Vibrant Health of Colorado utilizes functional medicine to focus on root causes to improve health rather than using prescriptions to treat symptoms. For example, by using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), testosterone pellets and nutrition we help people live a more vibrant life. Most importantly, your overall health is essential and when you’re having problems, we are here to help!
Deanna Woodroffe, WHNP-BC
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
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Deanna Woodroffe, WHNP, is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse practitioner and the owner of Vibrant Health of Colorado. She is passionate about helping her patients create and maintain vibrant health.
Deanna has worked as a nurse practitioner for nearly 17 years and has worked with bioidentical hormones since the beginning of her career. Deanna graduated from Saint Louis University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Deanna practiced in St. Louis, MO for 13 years prior to moving to Denver.
Early in her career, Deanna often found herself frustrated with the limitations of traditional medicine in treating her patients and her own chronic symptoms. As a result, she began studying functional and integrative medicine. Subsequently, in 2012 she completed a fellowship in anti-aging and functional medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
As such, Deanna uses a functional medicine approach to help her patients obtain & maintain vibrant health. She focuses on root causes rather than treating symptoms. She utilizes nutrition, bioidentical hormone therapy, hormone pellet therapy, thyroid optimization, and the latest advancements in medicine to bring balance back to the body.
Deanna’s specialties include adolescent through menopausal gynecology, including annual well woman exams, working with birth control, STI testing and helping women through symptoms of sexual dysfunction. She also works with men in regards to their hormone balance and optimizing testosterone. She works with autoimmune disease, chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and hormone imbalance.
As a healthcare provider, Deanna is passionate about helping people with chronic conditions have a better quality of life and you will often find her speaking on such topics in her quest to educate the public on effective approaches to wellness and anti-aging.
Deanna lives in Castle Rock with her Golden Retriever, Eddy. She has two daughters, her oldest lives in Kansas City and her youngest is in school in Fort Collins. She loves travel, reading, live music, SCUBA, hiking and exploring the mountains.
Donna Clarkin, WHNP-BC
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
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As a board-certified Women‘s Health Nurse Practitioner, Donna Clarkin has practiced for more than 35 years. In fact, Donna has worked with women of all ages from puberty through menopause and beyond. She specializes in routine gynecological health care, contraceptive counseling, and hormonal imbalance. As a professional, she especially enjoys working one on one with her patients experiencing hormone imbalance, including premenstrual syndrome, perimenopause, and menopause. Firstly, she completes an extensive hormone evaluation and assesses each patient individually to determine the right type of bioidentical hormones that will optimize their health and well being. Secondly, Donna works hard to educate her patients on supplements that help to promote a healthy lifestyle so that each woman can live life to the fullest. In her free time, Donna loves to read and spend time at her family’s cabin in the mountains.
Erynn Gonzales, PA-C
Primary Care and Functional Medicine PA-C
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Erynn Gonzales, PA-C is a board-certified, licensed Physician Assistant who is passionate about helping patients achieve their health and lifestyle goals!
Erynn has worked in primary care for 14 years and counting. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in 2009, Erynn practiced Internal Medicine and Pediatrics for four years in Phoenix, AZ. During these first few years, she noticed enormous gaps in healthcare and embarked on several years of self-study in ancestral nutrition and natural healing to be able to provide more to her patients, learning how to blend conventional and functional medicine.
To further enhance her functional medical education, in 2018 she became certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association and became a Level 1-3 Restorative Wellness Practitioner. Erynn is also a certified Shape Reclaimed practitioner, which is a program we offer at Vibrant Health of Colorado to assist with weight loss and general detoxification of the body. She has also been a speaker at several nutrition conferences, a guest lecturer for the PA Program at Rocky Vista University, and an author for Paleo Magazine.
Her specialties include general primary care, gastrointestinal disease (including SIBO/dysbiosis), autoimmune disease, cardiovascular health, and metabolic disease/weight loss.
Erynn’s hobbies include spending time with her husband and family, reading, yoga, traveling, cuddling with and cleaning up toy fluff for her 4 dogs, and acting as an organizer of a Paleo Meetup group in Denver, CO.
Abbey Jones, MSN, DCNP, IFMCP
Primary Care and Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner
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Abbey Jones is a Nurse Practitioner board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She graduated from Vanderbilt University’s Master of Science in Nursing program in 2007, and prior to that she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee. Abbey has extensive experience in adult health, primary care, and general dermatology. She is certified as a functional practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine and regularly receives ongoing education regarding the latest clinical advances in conventional and preventive health, dermatology, bioidentical hormone therapy, gut health, detoxification, and immune system and inflammation. She has obtained a homeopathy practitioner certification through the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy. She has guest lectured to nursing and physician assistant students in her fields of expertise at universities such as Saint Louis University and Maryville University.
Abbey is also a Red Cross disaster relief nurse who loves to travel and has enjoyed volunteer work in underserved areas of Guatemala and Nicaragua. With a desire to educate others about health, Abbey has served as a volunteer clinical nursing preceptor for Maryville University, The University of Cincinnati, and Truman State University. Abbey loves being involved in her church and enjoys hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and enjoying the beautiful mountains of Colorado with her dog.
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
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Lisa Wessell is Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She practiced as a registered nurse in Labor & Delivery for over 20 years. Lisa graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with her Master of Nursing in Women’s Health in 2015. She is passionate about women’s healthcare and loves partnering with her patients to help them meet their health goals. Lisa specializes in all gynecological care and also works with bioidentical hormones including hormone pellets to help perimenopausal and menopausal women improve the quality of their lives.
Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Lisa moved to Colorado in 1999 with her husband Matthew. Lisa and Matthew have three children that keep them busy most days of the week. In her “free time” Lisa enjoys running, paddle boarding and skiing.
Michelle Sanders, MSN, FNP-C
Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine
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Michelle Sanders is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who loves coming alongside her patients and helping them take the next step towards changing their health trajectory, by combining the best of both functional and traditional medicine and offering her patients choice in their care.
Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Nursing from Regis University, and prior to that, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Baylor University, where she graduated top of her class.
Michelle’s journey towards functional medicine began with her own health challenges and the frustration with traditional medicine failing to address the root causes of her symptoms/condition. She was fortunate to find answers within functional and integrative medicine that helped her heal and thus began a personal and professional journey towards how she could help others through functional medicine. For four years she was fortunate to train under, and then later practice with a functional medicine doctor and a nurse practitioner in Aurora, Colorado who were practicing primary care and internal medicine from a functional medicine lens.
Her specialties and areas of interest include general primary care and managing chronic disease, gut health (including leaky gut/GERD/dysbiosis), autoimmune disease (especially thyroid disease), cardiovascular health, hormone replacement therapy and metabolic disease/weight loss. She utilizes nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes, supplements, hormone replacement therapy, research, and medications when appropriate to help patients to achieve their health goals.
Michelle lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, three children and their dog, Charlie. She loves hiking, traveling and exploring new places, gardening and always has multiple books going at a time—and one is usually about functional medicine! She is active in her church community and enjoys spending time with her neighbors. Her newest endeavors are learning to knit and propagating her indoor plants.
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Erin is a passionate and highly motivated Healthcare Manager with 15 years’ experience in Women’s Health. She has eagerly worked through each role in a medical office to develop her multifaceted approach. She brings a unique appreciation and understanding of the many roles and responsibilities that make a practice successful. Patient care, compassion, and leadership motivate and drive her daily, and together with her team, she ensures the practice provides quality and compassionate healthcare for each and every patient.
Erin is a proud Colorado native. She lives in Bennett, Colorado with her husband, 2 sons, and their many farm animals.
When Erin is not working or taking care of the farm, she is a pillar in the breast cancer community. She was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 28 years old and has been heavily involved in the breast cancer community through non-profit organizations, volunteer work, and mentoring women in all stages of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Triage and Medical Assistant
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Ellen has been a Registered Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist for 10 years. She has worked in family practice but found her passion in functional medicine, hormone replacement and gynecology and has remained in that field for the last 8 years.
Ellen was Born on the East Coast, grew up in New Mexico but found her place here in Colorado where she resides with her 4 children and grandchild.
When Ellen is not a work, she is a pillar in the recovery community. She is heavily involved in mentoring and assisting individuals with substance abuse seeking treatment, always ready to go the distance for anyone.
Her family and her children are the most important to her and a day spent with them is a beautiful day.
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Liz was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she spent most of her time with family and enjoying the Southwest. Later, she Moved to Colorado in 2014 to be closer to family and to enjoy the mountains.
She’s always had a passion for healthcare, even as a child. As such, she decided to pursue that career path and attended Concorde Career College and graduated in 2017 with her associate degree in Medical Assisting.
Liz treasures time with her husband and toddler son and enjoys spending time with her extended family. Liz is bilingual fluent in English and Spanish.
In truth, Liz believes in the philosophy of Vibrant Health of Colorado striving to make every patient feel important and well cared for.
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Danielle is a Colorado native with a passion for healthcare. She is a graduate of the University of Denver and looks forward to serving her community as a medical assistant and someday as a provider.
In her free time, Danielle likes to bake bread, hike, or just spend time with her partner and two tuxedo cats. She is especially passionate about serving women and the LGBTQ community but enjoys working with people from all walks of life.
Danielle is excited to be part of a team of intelligent, dedicated group of women at Vibrant Health. She looks forward to collaborating with the team and learning from them.
Front Desk Specialist
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Kim enjoys working directly with people. For the past six years she has been a dedicated front office coordinator in both the medical and dental fields. She is very excited to be working with the team at Vibrant Health of Colorado! Prior to working in the medical industry, she was an Elementary school teacher for 13 years and also worked as a sales representative right out of college.
Kim is a native of Colorado who grew up in the Park Hill community right in the heart of Denver. She also lived in Miami, Florida for 9 years pursuing her career.
Having been an educator, Kim is an avid reader who also loves gardening and spending time keeping fit. She spends most of her free time in the mountains with her husband, son and Mini Aussie- Addie, hiking, biking and cross country skiing.
Front Desk Specialist
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Sherry is originally from a small town in upstate New York but has been a Colorado resident for almost 30 years. She has always had an interest in health care and enjoys being part of the team at Vibrant Health of Colorado. She takes pride in being a part of a fun, focused, supportive group of women dedicated to the practice and patients.
In her free time she enjoys any outdoor activities especially if it involves water! She enjoys movies, plays, concerts and spending time with my husband, two sons, and their Westie, Sammy.
Front Desk Specialist
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Melinda was raised on a farm in Illinois. At 19 she moved to the East coast to pursue a career in the airline industry. After a couple of years she got married and started a family here in beautiful Colorado where she has lived the last 30 years.
Melinda was a stay at home mother of two boys and a girl. With the kids being adults now, she has recently rejoined the workforce in the healthcare field. She has been a front desk specialist for the last 2 years, but has recently joined Vibrant Health. She loves the employee culture and patients here, and is excited to be part of the team and future of the Vibrant family.
In her free time she loves spending time with her fiancee, working out, puzzles, baking, dining out, and looks forward to family dinner nights.