Kelly Parcell, ND earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr university in Seattle, WA in 2000. She then went on to intern at the Tahoma Clinic ‘Docere’ (doctor as teacher), under the direction of Jonathan Wright, MD (who is often called the father of bioidentical hormones). She has extensive extracurricular training in bioidentical hormone replacement through the American Academy for Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). 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. Parcell grew up in an athletic family. Her mother went to the Olympics for alpine ski racing, and her father coached the Canadian national ski team. Ski racing was an important aspect of her upbringing and earned her a scholarship to college. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has spent many years of her life chasing finish lines in ski racing, road bike racing and triathlon between school, patient care and having kids. This background gives her intimate experience about how to help aging women optimize their health and performance.
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She 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. In her spare time you can find her writing or with her family skiing, biking and chasing finish lines.
I’m experienced in the treatment of difficult issues such as peri-menopause, mood changes, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia and low libido. I provide annual exams including PAPs, breast exams and comprehensive blood work and hormone testing.
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. I have first hand experience of what it is like to live with Auto-immune thyroiditis. My personal experience informs my keen understanding of what women are going through who live with thyroid disease. When a patient may need thyroid support, I provide an individualized process that includes detailed blood work of complete thyroid function, physical exam and consider the interactive role of the entire endocrine system.