This clinic has changed my life!
I no longer worry about diverticulitis, hot flashes, acne or TMJ! Dr. Nickels visits are not only fun but more importantly educational! She has such an amazing way to make sense of any symptom and has a natural cure!
Dr. English was the first provider in over 25 years that was able to treat my TMJ pain… it’s gone! No mouth piece or apparatus just GREAT chiropractic work – very compassionate and educational! The staff at Integrative are always friendly and care about their patients.
I am beyond blessed that I found this clinic.
I followed the weight loss program with the oversight of Dr. Nickels and Dr. Simms. I was amazed at how the cravings and hunger disappeared. Even though I wasn’t eating much on the program I could be around others without uncontrollable cravings or feelings of deprivation. And I had energy!
On other programs (I’m Lifetime Member!) I always got headaches, had no energy and always felt hungry and therefore deprived. I also didn’t develop a haggard, gaunt look in my face. People said I looked 10 years younger. I recently went to a conference and people wondered who the new blond companion was with my husband!
My life has been dramatically changed. I still have another 60 or so pounds to lose but I’m taking a break for a while to get used to this new size. I recently had the stamina to clean the garage for 7 hours straight. Before I could hardly stand in the shower or walk from the parking lot to my desk.
This program not only seems to melt the fat off but also put it back where it should be. Now this seems weird but it’s true for me. Much of my standing/walking pain was related to heel spurs. I couldn’t bear to stand barefoot. It felt like my heel bone was directly on the floor. After 3 weeks on the program my heel pain dramatically decreased. This was more than just weighing less. My heel pads seemed to come back. This was a huge quality of life change for me.
For the last 5 years I was restricted to one style of sturdy shoe that was all padded up inside. It didn’t matter if I was going to a picnic or wedding – I had one pair to wear. Social actives and invitations were dependent on the amount of walking or standing involved.
I can now consider a trip to the mall and look at other shoes. I recently was able to wear a pair of wedge sandals to a dinner party and now we are starting up with dance lessons.
Thank you Dr. Nickels and Dr. Simms for giving me back a life worth living.
I was referred to the clinic by my friend’s wife. I saw Laura Davis, NP, for interstitial cystitis. How my health was handled was very different from the other health care professionals I have seen in the past. She took the time to listen and explain what was going on in my body. After 1 month of doing dietary changes and nutritional supplements, my flares of IC have been reduced from 5 per week to 4 times in 1 month!
I cannot say enough about how much we love Integrated Family Wellness and in particular Jen McCommons! She never makes us feel like she is rushing us through the process, takes the time to get to know all of us and our lifestyles so that she can give us accurate advice on how to be healthy. Our 10-year-old and 6-year-old love her! She’s just a wonderful professional with a warm smile. We are so blessed to have found you.
I suffered from one of the worst cases of acid reflux Froedert had seen. I was taking 3 Prilosec and 2 Zantac a day just to keep the symptoms under control…. in the meantime damaging my liver. This was prescribed by my primary care physician, and I took it for 6 years straight. I was misdiagnosed for many years before too… they said it was fibromyalgia.
I was sleep deprived from the symptoms I had when I laid down. When my wife met Dr. English she suggested I go see Dr. Nickels… it was scary at first to go off all the medicine my OLD primary prescribed, but when I did it changed my life. I no longer take any medicine and have no symptoms!
If I eat the wrong thing Dr. Nickels has taught me how to manage any symptoms with my supplements on my own! It’s an amazing feeling not to fear eating anymore!
This clinic has changed my outlook on healthcare…. Naturopathy is the only way to go!
I can honestly say that Lisa has saved me from decades due to the complications of diabetes. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 60. My A1c was 10.5. I was told by my medical professionals to follow the ADA guidelines and take my oral medicine. The doctors told me I would probably end up using insulin. I was overweight, 200 pounds but I felt I didn’t eat that badly. I exercised 3-4 times a week. I knew this is not the way I wanted to live my life.
Four months after meeting Lisa I am now 165 pounds, my A1c is 5.0 and I only need to take only ½ of my original prescribed medications. My doctors are astounded. Lisa’s philosophy is contrary to everything I was reading from the ADA, and I was skeptical at first. However it quickly became apparent that following the ADA guidelines was not working for me.
