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Rob Suggs

Dr. Melissa Arnold is at the top of her profession. I’m quick to recommend her work to anyone. Not only does she offer holistic, healthy, and safe structural care, but she does so with tremendous people skills that make the appointment pure joy.

Her expertise has lifted my personal wellness more than I can say, not only by the work she has done on my poor back, but by the healthy maintenance lessons she has taught. I believe anyone who works with her will come away as as much a friend as a client, and that’s what all our work should be about.

Richard & Abigail Gonzalez

From the first day that I met Dr. Arnold and Andrea, I was impressed.  They genuinely care about our well-being in health and life.  Andrea answered my many questions with patience & know-how.  They are flexible with scheduling.

After the first very thorough evaluation and adjustment, Dr. Arnold was sweating because she worked so hard to give us relief from our many aches and pains.  She is the first chiropractor that has taken a picture of my posture and explained to me the bio-mechanical reasons for my chronic pain. My hip has not hurt since her first adjustment.

Instead of just providing relief care, she gave us exercises and many suggestions about what we could change in our lifestyle and bedding to be truly well.  Her magic hands and heart full of compassion have made such a difference in our lives.  The high intelligence and excellence in service we have received here is priceless.

Thank you for listening to your calling!

Jeremy Johnston

I decided to go the integrated route vs. a chemical pill from a traditional Dr. and halfway through my first 4 week detox and supplements, I am starting to feel much better!

I’m definitely noticing my sleep is better, I have a better attitude in the mornings and I’m falling asleep at my desk by 3pm! Now that’s awesome! 🙂

Everyone at PM is super nice and very helpful. I’m looking forward to my next visit and steps to get my back to a healthy me.

Because they are out my network through my insurance, I do have to pay by deductible which makes this a more expensive route for me but I would rather deal with the root cause instead of masking it with cheap pills.

“Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

Thank you Progressive Medical!

Ethel Wegner

Professional and compassionate care are the words I choose to describe the attention and treatment that I receive from PMC. They have the innate ability to sense what a patient needs and works to see that personalized care is provided. They see to it that each patient receives TLC and is master at gentle massage. Progressive has made a huge difference in increasing my quality of life while decreasing the pain and inflammation that had held me captive for years.

Julie Gardner

I came into PMC for pain in my knee. They suggested in addition to getting spinal and extremity adjustments to eat gluten free! I have been gluten free for 4+ weeks which has been much easier than I thought) and the extreme pain in my arthritic knee has been decreased by 85-90%! I’m so excited and I know I can live the rest of my life this way!

Illania Hofler

The doctors at Progressive are consummate professionals with technical expertise, intuitive patient care and concern and a dedication to results no matter what it takes. I have been practically debilitated and unable to walk and her chiropractic adjustment and spinal decompression therapy technique really got me moving again—AND pain FREE! I recommend all my friends to her with complete confidence that they will be genuinely and technically taken care of. I am very priviledged to know such a wonderful and GREAT chiropractor.

Carey

Thank God for Progessive Medical! I had been to over 30 different doctors over the course of 2 years and was told by each that I either had nothing wrong with me, my ailments were all in my head or that they couldn’t do anything for me and I would live out the rest of my life in pain and confusion. My wife had heard about Progressive and decided to do the new patient tour without me (as I was bed ridden by this time) and returned home excited. I could tell from the first appointment with the doctor that this place was different from any other I had been to. They listened to what I had to say, looked me in the eye as I was talking, and didn’t rush me out so they could get to their next appointment. I was immediately given a treatment plan that was adjusted as my condition required. After 2 years of searching for an answer, I was given one by Progressive Medical! In 3 short months I was driving again! I continued to improve under their care and haven’t looked back since. This place is super comprehensive, so at first it does seem confusing because all that is going on inside one building. (Which is another great attribute. You don’t have to drive all over town to see different doctors and get different treatments.) I hate to think what my life would be like today if my wife hadn’t taken that patient tour and insisted I go. They gave my wife her husband back, my kids their father, and me my life!

