Written Testimonials

Could not be happier with the treatment I have received. The pain in my neck and back are gone!

It started with a pain in my lower back. By the next morning, I could barely get out of bed. It was two days before Christmas and my doctor’s office was closed. I didn’t know what to do, so I thumbed through the yellow pages and found a chiropractor who would see me. I was skeptical about chiropractic, but I was also desperate for relief.

After undergoing treatment for several days, the pain gradually subsided, and I began to feel somewhat normal again. When I questioned the doctor as to why this happened ( I had suffered no apparent trauma), his answer was simply, “you are a couch potato.” When I inquired about the cost of treatment, I was told they would not be able to tell me until after insurance had been filed. Needless to say, I was disturbed by their lack of interest in answering my questions, and since I was feeling better, I discontinued treatment.

Eventually, the pain in my lower back came back and I was also beginning to experience stiffness in my neck with increasing frequency. I knew my boss was seeing a chiropractor, and so I asked her about it. She promptly recommended Dr. Francis. I made an appointment, and from the minute I walked in the door, I felt at ease. Dr. Francis was eager to explain what was wrong and what he could do to help. As a matter of fact, he continues to offer education to his patients on an on-going basis. His enthusiasm for what he does is evident. And not only that, he was able to tell me up front, how much it would cost. No mystery.

I have now been a patient for nearly one year, and could not be happier with the treatment I have received. The pain in my neck and back are gone! My posture has improved and so has my attitude about chiropractic. Dr. Francis and his staff are the best.

Sincerely,
April

My life has changed greatly because of Dr. Francis. In all the years of Chiropractic care, more was accomplished in the three months, then the previous 20+ years.

When I was first married at age 19, I suffered from headaches that lasted several days at a time. Ones where I had to lay on the floor in a dark, quiet room to help them subside. I also experienced lower back pain that migrated to my middle and upper back as time progressed, in conjunction with the neck pain I was already enduring. I began seeking the help of a Chiropractor several years later and have been utilizing their services for over 20 years. Basically, Chiropractic care has been a life style saver for me.

However, after moving to Charlotte, two years ago, I was still experiencing some problems: No more major headaches but my head was hard to hold up straight and felt very heavy most of the time, putting a strain on my neck and back. In addition, I had tingling in my hands and could not find a comfortable position while trying to sleep at night. In the beginning, I was told that there is very little curvature in my neck and that it was causing these problems. However, no one has been able to correct the problem, just provide temporary adjustment.

Dr. Francis was recommended to me and I visited his office earlier this year for a consultation visit. He is the only Doctor that has ever told me he could realign the spine and introduce the curvature back to my neck to make me feel healthy again. This was music to my ears.

My life has changed greatly because of Dr. Francis and my willingness to participate in treatment three times per week, during the initial phase of the treatment plan.

I was surprised and impressed, after three months, to see how much progress had been made, based on my X-Rays and the way I felt. In all the years of Chiropractic care, more was accomplished in the three months, then the previous 20+ years. Because of a specifically tailored plan and Dr. Francis’s motivation to participate and expert skill, I feel like a new person.

I can really feel the difference! I can hold my head up high again, with much less effort. The tingling in my hands has all but diminished and this is only after 8 months of treatment. I have actually started playing softball again and as a pitcher, I’m very active for every play of the game. I also workout at the YMCA and my strength and range of motion continues to improve with each passing week. Another big plus is that I feel much more comfortable traveling by car for extended trips.

The visits to Dr. Francis have been well worth the effort and cost. He and his efficient, courteous staff have always made me feel special. Their care is very genuine and they truly want to see their patients feel healthy again. Thank you!

Diana

Your expert care and attention to my individual needs have restored my overall health. . I truly look forward to coming in for my appointments

Dr. Charles Francis & Staff

It’s time to let you know how much I appreciate you and your staff and the expert care I have been given during the duration of my treatment.

When I finally decided to seek out a chiropractic practice I was drawn to your office and now it is abundantly clear to me why I chose you. Even my first visit was comfortable. I described to you my limitations, i.e. headaches, inability to turn my head and lack of sleep due to pain in my neck and back. After examination and x-rays you were most thorough in outlining a treatment plan for my specific needs. My problems were affecting my life in general from a work level to a personal level. I could not focus at work due to pain in my neck and back and could not sleep due to the same. I was limited in my activities and had stopped exercising due to the pain. Your expert care and attention to my individual needs have restored my overall health. I implemented your suggestions at work and have resumed exercising daily. I have experienced only two headaches in eight months. I am much more productive both professionally and personally.

Your staff is one of the most important parts of the healing process for your patients. The ever present smiles and concern make us feel welcome and comfortable. The humor that is generated in your environment is also quite the healing tool. I always laugh while I’m there and am smiling when I leave. I truly look forward to coming in for my appointments just to see everyone and chat. The new office is light filled and enjoyable at the end of my day.

I wish you the best in the future and look forward to my continued treatment!!!

Marsha

I have been singing the praise of Dr. Francis and chiropractic

If you have never had chiropractic care, YOU NEED TO! There is no better place to do that than at Francis Chiropractic, under the care of Dr. Francis and his terrific staff. Regular chiropractic care is to your spine the same as regular dental care is to your teeth. Cavities can form long before they cause you pain. The same is true of spinal misalignments. As with cavities, these spinal misalignments, brought on by physical trauma such as falls, impacts, and other numerous causes, will typically not go away without intervention.

Dr. Francis and Alisha are highly knowledgeable, professional, and caring. They are committed to giving every patient the highest quality care available. They are genuinely concerned with you and your well-being. They enjoy what they do, work together well, and are a superb team. Their smiling faces are a pleasure.

I have been singing the praise of Dr. Francis and chiropractic care since my husband became a patient some months prior to the start of my own care. My husband has had tremendous reduction in pain and discomfort since beginning chiropractic care. After about five months, Dr. Francis performed x-rays of my spine, which showed a 40% improvement!

Don’t wait until you have significant pain to take action. The longer you wait, the longer the healing and correction process will take…Costing you time money, and unnecessary pain. Just do it!

Cynthia

My posture is better and I am walking taller now!

Hi my name is Beth. A friend of mine recommended Francis Chiropractic. She had been in lots of pain off and on for quite some time. Then I noticed she had lots of energy and was free of pain. I asked her who she went to and she gave me a gift card to come try this new Chiropractic out and I did!!!
They welcomed me with smiles and a warm handshake. I was in so much pain in the sit bone area it was hard to sit without my special seat cushion for long periods of time. Months before I came strangers and friends could see the pain on my face and now that painful look is gone!! Also my posture is better and I am walking taller now!
So if a friend or family member recommends Dr Francis, take them up on it and you will be glad you did!

Beth

After just one week of visits, the neck pain was gone and I was able to sleep again.

“Go see a chiropractor.” Those were the words I heard repeatedly from one of my friends. He insisted that something was wrong with my back and that a chiropractor could help. I thought to myself, “A chiropractor? At my age? I’m not even 25 yet!” Then I thought, “Maybe he is just recommending that I see a specialist because I make him give me a neck massage every time I see him!”

Alas, after several sleepless nights the pain in my neck was so intolerable that I decided to ‘shop’ for a doctor. I decided that I would go to a few offices and see how they felt. The last thing that I wanted was an unfriendly staff in a cold, uninviting office. I work in the same complex as Dr. Francis, so, naturally, his office was the first (and last) that I visited.

Upon entering the office, I was immediately greeted by both the doctor and the staff( maybe it was the lost, helpless look on my face!). Then, I was treated to a FREE evaluation. During the evaluation, I was asked to reflect on past experiences to determine what may have led to my severe neck pain. I couldn’t think of any one thing in particular at that moment, but, as time goes by, I can think of a few:

  1. Getting whiplash on both sides of my neck while wakeboarding on Lake Norman- on the same day!
  2. Being involved in a minor car accident a few weeks before my initial visit to see Dr. Francis.
  3. Pretending I was a bull and head-butting a friend in college ( I can hear you all laughing…)
  4. Sleeping with my head propped up too high on new pillows.
  5. BAD POSTURE!

I have been seeing Dr. Francis for just over 3 months now. Remember the sleepless nights? After just one week of visits, the neck pain was gone and I was able to sleep again. I am on the road to recovery and am very happy with my decision to begin chiropractic therapy. I am especially happy with my decision to go with Dr. Francis and this team. They are friendly, always willing to listen, and understanding. The only downfall: no more neck massages from my friend!

