Welcome to the Agape Institute

Hello everyone,

I wanted to tell you a little about story so you know you are not alone in your struggle to become free of sickness and disease. I realize it stinks to be sick and not know who to go to or who to trust… Unfortunately, I get it. I have personally been through the healthcare ringer and I want you to know that will not happen at AGAPE. If we believe we can help you we will tell you, if we believe we cannot help you we will also tell you.

Allow me to tell you my story… All of my life I knew there was something different with my health however, I just couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong. I had constant sinus and ear infections that lead into asthma. Medications made no difference, but I took them anyway. Looking back that was really not a great idea. Side affects to the antibiotics caused Reflux, and Ulcerative Colitis that deteriorated my entire intestinal tract. As I got older my body started to attack me with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. The pain was most severe in my neck and back. The fatigue was almost paralyzing, it was almost impossible to get out of bed. At this point I knew I needed to do something different if I wanted better results. Medication just made me worse or it just didn’t work at all. At this time I was working as a Paramedic in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania suburbs.

Its amazing how God works, I asked Him “How can I even take care of people when I’m this sick and I know the medical system inside and out”… He said “There is a better way for you to go, I will show you.” At this point I was led to go to an Upper Cervical practitioner within the chiropractic profession. Simply – He helped me reduce my pain and suffering. However that was not the complete answer but, I was excited to say the least! I knew God Had me on the right path that would lead to my total healing.

I went on to Chiropractic school and graduated with high honors with my emphasis in Upper Cervical Care and I was excited to help as many people as I could by getting to the cause…

Unfortunately, In my first year of practice, I had and autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, almost end my life… I could not even get out of bed… I could nearly move… I thought, “I know that this is not the end. God told me “There is a better way for you to go, I will show you.”

This is when my answer came. My mentor in Upper Cervical Care, Dr. Robert Kessinger, His father, Dr. Jack Kessinger, currently at that time, was the top Functional Medicine Doctor in the world… Thank God we found him! Dr. Kessinger found the exact bio-specific cause of the autoimmune disease and mentored me to help remediate the disease process.

Needless to say once I was 100% well, you could not stop me from learning how to help all of my patients to be come well! This is why I am so impassioned! How could be? It saved my life and It has saved countless others at AGAPE Institute and beyond.

I just wanted you to know my heart before you jumped into all my degrees, accolades, postgraduate education and accomplishments.

Dr. Stephen A. Conicello, DC, PSc D., NREMTP

About the Agape Institute

Who are we?

The Agape Institute of Functional Healthcare was founded for the needs of so many people in our country, that could not get the answers in traditional healthcare. At Agape, we used of the fastest growing form of healthcare today ~ Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine looks for the cause of why your body created the problem, instead of managing your symptoms with needless drugs or surgeries for the rest of your life.

Ask yourself this question. Would you rather have your condition be Managed for the rest of your life or would you rather have it possibly reversed?

How did we get here?

Dr. Conicello and his wife Michelle were born and raised Chester County and have always called it home. We arrived back in the heart of Chester County to answer the call of so many sick and hurting people, by way of Rome, Italy. Dr. Conicello was asked to be apart of a ground breaking study with Italy’s top Cardiologist’s, Vascular and Orthopedic Surgeons on the affects of Multiple Sclerosis (Subjects with Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency) That had astounding results.

We strive diligently to get to the root cause of the problem and help you and your body to remediate what is causing the problem in the first place.” Dr. Conicello

The Agape Mission

Our Mission…

“To Help As Many People As We Can By Teaching, Mentoring and Applying God Given Healthcare Principles That Add LIFE To Years”.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00am – 12pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am -12pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 12pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Our Approach…

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a medicine that is made specifically for you. It will help treat and prevent the underlying causes of your disease. This is different from the typical removal or masking of the symptoms you normally have. The main goal is to have you work with our professionals in diagnosing the root cause of the issue and teaching you how to deal with it properly.

We’ll train you in the art and science of wellness and self-healing to properly utilize this functional medicine in dealing with your chronic illness.

Amazing chronic disease prevention

Typical chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, cancer, etc.) develop slowly. This makes the stress and emotional effects almost overbearing. It will usually be followed by poor diet, drugs, toxic environment, lack of exercise, and lack of sleep. In order for functional medicine and Agape Institute of Functional Healthcare’s practices to work, you must take the first step. You must trust us and believe in what you’re doing. Don’t let hope get in the way of preventing your disease.

Get in touch now

For the most advanced and efficient techniques and assistance for your health problems, contact Agape Institute of Functional Healthcare.