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 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) and the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She was the first ND in Colorado to do pellet hormone implants. 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. In addition to starting NatureMed alongside her husband, she is a published author and continues to follow her passion of teaching others about health through patient care, writing and public speaking.
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.
My interest in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) began during my internship under the direction of Jonathan Wright, MD (the father of bioidentical hormones). I provide a truly integrative and personalized approach to BHRT for my patients utilizing hormone testing, genetic testing and careful history to enhance outcomes.
I have first hand experience of what it is like to live with Auto-immune thyroiditis. This informs my keen understanding of what women are going through who live with thyroid disease. I provide an individualized process that includes detailed complete thyroid function blood work, history and considerations of underlying health to optimize my patients response to treatment.