Dr. Lisa Pomerantz, ND is a registered naturopathic doctor in Colorado. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. Her passion is guiding people towards wellness in the body, mind and spirit. Dr. Lisa therefore addresses the impact of mental stress on physical disease. She helps patients work through mental-emotional challenges using Empowerment Coaching. She also loves to work with digestive issues, which are so often a root cause of inflammation and other chronic disease, as well as environmental medicine and detoxification.
Philosophy: I found Naturopathic Medicine through witnessing my father's incredible journey through pancreatic cancer. I was in awe, seeing the healing power of nature, and I wanted to bring this medicine to others. It is my belief that we cannot fully heal the body without growing the mind and expanding the spirit. My patients and I address the body through natural therapies that target not just the symptoms, but the root cause of dis-ease. We address the mind through Empowerment Coaching, which guides you towards a greater connection to yourself and to the limitless possibilities of your life. We address the spirit by connecting to the emotions, using them to show you your deepest desires and how you can find freedom through this connection. Visits with me are truly patient-centered, as I work with my patients as a team to develop an effective and sustainable treatment plan. I would be thrilled for the opportunity to walk by your side along your healing journey.
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Dr. Kimberly Nearpass, ND is a registered naturopathic doctor in Colorado. She 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, 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 that doctors do for patients, but rather healing is what patients do for themselves, with the guidance of their practitioner.
Dr. Justin Pollack, ND is a registered naturopathic doctor in Colorado. He earned his Naturopathic Doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle in 1999, and completed an accredited residency in family practice at NUNM in Portland, OR. Along with his work at the clinic, he is a professor of undergraduate science and nutrition classes at Colorado Mountain College. Two decades in practice have given him a love of helping people with digestive issues, sensitivity/allergy immune and inflammatory issues, chronic disease, endocrine energy/mood imbalances. He also loves assisting people with natural cardiovascular disease prevention, and wellness check-ups. He recently became a tick-borne chronic illness, "Lyme-literate" doctor.
Philosophy: My life's work is all about the health and wellness of people and the planet we share. Supporting you in taking responsibility for your own unique well-being and reconnecting you to your healthy best life is my passion. I am guided by your story, take the time to hear it, and ask "how can I be useful to you?" I utilize evidence-based and functional testing to guide me to the root cause of illness whenever possible. My healing methods follow the Hippocratic maxim "first do no harm", and involve removing obstacles to health such as toxicity, infection, allergy, and empowering the "vis medicatrix naturae" (intelligent self-healing ability of the body) utilizing the least invasive methods possible. That usually means dietary and lifestyle therapies, and includes the least amount of herbal, nutrient, or blended supplements/medicines necessary. I sometimes employ BioSET, a bio-energetic desensitization technique, when working with people who have sensitivities and/or allergies.
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).