Colorado Osteopathic & Integrative Medicine Associates, PC
 
 
 
 
Colorado Osteopathic & Integrative
Medicine Associates, PC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who We Are

It's about Health..... isn't it about Time! ™
 
 
Dr. Gentile - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Dr. Maria T. Gentile
Osteopathic Physician
 
Dr. Gentile is a board-certified Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Specialist. She dedicated her latter years of study to this profession after osteopathic treatment helped her recover from a serious whiplash injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident in December 1992.

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Gentile stayed in her home town to complete a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Microbiology. She worked as a microbiology supervisor and breast cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and completed her premedical study at Hunter College in New York.

Dr. Gentile received her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine where she remained an extra year to teach OMM as a Predoctoral Teaching Fellow. After medical school, Dr. Gentile completed a traditional internship at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, N.J. followed by a specialty residency in Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. At St. Barnabas, she acquired extensive experience in the treatment of pregnant woman, newborns, children and medical/surgical patients of all ages.
 
Dr. Gentile is interested in the integration of standard and alternative medical philosophies. She has been board certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, the American Board of Integrative Medicine and is a member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

 
Dr. Erin M. Woessner - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Dr. Erin M. Woessner
Osteopathic Physician
 
Dr. Woessner is dually board-certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Family Medicine. She practices traditional Osteopathy including a biodynamic approach.

Dr. Woessner earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences with honors and a minor in Spanish at Grand Valley State University in Michigan after which she worked in cytogenetics in Chantilly, Virginia. Dr. Woessner earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver obtaining board certification by the ABFM and AOBFM. She practiced outpatient family medicine for 2 years before pursuing fellowship training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Eastern Main Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. She then earned her board-certification by the AOBNMM. Dr. Woessner is also Level II Certified with the Division of Worker’s Compensation and has trained in functional medicine.
 
Dr. Woessner enjoys helping her patients find their greatest healing through osteopathy in all stages of life; from the mother and unborn child to adulthood. She also has a special interest in preventive care through osteopathy and functional dentistry for children and adults.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She also loves yoga, gardening, knitting and spending time in the outdoors.

 
Lauren J. Ramsay, PA-C - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Lauren J. Ramsay, PA-C
Physician Assistant and Office Manager
 
Lauren brings greater than 30 years of medical experience to our practice, having started her career in healthcare as an EMT/Paramedic in 1980. She returned to college in 1994 to advance her medical knowledge, culminating in her graduation from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program in 2000. She earned her Masters of Science degree in 2004 with the completion of a randomized trial comparing rates of jaundice in newborns given early, frequent and exclusive breastfeeding to those following standard hospital and home care feeding regimens. Since beginning practice as a PA, Lauren has worked in the hospital setting with newborns and children, and in a children's shelter. She has also served as a project manager for a large National Cancer Institute funded lung cancer screening trial at the University of Colorado. Lauren has studied clinical homeopathy and is currently completing a Fellowship at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine with an emphasis on botanical medicine.
 

 
Maria B. Lee, L. Ac. - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Maria B. Lee, L. Ac.
Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Specialist
 
Maria studied biology at San Agustin University, worked on international biological studies and served as a volunteer nurse in her native country of Peru before moving to the United States. She completed her studies in Acupuncture, Chinese massage, and Chinese herbology at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver before receiving her Diplomate accreditation from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Maria has been registered in the State of Colorado as an acupuncturist since 2001. She is also an infertility specialist certified in the Hunyuan Method (www.hunyuan.org). Maria specializes in pain management and gynecological disorders, and also practices cosmetic acupuncture.
 

 
Reid Bruggemann, C.Hom., LMT - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Reid Bruggemann, C.Hom., LMT
 
Reid is a Classically trained Homeopath and Licensed Massage Therapist. He has been practicing for over a decade. In his practice, he has worked extensively with athletes and helped many clients recover from injury. Reid’s main focus is to address physical imbalances that cause discomfort while bringing the body back into balance to support overall health. With homeopathic treatment, Reid can address deeper and more long-standing health issues. His bodywork consists primarily of medical massage and myofascial techniques working with the nervous system to release chronic tension, chronic stress and fatigue associated with repetitive physical activity. In addition to his therapeutic training, Reid has extensive training in the practice of Yoga.
 

 
Anita K. Silsby, CMT, CPTA - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Anita K. Silsby, LMT, CPTA
Medical Massage Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistant
 
Anita has worked in therapeutic manual therapy for over 30 years and has been a massage therapist for the last 7 years. She worked for Denver Injury & Evaluation Treatment Center as a Therapuetic Massage Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistant for over 20 years until its close in June 2007. Anita brings her experience and knowledge as an elite athlete to our practice. She holds a 2nd degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, and was awarded the 1989 World Champion title from the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. Anita's treatment emphasis is on therapeutic medical massage and the promotion of health and wellbeing through preventive care.
 

 
Healthy Dog - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Peanut
The Therapy Dog
 
Peanut is our wise old friend. She makes the patients smile and entertains them when she comes to the office.
 

 
Sunny the Dog - Alternative Medicine in Denver, CO
Sunny
Therapy Dog in Training
 
Sunny is a bright new addition to our staff. Her friendly and loving nature is a natural fit.
 
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