Yes, my practice includes a blend of integrative medicine and therapy services. Clients sometimes choose to focus more on one aspect of care versus the other. Others prefer a holistic approach that includes aspects of integrative medicine and therapy together. We will work together to determine what is the best fit for your unique needs.
Yes, my services include counseling and therapy. Counseling and therapy are often an integral part of healing and recovery, as well as general health and wellness.
Some of my clients choose to focus on counseling/therapy work only. Others prefer more comprehensive care utilizing other services including conventional medical treatments (i.e.- prescription medications), as well as natural and complementary therapies. This allows for a more holistic approach by blending integrative medicine and therapy in your treatment.
Health and wellness can only be achieved taking into account the “whole” person, including all aspects of mind, body, spirit and lifestyle.
Together we will explore your life story and unique experiences, and learn how they have influenced your health.
In conjunction with other medical services, I offer integrative medical psychotherapy (health therapy) for patients with a variety of chronic health conditions. In our work together, we explore how mental health, social and emotional factors affect your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients that have suffered “health trauma”, we explore the psychological and emotional reactions to illness and recovery.
I am currently offering both in-person and telemedicine/online appointments by video conferencing. Both options are available for integrative medicine and therapy services, medical cannabis and CBD consultations, and consulting services.
Some clients choose to come to the office and meet in person for their initial visit, and then take advantage of telemedicine for appointments after that. Others prefer to only meet by telemedicine. We work together to find the best option to meet your specific needs.
You can find more information about telemedicine and online services here.
More detailed information about the different services offered in my practice can be found on the Services page.
Please call the office at (303) 717-2521. If I am in an appointment, feel free to leave a message on my confidential voicemail. You may also submit an online contact form through the website, and I will respond as soon as possible.
I offer prospective clients a free initial phone consultation. This is an opportunity for us to discuss your individual health concerns, and for you to gain an understanding of my practice, how I work with my clients, and whether my practice is a good fit for your needs. During this phone consultation, we will discuss how we can work together to help you address your health concerns and reach your goals.
Integrative medicine, counseling and therapy services are offered to adults of all ages, including older adults (65+), young adults, and college students. For teens (age 16+) services are offered on a case by case basis. For families with younger teens (less than 16 years old), consulting services are available.
In addition, medical cannabis and CBD consultations are available for all age groups, including minors/pediatric patients, under age 18.
Please contact the office with any questions regarding your specific needs.
No, I am not a primary care provider, and I do not offer primary care services in my practice. I am happy to work together with your PCP as part of your health care team, to coordinate your care.
I believe that maintaining a primary care provider (PCP) is an important part of your health care, and encourage all patients to have a PCP in their local area. PCPs offer services like routine health care maintenance (general physical exams), sick visits (if you get the flu, sore throat, etc), health screening tests, immunizations/vaccines, and referrals for health insurance purposes.
Many health insurance plans require you to select a PCP from their list of providers. You will need to contact your health insurance company to find out more details on this process.
My practice is strictly private pay, which means that I do not contract with health insurance companies, I do not accept or bill health insurance companies, nor accept third party payments from insurance companies/plans. Likewise, my office does not assist in filing claims with health insurance companies.
I am not a Medicare or Medicaid provider. By law, if you are a Medicaid patient, you must seek a Medicaid provider for services considered covered by Medicaid.
Payment is due at the time of service, and can be made by cash, check or credit card (including FSA and HSA cards, in most cases).
You will receive a receipt/invoice for your payment detailing the services provided.
If you have out-of-network benefits with your private health insurance plan, you may choose to submit this to your health insurance company. “Superbill” statements with diagnostic and procedural codes, can be issued to you upon request. In some cases, certain private insurance plans (not Medicare) will apply this payment to your deductible and/or offer reimbursement according to your policy details. I recommend that you check with your insurance company ahead of time, to verify any out-of-network benefits with your particular plan.
I have found that some insurance companies request additional information that is very specific and specialized to that provider. Given a large number of discrepancies between what each company requires and the time needed to meet those requests, I do not assist with the insurance reimbursement process above and beyond the receipt/invoice given at the time of service, and Superbill statements issued to you upon request.
My practice does not accept Medicaid. I am not a Medicaid provider, and do not contract with Medicaid.
By law, if you are a Medicaid patient, you must seek a Medicaid provider for services considered covered by Medicaid.
After scheduling your initial appointment, you will receive an email with a secure link to my online “client portal”.
Through the client portal, you will find the forms to complete prior to your first appointment. All of the forms are online, and can be completed electronically. If you prefer, you can print copies of the online forms for your records.
I appreciate you taking the time to complete these forms ahead of your first appointment. This information allows us to maximize our time together during your initial visit, and provide me with a greater understanding of your unique health concerns.
Please call the office at (303) 717-2521 to reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Please provide 48 hours notice for all canceled appointments. My practice policy requires a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel a scheduled appointment, or you will be billed for the regular consultation fee. Patients who “no show” for a scheduled visit, will be charged for that visit, and will need to pre-pay future appointments.
Do you offer medication assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction and dependence? Do you offer outpatient Buprenorphine treatment?
Yes, I offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of my practice. Research clearly shows the benefit of these treatments, including staying in recovery and preventing relapses.
I offer outpatient Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail) treatment for opioid addiction/dependence, for clients residing in Colorado. This is an excellent option for many patients seeking to stop using prescription painkillers, heroin, fentanyl and other opioid drugs.
I also offer treatment for alcohol dependence with medications including naltrexone.
Integrative medicine is the practice of bringing together conventional and complementary/alternative approaches to health care. Doctors who specialize in integrative medicine use both complementary/alternative therapies (“natural therapies”) and conventional treatments when necessary (like prescription medications). In recent years, the use of integrative approaches to health care has increased dramatically within healthcare settings across the United States. A growing body of research suggests that an integrative approach is effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions, including anxiety, depression, addiction, insomnia, obesity and other chronic health issues. My practice offers integrative medicine and therapy services, personalized to each client’s unique needs.
Functional Medicine explores the underlying causes of disease (root causes) in determining the best treatment options. This is done by creating a strong doctor-patient relationship while looking at the unique aspects of every patient’s body and lifestyle.
Treatments are tailored according to each person’s individual needs. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Therefore, interventions are focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms.
Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. Functional medicine works to treat illness and promote wellness.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) maintains a comprehensive website with information about medical marijuana, and the Medical Marijuana Registry (MMR). The MMR website also contains links to the online application system, and answers to FAQs about the process of getting a medical marijuana card (license) in Colorado.
You can also visit the Medical Cannabis and CBD Consultations page on this site for more information, including a list of qualifying conditions and other requirements to become a medical marijuana patient in Colorado.
Where can I find updates and information about health and safety advisories for marijuana in Colorado?
In the instance the marijuana or marijuana products have tested positive for contaminants (such as unauthorized pesticides), the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) issues a Health and Safety Advisory in order to warn the public not to consume any product they may have purchased. Go to the MED webpage link for Health and Safety Advisories for more information and a listing of advisories by date.