Dr. Kimberly Nearpass is a Colorado native and a 2003 graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine (formerly the National College of Naturopathic Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. She always wanted to be a physician, and growing up with an appreciation for the outdoors and nature, coupled with her experiences working in traditional cultures in southern Africa (as a Peace Corps volunteer) and Ecuador (as a rainforest naturalist guide), clarified her passion for and belief in the healing powers of nature. Dr. Nearpass chose to become a Naturopathic doctor in order to gain skill and knowledge to help patients regain true health, as gently, safely and naturally as possible. As a registered naturopathic doctor, Dr. Nearpass works with women and children, striving to identify the underlying cause of "dis-ease", through detailed history, intake and physical exam. Although ND's work with most acute and chronic conditions, Dr. Nearpass has expertise in women's issues such as menopause, irregular or difficult menses, fertility challenges and endocrine problems, including thyroid and adrenal imbalance.
Philosophy: I love my job, and the fact that my passion for nature and my Naturopathic profession align. I feel fortunate to be able to practice what I live and preach, and to come to work everyday, knowing that I am doing my very best for my patients. One important benefit of being a Naturopathic doctor is that I am able to take the time to ask detailed questions and really listen to the answers. I find that patient information is often the most valuable tool in diagnosis. Combining detailed history with physical exam and appropriate laboratory testing, enables me to determine the unique factors affecting each individual patient. Using this information, I then find it extremely important to educate patients about their imbalances, weaknesses or obstacles to health, and then make my best recommendations for restoring health and homeostasis. Healing is not something than doctors do for patients, but rather healing is what patients do for themselves, with the guidance of their practitioner.
Dr. Justin Pollack is a registered naturopathic doctor with expertise in chronic problems such as digestive issues, sensitivities and atopic/allergy issues, fatigue and endocrine imbalance, wellness check-ups, and cardiovascular care. Along with his work at the clinic, he is an associate professor of science and nutrition classes at Colorado Mountain College. He earned his ND from Bastyr University in Seattle in 1999, and completed a residency in family practice at NCNM in Portland, OR. He earned his BA at the Evergreen State College in 1990, and had an “early retirement” working as an herbalist, kayak instructor, raft guide, outdoor educator, naturalist guide and medical volunteer (in the US and Central America) between college and finishing graduate school.
Philosophy: I became a Naturopathic Doctor because of my love of the natural world, and the true healing I feel takes place there. Each person must find their own state of balance, and my work involves helping them do that. Whether it be improving wellness, or healing from disease, the approach is the same: reconnect the individual with the subtle clues their body is giving them, then strengthen the body's self-healing ability - restoring balance. Healing involves removing obstacles to health such as toxicity, infection, allergy, or malnutrition, and empowering the "vis medicatrix naturae" (intelligent self-healing ability of the body).
Dr. Eryn Scott is a Naturopathic Doctor committed to serving the diverse health needs of individuals, children and their families. She obtained her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, a four-year accredited integrative medical program and one of the nation’s leading naturopathic medical institutions. She then completed a two-year accredited residency at a pediatric and family medicine practice located outside of Seattle. There she collaborated with naturopathic doctors, midwives & lactation consultants, psychiatric nurse practitioners, acupuncturists and integrative mental health specialists in a primary care setting.
Philosophy: My clinical practice is guided by my knowledge and passion for pediatrics, family medicine and mental health. I am known for my gentle approach and ability to connect with patients of all ages, all the while providing safe and effective medical care. I routinely call upon the use of nutrition, play, botanical medicine, craniosacral therapy and mind-body medicine techniques such as mindfulness and biofeedback in order to restore health and optimize wellness. I am a member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP) and the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP).
All three doctors are registered Naturopathic Doctors (ND) in the State of Colorado, and are active members of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CoAND).