Meet the Team
Meet our dedicated team specializing in chronic and degenerative illnesses, functional restorative medicine, and longevity therapy!
8101 E Prentice Ave,
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Mon 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tues 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wed 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thur 9:00am – 6:00pm
Fri to Sunday Off
Doug Minton M.D. - Medical Director
Dr. Minton was born in Belle Fourche, SD, and grew up in Utah. He attended the University of Wyoming, and graduated with a B.S. in Zoology. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center, and began his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, which he finished in 1988. He has been a partner at Westside Women’s Care in Wheat Ridge, CO and Arvada, CO since that time. He is a past president of the medical staff at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. Dr. Minton is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as certified in Age Management Medicine through Cenegenics.
Dr. Minton encourages patient and family involvement with healthcare decisions, with a preference in lifestyle changes and natural therapies when at all possible. His personal philosophies towards healing and health align directly with Peak Vitality and the Premier Med Group. He started in private practice in 1988. Doug is married and has three children. He enjoys sailing, scuba diving, theater, reading and hiking with his family.
Andrea Fowler L.Ac., MSOM - TCM Clinician
Andrea Fowler received her masters degree in Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is the Senior TCM practitioner at Peak Vitality, specializing in injection therapy.
Andrea has a passion for treating patients utilizing the time-tested tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with the modern day Evidence Based Practice modalities including Functional Medicine, Restorative Injection Therapy, Chinese herbs, supplements and nutritional and life-style recommendations.
Dr. Dan Kellams, DACM, L.Ac. - Wellness Coordinator
Dan Kellams grew up in southern Indiana, where he attended Indiana University and then University of Louisville in Louisville Kentucky for sports sciences.
Dan went on to attend the acclaimed American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) where he received his training and studies in acupuncture, herbology, Tai Chi, Tui-Na (oriental massage) and Qi-Gong. Dan earned his Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2009. He completed his clinical internship at the prestigious Methodist Hospital in the Houston Medical Center where his passion for advanced integrative therapies grew. Dan earned his DACM specializing in integrative approaches in 2020.
Dan has been heavy involved in integrative, functional and restorative medicine for over a decade. He enjoys both being a clinician, an avid researcher and an educator in integrative therapies as well as proponent of whole body treatment strategies that focus on the central idea that “the power that made the body has the power to heal the body.” Aside from being a the Wellness Coordinator at Peak Vitality in Denver Colorado, Dan also travels the country to consult, educate and coach other clinicians on auto-immunity, chronic illness and difficult health cases.
Terra Heit R.N., BSN - Senior Nurse
Terra was born and raised in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado where she received a Bachelors in Biology and Integrative Physiology. She then attended Nursing School and has worked as a nurse in different areas of medicine. She has worked in Emergency and Urgent Care as well as Labor and Delivery at Lutheran Medical Center. Since starting her career here at Peak Vitality Terra has gone through advanced training in restorative orthopedics, functional medicine, as well as state-of-the-art training in facial aesthetics which includes restorative facial injections with PRP as well as fillers and Botox. She has also enjoyed learning the functional side of medicine and integrating it with traditional medicine. Terra is currently in school to pursue her Doctorate in Family Nursing Practice. When not working to help people live their healthiest lives she loves being a mom and spending time with family and friends.
Amanda Valdez - Front Desk
Biography coming soon!
Darlene Iriarte BA, CNTP- Health Coach/Nutritionist
Darlene brings in the whole body connection as she shows how nutrition and lifestyle adjustments can positively affect health. Darlene focuses on education and coaching patients through personalized, food and lifestyle planning, nutritional deficiencies, as key components in her holistic health coaching and functional nutrition protocols.
Darlene has a BA in International Business and Spanish, and worked with international companies, focusing on process improvement, and relationship building. She changed career paths after trying to improve chronic health ailments, with little help from conventional medical health care practices. She focuses of the powers of nutrition and getting to the underlying cause of illness. This, plus raising two children on holistic wellness principles, was the motivation for becoming a Certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner.
She is a member of Functional Nutrition and Micro-biome forums, has volunteered in community-based organizations, advocacy for neglected and abused children, tutored Spanish to students with developmental disabilities, and wellness education for underprivileged families in Hispanic communities.
Bruce Ayers L.Ac. - TCM Clinician
Bruce spent his early adult years as a building contractor in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He settled in Jackson Wyoming to become a fishing, hunting and snowmobile guide. All the while, Bruce continued his first aid & back country trauma training. With the support of his wife and three daughters, Bruce completed Respiratory Therapy school and practiced for 21 years in this profession. In 1999 Bruce entered Acupuncture school and was granted a Masters in Oriental Medicine in 2004. Bruce uses his accumulative experiences with nature along with his formal training to help patients, friends and family achieve their health goals.