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Dr. Whelchel is no​w accepting online patients again!  Click on the information to get started.  If you would prefer to see him in his medical office, please call 806-350-7807 or go to

Get individualized 1-on-1 help from ​Dr. Whelchel.

​If you have read ​this blog, you know that changing your diet, reducing your stress, exercising the right amount (not too much to damage your adrenals but enough to influence your hormones), taking supplements, and using the right hormones are all important... 

But do you know where to start or which area you should focus on first?

Do you know how to eat to lose weight while maintaining muscle mass while still reducing insulin and leptin levels? 

Do you know which foods can make autoimmune diseases worse? 

Do you know how to balance your diet to lower insulin & leptin levels)?

Do you know how to properly diagnose and treat GI related issues which may be reducing your thyroid function and causing you to not absorb vital nutrients? ​

Do you know how much and what kind of​ exercise you need​?

The point is - navigating these questions can be almost impossible on your own. 

That's why having ​a doctor who actually UNDERSTANDS these conditions and who has treated patients exactly like you before is invaluable. 

Please note that this membership is for Texas residents ONLY.  There are licensing restrictions for seeing patients from other states.

Here's how Dr. Whelchel can help YOU: 

  • Help you with weight loss - Weight loss will be impossible unless you know which hormones to evaluate and treat. The secret to long lasting and sustained weight loss is putting together all of the missing pieces. Few providers (doctors included) understand how this process fits together. 
  • Help to put you in the right direction with your diet - How many carbs should you eat? How much protein? How much fat is too much? Should you eat low carb if you have adrenal problems? Will the ketogenic diet help with weight loss? The right dietary advice is crucial for success and unless you have an understanding of all of these components, fixing your diet can be very difficult. 
  • Help put you on the right track to healing your thyroid - This complicated topic includes which medications may be best for your body, how to determine if you are converting T4 to T3 appropriately, which supplements to take to boost conversion/production and how it fits in to the bigger picture. 
  • Help balance your hormones for weight loss and more energy - While your thyroid is important you can't forget about estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, insulin and leptin. All of these hormones need to be balanced and in sync to get results. 
  • Help guide you in ordering and understanding your lab results and what they mean for your body -  Your lab tests are critical to understanding the "big picture". Dr. ​Whelchel goes over all lab studies with ​you to help optimize treatment plans and make sure ​you are on the right track. 
  • Help guide you in using the RIGHT supplements and nutrients - Supplements will be a required and necessary step to a complete healing program. We target supplements toward the underlying cause of your issues. 
  • Heal and manage your GI function - Despite the importance of the GI function in health many providers miss the important connection between your GI tract and your hormones. Fixing bacterial overgrowth syndromes and dysbiosis is necessary for complete healing. 
  • Help heal your metabolism - So many patients have a damaged metabolism from years of dieting and years of untreated hormone imbalances. If you don't fix your metabolism you will never lose weight and keep it off. ​Dr. Whelchel will use proven protocols to help heal your metabolism and increase your fat burn. 
  • Help reduce and manage your stress levels - Reducing and managing your stress is essential to improving your energy levels long term. 
  • Help you understand what medications may be beneficial for your body based on your results - Certain medications can actually be helpful if used for short periods of time. We will help determine if these medications will help boost your results.

​What's included with this membership subscription?

1. Welcome email with a link to schedule an appointment - When you sign up for the membership, ​you will receive a welcome email.  That email will include a welcome letter from Dr. Whelchel, more information on the membership.  It will also include a link to Dr. Whelchel's calendar which will allow you to make an appointment to visit with ​him (remember, don't make the appointment until you have all of your labwork to discuss with him).  ​It will also have a lab order that you can take to a medical lab near you to get your labwork.  Finally, it will have a link to a site where Dr. Whelchel can get you a discount on your supplements.

