Q: How many years has Dr. Cholewa been practicing as a naturopathic doctor?
A: He has been in active practice since 2000.
Q: What is Dr. Cholewa’s area of specialization?
A: Dr. Cholewa specializes in German bioenergetic medicine and electro-diagnosis. He uses an Autonomic Reflex Testing instrument to identify areas of the body that are under stress, which could be causing symptoms that often seem mystifying and puzzling to other healthcare professionals.
Q: What is German electro-diagnosis?
A: It is a non-invasive, safe and painless test that measures micro-current electronic changes in the body and provides insights into the most common causes of poor health such as food and environmental allergies, toxicities and functional organ imbalances. During testing a small wand is used to touch the skin and measure the electrical resistance at points on the hand, points similar to acupuncture points. The patient experiences no electrical or other unpleasant sensations during the test.
Q: What to expect during first office visit?
A: During a standard first office visit, Dr. Cholewa will take your medical history, review your medical records, perform appropriate physical exam, and carry out a comprehensive electro-diagnostic assessment. He may also order laboratory tests. In addition, he will formulate an individualized treatment plan and provide you with appropriate educational handouts. First office visits generally last one hour.
Q: How many office visits are typically required?
A: The number of visits required will depend on the complexity of your condition. If you have a chronic condition, you may require treatment for six months or more. Return visits are typically scheduled every two to six weeks.
Q: What kind of health conditions does Dr. Cholewa care for?
A: Some of the conditions Dr. Cholewa treats include: fatigue, digestive and intestinal problems, food and inhalant allergies, mercury and other heavy metal toxicities, yeast/mold related illnesses, sleep disturbances, depression, headaches, blood glucose imbalance, diabetes, high blood pressure, various skin conditions including eczema, osteoporosis, arthritis, immune dysfunctions including recurrent sinus and respiratory infections, symptoms of menopause, fibromyalgia, elevated cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, heart disease and more.
Q: Does he accept and bill medical insurance for his services?
A: No. Unfortunately, there is currently virtually no medical insurance coverage (including Medicare) for naturopathic medicine services in the state of Hawaii. We ask for payment at the time of each visit. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) are accepted.