Stephen W. Parcell, N.D. earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2002 from Bastyr University in Seattle. This was a four year full time program with clinic rotations and internships. Prior to this he completed pre-med coursework at the University of Vermont. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from New England College which he received in 1986. In his previous career he worked in bond trading and mutual fund sales.

Steve Parcell, ND has done additional training at the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the National Lipid Association (NLA), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) and the American Academy for Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). He is the past Vice President of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (COAND). He is board certified in anti-aging medicine through A4M. After completing a two-year internship at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Dr. Parcell completed a two-year internship in family medicine with a medical doctor.

Parcell has a strong background in medical research and is an expert in “evidence-based natural medicine.” Dr. Parcell has worked at the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research and has co-authored National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant proposals for Bastyr University. He also worked a freelance medical researcher at University of Washington Medical School. He enjoys working with medical doctors in his community and co-manages many patients with them.

He has published articles in Alternative Medicine Review, The International Journal of Integrative Medicine, Integrated Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal and Naturopathic News and Review. He also authored a chapter in the textbook entitled “Integrative Approaches to Pain” published by Humana Press and Harvard University in 2008.

He has completed a book on reversing coronary artery disease called “Dare to Live: A Naturopathic Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease”.

Area Of Focus

Preventive cardiology is an under appreciated specialty in medicine. My practice is primarily focused on science-based complementary and alternative medicine, I use scientific literature to guide my clinical decisions. One of my core interests is the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease using integrative medicine. This is the medicine of the future.

Both ultrasound and autopsy studies have found that carotid atherosclerosis correlates well with atherosclerosis elsewhere in the circulation and can be used as a marker of general atherosclerosis. Recent guidelines have given CIMT and plaque-based risk prediction a class II A recommendation.

I understand masters athletes. It helps to be one myself. I compete in Nordic skiing, cyclocross and road cycling in the Greater Denver/Boulder area. The masters athlete is not a person generally well understood by conventional doctors.  Though older athletes are generally very healthy they may put themselves at risk for heart problems.