Jennifer

I had never even thought about going to see a chiropractor. I went to see him and I am so glad that I did.

I have been coming to see Dr. Francis for a little over a year now. I saw him at a booth in the merchandise mart and he did a quick look at me and asked me questions about some problems I had been having in my neck. I was amazed that he could tell there were problems just by looking at me and my answers to his questions. My job sometimes requires me to hold my head down for long periods of time and that is when I noticed the pain in my neck the most. I had been having neck pain but did not realize my problems could be helped by a chiropractor. I had never even thought about going to see a chiropractor. I went to see him and I am so glad that I did. He and Alisha have been very good with me from his adjustments to her helping release the knots in my neck muscles. I can even tilt my head back which is something I was not able to do before. I no longer hold my head to the left and seldom have the pain that was constant for me before.

Terri

After just one adjustment the pinched nerve was released and I felt life going to my thigh. Each adjustment brought monumental changes to my entire spine.

After major surgery in 2000, my thigh became numb. Eventually it also burned to the point where I could barely walk or stand. Over the past three years I have tried various treatments with no relief.

In October, 2003, I met Dr. Francis and listened to him explain the Chiropractic Method sthat he uses. It made sense. I always thought the adjustments helped, but they never permanently “held” the vertebra in place. After just one adjustment the pinched nerve was released and I felt life going to my thigh. Each adjustment brought monumental changes to my entire spine. Now all of my aches and pains are being addressed each visit and I am on the road to improved health.

Thank you Dr. Francis for your expertise, skill, knowledge and strength. You are getting me well. In just three months my spine has shown great improvements. Your staff is very competent and professional, making your practice one I can trust and highly recommend.

Genevieve

I saw immediate improvement and I cannot remember when my foot or lower back bothered me last!

Fortunately, I have been healthy all of my life. I have always played a lot of different types of sports. Over the past 28 years, I have played racquetball two to three times per week.

Shortly after retiring at the age of 54 (accountant) I suffered with tremendous pain in my heel and the bottom of my foot. I was also having pain in my lower back.. My activities were limited and it was frustrating since I was looking forward to playing more golf and racquetball. I saw a medical doctor and got no relief.

Once I began treatment with Dr. Francis I saw immediate improvement. In fact, three months have passed and I cannot remember when my foot or lower back bothered me last! Dr. Francis’ adjustments over my first three months have brought about very significant changes to my entire spine. Thank you Dr. Francis!

James

For nearly ten years, I’ve suffered from severe headaches the headaches have completely disappeared!

To my friends at Francis Chiropractic,

For nearly ten years, I’ve suffered from severe headaches. Four out of seven days were plagued with pain. I often medicated myself with both over the counter concoctions and prescriptions………all of which did very little but mask the problem. The headaches made me moody and agitated. I had very little patience with people because of my lack of focus.

A little over a year ago, I experienced three days of unbearable pain. I recalled that my cousin’s husband (a chiropractor in Las Vegas) had once told me he went to school with a friend who practices in you area. I immediately set up an appointment.

The office atmosphere was different than I expected……very open, warm, caring, and friendly. The staff is very efficient, and it’s obvious that their patients are the priority. They make you feel like family.

After a thorough examination including consultation and x-rays, I understood the cause of my pain, and was given a clear plan of action to relive it.

I’m pleased to say, that in only a few weeks the severity had subsided and the headaches have completely disappeared!

Without the underlying pain and the fog of medication, I’ve got more focus and energy. I also have more flexibility and less stiffness. My quality of life has greatly improved thanks to Dr. Francis and his staff!

Bren

( I am a retired R.N.). Having been diagnosed in 1995 with Fibromyalgia

I thank God for sending Dr. Charles Francis my way and using his hands and talents to improve people’s lives, their health and well-being.

Having been diagnosed in 1995 with Fibromyalgia, I have tried a spectrum of conventional medical treatments and alternative methods ( I am a retired R.N.). My daily activities mirrored the ups and downs of Fibromyalgia; some days functioning pretty good and other days just pulling the covers over my head.

In September 2003 my daughter, who lives in California, was getting married in Hawaii! Since I lived in North Carolina, I was facing a 10 hour flight. There had been considerable discussion at that time which suggested that long plane flights contributed to blood clot formation due to being stationary for so long. Not only was I very concerned about this but I had become extremely stiff all over (really unable to put on my socks) and living on a daily pain level between 4-5. Clearly, I was in no shape for this flight.

A dear friend told me about her chiropractor who had helped her so much. So with short notice, Dr. Francis took me as a patient and managed to get one adjustment done before I left. Maybe it was new hope but I wasn’t as anxious and I knew I had a competent and caring doctor waiting to continue my treatment when I returned.

My flights and wedding activities went off without any real problems. I felt that I held up well, no real exhaustion, no intense pain or restricted mobility.

That was six months ago. My neck, which was constantly in pain, is now occasionally sore. The shoulder area and between the shoulder blades- where piercing trigger points are and an area we hold in stress- is now relaxed and rarely painful. The lower back and muscles around the hip and pelvis ( a work in progress) are much improved. Now I’m able to squat, put on stockings, lift 25 lbs. or more and overall much more flexible and have considerable decreased pain. Energy level is greatly improved and I feel I have a new lease on life.

I thank God for sending Dr. Charles Francis my way and using his hands and talents to improve people’s lives, their health and well-being.
Thanks so much Dr. Francis.

Janet

I was experiencing migraine headaches every two weeks. I noticed a BIG difference in just a few weeks after seeing Dr. Francis. Thanks Dr. Francis!!!!! You are a God send!

Before seeing Dr. Francis, I was experiencing migraine headaches every two weeks and had visited a neurosurgeon about a pinched nerve at the base of my neck. The headaches had been progressively getting more frequent and more severe for about a year. On a scale of 1 to 10, they usually ranked about an 8. Each time one occurred, I would have to leave work and I would spend the day on the couch popping ibuprofen every two hours and would then spend the next few days “in a fog.” The pinched nerve was a daily nuisance especially since it affected my right arm and I’m right-handed. I was seeing another chiropractor that did not practice CBP (chiropractic biophysics) and he was unable to offer any permanent solutions to alleviate the problems I was having.

My oldest sister was seeing a CBP chiropractor in another state and raved about how much better she felt. After listening to her talk about her continuing improvements for several months, her chiropractor helped me find Dr. Francis. I was a bit skeptical about what more he could do, since I had been seeing other chiropractors for more than 10 years and the neurosurgeon’s “diagnoses” was that it was “unfortunate that I was having this problem, as young as I was, but here was nothing he could do.” I was willing to try anything. The pain made me miserable, having to battle it day after day after day.

I have been seeing Dr. Francis for a little over a year now. The pinched nerve hasn’t been a problem for a quite awhile. I noticed a BIG difference in just a few weeks after seeing Dr. Francis. Both the frequency and severity of the headaches have been significantly reduced. On a scale of 1 to 10, the severity is at most a 5 and the frequency is down to one every three to four months. This is VERY significant in that I can cycle through a migraine and still function through the day with a minimum of pain medication. Other general improvements that I have noticed are a general reduction in everyday headaches and body aches, including a significant improvement in my posture.

Thanks Dr. Francis!!!!! You are a God send!

Anne

Dr. Francis, Thank you for everything

Dr. Francis,
Thank you for everything! Chuck and our two sweet girls (Arianna age 1 and Trinity age 2) are having many benefits. I am finally walking tall and straight and feel great each and every day. What a great blessing you have been in our lives and looking forward to many more years with you as your patient and friend.

Thanks again
Barbara

I was having headaches almost daily, headaches are now a rare occurrence. I can live my life pain free.

Before I began chiropractic care with Dr. Francis, I was having headaches almost daily, and most every weekend. I assumed it was stress, or the weather, or some other factor I couldn’t control. I would go through half of a bottle of Excedrin every month, and I knew at my age, that wasn’t healthy. The headaches really took a toll on the activities we had planned with family and friends.

When I was introduced to Dr. Francis, I was so used to the pain, I didn’t even realize how bad the pain was anymore. But through the one-on-one care I’ve received from Dr. Francis and his staff, headaches are now a rare occurrence. I can live my life pain free, and enjoy the quality time I was missing with my family and friends.

I have learned that chiropractic care is more than back massages and spinal adjustments. It truly is a form of total health care that really works for me.

