Kelly Parcell, ND has always been interested in health and as a child she aspired to be a teacher. One of her favorite naturopathic principles is ‘Docere’ (doctor as teacher) which she practices every day with  her patients.

Dr. Parcell grew up in an athletic family. Her mother was the youngest star of the Canadian national ski team, and her father, along with his own racing career, was the Canadian ski team coach. Ski racing was an important aspect of her upbringing and earned her a scholarship to college. She received a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1990, and she spent 6 years chasing finish lines as a Cat II road bike racer.

Dr. Parcell earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle in 2000. She then went on to intern at the Tahoma clinic under the direction of Jonathan Wright, MD (the father of bioidentical hormones). She has extensive extracurricular training in bioidentical hormone replacement through the American Academy for Anti-aging Medicine (A4M) and has attended many conferences in women’s health by expert Tori Hudson, ND. She is also trained in hormone pellet implant therapy. Dr. Parcell is a member of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (COAND) as well as the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).

Dr. Kelly Parcell’s practice is guided by the principles of naturopathic medicine. These principles are:

  • The Healing Power of Nature: Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
  • Identify and Treat the Causes: Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
  • First Do No Harm: Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
  • Doctor as Teacher: Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
  • Treat the Whole Person: View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
  • Prevention: Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention

Dr. Parcell believes that in order to help others achieve health, she must practice what she preaches. She is inspired daily by her husband and two children (16 year old and 12 year old) to be the best she can be and live a long and strong life.

Area Of Focus

I provide annual exams including PAPs, breast exams and blood work. I’m experienced in the treatment of difficult issues such as menopause, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia and low libido.

I trained in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy under the direction of Jonathan Wright, MD (the father of bioidentical hormones). With my colleagues, I provide a truly integrative approach to BHRT for my patients.

One in 13 Americans have thyroid disorders and 1 in 20 are undiagnosed in the USA. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with thyroid disease in their lifetime. When a patient may need thyroid support, I provide an individualized process that includes comprehensive blood work, a physical exam and discussion of symptoms.