Founder and Medical Director
In private practice since 1994, Dr Rollins is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Practice and has been certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. With these credentials and years of experience in a rural practice he is well qualified in managing complex medical issues as well as handling serious medical emergencies and injuries.
As the first physician in Western Colorado to be Board Certified with the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Dr Rollins also has extensive training and experience with bioidentical hormone replacement for men and women, thyroid and adrenal disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, weight loss and healthy aging.
In 2006 Dr. Rollins opened AdvantAge Integrative Medicine in Grand Junction in order to bring these specialty services to Western Colorado. In 2008 he founded the Integrative Medicine Center of Western Colorado.
Dr Rollins is an active educator with a passion for learning and teaching. He can be found doing weekly educational seminars, newspaper columns and television news commentary on local network affiliates. He is a clinical faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, hosting medical students for their one month long family medicine training.
In 2004 Dr. Rollins was chosen for “Colorado Family Physician of the Year.” This prestigious award is given annually to only one of over 1,800 family physicians. The recipient is chosen by the Board of the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is based on their expertise and commitment to family medicine.
He is a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM). Having passed the “gold standard” examination from ACAM, he is “Certified in Chelation Therapy“. Dr. Rollins has extensive background in Occupational Medicine, caring for work related injuries, and is certified as “preferred provider” with Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company. He serves as a medical director for HopeWest Hospice in Plateau Valley and Debeque.
After graduating from the University of Kansas School Of Medicine, he then finished his residency training in Family Practice at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He opened his private practice in Collbran, Colo. in 1994 where he and his partner provide full service family practice care while providing 24 hr / day emergency coverage.
An avid health enthusiast himself Scott “walks the talk” enjoying time with his wife and two boys, cooking and eating healthy foods, working in his family’s organic garden, taking his ritual morning walk, hiking, skiing or just relaxing playing guitar and piano.
Advanced Practice Nurse
Sue K. Goebel originates from North Dakota, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and went on to earn her Master of Science from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. After earning her MS, Goebel practiced as a clinical nurse specialist in parent-child nursing (now family practice nursing) and became certified as a Nurse Practitioner in 1994. She practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for five years and served as an adjunct clinical instructor and classroom lecturer in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at her alma mater.
Goebel has been a member of the faculty at Colorado Mesa University since 1998 and taught a variety of courses. She currently teaches Health Assessment and Promotion, Theories and Foundations and Public Health. Goebel has practiced as a nurse practitioner at the Integrative Medicine Center since 2011.
Sue’s nursing career has always had at its center an appreciation for nursing as a transpersonal endeavor, with interest inclusive of human sexuality, communication, growth and development. While forensics, health literacy and legal nurse consulting remain strong interests, she has found a passion for integrative health and holistic healing.
Her professional memberships include National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the International Association of Forensic Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Amber Rainey grew up on the Grand Mesa, right here in Colorado, and received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Mesa State College. She has extensively trained with Dr. Rollins and specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement, food allergies, and autoimmune diseases
Amber is Certified in Chelation Therapy by the prestigious American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM). She specializes in customized IV therapies and directs our IV therapy programs.
She was also the original study coordinator for our participation the NIH funded “Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy”.
Registered Nurse & Clinical Nurse Educator
Starting her career in the medical arena over 15 years ago as an Emergency Medical Technician in Ouray, CO Tamra went on to broaden her professional career as a Registered Nurse in beautiful Western Colorado. Graduating from Mesa University, she holds degrees in both Fine Arts and Nursing, a testament to her ongoing thirst for balance between academia and creative expression.
Since becoming a nurse in 2004, Tamra has gained extensive experience and exposure to many avenues of nursing, but her love of holistic medicine resonates deepest. She is now exploring novel ways in which to nurse, integrating the healing powers of nutrition and alternative therapies supported through Knowledge, Love, and Compassion.
Tamra specializes in IV therapy, Low-Dose Allergy and Immunotherapy, and offers educational guidance to support patients through their healthcare journeys. Tamra is also the current study coordinator for our participation the NIH funded “Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy 2”.
Registered Nurse & Clinical Nurse Educator
Karli was born and raised in Grand Junction, and received BA in Kinesiology with emphasis on sport and fitness management in 2007. She was a personal trainer when she discovered her desire to help people on another level and went on to get her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2016.
She has worked at Community Hospital in the procedure center and on the medical/surgical floor. After welcoming her third child she left the hospital to work in home health.
“I like working at IMC because we treat the the whole person, and because IMC is supportive of my work/life balance. I like doing the restorative IV’s because it is supporting the body’s natural immune and healing response.”
Karli enjoys an active lifestyle that includes spending time with her husband and three children outdoors. She also has competed in bodybuilding, done triathlons, half marathons and ran her first marathon this year. IMC fits well with her philosophy health of the whole person.
Our medical assistants undergo an extensive training program that includes a comprehensive checklist of competency. Under the direct oversight of Dr Rollins and a team of experienced nurses, they have had exceptional one-on-one training and are proficient at the daily tasks of managing the flow of patient labs, prescriptions and phone calls, as well as the lab and treatment services including blood draws, skin testing for allergies, and administration of immunotherapy treatments. They also serves as clinical educators, helping our patients with guidelines on prescription and natural therapies as well as review of food allergy results.