Varina Doss

After my first visit, I spoke with my husband only to tell him that I know I’m in good hands with Progressive Medical center. Talking with the doctors about my medical problems they took time to listen and then they explained to me in medical terms the possible reasons behind my condition and diagnosis where I understood. I feel so good about the treatment plan that he has put in place that will help me get my life back. I have struggled with Hashimoto Hypothyroid, high blood pressure ect… for over 2ys. After going to medical doctors one after another I’m have not seen any changes or results. I have spent so much money in medical bills and prescriptions and I still feel the same. I was referred to Progressive Medical center and I really feel that it was the best decision I’ve made in reference to my health in 2yrs. The staff was extremely professional and very nice. I look forward to the Treatment and my journey to a healthier life. Thanks to the Progressive Medical Center staff.

I recommend Progressive Medical for your Natural approached to Healing and a Healthier life!

Deana Graves

I battled hives, depression, fatigue, weight gain, and mood swings for approximately 7 years after the birth of my daughter.

I searched for answers in conventional doctors, always telling them I felt there was a hormonal imbalance. Of course, they just gave me useless labels, and told me to eat less and move more. I heard about Progressive and knew they were going to be expensive since my insurance didn’t cover it (it ended up being about half the cost of what I was expecting; and worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!!).

I was at the point where I had gained 16 lbs in 6 weeks on a salad and exercise diet and was falling asleep all the time, even when driving my kids to school. The doctors immediately knew what was wrong with me (failing adrenals, low thyroid, imbalanced hormones). I cried and was so relieved that a doctor KNEW what was wrong with me and was going to HELP me!! I have been a patient of Progressive for about 4 years now.

The PMC doctors have taken the time to listen and help me heal my adrenals, along with given me supplements for my thyroid and imbalanced hormones. EVERYONE wants to know what happened to me because I effortlessly lost 35 lbs in about 8 weeks (thank you PROGRESSIVE for fixing my thyroid and balancing my hormones which caused the much needed weight loss). I have lost a total of 50 pounds just trying to eat healthy – NO DIETS!

My family is in awe of how much happier I am and shocked at my energy level in comparison to how bad it was before Progressive.

Remember that natural healing is SUPERIOR and it takes time. Progressive worked with me to get me where I am today. I learned alongside them about my issues and how they work and asked lots of questions at every appointment. Progressive takes time and care with each of their patients.

My daughter, sister, and dad are all patients at Progressive now, and they have been treated with care and respect as well. I will always be grateful for Progressive Medical Center and the healing that they are helping so many find.

THANK YOU PROGRESSIVE!!!

Jean Enstrom

A Mother’s Testimony

I had bad acne from the age of 18 through adulthood and in the early years had gone to dermatologists religiously for eight years. I asked in the beginning if my diet could be an issue and was told acne had nothing to do with diet. From the start I was constantly on antibiotics, one stronger than the next until I gave in and let them put me on Accutane. That had harsh noticeable side effects as well as spiking my liver enzymes but only cleared my skin for one summer, and then it was more antibiotics as I refused to be put on Accutane again. I had figured out early on that their ONLY concern was with clearing my skin. I knew they cared nothing about what the drugs were doing to the rest of my body. Finally I had enough and never went back.

When my daughter started having issues with acne, I tried over the counter stuff but I put off bringing her to the dermatologist out of fear they would just put her on drugs. Finally, as it worsened she begged me to take her. At her appointment I began by telling the doctor I wanted her helped as naturally as possible. We would do any diet changes he recommended as well as any natural supplements, etc. and only wanted to do drugs as a last resort but pleaded that he give the mildest ones possible. Once I finished my speech he told me she had large pores and oily skin and would always battle acne but he would help keep it under control. Then he said, “Here’s what we are going to do,” and proceeded to tell me they were going to put her on not one but two “strong” antibiotics. They would give it a month or two and if we did not see significant improvement, they would put her on Accutane and birth control. I never went back.

