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2016 Family Favorites – Health & Wellness

Whether it’s rotavirus that’s making its way through daycare or a chipped tooth on the football field, you want the best medical care for your child. These pediatricians, hospitals, dental and vision specialists come out on top with our readers.

Family Therapist

Top Five

Denver Family Therapy Center

Parker Pediatrics

Riverpath Counseling Colorado

Shalee Horstman at the Denver Counseling Group

The Marriage and Family Clinic

The Winner

The Marriage and Family Clinic

12050 N. Pecos St., Suite 170, Westminster

720-648-8285 |

The counselors at The Marriage and Family Clinic are extensively trained on specific issues pertaining to the complexities of individual, couple and family relationships. That specialization is part of what makes this practice an ideal place for working on a wide range of family therapy issues. Check out the clinic’s award-winning blog, for insight into topics pertaining to all areas of parenting and family life.

Hospital or Health Clinic

Top Five

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Parker Adventist Hospital

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Sky Ridge Medical Center

St. Joseph Hospital

The Winner

Children’s Hospital Colorado

13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora

720-777-1234 |

This renowned pediatric facility sees and treats more kids than any hospital in its seven-state region. Maybe that’s because the folks at Children’s Hospital Colorado are always pioneering new ways of curing childhood diseases, which means juvenile patients receive the most effective and least invasive care available. Readers also appreciate the family-centered experience created by pediatric experts who recognize that families are partners in health.

Natural/Homeopathic Health Care

Top Five*

All Families Natural Health

Denver Holistic Medicine

Highlands Integrative Pediatrics

Integrated Health Systems

Integrity Wellness


*Tie occurred in this category

The Winner

Integrated Health Systems

3601 S. Clarkson St., Suite 420, Englewood

303-781-5617 |

Whether you’re tackling ADHD or sensory issues, dealing with a traumatic brain injury or looking to improve balance and strength, the providers at Integrated Health Systems have an approach to healthcare that focuses on the brain-body connection. The practice consists of two doctors, two neurological therapists and a nutritionist. After a complimentary consultation, new patients undergo a comprehensive exam designed to unearth subtle inconsistencies in the body’s functions, and begin treatment with a customized care plan.


Top Five

Children’s Eye Physicians

Englewood Eyecare

Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center

Highline Vision Center

Kids Choice Vision

The Winner

Kid’s Choice Vision

Four metro locations |

Kid’s Choice services kids and adults in a clean office with modern diagnostic equipment. Comprehensive – and affordable – examinations avert potential eye disorders and diseases, and optometrists also check visual skills and abilities during personalized appointments. Another perk: Kid’s Choice doubles as a dental office, which means you can knock out vision and dental appointments in one convenient visit.


Top Five

All About Braces


Messingham Orthodontics (Dr. Jason Messingham)

Parker Orthodontics (Dr. Jeffrey Collins)

Reed Orthodontics (Dr. Charles F. Reed)

The Winner

All About Braces / Colorado Orthodontics

Six metro locations | 303-462-1462 |

Affordable fees, priceless smiles — that’s the motto at one of Denver’s premiere orthodontic practices. Treatments range from traditional metal and ceramic braces and retainers to cutting-edge Invisalign clear aligners. Regardless of which welcoming, kid-friendly location you choose, you”ll have access to a friendly and highly skilled staff and bilingual services.

Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor)

Top Five

Boulder Valley ENT

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Colorado ENT Specialists of Parker Adventist Hospital

Dr. Jeff Chain of Comprehensive ENT

Dr. Sheri Poznanovic of Rocky Mountain Pediatric ENT Associates

The Winner

Children’s Hospital Colorado

13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora

720-777-8501 |

When you select an ENT at Children’s Hospital Colorado you’re accessing a renowned group of specialists with a reputation for providing pediatric patients with the latest in comprehensive care. ENT doctors collaborate with other services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, including audiology, learning services and immunology; the result is a wholehealth approach that resonates with local families.

Pediatric Dentist

Top Five

Kids Choice Dental

LêDowns Dentistry

Lowry Pediatric Dental Health

Sugar Bugs Pediatric Dentistry

Sunrise Pediatric Dentistry

The Winner

Sugar Bugs Pediatric Dentistry

7578 Sheridan Blvd., Arvada

303-427-9779 |

Staffed by compassionate professionals, this office provides dentistry for children and young adults in a clean, comfortable facility where doctors Tandi Donaldson and Julie Vuong make visiting the dentist a positive experience. When patients are cavity-free, the dentists ring a special “no cavity” cowbell to celebrate this achievement!


Top Five

Advanced Pediatric Associates

Arvada Pediatric Associates

Cherry Creek Pediatrics

Southeast Denver Pediatrics

Stapleton Pediatrics

The Winner

Stapleton Pediatrics

2975 Roslyn St., Suite 100, Denver

303-399-7900 |

Stapleton Pediatrics uses a standout model built on the fundamental belief that parents and pediatricians must work as a team. Patients and their families, then, are afforded individualized care from a “care team” consisting of a mid-level provider and one of the practice’s exceptional doctors.

Urgent Care

Top Five

20 Mile Urgent Care & Family Medicine

Advanced Urgent Care Northglenn

Castle Pines Urgent Care


OnPoint Urgent Care

The Winner

OnPoint Urgent Care

Three metro locations | 303-341-4411 |

With locations in Aurora, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree, OnPoint’s walk-in neighborhood medical centers are accessible to many Denver metro families. The facility staffs physicians committed to implementing the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for patients in sparkling clean facilities with top-notch amenities and complimentary refreshments.

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