Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.
- Birth Control Facts about birth control to help decide which type is right for you.
- Type 2 Diabetes Basic facts about type 2 diabetes & risk factors to be aware of.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Facts about carpal tunnel syndrome, including the causes and symptoms.
- Diabetic Macular Edema Facts about diabetic macular edema, including the different types.
- Fibromyalgia Facts about fibromyalgia, including the symptoms and conditions.
- Flu Facts about influenza (flu), including symptoms and vaccines.
- GERD Get the facts about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Gout Get the facts about gout, including the risk factors.
- Lupus Get the facts about lupus, including symptoms, risk factors, and the different types.
- View All Care Guides Prepare for your next visit with our extensive library of Care Guides
Dr. Michael J Powell has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Rheumatic Diseases
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
Showing 5 of 29
Sorry to hear about Dr Powells condition and closing of his office. I'm certain many patients will miss his expertise and advice.
For four years I spent most of my time in bed with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Then Doctor Powell helped me enormously with the right medicines, supplements, and diet, and I am no longer bedridden. If I nap and rest once or twice a day and don't overdo it my life is almost normal. It is no longer torture to walk from one room to the other, prepare a meal, or expend the energy to visit a friend. Dr. Powell is an excellent physician and researcher who has devoted his life to helping people like me. He has refined his protocol for Chronic Fatigue recently and it has given me a big boost. I no longer suffer from insomnia or depression.
When I first went to Dr. Powell I had severe Fibromyalgia, stomach problems, lack of energy and I could not sleep more than 2 hours a night without waking up with severe pain. After 1 1/2 years I feel better. My energy level is up. I now walk 5 miles a day. Dr. Powell cleared up a bacteria infection in my stool. He gave me vitamins which helped me feel better. Dr. Powell prescribed Trazodone which helps me sleep at night. I only wake up once during the night. Since I now sleep better I have less pain. My Thyroid is back in order and I am feeling a lot better. I highly recommend Dr Powell. After visting Dr Powell office and I lived so far away he scheduled home phone calls so he could treat me.
I would definitely recommend Dr Powell to anyone, especially someone who is frustrated with the traditional medicine approach. I first went to Dr Powell a little over a year ago and now feel better than I have in years. I have an autoimmune condition that had stumped various doctors for about 4 years: pain in my muscles and joints, a skin condition resembling psoriasis on my lower legs and swelling in my lower legs and ankles. Several doctors saw me and prescribed medication to mask the symptoms (which worked only sometimes with several negative side effects.) I was on and off Prednisone for a couple of years, which made me more vulnerable to other illnesses, swelled up my face, made me gain weight and eventually stopped being effective on fixing the problems anyway. None of my doctors knew the cause or seemingly even really tried to figure it out. The first thing Dr Powell did for me was give me hope. He explained that many autoimmune diseases are a result of a few things: genetic predisposition, deficiencies, poisons and infections. We may not be able to do anything about our genes, but there are many things we CAN do to make ourselves as healthy as possible and help alleviate or take away our existing symptoms. Dr Powell is the first doctor I've had that cared about finding a diagnosis and has been working tirelessly do so. He is both imaginative and practical. He's also the first I've ever had that has thought about and worked on my case even when I wasn't sitting in front of him in his office. I am now feeling pretty good- the swelling and psoriasis in my legs is all but gone and I haven't had the muscle and joint pain in quite a while. We are working on eliminating gut bacteria (as well as deficiencies and toxins) and it's working! I am so happy with my choice of Dr Powell and the integrative medicine approach!
I have been seeing Dr Powell and his staff for over three months. At first I was a bit skeptical having scene one doctor after another for my fibro and lower back injury. I have to say This doctor may be on to something good because I am basically free of pain. I had carpel tunnel, tarsel tunnel, pain in soft tissue and joints on top of nerve pain in my lower back due to a fall. After initial blood tests, Dr powell discussed the three phases of supplements I would need to take to lesson my fibro. We are in phase two and feeling Great! I recommend anyone who is fed up with pain killers and useless surgeries to seek out his help. The man and his staff know their medicine!
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015, 2009)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2013, 2012, 2015, 2016)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2014, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2015, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2008, 2014, 2010, 2013)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015, 2014)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
27 Years Experience
Western University Of Health Sciences
Graduated in 1991
St Vincent Hospital Medical Center
Dr. Michael J Powell accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- View by Location
Locations & Directions
Dr. Michael J Powell is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Nevada City, CA.