Meet Dr. Lance Carroll, Optimum Health Enterprises’ Holistic Medical Practitioner
Optimum Health Enterprises (OHE) is a third-party vendor who offers colon hydrotherapy services at OHI San Diego and OHI Austin. In Texas, prescriptions are required to receive a colonic, therefore OHE provides practice management for a licensed medical doctor, Dr. Lance Carroll, to supervise colonic services at OHI Austin.
Get to know Dr. Lance Carroll with our quick Q&A…
Q. Give our guests a little background on yourself.
A. I grew up in New Mexico. In college, I studied the medicine of Native Americans and Eastern thought. I got my undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University. I was a research assistant at Harvard Medical School, where we studied circadian rhythms in astronauts on night shuttle launches in conjunction with NASA. I received my medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine. As part of my medical education, I studied infectious disease, surgery and obstetrics at The University of Cartagena School of Medicine, Cartagena, Colombia. I did my Residency in Austin, TX, where I was Chief Resident. I currently practice Family Medicine with an emphasis in psychiatry and internal medicine. For my private clients, I provide a holistic medical approach to their conditions, with the focus on functional medicine or Ayurvedic medicine. Part of Ayurvedic medicine is to cleanse the body, and to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. I also practice medicine in several specialized facilities. I work as a consultant at the Shalom Center, a center for those of faith from all over the world. In addition, I work in hospitals and treatment centers for those with moderate to severe mental illness and addiction issues.
Q. Why did you join Optimum Health Enterprises (OHE)?
A. I met Rev Russell Nees in 1998 at a rotary club meeting in Smithville, TX. He shared his vision of health with me, and we spoke at length about melding our fields. From my first visit to OHI, I was immediately taken with the place. I feel it’s the missing piece of the medical puzzle to long-lasting good health. Russell and I went on to become great friends. I was asked to join the staff of OHE to oversee the colon hydrotherapy department at OHI Austin. I’ve been there for over 15 years. Many on the staff at OHI Austin have been working together for decades, so we are truly a family. Each week, the guests that come through those doors become part of our family. It’s quite a remarkable place to work.
Q. What’s changed at OHI Austin since you first joined the staff in 2005?
A. The only thing that’s changed is they now have Wi-Fi. (laughs) Seriously, when a program is this remarkable, you shouldn’t change a thing. People come to OHI Austin for a variety of reasons, and many of them have health opportunities they want to focus on. Our team always puts the guest’s safety first, so we assess a guest’s health to see if they are a good candidate for colon hydrotherapy. Overall, guests come to OHI Austin looking for healing. Once they experience the program, they keep coming back…and coming back…and coming back. It is literally a transformative experience for those that choose to embrace the program. How can you argue with a complete body/mind/spirit transformation?
Q. How do you interact with OHI guests?
A. Guests at the Austin campus who are interested in receiving colon hydrotherapy start with the initial screening, and then I meet with them to learn more about their goals for their time at OHI. I want to assess whether our colon hydrotherapy services will add real value to their experience. At OHI, the focus is on the body/mind/spirit connection, and in my opinion colon hydrotherapy is a way for some to reconnect with their own body. Contraindications include conditions that affect the kidneys, gastrointestinal, cardiac, and brain. Those who are underweight, have an eating disorder, or dementia are not candidates for colon hydrotherapy. It is my goal to always ensure colonics are given in a healthy and safe manner.
Q. What does colon hydrotherapy do for the body?
A. Colon hydrotherapy assists in hydrating the body.
Q. Any final thoughts as you join the OHI team?
A. The body/mind/spirit detox at OHI is the transformational experience of a lifetime. Words don’t do it justice. Commit to the 3-week program, and you will truly understand. It is a great way for individuals to reconnect with themselves, and enrich the lives of the people around them.
Thank you for all you do, Dr. Carroll. We are so grateful to have you as a long-time member of our staff.
Although colon hydrotherapy services are not required or an essential part of our holistic healing program, they are readily available to you if you choose to add them and enhance your experience. These services are delivered by professionals on-site for your convenience and many of our patients find that they really heighten the benefits of the program. While colonic services are available daily, it is best to schedule appointments in advance, as sessions fill up quickly.