Author, Speaker, Integrated Medicine Physician - Margaret Merrifield MD, CCFP, FCFP

Some of Your Voices, Your Stories  

Quilt Artist
This is the only food plan that has ever worked for me. 15 years ago I gained 50 pounds and have never been able to take it off.  It is wonderful to finally be in control of food, instead of food controlling me.  I am full, satisfied and excited AND losing weight.  My daughter and I are doing it together and it is fun! The most amazing thing is I bought some dark chocolate for little nibbles, and it sat on the counter for 3 days before I even opened it. Before...it would have been gone in a day or less!  I feel good and am looking forward to a slimmer, healthier future.THANK YOU!  JRC

Student 15
I had acne that just wouldn’t go away.  Accutane and medicine helped but the change in my diet, especially going off gluten foods and pop, made the most difference. KS
 
Registered Nurse of 32 years
Finally painless intercourse after two years of no help with traditional medical care. I hear so many patients complain of the 5-10 minute appointment which is just not adequate time to address the underlying cause of illness in a wholistic approach.
Dr Merrifield takes the time and has the knowledge to restore health in partnership with the patient. ML 

Project Control Lead, Philanthropic Educational Org.
I survived cancer and all that goes with that: drugs, radiation, surgery, the assault on the body and mind.  My entire being was at an all time low. 10 years ago I searched and found a doctor who treats the whole being with a preventive approach.  I now have increased energy, rebuilt my bones, lowered my cholesterol, and I feel so much better at all levels. It is a process and a journey that I’m glad I took. SH

Recently Retired Kindergarten Teacher 
9 years ago I found this practice at the advice of a NP. I came because of
cluster migraine headaches and the hot flashes were horrible. I was trying to live an integrated medicine lifestyle and couldn’t find support.  I loved that I was told again and again, ”Oh, we can fix that”...and we did. CEJ

Materials Specialist for Large Nuclear Power Plant
I feel great!  Both my husband and I lost significant weight on the full plate diet concept!  It is unbelievable how easy it is to do!  People are noticing my healthy habits and asking me ‘what am I doing’.  My body feels clean after all these years! We are never hungry and eat a lot! The sugar is not calling our name anymore. Thank you! MB
 
Retired Officer Nuclear Navy 
Within months I came off my high blood pressure and cholesterol medications. That was over a year ago.  I experience more energy than I have in decades thanks to this way of living and thinking. What a difference to my life.  JLD
 
Homemaker and mother of 4
I was existing and felt that I was dying both physically and mentally 4 years ago. No one could figure it out.  Told me again and again, “I don’t really know”. Today I look forward to life.  I know that the better care I take care of myself and take care of ALL of me, the more it blesses me.  And therefore, a blessing to others. My body is my house.  It needs attention and care.  It is the only one I have. TR 
 
Paraeducator 
This program and way of self care in partnership with my doctor makes me feel better about my life and my body. That’s all I have to say and that says it all. SE 
 
Caterer
I came to this practice as a very low energy, highly stressed woman with imbalanced hormones.  I am now am a very high energy, balanced, unstressed woman.  Why? Because of the program: diet, education, and support at all levels.  I sleep like a baby which is a new thing for me... finally! PM 

HR Professional
7 years ago I got in after being 5 years on the waiting list!  The reason I wanted this kind of care is because many told me about their experiences.  This doctor uses all the resources, conventional and alternative, to meet my needs.  They are always open to hearing my ideas and suggestions. I not only am better physically but ‘the fog has lifted’.  I can think clearly now!  That is a gift to me and others!
 
Physical Therapist
The gains that I have made are truly phenomenal at all levels. My weakness is resolving and my strength is returning.  I can run again and my core strength is back.  My eating patterns are changed.  I now use food for nutrition, not just centered around the next party and celebration. Food sensitivities, once identified, make a huge difference. It is slow (over an 18 month period so far). The secondary gains I did not expect...my psoriasis cleared up, my skin is softer and  it heals faster.  NP

Teacher, Mother 
I sure appreciate that fact that Dr. Merrifield is so good at diagnosing the problem and not just treating the symptoms.  She is not so quick to hand out drugs which can have side effects of their own. My husband loves the effect that this way of eating has on the whole family. My childrens' friends love that we all eat together and eat so healthy. JH

Grateful Woman
The level of care, support and education is fantastic. Having been a patient/client for many years, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism of every staff member I have come in contact with. Thank you! JE 

A Better Fit for Me
I have spent 25 years trying to get away from a system where a physician gave me pills for every ailment.  I honestly believe the doctors that I saw did their best and cared for me. I continued to look for a physician who had a philosophy of natural health and healing who would work with me as partners for the improvement of my health.  I found that with Merrifield and Associates. LM

I am no longer a 'Mess'!
I feel fantastic, So much different that when I first came.  I feel like myself again.  I was a mess then in 03/99.  Thanks!  PC

Elderly Home Care Worker
I went to the ER with a rash twice because I couldn’t sleep and was miserable. My entire body was in meltdown. No one thought it could be food.  Multiple doctors took pictures of my rash and no one could figure it out. It was food. 
I am well. I have learned what works for me no matter what the doctors believe. JA
 
Student age 8
Since I found out that I had an egg allergy, not the kind that puts me in hospital, just made me sick, stomach aches, fever and mucosy.  The stomach aches were the worst and I missed a lot of school.  I am now better, back in school full time, and I am growing like a weed. No more stomach aches. GR

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