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Friendly and Professional

The office was very friendly and professional. They made the process very easy and I really appreciated their reminders for appointments. The staff answered all of our questions and never made us feel awkward for anything we asked. We are working with Dr. Johnson and really like him. He is very thorough and we never felt rushed. He is great about answering all of our questions and making sure that we fully understood what was taking place. He was compassionate and caring, traits that are important to have when dealing with patients (especially depressed patients). The only downfall is they don’t take insurance (which they are up front about from the beginning but it’s still rough). The price is high and you’ll more than likely have to spend more money when they decide on a treatment plan for you. However, again, they are up front and honest about this from the beginning, which you have to appreciate. They will give you a super bill to try for some reimbursement from your insurance. Overall, we are happy with the experience and looking forward to what’s to come.

The office was very friendly and professional. They made the process very easy and I really appreciated their reminders for appointments. The staff answered all of our questions and never made us feel awkward for anything we asked. We are working with Dr. Johnson and really like him. He is very thorough and we never felt rushed. He is great about answering all of our questions and making sure that we fully underst...Read More

- Kristy S.

Eternally Grateful

I came to the Amen Clinic in hopes that they could help me heal from debilitating anxiety and depression. After my brain scan, I was assigned to Dr. Chapek, N.D. He was extremely attentive, understanding and resourceful in suggesting various supplements and medications based on my scan results and physical/ mental symptoms. I was especially appreciative of his acceptance of suggestions made by another naturopathic doctor I was consulting. I felt he genuinely cared that I get better no matter who’s protocol I followed.

I also asked the clinic if they could recommend a counselor or therapist to help me cope with my mental/emotional symptoms of depression and anxiety. That is how I found Angela Barrus. She truly has a gift in understanding how to support clients at all stages of their emotional healing.

She is easy to talk to, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Her willingness to share her own personal experiences creates a safe space for self-exploration and healing of mind, body, spirit and emotions. Her gentle hypnotherapy techniques encouraged me to practice trusting my intuition which has proven to be invaluable in my self-healing. I also learned several calming exercises for anxiety which I continue to practice as needed.

I am eternally grateful to her for helping me remember who I am. Before starting with Angela, I had almost lost hope and my sense of self. Now I feel more confident and have greater self-worth.

Thank you for guiding me back to wholeness and giving me back my life

I came to the Amen Clinic in hopes that they could help me heal from debilitating anxiety and depression. After my brain scan, I was assigned to Dr. Chapek, N.D. He was extremely attentive, understanding and resourceful in suggesting various supplements and medications based on my scan results and physical/ mental symptoms. I was especially appreciative of his acceptance of suggestions made by another naturopathic...Read More

- Anita

Highest Marks

As an RN for the past 42 years, I give the highest marks for everyone at the Amen Clinic. The location is convenient and beautiful, and they have gone out of their way to provide a relaxing, soothing environment. The entire SPECT scan process is easy and painless. It does make you wonder how other MD’s treat a brain without actually seeing it. The entire staff is caring, patient centered and very professional. You can tell that they enjoy their work and enjoy the Helpers High at providing such wonderful care for their patients.I would highly recommend the Amen Clinic to anyone searching for an answer for behavior or brain health issues, as well as to those who want to enhance their cognitive functioning and live their best life.And, what an amazing staff! Thank you to Kevin for being so helpful and encouraging, to Leann for her skill and professionalism, to Nelly for her insight and caring and to Maia and Tobey for all they do to enhance the patient experience. Special thanks to Dr Creado for all he does to improve lives!

As an RN for the past 42 years, I give the highest marks for everyone at the Amen Clinic. The location is convenient and beautiful, and they have gone out of their way to provide a relaxing, soothing environment. The entire SPECT scan process is easy and painless. It does make you wonder how other MD’s treat a brain without actually seeing it. The entire staff is caring, patient centered and very professiona...Read More

Amen Clinics Chicago Metro Area

February 18, 2020
Google Review

- Mary T.

Worth The Money

Totally worth the money, You get exactly what you are paying for Answers and positive results if you follow the medical advice given. I would recommend Amen Clinic to any family struggling with depression/autism or any kind of medical mystery no one “is helping with”. Thank you Amen for helping us out of our darkest pit.

Amen Clinics Chicago Metro Area

October 19, 2019
Google Review

- Me CR

Wonderful Experience

Such a wonderful experience. The staff was kind and friendly, and Dr. Ali was thorough and extremely informative. The scans showed us why my son has been having the symptoms he has for so many years and for the first time we are hopeful for him to be able to make the changes he needs to make to succeed in life. He is finally on the path to healing! The fact that they are willing to try supplements before medication is so amazing in this day and age of pill pushing. We feel so blessed to have had this experience.

