SUCCESS STORIES OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU
I was in the middle of a divorce when I came to see Dr. Amy. I was recommended to her because I was told by a friend that she could help me shift out of my fear-based mindset. I was feeling overwhelmed and afraid and basically was terrified I was messing my children up, to be honest. The first thing I will say is that Dr. Amy made me feel so "heard". She validated all my feelings, and I felt such a sense of hope whenever our sessions were over. That to me was priceless at a time when I felt so scared and dismissed. I think the best thing about her strategies is that she gave me bite-sized steps to move forward. Things that were do-able for me. She taught me new ways to think and helped me see things differently. She gave me tools to use that were SO helpful. Slowly I moved from a place of spiraling out of control mentally and emotionally to a more concrete, empowered state.
What I appreciated about her care is that not only did she help with my mindset, but because she's a functional medicine practitioner, she was able to help me with some physical symptoms I was having. Although I personally came to her for mindset coaching, I was able to change things physically in my body that were also sources of discomfort and stress. Lastly, I will just say that as an added bonus, as we worked together, she helped me clean up my diet and change the way I felt about food. I had never met a doctor who looked at me from a "whole" perspective meaning how my mind and body were working together. Usually, it's a therapist helping with mental-emotional stuff and a regular doctor for the physical complaints. I'm so grateful she took the time to look at me and my health as a whole person rather than just some pieces. I can't say enough good things about her level of care and concern. I wish we had more doctors out there like her.
I hired Dr. Amy for my high-school son who plays competitive hockey. He is a goaltender and it's a highly stressful position to play. He was struggling with self-defeating thoughts and feeling a lot of pressure from his team and his coach. I wanted to see if she could help him get a handle on his thoughts and help him get out of his own way. He would get nervous before a game and then if he didn't play well it would take him a long time to recover. Dr. Amy gave him tools and homework to work on and said these were "mindset" skills he could develop just like he had developed his hockey skills. I saw a difference in my son. He started enjoying the game again. He worked diligently on what she gave him and he not only could rebound better after a tough game, but he had a routine he implemented before every game to reduce his anxiety. She also helped him with some things he could do in terms of eating better which I think made a difference. There is nothing worse than seeing your kid struggle, and nothing better them seeing them feel better. I highly recommend her.
The main reason I came to see Dr. Amy was because my life was falling apart…chronic insomnia and fatigue, and therefore I was unable to work or function normally…unable to deal with everyday life. I had several issues concerning me including digestive problems and no I had not had a period for more than 6 months at age 45.
I saw so many doctors who kept doing blood tests and telling me everything looks good, no one could explain what was happening to my body or help me correct the problem…I felt dismissed by the medical community, I was feeling really scared about my health as well as my future and very alone. I saw three different doctors who specialized in Internal medicine and one who specialized in Endocrinology and two Chiropractic Physicians…no one had a clue about what was happening to me; none of them could help me.
I’m so grateful to Dr. Amy because after hearing my symptoms she did saliva testing that showed my cortisol levels throughout the day were depressed. She helped me understand what may be causing my severe adrenal fatigue and what I needed to do to recover. I no longer felt alone. I felt I had a kind, understanding, compassionate as well as knowledgeable professional on my side.
I have seen many traditional and alternative doctors. What is so refreshing about Dr. Amy is that I feel she really cares about me as a person and wants to help me get better. She is very kind and caring, and she is very knowledgeable. She has an understanding of what’s happening to me instead of looking at me baffled and dismissing me, and my problems like so many of the doctors did that I saw in the past. I appreciate how accessible she is via email between sessions if I have a quick question. Also, one of the alternative doctors I saw in the past misdiagnosed me and wanted to charge me an exorbitant amount of money per month for supplements to treat a condition I later found out I didn’t have.
Dr Amy understood my financial situation and budget restrictions. She could help me by recommending the most important tests and supplements, and I felt no pressure from her to purchase or do anything I couldn’t afford. The other alternative doctors that I considered working with had no consideration about my financial situation due to my inability to work. They expected me to follow their protocol to the T, not offering to prioritize what I could and couldn’t afford. Also, Dr. Amy is truly holistic and really understands the mind-body-spirit connection. I really appreciate the education and recommendations she has provided that have helped me incorporate the mind-spirit component to the healing of my body.