Soon after this my son started having issues with acne. Again, I tried prestigious over the counter things but it became apparent that his would be much worse than my daughter’s as it developed into bad cystic acne. My son also had asthma and was to the point of taking Albuterol and/or inhaled steroids daily. I was desperate to help their acne and his asthma. I went to a chiropractor who also did muscle testing and was learned in nutrition who had helped several people I knew. He changed all of our diets and put us on some supplements. My hormonal issues, migraines, and adult acne quickly improved greatly as did my daughter’s acne. My son was strict about following the diet and taking the supplements and showed some improvement with his asthma, but he only had slight improvement with the acne and then it got worse again. I finally gave in and allowed him to take an antibiotic used for acne (I confess, I had a nine month supply to use as a preventive for malaria for my daughter’s gap year that she ended up not taking with her. I researched and found it was most commonly used for acne and gave him the recommended dosage as it was touted as having little to no side effects. Ha, ha.) Again he showed some improvement at first but then it stopped.

His acne was still extremely bad. At this point the chiropractor firmly told me it was past time to take him to a dermatologist (he knew my fear of them). I cried. I did not want to take him to the one I had taken my daughter to and the other one in the network who was nearby had bad reviews on the internet. I decided if I was going to pay for it out of pocket I would take him where I wanted to and so looked into naturopaths etc.

At that time, I went to an event that had a Progressive Medical booth. I had already been thinking maybe that was our answer, and after talking to the girl at the booth was greatly encouraged that finally we would get help.

I was impressed from the start. The questionnaires were extremely thorough as was the physician at his first appointment. I was amazed as I learned things about my son I never knew or noticed, from sleep issues he never mentioned to his feet being almost flat, to his yellow soles- the doctors precise questions and keen eye caught all kinds of things and he knew the meaning of them all. By the end of the check-up, the doctor told me what he suspected and what he thought the tests would prove and he was right! I love my son’s pediatrician that he has seen since he was a tot and travel 50 minutes to him because he is that good. Yet the doctor knew so much more about my son after one appointment. He told me at that first appointment that my son’s gut was a mess (my words) and that it was incapable of absorbing nutrients or eliminating waste properly. He also said he was sure we would find he had food allergies. The chiropractor had already had Ty off sugar and dairy, but the doctor suspected he was also gluten intolerant and so had me take him off gluten too. He also immediately put him on a product to start healing the gut so that by the time all the tests came back they could start him on supplements. He asked me if Ty had been on antibiotics as a baby and I said yes several times to which he said that is probably when his issue started. I felt great relief at finally getting answers mixed with grief at all the wasted years he suffered and could have been helped. My son; who had no junk food, who took supplements daily, who was fed organic and natural food as much as possible… was malnourished!
Less than nine months later, he has been seen by two outstanding Progressive MDs, a sweet nutritionist, and an amazing and caring doctor of naturopathy who actually did researched to find the best solutions for my son. They all were wonderful at both listening to us and explaining things so we understood what was going on and why he was taking different supplements and what foods were good or bad for him. His stubborn acne that he suffered with for years is all but gone. His poor ravaged skin is now in the process of healing with the doctor’s help and it looks like it will heal beautifully. His asthma is better than ever and the doctor is already talking about the next step in healing his lungs so that hopefully asthma will not be an issue at all. Last appointment, I cried again while talking to a doctor about my son, this time for joy.

I am so thankful now that I did not go the traditional route, the route that I was prodded, scolded and judged for not taking by well-meaning friends and family. Drugs, especially the harsh ones, may have helped his acne and breathing, but they would have never cured them and would have further destroyed his health.

One last thing worth mentioning, I keep running into acquaintances whose kids have issues that I know Progressive could help and I tell them our experience and encourage them to go. They are always interested but then seem to think they can’t because of the cost and I understand because I had been fearful it would be more than I could handle too. Funny thing is, they are all in a far better financial place than me, yet I only have a few hundred left to pay on my CARE card (the interest free medical credit card you can get through Progressive). It is a sacrifice but one well worth the making!!!! I honestly don’t regret one cent I have spent on his healing journey at Progressive. It was an answer to prayer and I only wish I had taken him sooner.

It really is progressive and I hope this blended medical approach to looking at the body as a whole and finding and curing the issues instead of giving drugs to stop symptoms from “your area” of expertise is the wave of the future.

Sincerely,
Jean Enstrom