Jennifer

Having a painless night of sleep.

This is not a testimonial for Chiropractors or accepting any compensation for this statement. This is a testimonial to the quality of service I have received at Dr. Charles Francis’s office. Because of an accident I have been experiencing back pain, joint pain, and excruciating leg pains. At night I have leg pains as if I am experiencing a toothache. Every night before bed I will take pain medication and rub down both legs with arthritis pain medication before retiring. If I get up at night to use the restroom I can hardly walk because of the pain. Even when driving the car I could not turn my head to see over my shoulder. Someone recommended Dr. Francis and I thought well, I will try him. I did not think it would help because of different diagnoses. Some said it may be a result of getting older (60 years of age), arthritis, or bone degeneration. After a month of seeing Dr. Francis, I awakened one morning and realized I had not taken any pain medication. Now I am anxious to see the results of my treatment three months down the road.
Even having a painless night of sleep, I thank Almighty God for leading me to Dr. Francis and his staff.

Thanks,
Nellie

I am thankful not only for relief from my daily headaches and improved posture, but for the sake of my children’s physical back health as well.

I am a healthy woman in my late forties who was experiencing headaches which occasionally would go into migraines. I contributed them to being peri-menopausal as my mom experienced many migraines going through her change. However, I started to have daily headaches that did not correspond to my menstrual cycle. I noticed neck tension that radiated in to my shoulder blades as well. Needless to say, this wore on my mood, my family, and my work.

Within weeks of seeing Dr. Francis, my headaches diminished from daily to 2 or 3 a week, none going into migraines and no medication needed to deal with them or for relief. Dr. Francis was able to see disc deterioration in my neck from a car accident I had ten years ago that was forcing my neck forward, placing pressure on nerves and arterial blood flow to my head. Presently, I rarely get headaches.

The office staff and Dr. Francis have always been very professional and personable. I trust Dr. Francis’ abilities so much that I had my children evaluated for preventive measures. I am so thankful that I did. My eleven year old had undiagnosed scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine) which he is now treating. My fifteen year old’s posture has been greatly affected from playing video games and being on the computer many hours daily to the pint where his neck is stretched inches forward and to one side. This has impacted not only his posture, but also his judgment when playing sports. He recently started treatment with Dr. Francis that I believe will save him many years of problems in the future.

I am thankful not only for relief from my daily headaches and improved posture, but for the sake of my children’s physical back health as well. Thank you Dr. Francis.

Kathee

I highly recommend Dr. Francis’s Care to anyone wanting to achieve a quality, healthy life!

To Whom It May Concern:

I have always considered myself a healthy person. I believe in preventative maintenance that includes exercise, trying to eat healthy, and taking vitamin supplements. I always find it amusing that people are so well trained on how to maintain vehicles and other mechanical “things” we accumulate in life; it amazes me why we choose to ignore our own bodies and our health.

My job requires me to travel at least two days a week and when I am not on the road, I am in front of a computer. Last year, I began to experience lower back pain and my shoulders felt like they were in knots with a burning sensation everyday. I would take ibuprofen and soak in a tub of hot water most nights but neither really gave relief. I also had trouble getting a good night’s sleep because of the dull ache in my lower back. I went to a massage therapist every 8 weeks that felt great for a day or two, and then the pain would come back. My massage therapist recommended that I see Dr. Francis, but I was very skeptical. It would have been too easy to convince myself that “it was a part of aging.”

After my first visit with Dr. Francis, I was advised to undergo chiropractic care three days a week for 90 days and then I would be x-rayed again to check my progress. Within two weeks of the recommended visits, I noticed the pain in my lower back disappearing. I was so excited with my progress, I convinced my husband to see Dr. Francis. I started sleeping better at night and had more energy. I also started noticing a difference in my posture that has made me feel more self-confident. Within 5 weeks, I noticed the pain in my posture that has made me feel more self-confident. Within 5 weeks, I noticed the pain in my shoulders occurred only if I had a stressful day. I have almost completed 90 days of chiropractic care and can’t wait to see the next set of x-rays.

I am thrilled that I made the choice to visit Dr. Francis! He and his staff demonstrate professionalism while providing a relaxed and fun atmosphere during each visit.

I highly recommend Dr. Francis’s Care to anyone wanting to achieve a quality, healthy life!

Beverly

I have regained my energy level and my enjoyment of life once again. Today my body has nearly 100% range of motion and I am living pain free 90% of the time.

When I came to see Dr. Francis in January 2001 I was suffering from many muscles and joint pains, stiffness, headaches, and a great deal of fatigue. Dr. Francis examined me and diagnosed fibromyalgia. This conformed what my primary physician had suspected.
Since beginning treatment, using spinal manipulation and traction to regain the proper alignment of neck and back, and ice compresses to reduce swelling, I have felt much better. The effects of several auto accidents, skiing falls, and the arthritis in my back, compounded by fibromyalgia had gotten my body badly off kilter. There were days I could barely finish basic household tasks, and I was exhausted much of the time. It was nearly impossible to enjoy my two favorite hobbies, gardening and sewing.
Today my body has nearly 100% range of motion and I am living pain free 90% of the time. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, and I do have occasional flare-ups, but with good chiropractic care and my own exercise treatment prescribed by Dr. Francis, I have regained my energy level and my enjoyment of life once again. My husband and I are again enjoying doing projects around our home, and traveling. I can truly say I am enjoying my life again!

Jeanne

I am no longer in pain. In fact, I was in no pain or discomfort whatsoever! My back was back! This has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself.

My Name is Vincent and I am no longer in pain. Let me give you a brief description of my past. When I was a teenager, I was in a terrible car accident that I walked away from with only minor bruises. I was lucky, as my poor car was nothing more than a smashed tin can. Since that time, I had back pains occasionally and I usually chalked-it up to muscle pains associated with strenuous work activities. Then, one day many years later, I bent down and ruptured a disc in my lower back. I was working as a medical records technician in a major hospital. One would think I would get prompt quality care in the emergency room. In fact, I did not see a doctor for nearly six hours and, when he checked me out, sent me home with a couple bottles of pills, mainly to mask the pain. Well, I was on my back in bed for nearly a month and the pain lessened but never went away. For at least the next two years I just learned to live with that pain. In the meantime, my back was never the same. Any time I did anything that required a little extra effort from my back, I was back in pain for 3 to 5 days.

I resided myself to living with the constant dull ache of the lumbar and the sharp jabbing and stiffness in the middle back. I figured there was nothing short of surgery that would help my back, and I DID NOT want anyone messing around with my spinal column! So surgery was out! But as the months and years passed, my health suffered some. My posture was bad. I ran out of energy by the middle of the afternoon. My left foot hurt such that I could stand still for only about 10 minutes before I had to sit. I wasn’t exercising anymore because I was tired and in discomfort all of the time. I hadn’t turned 30 years old yet, and I began to think that this was normal as we age.

As time passed, I never really gave chiropractic a serious thought. I knew people who thought chiropractors were the greatest thing on earth. I also knew people who thought they were a bunch of quacks and shysters. So I developed a sort of neutral attitude towards chiropractic. Every so often, I thought it may be interesting to see if a chiropractor can do anything for my problems.
Then I saw Dr. Francis in a local mal putting on a chiropractic demonstration. He was actually performing some basic check-ups for free using a big “picture frame” and a set of scales. I figured I would take 5 minutes out of my day to see what he had to offer. He checked me and wife out in a matter of a few minutes each and recommended we come to his office for a FREE evaluation and x-rays. My wife and I agreed that this was possibly worth our time and the price was right, so we set up an appointment.

During the office visit, Dr. Francis and his staff were both courteous and informative. After taking x-rays, it was clear that my back was in worse shape than my wife’s. Dr. Francis went into great detail about how the spine works and what causes the spine to become misaligned and how that can affect other parts of the body. Most of what he spoke about I already knew. What I didn’t know is how to correct these misalignments. He explained his techniques and they seemed perfectly logical to me. His technique is not some “crack your back & rub your neck” routine…which does very little to actually correct problems. His technique is built around retraining the spine to its normal and proper position. He explained that it would take some work on my part and that I would have some muscle soreness from time to time. Everything sounded very good to me, so I signed up for treatment.

That was October of 2002. It is now January 2003. I have been coming to Dr. Francis three times a week. In the first week of treatment I noticed I had a range of motion in my neck I didn’t recall ever having before. After several weeks, my posture was much improved and I did not have the nagging ache in my back anymore. Things were progressing well.