Medical Assistant & Clinical Educator
Medical Assistant & Clinical Educator
Micah especially enjoys doing the “hands-on” work of a medical assistant, such as blood draws and injections. Oddly enough, she also enjoys paperwork (unless it involves insurance…).
“Working at The IMC is such a gift because I’m constantly learning. From new functional medicine discoveries, to procedures new to the IMC, I’m right in the middle of it and always expanding my knowledge.”
She finds the most challenging aspect of being a Medical Assistant, particularly at the IMC, is “keeping my knowledge-base up to speed with the new things the office is incorporating, such as new IV’s, supplements, and treatment protocols.”
Medical Assistant & Clinical Educator
Patricia’s favorite part of being an MA is that there is always something new to learn – “I feel like I am constantly expanding my knowledge.” She especially enjoys assisting with the injection procedures.
Her favorite thing about working at the IMC is that “everyone is so welcoming, and liking what you do as well as enjoying the company of the people you work with is what can turn it into a lifelong career”.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hiking, camping and four-wheeling and appreciates that working at the IMC allows her time to travel.
Nutrition & Wellness Coordinator
As a graduate of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in nutritional psychology, Meredith is at the forefront of a powerful, new, holistic nutritional healing movement that’s changing the way we understand food, weight, body image, holistic nutrition, and health.
Teaching “mind-body nutrition” Meredith looks at the psycho-physiology of how digestion, assimilation, calorie burning and all the nutritive functions of the body are impacted by stress, relaxation, thought, emotion, pleasure, our personal story, eating rhythm, eating speed, awareness, and so much more. WHAT we eat is half the story of good nutrition. The other half of the story is WHO we are as eaters.
Practicing “dynamic eating psychology” she encourages a positive approach that sees all of our eating concerns as an opportunity for growth and transformation, exploring how our food challenges are here to teach us, rather than enemies to be attacked, and looking to uncover the connections between our personal world and our unwanted eating habits.
Meredith is skilled in teaching nutrition principles for general health, weight loss, delayed food allergies, and disease specific diets such as for diabetes or kidney disease. She is an expert in treating intestinal disorders such as “leaky gut”, dysbiosis and even autoimmune conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
Meredith’s work at the IMC is complemented by her boutique catering company, Taproot, which focuses on providing healthy, locally sourced meals. She shares her passion for food through cooking classes, recipes, meal plans, grocery store tours and weekly meals for our patients.
She first became interested in health and nutrition after being diagnosed with Lyme disease. You can read more about her experience with Lyme disease here or head to her YouTube channel to watch My Story. The negative effects of Lyme disease coupled with long-term antibiotic use completely destroyed her body, so she began searching for alternative ways of healing which is when she started implementing the GAPS diet. She became so empowered by the progress in her health after just a few months on the GAPS Diet that she decided to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS Practitioner so that she could share my experience and help others feel better, too!
Carley truly believes the words of Hippocrates that “All disease begins in the gut” and once you begin to heal the gut, you can start to heal the body.
Certified Health Coach & Holistic Nutritionist
Monica is a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, and is trained in different dietary theories, eastern and western nutrition, modern health issues, personal growth and development, and health counseling. She works with our patient in person and over the phone or internet, and also offers small group wellness workshops at the IMC.
She is also program director and teacher at The Academy of Yoga, having practiced and studied yoga for 2 decades with the most prominent yoga instructors in the world. She is an Experienced 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher & Trainer with Yoga Alliance & Iyengar Yoga certified.
She teaches Yoga full time, leading retreats, classes, privates, specialty workshops and teacher trainings. Her teaching style is a distillation of her intensive studies, where she imparts to her students the wisdom gained through course work, practice and dedication.
Danace is a native of Western Colorado and has always enjoyed the natural beauty surrounding the Grand Valley. She attended Mesa State College, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science in 2001.
While working several years in the field of infectious disease, she discovered the need to support the community through education. She then worked for over 10 years in the Public Health arena and obtained a Masters of Public Health Degree from Walden University in 2012.
Her background in health education and disease prevention coupled with her passion for investigative research, fits beautifully with the integrative medicine approach to wellness and the exciting new field of Epigenetics.
Danace provides Nutrigenomics Counseling based on individual genetic reports from 23anMe. Where healthy methylation and epigenetic expression are central to whole being support.
Office Manager & Receptionist
Running the front office at the IMC takes my full arsenal of business administrative knowledge to ensure patients receive the best service we can give. Having a professional background and my own lifestyle choices revolve around holistic and functional medicine, it is truly a blessing to be apart of this amazing company. I believe in and have experienced everything we do, which makes me the ideal person you would want to speak with when you call our office for the first time.”
Gina has lived in Grand Junction since 2000. She and her husband enjoy the Western Colorado terrain for dirt-bike riding and the occasional glass of Palisade wine on their patio.