Stephen W. Parcell, ND 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. Dr. Parcell holds 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 integrative medicine with Terry Grossman, MD.
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 co-founded nature med integrative medicine in 2005 and continues to see patients there. He is a strong believer in an integrative approach to patient care and enjoys working with medical doctors in his community.
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Preventive cardiology is an under-appreciated focus in health. My practice is primarily focused on science-based complementary and alternative naturopathic 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 care. 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 endurance 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.