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 to be honest. 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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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. Iaquinta. 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.
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’!