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John Kelley, md

Dr. John Kelley practices holistic medicine in the broadest sense of the word. “I focus on diet, exercise and healthy lives in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease,” he explains. A few of his passions: family, mountains, and “I’m still trying to become a respectable guitar and mandolin player.” Dr. Kelley is accepting new patients of all ages. Medicare patients welcome!

About John Kelley

Dr. John Kelley grew up in Lookout Mountain, Georgia and attended undergraduate school at the University of Georgia, where he achieved fluency in Spanish and Portuguese. After traveling to South America and Europe, he decided he wanted to become a physician. Dr. Kelley graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and relocated to Colorado for his residency training. After living in Colorado for three years, he and his family decided to call Boulder, Colorado, home.

Dr. Kelley is passionate about Holistic, Sports and Integrative medicine. He received extensive training from the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program, which focuses on evidence-based alternative therapies for health and wellness. He approaches his patients as individuals with specific needs, focusing on the mind-body connection through a bio-psycho-social lens. A believer in lifelong learning, Dr. Kelley's current interests relate to the latest evidence in gut biome research and its clinical applications in functional medicine.

In addition to Western medicine, Dr. Kelley utilizes evidence-based Eastern medicine, natural supplementation and continues to train in the ever-expanding field of Integrative Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Kelley enjoys spending time in nature with his wife and two daughters, as well as hiking, traveling, exercising and practicing his mandolin.

Specialty Areas

Dr. Kelley practices holistic medicine in the broadest sense of the word. For him, every patient has to be approached as an individual person with specific needs, focusing on the mind-body connection through a bio-psycho-social lens.

"I focus on diet, exercise and healthy personal and spiritual lives in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease," he says. "I am always seeking ways to get patients safely off of medications."

In addition to Western medicine, Dr. Kelley utilizes evidence-based Eastern medicine, natural supplementation and continues to train in the ever-expanding field of Integrative Medicine.

Services he provides include:
~ Primary care from pediatrics to geriatrics
~ Prevention and treatment of chronic disease
~ Integrative medicine - blending Eastern and Western medicine, utilizing natural supplementation
~ Dry needling
~ Trigger point therapy
~ Skin biopsies
~ Sports medicine

A believer in lifelong learning, Dr. Kelley's current interests are Integrative Medicine and Sports Medicine. He wants to continue learning in both of those fields, become proficient in musculoskeletal ultrasound, cutting edge techniques like PRP and eventually incorporate cosmetic medicine into his practice.

Dr. Kelley is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Education and Certifications

  • Residency — St. Anthony's Family Medicine Residency
    Family Practice. Integrative Medicine, Sports Medicine. Certifications: ACLS, ATLS, ALSO, NNRP (neonatal resuscitation)
    Westminster, CO
    2015-2018

Recent John Kelley Posts

John Kelley, MD: Extensive preclinical research—much of it sponsored by the U.S. government—indicates that CBD has potent anti-tumoral, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsive, and neuroprotective properties.

Crossfit vs. HIIT 2019/03/08

By John Kelley, MD. When figuring out what exercise is right, I find that the largest barrier to my patients achieving their fitness goals is finding a workout that fits into their busy schedules. CrossFit and HIIT could be a solution but which is best? – John Kelley, MD, Boulder Medical Center

You certainly don’t have to be an ultramarathon runner to develop persistent neck or back pain and/or muscle spasms. Trigger point and dry needling therapy may help.

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