Dr. Maria T. Gentile
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. Dr. Gentile is interested in the integration of standard and alternative medical philosophies. She has been certified by the American Board of Holistic Medicine and is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association.
Lauren J. Ramsay, PA-C
Physician Assistant and Office Manager
Lauren brings greater than 20 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 recently served as a project manager for a large National Cancer Institute funded lung cancer screening trial site at the University of Colorado. In addition to pediatric care, she is interested in an integrative and holistic approach to medicine and hopes to add to the growing body of research in this area.
Stefany R. Carstensen, FNP-C
Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Stefany received her Bachelor's and Master's of Nursing at CU Health Sciences Center. She has over 12 years of experience in nursing in a wide variety of practice settings. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse prior to receiving her Nurse Practitioner degree. Stefany’s passion is to provide a balance of holistic and integrative primary care along with traditional medicine to better help her patients of all ages, from infancy to advanced adulthood. This includes nutritional approaches to chronic disease management and the integration of nutritional therapies into everyday care. She strongly believes in building a healthcare partnership with her patients that is respectful and open, honoring the knowledge and ability each individual has for making their own healthcare decisions. Outside of the practice setting, Stefany enjoys being outdoors - running, hiking and camping. Stefany is proud to be a Colorado native.
Maria B. Lee, L. Ac.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.
Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Specialist
Anita K. Silsby, CMT, CPTA Medical Massage Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistant
Anita has worked in therapeutic manual therapy for almost 20 years and has been a massage therapist for the last 7 years. She worked for Denver Injury & Evaluation Treeatment 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.
Carmen H. WasiniakAdministrative Assistant and Front Desk Leader
Carmen is our patients' main point of contact at the front desk. She will help with your scheduling, answer your questions and take care of your billing and authorization issues.
The Therapy Dog
Peanut makes the patients smile and entertains them when she comes to the office.
Dedicated to the service of our patients...
the heart of our practice