Lisa’s straight forward, no nonsense advice proved to be the key to my success. She explained what I had believed to be true over the years regarding food had actually led me to my current condition. Her easy going approach and easy to follow directions made all the difference in the world. She lives her motto. “Keep it real. Keep it simple.” And you will also.
If you are in need of a registered dietitian look no further… you have found a great one!
Dr. Nickels and Lisa G. have definitely been a great asset in helping me to determine the causes of my health issues. Through recommended supplements and a no-nonsense eating plan, I am on my way to feeling better every day. I’m looking forward to feeling my best and am anxious to start every day with renewed hope.
I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 25. I went through traditional chemo and was not recovering well from the treatments. I saw Dr. Nickels and we did different testing looking at my immune system, vitamin levels, and hormonal levels. The focus of treatment with Dr. Nickels was to feel better and prevent further health problems. After we addressed all the abnormalities found from the testing results, I came back to see Dr. Nickels in 6 weeks feeling the best I had felt in years prior to the cancer! Thank you, Dr. Nickels!
I just wanted to thank you for all you have done and are doing for me and my children. Not many practitioners care about their patients as much as you do, you do treat them like they are your only patients (like an individual, not a number or money in your pocket).
Thank you so very much for everything. You are an excellent practitioner and person.
God bless you.
Dear Dr. Nickels,
I just wanted to thank you for all you have done for our family. I want you to know we greatly appreciate the excellent care you gave Jason. He came with many health challenges and you always took time for him. I realize that this is your job, but you have always exceeded that expectation.
Dr. Nickels is a great doctor of integrative medicine! At the glowing recommendation of a coworker, I had an appointment with Dr. Nickels, who is friendly and approachable. For context, I was not expecting to be impressed by Dr. Nickels, since I’ve always been quite leary of integrative medicine (I grew up in a medical family that sneered at floofy, new-age medicine), so I’m pretty surprised by how much of a convert I am now! I’ve discovered that integrative medicine looks toward proactively helping your body be well, rather than stumble around trying to fix it once it’s sick. Pretty cool approach, and I can definitely see the benefit of it!
Dr. Nickels is a miracle healer! I had an upper respiratory infection and laryngitis for an extended period of time. With different modalities, including acupuncture I felt better instantly. I have also had difficulty over the years with stomach issues including gastroparesis, which causes much nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Once Dr. Nickels put her healing hands to work, especially with acupuncture, I have seen and felt much improvement-more than I have in years! Dr. Nickels is literally saving me and my life. She is the best doctor ever! Thanks a billion.
I have visited chiropractors, as needed, for the past 50 years. In doing so, I’ve seen techniques change and evolve. With Dr. Blazek, the end result is a gentle, hands-on, amazingly effective method. It continually surprises me that I can mention where I feel discomfort, and with a few precise movements, the problem is solved. My treatments end with me feeling relieved, relaxed and refreshed. He helps keep me active and functioning at a very satisfactory level for age 83. Dr. Blazek is a treasure.
I am so blessed to have met Dr. Nickels. I have saved so much money on prescriptions and co pays. The proactive wellness approach has proven to
be a wonderful investment in my health. I will be a patient of Dr. Nickels until she retires—now onto phase two—weight loss.
I have been a patient at IFWC for approximately five years. Dr. Nickels is my naturopathic doctor and I have been excellently treated with her various fields of expertise which include not only general medicine but naturopathy and acupuncture as well.
I have a number of potentially serious health issues for which I also am compelled to have a number of “specialty” doctors who deal exclusively with these issues, but Dr. Nickels oversees and coordinates all the treatments for which I am extremely grateful.
She is the one ultimately who looks at me as an individual and who works with me to establish a treatment plan that takes into account who I am and what is best for ME.
I can’t emphasize enough the personal attention all patients receive from the extremely capable office staff to the nurses and certainly from the practitioners themselves. I feel comfortable when I leave the office that I have been heard and that whatever treatment plan has been established is one most conducive to my total health and well-being.
Dr. Nickels and Total Staff, I am so blessed & thankful to have a caring, knowledgeable & skillful doctor & the friendliness & warmth of the staff make it the best!
After taking the supplements for a couple of days, I felt an immediate difference. The fuzziness lifted and I have my energy back. First time in at least a year! I’m up at my regular time in the morning… awake…. and going strong into the evening. Don’t know if it is designed to work that quickly, but it did for me. You hit a home run… thank you, Jen.
