All video testimonials are TCI patients who volunteered to tell their story without compensation.
Greetings Dr. C,
Hope you're enjoying the warm weather. I know I sure am. I wanted to give you an update on my progress. After 5 months, counting from January, 2014, I'm happy to tell you if I'm not 100% healed then I'm 99% healed. I feel terrific. Still working out, eating healthy and enjoying life.
I no longer have that weird sensation of my facial skin crawling and haven't had it for a while now. I sleep well, my endorphin production is back and I feel better than I have in 20 years. This is not an embellishment whatsoever either. I'm actually in better shape than I was at 28 years old. Not only did I go through your program but I made a complete lifestyle change. I went from almost 230lbs to 164lbs getting all the fat off. Then, when I started to feel a little better added working out and cardio. I've since gained back to 185lbs and have stayed at that weight. All the pounds I added were muscle.
I take Vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E, zinc, a multi-vitamin, biotin and fish oil. I would highly recommend to anyone going through your program to start working out. Even if it's just walking around the block or riding a bike. Once I started physical activity daily I started to feel that much better quicker.
Also I'm in the middle of opening up a restaurant. I thought about a franchise but have decided to go it my own. I'm up for the challenge. Thankfully I have experience.
I also wanted to thank you and your staff for getting me through the toughest 45 days of my life. You always showed me kindness and concern and for that I will always be appreciative. It was very hard but I always held out hope that the next day would be easier and it was. I thought because of my MS that I would have this ball and chain around my neck for the rest of my life. And that wasn't a happy feeling whatsoever. If I had known how well this would work out I would have gone through it several years ago. Your service is worth a million dollars in my opinion.
So here we are 5 months out and I'm loving life and all the things that come with it thanks to you. I'm more active than I've been since I can't remember when and excited for what the future holds for me and my family.
So best wishes to you and your staff. The world needs more Doctor C's in it. You're the best.
I was a patient in 1999. I am aware of the kindness, compassion, non-judgment of Dr. Coleman. On this occasion, I required (again) treatment for opiate dependence; I wouldn't consider any other provider. I am delighted the practice has expanded to include two NP Providers… Joan & Courtney - both are top notch professionals. I am in the very best place to receive medical care & SA treatment. I have total confidence in the Practice. The detox nurse is wonderful as are all members of your team.
The Detox is totally comfortable (I experienced “amnesia” on those three days + the two days following) The focus on total abstinence rather than harm reduction strategies. (My detox with another company in Florida, in 2005, involved Suboxone…16 mg/day for 30 days, then, I was sent home with a 30 day supply and told "find a provider to prescribe on a maintenance basis”). Right....No such luck… and this decision was made for me without asking what I wanted. I suffered horribly when that prescription ran out.
I recommend the Implant (could be removed if emergency or a necessary surgery required). The injection, while more agreeable esthetically, does not offer that option.
For impulsive individuals (like myself), this provides a form of insurance as I reestablish my sobriety and rebuild a full life and manifest the joy and peace every person deserves to experience.
Life buffets us all; escape through substance use is an illusion and a potentially deadly choice. This implant is saving my life. I am so delighted to be a client of the Practice. I have the utmost confidence in the entire team.
Joan & Courtney Rock!!!!! And, of course, Dr. C...thank you for your lifelong dedication to treating opiate dependence and your innovation in developing the AOD and Naltrexone implant.
If anyone I know ever struggles getting off of benzo's, this is the ONLY way I would tell them it is possible. I have tried many other ways and this worked wonders.
Professional and knowledge staff. Did everything possible to keep my son comfortable. Sent us home with enough information to carry on treatment. Always available to answer questions.
Personal concern by staff and taking the extra time needed for counseling, listening to the patient's concerns were upper most important and dealt with in an honest and empathetic manner.
After finally making the decision to go through your program, it has proven to be one of the best decisions of my life. Every fear I had or could imagine...your team made them all go away!
You made it possible for me to get my life back, both physically and mentally! My family and I will be forever grateful to each of those there who cared.
I would like this to be posted on the Coleman Institute website to be shared;
I want to thank Dr. Rosenfield and the staff in Seattle for giving me my life back.
I felt lost and now I am found. I was losing hope that I would never be able to achieve sobriety from Valium, but I can happily say I have reached my goal.
Dr. Rosenfield made the impossible possible and I cannot thank him enough. If anyone reading this is struggling like I did to withdraw from benzo's, the money spent is worth every penny.
I am me again. I can do things that I thought were forever lost, things I love. It is hard work, but very worth it and any nervousness I had was dissipated the first time I met with the staff.
Thank you for changing my life!
My apologies for not writing you earlier ~ thank-you so much, Dr. Glatt and your wonderful staff for the great treatment for my son. You, Dr. Glatt, and everyone on your staff was wonderful to work with and so kind and patient. That was a very difficult time for us and my son was a difficult patient. I'm happy to report that he is doing well, staying clean, and will hopefully be headed to work on a fishing tender(boat) in a few weeks.
Dear Dr. Coleman:
Thank you for giving me back my life. I had suffered for years under the dependency of drugs, specifically Ativan. Your detox program made me free in one week. I am ecstatic with my drug free life.
My energy level has increased dramatically. I am so happy and it was very easy.
I was so afraid, but the non addictive meds you gave me helped make it all possible.
Thank you so much for my new life.
