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Intestinal Fitness changed my life! I am 29 years old and have suffered from severe chronic constipation that started when I was just a teenager. I have been to specialists all over the state, several procedures done to find the cause of my constipation and put on every medication imaginable and me adding in all the over the counter colon products because I was so desperate. I also suffer from severe anxiety and depression and was on several anti-depressants in my early 20s, as well as having really bad acne. I have been in pain mentally and physically since I was about 15 years old. I randomly found Intestinal Fitness online and asked my husband if I should try this since I've literally done everything else and he said it's worth a shot. I am not kidding you when I say as soon as I left there, I felt like a completely different person and bust out in tears in the car because I felt relief for the first time in over 13 years. Not only physically I felt lighter and not so tangled up in my stomach to where it felt like I had a basketball sitting in my stomach, but mentally I could see and think clearer, and my anxiety has lowered drastically, so drastically that I have cut my anxiety medication as well as my sleeping medication in half! Sometimes I don't even need it! And my face has cleared up so much! I feel so much better about myself because I don't feel so gross on the inside anymore and I cannot thank the staff at Intestinal Fitness enough, they really have given my life back! I have done 3 Colon Hydrotherapy sessions since September and will continue to go. This place is amazing and you will not regret it trust me!
This establishment is absolutely fantastic and has changed my life. I have been getting colonics here for about one year now and I’m hooked on cleaning toxins out of my body. The environment is pleasant, clean, configured nicely, and always smells great! The staff is knowledgeable, pleasant, friendly, and accessible. Most of all I have received great benefits from colonics in improving my digestion, nutrition absorption, weight loss, and removing toxins from my body. My acne has even cleared. Recently, I decided to take my colon and other internal health to a new level. I discovered the liver flush by Andreas Moritz while searching online. I purchased the book and prepped myself. I was very nervous about this and continued to push my start date back. I expressed my concerns to Gabby and she made herself available to address any questions I had. The flush went well, but I had read that there could potentially be lingering stones in one’s system after the flush. As a result, about 2-3 days following the liver flush I got a colonic. There were additional small green stones that came out during my session. After this session, I had more energy, brain fog was gone, and my nausea went away. The colonic helped me to obtain the maximum benefits of the liver flush and removed additional toxins from my body. I feel wonderful, but couldn’t have done this without the help of the great folks at Intestinal Fitness!
I highly recommend the services at Intestinal Fitness! I have been a Medical Practitioner for 14 years and although I consume a very healthy diet and exercise regularly I suffered from occasional constipation. Six months ago I began to notice an unusual pressure in my left side near my umbilicus (belly button) that became progressively worse. A friend recommended colonic therapy at Intestinal Fitness. During my first session the unusual pressure in my left side was completely relieved. The Colonic Therapist explained to me that there could have been an accumulation of years of debris in my small intestine and descending colon. I completed a series of three colonics and have noticed a great deal of improvement in my intestinal health. I am now regular and the unusual pain in my left side has not returned since my initial visit. I truly appreciate the quality of care and the manner in which I was treated. The staff at Intestinal Fitness was very kind, professional, and knowledgeable, and their witty sense of humor put me at ease right away. I have referred patients, friends, and family members to Intestinal Fitness who were also very pleased with their results. Blessings!Linda Goforth, PA-C
Intestinal Fitness makes you feel at home and very comfortable. The environment is very relaxing and is a beach theme. You don't even realize that you are still in Raleigh! I have felt so much more relieved now coming here and the knowledge I have both received. I will definitely be coming back for more frequent colonics. I have felt so much relief in my gas, constipation, and even notice differences in my skin! I no longer suffer from acne cysts now that I am realizing I was in need to help heal my gut. It is connected to everything in the body. After years of blockage, Intestinal Fitness has helped heal my intestines and has given me nutritional guidelines to help prevent further damage and the first step was getting all of that toxic waste out! I recommend this to anyone who is looking to help heal their overall health who never have found answers. You will be surprised with how much you benefit from this, as even with someone like me with abs, had a lot of blockage!
I never thought that getting a Vasectomy would be so much fun! I know it sounds crazy, but after watching all 9 of DR. Monteith's instructional videos I felt more knowledgeable about Vasectomies than most of the population. The whole experience, from the website, to the apportionment, to meeting the staff, to the immaculate facility, to how modern everything was, to how amicable the Dr. was; EVERYTHING was incredible! But here's why you are reading this review; NO, there was NO PAIN!! Biting my tongue is 100 times worse than what I experienced during and after my Vasectomy. In fact, the most "uncomfortable" part was when the Dr. had to "feel" me to find where to apply the anesthetic spray. I followed all instructions and had no sexual activity for 2 days. on the 3rd day I was completely back to normal (yes, it felt great!) By day 10 I couldn't even find the small incision!! I totally recommend this practice!!