As far as personalized customer service, I could not be more pleased. Laura Davis, NP, is very responsive to my questions and concerns, and she shows genuine concern for the issues that I have faced. I strongly recommend IFWC to anyone who is not feeling well and is tired of allopathic approaches to health care.
After years of harsh fertility medications and imbalanced hormones I decided to find a naturopath to get things balanced. I was lucky enough that my search ended with Dr. Nickels.
Within a month of seeing Dr. Nickels, I was better informed about my hormones then after five years of high priced fertility specialists. I started to resume normal cycles the following month and have stayed this way for the past six months. This is nothing short of a miracle for my body.
Laura Davis, NP, has the best bedside manner I have encountered. She is very passionate about her work and I NEVER feel rushed or like a number. I feel like a respected, unique individual and know we are working together to achieve a common goal. I love how thorough she is and how I always leave with a game plan.
I have been going to IFWC for almost one year now. The health issues I have been having for a few years are lack of energy, unwanted belly fat, and elevated cholesterol.
Lisa G. developed a phased treatment plan to address my concerns, and I could not be happier with the results I have seen. By engaging in a regimen of diet and supplements, my energy level and mood have become significantly better. I have begun to lose some weight, but more significantly my belly fat is going away.
She has helped to change my diet in a manageable and realistic way, so I am eating healthier now and that has also contributed to my overall improvement. Thanks, Lisa G.!
After years of not being listened to, being tested for who-knows-what, and never finding results or relief, I gave up “traditional medicine” and sought natural methods with Dr. Nickels. She holistically evaluated me—not just my current symptoms—and diagnosed me with something that my “traditional doctors” missed for decades. With her natural remedies, I have felt whole again! Regardless of whether it’s managing a serious illness, relieving pain, or food/seasonal allergy relief, Dr. Nickels’ recommendations have worked wonders on me!
I am a patient of Dr. Nickels and she suggested I see the Integrative Nutritionist, Lisa G. for my leg swelling. I was hesitant, as I was not ready to commit to extreme dietary changes. Not only was Lisa knowledgeable, and very educational, she was able to develop a dietary lifestyle to meet my needs, was realistic, and rid me of my swelling… within DAYS!!!!!!!! I love Lisa G.!
I came to see Dr. Nickels for significant hair loss. I tried every medical treatment without success. Dr. Nickels took the time to listen to my story, figured out what was causing the hair loss, and 1 month later, my hair loss is gone and is growing back thicker! Integrative medicine REALLY WORKS!
I was suffering from severe migraines which would last 24 hours about 3 times a week. I could not move my head without intense pain and nausea. I had to quit working and was afraid to socialize or travel fearing an attack, so basically my life was consumed by the migraines and I was a total wreck. I tried numerous medications and went to numerous doctors, but did not find help and eventually gave up on western medicine. I started receiving chiropractic and acupuncture on a regular basis. I am really happy I stuck with it because after about 3 months, the migraines started to taper off and then disappeared altogether! Thank you, Dr. English and Dr. Nickels!
My daughter and I have had excellent results at IFWC. We were both eliminating about 30 food while she was nursing to avoid constant rashes, hives and behavior problems. We saw Jen a few times and we can now eat everything!
I developed acute anxiety coupled with panic attacks this past year in my mid-sixties. Conventional approaches with western medicine did not work very well. Psychotherapy and limited hypnotherapy were helpful but did not eliminate the anxiety. It was still interfering with my life. While still frustrated, I was referred to IFWC by my psychotherapist. After a very thorough evaluation by Dr. Nickels, I eagerly pursued Naturopathic Therapy courses of treatment. Significant relief came quickly. My panic attacks have ceased and the anxiety is much more under control. Dr. Nickels is very skilled, caring and thorough. With only 3 months of treatment, I have been very happy with the results.
I used to spend 2 days a month in agony with migraine headaches. I took medication that did not always work and had adverse side effects. Lisa G. helped me change my diet and I am migraine free, have more energy and am feeling in balance. Thank you!
Dr. Nickels brings her whole heart to everything she does. She is a wonderful practitioner and naturopathic physician, and has a warm, effective way with children and adults. I would recommend her to anyone needing the subtle work of naturopathic medicine. Her work is informed by her ability to listen deeply to one’s being and body… and should not be missed!