If someone is considering Dr. Amy but is unsure about taking that first step, I would suggest that they at least contact her by phone to find out more, ask any questions that are unclear and get a sense of how she could help. I’m so glad that I did. After a few minutes of the initial conversation with Dr. Amy, I felt reassured to take the next step and meet with her in person.
I came to Dr. Amy’s office because I had received an email about a dinner and it was about belly fat and foggy thinking, and I thought it fit me. I went to the dinner and was very interested in everything that Dr. Amy talked about, and I liked her whole philosophy of functional medicine and healing the whole body. I have been going to a chiropractor for a long time, but I never had a full program like I had with Dr. Amy with the blood work and other tests. I was ready to put some “skin in the game” and go through the program.
Before meeting with Dr. Amy, my symptoms were low energy and being too overweight. I have been going to a fitness bootcamp for the last 4 or 5 years with my daughter, and it just seemed like I was thinking that the weight would come off more than it was, but it wasn’t. I did feel better from working out but my body wasn’t changing. My sugar craving was getting larger and the more sugar I had, the more I wanted it. I was really into caffeine. I was drinking coffee all day from the morning to the afternoon, and I realized that the more coffee I drank, the more tired I got. I was just not going in a positive direction.
Before I went on Dr. Amy’s program, I tried many other programs, but nothing worked for me. I knew something was wrong. I have been to my medical doctor, and I had my blood checked for thyroid, but they told me I was in the normal range. Although, after meeting with Dr. Amy and getting the bloodwork back, I found out I was not in the ideal range for thyroid, and my adrenal glands were tired.
This program worked for me because this was an overall, whole-body, symptom finding, and supplement program. I soon found that I just felt better and I knew I was working in the right direction.
My life has changed because I do have more energy and people comment about my skin and say that it looks better. I have noticed the difference in my clothes so far, which I am very happy about that. My overall thinking changed, and I learned how to be a better me. If I can do this, then anyone can do this because I felt like I was at a point where nothing was going to work for me. I just couldn’t seem to get on a plan that was going to get me anywhere so I would just give up before I even started. Dr. Amy’s program has given me more hope for a healthier life.
My name is Eric. I came to Dr. Amy because I had spent the last 10 years working in a very stressful job and had a stressful home life. I had gained a bunch of weight and was just feeling overall crappy. I was tired all the time, and my fuse was short. I am typically not a person who seeks out help from doctors. A friend of mine had worked with her and he convinced me to give her a shot. I knew I had to do something to change my life.
Right away she put me at ease. She answered all the questions I had and came up with a customized plan for me. I was willing to follow it. I can't believe the difference it made. I followed everything she recommended and within three weeks I could already see my energy coming back. Not to mention I lost 15 pounds within the first 6 weeks. I can say without a doubt this is one of the best things I have done for myself.
As a man, many times we think we have to fix everything and be in control all the time. When I stepped aside and had the faith that she could help me meet my goals, everything changed. I feel great again! I would say to any guy out there who is looking for help, don't hesitate to do what you need to and let Dr. Amy show you the way. I couldn't have done it without her. Thank you!
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I came to Dr. Amy because I was overweight and no matter what I did I couldn’t lose the weight. I had been thin my whole life, and in the last 6 years, I began to put the pounds on even though I was following my doctor’s advice on what to eat.
I was on statins for years because my doctor told me I had genetically high cholesterol and there was nothing I could do about it. I also had become diabetic in the last several years. I started with her program and followed exactly what she said to do. Within several weeks I began to feel better and be less fatigued. As I continued on, I began to see changes in my weight. It has been just over a year that I began her program.
What I loved so much about it is that it really taught me how to get control of my life and implement changes that will be life long. I am continuing with everything she taught me and I feel that’s what really makes her program different. She wants you to get results but she is interested in helping you get PERMANENT results rather than temporary.
