Dr. Michael Elder, DO

Dr. Michael Elder, DO

Family Medicine | Male | 54 years old

I believe the body is self healing and the physicians role is to stimulate that inherent self healing process through all the modalities of treatment that are available. The physicians role is direct the healthcare team find the best treatments are care that is possible for each individual patient. I believe in a collaborative model of care in which the patient is active in their healthcare decisions.Read more

Aspen Creek Family Medicine
19641 E Parker Square Dr Ste E
Parker, CO 80134 Get Directions
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I believe the body is self healing and the physicians role is to stimulate that inherent self healing process through all the modalities of treatment that are available. The physicians role is direct the healthcare team find the best treatments are care that is possible for each individual patient. I believe in a collaborative model of care in which the patient is active in their healthcare decisions.Read more

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Three incidents over the past 2 years that have effected my health. Over use of medication. DO but does not practice as DO. Prescribed medication that effected my legs. Misdiagnosed gallbladder problem that I had to have removed a month later. Medical Assistant attempted to irrigate my ears-kept pumping cold water in my ears - left me unattended in room during the procedure. I got vertigo, began vomiting and fell hit my head and had seizure and 24 stitches required to my injury.Very upset!
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Dr. Elder's Care Philosophy

I believe the body is self healing and the physicians role is to stimulate that inherent self healing process through all the modalities of treatment that are available. The physicians role is direct the healthcare team find the best treatments are care that is possible for each individual patient. I believe in a collaborative model of care in which the patient is active in their healthcare decisions.

Dr. Elder's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia

Education

  • Medical School
    Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    P/SL Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Healthone Psl Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Brigham Young University

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care