Functional Medicine Consultant: Dr. Jill Carnahan

Dr. Jill is Your Functional Medicine Expert! She uses functional medicine help you find answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms.

Dr. Jill will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through cutting edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to your specific needs as an individual.

Dr. Jill may use diet, supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat your illness but will seek the most gentle way to help your body restore balance along with the least invasive treatment possible.

She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by working with you! Dr. Carnahan moved to Boulder Colorado in 2010 joining medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree.

Dr. Jill recently opened her own practice, Flatiron Functional Medicine in Louisville, CO, to offer more services. She is accepting new patients by referral only.

Dr. Carnahan is board certified in both Family Medicine (2006) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (2005). She founded the Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in 2009 and worked there as Integrative Medical Director until October 2010.

She completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center and received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Jill Carnahan, MD
Jill Carnahan, MD
Undergraduate Education
  • University of Illinois Champagin-Urbana 1998
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in BioEngineering
Medical Education
  • Graduated with honors from Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine 2003
Board Certifications
  • ABFM: American Board Family Medicine
  • ABIHM: American Board Integrative Holistic Medicine
Residency
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Residency in Family Practice 2006

Inquire about making an appointment to see Dr. Jill

As of 1/1/17, Dr. Jill is currently not accepting new patients… feel free to check back in 6-12 months.

Massage Therapist: Rene Geerdes

Rene’s philosophy stems from the words of Leigh Hunt, “The Ground Work For All Happiness is Good Health” and she is dedicated to providing her clients with a high standard of treatments and long term care. Rene has over 16 years of experience in Massage Therapy. She was Certified from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis in 1999, became a Board certified therapist (NCBTMB) in 2009, and is insured through ABMP.

She has also trained with Chiropractors, Sports and Physical Therapists, and Medical Professionals. Modalities of treatment include Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Myo-Facial Release, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Soft Tissue Massage, Active and Passive Joint Manipulation, Prenatal and Geriatric Massage. Each treatment is customized per client per treatment to address either Chronic Pain patterns, recovery from injury (to add to a clients Physical Therapy protocols) or just a relaxing deep cognitive and emotional unwinding.

For Rene, massage is more than a livelihood as she grew up with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and has first hand experience with chronic pain. She knows the remarkable benefits of massage and nutrition. She believes that continuing education is imperative to her practice and skill. Rene continues to study numerous manual therapies to address chronic pain, experiments with nutrition, and challenging her physicality which she brings to her practice.

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Rene Geerdes
Rene Geerdes, LMT, NCBTM
Treatments Include:
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myo-Facial Release
  • Sports Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Active & Passive Joint Manipulation
  • Prenatal & Geriatric Massage
Functional Medicine Nutritionist: Judy

Judy is a pediatric nutrition specialist. She is a licensed registered dietitian with graduate and undergraduate degrees in nutrition and public health from the University of Vermont and University of Hawai’i. Her passion for all things nutrition began in high school when she discovered soccer – back when girls didn’t play – and how much stronger her game could be. Not only did Judy go on to letter in varsity collegiate Division I women’s soccer back when few schools even had teams, she won the Division 1 USASA National Cup title in her 30s with her Oahu-based team. All the while, she completed her graduate work and dietetic rotations across sites in Honolulu and Boston – and even managed to create, fund, write, and produce a television program on the unique mix of people herbs, and plant foods thriving in Oahu’s community food gardens. She went on to work in outpatient care for Kaiser Foundation Hospital, as a nutrition educator for a large health insurer, and as a grant write for a non-profit comprehensive care clinic.

Though she completed her degrees and RD in 1989, her real calling emerged with the birth of her son in 1996. He showed deep challenges from birth for feeding, growth, allergy, and more – and none of her pediatric providers could help. She dug into her training and expanded it, to help him and other children enjoy wellness and their full potential through integrative nutrition. Judy became a pioneer among dietitians in using functional nutrition for babies and kids with these problems. She authored the first accredited module for dietitians on nutrition and autism in 2008, has lectured widely for several national associations serving families with autism, and has authored three books on using nutrition to help special needs kids thrive. Her client families include those challenged by autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies, feeding and growth concerns, behavior/mood/learning concerns, constipation, and more who are ready for a whole food, whole body, functional nutrition approach.

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Functional Medicine Nutrition with JudyJudy Converse
Functional Medicine Nutrition with Judy Converse, MPH RD LD
Treatments Include:
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Feeding & Growth Concerns
  • Behavior/Mood/Learning Concerns
  • Constipation
  • Functional Nutrition Approach
Functional Medicine Nutritionist: Megan

Megan is a Registered Dietitian who received her degree from Colorado State University in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Her post grad work was done in Boulder, Colorado through the University of Delaware. She has had a private practice for 9 years displaying a vast diversity of clientele seeking her expertise. She continues her education at various conferences and seminars throughout the country mainly through The Institute of Functional Medicine. She focuses on wellness, gastrointestinal distress, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, athletes, and food allergies.

