Dr. Ian Cholewa looks forward to treating you and working with you for better health.
Becoming a patient is easy – you can give us a call at (808) 874-3400 or request
an appointment online, through our interactive online appointment request form.
Your First Visit
During your first visit, Dr. Cholewa will spend a great deal of time getting to know you. He will take a thorough medical and social history as the first step to gaining an understanding of the underlying causes of your condition. He believes that spending an extended time with patients is necessary for accurate identification of root causes of ill health. You can expect your first visit with Dr. Cholewa to take about an hour. He will review all of your medical records and perform a physical examination when appropriate.
Providing you with an accurate diagnosis is Dr. Cholewa’s primary concern. He utilizes the Autonomic Reflex Testing method coupled with standard laboratory tests to uncover the underlying causes of your condition. The results of the electro-diagnostic assessment serve as a baseline to monitor your treatment progress.
Individualized treatment plan
Dr. Cholewa carefully tailors your treatment program to your individual needs based on the results of an in-depth medical history and results of you diagnostic tests. At the end of each visit, you will receive a printed or electronic copy of your assessment results. You may also receive educational materials and handouts.
Most of the supplements recommended by Dr. Cholewa (with the exception of prescription items and specialized naturopathic medicines) are available at your local health food store. If you choose, you will have a chance to purchase supplements through the clinic dispensary. All the naturopathic medicines and supplements we dispense you are tested for maximum effectiveness and tolerance. Dr. Cholewa provides a guarantee of satisfaction on all dispensed naturopathic medicines and supplements: should you experience negative reactions to any of the dispensed items, you may return them for a refund.
Your Continuing Treatment
Dr. Cholewa’s naturopathic treatment provides:
- Treatment of root causes of ill health
- Correction of imbalances
- Restoration of optimal health
- Maintenance of well-being
- Prevention of illness
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 the most common root causes of dysfunction and illness such as infections, allergies and sensitivities, environmental toxins, and others.
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.