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Hours
Monday: 8am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Patricia Bolshoun, PA-C, MMS
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Internal Medicine

Frances Palmer, MD
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Internal Medicine

Lauren Grossman, MD, MS
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Emergency Medicine

Ban Wong, PhD, L.Ac
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Internal Medicine

Jennifer Carroll, MD
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Family Medicine

After-hours appointments are available.

UCHealth Integrative Medicine Center – Central Park offers physician-managed, holistic care that emphasizes the wellness and healing of the entire person.

Please call us to schedule an appointment.

Mindful Eating Healthy Nutrition program

Are you interested in losing weight? Learning more about how to break unhealthy habits in food choices and eating behaviors? Gaining skills in mindful approaches to healthy living? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, UCHealth’s Center for Integrative Medicine has a program that may be for you.

We are offering a Mindful Eating Healthy Nutrition Group visit program for adults. This program will begin soon. It consists of ten weekly group visit classes, co-led by a physician and clinical psychologist with expertise in healthy eating, mindfulness, and clinical management of overweight, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome.

Our services

Our providers emphasize the wellness and healing of the whole person, keeping in mind the interconnectedness of your mind, spirit, and body.

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>> See an overview of our clinic

Also, ask about the integrative medicine services available at UCHealth’s Lowry internal medicine location.

A collaborative care team

Integrative medicine practitioners partner with your other health care providers at UCHealth (physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and other members of your health care team), as well as with outside providers, to help you get the most out of both Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and conventional care.

In addition to providing guidance on the incorporation of CAM therapies with conventional care, we also provide the specialty care for non-medication approaches for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

Services provided by University of Colorado Hospital.

Other specialty providers

Acupuncture

Daisy Dong-Cedar, LAc

Daisy Dong is the senior Chinese medicine practitioner and an original member of the Integrative Medicine program of UCHealth. She received her medical degree from the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and finished her acupuncture fellowship at Dongzhimen Hospital in 1990. She also received three Master’s degrees in International Health, Health Administration, and Oriental Medicine in the United States.

She was a professor at Southwest College of Acupuncture 1999-2014, teaching Clinical Herbal Pharmacology and Integrative Traumatology. She has been a clinical faculty member of the CU School of Medicine for an elective course of Integrative Medicine since 2005. Her background includes training and experience in all components of TCM including acupuncture, herbology, Tai Chi, Qi gong as well as allopathic general medicine.

Ms. Dong has experience treating acute and chronic pain, GI disorders (IBS, GERD, and chronic pelvic pain), skin conditions, stroke rehabilitation, infertility (male and female), and women’s health. She has a special interest and expertise for migraine headaches as well as cancer support care.

Nancy Nguyen, LAc

About me

I am a Denver native who enjoys spending time with my husband and two young children adventuring out in the wilderness or exploring this ever-changing city. I love exercising and practice body weight and gymnastics strength training.

Philosophy of care

I am honored to be able to help improve the health and the quality of life of patients as best I can.

Clinical interests

I specialize in women’s health including gynecology and fertility, pain management, and improving quality of life for oncology patients undergoing treatment.

Ban Wong, LAc, PhD

Dr. Wong is a second generation doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Growing up in China, he studied Chinese medicine with his father who is a teacher and a master of TCM. He also studied Tai-Chi, Qi-gong, Feng Shui, and Reflexology with renowned masters in Peking, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

After moving to Los Angeles, Dr. Wong earned his bachelor’s from the University of California, Los Angeles. A few years later, he completed his master’s and Ph.D. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in California.

Sharing his passion, Dr. Wong taught Tai Chi for Wellness Centers and he was a professor at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to being licensed in California and Colorado, Dr. Wong is certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission (NCCAOM).

He currently spends three days a week as researcher, staff acupuncturist and herbalist at the Center for Integrative Medicine at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. He practices integrative cancer care, pain management, anti-aging, fertility enhancement, general pediatrics, TCM nutritional and herbal therapy.