I didn’t realize how well until we had a major ice storm in the area that knocked out practically everything. I work as a field engineer for a cellular telephone company. This means that I have to keep those cell sites on the air…no matter what. During the ice storm, that meant hauling power generators to remote sites, some deep in the woods. That meant I needed a chainsaw to clear the roads. That meant hours of “back-breaking” work. I could not come to Dr. Francis for a whole week, as I was working long, hard hours.

When I finally did come to see him, he asked, “How did you fare through the storm?” That’s when it dawned on me. Through 88 hours of hard work over 5 days, I never thought about my back, not even once. In fact, I was in no pain or discomfort whatsoever! My back was back!

Everyone at Francis Chiropractic has been courteous and helpful. They try to challenge you to work a little harder and do a little more. They want you to understand that the only way to achieve your goal is to work for it. Your body is a marvelous machine that can repair itself if you show it how to do this. Your spine is one of the most vital parts of your body; if it is impaired, then the rest of you is impaired.
If you are reading this to decide whether to spend time, effort, and money on chiropractic treatment, don’t think twice. Dr. Francis’s techniques work to help your body help itself. This has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself.

Vincent

No More Pills…

“I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was taking 15-17 pills a day just to manage the pain. I was having migraines once a week, if not more.
I don’t have the headaches anymore. I am completely off all of my medications and I actually get up in the morning thinking, “Hey, it’s going to be a good day!”
I’ve gone from being not so happy with my life to loving every minute of it. I’m learning to like myself because when you’re in a lot of pain, you don’t like yourself.”

Kelly

See the Difference…

“I can see with my own eyes that my back and neck are getting better…and that makes it worthwhile.
It makes me part of the process so I can believe in it and get behind it because I see what it’s doing.”

Linda

Smell the Roses…

“I thought my health was excellent…and I learned in the process that chiropractic wasn’t all about pain and structural problems, but rather, the vertebrae housing the nerves that go to all parts of the body. So I wasn’t as healthy as I thought I was.

I’ve always has really bad allergies and I literally smelled the roses last spring and it’s an added bonus that I never even thought about. But it’s true that when all the nerves are taken care of, and all the messages are coming down from the brain, through the spinal cord, along the right path, things do work more efficiently and as they should because the body does truly heal itself.”

Pat

For All Ages…

“It’s really opened my eyes to what true health is…it’s more about preventative care. It was such an education to come here.

Get your children checked out. Seeing my son’s before and after x-rays brought tears to my eyes – it didn’t even look like the same child!

But I think, in turn, get yourself checked out so you’re more available and a healthier parent for your child too.”

Jill

More than Lifestyle…

“I felt like I was stuck in a body that would not work. Mentally, I had so much zest for life, but physically, I was stick in this “thing” that wouldn’t work right. I has a lot of symptoms…and this is coming from a person who eats organically, exercises 3-4 times a week, sleeps 6-8 hours a night. I couldn’t understand why my healthy lifestyle wasn’t getting me anywhere…I was really struggling with depression because I was making so many good choices and I felt like they weren’t going anywhere.

It’s given me my life back. I finally feel like I can used the body that God gave me most efficiently, so, therefore, I have more energy, I feel better, I am there for my daughter. I just feel like life is full…I feel like I have become a complete person.

Everything in life is awesome!”

Chavonne

Age-LESS…

“I couldn’t sleep in my bed at night. I had to sleep in a big chair in my living room that would prevent me from turning around, that would keep me mobile all night. But after going to Dr. Francis and having treatments, I couldn’t believe it when I could sleep in my bed again.

I’ll be 96 this years. I garden, I do all of my own housework. I do a lot of volunteer work, I play bridge, and I walk a mile with my dog.”

Maybelle

Hope…

“It’ll (chiropractic) give you a quality of life that will continue as you age. You’re not going to have the aches and pains that you normally have.

It has given me hope for the future and when you have hope, you have a life.

I’m going to do it (chiropractic) forever.”

Vicky

Another “Medical Miracle”…

“My primary care physician was just treating the symptoms and I wasn’t seeing any results. My blood sugar levels were very high and I had sleep apnea.

Since I’ve been getting adjusted, I don’t have the apnea anymore and my blood sugar levels are much lower after just two weeks!”

Jo

A New Way of Living…

“My headaches completely went away. I could drive and stand longer and most of all, I started sleeping through the night.

My anxiety attacks and heart palpitations are gone.

Basically…Abundant Health gave me my life back.”

Linda

We have been so so happy with this program. My cousin in Charlottesville lost 45 pounds and inspired us. We live in way upstate NY (almost to Canada) and they said that long distance was no problem and it is not! We went there once to get set up (we were there for a wedding and I don’t know if the first visit has to be in person or not) and everything else has been email and shipping. I have lost 30.8pounds in 36 days!!! They have been extremely responsive to every question we have and I am on track to 80!

— Scottie G, Facebook

My health is so much better. I have lost 30 lbs and you wouldn’t believe how much better I feel. The staff is so friendly and helpful, I would recommend anyone trying to loose weight to do Dr Francis’ program

— Patti M, Facebook

We have been so so happy with this program. My cousin in Charlottesville lost 45 pounds and inspired us. We live in way upstate NY (almost to Canada) and they said that long distance was no problem and it is not! We went there once to get set up (we were there for a wedding and I don’t know if the first visit has to be in person or not) and everything else has been email and shipping. I have lost 30.8pounds in 36 days!!! They have been extremely responsive to every question we have and I am on track to 80!

— Scottie G., Facebook

My health is so much better. I have lost 30 lbs and you wouldn’t believe how much better I feel. The staff is so friendly and helpful, I would recommend anyone trying to loose weight to do Dr Francis’ program

— Patti M., Facebook

SO can I brag for just a second? 60 lbs down since November! I was the epitomy of
skeptical! A pound of fat a day? yeah right! But here I am killing it. These people have their act together and have walked right along with me; sometimes gently nudging from behind. I tell my friend’s this is dieting for dummies; eat a sensible meal-that’s what most plans tell you. These guys actually tell you what a sensible meal is-eat this; don’t eat this. Even this dummy can follow that! I couldn’t have done this without you and look forward to 68 more gone.

— Cathy T., Facebook

I started this program May 4 and could not be more pleased!
I prepare and enjoy my own food!
At a restaurant I ask politely and all have happily found the substitutions are never a problem!!!

— Kim W., Facebook

Thank you SO much to Dr. Francis, his wife Wendi, and their wonderful staff for helping to change mine and my husband’s lives! I have always struggled with my weight, and I did NOT eat veggies! How could I possibly succeed in a program that asked me to give up most all of my “white foods” and incorporate greens?!?! Well…here I am, BMI 24 (down from 30), over 30lbs lost, and an entire new way of life! Change your mindset and the rest will fall into place, this program just makes sense! My children are now asking for apples as a snack instead of candy & drinking water instead of juice!

I’ve been able to eliminate medications, am sleeping better, thinking clearer, and living my life happier! THANK YOU for helping me find my way before the age of 40 so I can live the fullest life possible!

— Kristi W., Facebook

I had lost 24 lbs from November 2015 till June of 2016 – traveled overseas for the month & spiraled back into carb land & mental sabotage-so gained back 9 – started reboot today. Learning about alkaline vs acidic & my included phone interview with Wendi today and thinking/projecting I knew all of the answers – it was so delightful to “spill my lifestyle guts” – not get pat answers & several new thoughts to be successful & finally be done w/the back & forth. Great talking points: looking at menus with “what CAN I have vs my “oh, I’m so deprived”; breakfast can be Brussels sprouts vs a bagel (what I DO like vs what I thought I was missing) a flip my thinking and my fav; if u change 5 things a year (or pick your timeline) in your rear view mirror how monumental that would be vs making a list of 25 I wouldn’t stick with-and I used to train on paradigm shifts I’m mentally back and get back to sensible eating and being proud of my strides vs ashamed of my weakness

— Beth V., Facebook

I have tried multiple programs over the years and this one has been the best. It has been 5 months and I have lost a total of 46 pounds. I already met my goal however had wanted to lose just a few more before I began the maintenance program. I have to tell you, at first when I heard the ad’s I was very skeptical. However, I looked it up and thought what the heck let me go and see what this is all about. I signed up and here I am. I feel great, I make my own food and I am loving life. Why did I decide to do it? I was turning 50, I was unhealthy, I couldn’t breath and my knees hurt. My mother died at 65 and had struggled for years always wanting to lose weight. She was diabetic (which by the way ran on both sides of my family) it was just a matter of time for me. She had heart disease and PVD however she just didn’t do what she needed. So I lost her when she was so young just two years ago! So I decided It was time, I needed to change the way I ate and how I looked at food and Integrative Health has helped me to accomplish this. It is truly a way of life now and I will not go back to the way I was because my goal is to stay healthy. Since I have lost this weight, I can now breath better, my knees don’t hurt, my blood pressure has gone from 154/84 to 120/70 and I look and feel great! Thank you Integrative Health!!

