What is your address to the functional medicine Norman OK clinic?
2117 W. Main St., Norman, OK 73069
Do you take insurance?
Ignition Health And Wellness does not accept insurance, Medicaid or Medicare; we do not file insurance claims on your behalf; nor do we assist with claim resolution.
However, we will provide a detailed receipt of services performed and you can submit this to your insurance carrier. For assistance with your reimbursement you may want to contact your insurance provider. We expect payment in full by cash or credit card due at the time services are provided.
Do you think you can help me with my health problem?
Dr. Gotcher uses an innovative systems approach to assessing and treating your health care concerns at his functional medicine Norman OK clinic. Perhaps you have experienced being examined by your primary care provider, having blood tests done, x-rays or other diagnostic tests taken, only for your doctor to report back that “all your tests are normal”. Yet, both you and your practitioner know that you are sick. Unfortunately, this experience is all too common.
Most physicians are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or diagnostic tests. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalances. New gene testing can uncover underlying genetic predispositions that can be modified through diet, lifestyle, supplements or medications. At Ignition Health And Wellness, on the other hand, we use innovative testing to help patients prevent illness and recover from many chronic and diﬃcult-to-treat conditions. Dr. Gotcher is skilled in evaluating, assessing and treating chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, fatigue
syndromes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, mood and behavior disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), seasonal allergies, and other chronic, complex conditions. Dr. Gotcher also focuses on the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, hormonal imbalances and digestive disorders.
How will lab tests be performed at Ignition Health And Wellness functional medicine Norman OK clinic?
Some testing can be done through conventional laboratories and others are only available through specialty laboratories. During your medical consultation, Dr. Gotcher will determine which tests are needed and review with you testing recommendations, instructions (ex. fasting or non- fasting, etc.) and costs. Some testing requires collecting urine, saliva or stool at home. Others may require you to go to a local laboratory to have blood drawn. In all cases, we will assist you in coordinating initial and follow-up testing.
What credit cards do you accept at your functional medicine Norman OK clinic?
We accept the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and Discover, and American Express. It is important to maintain an active credit card on file with our oﬃce for billing of follow-up consultations and laboratory testing.
Is Dr. Gotcher a primary care provider at the functional medicine Norman OK clinic??
Dr. Gotcher has extensively researched supplements and recommends only the highest quality nutritional supplements. All of the supplements that are recommended at Ignition Health And Wellness are available for purchase through his e-store with Designs for Health, Whole Scripts and Full Scripts. To order, you must be sent a prescription from Dr. Gotcher for the supplements.
Is Dr. Gotcher a primary care provider?
Dr. Gotcher is trained as an Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner and holds PhDs in Natural Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and training in functional medicine. He can handle many of your primary care needs, however he requests that you maintain a primary care provider for an annual physical exam, Pap smear, prostate exam, Breast Exams, etc. Dr. Gotcher also does not provide acute care services. He is happy to work with you closely as a consultant and coach in preventive, nutritional and functional medicine to help you address the roots of chronic health problems. Dr. Gotcher is also happy to confer with your primary care doctor if desired.
Is Ignition Health And Wellness and Dr. Gotcher associated with a hospital or larger medical system?
No. Dr. Gotcher has worked for Morning Star Emergency Physicians, TeamHealth Emergency Physicians, INTEGRIS, St. Anthony’s, and Mercy Health Urgent Care but there is no aﬃliation between Ignition Health And Wellness, TeamHealth Physicians and any other hospital or healthcare system.
Is Dr. Gotcher a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)?
No. Dr. Gotcher is not an MD or DO. He is a Licensed Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and holds two PhD’s in Natural Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, as well as a doctor of functional medicine degree which is proudly displayed on the wall in our functional medicine Norman OK clinic.
Where did Dr. Gotcher grow up?
Dr. Gotcher grew up in the big city of Newcastle Oklahoma. He lived in a trailer park in the middle of town in a single wide two bedroom one bath trailer; that his mom worked really hard to buy. Across from the trailer park was a field and woods where Michael and all his friends would play. But this wasn’t just any field to them. That was an opportunity for them to explore, create and develop into the adults they are today.Dr. Gotcher attended high school at Newcastle high school. During high school Dr. Goucher had many interests Including woodwork, cars, car audio, lawn enforcement, medical and pretty much anything else that came across his path. However, car audio was definitely his favorite hobby throughout high school.
Throughout his early childhood and to the present, Michael’s interest in cars and car audio only grew stronger. In his early years, he would build speaker boxes way too big for the speakers and many times way too big for the car he was putting it in, But he loved trying new things. His enthusiasm for car audio extended to his friends as well. This is not how he chose friends, but that’s what happened when they started hanging out with him. In one of his first cars, a powder blue Volkswagen rabbit, he put many extreme car audio systems in that car. Many times too big for the car.
Speaking of that powder blue Volkswagen rabbit, Michael would always try to figure out ways to cram as many people as he could in that little car. At Newcastle high school, Students were not allowed to leave at lunchtime, so to avoid suspicion people would pile into a couple of cars and head out to lunch. One day as Michael was leaving, multiple people piled into his car. People were jumping in through the windows onto other people while Michael was heading out of the parking lot. On this particular day he was able to get 10 people piled in that little Volkswagen rabbit, And he was able to do it without getting caught by principal Cox.
What about Dr. Gotcher’ family?
Dr. Gotcher has been happily married to his wonderful wife for the past 22 years. They have 10 children together, and homeschooled every last child.