Dear RCWH Member,

We hope this newsletter finds you well and that you will enjoy the most recent information from Ridgway Center for Whole Health.

Membership Benefits

Direct Availability

You receive direct availability to us via cell, text, video, and messaging via member portal throughout the year – for your peace of mind. We do require clinic visits to establish care and at least one follow-up visit annually, but our HIPAA compliant telemedicine services and communication app help us to respond quickly to questions and concerns. Our small practice size enables us to make you feel like our number one priority.

Clinic access from 7 am – 7 pm, 7 days each week via key fob for picking up supplements or items after hours. Clinic open hours are Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm.

Deep discounts on Quest lab services.

In clinic lab draws, cryotherapy, IFOB, and rapid strep testing are included with Membership.

Discounted supplements are available to purchase from RCWH clinic or via your Fullscript account.

Functional Medicine Approach

What is Functional Medicine?

Personalized – You are a unique individual, and therefore so is your treatment plan.

Root Cause approach – This requires a deeper look and gathering more information than you may have experienced previously.

Natural Medicine – Our bodies require proper nutrients, exercise, and healthy stress management skills to heal properly.

Comprehensive – There are almost always multiple factors causing imbalances which create illness. We must address each one to create balance.

Cutting Edge – While using current research based methodologies to guide our journey to wellness, we are also forward thinking in how we approach the end result.

Personalized Treatment Strategies

Thorough Review – Our first objective is to obtain a full history and try to piece together what brought you to this place. During your initial consultation, we conduct a thorough review of your medical records and intake forms.

Your Story – Our functional approach looks at both the physical events as well as the life events such as stress and family circumstances that play a role in overall health and well-being. Like putting together a puzzle, every piece is valuable. This is why we look closely at your story.

Comprehensive Flexible Plan – A comprehensive plan will be presented to you which may include specialized or basic labs, imaging, or referral for needed screenings or specialist. We realize your financial concerns and busy schedule might need to be included as part of your plan and will be sensitive to this.

We have partnered with Apollo Health to offer the only Bredesen-approved protocol. AHNP programs are designed to fit anyone, whether you’re already showing symptoms or simply hoping to prevent them. The personalized report ReCODE identifies the source and subtype of your cognitive decline and provides solutions to prevent or reverse early symptoms.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)

Individuals over the age of 30 can begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, many factors (environmental, stress, genetics) contribute to the natural decline or imbalance of hormones as we age. In order to balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, we will use comprehensive lab testing and in-depth evaluation for your personalized treatment plan. BHRT can be provided via a topical cream, patch, injection (men) or pellet insertion.

Simple and Safe BHRT Pellet Therapy

Once inserted, a steady, low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. This gives the body the ability to control the release of the hormone just as it did when the ovaries and testicles were working normally. Our method utilizes a proprietary Re3PelleDoser to prescribe the precise hormones, specifically for your needs.

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Health Coach

Brittany Kunz, LPN, Certified Health Coach is available by appointment for assisting our Members with their healthy lifestyle goals. Message her through Spruce or your Member Portal to request an


Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Tools

Enjoy our mindfulness-based stress management tool Muse in the privacy of your home. If you decide to purchase one, we will pass along our $50 discount for Muse to Members. Stop by or message us if you would like to try Muse biofeedback stress management tools.

RCWH Schedule Updates

July 2020 will begin our third year of providing primary care and functional medicine services to our Members. Based on feedback from our membership, it seems we are all enjoying the many advantages of a small personalized medicine practice. Flexibility and barriers removed to communication seem to be top on the list for our members.

New! Friday hours

As we are increasing our Membership, we see the need to add more hours. You will now see more Friday morning hours available for your convenience.

Telemedicine and on-call partners

Our members who live in the Ridgway-Ouray area enjoy mostly clinic visits with occasional telemedicine visit when traveling, to review test results or for urgent needs. Our Members who do not live in the Ridgway area meet with me primarily via phone call or video visit. There are scheduled times dedicated to these types of visits and urgent calls as needed. Additionally, I continue to work a light schedule and provide phone calls and video visits when I am traveling.

Many of you have experienced telemedicine visits with me or assistance from my on-call partners when I am away. As many of you know, when I am away Brittany is at the helm taking care of the needs of the membership. This includes scheduling visits with on-call partners or scheduling telemedicine visits with me.

Our on-call partners may vary from time to time, but include:

Mindy Miller, MD

Abigail Seaver, ND

Brie Silverman, PA

As always, if you do not see an opening on the schedule for a date and time needed, send a Spruce message or call Brittany. She will do her best to accommodate you with a visit as close to your desired date and time as possible with either myself or an on-call partner in my absence.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your patience and flexibility when scheduling visits. It is our goal to provide excellent service while removing the barriers to your healthcare.

Employer Plans

Ridgway Center for Whole Health provides a high-quality affordable health care option for Employers!

Employers benefit from Direct Primary Care. Employers of large and small organizations are calling Direct Primary Care a win-win for their employees! “Studies show that patients enrolled in DPC practices have 59% fewer ER visits, spend 30% fewer days admitted to the hospital, are referred to specialists 62% less often, have 65% fewer radiology exams, and 80% fewer surgeries.” BenefitsPro. This is accomplished by shifting from a volume-based model to a patient centric, personalized approach model.

Nurse Educator & Rolfing® Structural Integration

Meet Valisha Keough, RN, BN, Certified Rolfer

As a Rolfer™ Valisha uses her hands to assist the body toward alignment in the gravitational field where it can feel more comfort and balanced. Rolfing® Structural Integration is an interactive form of therapy where the Rolfer™ works with skillful techniques of both touch and movement requests while the client works with their own breath and small movement patterns.

As a Nurse Educator, Valisha provides people with the awareness, knowledge, and support to help them make informed decisions that will positively impact daily living.  Empowering others with the tools to find ease, comfort, freedom, confidence, space and openness within their own bodies has potential to spill over into all other areas of their lives. To learn more about Valisha and Rolfing, you can visit her at