Such a wonderful experience. The staff was kind and friendly, and Dr. Ali was thorough and extremely informative. The scans showed us why my son has been having the symptoms he has for so many years and for the first time we are hopeful for him to be able to make the changes he needs to make to succeed in life. He is finally on the path to healing! The fact that they are willing to try supplements before medicatio...Read More

Amen Clinics Atlanta Metro Area

February 18, 2019
Google Review

- Valerie B.

12 Week Journey

I want you to know that the Amen Solution program is awesome and I’m growing everyday by participating in the 12 Week Journey. You are truly helping me get my life back after an injury last year and chronic stress. I AM GETTING MY LIFE BACK! It is a lot of work but with the guidance in the 12 Week Journey and The Amen Solution, and a lot of reading and hard work on my end…IT IS HAPPENING!

A sincere thank you!

- Natalie

Helpful Brain Scan

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your incredible program. I had my brain scan 1 month ago and the progress has been nothing short of amazing. My impulsive eating of bad carbs later in the day has totally subsided and as of today I am officially the leanest I have ever been. My ability to retain and remember things has drastically improved as well. Simple things like remembering where I parked my car the night before is easy for me to recall. I also enjoy actually retaining the information I read in books, and I can now have intellectual conversation and healthy debates on topics without memory lapses leading to complete frustration. I cannot thank you enough for everything, so far.

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your incredible program. I had my brain scan 1 month ago and the progress has been nothing short of amazing. My impulsive eating of bad carbs later in the day has totally subsided and as of today I am officially the leanest I have ever been. My ability to retain and remember things has drastically improved as well. Simple things like remembering where I parked my ca...Read More

- Brad B.

A Real Chance at Life

After years of special diets, full-body detox programs, tri-athlete like training, self-medication and traditional psychiatric care, I came to Amen Clinics in June of 2010 having lost almost all hope of finding answers to a life that was quickly coming to its end.

Since my teenage years and before, I had trouble with focus, concentration, memory, verbal expression and serious mood instability. These would increase and decrease overtime but would never go away completely.

These afflictions kept me from developing anything but very superficial relationships with my peers at every stage of development and into my adult years.

Seeking out care from doctors was something I never considered due to a deep distrust which formed after experiencing, as a teenager, abuse in a private mental health facility. In addition to this abuse, they had, without ever talking with me, already come to some conclusions about me.

Amen Clinic’s new patient intake process was so perfect for me. I got the clear sense that they were making every effort to “listen” to me first. The incredible depth, breadth and simplicity of their web-based intake process gave me every chance to communicate my situation clearly under no pressure.

I then spoke with their historian, Robert Gessler, who had already reviewed my background. With complete respect, patience and impressive insight he reviewed my history with me to provide me the opportunity to correct anything before making it final.

As a reclusive systems software engineer and familiar with the use of historical patterns to diagnose problems, I was encouraged to find that same approach taken at Amen Clinics. They compared my SPECT studies and comprehensive clinical data to their extensive database of 60,000+ sets of previous patient SPECT images and clinical data.

When I had my first meeting with a “doctor”, I was more at ease knowing that he had reviewed all this information in advance. He was ready to talk intelligently and efficiently about my newfound diagnoses and treatment plans. Dr. Johnson’s background in Neurology and Psychiatry paired with his genuine care, empathy, patience and sharp eye, proved the perfect match for me.
Because the results suggested an encephalopathic process, Dr. Johnson referred me to a world-class expert in rare infectious and autoimmune diseases that affect cognitive function.

My brain was discovered to have several viral infections very likely present from birth, which had grown to become what they are today: moderate to severe. My immune system was found to be severely weakened as well.

In my referral I found Dr. Amen’s passion for quality of care extends to those professionals who Amen Clinics will select in cases where other expertise is required.

While I still have a long way to go in the treatment for this infection, expertly targeted temporary treatments have enabled a comfortable minimal level of functioning and treatment for the infections have already begun clearing up other previously unexplained but now known-to-be-related long-standing health issues.

Because of Amen Clinics, the shroud of a life-long mystery has been lifted which in turn has given me a real chance at life and has allowed my children and I a precious chance to get to know each other all over again.

There is so much more I could say here and it is my sincere hope that Amen Clinics common sense approach and methods will become the standard for care in my lifetime.

I and my family owe a debt of gratitude to Amen Clinics that can never be repaid.

After years of special diets, full-body detox programs, tri-athlete like training, self-medication and traditional psychiatric care, I came to Amen Clinics in June of 2010 having lost almost all hope of finding answers to a life that was quickly coming to its end.

Since my teenage years and before, I had trouble with focus, concentration, memory, verbal expression and serious mood instability. These would ...Read More

- John G.

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