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John Kelley, MD

Dr. Kelley is a board-certified family medicine and certified functional medicine physician. He welcomes new patients in Erie and Louisville, Colorado.

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.

Dr. Kelley is passionate about Integrative, Functional, and Sports Medicine. He holds a Functional Medicine certification from the Institute of Functional Medicine and received extensive training with the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program. Dr. Kelley also weaves evidence-based Eastern medicine knowledge into his practice.

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

Visit Dr. Kelley’s blog, GoodFoodMD.com

Specialty Areas

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kelley practices holistic medicine in the broadest sense of the word.  He approaches each patient with specific needs, focusing on the mind-body connection through a bio-psycho-social lens. Dr. Kelley takes a Functional Medicine perspective, which seeks to prevent and find the root causes of illness.

“When it comes to preventing and treating chronic illness, I focus on encouraging a good diet, natural supplementation, exercise, and healthy personal and spiritual lives,” he says. “I am always seeking ways to get patients safely off medications.”


  • Primary care from pediatrics to geriatrics
  • Prevention and treatment of chronic disease
  • Integrative medicine
  • Functional medicine — certified with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Natural supplementation
  • Dry needling
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Skin biopsies
  • Sports medicine

A believer in lifelong learning, Dr. Kelley’s current interests are Functional, Integrative, and Sports Medicine. He also works to become proficient in musculoskeletal ultrasound and cutting-edge techniques like platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Dr. Kelley is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Please visit Dr. Kelley’s blog at GoodFoodMD.com

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

Recent John Kelley Posts

John Kelley, MD: “Elderberry has seen a resurgence of popularity and consumption during cold and flu season. What’s the science behind this ancient remedy?”

Looking to try a natural solution for your seasonal allergies? Learn about quercetin for relief of symptoms. By John Kelley, MD. Family medicine and certified functional medicine physician.

As functional medicine pioneer, Dr. Mark Hyman states, “One disease, many causes. One cause, many diseases.” Functional medicine seeks to…

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.

“Loved him! As a diet/health/fitness enthusiast, I totally agreed with Dr. Kelley's wholistic approach to medicine. Delighted to find him. ”
Catherine in Boulder County



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