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Last year this time, driving down to Sponaugle Wellness, my wife had her eyes closed the entire time.

She couldn’t open, the motion sickness, the nausea, I am mean, everything. And then she came here, got her treatment with Dr Sponaugle, she came back home. It's like the first six months of our marriage we have a life again.

And that’s what we’d like to promote to everybody her treatment at Sponaugle Wellness because she got sick immediately after her tick bite and we had eight years of our life was dedicated to find out what was wrong.

She came down here in a wheelchair, she spent some time with Dr Sponaugle, she comes home for Christmas, she had her Christmas… it was awesome. And New Years we’ve had six months of kind of a new marriage.

To wake up and say: I am going to work, I know my wife is going to be alive when I get home and taking care of my babies. It’s some uplifting .

And this is from him. If we hadn’t come down here, this wouldn’t be possible. She wouldn’t be here. So, it’s truly amazing.

I just want to say that Dr Sponaugle saved my wife's life. I want you all to know that!

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flag | Submitted Jan. 27, 2015

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After two years going to conventional doctors and neurologists to treat my chronic pain, muscle spasms and fatigue I was given the diagnoses of MS along with several prescriptions . I was told I would have this condition for life!!

When almost giving up of hope, my husband researched online and discovered Sponaugle Wellness in Florida.

Meeting with Doctor Rick Sponaugle was unlike any other doctor’s appointment I have ever had. I got to talk!!! He listened, asked several questions and understood my suffering.

Over the last year these are a couple things that have healed on and in my body:

The feelings of numbness, tingling, and pain on my arms and legs are completely gone! I am now able to walk without holding on the walls, I actually feel that my legs got stronger.

My energy level increased 100%. My blurred vision is now cleared and I no longer feel pain when moving my eyes.

What can I say: Doctor Sponaugle and the Sponaugle Wellness Institute team saved me from a life of uncertainty and loss! Don't give up hope, if you do, there is not a lot left to help you fight!

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flag | Submitted Jan. 23, 2015

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When I walked into the Sponaugle Wellness Center, I had been searching for answers for more than a decade. I was a complete mess. I had zero energy. My energy was so low I was unable to walk and even sometimes talk.

My entire day was spent in bed, not longer after my first year of chronic fatigue, I ended up accepting that I needed a wheelchair. That was by far one of the hardest decisions I ever made.

After eight years, symptoms were piling on symptoms. Not a single doctor of the 18-plus doctors I saw could ever explain my list of over 30 symptoms.

You start loosing hope when nobody else can help with your pain or even diagnosing the cause of so much distress on my body, my soul and my life.

Dr. Rick Sponaugle diagnosed me with Lyme disease and after 10 weeks of treatment I felt like a new person.

I have my energy back and so many of my symptoms are gone. But don't think this is just a walk in the park, you need to be patient, follow the instructions from the doctor an staff.

I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for Doctor Sponaugle and his wellness center. They gave me hope when I had none.

I am so grateful that now I am be able to now take care of my small children and return to work. I know I still have some work to do to make myself completely well, but I can now return to having a normal life after years of searching for answers. I will be forever grateful!

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flag | Submitted Jan. 22, 2015

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, It is with the deepest gratitude that I write to thank you for saving my husband’s life.

This week one year ago he was detoxed by you after developing a tolerance to exceedingly high doses of narcotic medications prescribed by physicians for pain accompanying his chronic illnesses.

He was taking more pain medication than is taken by many individuals who suffer from terminal cancer. He had developed so many side effects from his medications that it was difficult to tell what symptoms were caused by his illness and pain and what symptoms were caused by the medications independently.

The medications had left him physically incapable of managing the day to day tasks much less the demanding work schedule he enjoyed prior to the onset of his declining health. He had begun to question the desirability of continuing his life under these circumstances.

With only a few noteworthy exceptions, his physicians during this interval were non-responsive when we attempted to discuss our concerns and fears.

Their only solution was to suggest changes in medications- from higher doses of one narcotic medication to higher doses of another. I began my search for alternatives.

Dr. Sponaugle, I believe that we were led to you by God. When I read the verse from Jeremiah on your web site, I felt that my prayers were about to be answered.

Conversations with you further cemented this belief. I was impressed from the start with the depth and breadth of your medical knowledge.

You were familiar with the problems associated with my husband's condition, and you worked with us to develop a" game plan" for managing his physical pain, post detox.

From the moment we arrived, to the day of our departure, you were concerned with my husband's physical and emotional health as well as his spiritual well-being-this latter issue having never been addressed by any of his physicians to date.

You always greeted us with a cheerful countenance, and you helped instill in my husband a positive attitude, a belief that all would go well. I had no fear of the detox procedure. I knew that in your hands, my husband would fare well.

I knew that you had been blessed from Above and that a Larger Hand was directing events. Notwithstanding the exceedingly high doses of narcotics that my husband had been taking, there were no complications or problems associated with his detox.