Dr. Wong is the designated acupuncturist for Rocky Mountain Cancer Center. He also maintains a private practice in Denver.

Chiropractic

Craig Kozak, DC

Dr. Kozak serves as part of your health care team. His primary treatment goal is the quickest and safest return to function and success in your lifestyle and activity.

Clinical interests

Manual therapies and active rehabilitation of spine and sports orthopedic problems.

Massage

Piper Gould, BS, LMT

About me

Being a massage therapist for UCHealth’s Integrative Medicine Center is fulfilling as well as challenging. I enjoy providing a service that brings a smile to almost every person I treat. Every day I am learning about different medical conditions and how I can apply massage therapy to improve one’s state of well-being and encourage healing.

Health maintenance and promotion are words I live and practice by. I enjoy being healthy by eating well, exercising daily, practicing moving meditation, and relaxing with friends and family. These assets in my life are wells that I always keep full.

Clinical interests

I am dedicated to working within the cancer patient population. Cancer treatments can be life altering and difficult physically and mentally. Oncology massage is a safe and nurturing treatment for the body and mind during and even after treatments have ended. Each session is specifically tailored to the individual’s needs and requirements. Oncology massage may reduce pain, improve sleep, encourage digestion, decrease nausea, and improve an overall sense of well-being.

Ann Mathews, CMT

Philosophy of care

Massage therapy can help you become aware of tension in your muscles. Muscle tension can be caused by emotions, patterns of activity, and postural imbalances. I will decide on the best treatment for you accordingly and will give you the information you need to be an active participant in your path toward wellness. I have worked with patients with varied health concerns including acute and chronic pain, neurological diseases, fibromyalgia, pregnancy, anxiety, joint replacements, and cancer.

Clinical interests

I am interested in empowering patients to advocate for themselves within the health system and to offer my patients the resources and knowledge they need to take steps towards health and self-care.

Research interests

Research that shows the cost effectiveness of massage therapy could change the policies of the insurance industry and make massage therapy available to more people.

Nutrition

Kristina Comer, RD

My interests are chronic disease prevention and treatment, weight loss, weight gain, sports nutrition, IBS, and general wellness.

Holly Prehn, RD

Holly is a registered dietitian and Certified Wellness Coach. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Colorado State University in 2007. She graduated from The Mayo School of Health Sciences Dietetic Internship in 2008 and has been a practicing dietitian since 2009. She went on to obtain her Wellness Coach Certification through the Mayo Clinic’s Wellness Coach Training Program in 2015. She is currently working on her associate’s degree in Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University.

Holly has experience working with people on nutrition for a variety of issues, ranging from general healthy eating to nutrition support for critical illness and just about everything in between. She currently works at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in the Integrative Medicine, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Using Diet in Epilepsy Therapy clinics.

Pharmacy

Monica Nuffer, PharmD

About me

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, woodworking, the great outdoors, and spending time with my wonderful family.

Philosophy of care

As an Integrative Medicine provider, I believe that everyone should strive to have a good personal and professional life balance, where each of us has balance in our health, love and mind/body connection.

Clinical interests

My particular interests include health and well-being for all patients. I love to provide individualized consults where I evaluate and explain the safety and efficacy, as well as pros and cons, of different herbs and supplements that you might be taking or considering taking. I take your complete medication profile into account, screen for interactions and duplications, and help to optimize pharmacotherapy treatment.

Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of health and wellness in patients taking herbal supplements. I also have a special interest in education and delivery of knowledge to future providers.

Psychology

Felicia Greher, PhD

Dr. Greher received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2006.

She has provided psychotherapy and assessment services across a variety of settings including hospitals, community clinics, rehabilitation centers, university counseling centers, and private practice. Locally, she has worked at the Denver VA Medical Center, the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, and the University of Colorado-Boulder Counseling and Psychological Services. She currently maintains her own private practice and is an associate psychologist at a family forensic psychology group practice.

