First off, I want to thank Jim, Raven, Prescansario and anyone else that encouraged me by their kind words for Dr. Powell. They were all nothing short of true! The fact that I drove 3 hours each way and got a flat tire I still feel like my consult went exceptionally well. His office is very modest and is FAR from the ambience of the ‘cash cow’ corporation I was used to (Holtorf Medical Group). I am in NO way knocking a physician for having a 52 inch plasma on their wall for patients to view, but just stating Dr. Powells office was very simple.. once we sat down he already had a pretty detailed history on me as I sent him a narrative bio on myself to help give him a possible heads start... He did ask me a few questions, but after about 5-10 minutes in he began to focus on explaining his protocol. This was about the time I began to get impressed! When he speaks you get the strong impression that medicine is something he is very familiar with. He also spent a short time explaining a new focus of his practice which will focus on genetic side of CFS. My impression was he is gonna start offering genetic testing that will show individual kreb cycle deficiencies. This way he could be more specific with possible needed supplements. “After the genetic cause of the methylation dysfunction is determined, it can be corrected with nutritional supplements needed for the individual patient”. He believes The methylation cycle affects the body’s ability to detox, the immune system, and neurotransmitters. He is hoping this testing will eventually be affordable (as of now its $625). So after he talked about the future of genetic testing , He began to explain EVERTHING about his current protocol in detail, along with rationales. 50-60% of the things I saw on his protocol I have yet to try. This excited me! I got the impression that his protocol is pretty diverse, but one is NOT forced to utilize everything. I would say half the items he recommended me were prescription items and the other half were natural over the counter items. As for Dr. Powell, he is VERY intelligent! Does he know everything? Absolutely NOT, but no physician does! I have been to a few physicians who gave me their promise, with full confidence, that they could get me to feel better. Were they all lies? Of course they were! so any physician that THINKS they know everything that surrounds CFS is full of S@^*. If these doctors did KNOW EVERYTHING about this condition (CFS), it would NOT be called a syndrome (unknown cause)? With that said, it was refreshing that Dr. P was humble... As intelligent as he is, he will let you know all the question marks that surround these conditions and the current trend of treating them. I respected that more then anything! Dr P had spent close to an hour with me and I never got the impression time was more important then his patients! This meant a lot too. Well, I am beginning to feel as though I am rambling, but I just want to say that I really enjoyed my consultation with Dr. Powell. I walked out feeling better then any post physician consult. Though this protocol MIGHT not work for me (but I HIGHLY doubt I wont see some progression), I got the strong impression that Dr. Powell is willing to change things if needed. He seems flexible. His humility makes me believe he will be willing to change if something does not work, possibly add things in the future, and his desire to stay current on medical trends are ALL very refreshing! Would I recommend Dr. Powell to anyone including a CLOSE relative? ABSOLUTELY! There are NO guarantees that he will get me where’d I’d like to be, but I do know one thing... he is gonna do all that he can to TRY! I remember a quote Prescansario when I asked him if he’d recommend Dr. Powell... he said “just get him in your arsenal”... well, he is the most competent/compassionate doctor I have met to date and I am glad to have him on MY SIDE!