New Pediatricians at H.I.P
It's been great seeing many of you this summer! As you may already know, we have added two integrative pediatricians to our practice. Drs. Rothtida Srey and Rachel Workman started seeing patients over the past month and we are thrilled to have them as part of the H.I.P team. They each bring a unique skill set and an open minded approach that fits perfectly at H.I.P.
To learn more about their individual journeys, click here
New Patients and Promoting Continuity at H.I.P
We are so grateful for the support that many of you have provided for our young practice. Thank you for getting the word out to your communities! As we grow, we are working hard to maintain the core of what we hope makes our practice unique. One of those priorities is continuity. We believe that in order to provide excellent, holistic care for your family, you need to know your pediatricians well. We hope to promote that in a few ways:
- Remain a small practice: While we are growing, we are designed to have no more than 3-4 pediatricians at full capacity. Being a small practice allows your family to become familiar with all the pediatricians.
- We encourage families to see the same pediatrician(s) whenever possible.
- In order to maintain accessibility for wellness and illness appointments, our pediatricians will need to intermittently stop taking new families into their continuity group.
We currently have two continuity groups for our patients:
- Rothtida Srey and Rachel Workman (accepting new families). Rothtida and Rachel work on alternating days and team up to form a continuity group
- Bryan Kono (currently closed to new families)
Patients are still able to see any of our pediatricians for same day sick appointments. We encourage you to request an appointment within your continuity group if it is available.
Vaccine Talk with Bryan, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 6:30pm
Come join us for this open discussion about the childhood vaccines on the CDC/AAP schedule for children 0-5 years old. Each vaccine will be discussed. Plenty of time is afforded for individual questions and discussion.
$20/individual or $30/couple for H.I.P families ($25/individual or $35/couple for non-H.I.P families)
Click here to reserve your spot.
Flu vaccine will be available in the coming weeks. Look for an upcoming email and website posting for flu clinic times.
After Hours Advice
Just a reminder of the options for H.I.P parents for after hours questions and concerns that arise.
- During business hours, you can call our main office number and request to speak with one of us regarding your question. Many questions can be answered by one of our medical assistants. If you would like to speak with Bryan, let us know and a message will be left for him.
- Our website has links to a "symptom checker" with useful information about common symptoms.
- Children's Hospital Colorado offers free parent advice at 720.777.0123
- If you would like to speak with the on call doctor, please call our main office number, 720.583.4470, and follow the instructions on our message. In most cases you will be asked to send a text message to the office number. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. If you have not heard back within 30 min, resend your text message or leave another voicemail.
- Patients are seen at H.I.P on an as needed basis for urgent visits on most Saturday mornings. If you believe your child needs an appointment, contact the on call doctor (see above) to discuss the symptoms.
Gentle Yoga every WEDNESDAY at noon with Tara Emrick
$12 drop-in. All are welcome.
We are so excited to announce our 2 new integrative pediatricians, Dr. Rachel Workman and Dr. Rothtida Srey. Both bring a unique skill set to H.I.P and a passion for holistic, family centered care. One of our main priorities is doctor/patient continuity. By continuity, we mean that the best care comes when you know your doctor well and your doctor knows you. We foster that continuity in a few different ways. First, we have a small practice where you and your family can get to know everyone if you choose. We also encourage families to have a have a primary doctor/team that they typically see. Rothtida and Rachel will be at H.I.P on alternate days of the week and will, together, form a continuity team for patients. Bryan will continue to be at H.I.P full time and provide continuity for his current patients.
From our new pediatricians:
Rachel Workman, M.D.
One of my cherished memories from pediatric training is of a child emerging from a seizure. As he began to wake up in the sterile emergency room he searched for something to play with, and quickly found his sneaker and began to play. Children inspire me to live each moment to its full capacity. It has been my pleasure to listen to children and their families and hear what is important to each member of the family. It is through careful attention, reflection and experience that I create treatment paths for the most challenging patients.
Throughout my training, pediatric practice and my own life I have pursued my interest in natural approaches to healing. I think every person has a path to wellness, innovative approaches to finding that path are where I find great satisfaction in practicing medicine. I love using nutrition artfully, exercise innovatively and calming techniques including hypnosis, breath work and biofeedback to help patients and families chart their own course to wellness. I have enjoyed my work in many pediatric settings in Denver including private practice, hospital based and as Director of Integrative Medicine at Children’s Hospital, Colorado.
I love living in Evergreen, CO with my husband, 2 children, dog and 7 chickens. We enjoy watching the wildlife and the beautiful surroundings. I love cooking, yoga, bike riding, hiking, art and music especially with my family!