Dr. Greher treats patients experiencing complex psychological and medical conditions including adjustment to acute or chronic illness or disability, stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, eating and body image issues, infertility, and perinatal and postpartum concerns. She also enjoys helping family members and health-care providers cope with stress, adjustment, or grief and loss.

She uses a relational therapy approach that integrates mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral interventions to empower clients to proactively respond to their challenges and approach their health and wellness more holistically.

Carrie Landin, PhD

About me

I love spending time with my husband, my two children, friends and family and my 82 pound golden retriever, Reggie. I run ultra-marathons, do weekly yoga and have a podcast about influential women in history.

Philosophy of care

Good mental health is not a privilege only some should have. It’s a right for all. As an Integrative Medicine psychologist, I strive to help everyone who sees me achieve their best mental health through mind-body therapy approaches. These approaches help people improve their physical, cognitive, social and emotional health through cognitive, behavioral and relational techniques.

I also work with people to improve their positive health behaviors such as increasing exercise, improving diet, improving relationship dynamics, adhering to health care plans and engaging in effective self-care. I’ve been at the UCHealth Integrative Medicine Center for 10 years, and I’ve experienced tremendous fulfillment and enjoyment in this work. I love what I do.

Clinical interests

I use mindfulness-based psychotherapy for chronic pain, anxiety, adjustment to illness and grief and loss. I’m also trained to use heart rate variability biofeedback for pain and stress management.

Research interests

I’m currently involved in mindful eating groups for weight loss and weight loss maintenance study. I have a strong interest in researching many aspects of integrative mental health and clinical health psychology.

Justin Ross, PsyD

Philosophy of care

Almost everything we do in our lives first begins as a thought. We have this amazing power to direct our lives however we choose, by first directing the inner landscape of our thoughts, attitudes and intentions. Health, wellness and thriving are thus extensions of our psychology, regardless of our current condition. Learning how to utilize core principles of psychology and mindfulness for our betterment is 100% what I’m about.

Clinical interests

Health, wellness and alignment with lifestyle to core values. Enhancing performance through psychological practices.

Meredith Shefferman, PhD

Philosophy of care

I am passionate about women’s mental health care, especially in treating women during pregnancy and postpartum. I use mindfulness-based interventions with a strong relational approach for treating individuals with anxiety disorders, PTSD/trauma, chronic illness, chronic pain, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am also level 2 trained in EMDR.

Joanne Whalen, PsyD

About me

I enjoy travelling, photography, and spending time with my family doing just about anything outdoors in Colorado.

Philosophy of care

I am a clinical psychologist with passion for helping individuals live their best lives, particularly in finding quality of life in the face of illness, pregnancy/postpartum, and stress and anxiety. I have a long history of working in healthcare settings and with medical populations including oncology, HIV/AIDS, primary care clinics. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with women during pregnancy and postpartum.

Lastly, growing up in a family of medical providers, I have a passion for supporting healthcare care professionals. I provide CBT and mindfulness-based treatments as part of our interdisciplinary team in Integrative Medicine.

Clinical interests

Mindfulness-based treatments for stress/anxiety and management of illness, treating women during pregnancy and postpartum, treating/supporting healthcare professionals.

Yoga

Carolyn Valdez, BSN, RN

About me

I am passionate about holistic and global health and love to travel. I speak both English and Spanish, one of my life goals. I am inspired spending time in the outdoors skiing and hiking with my husband, two children and my dog, Nacho.

Philosophy of care

Yoga therapy improves health and well-being through the application and the teaching of the practices of yoga. An ancient practice that now complements modern medicine, as a yoga therapist I am here to help guide you to discover your best self in body, mind and spirit.

Clinical interests

My interests include individual yoga therapy and group therapeutic yoga. I have a special interest in yoga for oncology patients, chronic pain patients and those living with chronic disease including Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.