My husband had no withdrawal symptoms and no side effects from the procedure. We traveled home with a certain hope that life would return to at least some semblance of normalcy. We have far exceeded that expectation. It is now one year post-detox.

We thank you for giving so much of yourself during my husband's stay as well as during the subsequent months to his detox.

While we are exceedingly impressed with your skills as a physician, we are even more impressed with the care and concern you have for all of your patients and for your fellow man.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers always.

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flag | Submitted Jan. 22, 2015

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One of my family members had amazing results from treatment at Dr. Sponaugle's Wellness Center.

We met Doctor Rick Sponaugle and he is wonderful.

We saw others get better as well as a result of the treatment they received at Dr. Sponaugle's clinic.

We also saw some that did not improve that much, so not everyone does get better.

You need keep in mind that the disease does not affect everyone the same way and unfortunately some patients can always get the same results we hope to have. But what I saw was a very involve doctor working countless hours to provide everyone the best care. Everyone that was receiving treatment at the same time we were there could clearly see that. I do believe that is what you expect from a great physician!

I don't know of any physician that can cure everyone. The one thing that bothers me some is the testimonials that Dr. Sponaugle posts.

While I know many do get better after being treated by Dr. Sponaugle, there is one person in a testimonial that, although this person did see improvement with treatment, is still struggling with health issues and whose health is still very much up and down.

This person's health ups and downs are being attributed to mold exposure which may be the case, I don't know. I just think it's important to know that this person is not experiencing the fairy tale ending the testimonial implies. This person may eventually have this fairy tale ending at some point. It just may take more time.

Having said this, I definitely think this clinic is worth looking into if you are not getting better, as the treatment my family member had was life changing for our entire family and I am glad we made the decision to seek treatment at Sponaugle's Wellness Center.

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flag | Submitted Jan. 16, 2015

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Dr. Sponaugle is a doctor and decent man of God with unbeatable and unbelievable qualities. I understand that you do not get to be a Lyme specialist without causing others to want a little of your success and talent.

Because of this I am coming forward about my experience with Doctor Sponaugle. I highly recommend you to call the clinic and find out for yourself what I am talking about. Not only Doctor Sponaugle but his whole staff of nurses and support team always treated me with me with the highest care and respect.

I can convey this, because I have been disabled for six years now, unrelated to the dependency of opiates, that provided me with the exposure and opportunity to consult with an enormous amount of doctors, one would ever believe to seek in a decadeall of which are overwhelmed with patients and fail to remember I am a person and patient, not just a number with on open pocketbook for ongoing payments.

Dr. Sponaugle, I contemplate and firmly believe, is a doctor who knows where he is going and wont stop until he gets there, who knows not only what he wants from life, but what he has to offer in return.

Dr. Sponaugle who expects no more from others then he is willing to give, who meets lifes challenges head on and gracefully accepts both victories and disappointments.

Heres to Dr. Sponaugle who is successful and self-confident without losing his ability to be understanding and compassionate. Heres to Dr. Sponaugle because God blessed him to be the most wonderful person in the world that I have ever met or encountered.

I invite you do your own research like I did mine. Call them, seek help and see for youself what I am telling you: There is always hope and I couldn't be happier with my experience with Doctor Rick Sponaugle and Sponaugle Wellness Institute!

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flag | Submitted Jan. 15, 2015

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, First, I would like to start this letter by thanking God and you for giving me back my life.

For as you know, I was weeks away from death. It must have been the higher power that woke me at 2:03 in the morning, and told me to go to the Internet to your website online.

After reading your web page I knew this was the place I needed to be. I called your service immediately, and Michele, with true professionalism, care, and compassion, made the arrangements to start my medical care.

The following day I was on a plane and in your office. And, moreover, on my way to recovery. Upon my arrival, I was amazed at the love, care, compassion, and spiritual guidance of all your staff. It is incredible how they made such a tragic painful event, a spiritual growth experience with no anxiety and very little pain. After several injuries to my back and neck, received in the line of duty, I was forced to retire in 1995.

I saw a series of medical specialists, in orthopedic treatment and neurology, and the only course of treatment that I was ever offered was pain medication. At this time I was a single father of two, and my responsibilities to them came first, so I always believed that surgery was an option at a later date.

In 2002, the L4 and L5, which were part of the original injury, but never caused any pain due to degeneration and age became problematic. This caused enormous pain, and my Pain Management Specialist sent me for a CAT scan. The results showed herniation and arthritis, throughout my spine. The doctor put me on oxycodone and percocet. This is when my trouble began.

Unknown to me, oxycodone is an opiate intended to be used by terminally ill cancer patients. Its side effects are drastic. Literally, I went from feeling great on the first day without pain, to being bedridden in eight months.

It took a failed detox, the loss of my wife, the estrangement of my children, and the worst nightmare of my life, to find Doctor Sponaugle. I am now three weeks opiate free, and have a new life. For the first time since my injuries, I am being offered a new course of treatment, which dose not involve narcotics.