— Ronda H., Facebook

This is the first plan that makes sense. Dr. Francis and his wife have developed a clean eating plan that not only helps you lose weight, but greatly improves your quality of life. I suffered with back issues and experienced sciatica daily. I no longer suffer with the sciatica unless I push myself too hard. With a family history of a lot of heart issues, my cardiologist said “I’m fighting my genes” and my health is great. I have so much more energy, sleep better and the vanity side of me even thinks I look better in my clothes. I’ve lost 38 lbs. and have a few more to go and then maintenance. The team assures me they will have my back through it all. They have to this point, so I am certain they will in maintenance too. I was a huge skeptic as I’ve tried a lot of weight loss plans and always gain it back. The healthy eating and health benefits will keep me going with this way of eating and taking care of myself for life. I have finally donated all my bigger clothes so to have no temptations to go back to the old, unhealthy ways.

— Karen R., Facebook

I was overweight before going on a 3 month leave of absence due to surgery. Two months in my leave and I couldn’t fit in my jeans. I kept seeing Dr. Francis commercials on TV and decided to give it a try. Of course my husband said “Yeah, everybody has a gimmick”. I told him that since the first visit is free, I’m going to set up an appointment. I ended up starting the program with TB (two bellies), one above the waistline and one below with no sign of a belly-button. Well I’m on day 29 and have lost 15lbs. I’ve really noticed that my waist and stomach are smaller, (getting closer in finding that belly-button, ooooh, I can’t wait). I can even get back into my jeans. Even on my first day back to work a few co-workers noticed my weight loss. My husband is now eating his words and has been very supportive. I’ve survived Thanksgiving and I’m sure I’ll have no problem loosing after Christmas. Program is easy to follow because everything is spelled out for you in the manual. Can’t wait to see total weight loss after the New Year. And another thing, why am I not craving sweets anymore? All I can say is go ahead and make that first appointment and if you commit you won’t be sorry and the staff is great.

— Sonya B., Facebook

I am a Register Nurse and i work at NIH as a Project
Officer for over six years, therefore I have always tried to follow healthy weigh loss programs, but I never had positive or lasting results. I never ever dreamed about being able to loose weight anymore since I am not getting any younger, but Dr Francis gave me hope and the tools to succeed. He provided for me a very supportive and friendly environment to help me to loose weight. I have been in other diet programs (such as Weight Watchers that NIH provides to their employees) and they never provided results equal to have I gotten with Dr Francis.
With Dr Francis I have lost over 20 pounds in 2 months and I keep loosing weight. My husband was not a believer but his doctor was in shock when my husband’s A1C went down 1 point after only 2 weeks. If you want to loose weight with out starving and with out exercising to death and still get results then go to Dr Francis.

— Lilian L., Facebook

For a long time I have been trying to loose weight. I saw the commercial on TV and I said I was going to try it. At first I was like this must be a hoax but I went and tried it. My metabolism had just completely gone down hill. On my consultation Dr. Francis explained that my P.H. was off balance. So now we have that on track. I have been with the program since August the 7th and have lost a total of 36 pounds. I am very happy with the program. I probably could have lost more but I have cheated.I would recommend you go for a consultation. You will not be disappointed. Plus the team that works there are very pleasant and helpful. Go ahead give them a call today. It is an easy program and I don’t get hungry. You are welcome to message me.

— Joyce L., Facebook

I am so excited. I have lost 21 lbs in 16 days on my diet. For the past ten years I have been morbidly obese. I had tried everything, Weight Watchers, Adkins, shakes. You name it, I tried it. Then, a couple weeks ago I saw a commercial for Dr. Francis and the Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville. I made an appointment and here I am, finally experiencing success. I am learning so much about nutrition, my body chemistry, and health. I feel like I am truly reclaiming my life, one day at a time.

— Brian L., Facebook

I have lost weight on and off for many years. However, with Dr. Francis I have found something I can live with for the rest of my life. I only have 10 pounds to go to goal weight and I couldn’t be happier! The staff is wonderful! I am never hungry. I feel so healthy. My knees don’t hurt anymore. I am back to walking 4 miles at a shot and love it! If you are even just curious, give them a call.

— Lois W., Facebook

Wow! Is the best word I can think of to describe this program. I started the program the first of October and I am closing in on a 40lb weight loss!!! My whole body is better. Less weight, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and I feel (and look) great! The program is easy to follow. Only one trip a month to the office (great for those of us who live farther away) is required.If you are serious about losing weight Dr Frances’ diet will work for you!!!!

— Jackie S., Facebook

Dr. Francis helped me get my life back together with losing the weight I needed to feel good! Losing 25 in 40 days was a wonderful feeling of feeling young again – looking good and feeling healthier then ever. Learning about the P.H. level in our bodies was a big WOW for me! Thank you, Dr. Francis & Becky for helping me and giving me the faith back to believe in myself! and Love me again! Your program of weight lost is highly recommended by me!

— Tammy K., Facebook

I would see the commercials all the time and say to myself “just another gimmick” until a friend of mine told me about her experience there, I then called and made my appointment for a free consultation.
This is the easiest weight loss plan I’ve done so far. It really works, takes a lot of willpower and dedication. If you’re serious about losing weight and getting healthy then I suggest Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville.
The staff is very supportive and pleasant!

— Sandy W., Facebook

Ive not been able to lose 15 pounds since my 25 year old son was born!!! Seems crazy but the information Dr Francis gave me at the consult made so much sense i knew i had to do this.
Im only on day 4 but i love the products, they are clearly very clean and natural and taste great to me.
I’ve already lost 4 pounds, this is awesome…

— Joni M., Facebook

The Ads for INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTER on the Television kept speaking to me. I knew I needed to loose weight for my health. I had just had Knee replacement at the end of July and wanted my life back. I was feeling Run Down.I still have one bad knee that needed replacement but I don’t need that now my aches and pains are gone,with losing weight and the products that are in your Plan have changed my life. I’m going to be 67 in February and I feel younger than I have in years. The first consultation was free ,I think the part that convinced me was Dr. Francis said the problem with the Toxins in your body its like they crave more ,it’s like stoking a fire ,you eat more to get your energy back. its just a cycle that continues adding more and more fat. .I had never taken the time to learn about what the proper foods to eat I ate what ever and whenever, and it caught up with me. The Weight Loss Plan is written out for you to follow. At first It was confusing, I had never eaten this way, but I soon got the program . Easy to follow . You just have to get your mind right and follow a simple food plan. So if you are struggling with your weight don’t hesitate to Consult with Dr Charles Francis and his staff It will be the BEST DECISION you can make for yourself .

— Mary H., Facebook

I had always been tall and slim until I hit my 40s. The pounds caught up with me due to lack of activity and bad habits. Since starting the program I have lost weight but honestly that is a side benefit because since starting I feel amazing. I have broke my addiction to sugar and eat as much natural and organic food as possible. I don’t crave the bad stuff anymore. Food seemed to rule my life but now I am in control of what I eat and how much I eat. If you have any aches or pains and the doctor keeps telling you “it comes with age”, don’t listen. I am 50 and I feel 30 again. If you want to look better and feel better I recommend this program. Everyone who works in the office is friendly and helpful. They never make you feel bad about your weight, progress or anything else.

— Mickie S., Facebook

Absolutely the best decision I’ve made. I had not been able to get the scale to do anything but go up for months. Just a few days into the program it starting going down daily. I don’t know how Dr. Francis does it, but I am eternally grateful for the process.

— Debbie T., Facebook

I’ve been on the plan for 3 weeks and I’ve lost 10 pounds. Easy plan to follow! Love it.

