Our Providers

Dr. Shawn Naylor

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Background and Credentials

Shawn Naylor, DO completed his undergraduate training in human physiology in 2001 at McGill University in Montreal.  He earned his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California in 2005.  This was followed by a traditional rotating internship and residency training in Family Medicine at St Anthony Hospital in Denver, CO.  He has completed more than seven hundred hours of continuing education training, mainly in Osteopathic Manipulation, Functional Medicine, Prolotherapy, Neuraltherapy, Ozonotherapy and Autonomic Response Testing.  Additionally, Dr Naylor has been an instructor in prolotherapy, and is a member of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy, The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society and the American Osteopathic Association.  He is a clinical preceptor for Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine and a is affiliated with Rose Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Naylor believes in the science of conventional medicine.  However, he has also been influenced by the teachings of A.T Still, MD and Deitrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD.  He has come to believe, as did Dr. Still, in the body’s ability to heal itself given the right conditions.  Dr. Naylor feels that many who fall through the cracks of the conventional paradigm can still be helped.  Dr Klinghardt built upon the principles of Applied Kinesiology when he developed Autonomic Response Testing (ART).  Perhaps best described as a diagnostic adjunct, ART makes it possible to know things about what makes us sick – things that even the latest modern technology cannot tell us.  ART can shed light on what we’re allergic to, which toxins we have accumulated, and even which psychoemotional traumas we have not resolved.  But, perhaps more than anything else, ART can be used to help figure out which infections have made us home – and what we need to do about them.

Dr Naylor is also interested in prolotherapy, a powerful but underutilized injection modality best suited to the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.  Pain which may have resulted from trauma is especially likely to benefit from prolotherapy.  Ozone gas shows a lot of promise as an alternative to more caustic injectables commonly used in prolotherapy.  Dr Naylor also makes use of Major Autohemotherapy (MAH), a procedure in which a small amount of blood is removed, ozonated and then reinfused.  It seems to be most helpful to those suffering from fatigue that has proven refractory to other interventions.

 

 


Dr. Lyndsay Naylor

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Background and Credentials

Lyndsay Naylor, DO was born Lyndsay Hoemberg in central Minnesota.  As an undergraduate at The College of St Benedict’s/St John’s University, she studied both theology and biology.  While studying abroad in South Africa, she volunteered at an HIV/AIDS clinic.  This sparked her interest in social justice and prompted her to serve with the Passionist Volunteers in Jamaica for two years following her undergraduate work. It was here that healthcare experiences illuminated her path to a career in medicine. Attracted to the holistic mentality of osteopathy and its renowned manual therapy training program, she attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Following medical school, she was accepted into the Poudre Valley Family Medicine program where she finished her internship.  Dr. Lyndsay went on to complete her family medicine training in Denver at the Rose Family Medicine Program and is now a practicing Board Certified Family Medicine physician.  In 2013, she was nominated for the Larry Green Family Medicine Award for her dedication to patient safety, leadership, enthusiasm for holistic care, and commitment to family medicine.  She completed her training in medical acupuncture at the prestigious Helms Medical Institute.  Finally, Dr. Lyndsay is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and continues to pursue cutting edge educational opportunities in integrative medicine.

Dr. Lyndsay is also involved in leadership.  She is Vice President of Medical Education for PSE Partnership, a nonprofit organization for patient safety education.  She teaches patient safety curriculum in surrounding Denver residency programs.  In addition, Dr. Lyndsay is medical director of the Sound Clinic.  She leads the team of staff and practitioners through ongoing development and growth.

Areas of Expertise

As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Lyndsay uses the core osteopathic principles to guide her in creating individual patient care plans.  She believes that each patient is an integrated unit comprised of the mind, body, and spirit.  She recognizes the body’s tremendous potential to heal itself when its structure and function are in harmony.  Her goal is to be a guide for each patient on their health journey.  Together, through shared decision making, Dr. Lyndsay works with her patients to choose the path to health that is right for them – acknowledging life’s many co-factors.

In addition to conventional health maintenance and preventative medicine, her clinical interests include osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), craniosacral therapy, thyroid care, adrenal and neurotransmitter health, hormone replacement therapy and medical acupuncture.

 

 


Dr. Michael Landrum

Background and Credentials

A recent transplant from Maine, Dr. Landrum is a fifth-generation Coloradan with ancestral roots in Sterling. He is a board certified physician in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM).  He was board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in 2004, and re-certified in 2014.

Graduating in 1991 from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, he completed his rotating Family Practice internship in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Landrum has been treating patients in his specialty, for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions with consistently high success rates and patient satisfaction, for over two decades. He practiced in the Seattle area from 1993 to 2004 and served as the Medical Director of a multidisciplinary pain clinic for two years before going into solo practice.