My 1-year-old son suffered from extreme gastrointestinal discomfort that left western medical doctors stumped. Subsequently, my son had many behavioral issues and difficulty sleeping. I was referred to Jen and we began a series of treatments that definitely helped relieve the severity of his symptoms. I saw a tremendous shift and now have a happy and healthy boy!
A small gesture of thanks is inadequate in comparison to all you have done for me. You have compassion and a kind heart. God has gifted you and in turn blessed me, through that gift. Thank you, Dr. Nickels, for being my doctor, and thank you for your help and encouragement.
When I came in for the blood draw last week, everyone with whom I had contact was polite, cheerful and professional.
I have been a patient of Dr. Nickel’s for the last 3 mos. I have seen her in the ofc twice and have corresponded with her staff via email several times. I have to say I was very surprised by some of the negative reviews here regarding care received from Dr. Nickels but when I thought more about it I am not surprised. I am not surprised because as I reviewed in my head my years of practicing as a clinician I recall feeling as if my patients expected me to cure them without their full commitment to do their part to assist in getting better. Clinicians cannot fix patients problems without the full participation, cooperation, and communication by the patient. It is very difficult for clinicians who are passionate and dedicated to healing patients when the patient doesn’t get better. Patients NEED to do their part. It’s too easy to place the blame on the clinician. The negative comments by some of you are very disheartening and I ask you what effort you put forth in helping Dr. Nickels heal you? I write this because #1 as I mentioned earlier I have significant experience in health care trying to assist in improving patient’s health with their lack of participation and have taken the lack of results personally and #2 I need to say that my experience with Dr. Nickels has been incredible. Because of her passion, dedication, time AND my participation, compliance AND communication with her staff via email I have experienced positive health results. I initiated care with her a complete mess necessitating we prioritize with regards to my care plan. She is highly educated and her verbage at times flies above my head so I had to at times ask her what she meant. That ownness is on me and everyone else, if you don’t know what she means when she says something ask her and she will reword it. She wrote down what supplements I should take and why. She provided me a pen when I asked so I could jot down additional notes to help me remain compliant. When I had further questions after this visit I sent an email to the staff. If I didn’t hear back from them within a day I called and referenced my email. The staff would look for the email and deliver it to Dr Nickels. They are VERY busy trying to heal people. As patients, we have to do our part and be patient. Most people think that when they try to contact a clinician that they themselves (patients) are the center of the universe, well I am telling you that you are not. Practice patience! I saw Dr Nickels yesterday as a follow-up and was with her nearly 2 hours. When I see her I feel her passion and dedication. As I said earlier I have many health issues and I am feeling much better because of her and the responsibility I have taken for myself in getting better. She is helping me address more issues as I have gotten to a much better place than I was at 3 mos ago. I would not and have not hesitated to refer family and friends to her. If you want to get to the root of your health challenges and you are willing to have a partnership with her in healing yourself, you will get better
If you expect to have someone fix you without you complying to recommendations and also without you communicating that you are having difficulty with supplements or you are getting no or little results, she cannot help you. No one is a mind reader… If you get no response to an email within 24 hours call them, they are very busy. Try to be understanding as we are all human and may forget to respond to an email. If you say you don’t ever forget, then you must not have a busy schedule or have several things going on at one time. If you are looking for a band-aid treatment she is not your doctor, go to someone else who likely will prescribe meds to treat your symptoms and be done with your ofc visit in 15 mins tops. Your choice..
Ty Dr Nickels for all that you do for us. I appreciate you very much!!!!
Dr. Blazek, the Chiropractor at IFW is unbelievably gifted and knowledgeable! I went to a traditional Dr. last June 2018 for a problem with my wrist. My Dr. pretty much told me I would end up getting surgery because my thumb/wrist were so bad. A couple of months later I was seeing Dr. Nickles and she asked if I ever saw a chiropractor for my wrist. I said no – she immediately got me in to see Dr. Blazek. Sure enough within 4 months of seeing Dr. Blazek consistently, my wrist was fully healed! I never believed in chiropractors before… After seeing Dr. Blazek I’m a firm believer – especially since my wrist is healed and I do not need surgery! As a matter of fact I’m overdue for a visit! Only because I feel so great after a general adjustment.
