4514 Cornell Ste. B

Amarillo, Texas 79109

Tel: (806) 350-7807

A letter from Dr. Whelchel


I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! As we approach the two year anniversary of the Center for Functional Medicine (CFM), I want to thank you for coming on this journey with me.  I have seen the enormous impact functional medicine has had on people, including myself, and I truly believe that it is the future of medicine. However, I have decided to pursue a career outside of the medical field beginning next year and wanted to let you know that CFM will be closing at the end of 2020. I want to thank Family Medicine Centers (FMC) for managing my office and helping me take care of your healthcare needs.


FMC has numerous outstanding doctors that can continue to offer you state of the art medical care.  There are two doctors in particular that I would like to recommend personally.


Dr. Bruce Clarke worked with me at CFM for a year and a half. He is now full time at Family Medicine Center in Canyon. He is certified in functional medicine and can continue your current medical care with a functional medicine approach. It’s also important to note that he does not charge a monthly membership fee.  Please call 806-655-2104 if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Clarke.


If you would prefer to stay in Amarillo and don’t mind a more traditional healthcare approach, I would highly recommend Dr. Wes Nickens. I know him personally and consider him to be a good friend.  He is very compassionate and takes excellent care of his patients. Again, there’s no monthly fee to see Dr. Nickens. Please call 806-350-8980 if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nickens.


FMC Medical Foundation will retain your medical records. To obtain a copy of your medical records, please contact the administrative office at 806-355-8900. Your final invoice will be sent in December.


I cannot thank you enough for your support for me during my medical career. Some of you have been with me since I started in Amarillo in 1997. You are more than patients to me: you are family.


Please continue to invest in your health. Nothing else really matters in this world if our health is not good enough to enjoy it.


I will continue to practice at CFM until the end of the year. Please call our number, 806-350-7807, if you need any medical care or BioTE.


God bless you and thanks again,