She also helped me begin to change my beliefs and helped me out of a negative thinking pattern into a way of thinking that is moving me forward rather than being stuck in the same rut. Not only did I lose a lot of weight and am able to fit into clothes I haven’t been able to wear for 5 years, I am also off my cholesterol and blood sugar meds…..something I wasn’t even thinking was a possibility for me! I highly recommend her to anyone who is ready to make changes in their life and is looking for the right person to help them.
When I began looking for a new doctor it was a choice driven by the impact that twin toddlers have on your time. As I googled and yelped I came across Dr. Amy. As I read more about her approach I knew I was close, after a brief phone call and learning more about her functional medicine approach to better health, I knew I’d found a good partner for my journey.
As I travelled through my late 30’s and into the 40’s the weight had piled on but I knew I needed more than a diet. I needed a lifestyle change and I needed something to help my systems function properly. I was out of energy and with twins under 3, it wasn’t a good mix.
I have watched members of my family yo-yo diet on weight watchers and other fad diets and know that I’m susceptible to the same waves of loss and gain. I found an approach in Dr. Amy’s plan(s) that reflect what I felt I need which is support in the process, an approach beyond western medicine or fads. To me losing weight really isn’t the challenge, it’s keeping it off and I felt like this program addressed this concern. The meetings we had that checked on progress and answered questions that arose during the program were helpful in reassuring me we were progressing and that the challenges we meet daily in life/work/family are understandable, yet not game ending for the program.
My weight loss is ongoing having reached about a 1/3 of my goal, but the lab results are already showing great changes. My blood sugar, cholesterol and other organ functions are improving nicely. I wake up feeling better, not feeling like a 90 year-old man. I have energy during the day and well into the evening.
If you’re considering a lifestyle change and just don’t know where to begin, feel comfortable in reaching out to Dr. Amy. She’s very understanding of all the unique challenges we face as husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, etc.
I came to see Dr. Amy because I was battling chronic diarrhea and chronic stomach pains for months, then in April and May of 2015 it got really bad. I was in the emergency room 5 times in 3 weeks, dehydrated from chronic diarrhea. Every time I went, they did a lot of blood work and also CT scans. Every time I received a different diagnosis.
I was put on so many different stomach medications. I saw 3 different gastroenterologists and each one told me something different and would prescribe medication. Every time I saw a new gastroenterologist I would give them the list of medications the previous doctor gave me, the new gastroenterologist would admit to telling me I’m not familiar with that drug, which I thought was kind of ironic since they were all in the same field. I figured this would be my new way of life. In addition to the chronic stomach issues, I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Then my daughter’s friend told her I needed to see Dr Amy.
Dr. Amy is not your “regular” doctor. She felt more like a loving and caring friend. She completed tests I never had before and put me on a program that to me was a miracle. Within one month everything changed, no more diarrhea no more stomach pain. Over all I was 100% better. But it didn’t finish there, she keep on insisting I had something more than just arthritis. I was walking slouched forward and she kept insisting that I don’t listen to the other doctors (who were telling me it was just arthritis I would have to live with ) and she insisted I see an orthopedic surgeon. I had been walking around with a broken hip for years and I didn’t even know it!! Even after the countless x-rays I had done!! I had a hip replacement, lost weight and I went from walking under a 1000 steps per day to walking between 8000 to 10,000 now.
I have a new life and I am so grateful to her. She treated me as an individual and she really cared as if I were her family. I admit I am a terrible patient but she made me care about myself and put my health first. I would tell people not to be so skeptical, you could be feeling great in no time.
I have Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. I was feeling fatigued and having issues due to my weight. I had gained 20lbs in the preceding 2 months before seeing Dr. Amy. I felt bloated and too heavy to do anything more than get through the day at work. I had tried pretty much everything to lose weight in the past. Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Mayo Clinic diet, Atkins. I lost weight but then gained it back and then some!
