We are an integrative, naturopathic medical clinic in Boulder, Colorado and the only one of its kind in the area. We have four naturopathic doctors on staff. Our naturopathic doctors are all graduates of CNME accredited post-doctorate naturopathic colleges. Dr. Kelly and Steve Parcell completed internships with medical doctors after graduating from Bastyr University where they met. Both Kelly and Steve Parcell have been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Denise Clark spent over eight years working with the top Lyme disease medical doctor in the country until he retired. She is now considered the top expert in the state of Colorado. Dr. Sheila Beades is our integrative/naturopathic oncologist. She has dedicated all of her postgraduate learning to oncology and is passionate about her work. Dr. Landrey Fagan is the medical doctor we have on staff. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School and is passionate about patient centered care.
Our Naturopathic Philosophy
Every person has their own unique medical history childhood exposures, eating habits and genetic tendencies. It is our job to find the underlying cause of your medical complaints and concerns. We work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will offer the greatest benefit within your budget. By addressing the underlying cause of disease, we can optimize health, extend your “health span” and help you avert expensive medical procedures and illnesses. Your benefit is disease prevention and peace of mind. We will spend the time it takes to answer all your questions and develop a detailed, long-term treatment plan that addresses all your health concerns.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae) Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent sel f-healing process.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam) The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere) Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
- Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
- Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
- Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere) Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
Treat the Whole Person Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.
Prevention Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.
What Makes NatureMed Unique?
We “bridge the gap” between conventional and alternative medicine. We are experts in naturopathic, alternative, functional, complementary, integrative and holistic medicine. This training and experience allows us to provide the best of both worlds. We offer prescriptions as well as nutritional and herbal therapies to achieve results. We work together in the clinic as a team with the other medical providers to give comprehensive care. We work with other medical providers and specialists in the greater Denver area and frequently comanage cases with them. NatureMed is the largest medical doctor/naturopathic doctor collaboration practice in the United States. We are family owned and founded in 2005.
Individual doctor bios can be found under the “about us” tab.