My initial reason for visiting Intestinal Fitness was because of my sever acne! I learned that the root of my problems (including persistent change in stool, hemorrhoids, and digestive issues in general) were linked to my gut. I've had about four colonics now at Intestinal Fitness and I can already see and feel a difference! I was experiencing fatigue and mental cloudiness and didn't even know it until after the colonics improved both symptoms immediately! I have more energy when I wake up in the morning and it lasts all day. Gabrielle is gentle and explains the process to you as it is happening. I understand my colon in a new way and I understand how important it is for our overall health. I recommend Intestinal Fitness to anyone and everyone! Thank you so much!!
Intestinal Fitness is a very clean atmosphere and makes you feel very comfortable. I had trouble sleeping and with constipation, my first visit to Intestinal Fitness changed all that. After my fourth treatment, I have lost over 50lbs and looking forward to my fifth session next month. My first visit was February 2014 and I made a decision to give up fried foods, sweets, soft drinks and bread and don't regret it not one bit. Been a truck driver, that was a lot of temptation for me but with a made up strong mind, I'm staying on the right track. Gabrielle and Rebecca listens to me and answers the questions that I have and they makes you feels so comfortable. Please give Intestinal Fitness a visit and invest in your health, you won't regret it.Horace Griffin, Jr.
Life ChangingIntestinal Fitness in Raleigh N.C. was a wedding anniversary treat to myself on February 8th, 2014. This was a day that I would never forget, I was suffering from constipation and not to mention undergoing two surgery with heavy naracotics in March 2013. When I received my first treatment, I immediately saw a difference and decided to do another session the following month and never felt so good and even slept better. The service that was given was well worth the two hour drive. Intestinal Fitness is a very clean property and smells very clean and very refreshing. Gabrielle and Rebecca makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed, two people who I will never forget. A couple of visits plus my supplements equals the weight loss.
I woke up early to see what time capital urgent care opened today and started reading these reviews. I have been going here for years. If you are not sick enough to go to the emergency room but can't get into see your personal provider, this is the perfect place to go. The nurses and Dr.s are quick and professional, just the way I want them to be. If you want to go somewhere where you sit in the over decorated waiting room for 2 hours to see a Dr, that wants to ask you a million questions and then tell you to see your regular physician, don't go here! This facility is clean and quick! Every time I have gone in the past 5 years, they have taken excellent care of me and charged me less than my personal provider. Thank you,Lisa
First Impressions are important. Very busy staff, impolite and not professional. I had an unpaid balance of $9. over 3 yrs ago and i wasn't aware until i had a dr visit. Then was told they don't send out bill notices under $10 and i couldn't be seen until it was paid. After being a loyal patient for over 10 yrs all i ask was why they couldn't inform me prior to my visit. I was told they were understaff and it's not their policy to make patient/customer aware of balance until they arrive at the office. Very inconsiderate and inconvient. No apolgy given. Good Dr, but service is horrible. Took my service eleswhere and very pleased!
Physicians and surgeons help to keep people - from infants to the elderly - as healthy as possible. These individuals provide diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of ailments, and preventative care and early detection for more serious illnesses. Whether you love or hate going to the doctor, the fact is your physician is there to listen to your health concerns, take preventative measures against diseases and advise you on your options for staying in tip-top shape.
In 2013, there were more than 1 million doctors of medicine in the U.S., over 854,000 of which were active. Additionally, in 2012, there were about 18,000 active general surgeons in the country. It's important to know which type of physician or surgeon you need, how to choose the best one, and account for other considerations in order to stay healthy.
Patients can choose from a wide variety of physicians depending on doctor specialty and what problems they are experiencing. Here are a few of the most common types of physicians that you may see in your lifetime:
Your GP is the doctor that you go to for regular checkups, vaccines and to identify health issues. GPs can treat many different illnesses and injuries, from the common cold to a broken arm. If your health requires a second opinion or expert care, the GP will refer you to a specialist who has the skills to focus in on the issue.
Heart attacks and heart disease are some of the most common afflictions seen across the country, making cardiologists important to your long-term health. These physicians specialize in studying and treating the heart and related diseases.
Other than a GP, the dentist is likely the most common physician you'll ever see. These professionals work with the human mouth, ensuring that your teeth and gum health are up to par. Patients typically go to the dentist twice a year.
Dermatologists are focused on skin-related issues and diseases, from skin cancers, to acute acne, eczema, psoriasis, and general cosmetic concerns like aging and scars. Most will also perform annual or semi-annual mole checks to screen for any signs of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
If you have a number of sinus infections or have had your tonsils taken out, you've likely seen an ENT specialist. ENTs handle ailments related to the ear, nose and throat, often related to taking out tonsils and treating hearing issues.
For many women, their gynecologist and obstetrician are the same person. These professionals work with the female reproductive system to focus on reproductive health, fertility issues, prenatal care, options for new and expectant mothers, neonatal care and childbirth. OB/GYNs can also help in the early detection of breast or cervical cancer.
There are obviously a number of physicians that you can choose from, but how do you know if they're the best choice for you? Here are a few considerations to help you pick a physician:
Look at Your Insurance
Before you get down to the details, you need to verify which doctors are covered by your insurance and whether they are in or out of your carrier's network. Rates may be cheaper if the doc is in network – a doctor can be covered by your insurance but not necessarily in network. Out of network is typically more expensive. Doctors often add and drop plans, so it's important to ensure that your options are compatible with your insurance plan. Doing your homework will help you avoid unexpected expenses.