It was a relief to find out what is really wrong with my body and how to work with it to get to the results I needed. I did a detox and it was a little restrictive (as they all are) but after completing 2 months of the doing that I felt 100% better and lost about 20lbs which was amazing. Learning to eat foods that work with my body was very beneficial and I have been able to continue losing weight and feeling better. Down a total of 60lbs so far.
Dr. Amy has helped me tremendously. It was really eye opening as my regular doctor had no insight whatsoever regarding my health issues. I was simply told to go on the weight watchers diet and join the gym.
Dr. Amy is very caring as she is passionate about her job. She not only assisted me but went 200% above the call of duty and for that I am forever grateful to her.
I have told many people about my story and how Dr. Amy has helped. I think they should see her if they want a Dr. that is knowledgeable and can truly help them feel better naturally. Without prescribing drugs to mask the symptoms. She gets to the bottom of things and SOLVES the issues.
I came to Dr. Amy for a health evaluation. My blood levels were out of whack and I thought I should feel better. I worked with conventional doctors but their testing is not as thorough and they don’t provide a course of treatment unless a problem arises.
Dr. Amy addresses issues before a problem. She is great! With her health plan my tests were greatly improved. I feel more alert and very positive. She spent so much time with me and she listened intently. She was available to answer my questions and provide suggestions. Her knowledge and warmth comes through and you can feel good with what she has to offer.
I came to Dr. Amy because I have cancer and wanted to make sure I was doing everything I could to stay I remission. I also wanted to lose weight. Dieting never seemed to work for me.
I did one of Dr. Amy’s customized programs and I found out through it that I was gluten sensitive – following a gluten free diet gave me more energy and helped me lose weight, which I have maintained. I also now stay away from sugar and dairy as suggested by Dr. Amy based on test results. Dr. Amy’s program is comprehensive and looks at the total person.
I was referred to Dr. Iaquinta by a friend who had previously sought out her expertise. I had been feeling extremely low energy for a while. Then I started gaining weight for the first time in my life and no matter what I did I wasn't able to get it off. I went to my doctor and they did a blood work up and it was found out that I was now in a "pre-diabetic" state. The doctor basically told me I needed to "diet" and "work out" which is what I had been doing anyway with no result.
I scheduled an initial appointment with Dr. Iaquinta. From the first moment I could see she was different. She actually listened to me. I have been working with her for 3 months now and not only have I lost weight but my energy is back where it used to be. I can't tell you how happy I am. She took me through a step by step process not only to help me physically but she focused on my mindset as well which for me was a huge plus. She was there every time I needed her. I am grateful.
I came to see Dr. Amy in June of 2013. I came to see her because I was feeling bloated and unhappy and big and fat. Nothing was really working for me. Before I came to see her I was trying anything from working out with a trainer to all the diets there were. I took a lot of things out of my diet and tried pretty much everything that was on the market and nothing really worked. I felt bloated and didn’t feel very good about myself.
During her program the changes I saw were impressive. I started losing weight right away.
After 3 months of being on her program I lost 39 pounds and the quality of my days and of my life was just impressive. My energy was back. I felt really, really good.
What I want to tell people is to get in touch with Dr. Amy. It’s going to change your life. If it changed my life then it can change your life. She is great and she’s going to make you feel worth it. She is going to give you her time and she’s going to help you change your life.
Dr. Amy came to my workplace and did a health presentation. After listening to her share how important it is to live by a healthy lifestyle beginning with the types of food we put into our bodies, I was sold. I was suffering from chronic stomach pain and issues, which now have subsided since working with her.
Before seeing Dr. Amy I had seen a general practitioner as well as a gastroenterologist. I had numerous tests and labs done, only to be diagnosed with IBS. It was a constant guessing game of what foods would or wouldn’t affect my “IBS”. I am so thankful for not having to deal with the possibility of feeling miserable each day with the support and guidance of Dr. Amy
I was constantly tired and now I have the energy I need to make it through the day. All thanks to working with her to tweak the types of foods I consume. One of the big selling points of working with Dr. Amy for me was her use of natural alternatives. These days I find that many doctors will quickly turn to prescribing medications, without anything else.
