Dr. Jim Doran
Since 1999, Dr. Jim has provided the community of Denver with state-of-the-art chiropractic care for practice members wishing to recover from injury, optimize their health potential and pursue an active lifestyle. At Integrative Health & Rehabilitation, we offer our patients an array of integrative solutions to speed recovery and maximize function, with an emphasis on drug-free and nonsurgical options.
Rescued From Permanent Injury
While training as a competitive triathlete during his college years, Dr. Jim suffered a severe shoulder injury. “I was unable to swim, and even running or riding a bike became almost impossible.”
He had a close friend that was attending chiropractic college who convinced him to see a chiropractor. “Within a week I was training as hard as ever and feeling great!”
A Life of Dedicated Service
Following his graduation from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Dr. Jim enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic. Four years later, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, while still helping his fellow students as a graduate teaching assistant.
After establishing Integrative Health & Rehabilitation, Dr. Jim additionally received certification in acupuncture. Over the years he has spent hundreds of hours in postgraduate study, including courses in extremity adjusting and soft-tissue manipulation.
He considers his ability to impact the lives of others as his greatest reward in life. He has helped practice members
- Recover quickly from injury
- Get back into athletic competition
- Return to activities they once loved
- Avoid drugs and surgery through cutting-edge techniques
Outside the Office
When Dr. Jim isn’t busy attending to the needs of his practice family, he enjoys spending quiet time at home with his two yellow labs Tucker and Lucy. He also makes it a habit to go to the gym every day as one of the key elements in living a healthy lifestyle.
Melanie Cross is the nurse practitioner at Integrative Health & Rehabilitation. She has been working in the health care field for more than 20 years. Since the beginning of her career, Melanie has had the honor of helping countless people move closer to complete health. Her passion for holistic, preventative health care continues to grow alongside her experience as a nurse practitioner.
With over two decades of experience in health care, Melanie. dealt with patients of all ages and a wide variety of health problems. She understands that maintaining health is all about prevention. The non-pharmaceutical approach to common symptoms first sparked her interest in integrative medicine.
After learning more about the holistic model of care, Melanie realized importance of focusing on the person as a whole as well as emphasizing prevention rather than intervention. Her mission is to share her preventative mindset with others in hopes of creating a world guided by wellness instead of illness.
Education and Training
Nebraska native Melanie has been a nurse practitioner for nearly 10 years. Her career began at Colorado State University where she graduated as a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Melanie then enrolled in nursing school at Regis University in Denver. Following graduation, she worked as a registered nurse (RN) for five years prior to enrolling in graduate school.
In addition to her academic achievements, Melanie has completed several hours of specialty training. Not only is she a board-certified nurse practitioner, she is also a certified BioTE® practitioner as well as a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA).
When a new practice member starts with us, they are first introduced to Melanie. She will perform the initial evaluation and will then meet with the other providers to help coordinate a plan of care. Melanie also provides a variety of services, including trigger point injections, hCG injections, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) BioTE® Medical.
Outside the Practice
When she is not busy seeing patients, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. Together, they like to ski, hike, and camp. Melanie and her family also have a love for live music.