Dear Dr. Rosenfield and Staff:
Thank you all for having made my recovery possible. I honestly could never have achieved that all important goal of mine alone. You were all so very kind to me and patient with me. I will never forget that.
I am a new person now and everyone sees it. That is not to say that my like is walked down the primrose path, but I am finally starting to live rather than just surviving. I can now participate in things which I had thought were lost to me forever. I am also grateful for your help and care!
The Coleman Institute and your detox procedure has been a blessing for my son and for our family. The staff members and Doctor Coleman are the absolutely best professional medical team our family has ever worked with.
Sincere, kind and very knowledgeable with regards to the addiction issue that plagued our family.
Thank all of you so very much for helping our son regain his life and happiness; we can certainly tell from working with each and every one of you that this is not just a job for each of you; it's a mission, because we felt the love in your heart for us.
I went through your detox program twice with the implant. I failed miserably at my first try at your program after a few months (my fault). The second time, I tried your program, and as a fool, I tried to relapse during 4-5day detox but didn't only because was taken from me. A true junkie refuses to let go of his bag but I did that night.
You upped my detox a day early and put the implant in me. I felt horrible for months (no sleep) but I followed up for a year with it.
I want to say it was end of 2008, possibly 2007. My life was such a fog, I can't even remember. Since that last detox with you, I have remained clean and have no desire or thoughts to ever want to again after 10 years of misery. Your program played a big part in my recovery, but your honesty and kind straight forwardness made things sink in my head that it was time to hang it up after countless cheats with death.
You can't remember every patient that comes through, but I never got to say thank you for giving me my life back. It is greatly appreciated more than you will ever know....
Thx Courtney for checking in, my son is doing great!!! I removed his stitches last night, he left his girlfriend, who also had a substance abuse problem, and he moved in with me for now. He has a very clear head. Thank you all so much for giving my son back to me, I missed him so much! I will be sending some pictures for you to share! Coleman group rocks!!!!
PS: We are back at the gym!
Dear Coleman Institute Staff,
My husband and I were at Coleman Institute with our son. I wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience the entire process was. I didn’t know what to expect when I got there, but everything was above and beyond my expectations. In all my years seeing different medical professionals in many different offices, yours was the most impressive I have ever been to. Your facility atmosphere was warm, clean and comfortable, the staff friendly, helpful and caring and the entire process ran smoothly right down to the last detail.
I was very impressed with how knowledgeable and well-spoken both Courtney and Joan were. Jen was there every step of the way, answering all of our questions and made us feel right at home. There was also another nurse, Trupti; she was the first face we saw upon arrival and was also very kind and gentle to our son. Then, there was Chris, who was very easy to talk to and get to know, his friendly face, helpful suggestions and encouragement will always be remembered. Even though we didn’t spend much time with Dr. Coleman, it was a pleasure to meet him and talk with him on our last day. We didn’t have the chance to meet Jennifer Pius while we were there, but have spoken and emailed her before and after our visit, and she has been a wonderful help throughout the process. You are an amazing team of people who work together flawlessly, and I hope at the end of every day you feel good about the work you are all doing.
It’s been one month and our son is doing great. He’s seeing clearly for the first time in a long time, and it’s been wonderful to see all the changes in him over these four weeks. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate having our son back again. I feel like he has been given another chance in life, that he couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.
Thank you all for everything you do; for your compassion, your knowledge, and for putting together this amazing program. I hope that you continue to have success in bringing this program into other states across the country in order to reach out to as many people as you can!
The entire staff was kind and understanding. Every question I had was answered honestly and completely. Great care was given to ensure I was kept comfortable. The staff's kindness was shown to my family as well. Having a private room for me where my family could be by my side the entire time meant a lot. Excellent and professional care was given, yet it was a relaxing atmosphere. The entire experience, from the first phone call with my 1,000 questions thru the entire treatment was excellent.
The chip (implant) worked exactly as it was explained to me. I have no cravings! I am 3 months clean! I am back to enjoying life instead of being ruled by an addiction. One of the best decisions I have ever made!
You will not regret it! It will be the best decision you ever make! This treatment really does work! Even though it was scary at first, you will be treated with respect, kindness by caring and professional team! Everything went a lot better than I had imagined. There was prompt care given to keep me comfortable.
I would, have and do recommend this treatment to anyone that is even thinking about it because of the one simple fact that IT REALLY DOES WORK!
Again, I say, after finally making the decision to go through your program has proven to be one of the best decisions of my life. Every fear I had or could imagine...your team made them all go away! You made it possible for me to get my life back, both physically and mentally! My family and I will be forever grateful to each of those there who cared.
Dear Coleman Family:
I am just writing this yearly thank you note because, honestly, I cannot give you enough thanks for “saving me”. I know that the best doctors and staff like you all are not easy to find.
You were all so amazing with extreme kindness and patience in dealing with me as I was getting clean. I know I was tough at times, but I owe you all by becoming a successful Addiction MD, so I can be helping others as you helped me. As you know, my overall health is fantastic and I am 7 years clean!
Thanks for inspiring me!
It’s good to know warm, considerate people who try to help others in all that they do…people whose lives show the meaning of God’s love. It is good to know a person like you.
This card says it all. I am blessed to have met you and thank your for too many things to name. With warm wishes and enormous respect.
To Dr. Coleman, Joan, Courtney, Jenn and Natalie:
Thank you so much for your kindness shown to us while we were at your office. Thanks Jenn so much for your jumper cables….you are the greatest!
We will never forget you!