Rothtida Srey, D.O.
Growing up in a multicultural home, I learned that there are multiple ways to help heal and nourish the body. My family often incorporated traditional Chinese medicine. My grandfather would talk to me about acupressure and direct me towards different herbal soups. When I had a persistent cold, my mother used coining with a spoon to release some of the “wind” from my body. My interest in osteopathic medicine grew from this. I value balance and like the idea of viewing the body as a whole integrated entity of body, mind, and spirit and utilizing my hands to gently heal in conjunction with conventional Western medicine.
As an osteopath or D.O., I am a physician in the same way that a United States allopath or MD is a physician with the addition of specialized training in treating the musculoskeletal system learned from medical school and practiced onwards. Through my pediatrics residency in Brooklyn, NY, I had the opportunity to use osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) as an adjunct to facilitate gentle healing in children with conditions such as ear infections, colic, constipation, torticollis, musculoskeletal pain, etc. OMT is a part of integrative medicine. In moving to Denver and joining Highlands Integrative Pediatrics, I have found a home.
As new parents, my husband, Nathan, and I are blessed and further humbled after caring for our own daughter. I am dedicated to caring for children and treat every child like my own while listening to you. Family-centered care is a priority. Nobody knows a child better than his or her own parents. I will celebrate with you as your child laughs and grows, and we will work together to help your child feel better.
I encourage you to ask questions, and I will share and offer my insight and knowledge. Together as partners, we can learn, and I am always happy to teach and be taught.
Hello H.I.P Families!
It has been a while since our last newsletter. We want to thank you all for making our first few months so wonderful! We are still growing into this new venture and are focusing more on H.I.P Studio. As you know, we have had several classes and workshops in the studio and our goal this summer is to continue to offer these same classes AND better promote the space.
We have had several families ask us, “What exactly is H.I.P Studio?” So H.I.P is short for Highlands Integrative Pediatrics, and H.I.P Studio is a studio space attached to H.I.P (the entrance is in the back of the building). Our intention with this studio is to create a safe space for all to learn, grow, connect and heal.
We have offered the following classes:
· Essential Oils for Mama’s and Daddy’s too taught by Cammy Polson
· An introduction to Five Element Chinese Medicine taught by our amazing acupuncturist, Judi Terrill, who sees kids at H.I.P twice a month
· Gong Synergy with Paul Conly (an hour spent lying down or sitting, eyes closed, listening to live music, an incredibly relaxing and healing journey)
· Safe Kids Class taught by Jill Pond (for young children to learn how to keep themselves safe)
· Monthly MOMentum Group gatherings (a group run by Brenda Abdilla and Ashley Sakker to offer support to moms around career and motherhood)
· Yoga for Grief
· A weekly gentle yoga class for all
· AND so much more. Most of our classes are for parents and families BUT we are also offering classes for the entire community.
f there are topics regarding integrative health that you are interested in learning more about, please let us know. Please visit our web site (still a work in progressJ) to see the space and view the class calendar: www.hipstudiodenver.com
Here is what’s in store for June:
An Introduction to Five Element Chinese Medicine with Judi Terrill
THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
$35 per person or $50 per couple
Please register with Judi ahead of time: 720-484-5357 or email [email protected]
Learn the basic theory of the nature based F ive Element Model of Chinese Medicine. Explore the elements in nature, specifically water, wood, fire, earth and metal to identify the individual characteristics, needs and best environment for healthy development and well-being. Discover how nature’s wisdom can be used as a guide for relational interactions and create harmony and balance in family dynamics.
This class is intended for parents, medical professionals and other interested adults.
Yoga for Grief Drop-in with Tara Emrick
Tuesday, June 18th 7:00 to 8:15pm
$15 drop-in. All are welcome.
MOMentum Workshop with Brenda Abdilla & Ashley Sakker
Monday, June 24th 5:30 to 7:30pm
$29 workshop fee includes handout and refreshments
$39 includes a copy of Brenda’s book which retails for $16.95
Register online: www.momentummomsgroup.com/workshops
Calling all Moms!
The Top 5 Questions Moms Ask Career Coaches
1. How do I re-enter the workplace after taking time off?
2. What’s the best fit for my“ insane” schedule?
3. How do I build my confidence and get “out” there?
4. What if don’t know what I want to do?
5. How can I get more support at home if I am just trying things out?
The workshop leaders are certified career coaches, Brenda Abdilla, author of What’s Your Lane: Career Clarity for Moms who Work a Little, a Lot or Not at All, and Ashley Sakker MA, coach and speaker.
