Who We Are
It's about Health..... isn't it about Time! ™
Dr. Maria T. Gentile
Dr. Gentile is a board-certified Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Specialist. She dedicated her later 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. Holly Cauthron
Dr. Cauthron is board-certified in Family Medicine with a special emphasis in Neuromuscular Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
She first decided to pursue osteopathic training after learning about the unique osteopathic philosophy on a high school field trip. As she watched family members suffer from chronic disease with little relief from standard western medicine, this philosophy resonated with her and became her driving force during her undergraduate years of study.
Dr. Cauthron earned her undergraduate degree in Biology-Chemistry from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. She then went on to earn a Master's degree in Bioethics at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended medical school at Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma and focused on rural medicine during her clinical years of study.
Dr. Cauthron completed a family medicine residency at Tahlequah City Hospital in Talaquah, Oklahoma during which she rediscovered her passion for osteopathic manipulation. She then moved to Lone Tree, CO where she devoted herself to an additional year of training in Osteopathic Manipulation at Sky Ridge Medical Center.
On her days off, she enjoys spending time discovering new places in Colorado with her husband and friends.
Lauren J. Ramsay, PA-C
Physician Assistant and Practice 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. Lauren utilizes the power of food as medicine as well as herbal treatments, selective and appropriate supplements and stress management in her approach to help people find their optimum health.
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.
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 Therapeutic 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 black belt 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.
Bethany L. Remington
Bethany brings a ray of sunshine to COIMA with her charming personality and ready smile. Her attention to detail keeps the office running smoothly. She is committed to helping you feel welcomed and comfortable with her caring and warm personality.
The Therapy Dog
Peanut is our wise old friend. She makes the patients smile and entertains them when she comes to the office.
Therapy Dog in Training
Sunny is a bright addition to our staff. Her friendly and loving nature is a natural fit.
Dedicated to the service of our patients...
the heart of our practice