Dr. Avery Carpenter
Chronic health issues are more common today than ever. One of the biggest challenges people face is cutting through all the different advice & information and figuring how to get back on track. Often we get no help from our doctors. There’s conflicting information on this diet and that diet. A Google search just convinces you that you’re dying. We’re embarrassed to admit to our friends and family that we’re STILL struggling.
I’m happy to report that there is hope. I know it for sure because I’ve been there. I struggled for years with fatigue, frequent infections, weekly migraines, atrocious acne, awful PMS, and on and on.
And, I know first hand about autoimmune disease. I have Hidradenitis Suppurativa. What, you’ve never heard of HS? You’re not alone. Turns out most people, even doctors, haven’t either.
I tried Plan A: Wait & see what happens. Just got worse.
I tried Plan B: Medicate it. So now I’m on prescriptions but not getting healthy.
Past that, what is there? This is where most people get hung up.
There is a Plan C! Learn about your body. Work with a good guide. Do smart things to get you healthier. Change your future.
I followed Plan C and now I’m in the best health of my life. And my autoimmune condition is 99% in check because of how I’ve learned to live.
HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
I work with chronically ill people all from all over the U. S. who have a reason to live a good life. Want to be a better mother, go for that MBA, travel, follow your passion? Life is meant to be fun and meaningful, but you can’t show up as your best self if you feel like crap (that’s a technical term).
The benefits of working with me one-on-one are that you get education, guidance, and support that you need to heal. This is not a “Here, just take this pill approach.” You will learn how to manage your health, inspire your family & friends to be healthier, and how to make changes to your lifestyle so that your chronic health problems are never a problem again.
I’ve helped hundreds of people reverse the symptoms of chronic illness and start living the rich and fulfilling life they’ve only imagined.
If you are struggling to find good health, I’d be happy to help you get started.
We start with an initial 30-minute online consult so I can hear your story and design a starting plan for you. Schedule yourself on my online calendar.
I was a Woodruff Scholar in a pre-med track at Emory University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. I am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic (now Parker University), where I was 4th in my class and received the “Outstanding in Diagnosis” achievement award.
I continue with rigorous post-graduate training in Functional Wellness, nutrition, and Applied Kinesiology in order to stay current with new research findings and to offer my patients the most effective and individualized treatment recommendations.
I am a 2012 graduate of the Institute of Functional Medicine’s AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) program. I also served on the Board of the International College of Applied Kinesiology from 2012 to 2014.
Board-certified Chiropractor (D.C.)
Doctor of Pastoral Science (D. PSc.)
Professional Applied Kinesiologist (PAK)
Dr. Alan Trites
For more than 15 years, Dr. Alan Trites has effectively helped many patients who are seeking answers for better health. Dr. Trites is different from most chiropractors because of how every individual treatment plan is created. First, he uses a detailed case history that is completed prior to the initial visit. The information gathered ranges from family history, environmental, lifestyle, previous treatments, test results and genetics. He then formulates a series of questions to be asked during the first visit to gain an understanding of your complex case. He combines your information with a physical examination and uses these findings to order or perform other in-office tests and confirmatory tests via neurological, laboratory, and other diagnostic methods.
Dr. Trites has a diverse background in pathology, MT(ASCP) CLS(NCA) as well as earning a unique diplomat status as a chiropractic internist (DABCI). He is a member of the Gluten Society of America. He is board eligible for diplomat status from both the American Chiropractic counsel of nutrition and the American board of clinical nutrition. Furthermore, he is completing his certification in genetic-based nutrition. Dr. Trites understands many medical procedures and wants his patients to be informed on what a test is utilized for, how it will help the doctor diagnose issues and what other tests could be utilized for better results.
Dr. Trites’ combination of chiropractic and medical knowledge gives him a unique perspective on how to help his patients achieve optimum health. To assure his patients are getting the most recent and sound advice, he completed his post-graduate certification through the American Board of Chiropractic Internists in 2006, a certification roughly only 500 of 70,000 U.S chiropractors have obtained. He also holds certifications in Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Acupuncture and may be one of a few chiropractors to hold both the American Board of Chiropractic Internists Diplomat and the Clinical Laboratory Scientist through the American Board of Clinical Pathologists.
Treatment options are science-based and include nutritional, soft tissue and muscle corrections to support healthy functions. Dr. Trites does not perform traditional chiropractic because for many chronic conditions this is counter-productive. Instead he focuses on correcting muscle imbalances and increasing blood flow, the basis for functional movement and healing. When chiropractic was founded, there were roughly 5,000 known human diseases. Today, there are more than 30,000. Dr. Trites believes that simply focusing on traditional chiropractic techniques is not enough to support advanced disease conditions.
Testing through functional movement, genetics, and neurological and laboratory tests can unveil disease states missed through traditional chiropractic means and finds pre-disease conditions. Dr. Trites creates individual treatment plans following the first few visits after collecting all the data. Often lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, exercise, and sometimes supplementation is necessary to improve and stabilize a condition. Dr. Trites uses follow-up tests to track your progress and make necessary changes as you progress in your treatment plan.
“I have been working with Dr. Carpenter for 3 years, and she has truly changed my life. For ten years I have struggled with mysterious symptoms … metabolic, neurological, physical, hormonal. I saw a myriad of doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and more, and failed to make real progress for about 7 years. …
“…Dr. Carpenter’s expertise goes far beyond traditional chiropractic. She brings functional medicine, nutrition, applied kinesiology and more tools, as well as a patient problem-solving approach. …
“…The results for me have been phenomenal. Three years ago I couldn’t walk my dog around the block, and now I walk miles a day. I am strong, active, out of pain and able to keep pace with a very hectic life. And best of all, I make improvements every day. I would recommend Dr. Carpenter to anyone with a desire to improve their quality of life and health.”