“Dr. Dan” (as most of his patients refer to him) is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and one of the few medical doctors in Colorado who is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine* and who is ReCODE 2.0 Certified.
He has a passion for working collaboratively with his patients and providing them with support and education. Seeing their health and energy improve brings him joy as does working with them to prevent future illnesses/problems.
Dr. Dan brings to Colorado Concierge Functional Medicine both expertise in Functional Medicine and extensive knowledge in primary urgent/emergency care medicine. After completing his Family Medicine Residency in 2005 he spent 14 months volunteering as medical director for a clinic in rural Ethiopia. After returning from Africa he practiced full-spectrum primary care medicine in rural Colorado providing outpatient, inpatient, emergency room, and geriatric care.
During this time he became increasingly frustrated working in the conventional medical system. He found did not have the time nor the framework to help people address their chronic health issues or help them improve their health.
He was also bothered by the close-minded nature of the Western medical system and its lack of options for people struggling with issues for which it has no good treatments such as chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. In 2013, while searching for ways to help these more complex patients, he discovered the Institute for Functional Medicine. This discovery changed the trajectory of his career and reignited his passion for medicine. Since then Dr. Dan has immersed himself in functional medicine and continues his quest to help his patients attain true vitality in life.
In April 2017 he obtained his Certification in Functional Medicine from the IFM (* certification indicates that one has done extensive training in functional medicine, has passed a rigorous test, and has completed case reviews by one’s peers).
An area that has become one of Dr. Dan’s greatest passions is in the area of improving brain function and stopping/reversing dementia and cognitive decline. This has become one of his great passions.
For 7 years Dr. Dan was the medical director of a rural nursing home and was also the primary care provider for all of the residents there. Many, if not most, of these residents, suffered from dementia. It was so sad to see these individuals who had lived amazing lives have no recollection of their past.
During this time Dr. Dan also had a member of his own family who developed a rapidly progressive dementia. He saw firsthand how devastating this was on his family and how helpless everyone felt.
In 2017 Dr. Dan heard about the work that Dr. Dale Bredesen was doing. His functional medicine approach to dementia made such sense that Dr. Dan knew he needed to learn more about his research. In that same year, he was fortunate enough to attend one of Dr. Bredesen’s training seminars and become one of the earlier providers certified in the Bredesen protocol. He has seen the development and changes in the program since and has worked with many clients and seen great results. He is now a ReCODE 2.0 certified practitioner in the Bredesen protocol for reversing cognitive decline.
He lives in Lafayette, CO with his wife Melissa and their three children. When not working he enjoys family time, travel, running, and music. He is also the medical director of Renew IV therapy in Louisville, CO.
Dr. Dan received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey in 1998. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson attaining his MD in 2002. He then did his family medicine internship and residency at Rose Medical Center in Denver from 2002-2005.
All prospective clients begin with an initial consultation.
Rachel Nkwocha is a Colorado native, wife, and mother who loves lifting weights, drinking coffee, and dancing. Professionally she is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach, Food Sensitivity and Intolerances Nutritional Advisor, and Personal Trainer. She helps people overcome their health challenges through a mindful and compassionate approach and believes in getting to the root cause of your symptoms by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual components of well-being so that your health can be the foundation for you to thrive in every area of life.
Rachel not only has the educational background to support you but is a coach who “walks the walk.” Her own health journey came after the diagnosis of a rare auto-immune condition, GBS, left her 90 % paralyzed and without answers – she began to develop many unknown health concerns such as prolonged auto-immune symptoms, and food sensitivities. She explored many aspects of well-being and began utilizing food as medicine, supplementation, movement, and massive mindset shifts in her own life. Through these changes, she has been able to improve her condition and develop peace around healing.
She is now dedicated to sharing her experience and knowledge with others so that they can experience ease and joy on their health journey.
You may work on updating your nutrition habits, movement, and mindset changes to overcome barriers, develop new habits, and reach your biggest health goals.
Additional experience: Cancer Exercise Specialist, Mindset/ Personal Development training from Landmark worldwide and Bob Proctor
Victoria Leeworthy is a Florida transplant with a bachelor’s degree in Writing & Rhetoric from the University of Central Florida and over three years of administrative experience for a major national insurance company.
She moved from her home in sunny Florida to the high desert of Colorado to leave behind the endless summer and trade it in for all four seasons. With a passion for the spiritual health of others and the planet, Colorado promised more opportunities to experience the cyclical changes of both while giving her the ability to venture out fully on her own for the very first time.
After losing one of her last surviving grandparents to Alzheimer’s in the Fall of 2021, finding Dr. Dan’s practice seemed serendipitous. She lived with her grandmother full-time and part-time during her cognitive decline and has seen first-hand how difficult Alzheimer’s can be not only for the individual but also for their closest family members. Because of this, she has such an appreciation for Dr. Dan and those like him who offer more holistic options beyond traditional Western medicine.
In her downtime, Victoria is a jack of all artistic trades, does volunteer work for Colorado’s local MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) chapter, and meets with one of many local-sanctioned Druid Groves.
Alyssa has worked in the medical field her whole career. CNA, MA, and phlebotomist she’s seen how the importance of general wellness can impact a person in the present and over time. With a passion for holistic health, she wants to help people live their best life through body, mind, and spirit.
After a years-long battle with long covid and a myriad of continually changing symptoms, she explores treatments through natural remedies and believes the Earth provides everything we need to heal. Alyssa has called Colorado home for over a decade and loves the happy healthy lifestyle that comes with it. She loves hiking, cooking, and most of all Star Wars.
We work with several different nutritionists throughout the country should we determine that more in-depth nutrition services are needed. These nutritionists charge their own rates.