Our health care system is in a state of crisis, due to sky rocketing costs, insurance agencies, and lawsuits. Health care has become a volume business. This is a sad commentary of the state of our country, but is absolutely true. Opiates were designed as a temporary solution only. Since opiates are addictive by nature, anyone who takes them will eventually become addicted, no exceptions. With the new medical field of Pain management the addiction rate is growing to alarming proportions.

I fell victim to the belief that if the doctor prescribed it, then it was all right to take, because he or she is the doctor?

I cannot stress this point strongly enough, there are no successful opiate users.

It is a certainty that one will become an addicted. If you are reading my testimonial and have come this far, then take the next step and call. This is a one of a kind facility.

After hundreds of hours of research it is the only facility that I found to offer this kind of treatment. They are truly in the business of saving lives. I will continue to always pray for their success, for they are doing God's work.

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flag | Submitted Jan. 15, 2015

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I just want to start saying that Dr Sponaugle saved my daughter’s life!

I would like to advise all parents out there to be attentive to your kids.

We used to live in an nice farm upstate Pennsylvania and my 16 year old daughter was having all the Lyme disease symptoms, but no signs of a bite was present or detected, and for other several reasons we didn't think about insects bites in the beginning.

Before we went to Dr Sponaugle, we saw several other doctors, one of them treated her for a cold, but I'm glad that I pointed out that she was unusually fatigued and depressed.

After we arrived at Sponaugle Wellness, the blood tests were made and she was found positive to Lyme disease.

My daughter was diagnosed with Lyme about four years after feeling incredibly ill. She had constant pain in her back and joints. As any other mom, I felt so guilty for not having believed in her since the beginning. That is one of the most painful things about Lyme disease, it is an invisible illness. Because we could never find the most common sign of Lyme, the tick bite spot, it was hard to fight an invisible sickness. I wish I could know then what I know now about all the different the symptoms of Lyme disease.

She was very fatigued all the time and used to sleep 10 - 14 hours per day. She had loss of short-term memory, the infamous brain fog, and was unable to concentrate.

In late 2013, we went to Sponaugle Wellness. She was a very ill child suffering from Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections as well as a severe case of mold toxins.

I truly commend the entire staff: Doctor Sponaugle himself, as well as the whole staff as they have all been extremely helpful and caring in her treatment.

While she still has a way to go until her full health is restored, due to the treatments and advice received I can definitely say that my daughter is 1000% better than when she first came to Sponaugle Wellness Institute.

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flag | Submitted Jan. 14, 2015

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Lyme disease is a nightmare, especially when it goes undiagnosed for so long.

I didn't care what any of my past doctors said, I was the one who was suffering from this awful disease, I wonder how they would feel if they woke up almost every day with burning head pain like someone was lighting a match to it, or a neck so stiff that it hurts to hold your head up or agonizing ear pain, or continuous discharge from your eyes, or continuously having to clear your throat, to name only a few of the symptoms.

All started a few years ago when I saw the tick on my upper thigh and thought it was a mole, but later the tiny tick fell off. Later that day there was a a dark red area surrounding the first red ring. It was measured by the doctor as six inches wide. I started doxycycline right away.

Since that time, I went through several treatments of antibiotics. The last one was prescribed months later because I was still suffering from joint pain. With antibiotics I started feeling worse, I had joint pain in my hips, and the pain was worse some months than others.

However, I think I was lucky, because I found Doctor Sponaugle when I was about to give up looking for a better life! I live in NC, and getting doctors to take me seriously was very difficult. If it wasn't for doctor Sponaugle, I would have never known and still would be terribly sick.

I don't want to get in details of how really bad it got until we went to Palm Harbor, I just want the world to know how blessed we are to have you Dr Sponaugle and I want your practice to continue to grow because you have the ability, knowledge and compassion to help so many people.

I cannot even allow myself to imagine what shape I would be in today had I not found Dr. Sponaugle. He and his staff were incredibly caring and supportive and the absolute definition of credibility and professionalism.

So no matter how dark, how bad things get...do not give up! There is always Hope!

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flag | Submitted Jan. 13, 2015

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I was amazed by Doctor Rick Sponaugle's bed side manners and how he truly cares for his patients! I made a video testimonials of my experience with Lyme Disease treatment at Sponaugle Wellness Institute.

I went to Sponaugle Wellness Institute lacking hope.My greatest desire was to get my life back. To be the woman, wife and mother that God created me to be. And I left there with Hope. Those things have being achieved to some extent already for the first time in six years.

I would say that after my Lyme treatment with Doctor Sponaugle, I was between 90 and 95% better. I think the message I want to pass along to those patients who are reading my review. I know exactly where you’re at. I was there. I was there and I lacked that hope. I’d say pick up the phone and get the clinic a call because that was given back to me. I had a completely new outlook when I left Sponaugle Wellness. And I felt like I could put all behind me. I got my life back!

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flag | Submitted Jan. 12, 2015



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