Highly Specialized Care
Dr. Monique Giroux combines medical, rehabilitation and wellness therapies offering holistic, empathic and comprehensive personalized care in Colorado. Dr. Giroux completed Neurology residency at Yale, and a movement disorders fellowship at Emory University. Early in 1999, Dr. Giroux considered patient-centered comprehensive care ideal for her patients quality of life and set the course to develop one of the first specialty centers for Parkinson's in Seattle when the concept of holistic care was unknown in the field of Movement Disorders. Her interest in the mind-body connection grew out of observations of her patients' capacity for self-healing. Moving toward this complementary side of medicine, she explored mindfulness training under the Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD approach at the University of Massachusetts, completed an extensive mindfulness training certification for professionals at Duke Integrative Medicine at Chapel Hill and studied Therapeutic Yoga at White Lotus. Further shaping the next decade of her evolving care model, Dr. Giroux completed an additional fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under direction of Andrew Weil. Dr. Giroux's strong belief that patient-centered care empowers and strengthens resiliency is evident in the hope she inspires in her patients. Dr. Giroux is an author of several patient books, national speaker and recognized specialist in Movement Disorders, deep brain stimulation and complementary therapies. Dr. Giroux has participated in research that has shaped best treatments strategies and is currently a principal investigator in the Boston Scientific INTREPID trial, the latest innovations in deep brain stimulation therapy.
Dr. Giroux is the founder and executive director of The Healthy Living Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and online support for people living with chronic illness. You can learn more at The Healthy Living Institute.
DBS Focused Medical Experts
Sierra Farris PA-C, Deep Brain Stimulation specialist since 2000 and director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Care and Troubleshooting Services. People interested in DBS benefit from a comprehensive team approach including a thorough medical and neurological evaluation, DBS education and surgical risk assessment and monitoring of stimulation and implanted hardware for long-term success. Sierra works closely with neurosurgeons, neurologists sand rehabilitation specialists to maximize the overall success of deep brain stimulation locally or from a distance. Sierra has extensive experience programming Medtronic and Boston Scientific neurostimulation systems and trained on the Abbott (formerly St. Jude) Infinity programming platform. Sierra has provided DBS training and technical consulting since 2004 and authored several informative publications about DBS hardware, ethics, long-term care and troubleshooting problems and failures.
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