Monique L. Giroux, Medical Director and CEO
Dr. Monique Giroux is founder and medical director of the Movement and Neuroperformance Center of Colorado. She is a board certified neurologist with fellowship training in Movement Disorders, PET Imaging and Integrative Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Her philosophy of care stems from the belief that people do best when they are active partners in their care and when treatment blends the best of traditional medicine with approaches that strengthen and engage the mind-body-spirit. Dr. Giroux is past medical director of the Northwest Parkinson Foundation and founding physician of the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center, one of the first interdisciplinary care centers in the USA. Dr. Giroux also served as medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Movement Disorders and DBS outpatient program. Additionally, Dr. Giroux and Sierra Farris PA-C were recognized by the Cleveland Clinic in 2006 earning their Shining Star Award for teamwork. Dr. Giroux most recently revived the Swedish Medical Center Movement Disorders & Deep Brain Stimulation program in Englewood Colorado. Dr. Giroux has authored patient centered books that have reached several thousand readers. As a professional motivational and educational speaker, Dr. Giroux has inspired and empowered people to live life to the fullest. Read more about Monique Giroux, MD.
Sierra Farris, MA, MPAS, PA-C Director Deep Brain Stimulation Services
Sierra Farris is a board certified physician assistant since 1998 specializing in neurology and deep brain stimulation and co-founder of the Movement & Neuroperformance Center. Sierra began her career in DBS in 2000 treating more than 1000 people with DBS. Sierra is a national DBS educator since 2004 and developed one of a few nationally recognized intensive troubleshooting clinics for people with complicated and unsatisfactory results from DBS. Sierra has a systematic approach to evaluate and optimize DBS outcomes for all patients. Sierra has provided care in all aspects of deep brain stimulation including initial evaluation, pre-surgical counseling, surgical neurophysiological mapping, post-surgery care, technical hardware specialist and programming over the long-term. Sierra is also a Clinical Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and a master’s degree in Bioethics and Clinical Neurology. Appointments include Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Sierra was recognized by her national professional society in 2007 with a Paragon Award for MD-PA Partnership by the American Academy of Physician Assistants and chosen as Outstanding Alumni of the Year 2007 by her Alma mater State University of New York Stony Brook School of Health Technology and Management Physician Assistant program.
We will work closely with your preferred or local rehabilitation specialist to optimize your care. We take a proactive approach partnering with rehabilitation specialists to include speech and swallowing, physical, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists and social work. Our philosophy of care includes a collaborative approach with Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Quong, meditation, massage and mindfulness practitioners.