Your first visit to Synergy Holistic Health will include a detailed review of your current and past health concerns with your doctor. The first step in this process is completing the New Patient Intake Forms, which can be done in the comfort of your home by downloading and printing these forms from the website under the “Patient Forms” tab. You are welcome to complete this form in the office – we just ask that you arrive 15 to 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time to allow enough time with your doctor. When applicable, please bring with you copies of previous tests (x-rays or MRI reports, blood work, hormone panels, etc.).
When you meet with your doctor, you will have the opportunity to discuss your current health concerns and your past health history face-to-face. After you and your doctor discuss your concerns, a physical exam will follow to find the cause of your condition. In addition to general exam procedures like blood pressure, pulse, respiration, etc., specific orthopedic and neurological tests may be used to assess range of motion, joint function, muscle tone, and neurological integrity. Diagnostic tests like x-ray or lab work may be ordered when indicated by certain physical exam findings. Your doctor will then discuss his or her findings with you and develop a course of action to help improve your health.
Your doctor will then discuss his or her recommendations for treatment. You are encouraged to ask questions and be informed so that you are comfortable and confident in your therapy. Treatments may be performed on your first visit depending on the nature of your condition and time available for your scheduled appointment. Your doctor will often schedule a follow up visit soon after your initial visit which is more treatment intensive.
Treatment plans oftentimes require several treatments to achieve the desired results. Factors including the nature, severity, and duration of your condition are taken into consideration when a treatment plan is developed. It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations to make sure you progress through the course of treatment and reduce your risk of setbacks. Our ultimate goal is to naturally restore and optimize your body’s function so you can fulfill your life’s ambitions in abundance and purpose.
Schedule your first visit by calling our office at (980)355-0842.
I came to Dr. Fodel when I was about 6.5 months pregnant. I had a host of issues from heartburn, to recent sugar cravings, tiredness, and a general concern about having a healthy pregnancy. I had an unplanned c-section (a large difference from the planned natural childbirth I’d envisioned) with my first child and wanted to do anything that I could to promote my health and well-being in order to have a successful VBAC. Dr. Fodel created a plan for me that included nutritional supplements and acupuncture, and soon I was feeling much better. Later in my pregnancy as my back began to ache, she used cupping to help ease the back pain. It was absolutely the only thing that worked to help my back. I think I was probably the only 8-9 months pregnant woman who consistently had almost no back pain! While, all of this is amazing, the most wonderful thing about Dr. Fodel is her dedication to her patients. I know she has spent countless hours on my “case,” educating me, answering my questions in great detail, and trying to solve the things that were a little more resistant to improving. She went far beyond what I would expect and exhibited a level of care and dedication to me as her patient that I have never experienced from any care provider before.
Drs. Fodel & Roland have---in all seriousness---changed my life. I have had (well, HAD!) chronic back and neck pain since 2004 when I was in a car accident. Over the years I had visited 3 different chiropractors before finding Synergy, all who were very nice and who helped my back to feel better, but it was always dependent on me continuing to have weekly adjustments. I'm so thankful I found Synergy because they have a more holistic vision of health and wellness. They incorporate physical therapy by giving you at-home exercises that target the muscle areas that need strengthening, which helps to keep the pain from returning. Brilliant! You'd think all chiropractors would do this. The bottom line is that these docs are actually interested in you getting BETTER, not just in taking your hard-earned cash! : ) Dr. Roland is extremely knowledgeable about exercise and has me do short workouts---in office---that target areas I need to work on. This is great because I need all the motivation I can get & it's hard to slack when a doctor is telling you what to do ; ) They also incorporate (if you're interested) nutritional counseling. This, in particular, has really made a HUGE difference in my energy levels and general well-being; we all know that when we have more energy, we feel better overall. Dr. Fodel really takes the time to understand your overall health, or lack thereof, and can really make a difference! As you can see, I have nothing but great things to say about this place! It's such a relief to find doctors who are still interested and invested in their patients health and well-being.
I went to see Dr. Fodel for acupuncture because several friends had recommended acupuncture for stress, allergies, digestion and general aches & pains. She spent much more time with me, reviewing information regarding my health, than any of my doctors had. I had been on prescribed medications for GERD and allergies for 10 years with no improvement. Two months after getting acupuncture and taking the recommended vitamins and supplements from Dr. Fodel, my symptoms had greatly improved and I no longer needed the prescription medications. I enjoy my visits with Dr. Fodel. She is professional, caring, never in a hurry, I know that she will take time to discuss any issues that I am having, and I always feel better after my acupuncture treatments. I have recommended Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture to many of my friends and family. I know that I am now on a better road to enjoying my health in my middle-age years.
I had been suffering from lower back pain for the better part of 2010 and as the New Year 2011 rang in the pain went from bad to worse. I was at a loss regarding what to do. I had already committed myself to NOT having back surgery and taking pain medication everyday was not an option for me either. I was desperate. One day while reviewing my insurance plan and what alternative medicine options where available, I came across Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture,I immediately called and made an appointment with Dr. Fodel. When I first walked (if you can call it that) into the office each step was slow and arduous and racked with pain. I was very near tears. Dr. Fodel did a through assessment of me from my medical and family history to my range of motion to even my DIET! She suggested dietary changes (I never knew that there were inflammatory foods that affect arthritis) and slowly began therapeutic treatment. Each time I came back for treatment my condition improved. Now a little over a month later I am pain free and I haven’t taken any medications in weeks!!! My diet has changed and under Dr. Fodel’s care I am building up my core muscles. Most importantly I feel WONDERFUL and I am walking just fine! Dr. Fodel is a patient and caring physician who always offers encouraging words. I am so grateful that I discovered Dr. Fodel and Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture.
After many years of stomach pains and discomfort, I am overcoming this uncomfortable feeling. To me, it is incredible that after years of struggling, in three short weeks I was able to notice a huge difference in how I feel. This short time of dedication altered my way of thinking and eating for a lifetime. I feel better because of what I am eating and I know which foods now trigger those stomach pains. I am more educated on how to best take care of myself to continue in this new lifestyle I have chosen.