Treatment Protocols

Dr. Waldo and Dr. Spahr, integrative, genetic and functional medicine physicians, are uniquely qualified in the medical field because of their training in biochemistry, physiology and psycho-pharmacology, their extensive time in research, and their years of experience in applying basic science to the treatment of virtually every disease.  They assess biochemical malfunctions, physiology, genetics, pathogens, immune system disorders, environmental toxins, gastrointestinal concerns, hormonal issues, and inflammatory responses that occur in the body and affect your genes, physiology and brain chemicals.  They believe that addressing all of these are necessary in fighting diseases.  In addition, Dr. Waldo and Dr. Spahr place a special emphasis on treating the body as an integrated whole, searching for the common thread or links that lead to numerous pathological processes.

The vast majority of physicians treat the symptoms of diseases, usually through the use of pharmaceuticals. Advanced Integrative Physicians treat the root causes of diseases, and thus has a very good success rate of stopping disease progression, preventing diseases or curing them.  Treatment protocols include the following;

Ozone Therapy

What is it?

  • Ozone is a naturally occurring gas. Some people call it “super oxygen”; oxygen in the air we breathe consists of two oxygen molecules bound together (O2) while Ozone has three oxygen molecules (O3). Ozone is unstable – meaning it doesn’t stay in the O3 form for long – it turns quickly back into oxygen as that extra oxygen molecule will break off and find another lone oxygen to make O2.

Where does it fit in as medical treatment?

  • Ozone has been used as a medical therapy for over 50 years in Europe, and is becoming more popular among integrative clinicians in the United States. Ozone is a great immune modulator – meaning it can “wake up” the immune system for those with acute or chronic infections or it can help “calm down” the immune system for people with autoimmune conditions. It can help provide the body with the extra oxygen it needs as well as improve oxygen exchange inside the cells for cellular growth, detoxification, and repair of damaged cells. Ozone can reduce inflammation and it is anti-microbial (kills germs)!

What does it treat?

  • Ozone has been used to treat hundreds of different conditions. In fact, there are very few conditions in which Ozone would have no benefit. Ozone is most beneficial when used in conjunction with other treatment regimens.

A few examples include: 

  • Circulatory and Cardiac Conditions
    • Hypertension
    • Peripheral Artery and Vascular Diseases
    • Stroke recovery
  • Chronic Infections
    • Lyme and co-infections
    • Viruses (EBV, CMV, HHV, HPV, etc.)
    • Candida
    • Intestinal Infections/bacterial overgrowth
  • Autoimmune Conditions
    • Thyroiditis
    • Lupus
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurological Conditions
    • Neuropathies and Neuralgias
    • Dementia
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • ALS

There are various ways to utilize ozone as a medical therapy and one method or many methods may be recommended. Various factors are taken into consideration when developing a treatment protocol including the medical condition to be targeted and overall health of the individual, the patient’s age, and their ability to comply with the protocol (time and financial commitments).

Ozone Therapies

  • Ozone Sauna
    • The patient sits in a chamber in which they are exposed to moist heat (steam) and ozone gas from the neck down (the head is not in the chamber). The heat and steam open up the pores and increases the absorption of the ozone gas into the body through the skin. This is an excellent way to detoxify the body and receive the additional benefits of ozone as described above. Most patients use the sauna for 20-30 minutes 2-3 times per week.
  • Major Auto Hemo Therapy (MAHT) (IV)
    • Blood is withdrawn from the patient and diluted with saline in an IV bag. Ozone gas is then injected into the bag of blood. The ozonated blood is then infused back into the patient via IV. The condition being addressed will determine the strength and frequency of the treatments. Many times this is combined with BioPhotonic Therapy {link to info – not written yet} for added benefit.
  • Minor Auto Hemo Therapy (mAHT) (IM)
    • A small amount of blood (a few mL) is withdrawn from the patient, mixed with ozone gas, and then the ozonated blood is injected into a muscle. This type of treatment stimulates the immune system.
  • Ozone Insufflation
    • This is a method in which ozone gas is inserted into a body cavity, most commonly into the rectum. The ozone gas is absorbed into the blood stream and provides systemic benefit, but is particularly beneficial for liver detoxification.
  • Joint Injections
    • Ozone gas is injected directly into the joint (knee, elbow, shoulder, etc.). This can be done in conjunction with other therapies such as stem cells or PRP or alone. Very beneficial for alleviating chronic joint pain.


The body only requires trace amounts of certain metals to function properly.  Thus it is critical to one’s well-being that testing and treatment for heavy metals and environmental toxins take place. Chelation is a process used to remove heavy metals and environmental toxins from your body.  Most forms of chelation, especially the IV form, are extremely taxing to the body which can have a negative effect on the kidneys, liver, and other major organs. 

We determine if chelation is appropriate for you through labs, the type of metals and toxins in your body and your genetics.  If chelation is indicated, we work with you to employ a safe, unique and scientific approach to chelation, using your biochemistry and test results as a guide.  Our form of chelation is administered 24 hours a day and goes after only the amount of metals that needs to be removed from your body.  This ensures that metals are eliminated and not redeposited.  As you go through chelation, we monitor numerous systems and chemical reactions in your body to assure the dosage is correct and thus safe.  Our approach minimizes the chances of metals being redeposited and causing damage to major organs in the body.


There has been an enormous paradigm shift in the way Americans eat today versus 30 years ago.   Factory farming, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMO’s,  as well as food additives such as aspartame, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), are just a few of the changes we have seen that can wreak havoc on the human body.

It has been said that the food we eat can be the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.  Our bodies were created to eat and metabolize fresh, whole foods.   However, our modern day food supply has been curtailed to increase yields and provide efficiency.  Thus, we are seeing a parallel decline in health and rise in chronic diseases.

Organic, whole food can actually heal the body and be delicious!  Nutrition is a missing piece of the wellness puzzle.  At CHCS, we can prepare a nutritional plan that is based on your specific food allergies, genetics and biochemical deficiencies that will fuel you to better health.


Supplements are an integral part of restoring the body to optimal health.  Our bodies need vitamins, minerals and amino acids to provide us with the building blocks for proper growth and development. Unfortunately, our soil and food supply has been depleted of these vital nutrients.  To compound the issue, junk food, processed meats, sugar consumption and other environmental factors have magnified these deficiencies. 

All supplements are NOT created equal and it is important to understand the difference. There are synthetic supplements and those made from natural sources.  Synthetic supplements can include fillers, chemicals and even aspartame.  Not only are many of these supplements ineffective but can actually be harmful. 

Based on your unique lab results, genetics, toxins, biochemical malfunctions, methylation concerns, pathogens, inflammatory responses, hormone issues and immune system disorders, Dr. Waldo and Dr. Spahr prescribe a supplement plan to overcome your deficiencies and promote the healing of your body.  They carefully reviews the ingredients of every supplement he prescribes, and uses only manufacturers they believe provide the highest quality product, including purity and effectiveness.  Supplements prescribed include amino acids, vitamins, minerals and herbals designed to bypass or neutralize imbalances that impact hundreds of reactions in your body that could lead to illnesses.

Advanced Integrative Physicians creates optimal health through
cutting edge science and nutrition.