoms included fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, sinusitis, Candida, leaky gut, colon parasites, Epstein Barr, valley fever, heavy metals, depression and other issues that I really can't recall. With chelation and supplements I experienced periods of better health, but I never really achieved optimal health.
 
Upon the advice of an acquaintance, I became a patient of Dr. Fetters, Dr. Weber and Lyn Williams, DM, CCH, Reiki Master Practitioner. Through tests, Dr. Fetters determined that genetically, my body is compromised. Dr. Weber has determined the root causes of many of my health issues and treated them with supplements and herbs. I also have greatly benefited from UVB, IV, and Ionic Foot Bath treatments, which have helped rid my body of chronic fatigue, Candida, joint pain, heavy metals, “ super bacteria”, viruses and an additional 33 pounds, that have plagued me for years. After the treatments, I was able to hike to the highest point of Pinnacle Peak Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona and walk in the Indianapolis Mini Marathon with my daughters. Both of these accomplishments are monumental for me. I have also had many people tell me “You don't look or act like the person that you were a year ago. You look and act healthier and your mental outlook is much more positive.”  I'll take it!
 
I am currently exploring the four components of optimum health which includes Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical balance. Lyn has been working with me on the emotional component and has greatly relieved my stress and many painful emotions.
 
I am grateful to all of the doctors, nurses, staff and fellow patients, whom have touched my life and taught me many valuable lessons, throughout my 20 year journey. I recognize that my journey to optimum health, will continue to evolve, as does my life, and I'm OK with that, because I feel that I have been placed in the hands of compassionate, knowledgeable doctors, nurses, and staff at Health and Wellness of Carmel, whom continue to seek optimal treatment for their patients.
 
Sincerely,
 
Kris D

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The reason I sought care at H&W was to find out the root cause of my illness and to get off conventional medicine.  Before coming to H&W I had extreme joint pain, stiffness and swelling of my hands and knees.  Along with that, I had horrible skin rashes – very red skin on my hands.  I also was experiencing hair loss.

I have always felt that the care is awesome.  The nurses are very helpful and very personable.  Dr. Fetters has helped me tremendously!  I am so very thankful for him and his staff!  They make each visit pleasant and fun.  I have learned so much about my health.  I cannot ask for a better team!!  The front office staff are always helpful too.

Every treatment has had a big impact on restoring my health.  They all work together in a unique combination prescribed specifically for each individual health issue.

I feel excellent!  Pain free, rash free and my hair has grown back!  I sleep well, have more energy again, am active and can just enjoy life again.

Thank you again Health & Wellness!
~ Sheri H
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"I have had the privilege and the pleasure of using your personal medical services for over twenty-five years now. I gave up using all five of my former endocrinologists that were referred to me by various other medical professionals during my career in search of someone that could legitimately and effectively assist me in managing my Type One diabetes. I quickly learned that your knowledge and assistance was ample in helping me to maintain excellent continuous health and not only have I maintained a rigid control and personal accountability with my A1c levels throughout my last twenty-five years, but you have me feeling better than ever despite other medical conditions that have arisen from time to time and you have treated.

I sincerely believe that you are one of the most advanced medical doctors in the greater Indianapolis area and after years of trying specialists and others to maintain the very best health possible for my well-being, I have learned that if the right medical professional is treating me at all times the need to see other medical experts will be easily managed with your capable referrals and passionate care treatment program.

I am so genuinely grateful for your service that I wanted to make others aware of how exceptional you really are in a world full of medical professionals that mostly know their patients by patient numbers rather than their personal name and medical history. You're holistic approach to western medicine is a life saver for me and one that has given me back energy, vitality, and the spirit that accompanies good health.

I thank you for your wisdom and dedication to your profession!"
 


 

T had chronic wrist swelling of his left wrist.  After seeing Ortho docs we were referred to a Rheumatologist at Riley.  At the first visit this doctor diagnosed T with JIA.  He wanted to immediately put T on Naproxen and Methotrexate.  I said heck no to the Methotrexate but agreed to try Naproxen.  From there his health deteriorated.  In my gut, I knew it was not right! I began my own journey of research and healthier treatment and found functional medicine through a Ted Talks by Dr. Mark Hymen.  I searched for functional medicine doctors and found Dr. Fetters.  I was so happy to finally find answers.

