After earning my MD from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and Family Medicine Board Certification, I joined a large medical group in Colorado Springs. I loved partnering with individuals and families to improve their health, but soon grew weary of a system that didn't allow true connections and healing, or a focus on prevention.
I created a solo practice so I could nurture deep, healing relationships with my patients to understand and serve them better. I proactively partnered with my patients to prevent disease instead of waiting for it to strike them. I pursued extensive training with the Institute of Functional Medicine, learning to look at the body as a whole, not as a series of independent systems. I discovered many lifestyle and non-pharmaceutical treatment options that were often safer and as effective as what I had previously been taught. Along the way, I earned my second Board Certification, in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. I gained experience in coaching people through change to help them succeed in taking back their health.
Alzheimer's runs in my family. In 2017, after I learned of Dr. Bredesen's research and protocol for reversing cognitive decline (ReCODE), I promptly completed his original ReCODE certification and narrowed the focus of my practice to serving those desiring to avoid cognitive decline.
'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' I have found that to be true over and over in my years as a physician. By making healthy changes, we can dramatically increase our quality of life. And with the ability to detect early indicators of disease and intervene appropriately, people can live longer, fuller lives avoiding or mitigating chronic disease. We've known this for awhile for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. And now Alzheimer's dementia prevention is also recognized as possible. In general, what is good for your brain is good for the rest of your body. By putting prevention strategies into practice to fortify your brain, you also steer away from the ravages of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke and obtain better overall health and quality of living in the process.
Preventing serious diseases that hamper quality of life in my patients has been my passion for over two decades. I have extensive experience in evaluating an individual's risk of various diseases and guiding them on a path to significantly decrease their chance of developing those diseases. This includes diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and cognitive decline.
I know what it’s like to lose a loved one to Alzheimer’s. I know the fear of facing that potential future myself. Specializing in a program that has proven clinical improvement for those concerned of cognitive decline and dementia, I’ve personally made tough changes to follow the protocol myself. I've also seen it work. I understand what it takes, and what is at stake.
I want to help you add life to your years and not just years to your life. I'd like to assist you in securing a healthy brain and body for years to come.
As a Registered Medical Assistant with experience in Family Medicine and Neurology, Jennifer brings many talents to our team. Jennifer helps Dr. Eads behind the scenes and serves as a communication liaison, scheduler, etc. to help keep the practice running smoothly. She believes in a holistic approach to healthcare and understands what Functional Medicine can offer. Jennifer is a Colorado native, married to a wonderful man and has 6 beautiful children. She loves to garden, read and spend time in God's beautiful creation.