— Carol F., Facebook

Integrative Health was the first healthy way I’ve tried to lose weight and it worked. Dr. Francis was available to monitor my progress and answer any questions. I learned to eat healthy and I also loved the protein shakes! I would highly recommend Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville.

— Dolores T., Facebook

I have been in the program for a month now and I have lost 19 pounds and I feel great!!!! My clothes feel so much better. I have a thyroid problem and I have tried to lose weight for years and only to gain weight. It’s a wonderful feeling and you feel so much better. I’m excited to continue to reach my goal and to get on the scales to see a decrease not a increase. It’s a wonderful program and a healthy one. My husband is the one that inspired me to contact Dr. Francis and I thought no way is this possible with no pills, on exercise and to lose weight daily but it is SO TRUE and I’m so glad I made that first appointment.

— Debra S., Facebook

The program is amazing so easy its a must if you want to lose weight. I would give 10 stars if i could. The people who work there are so helpful and nice. The only thing i regret is not knowing about this 20 years ago. I can’t say enough great thing about the people and the program there. My wife is also on the program and has lost a lot of weight she looks Beautiful. Thank you Dr. Francis and your team.

— Clovis O., Facebook

I’ve been on the program for 12 months and have lost 145 lbs!! This program is wonderful and easy! Eating REAL food is the ONLY way to improve your health. Like any program, staying ON program is the key and avoiding suggestions and advice from people (who think they know what’s better for you) helps too. I feel GREAT!!!!

— Kathy B., Facebook

This program is easy to follow, does not require special foods and it works. Following Dr.Francis’ plan you loss weight without effort or exercise. If you like to eat three healthy meals, with snacks everyday, then call for an appointment to learn more.

— Sherrie F., Facebook

The office staff is extremely knowledgable and patient, yet they expect you to do the program and do YOUR part. The program makes sense and it is not a gimmick at all. The weight loss is great, but the energy that comes back the the way your body feels inside is a huge benefit as well. Give it a try!

— Kristin W., Facebook

Dr. Francis, Becki and Amy are amazing. All of them are so helpful in answering my multiple questions along my healthy life changing journey. The daily emails and recipes help me stay excited and on goal.

— Martha C., Facebook

I am a caregiver and I have only been on the program 2 weeks today. I have lost 10 pounds , have not cheated although had the urge a couple of times,the office staff is so helpful and answer email promptly which really help. I am so ectied to be where I am and have the support of the team .Thanks

— Judy M., Facebook

I’m very satisfied with my weight loss thus far,I really wish I had started a long time ago. Dr Francis and the staff are wonderful and very supportive. I’m looking forward to reaching my weight loss goal!

— Craig B., Facebook

This program is truly amazing!! Nothing has worked for me, but this is working. I’m half way to my goal!!!

— Susan K., Facebook

Dr. Francis’ program is great! It’s always been really hard for me to lose weight but I’m down 2 sizes with only 9 more pounds to go I can do this!!!

— Terry B., Facebook

Everybody so nice.. you get in and out quickly….

— Wenona M., Facebook

It’s healthy, professional, great support and staff, and a positive and successful experience!

— Leslie C., Facebook

Most amazing people work here! They have done so much to ensure we improve our health!

— Electra H., Facebook

I was so nervous about finding a new chiropractor after moving from Ohio. Dr. Chapel completely put my mind at ease. I’m so excited to introduce my whole family to Abundant Health Family Chiropractic.

— Angela L., Facebook

Fantastic program with wonderful associates to help you reach your goals!

— Mary L., Facebook

Thank you Abundant Health for making me feel much better with one adjustment after feeling awful all day! So Grateful!

— Laken H., Facebook

Thanks for the help loosing the weight. It has been great working with you and Becky.

— Dianah K., Facebook

I lost 41 pounds in 90 days!!! Very easy plan to follow. I highly recommend it.

— Nancy H., Facebook

I have been on the program for a month and have lost 20 lbs. It’s very easy to follow. I look forward to my continued success

— Pam H., Facebook

I’m down24 lbs still need to get more off but doing go this is a good way to lose weight. Best diet plan ever you have got to do your part.

— Maude J., Facebook

With out Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville I do not think I could have reached my goals.  It has been so hard going at it alone.  Having it all laid out custom to my situation enabled me to actually lose the weight I wanted and keep it off. It is about me and the support I get from IHC is second to none.

— Shawn M., Yelp

Dr Francis is great! My life has been forever changed since meeting him and applying what he teaches. The office is nice and the staff is very helpful, they make you feel at home.

— James T., Yelp

A great easy to follow, low glycemic, low gluten, high protein and veggies type diet with a lot of supplements to get you on your way as well as lots of support. Make sure you are dedicated to this plan. Pricey, so make sure you are dedicated and or ready to to start a weightloss plan, and like any endeavor involving money, ask about the refund policy.

— Emi R., Yelp

I’ve read the other reviews and I’ve been on the program for couple months now. I’ve tried weight watchers and couldn’t lose the weight. I’m thankful I joined the program, as I’m down 40 pounds and feel much better. I don’t need to take my allergy meds or my gerds meds everyday anymore, the plan helped me stop taking so much of them. There is the old adage in life, you get what you pay for, and I’ve received plenty from all the staff. Matter of fact I kept apologizing for being a pest cause I emailed all the time, called with questions, and generally asked for help every step of the way so far. My first month was the hardest, I won’t lie about that. My body getting over sugar addiction, caffeine addiction, and getting rid of toxins from 50 years of BS eating, made me feel bad at times. I had some troubles for 3 days after starting each new supplement, but I have that problem with new meds and vitamins, it’s my body getting use to it. This program is a lifestyle change for sure. Since I no longer want to be 3 times my normal size, I’m willing to make the changes. It helps if you have someone to support you at home ( I have a husband and sons doing everything to help me). Now that I’m on month 3, I feel good, my joints don’t hurt as much and I know my plan. I spoke to my regular family physician before I went to this plan and he okayed it. Matter of fact he was glad I agreed to do it. He researched and said it would be good. I have NASH from poor eating (mainly high fructose corn syrup), and this plan takes that into account for my plan/supplements. My liver was feeling better on my liver drops. I get blood work every 90 days and my blood work shows how this has helped my overall health. You have to be committed. It’s nice to find others on the plan because we all stick together helping each other on this. I just want to say I’ve reached out and asked so many questions and all the staff has been so helpful. I talk to Crystal and Indie so much I feel like they are now part of my inner circle, they are both super helpful, encouraging, and just downright great people. This place has changed my life and I’m forever grateful. They really care that you make it through this to a more healthy you. But you have to do the work, and you have to stay in contact and let them know if you are having problems. I don’t feel I’d lose any weight without this plan, I know cause I tried weight watchers for 2 years. This has changed my life! If you are willing to do the work and commit, you will lose the weight on this plan!

— Sharon W., Yelp

I love Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville. I had tried so many diets and nothing worked. Edging up on 50, I knew I had to do something. I was going through a divorce and breast cancer and looking to better myself physically and mentally. This program worked for me! It was expensive but worth every penny. I feel so much better, I look great and my annual health report is better than its ever been. I’m so much more active and I’m dating. Life is good! I highly recommend Integrative Health Center. The program is awesome and the staff is wonderful.

— Susan K., Yelp

The program works very well, PLUS, I have kept my weight off…a year later. Wonderful!

— Sharen D., Yelp

I was skeptical when I saw the testimonials on tv, but now I’m a believer. I have been on the plan for 6 months & I have lost 48 pounds so far! I have tried other popular weight loss programs over the years, but I’ve never had these results. The program is pricey, but it works. The plan is easy to follow, plus you can get your questions answered quickly via email. The staff is always friendly & helpful. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who’s struggled to lose weight.

— Holly K., Yelp

I’ve been a client for 6 months. The first 4 months were during the holidays and I still lost weight! Then I hit a rough patch, but when I called to tell them, they responded immediately with an appointment and encouragement. The steps are clear, the supplements amazing, and it ‘teaches’ you what to eat and not to eat. No pre-packaged foods that taste like cardboard, a front desk staff that is friendly and accommodating and weekly podcasts and QA sessions with Dr. Francis and his wife Wendy who is a life coach and licensed dietician. It is an investment and there was a ‘gulp’ moment. But the money I save from not eating out and letting groceries go to waste more than balances it out. As with all things, it is what YOU make it. Final Recommendation: Do it. You are worth it.

