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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you treat children?

Yes, we see and treat people of all ages from newborns on up. Our specialty is chronic and difficult conditions by finding the root cause of your health conditions regardless of age. We have treated children for everything from ear infections to genetic problems, colic, Lyme and many other conditions, as well.
Can I give Lyme to my children?

Yes, Lyme can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy and also through nursing if she has the Lyme spirochete during pregnancy or nursing.

Do you accept insurance?

Coeur d’Alene Wellness does not participate with or bill any insurance for services rendered in our office. Payment is due at the time of service and we accept cash, checks, HSA and most credit cards.

Can you be our family Doctor?

With the exception listed above related to insurance companies, yes, we can be your family doctor. Although chronic long term conditions are our specialty, we treat almost all other health conditions as well. We help our patients with everything from flu, sinus problems, allergies, stomach problems, arthritis, acne, glaucoma, diabetes, just about anything you can name.

How do I become a new patient?

We offer an appointment for our free 20 minute consultation which we encourage you to schedule. If you live outside the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene corridor, or find it difficult to travel the visit can be done by phone. This gives you an opportunity to meet the doctor and find out what we are all about. After that, you can fill out our new patient paper work and schedule your initial appointment.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

If you are coming in for Lyme or another chronic condition, your initial appointment will take 3 hours.

Normally we divide this up into two separate segments. The first, on Tuesday, takes 1 ½ hours and includes taking your history and doing an evaluation. The evaluation will include checking you for organ system function, infectious agents (parasite, viruses, fungi, mycoplasma, 21 strains of Lyme plus 40 other strains of co-infections), vaccines, foods, metals, methylation, sulfation, coagulation factors, bio-film, radiation, EMF sensitivity, grounding, leaky gut and leaky brain.

The second appointment, on Thursday also lasts 1 ½ hours and consists of a complete review ofl your examination findings with the doctor as well as his recommendations for treatment. It is also a time for you to ask questions. You will receive a sheet detailing estimated costs for recommended treatments, therapies, and supplements; copies of test results; and printed educational information about problem areas.

What about follow up appointments?

We usually recommend appointments weekly for the duration of care. However, we realize response to treatment, finances and other circumstances may require that you spread your appointments out, or to schedule them more frequently. At your first regular treatment you will also have a free 40 minute time with the Office Manager to ask any questions you may have about diet, etc.

Why choose us?

With our proprietary treating devices you will be treated for infectious agents such as Lyme, babesia, mycotoxins, etc., using your own body’s own immune system to identify and accurately attack the offenders. This is done through the photon energetic information imparted through our unique proprietary treating devices. We have about 1,000 energetic treating vials for various bugs, metals, vaccinations, and much more.

You may require more than one treatment for a particular bug because we control the strength of the treatment to help reduce the amount of detoxification reaction to make it easier on you.

We do not just treat one thing. You are not your diagnosis and your treatment will be individually tailored to you. If you have factors complicating your recovery such as methylation issues, leaky gut or leaky brain they need to addressed as well to help you reach your health goals.

We are dedicated to your wellness. Dr. O’Neill has been practicing in Coeur d’Alene since 1983, constantly studying and pursuing the latest information and attending numerous seminars in order to provide the very best care for his patients. He and his dedicated staff work many hours after the office is closed, and at home as well to make sure you receive top notch, personal, comprehensive treatment.

What services do you provide?

The Clinic offers neuromodulation Technique (NMT), muscle response based Energetic Kinesiology, BEMER/PEMF, proprietary photon based scalar therapies, manipulation, EVOX reframing, ZYTO organ system evaluation, SET-DB food and substance desensitization, supplement therapy, and audiovisual entrainment therapy. And the Doctor is constantly adding new information and treatment protocols to apply to these techniques to benefit you.

What is leaky brain?

Your brain has four particular types of high density cells dedicated to forming a barrier to control what has access to your brain. This is called the blood brain barrier, or BBB. The blood-brain barrier can become permeable and leaky, just like your gut. This allows infectious agents, metals, and other larger particles into the brain to trigger the brain’s immune system, causing inflammation. This condition is called leaky brain.

Unlike the rest of your body your brain does not have an on-off switch to stop inflammation when necessary, so brain inflammation can continue on unchecked if you have leaky brain. And just as leaky gut can compromise digestive health, leaky brain can compromise brain health and function.

Interestingly, the two often occur together. Dr. Will Cole states, “There is a known connection between the gut and the brain and what affects one affects the other.” Because it is generally true that if you have leaky gut you also have leaky brain, it is important to work on both together and to get to root causes that may be affecting both such as food intolerance, toxins, blood sugar imbalances, head trauma, chronic infections like Lyme, etc. Otherwise many of your symptoms may continue unchecked even though you have treated other causes like infections or metal toxicity.

Some symptoms of leaky brain:

  • Depression
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Parkinsons
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive impairment
  • ADHD
  • Brain fog
  • Alzheimers


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