In May of 2005, Dr. Landrum became the first American osteopathically trained physician to be granted full medical practice rights in New Zealand and operated a specialized practice in Zealand for two years. After pioneering his profession in New Zealand, Dr. Landrum was awarded Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by his medical school, Western University of Health Sciences. In 2003 and 2004, Dr. Landrum was named one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors” by Seattle Magazine. He was selected by Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Family Doctors” for 2004-2006 and awarded numerous “Patients Choice” awards.

Additional interests include history, reading, gardening, swimming, and traveling. Dr. Landrum and his wife Kathy do self-supported international missionary work.

 


Dr. Donna Diamond

Background and Credentials

Donna Diamond, DO received her B.A. in contemplative education and environmental studies at Naropa University.  She then completed her premedical training at University of Colorado, Boulder.  She earned her medical degree at Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.  This was followed by a traditional rotating internship and residency training at the University of Colorado – Rose Medical Center Family Medicine in Denver CO.  Dr. Diamond is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician with extensive training in Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, massage and yoga.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Diamond’s passion for holistic medicine began with her love of nature and the study of the medicinal components of the plants of the Rocky Mountains.  She formalized her study in clinical herbalism at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical studies and later served as faculty, specializing in herbal pharmacy, medicine making.  She studied Ayurveda at the Alandi School of Ayurveda and also served on their faculty.  Her love of plant medicine brought her to Belize, Central America to study with Dr. Rosita Arvigo and traditional Maya healers.  For many years, she organized learning journeys to Belize to learn these traditional Maya ways and rainforest medicinal plants.

Dr. Diamond’s vast experience in alternative medicine was the catalyst for becoming an osteopathic physician.  Her guiding principle is to blend the best of western osteopathic medicine with natural medicines.  She practices medicine in an educational way, teaching and inspiring her patients to set goals and find the most effective, least invasive approach to healing.  She also specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine, recognizing that the structure of the body is vital to optimal functioning.

 


Dr. Josh Krembs

 

Background and Credentials

Josh Krembs, DO earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Southern Maine, and became Board-Certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM) after completing residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City. He has been trained, through more than 15 years of extensive mentorship and coursework, in the subtle yet powerful Biodynamic approach to Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, which allows for the precise correction of dysfunction in any body part or system with the most gentle technique.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Krembs supports his patients’ healing processes through hands-on Osteopathic Manual Treatment (OMT) and an extensive knowledge of nutritional biochemistry, micronutrient supplementation, and the use of powerful natural remedies. He is passionate about giving his patients tools to improve their self-care including postural, movement, and mindfulness/ meditation practices as well as some useful insights from the basic principles of Ayurveda.

Areas of particular interest include:

– Issues related to pregnancy – back and pelvic pain, sciatica, nausea, breech or transverse presentations, headaches, constipation, exhaustion, anxiety and sleeplessness.

– Treating newborns, infants and children – difficulty nursing, reflux, colic, fussiness, plagiocephaly, torticollis, shoulder dystocia, poor immunity, food sensitivities, asthma, allergies, vaccine reactions, sinus and ear infections, poor growth, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues and sleeplessness

– Treating adults with – sports injuries, arthritic pain, back/neck pain, pelvic pain, hip pain, headaches, indigestion, frequent infections, asthma, allergies, chronic sinusitis, autoimmune disorders, exhaustion, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness.

Dr. Krembs has extensive teaching experience, with hundreds of hours spent training medical students and residents in a private office setting. He is also a frequent lecturer on Osteopathic Principles and general health topics. His ongoing class series on Osteopathic Self-Care can serve as an introduction to the world of mindfulness-based practices, or as a way to simply join with community and deepen one’s journey into meditation and body awareness. “I approach each encounter as an opportunity to help my patient experience the sensation of their tissues moving and breathing more freely. Cultivating more familiarity with how the body expresses its basic fluid nature and wholeness is invaluable in the pursuit of greater resilience and Health.” ~ Josh Krembs, D.O.

In his free time, Dr. Krembs enjoys climbing, camping, skiing, and moving to good music as forms of inspiration, and he loves sharing adventures with his friends and family.

 


Dr. Kendall Gerdes

Background and Credentials

Dr. Gerdes grew up in Minnesota, attended Dartmouth College, and received his MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School. During 5 years of general practice in Maine, he gradually concluded that drugs too often merely served as medical band-aids without offering an explanation for the causes of a patient’s illness.