— Sarah W., Yelp

I would see the commercials all the time and say to myself “just another gimmick” until a friend of mine told me about her experience there, I then called and made my appointment for a free consultation. This is the easiest weight loss plan I’ve done so far. It really works, takes a lot of willpower and dedication. If you’re serious about losing weight and getting healthy then I suggest Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville. The staff is very supportive and pleasant!

— Sandy W., Yelp

I’ve read the other reviews and I’ve been on the program for couple months now. I’ve tried weight watchers and couldn’t lose the weight. I’m thankful I joined the program, as I’m down 40 pounds and feel much better. I don’t need to take my allergy meds or my gerds meds everyday anymore, the plan helped me stop taking so much of them. There is the old adage in life, you get what you pay for, and I’ve received plenty from all the staff. Matter of fact I kept apologizing for being a pest cause I emailed all the time, called with questions, and generally asked for help every step of the way so far. My first month was the hardest, I won’t lie about that. My body getting over sugar addiction, caffeine addiction, and getting rid of toxins from 50 years of BS eating, made me feel bad at times. I had some troubles for 3 days after starting each new supplement, but I have that problem with new meds and vitamins, it’s my body getting use to it. This program is a lifestyle change for sure. Since I no longer want to be 3 times my normal size, I’m willing to make the changes. It helps if you have someone to support you at home ( I have a husband and sons doing everything to help me). Now that I’m on month 3, I feel good, my joints don’t hurt as much and I know my plan. I spoke to my regular family physician before I went to this plan and he okayed it. Matter of fact he was glad I agreed to do it. He researched and said it would be good. I have NASH from poor eating (mainly high fructose corn syrup), and this plan takes that into account for my plan/supplements. My liver was feeling better on my liver drops. I get blood work every 90 days and my blood work shows how this has helped my overall health. You have to be committed. It’s nice to find others on the plan because we all stick together helping each other on this. I just want to say I’ve reached out and asked so many questions and all the staff has been so helpful. I talk to Crystal and Indie so much I feel like they are now part of my inner circle, they are both super helpful, encouraging, and just downright great people. This place has changed my life and I’m forever grateful. They really care that you make it through this to a more healthy you. But you have to do the work, and you have to stay in contact and let them know if you are having problems. I don’t feel I’d lose any weight without this plan, I know cause I tried weight watchers for 2 years. This has changed my life! If you are willing to do the work and commit, you will lose the weight on this plan!

— Sharon W., Yelp

I love Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville. I had tried so many diets and nothing worked. Edging up on 50, I knew I had to do something. I was going through a divorce and breast cancer and looking to better myself physically and mentally. This program worked for me! It was expensive but worth every penny. I feel so much better, I look great and my annual health report is better than its ever been. I’m so much more active and I’m dating. Life is good! I highly recommend Integrative Health Center. The program is awesome and the staff is wonderful.

— Susan K., Yelp

IHC has been incredibly effective. I gained way too much weight after 3 pregnancies in less than 3 years. I was starting to feel hopeless and that I would never feel healthy again. I desperately craved a change in my life. My Obgyn doctor and colleague, serendipitously mentioned Integrative Health Center and encouraged me to check it out. It has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I wish I had always known how to eat like this. I feel full, I feel healthy, I feel in control and I have lost 30 pounds in 3 months! Dr. Adams has also supported me during my highs and lows, and has given me the encouragement that I have needed along the way. I am truly forever grateful for Dr. Francis, Wendi, Dr. Adams and the whole IHC team.

— Maggie G., Yelp

Great customer service. Everyone in the office is helpful and friendly. Any time that I have had questions or concerns my phone calls and e-mails are returned promptly. It has been a great experience and I am very excited to be working with them to achieve my weight loss goals.

— Laurie S., Yelp

I was a little apprehensive when I went for my consultation, but left feeling very excited about the future. I have done great on this program and am very proud of how far I’ve come. It’s like anything really, if you are in the right mind set and are ready for a change you can succeed. Of course, there is a charge as with anything you try, as for me I was ready to make changes so the program is worth it.

— Tamara B., Yelp

Only have good things to say about Dr. Francis and everyone else here! The program he gave me is the Only thing that has made me lose weight and in the time he says if you stick to it. I went off the program before and he had all information and scenarios to help. Thank you!!

— Amanda O., Yelp

Thank you SO much to Dr. Francis, his wife Wendi, and their wonderful staff for helping to change mine and my husband’s lives! I have always struggled with my weight, and I did NOT eat veggies! How could I possibly succeed in a program that asked me to give up most all of my “white foods” and incorporate greens?!?! Well…here I am, BMI 24 (down from 30), over 30lbs lost, and an entire new way of life! Change your mindset and the rest will fall into place, this program just makes sense! My children are now asking for apples as a snack instead of candy & drinking water instead of juice!

I’ve been able to eliminate medications, am sleeping better, thinking clearer, and living my life happier! THANK YOU for helping me find my way before the age of 40 so I can live the fullest life possible!!!

I HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone and everyone of all ages!!! It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!

— Kristi W., Yelp

After struggling with my weight for years, I went to Dr. Francis at Integrative Health Center on the recommendation of a friend. The program is realistic and effective; I reached my goal in about 14 weeks; and this included 4 and 8 day vacation trips, a family wedding and a family reunion. Your plan is customized specifically for you; it isn’t a one-size-fits-all program. It is a commitment, an investment in yourself, your health, and well being; and it truly works. The staff is wonderful, and you get all of the help and support you need to be successful in reaching your goal weight. I have recommended Dr. Francis and IHC to others and will continue to do so. Now, when I step on the scale in the morning, I smile.

— J D., Yelp

Integrative Health Center is an amazing community of professionals ! They work with you to get you to your goal . You get great results as you do the work and follow the program with their support ! I highly recommend this program for anyone serious about weight loss , you will see results !!! Thank you Dr Francis and team you changed my life !!!

— Vanessa C., Yelp

I find it very interesting in reading the reviews posted that most of the negative reviews are up front and center while supportive reviews are hidden deeper. I have been going to Integrative Health Center for a little over a year, I have lost over 100 pounds. Weight loss has been a struggle for me for many years but I found this program to be the one for me. I am immensely grateful for the support I have received and there has been a lot of support. They never fail to return my calls or assist me when needed. The staff have all been very kind, Charlotte is a delight!

Yes, it is pricey but you can’t put a price on success. For me this has been the answer. Any weight loss program costs money so, one has to decide if it is right for them. This was right for me and worth every penny. I feel great, my blood pressure has decreased, my knees- oh my- what a difference. I am no longer ashamed of myself and how I perceived others were seeing me. I can exercise again and I am living life to the fullest.

As far as the future I am fully confident I have learned enough in the past year to maintain this weight loss- if not- well, that is on me, not Dr. Francis and his staff. (By the way he is a doctor and his wife a certified nutritionist!) They have supplied me with what I need.

Thank you, Integrative Health- I am a believer and true supporter!

— Jane C., Yelp

I wish I had went to Dr. Francis sooner! The weight is dropping off and I feel so much better in just weeks after starting. The program has helped me to learn a better life style in choosing what goes into my body that will keep me healthy.

— Will I., Yelp

I’m a little late writing this because I haven’t been on Dr. Francis program for about 8 months now. I lost 48 pounds on the program in 5 months. obviously I was excited about the weight lost but I was worried I would gain the weight back, which is why I waited so long to write a review. I did gain about 3 pounds back but I figured that’s pretty good considering how much weight I lost overall. they gave me a manual on how to make sure i kept the weight off and that was super helpful. especially a section that talks about how to eat out at restaurants without overdoing it. The reason I’m giving Dr. Francis 5 stars is about more than just losing the weight though. I’ve had a long journey getting to this point. i got high blood pressure and high cholesterol from a pretty young age. my cardiologist kept telling me to “lose weight” but didn’t really give any guidance on how to do it. I feel like I tried just about every program you can find on the internet (you name it, I’ve tried it) and I was always able to lose 10-15 pounds no problem but when I would stop losing weight, I would get frustrated, stop the diet, and gain the weight right back. When I saw Dr. Francis on TV I figured I really didn’t have anything else to lose at that point. I went in for a consultation and what he was saying just seemed to make sense. I decided to give it a shot and it was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I lost the first 30 pounds pretty easily. The next 18 was a but more challenging but Dr. Francis and his staff were always there to help me out and give me tips on how to keep moving in the right direction. About 2 months in I had an appointment with my cardiologist. I told him about the program and he said “whatever you’re doing, it’s working” because my blood pressure was almost normal (I’m off my meds completely at this point). My knee that had been bothering me for a couple years is almost completely pain free and I’ve been able to get back to exercising again. Overall I’m feeling great and just so happy to feel like myself again.

