About Dr. Jay Wrigley
Dr. WRIGLEY NATURAL HEALTH CENTERS
Dr. Jay Wrigley, NMD.
I am a Functional Medicine Doctor and Naturopathic Physician.
I help busy people overcome health issues that are getting in the
way of performing at the level they desire in their careers, family
life, social life and recreational activities. Whether it be fatigue,
digestive problems, hormonal issues, weight problems, need for
better sleep or headaches, I can help. The people I work with
already know that drugs and surgery are not the answer to the
problem nor the waythey want to address it. If you’re looking for someone to engage
with you in proble solving and lay-out a natural, evidence based plan of action to
bring things back inbalance and which will reverse the symptoms you’ve been
experiencing, I can help you. I have 24 years experience in this, many thousands of
patient interactions, and I get it.
What to expect:
I combine the history and present situation given to me in
either an initial personal visit, on-line skype, Google Hangouts session or phone
consultation. We then determine if there is reasonable testing through Blood,
Saliva, Stool, Hair, etc that would be insightful and helpful in building our plan of
action. For those I see locally, I will do my variation of Contact Reflex Analysis
(Muscle Testing ) to specifically focus on which organ systems and glands need
some specific support to accomplish your goal.
We will then, based on my knowledge and experience and your commitment; layout
and implement a clear pathway to your desired goal. By using the best personalized
diet, natural medicines and pharmaceutical Grade nutritional supplements along
with fitness and lifestyle advice I ensure you win at every level.
What type of training did you receive?
After graduating from Taylor University, I went to UNC-Chapel Hill for my masters degree in Biochemistry and then on to The National College of Naturopathic Medicine graduating in 1993. My post doctorate education and training is in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. I have received complete training in the biological sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, histology, blood chemistry, neurology and pharmacology, as well as conventional medical diagnosis and treatment. In addition, I have received extensive training in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and lifestyle counseling.
Do you prescribe medications?
No. I do not prescribe or make recommendations about prescription medications or controlled substances. Your prescribing medical doctor will manage all medications. I use natural, noninvasive methods such as nutritional therapy, herbs, supplements, stress management techniques and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal function and health.
Do you accept insurance?
Insurance may cover some testing and services but not all. This program in general is considered above the standard of care and therefore elective as far as the insurance industry is concerned. We do everything we can to make sure Functional Medicine is affordable, and available to everyone! All of our patients are working class, normal people who want to get healthy.
Do you work with patients outisde of Charlotte, NC?
Yes, I offer long-distance consultation (national and international) via telephone or webcam (Skype or Google Chat) for those who live outside of the Charlotte, NC Area. I’ve worked with clients all over North America, Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
How long will my treatment take?
This depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, how long you’ve had it, how much time, energy and attention you’re willing to devote to treatment, and how well you respond to treatment. In general, health programs for chronic illnesses last between six and twelve months, but most patients start seeing improvement within the first month. Patients may elect to continue with a maintenance program after their initial treatment plan is finished.
How much will a functional medicine program cost?
Functional Medicine is not just for the wealthy. Most of our patients are working class people who want to get healthy and feel great. Our top patient bases are nurses and blue collar people who want to get healthy. We do not accept every patient. We only want to take on patients we believe we can improve their overall health. The application process would start with setting up an initial free webcam or phone evaluation. If you are accepted into the program, price depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, the extent of lab testing required, the combination of natural medicines and other therapies needed during treatment, and the number of consultations you receive. We do everything we can to make Functional Medicine affordable to the average person. Again, most if not all of our patients are normal, working class people who want to improve their health.
How can I learn if I’m a good candidate for your programs?
The best way to determine whether you would be a good fit is to schedule an initial free webcam or phone evaluation. This gives us an opportunity to learn more about your goals and needs, and gives you the chance to ask us any questions you might have. There’s no obligation. Then we can find out if a full Functional Medicine consultation with me is right for you. During the comprehensive consultation with me we would go over your health history in detail, and go over your past labs that you would send us before your consultation, in detail. We would also find out if Functional Medicine is right for you, and if it is, in what capacity. We love our job and take Functional Medicine very seriously and care for our patients deeply. Working with them over the months they are with us, they become our friends and like family to us. We are humbled and honored to be a part of their journey into health.