In his quest for better answers, he studied under Theron Randolph MD, a man considered the “Father of Environmental Medicine.” Randolph’s treatment of inpatients in an Environmental Care Unit (ECU) was an intensive effort to identify food and chemical environmental triggers of illness. Dr. Gerdes then took a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of West Virginia and an Allergy Fellowship in Denver at National Jewish Hospital. He co-founded and ran an ECU at Denver Presbyterian Hospital and served as Secretary and then President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.

Areas of Expertise

When rising hospital costs forced closure of the ECU, Dr. Gerdes offered outpatient office treatment for patients with food and chemical sensitivities, and added immunotherapy for inhalants like pollens, dust, and mold, plus diet and drug therapy for Candida over-growth.

In 1992, he was one of the first American physicians to use Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization (EPD), which originated with the excellent clinical insights and creative research of Leonard McEwen MD, a broadly respected English allergist. EPD gave long-lasting relief of food, inhalant and chemical intolerances causing a wide variety of symptoms. EPD became known as LDA (Low Dose Antigen) in the U.S. in 2001.

Dr. Gerdes helped design the extensive study of EPD in the U.S from 1993 to 1999 where 75+ U.S. physicians gathered data on more than 68,000 patients and 175,000 EPD injections. EPD showed excellent safety with no life-threatening events, and only 2% of patients reporting adverse effects. 76% of patients, with many diagnoses and symptoms, self-reported significant benefit.

In the past few years, LDA has been expanded to LDI (Low Dose Immunotherapy). LDI focuses on bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites which persist in the body and incite excessive and often inappropriate inflammatory responses from the body’s immune system. Careful selection of organisms and treatment doses can quiet the body’s exaggerated reactions and relieve symptoms.   Early LDI clinicians report significant benefit in patients with more than 40 different conditions, including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, autism spectrum disorders, sinusitis and asthma, as well as many skin and bowel diseases.

 


Sarah Tyler – FNP

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Background and Credentials

Originally from small town Mississippi, Sarah Tyler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Alabama in Birmingham. She worked six years in the University Hospital’s Heart and Lung Transplant ICU in Birmingham before deciding to go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Sarah then attended Vanderbilt University where she obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Family Practice in 2012. She is an American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Nursing was initially satisfying to Sarah because of its foundation in holistic healing theories that recognize the importance of considering the whole individual. The theories convey the interconnectedness of the individual’s physical, psychological, environmental, spiritual contributions to one’s overall health. During completion of her graduate study clinical rotations, Sarah felt inspired when she observed this holistic approach to health utilized within integrative medicine practices in both Tennessee and Colorado. It was during these experiences that she understood that the integrative practice model aligned with her core nursing philosophy and health perspective.

At Vanderbilt, Sarah’s professional development project and quality improvement project focused on lifestyle modification and behavior change. She also researched patient empowerment through patient-provider partnerships, autonomous decision-making, education, access to care, and motivational interviewing. Appreciating the beautiful landscape and active lifestyle, Sarah fell in love with Colorado while visiting family in 2006 and made her mind up to one day make Colorado her home. After graduation but prior to joining the Sound Clinic, Sarah lived in Telluride, Colorado while working in a rural primary care clinic in nearby Ridgway. She looks forward to expanding her practice within a setting that balances conventional and alternative methods to optimize health and well-being.

Areas of Expertise

Sarah utilizes a holistic healing approach that focuses on preventing disease, treating the root-cause of illness, as well as promoting the overall health and wellness of an individual.  Sarah has trained with Dr. Lyndsay Naylor and is well-versed in treating primary care concerns, optimizing hormones and thyroid, and understanding the importance of the gut, nutrition, and detox in overall health.

 

 


Sheri Fox- PA-C

Background and Credentials

Sheri Fox PA-C is a Colorado native and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a minor in Biochemistry, from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1993. While attending college, she worked as a certified nursing assistant caring for people with disabilities on the telemetry and coronary care units of St Anthony’s Hospital and volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician. Certain she had found her life’s work in medicine, she went on to Emory University in Atlanta Georgia to graduate with highest honors from the School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program, earning a Masters in Medical Science.
She began her medical practice in rural Northern Michigan at a community health center which gave her a broad background in Family Practice.  She also developed an unshakable awareness of the limitations of conventional medicine in healing chronic disease. As she worked with complicated patients struggling with significant financial and life stressors, she sought ways to identify and treat the root cause of illness which led her to the study of Functional Medicine. In 2009, she began her studies with The Institute for Functional Medicine and was in the first group of practitioners to attain certification in 2013. Sheri has also studied bio-identical hormone replacement with Neal Rouzier, MD of World Link Medical, is a certified BioTE practitioner and has continued to expand her functional medicine education by studying with Ben Lynch, ND and completing the Kalish Institute Mentorship program in 2015.
Seeking to address healing, not just of the physical body, but also of the mind and spirit, she has completed training programs in yoga, Reiki and most recently, Shamanic energy work with The Four Winds Society and Alberto Villoldo, PhD.
Certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants, she holds licenses in both Colorado and Michigan.