2.  ​An initial 1 hour ​video or phone appointment with Dr. Whelchel - During this visit, Dr. Whelchel will discuss your health goals, your past medical history, and your current medical problems.  ​In this visit he will design a treatment plan individualized just for you.  This will include:

  • His advanced approach to thyroid management - He is familiar with using NDT, T3, and SRT3 thyroid formulations.
  • His advanced approach to weight loss with a focus on leptin/insulin resistance
  • Dietary instructions including his recommended meal plans
  • Exercise recommendations including how, when, and how much you should be exercising
  • Supplement recommendations and schedule based on your specific needs
  • Advanced testing recommendations for GI function, adrenal status and nutrient status if necessary
  • Medication recommendations and prescriptions if necessary

3.  Unlimited Follow-up Visits - You and Dr. Whelchel will schedule a routine follow up appointment at the end of the initial visit.  Typically, that will be 1-3 months later, depending on your particular situation.  You will also have routine follow up appointments ​every few months to monitor your progress.  If you feel you need it, you may also schedule an additional appointment at any time using the link included with the welcome email.

4.  Unlimited E-mail Access - Dr. Whelchel's goal will be to answer any questions you may have during your appointments.  However, if any problems or questions arise between visits, you can email ​him directly.  He will usually to answer ​all emails within a day.

5.  Advanced Notification and Discounted Pricing on Any Future Programs -

​Join our Membership Program

Please note that this membership is for Texas residents ONLY.  There are licensing restrictions for seeing patients from other states.

​Frequently Asked Questions

​What happens after the purchase?

You will receive a detailed welcome email which includes all of the information to get started. This will include a lab order that you will use to get the necessary labs before your first visit.  You will also be asked to send in information such as address, phone number, current meds, and other information to Dr. Whelchel so he can import them into your medical record.

You will also be given a link to Dr. Whelchel's calendar so you can schedule your appointment.

Will this program work for me?

We have yet to have a patient that didn't improve in our program, but like anything in life we cannot guarantee results.

We can assure you that we use the most advanced treatment guidelines available and we put you front and center in the treatment plans.

Our treatment plans require effort and energy on your part and you will be an active member during the healing process.

Please do not sign up if you aren't ready to make the changes necessary in your life to finally feel better. 

Do I still need a Doctor if I use this program?

​Dr. Whelchel will serve as your hormone consultant only and will take care of anything pertaining to your hormones.  You will still need a primary care provider for all other medical issues.  If you live in or near Amarillo, Texas, it is possible to join his membership practice where he can take care of your primary cares issues as well as your hormone issues.

​How do I get labs and are they included in the price?

You will be given a comprehensive lab form that includes diagnosis codes to take to whichever lab you prefer. Most of the time these labs are covered by insurance but we can't guarantee that they will be. It is up to you to determine if your insurance will cover the labs. ​

You will receive this lab form prior to your first visit so that when you have your first visit ​Dr. Whelchel will have your labs to discuss with you.

We ​will recheck labs throughout your program as necessary as well. ​

We can also use an existing set of comprehensive labs if they are within the last 3-6 months. 

Are supplements included in the program?

Supplements will be necessary as part of your personalized program and they are not included in the price.  The price for the supplements are typically around $100-200 initially.  Dr. Whelchel will be able to get you a discounted rate on most supplements.

How soon can I get an appointment?

Dr. Whelchel has a full time wellness practice as well as the online practice.  He will try to incorporate any online patients into his daily schedule.  Most patients can get an appointment within a few days after receiving their initial labwork.

Can you guarantee that this program will work for me?

We can't guarantee that this program will work for you, but we have had amazing results so far.

Will insurance cover this?

No, this program is not covered under insurance plans. 

​What if I have more questions?

If you have further questions about how to get started please email ​Dr. Whelchel here: ​


You can also call his medical practice at the Center for Functional Medicine at 806-350-7807.

How can I get started?​

Click the link above to purchase the​ membership program.

How long will the membership last?​

​As long as you feel you need Dr. Whelchel's help.  That could be anywhere from a few months to indefinitely, depending on how quickly you reach your health goals.