The number of patients seeking natural health care for primary care is rapidly growing because of a growing perception that conventional medicine is a side effect ridden, over-commercialized, one-size-fits-all approach to treating chronic disease.  Patients deserve an individualistic approach from a practitioner who practices conservatively, is well informed and serves as a health educator. 

Dr. James Robart

Dr. James Robart


Dr. Robart is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) and a Diplomate of American Board of Clinical Nutritionist (DABCN).  This branch of the American Chiropractic Association represents the credentials earned by chiropractic physicians who have completed 300+ hours of post-doctoral training in the use of diagnostics for both pathological and wellness evaluation.

By utilizing the same tools and examination methods as conventional medicine, Chiropractic internists are in a position to offer their patients the best, sound health care advice and assessments as primary care physicians within the complimentary health care arena.

The chiropractic internist treatment is concentrated on health restoration by promoting balance to dysfunctional systems.  This parallels with the chiropractic philosophy of the relationship between structure and function of the human body and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health.  With the use of comprehensive diagnostic tools beyond standard conventional testing, history taking and examination, the chiropractic internist’s treatment protocols typically include… 

  • Lifestyle modification  
  • Nutritional counseling  
  • Nutritional supplements  
  • Herbal therapies 
Although a chiropractic internist may intervene after a diagnosis is made, their objective is to evaluate functionally at a much earlier state, often averting the disease outcome and its secondary efforts.

Successful management of a patient with chronic illness requires knowledge of their over all health.  Imbalances in the immune, gastrointestinal, structural, hormonal and neurological system as well as psychological needs and the need for detoxification are all examined giving a truly holistic approach.

Functional Medicine Institute of the Midwest is committed to bringing affordable alternatives to conventional medicine by offering diagnostic services that include blood work (conventional panels along with food intolerance panels), EKG, pulse wave analysis (FDA approved to determine central arterial pressure in the management of cardiovascular disease), bioimpedence analysis (determines daily caloric intake needed to maintain normal body mass index and cellular function), hyperbaric chamber, salivary hormone testing and hair analysis.

What do those abbreviations mean?

Doctor of Chiropractic

A doctor of chiropractic is a person who practices chiropractic alternative medicine, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Certified Medical Examiner

Certified health care professional who perform medical exams on commercial motor vehicle drivers (truck and bus drivers). These health care professionals help save lives by reducing the risk for crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the nation’s roadways.

Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Nutritionist

A 300 hr. board certificate that grants the title Clinical Nutritionist.

The discipline of Human Clinical Nutrition applies principles derived from current biochemical and physiological scientific knowledge for the purpose of promoting optimal health while recognizing biochemical individuality.  The Certified Clinical Nutritionist assesses a person’s nutritional needs to achieve normal physiological function. Assessment includes the use of appropriate test and observations such as case history, anthropomorphic measurements, physical signs, laboratory tests, and nutrition/lifestyle analysis to determine an educational nutrition program. The educational protocol may include, among other information, nutrition / lifestyle modification, nutritive supplementation, understanding of physiological/biochemical pathways, and evoking of regenerative processes.

Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internist

Physicians are trained in modern medical diagnosis, functional medicine, and natural therapeutics.  Chiropractic physicians with a DABCI postdoctoral certification utilize conventional medical diagnostics, specialized functional testing, and holistic medicine diagnostic evaluations. DABCI physicians routinely employ methods such as blood laboratory studies, urinalyses, electrocardiograms, vascular Doppler ultrasound, spirometry, DEXA bone density testing, salivary assay hormonal and neurotransmitter tests, IgG food allergy testing, diagnostic imaging to include x-ray, CT, MRI, comprehensive gastrointestinal stool analyses, and many other diagnostic tools. A DABCI uses therapeutic methods, which emphasize conservative and minimally invasive approaches and minimize risk to the patient. Diplomates in diagnosis and internal disorders use treatments such as clinical nutrition, dietetics, exercise, vitamin and mineral supplementation, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, acupuncture, natural hormone replacement, and pharmacological counseling. Many conditions and disease states can be resolved by utilizing these

Learn the Terms


the tracing made by an electrocardiograph; also :   the procedure for producing an electrocardiogram.


Spinal decompression therapy is a modern, non-surgical traction procedure that effectively treats low back, neck, and radiating leg and arm pain. This type of traction is very successful in relieving pain associated with spinal disc herniation, degenerative spinal discs, and facet joint syndromes.

” open=”no”]” open=”no”]prolotherapy

In prolotherapy treatment, a substance is injected using a slender needle next to the site where soft tissue (ligament, tendon, muscle, fascia, joint capsule) is injured or has torn away from the bone to promote the growth of new tissue. The substance used in the prolotherapy injection is a natural irritant agent.


In the science of genetics, epigenetics is the study of cellular and physiological phenotypic trait variations that result from external or environmental factors that switch genes on and off and affect how cells express genes. Functional medicine strives to help control the external or environmental triggers. “Not changing DNA, but augmenting your genetic potential to truly prevent disease”.


is when vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are administered directly into the bloodstream (intravenously infused) through an IV drip. It is a safe, powerful and innovative therapy that supports the resolution of numerous health problems and help the cells of the body to repair, regenerate, and detoxify.


a method of treating people who are sick or in pain by pushing and moving bones in the spine and joints.


adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function.


Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the health care needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.


A medical test is a kind of medical procedure performed to detect, diagnose, or monitor diseases, disease processes, susceptibility, and determine a course of treatment. These include imaging, blood test, urine test, hair analysis, and saliva testing.