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I was disappointed with my experience here, but I think there is potential depending on the complexity of your health issues. If you don't have insurance, this might be a good place to try because the diagnostic tests are much cheaper than in a Western medical office, and they seem to be just as accurate. The diagnoses that I received were correct (later validated by extensive medical testing), but I did not actually get better from the treatments I was given at Ascent. The doctor at Ascent missed 2 important medical problems (which Western doctors had also missed). When I wasn't tolerating the supplements, the doctor didn't have any other suggestions. The fix for this was actually quite simple, but I had to go somewhere else to get this advice. One good thing: she will call you back to answer quick questions for free.
Posted: 2/13/2010 • Link to this review
I have gone to Ascent to Health for about 2 years and I have to agree with sunnysideup. I got results with Dr. Melendrez when I stuck with what she told me to do--yes it was hard cause I had to really change what I ate & had to remember to take my supplements she found I needed from my test results.It was worth it because I finally found out exactly what I should do for MY body instead of just looking on the internet for ANYTHING for ANYBODY. My family is amazed at what I'm able to eat (& do since I don't have stomachaches) & I figure I'm worth it !!
Posted: 8/13/2008 • Last edited: 8/14/2008 • Link to this review
I started seeing Dr. Melendrez in October 2007. I had several issues to address-sleeping problems, fatigue, and weight gain to name a few. I have been searching for a natural approach to health and was so excited when I found Ascent to Health's web site. My life has totally changed in just a few months. I sleep soundly now, I have alot more energy and lost over 20 lbs! I have also gone through many allergy clearings which have improved my health . I feel like I can actually enjoy the outdoors for the first time in my life! I recommend anyone interested in the natural approach to health to see Dr. Melendrez and the Ascent to Health team.
Posted: 8/07/2008 • Link to this review
After many years of frustration with traditional medical services, I decided that enough was enough and sought out the advice of an alternative health professional. I must say that I am very disappointed and disheartened by what I experienced at Ascent to Health. It was obvious from the second visit that this business was run not with concern to the patient's health but rather to filling their own pockets. I was not given a long term plan, prescribed only numerous homeopathic medications that seemed to be randomly chosen, had my complete care dictated by quackish muscle testing techniques, and even blindsighted by hidden charges (as if I was not paying enough for each office visit). Three visits and $800 later, I can honestly say that absolutely nothing was resolved nor did I receive even worthwhile advice on how to deal with my health issues. Places like this give naturopathy a very bad reputation!!!
Posted: 11/15/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review