I can’t believe 2018 has come to an end, and what a year it has been. If you just recently joined Ridgway Center for Whole Health – I’m so happy to welcome you to our health conscious community. If you’ve been a Member for months already, thank you for your commitment to a new health care paradigm. We have accomplished so much together in 2018, and we are only getting started. We grew our community to include Members across the western slope from Grand Junction to Durango, welcomed over 100 new Members and celebrated countless milestones along the way.
We hope you enjoy this first edition Luminosity, A Newsletter by Ridgway Center for Whole Health. Here we will share interesting articles, research, recipes, and supplements.
And now, here’s a look at some of the incredible things we’ve done together in 2018, and plans for 2019.
Many of you have enjoyed the convenience of eliminating the need for a clinic visit by using the HIPAA compliant Spruce App for communication via text, but also through video meetings (telemedicine), phone calls, and patient portal communications.
Members are also taking advantage of their clinic access from 7 am – 7 pm, 7 days each week via key fob for picking up supplements prepared by Brittany or using the Peloton Bicycle or other fitness studio workouts (remember to schedule this through your patient portal).
Functional Medicine Approach
Shirley Olson, NP-C, IFMCP will be expanding her BHRT services to include Pellecome Re3™ Advanced Pellet Formulations. The Pellecome pellet formulations are designed to provide patients consistent and controlled hormone absorption. Pellecome Re3™ Advanced Pellet Formulations are manufactured in compliance with FDA requirements for potency, quality, and sterility according to regulations established for 503B Outsourcing Facilities to help ensure the safety and efficacy of hormone pellets. According to Pellecome, their goal “is to provide a safe and predictable method based on controlled-release technologies supported by clinical evidence”.
We have added an exciting new software called “Living Matrix,” a system developed to help practitioners and patients get the best health outcomes possible. The system incorporates the visual tools of the Timeline and Functional Medicine Matrix that provide a clearer picture. LivingMatrix enables you to easily document the unfolding phenomena that lead to ill health – a process that often occurs over many years, perhaps even a lifetime. It gives you and your practitioner the “Big Picture” so you can take the necessary steps to build back your health and get the best outcomes possible.
Some of you have received an email link to this software, and many of you will have this opportunity in 2019. Message us through Spruce or your patient portal if you would like to develop your functional medicine timeline.
We have added many new supplement lines for our health conscious Members to choose from. Our newest line, Microbiome labs has just introduced a new product: MegaMycoBalance™ which is formulated with undecylenic acid and bee propolis to support healthy yeast and fungal balance in the body. We will be adding this to our Yeast Protocol, so many of you will be receiving this product moving forward.
Same Day or Next Day Visits
Same day or next day one hour clinic visits and clinic visits as often as needed were a big hit in 2018, and, of course, this service will continue in 2019!
Personalized Treatment Strategies
Personalized treatments including dietary plan, nutritional supplements, hormonal therapies, and prescription medications will continue in 2019. We will also continue adding new services, supplements and updated treatment protocols.
Brittany Kunz, certified health coach is available by appointment in 2019 for assisting our Members with their healthy lifestyle goals. Message her today or schedule through your patient portal.
Personal Fitness Trainer
Our certified fitness instructor, Alex Ganskow has helped many health conscious members with their fitness goals, and looks forward to adding more members to his services this year.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Tools
Members experienced our mindfulness-based stress management tools Muse and HeartMath in the privacy of their homes, and some have purchased these tools (we pass along our $50 discount for Muse to Members) for continued use at home. Stop by or message us if you would like to experience Muse or HeartMath biofeedback stress management tools in the privacy of your home.
Local Members have taken advantage of full access to our private fitness studio with elliptical, free weights, kettle bells, and Peloton bike (all Members are welcome).
The Peloton Member benefits include:
- Unlimited Peloton classes on the Bike and on the go
- 20+ live classes daily and over 10,000 on-demand
- Unlimited user profiles
- A variety of class types including cycling, running, bootcamp, yoga, outdoor and more
- Includes Digital Membership (RCWH Fitness Studio)
- Instructor curated training programs
- Live workout metrics including distance, heart rate, and resistance
- Detailed workout performance dashboard
- Live and on-demand class Leaderboard
All Members have also enjoyed their deep discounts on supplements. DPC and Concierge members enjoyed 75% – 85% Quest lab discounts and in office services like lab draws, cryotherapy, IFOB, and rapid strep testing at no extra charge. In 2019 we are excited to include deep discounts on Pellecome Re3™ Advanced Pellet Formulations for our Members!