About us

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How will Mile High Functional Medicine help you?

Mile High Functional Medicine (MHFM) integrates the science of traditional Allopathic medicine with Functional Medicine.  Allopathic medicine, in general, only treats symptoms of illness and often does not address the underlying cause of illness or disease.  If symptoms need to be addressed, Mile High Functional Medicine offers that expertise. Where MHFM differs, is that we primarily seek to uncover root causes of illness.  Functional Medicine is the modality that accomplishes that goal. We utilize thorough medical history assessment, active listening and laboratory testing to understand the root cause of disease. It then applies innovative, safe, effective and individualized treatment modalities to provide natural, holistic healing. We can take the best of traditional medicine to alleviate symptoms, but more importantly, put you on the path to healing with a Functional approach.   

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About Jen

Jen is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C), she graduated with a Master's degree in Nursing.  She became board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2007 and worked in geriatrics and anti-aging medicine until 2014, when she became interested in Functional Medicine.  She completed her Functional Medicine certification in 2018 and holds the designation of ADAPT trained practitioner from the Kresser Institute.  Jen also received her post Masters certificate as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) in 2017.

 

Jen is grateful for discovering the Functional Medicine approach, and feels that it is the most rewarding type of medicine to practice. She is thrilled to work with patients and to be part of their transnational journey to optimal health and healing.  

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Our Promise to You

We care about your well being and will provide you with guidance, knowledge, and the tools needed to transform your health. We are here to help you achieve optimal wellness and thrive beyond your wildest imagination.

The Foundation of Health

Nutrition

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We recommend an ancestral diet of nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, whole foods.  We will work together to develop a nutrition plan that is tailored to your specific health needs.

Lifestyle

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Understanding the role of stress management, optimal sleep, and the importance of community has a significant effect on  our health. We will work on balancing these important  aspects of lifestyle, which can transform your health.

Environment

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Removing exposure to environmental toxins is key to  improving health outcomes. We will identify toxic burden, work on improving the body's innate detoxification system as well as providing tools and resources to reduce day to day exposure.  

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Our Services

Conditions We Treat

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  • Adrenal disorders
  • Alcohol Use Disorder (The Sinclair Method) 
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Bio-toxin illness- CIRS
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Infections
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders (IBS, IBD, GERD/Reflux, SIBO)
  • Environmental and Food Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Female disorders (PMS, Peri/Menopause, Infertility, PCOS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Metabolic Syndrome (Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance)
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
  • Overweight/ Weight Gain
  • Sleep/ Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Thyroid conditions (Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism)
  • Skin Conditions (Eczema, Hives, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Acne)

Who Benefits from a Functional Approach?

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  • Someone who is ready to dive deep and discover the root cause of their illness, instead of just treating their symptoms.
  • Someone who shares the motivation and dedication toward healing.
  • Someone who is open to receive guidance and shift dietary and lifestyle aspects to transform their health.
  • Someone who feels they have been let down by the conventional model of healthcare.


Our Philosophy

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We practice a revolutionary form of medicine. It is a beautiful blend of conventional knowledge and alternative practices that returns the body to a balanced state of health.

Metabolic Balance®

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What kind of weight management program?

 Metabolic Balance® is an innovative all-natural nutrition program that brings balance to your hormones, optimizes your health, and leads to a new invigorating lifestyle resulting in successful long term weight management. It is backed by over 25 years of scientific study and is managed by dedicated physicians and nutritional scientists. 

How does it work?

 

The foundation of the program is Metabolic Balance's unique capability to develop a truly personalized nutrition plan based upon an in-depth analysis of your unique blood values, medical history and personal likes and dislikes. Your personalized nutrition plan acts as your “road-map”, indicating exactly which natural foods you should eat in order to orchestrate the biochemical changes needed for reaching your desirable weight and health goals.

One on One Coaching

 You are accompanied through the four phases of your program by me, your certified Metabolic Balance® coach. As your personal coach, I will guide you toward reaching your ideal weight, avoid yo-yo dieting and helps you to embrace the amazing realization of a new healthy lifestyle and a true awareness of well-being.  

Is it safe?

 It is safe, healthy, economical and simple and has all the elements you need  to succeed.  

How do I get more information?

 I'm happy to speak with you to answer any questions or set up an initial visit.  Just click on the Patient Portal link at the top of the main page and  request a visit. Or click the link to attend one of the informational webinars. 

FAQs

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What if I just want to ask a few questions about your services?

We are happy to offer free 15 minute phone consults to see if this is a good fit for you.

What can I expect in regard to how visits are structured?

Your Initial Visit will be 45-60 minutes, this can be done in person, in my office or via telephone/video conferencing. We will discuss your primary health concerns, review your health history questionnaires and discuss laboratory tests recommended, and initial nutritional recommendations.  


Your second visit will be an in-person Case Review. This is a 60-90 minute comprehensive visit.  Prior to this visit we will review the results of your lab tests and create a Report of Findings.  We will do a physical exam, discuss the patterns that have contributed to your health concerns, outline a recommended treatment plan and recommend any further testing (if necessary). If you live outside the Denver-Metro area, you must make arrangements to travel to my office for this appointment. 

What about follow-up visits?

Once your initial treatment is underway follow up visits can be scheduled on an as needed basis, depending on your individual needs and response to treatment.  I recommend a follow up visit 6-8 weeks after your Case Review to assess how your treatment is going and what adjustments may need to be made. Follow up visits can be done in person or via telephone/video conferencing.

What are some of the laboratory tests you may order?

Laboratory tests could include a comprehensive blood chemistry panel, advanced stool testing, urine hormone and adrenal testing, organic acids testing, SIBO breath testing, evaluation of methylation processes and other markers to evaluate immune status.


-Determination of labs is highly individualized and you will have the opportunity to approve these before they are ordered.

What are the costs for your services?

Initial consult: $225 (45-60 min. visit)

Case Review: Typically a 60-90 min. (visit billed at hourly rate below).

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60 minute visit: $300

45 minute visit: $240

30 minute visit: $175

Any time over 60 minutes will be billed in 15 minute increments of $75.


-Fees are collected at the conclusion of each consultation.

-We do not take insurance of any kind.  Patients may use Health Savings Account (HSA/FSA) cards and we can provide a coded receipt of services for you to submit to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement.

Can you explain the out of pocket costs?

Functional Medicine appointments are very comprehensive visits with time dedicated to listening, discovery and learning.  The Functional approach is designed to save money in the long term by completing appropriate diagnostic tests and assessments before treatment begins. We believe in the idea of "test, don't guess", because this approach to medicine is multidimensional, and often involves various systems that affects one's health.


-Costs of labs and supplements/medications are largely dependent on severity of your condition.

Contact Us

Mile High Functional Medicine

7595 West 66th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado 80003, United

(303) 330-4875

Hours

By Appointment Only.

Feel free to log into our Patient Portal to view available dates/times (see link at the top of the webpage)

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