— Briana S., Yelp

It is the best weight loss program ever!! In 3mos. I’ve loss 60lbs and no longer need high blood pressure meds!! Thanks Dr.Francis! # IT REALLY WORKS!

— Tremele W., Yelp

Dr. Francis and his team changed our life! I never thought I would feel this healthy and fit again! My husband and I both are on the plan and the weight loss has been amazing. To date we have lost a total of 80 lbs. (he:50 me:30) and our energy levels not only are at an all time high, I no longer have to take all of the blood pressure meds and my doctor is blown away at the success I have achieved with the help of Dr. Francis and the amazing ladies in the office. They are always ready and happy to help with any questions and celebrate your success as if it were their own. Dr, Francis’s aproach to weight loss gives you all the tools you need to loose weight now and to live a continued healthier, more active life! A big thanks to everyone at Integrative Health for helping me and my husband regain our quality of life!

— Katie B., Yelp

I have been working with Dr. Francis since 2016. In the process, I became very ill and after my recovery he was there willing to work with me. In the mist of my health crisis he started teaching me healthy eating and added nutrient supplements. During this time, I saw a change in my conditions some even disappearing. I have been very slow in my weight loss but in working with Dr. Francis he understands this journey is very individual and he does not judge you. He wants you to be healthier and with improved health the weight loss will come. We all move through change at different paces. He does not allow you to beat yourself up if you are not losing the way YOU expect to. I wanted to quit because I was not progressing and even cancelled appointments and didn’t follow-up. This was my failure not his. But between him and his wife Wendi they discussed lifestyle changes which included mental and physical changes. I’m still going and each time I learn something new. I’m on a new journey to change how I live forever and I found it in Dr. Francis program.

— Sharlene C., Yelp

I chose this program because I needed help with my overall quality of life and health as well as weight loss. It cost a little more than most (although everything is included in the one price) and the first week of detoxing from sugars I experienced a few flu like symptoms and headache ( little nausea) but was told to expect this. After that I started feeling great and ended up losing 50 pounds in a little less than 4 months. When I had questions they were answered and everyone was very helpful. I was able to get off my prescriptions for high blood pressure and cholesterol and my chronic back pain all but completely vanished. BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT!!! Run, don’t walk to these people because they can help you!

— Rebecca S., Yelp

I have had the best experience with this plan. It is easy to follow, the staff is amazing and I wasn’t hungry.When I had a question they were always more than willing to help get me back on track with the information I needed. They offer amazing recipes to give you meal options that everyone loves. It wasn’t just a diet for me it was a life changing experience to bring me to a healthier happier me! I have more energy sleep better and just feel great! I recommend anyone who is in need of changing their their lifestyle to a happier healthier life and lose a few pounds to go see Dr Frances, you will be so glad that you did! I know I am..

— Kathy C., Yelp

This nutrition plan has changed my life. After losing over 130 pounds and change (I’m still losing) I’ve never felt better in my life. Is the plan expensive? It depends on how much YOU think your health is worth. For me? It’s priceless. I am actually living life rather than sitting on the sidelines watching it go by. Dr. Francis and IHC saved my life. It’s NOT a diet. It’s a lifestyle change. The only question you should ask yourself is this…are YOU worth it.

— Amy A., Yelp

I had no hope until I met with Dr Francis. I followed his plan and seem results! Simple and easy! My money was well spent!! Love myself agaiin! Thank you Dr Francis and staff!!

— Tammy P., Yelp

I have tried so many weight loss programs with out lasting success that I was sure that this was one more program that would not work for me. I am so glad that I decided to give it a try!. I lost 40 lbs in about 3 months. I am no longer taking medicine for high blood pressure or for high cholesterol. I have more energy now rhan I have had in a very long time. I reached my weight loss goal right before Thanksgiving and was concerned that the holidays would be a challenge for me…..I was wrong. With advise from Beckie I was able to eat what I wanted, just in moderation….I did not gain any weight during the holidays….nothing! I have recommended Dr.Francis to my family and friends. If you are unsure or hesitant to try this program please give it a try..you will not be disappointed.

— Goldie P., Yelp

Easy to follow, lost 15 lbs my first month (This over the Christmas holidays!). Together, the healthy, low glycemic diet And supplements are working wonders. I’m eating lots of veggies and am not hungry. Sugar cravings have ceased which is a miracle in itself. And I feel stronger, lighter and have noticeably more energy. Highly recommend.

— C A., Yelp

It works!!! No gimmicks. This diet is easy to follow and you get results fast. Everyone at the center are friendly, helpful and encouraging! If you have tried other diets and failed, make an appt and see what they can do for you.

— Jackie S., Yelp

Everyone at IHC of Cville is so friendly and supportive. You have to do the work, but once you follow the program it does work! I reached my interim goal after 1 month and broke through a roadblock I’d been trying to pass for 10 years!

— Diane H., Yelp

If I could give a higher rating than 5 stars I would! Before I started going to Dr. Francis I was addicted to sugar. I ate mostly carbs, and drank tea all day long. The first week I gave up tea. The second week I gave up sweets, and all the junk food I was addicted to. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I had imagined in my mind! If I can do this I know you can! The weight loss of 13 lbs in the first month has been awesome, but I am more proud of giving up my bad eating habits! I now eat completely healthy, and have lost all cravings! As a cancer survivor, I am so thankful at having a second chance to live a healthy lifestyle. Thank you Dr. Frances, Becky, and Amy for helping me to get on the right path to a better life! You guys are the “Rock Stars of Weight Loss

— Suzanne S., Yelp

You cannot call this program a diet! It is so much more! After losing 45 pounds I am learning how to eat healthy and enjoying tasty meals. My body feels better than it has in ages. I can only speak for myself, but I no longer take meds for cholesterol and hot flashes and cellulite are disappearing rapidly!

— Lois W., Yelp

Loved that everything was so natural. They offer great support.

— Dolores T., Yelp

Dr. Francis has the answers to healthy weight loss. He and his wife have the most sensible program I have yet to see. All the things I know to be true about why I hold onto extra pounds while still being active and eating healthy make perfect sense. His program helps correct internal imbalances. It works if you stick to it and it helps make you healthier(unlike so many other so called diets). I was complaining to a friend about how I had gained some unwanted extra weight and she said, “what are you doing about it?” What a great question! If you don’t like something….do something about it.

— Helen M., Yelp

Dr. Francis, Becki and Amy are amazing. All of them are so helpful in answering my multiple questions along my healthy life changing journey. The daily emails and recipes help me stay excited and on goal.

— Martha C., Yelp

I am happy to report I lost 13 pounds in my first month on the program. Definitely worth checking out – the results speak for themselves. In addition I was able to stop taking heartburn medicine because I no longer get heartburn with the food I eat and water I drink!

— Ken A., Yelp

This is the first plan that makes sense. Dr. Francis and his wife have developed a clean eating plan that not only helps you lose weight, but greatly improves your quality of life. I suffered with back issues and experienced sciatica daily. I no longer suffer with the sciatica unless I push myself too hard. With a family history of a lot of heart issues, my cardiologist said “I’m fighting my genes” and my health is great. I have so much more energy, sleep better and the vanity side of me even thinks I look better in my clothes. I’ve lost 38 lbs. and have a few more to go and then maintenance. The team assures me they will have my back through it all. They have to this point, so I am certain they will in maintenance too. I was a huge skeptic as I’ve tried a lot of weight loss plans and always gain it back. The healthy eating and health benefits will keep me going with this way of eating and taking care of myself for life. I have finally donated all my bigger clothes so to have no temptations to go back to the old, unhealthy ways.

— Karen R., Yelp

You’ve tried all the rest, now try the best! This is hands down the best true weight loss program out there. No pre-packaged food or ridiculous exercise programs. Eat healthy, sensible meals and the weight just drops off. It is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Follow the program and you will absolutely see the scale go down day after day. Great support from Dr. Francis and his staff, who have all been through the program.

— Deb T., Yelp

Everyone was very nice and when I was having a difficult time I was given the help I needed. I would recommend them to others who are looking to change your lifestyle for the better.

— Lisa K., Yelp