Areas of Expertise

Sheri embraces the tenants of Functional Medicine. This includes a personalized systems oriented model that addresses the underlying cause of disease. She appreciates the uniqueness of each individual, their genetic make up, lifestyle choices and environment. Working in partnership with her patients, she uses advanced testing to determine the areas most likely to effect positive change and designs customized treatment programs for each patient. Her areas of interest include the micro-biome and GI testing, male and female hormones, thyroid and adrenal issues, the identification and treatment of nutrient deficiencies, chronic infections, toxicity and the over arching effects of lifestyle, stress and spirituality on creating an environment in which healing can occur.

Michael Kehoe – PA-C, PhD

 

Background and Credentials

Michael Kehoe has worked in the arenas of sports, health and wellness and medicine for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. He has served as a university instructor and assistant professor in physical education, health and fitness and medicine for 22 years at East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, Florida State University, University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University. He completed his Ph.D. in Athletic Administration from FSU in 2002 and worked as the Program Coordinator of the Lifetime Activities program there from 1997-2001. He returned to school and graduated from the NSU Physician Assistant Program with an M.M.S. in 2011 and where he later returned and served as Clinical Coordinator and Associate Professor from 2015-2017.

For the previous six years, he has worked as a physician assistant in Functional Medicine with Dr. Kirti Kalidas at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine where he specialized in chronic and biotoxin illnesses and developed several medical protocols utlized by the Center today. In 2002, he accepted a faculty position with UCF and was given the opportunity to write a new undergraduate degree program in Sports and Fitness that began operations in 2004 and then served as the Program Coordinator through 2009. His area of research while in this position focused on pediatric obesity and he worked with local physicians and the Boys and Girls Clubs in programs to address prevention of Type II Diabetes development in at risk youth populations. Additionally, he has worked in front office management as the Director of Ticket Operations or Assistant General Manager for minor league hockey franchises in Tallahassee, FL, El Paso, TX, and Port Huron, MI.

Mike’s medical approach has always been to listen to the inherent wisdom of the body. Simply treating symptoms without addressing underlying, root causes of illness and disease is not health – it is simply symptom management. He constantly reminds patients that “You are the expert on You. You have lived in your body your whole life and to not listen to your little voice is not to be true to yourself.”

Mike’s wife Montse and daughter Sofia help bring balance and incredible love and support to his life. Leisure time includes a love for reading, travel, sports, enjoying nature and the outdoors such as a leisurely kayak adventure on any available river.


 

Lana Wienbarg – WP-C

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Background and Credentials

Lana is a certified Wellness Practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Blessed with opportunities to assist, manage and educate dozens of practitioners early in her career, Lana was uniquely positioned to see what was really working to help patients. Knowing that these experiences had given her a unique insight into the patterns that define refractory illness, she moved into a role where she could be the agent of change. After 4 years of extensive study, she earned her Wellness Practitioner Certification under Dr. John Brimhall in 2006. But Lana’s commitment spiritual growth combined with her past experiences allowed her to expand upon Brimhall’s contributions into an approach that was uniquely her own. Perhaps best described as a variation on Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Lana’s interventions help identify and release ‘stuck’ emotional patterns.

Areas of Expertise

Lana seeks to create and expand conscious awareness of self by empowering inner peace and balance. Negative emotions, especially anger, grief, fear, hopelessness, shame, blame, regret and despair can negatively affect the body long after the conclusion of the event that triggered them. Unresolved emotional trauma increases stress and the immunosuppressive effects of stress are well documented. The connection between consciousness and immunity is mediated by the nervous system. The study of this connection is called psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). Even though it has deep historical roots and remains an active field of academic research, PNI has been slow to produce practical therapeutic interventions. Traditional talk therapy, usually referred to as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), has a good track record in the literature. But sometimes just an intellectual understanding of a trauma isn’t enough.

With the help of kinesiology (a.k.a. muscle testing) key traumas and neurological associations can usually be identified in minutes. The meridian system of Traditional Chinese Medicine provides the interventional window into the nervous system that’s missing in CBT. By forcing the body to examine its emotional stressors in the context of the neurological response that they elicit, it’s possible to reverse the detrimental effect of emotional trauma on physiological processes. Involving the nervous system in the rebalancing the emotional patterns can be highly beneficial in releasing the immune system from suppression.