Check for Board Certification
Your physician should be certified through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Doctors must earn a medical degree from a qualified school, complete three to seven years of residency training, be licensed by a state medical board and pass one or more ABMS exams to be certified.
Examine the Reviews
Reviews of a doctor can reveal a lot about what your experience may be like. People may grade on staff friendliness, availability and effectiveness of treatment. Looking at these evaluations and getting recommendations from family and friends can direct you toward a physician for your needs.
Surgeons can literally hold your life in their hands, and it's important to find the best one that can put you at ease and treat you effectively
You need to feel comfortable with your surgeon. It's important to communicate your concerns and that your surgeon can respond adequately. Surgeons should be willing to go over the details of your procedure and answer any questions that you may have. They must take the time to discuss and address your worries.
If you're going in for surgery, you want someone that knows what they're doing and has a high success rate. Ask how often the surgeon performs this surgery and try to find one that regularly does it. This will give you peace of mind that you're in capable hands.
Your decision on a physician or surgeon can be majorly affected by the insurance plan you have. You may have insurance through employment, your spouse, your parents if you're under 26, or the marketplace if the previous options don't apply to you. It's important to understand how your insurance works to have the full picture of what you'll need to pay for.
Your insurance will have a deductible, which is the amount that you're responsible to pay for covered medical expenses. Some plans have coinsurances, where you must pay a certain percentage of the bill, and insurance will cover the rest. Co-pays state a flat rate for certain services, like paying $20 when you visit your GP or a $100 co-pay for an emergency room visit. Once you reach your out-of-pocket maximum, which will differ if you're an individual or within a family plan, your insurance may pay for 100 percent of covered medical expenses for the rest of the plan year.
If you plan to go to the doctor, need medication or have been recommended for surgery, call your insurance provider or go online to see what your plan covers. You can choose the best doctor for your needs, understand your options and prevent yourself from being blindsided by medical expenses.
Most doctors require a phone call for an appointment, although some may provide online scheduling as well. Be sure to have your insurance card with you when you set an appointment, and to bring it with you to the actual appointment. They need the ID numbers to verify your coverage, and will usually make a copy of the card for their files so you don't have to show it again unless your insurance changes.
When you call, let them know if you're a new patient, as this will require you to complete some paperwork for your first visit. Tell them the reason for your visit, such as your symptoms if you're feeling sick. It's also important to inform them if you have Medicaid and to find out if you need to bring anything to the visit, like current medications or medical records.
From here, the receptionist will likely ask what dates and times work best for you. During your call, it's important to be honest about your symptoms and the reason for your visit. This information will help the doctor treat you and give him or her an idea of what to expect. Your appointment may progress faster as a result, and the doctor can come prepared with a list of options to better care for you.
Doctors see a number of patients in a day, sometimes in 15-minute increments in areas where the physicians are in high demand. This can leave little time for doctors to perform thorough examinations, and they can end up missing certain problem indicators. While some problems, like a cold or flu, can be diagnosed in this time, more complex ailments require attention, which takes up time. Reviews can illuminate which doctors actively spend the necessary time with their patients and which ones are pressed against the clock to meet demand.
Surgery has some more dire risks attached to it, so be sure to talk to your surgeon about the potential issues that can come up as a result of your procedure. If a patient has a reaction to anesthesia, it can cause very serious complications, but this is an uncommon occurrence. Blood clots can be a significant problem after surgery, often caused by inactivity during recovery. Infections, numbness, scarring, swelling and death are all possible, but the likelihood of these issues will vary depending on the type of surgery you're undergoing. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and your risk potential.
Surgery affects people in different ways, but as you begin to emerge from anesthesia, you'll want to alert your nurse to any issues you may have. The nurse will tell you how the procedure went, what effect it will have on your condition, what to expect when you get home and how long it will take to get back to normal. If you start feeling pain, the nurse may give you medication to stop it from getting worse. When possible, it's also advised to move around to avoid blood clots from developing in your legs. This can be as simple as occasionally flexing your knee or rotating your foot.
Some surgeries are outpatient procedures, where people are released the same day. For major surgeries, patients may stay at the hospital for a few days to be monitored and address any concerns before being sent home. Discuss with your surgeon the projected length of the hospital stay and what you need to bring.
Your recovery time and follow-up expectations will vary depending on your procedure. For example, you can be expected to be on your feet within a few days of having your wisdom teeth taken out, but it may be weeks before you have fully recovered from a broken foot or heart-valve surgery. Your surgeon will give you a list of things that you'll need to do during this time, including what medications to take and when you'll be able to get back to work and other activities.
Every surgery will have a follow-up call or appointment to discuss your recovery and allow you to ask any questions about unusual symptoms or changes in your overall health. If you have a major operation, like heart surgery, it's important to make regular checkups with your doctor or a specialist to ensure that everything is normal. Visiting a doctor will help deter infection and verify that everything is healing as expected. These appointments will give you peace of mind about your state of health and ensure that any issues are caught early on.