Vaccine Discussion with Bryan Kono
Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
$20 per person or $30 per couple for H.I.P Families ($25 per person or $35 per couple for all others)
Please register by contacting H.I.P Studio: 720-232-6514 or email [email protected]
Come join us for this open discussion about the childhood vaccines on the CDC/AAP schedule for children 0-5 years old. Dr. Kono has presented this talk several times over the past few years in the Denver area with the goal of providing a balanced approach and a non-judgmental environment to share ideas. The discussion includes a big picture view of the vaccine decision for parents. Each vaccine is then covered including; historical perspectives on each disease, vaccine efficacy and side effects and any controversy surrounding it. Plenty of time is afforded for individual questions and discussion.
Gentle Yoga every WEDNESDAY at noon with Tara Emrick
$12 drop-in. All are welcome.
Contact information: 720-232-6514 or [email protected]
Our next Meet & Greet is this THURSDAY, APRIL 18th at 6:00pm. Bryan will give a tour of the space, speak to his philosophy of practicing integrative medicine, and answer questions. This is open to all interested in learning more about H.I.P.
April/May Happenings at H.I.P Studio
SATURDAY, APRIL 20th Mama’s Natural Medicine Cabinet: Using essential oils with Cammy Polsom 10:00am to 12noon
This class will introduce you to the top 5 oils every household should have on hand. A class to educate mamas (or daddies) on alternative ways to treat minor first aid, and common ailments. One more tool for your "loving parent" tool belt.
You will learn:
*how to safely use oils with our sweet babies (yes, there IS a SAFE way).
*how to avoid synthetic and chemical laden products and replace them with simple natural recipes and essential oils.
*how to nurture one back to optimal health naturally & quickly.
*how to help decrease toxic load from synthetic, unnatural environments and products.
You will be given "tools" for quick soothing techniques that are toxin free. And also encourage the body back to health naturally. For example, did you know Lavender Essential Oil can take care of diaper rash in one application (and without irritating your angel's most sensitive skin).
I’ll give you MY recommendations for:
* top five oils to have around.
*simple instructions on application
*grades of oils (yes, this matters)
*Simple formulas for Symptomatic relief
*And optimally creating balance in YOUR home.
MONDAY, APRIL 22nd MOMentum Group OPEN HOUSE: A Mastermind and Coaching Group Specifically for Moms with Ashley Sakker & Brenda Abdilla 5:30 to 7:30pm – FREE
Momentum Groups are the cool, new intersection of Networking Group, A Mastermind group and a Coaching Group specifically for moms. Whether your kids are all grown or still babies, the struggle over the question of career, financial contribution, part-time/full-time options and the illusive “balance” are universal among mothers. MOMentum Groups are based on the material from Brenda Abdilla’s book: What’s Your Lane? Career clarity for moms who want to work a little, a lot or not at all (due out April 24th, 2013).
Who should come check out MOMentum Groups:
-Moms and Moms-to-be considering any change in career status like re-entering the work force, moving to part-time, working from home, starting a new venture etc.
-Moms who feel stuck with their current circumstances, career-wise, and secretly wish they’d chosen differently.
-Moms who feel guilty, overwhelmed or stressed-out in their current career lane and long for strategies to feel good right where they are.
Contact Ashley Sakker for more information: [email protected]
TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd Yoga for Grief Drop-in with Tara Emrick, CYT, MSW 7:00 to 8:15pm
This 75-minute monthly drop-in class is for anyone grieving loss. This gentle flow yoga class will include pranayama (breath practice) and guided meditation. Beginners are welcome.
$15 drop-in. More information at www.gracegriefyoga.com.
TUESDAY, MAY 7th Gong Synergy: Resonant Field Journey for relaxation of thought and passive body tuning with Paul Conly 6:30 to 7:30pm
Connect to the dynamic force of creative energy sent out as sound vibration at the dawn of the universe! Gong Synergy is a cleansing of negative influences through the use of sacred Chinese and Tibetan sound instruments. You can feel the YÄ«n liú (éŸ³æµ), the “Sound Current,” which induces calming and the attainment of clarity flowing from old Wuhan gongs and flying cymbals. Tibetan instruments can heighten consciousness and guide devotional meditation through sound-created resonant fields. No physical exercise is required.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and light blanket. Please book early because space is limited.
$25 pre-registration required. Register online at www.hipediatrics.com. Click on our H.I.P Studio link to register. Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop.
GENTLE YOGA Class EVERY WEDNESDAY at NOON. Great for beginners. $12 drop-in
For more information about any of our offerings at H.I.P Studio, including studio rental information, please contact Tara at 720.232.6514 or [email protected]. Thank you!
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