Meet the Founder of Sponaugle Wellness Institute


Rick Sponaugle, MD is an integrative physician who attempts a more precise diagnosis through quality forensic medicine. He performs an analysis and correlation of approximately 400 numerical biomarkers. This extensive evaluation enables Dr. Sponaugle to diagnose the underlying cause of his patient’s illness.
With emphasis on environmental medicine and tick-borne infections, Dr. Sponaugle specializes in treating brain and neurological disorders that are derived from severe neurotoxicity.

The majority of our patients require simultaneous treatment for multiple medical disorders including: Mold Toxicity, Industrial Toxicity, Gut Toxicity, Lyme Disease and several additional tick and mosquito-borne infections. These “stealth” infections commonly attack the brain and neurological system.

Patients with chronic Lyme disease commonly suffer with brain and neurological issues, in addition to multiple organ dysfunction, much like hospitalized critical care patients.

Dr. Sponaugle uses the experience he acquired from working in critical care medicine for 20 years and the expertise – derived from treating thousands of patients with brain and neurological disorders – to treat Lyme disease patients.



At Sponaugle Wellness Institute, we practice integrative medicine combining the best of western medicine and natural medicine to assist the healing of patients suffering from chronic illness. Our typical patient has undergone treatment from multiple doctors and wellness centers, yet they have failed to regain their health.

These complicated patients normally suffer from multiple undiagnosed medical disorders. They require a more comprehensive diagnostic work up and a more intensive treatment than is available through routine “wellness” medicine.

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Mold and Lyme poisoning can be very awful, but Sponaugle works miracles! The team is so brilliant and they know exactly how to detox you. Also the staff is so light hearted, friendly and caring that they make it a very pleasant experience to go there. They helped me get my brain and energy back. I am the old me again, yay! Thank you for your genius Sponaugle Wellness. I highly recommend you.


Today a wonderful massage from Felicia. Overall, exceptional diagnosis and care from Dr. Sponaugle, Gary and all the direct care staff. Their knowledge base is unparalleled and they care for patients as people, not numbers. Plus, it is the only facility out of many personally tried that actually got a correct diagnosis (proper testing) and a treatment plan that worked. This place gets results. I can’t recommend it more highly.


If you are sick and all of your regular Doctors diagnosis and prescription’s are not helping or charging a thing, GO TO HIS SEMINAR to see what this place is about and what they do, it’s extremely informative and very eye opening. If some of the technical aspects are hard to follow, just understand that Dr. Sponaugle Heals and Fixes your underlying disease/issue. Instead of only treating a disease with medications that might only mask symptoms, Dr. Sponaugle works to cure a disease OR the underlying conditions which made you sick in the first place. I really felt like a brand new man after the program.


Thank God for Sponaugle Wellness Center!! My great niece was 10 years old when she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. She was very ill. She and her family spent 5 months at the center. To begin with, the treatment was bearable, but not always easy. However, she was such a trouper and was determined to get well, AND, that is EXACTLY what happened. She got well. That was 3 years ago. Taylor is now a thriving 13 year old in 7th grade and making straight A’s. She glows with health and happiness. We love how caring and informative Dr. Sponaugle and his staff have been to us. I recommend you do whatever it takes financially to get there, stay for your entire treatment, and then live your life to the fullest.


Our Treatments

Sponaugle Wellness Institute is most well-known for Lyme Disease treatment, but there are a number of other chronic conditions that we also treat. Our Founder, Dr. Rick Sponaugle is the country’s leading Lyme Disease specialist, but his expertise in brain research has led him to develop an unparalleled detoxification program to help alleviate symptoms related to chronic Lyme Disease, mold toxicity, industrial toxicity, wellness and other chronic illnesses. Click the conditions below to learn more about our treatment options and research.


Sponaugle Wellness integrates modern brain science with wellness medicine to balance and optimize brain function; this stops craving for drugs & alcohol.



Biofilm is a protective shield manufactured by invading organisms to escape attack from our antibodies and natural killer cells (immune system).


Gut Toxicity

Antibiotics that were intended for medical treatment, have unwisely been used for agricultural purposes – poultry, dairy, and stockyard beef production.


Industrial Toxicity

American industry has manufactured over 84,000 toxic chemicals since 1930, none of these toxic chemicals were God’s idea, and they are killing us.


Lyme Disease

At Sponaugle Wellness Institute, we have successfully treated Chronic Lyme Disease patients from around the world.


Mold Toxicity

Mold toxins are toxic gases produced by many indoor molds. Mold toxicity is an emerging illness that has become much more prevalent in the last 50 years.


Wheelchair Success Stories

We succeeds where others have failed. At Sponaugle Wellness Institute, patients who have been bedridden or in wheelchairs for years have hope that they will be able to walk again.

We cannot enable every patient we treat to come out of their wheelchair. However, 27 chronic Lyme disease patients have come out of their wheelchairs at Sponaugle Wellness Institute. Out of these thankful patients, 15 of them have chosen to share their stories.*

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Why Are We Sick?

American Industry Has Given Us More Than 84,000 Synthetic Chemicals Since 1930!

We have destroyed the clean environment God gave us; a land full of nutrients without man-made toxic chemicals. We are paying the price for our “progress.”

Today, we live in a land that we have poisoned. The industrial revolution made America, Canada, and many European countries extremely wealthy. However, we now suffer with many toxin-induced medical disorders that rarely existed before the 1950s. Prior to 1950, most food was less toxic and more “organic.”

*Sponaugle Wellness Institute cannot guarantee individual patient outcomes.
Treatment results will vary from patient to patient.