I knew on our first visit that we had found our true place of healing! Dr. Fetters beams such a bright light. He was so friendly, happy, positive and extremely knowledgeable.  He seemed positive that we can find the right treatment for T.  His confidence of a remission made us feel so hopeful.  Within the next six months T kept getting better and better!  Our first visit was January 2016 – T was in complete remission by June 2016.

For one, Dr. Fetters knew what tests to run to find the true cause of T’s symptoms.  After finding out T has Lyme disease everything made sense.  Dr. Fetters looked for any imbalance in his system and then corrected it with natural herbs and vitamins!  That way his body was in top shape to control his health.  We are truly stunned behind the power of functional medicine!

T went from being in pain and unable to use his left hand to being symptom free in about six months!  We were originally told by the Rheumatologist that T would never grow out of this and that if we didn’t take the meds (poison) that he could end up in a wheelchair.  Well… look at us now.

Thank you Dr. Fetters!!  We could never thank you enough!

Mandy B.

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Previous doctors didn’t seem interested in resolving my physical symptoms. Learning about naturopathic medicine through a membership with “Health Science Institute”, I decided to contact an ACAM certified doctor for help.

On my very first visit at Health and Wellness of Carmel, I knew they cared about resolving my health issues. The doctor was able to explain what was likely going on based upon my descriptions of symptoms. His explanation gave me total confidence I made the right choice coming to Health and Wellness of Carmel.

Tests that determined the presence of two types of intestinal parasites, inflammation of the digestive tract and leaky gut. Also, the “Whole 30” regimen has made a world of a difference in my quality of life. Follow-up treatments and supplemental regimens worked proving the doctor was correct in his analysis.

My energy level has increased significantly. I’ve developed a more positive outlook on life. Now I have a better understanding for my nutritional needs through proper diet. Thank you Health and Wellness of Carmel.


~ Stephen C.

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Prior to coming to Dr. Fetters, our 12 year old daughter had been to fifteen doctors, had approximately 35 blood draws/ tests or procedures, and had been to the Mayo Clinic in a two and half year period...our daughter had severe neurological shaking, extreme fatigue, severe headaches, very sensitive to light and sound, severe joint pain that migrated around her body, couldn’t handle being in school because of her fatigue/the noise/and stress…through research, I felt that she had PANDAS (Pediatric Auto Immune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep) but each doctor we went to felt that she did not possess enough of thesymptoms to have this disorder….they felt it was related to anxiety…I had also suggested that she might have lyme disease… thru my internal medicine doctor, we learned of Dr. Clifford Fetters….Dr. Fetters is like a master problem solver…he took the symptoms Elizabeth had and systematically went thru each symptom and then thru diagnostic testing and his knowledge, he formulated a carefully planned out plan of attack…Dr. Fetters said Elizabeth had severe Candida (yeast infection), lyme’s disease, PANDAS, and she was severely allergic to Gluten…he has taken a preteen/teenager who was laying on the couch, in severe pain in her joints, headaches that would blind her, fingers shaking, and who basically was going downhill and performed a miracle…one year later…she is playing basketball, her headaches are at a minimum, her joint pain is gone, sound doesn’t bother her and the sparkle has come back in her eyes….the thing I like about Dr. Fetters is…he thinks outside the box…he is constantly researching along the process and is not afraid to reach out to other doctors/experts to help him treat our daughter…he is one of those people that you will always be thankful for because of his commitment to patients…he gave us back our daughter and for that I will be eternally grateful.

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"I enjoyed it. I thought Lyn was very intuitive, informative and explained what was going on and what she was doing. I felt balanced and better with brain fog if that's possible. Relaxed... I don't think it's unreasonably priced, it isn't covered by insurance."                                                                                                                        

~ Kurt
 


 

"Dr. Weber was able to identify gut issue disturbances that was manifesting through chronic hand dermititis.  Within 48 hours of starting herbal protocal my hands began to heal.  Its almost one year later and my hands are doing great!  My Hands are 90% better.  I can use them without pain or bleeding!  Thank you Dr. Weber!

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