Dr. Nickels and staff are fantastic. I love taking a holistic approach toward preventative health care. Watch her Nickels 2 Cents videos on YouTube- some great information there!
I am forever grateful. I have been to general practitioners my entire life with stomach issues always getting the run around and no answers. As I age they are getting much worse along with a string of other seemingly non-related symptoms. I went to Dr. Nickels and explained some of my symptoms and she offered me a simple supplement that nearly everyone could use more of. I was very skeptical as I felt I have tried everything under the sun but I took it and within hours some of my “ non related” symptoms including anxiety started to disappear. A few weeks later my gut is on the mend and I have not double over in pain since (which had become a daily occurrence after any meal). Dr. Nickels has dramatically changed my life with her knowledge and expertise. Thank you!
You are best Naturopathic doctor! Thank you for always doing what is right for your patients! Thank you for always doing your due diligence! Thank you for always being upfront and honest! You are the BEST! Thank you for being you!!
If there’s a doubt with a diagnosis from your regular family physician that you want a second opinion, I strongly recommend seeing Dr. Nickels! Her medical expertise as a naturopathic doctor clarifies what the medical mainstream family physician is not trained or educated to identify. Please see Dr. Nickels. She truly cares about you and has dedicated her life into finding the truth of your medical condition. I am so happy that my friend recommended Dr. Nickels to me. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and my family physician was ordering me to go on statins, and that’s when I saw Dr. Nickels. She went a step further and discovered that I didn’t need to go on statins, according to what my blood test revealed. After you see Dr. Nickels you won’t want to see the family physician again.
Dr Nickels really spends time listening to her patients. She has a positive attitude about the body and its ability to heal. I just love her!!
I cannot rave about Dr. Balzek enough. He is so kind and patient with my entire family, including my young children. I feel so lucky to have found him to help our family stay well. My kids love him so much that when we left today they cried during the car ride home because they wanted to go back! He’s been a miracle worker at eliminating my migraines, hip pain and back pain!
Dr Blazek has helped our whole family by alleviating our migraines with regular adjustments. He is always a pleasure to talk to, and is very knowledgeable. We highly recommend giving him a try!
I started seeing Dr. Nickels after a friend told me about the help she was getting. After years of having an upset stomach and seeing a family doctor, a gastroenterologist, an Allergy specialist, I knew I had to advocate for myself and try something different. I found the thyroid medicine I had been on for 18 years was not helping. I found I’m not sensitive to gluten and dairy, I just need a digestive enzyme to help. I found if I get my belly in good health, I can get my brain in good health, and then focus on losing weight. I also found I needed more vitamin D so I wouldn’t struggle to get through the month of January without enough sunshine. I will turn 50 in 4 months and plan to celebrate feeling the best I have felt in many years. I am forever grateful for finding IFWC.
Thank you so much for what you do! I feel so much better than I did at our first meeting! -Lynda
Dr. Nickels is wonderful, she helped me to get healthier, and then my husband went to her and she helped him as well. Highly recommend.
Dr. Michelle Nickels is amazing! Love her… love the staff… love that it’s about making me well, and not just herding another patient through.
This is an absolutely amazing facility! I brought my 8 year old daughter here due to ongoing constipation since the time she was 3. We thought we had tried everything.Her pediatrician wanted us to keep her on Myralax, we tried prune juice daily, fish oil tablets, diet change, etc. When we came here and saw Dr. Nickels, she spent so much time with us, trying to piece the puzzle together. Her first recommendation was chiropractic care and taking enzymes. With the help of Lisa G, we completely changed our diet to a strict gluten free diet, only using almond or coconut flour in baking. She gave me amazing suggestions to help us in the transition and the change has been amazing. My daughter’s constipation is virtually gone! And, in the entire house, I think I have noticed the biggest change in myself and I was not the intended patient!! WIth the change in diet, I feel amazing!! No more bloating, no stomach issues anymore….I just feel so energetic! I would highly recommend this facility!! The staff is amazing!!
Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Dr. Dean Blazek – he saved my life!! Three months ago I was in tears all day at work and could hardly walk a block without wincing in pain. I was told twice I needed surgery on my hip, but decided to give Dr. Blazek a shot since my medical bills were already through the roof. After just a few visits I was back to about 80%. Three months later I am almost to 100% and feel like a million bucks!! THANK YOU!!!