Megan has several years of personal and professional experience. Starting out in a heart clinic and getting experience at a cancer center as well as in alternative therapies, Megan has also has a passion for sport. Her clients include professional and amateur athletes, people with cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, allergies, autoimmune disease, weight imbalance, etc. She enjoys the diversity that exists amongst her clients; some are fine tuning, and some are starting fresh.

As a young girl Megan was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which prompted her desire in nutrition. Her motivation to continue learning about alternatives for optimal health has expanded her knowledge for the body as a whole. She welcomes and enjoys working with all stages of each person’s journey.
Megan’s nutrition philosophy is one that looks at the total person. Not only on dietary intakes and supplements; but lifestyle, prevention, and the use of natural therapies.

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Book this service or call Megan on 303-710-5050

Megan Forbes
Megan Forbes, RD
Treatments Include:
  • Professional & Amatuer Athletes
  • People with Cancer
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Weight Imbalance
Affiliations
American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine
American Academy of Family Practitioners
Christian Medical and Dental Association
Colorado State Medical Society
Boulder County Medical Society
The Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner
What clients say
  • You do more for me than any other doctor or any other practitioner. Your wisdom excels at making my life more enjoyable and easier. You have shown me some easy steps to achieve lasting health, happiness, and satisfaction with who and what I am. I share your message with family members who also find these to be healing. I always look forward to the next newsletter. My deepest appreciation for all you do.

    Denver Colorado
    Gerry
  • Although I know my daughter has shared her news, I must send my own praise for all that you have done. I wish I had a picture of the GI Physician’s face when he came out to talk to me after the colonoscopy. Quote: “There is nothing there!” He was amazed that she had no signs of Crohn’s… the biopsies came back negative!!” We are so grateful to you and your staff for being there for her. Your patients and the love that came across for her healing was always felt and I’m especially grateful to you for accepting her into your practice.

    Myra
    M.K.
  • Dr. Jill has changed simply changed my life. I feel better than I have felt in years. I have more energy, more joy, and I can’t believe how fast I improved. In one day, I started noticing results and 3 months later, the improvement continues. For a decade, I had to give up more and more activities that I loved, due to inflammation and pain. I am now pain free, headache free and loving my new body and enjoying the activities that bring me joy. I can’t say that the changes I made were easy, but they are worth it. I am looking forward to the possibilities of my future. Thank you Dr. Jill for your intuitive wisdom, experience, and for giving me my life back!

    Flatiron Functional Medicine
    A.N.
  • Jill C’s lectures in the Good Gut were some of the best I have heard in A4m. Full of clinical pearls, she knows her stuff. I highly recommend we see more of her at A4M/MMI.

    Good Gut
    Good Gut
  • Really appreciated Dr Jill’s patience and willingness to stay to let us ask questions. We need more willing mentors like her!!

    Dr. K
    Dr. K
  • I Love the presentation by Dr. aristo and I really like the interactive and helpful material presented by the others especially doctor Carnahan

    Dr. M
    Dr. M
  • Jill Carnahan was very good. A smooth presentation with many pearls.

    Dr. P
    Dr. P
  • I wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! When I woke up this morning I hit the lowest I have weighed since I was in High School and my waist size is actually smaller. Not to mention, I feel like a totally different person. My goals and outlook on life have totally changed because of you and your expert analysis, guidance and most of all SUPPORT.

    I will never forget sitting in your office and hearing you say “When we take care of the this bacteria over growth you will start loosing weight” and thinking it couldn’t be that easy… but it was. With proper diet, the right supplements and medicine it’s made a greater change in my life then you will every know. I tell everyone I see about… how spectacular you have been. As I stated above you have changed my life and all in less than 6 months!!!!

    Patrick L.
    Patrick L.
  • I believe that people who go to functional medicine docs are typically desperate. We are the patients who are at the end of our proverbial rope, tired of taking drug after drug with no relief, and who traditional MDs don’t know what to do with. We just dream of a life without pain and to be able to function again. Thanks to Dr. Carnahan, I have no signs of the rheumatoid arthritis I was diagnosed with in 2012, and I’m regaining function that was stolen by the MS I was diagnosed with in 1991. I am recovering and regaining my life. Dr. Jill Carnahan is simply phenomenal.

    Tracie B
    Tracie B
  • I wanted you to know that as an Integrative Functional Medicine doctor you are 10 out of 10. In fact I tell people that you are the only one in the USA that could effectively treat my condition, and I really believe that 🙂

    Denise O
    Denise O
  • Dr. Jill recently treated a family member for a chronic problem that other doctors were unable to uncover. Her persistence and integrative approach was finally what led to a diagnosis after months of no answers. What was even more amazing was Dr. Jill did this while she was 1000 miles away in a new practice! She was able to offer phone consultations and email communications were always returned quickly. She is top notch!

    Cindy W
    Cindy W