Dr. Amy has provided me with the tools and support I need to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s a program plan that is not a chore to maintain. It’s something you can stick with for the rest of your life! I also appreciate the kind and supportive yet honest and truthful care Dr. Amy provides to her clients.
Dr. Amy INDIVIDUALIZES her care for each patient. She allows her patients voices to be heard. Nothing is forced, only suggested. If I could tell people one thing it would be that you can’t put a price on being pain FREE AND HEALTHY! I’d do it all again in a heartbeat! You will be one step closer to changing your life for the better. Why not give it a try! It can’t hurt and I found it to be well worth it!
I’ve had an autoimmune disorder all my life (although I didn’t know that’s what it was) – skin condition but also GI symptoms that didn’t ever seem to get better. I worked with a dermatologist to treat the skin condition but I felt frustrated with some of the treatments they prescribed since I was pregnant or nursing for some of the time, which meant I was unable to do it. After an adverse reaction to one of the medicines, I decided I was going to try a more holistic approach to healing my body.
I met with Dr. Amy and she came up with a plan for me. Almost immediately my GI symptoms disappeared and I started to feel better. It’s amazing how you don’t know you feel bad until you feel good. I was feeling bad all the time and didn’t even know it.
The one thing that I really appreciate in working with her is that there is so much consideration of diet and lifestyle which greatly impacts us – I felt like she didn’t dismiss so much of the knowledge I had been learning the last few years. I felt like other conventional doctors sometimes brushed that off and would just prescribe something to make things go away when my body could heal itself if given the correct diet/exercise.
I am SO SO SO glad I had the consultation when I did – MY LIFE CHANGED.
I have struggled for years with chronic constipation. There were times I would go days, even a week or so, without using the bathroom. My stomach would be bloated and I would feel awful. I would look like I was 6 months pregnant at times! Not being able to wear certain pants because of that, and knowing that it was not healthy to be constipated was a constant frustration for me. This is not exactly a conversation that is easily had with others to whom you may want to ask advice. A little embarrassing.
In addition to the constipation, I was also feeling tired and lacking the energy I once had. I was not sleeping well and was feeling frazzled. I know I am a busy, working wife and mother, but I thought there might be another reason for it. I was told by many health care professionals to eat more fiber, use OTC fiber supplements, Miralax, etc. None of these work for me. In fact, they just made my stomach more bloated.
I was told that constipation is a common problem for women. I constantly felt put off by the health care community when I was basically being told to deal with it. I tried prescription medications, which helped, but caused different side effects. I knew there had to be an underlying reason for my issue and someone out there that could help me.
Dr. Amy took a long time in getting to know ‘me’. There was an awful lot of paperwork to fill out before my appointment with her. I could tell from the questions that she was assessing why my body was not doing what it was supposed to be doing.
During our appointment, we talked more about the underlying cause and how to fit the pieces of the puzzle together to come up with a plan to help me feel better. Through diagnostic testing, we determined what intestinal issues and food sensitivities I have and we came up with a diet and supplement plan. We also tested to see why I was experiencing fatigue and lack of energy. Although I have only been on a couple months, I have been feeling SO MUCH BETTER!
I feel that what makes Dr. Amy’s approach more successful than other doctors is that she really takes the time to find out what is going on. She will then recommend the appropriate tests. So many doctors now may run tests to find out what is wrong, but then they turn to the prescription to give to you to take away your symptoms. I would rather not be on prescription medication but find out why I am not feeling well and what supplements can I add in or what do I need to stop or start doing in a more natural way to help me to feel better.
Dr. Amy has been very approachable when I have had a question or concern, which is awesome. If you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving somewhere else, it is time to seek out care from someone else. You have to be your own advocate.
Try a different, more holistic approach. What have you got to lose? Life is too short, and too precious to not be feeling well and to given the run around or short period of time you will get with a lot of healthcare professionals. You are a unique individual. Everyone is different and you deserve your own plan, specific to what is going on with ‘YOU’!