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Lisa Corbin , MD

Associate Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine
Corbin
Clinic Phone: 720-848-9500

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine

Locations: Denver - University Internal Medicine Denver at Lowry, Aurora - UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion

Clinical Interest for Patients: INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE (720-848-1090) I have been the medical director for the Center for Integrative Medicine since its inception in 2001, and I continue to counsel patients there as well as oversee clinical activities of our other providers (acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, mind/body therapies, supplement counseling, nutrition). I will guide you in exploration of non-medication approaches to illness and wellness, emphasizing lifestyle strategies (exercise, mind/body, diet, sleep) and discouraging use of harmful CAM therapies, encouraging use of safe and effective therapies (being mindful of money and time) and openly exploring use of safe, plausible, but less researched approaches. Our acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, dietitians, psychologists, and pharmacists/herbalists all work together with a caring administrative staff and fully integrate your care with your other treating providers, whether in the UCH system or outside. I am passionate about using lifestyle and CAM approaches for health. If we can improve your health without medication, all the better! I believe that the patient is at the center of their medical team, and if truly engaged in their own health care, willing to do the work necessary to improve health (exercise, work on nutrition, stress reduction, etc) then we can minimize the use of medication. This requires an active, involved patient - the opposite of the "old way" where everything is done "to" the patient. We are the referral clinic within the UCH system for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue; we also see a large amount of patients with cancer and people interested in maintaining wellness / disease prevention. PRIMARY CARE (720-848-9500) I see patients in the University Medicine clinic at Lowry for primary care. I enjoy working with adult patients of all ages and particularly enjoy working with patients to feel as well as possible if they have particular illnesses, to maintain wellness if they are healthy through emphasis on lifestyle and prevention / health maintenance screenings (including women's health needs). I do not see patients with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue in the primary care setting, however - I feel I can serve this population best through consultation at the Center for Integrative Medicine (see above). EXECUTIVE HEALTH (720-848-2370) I also work with the University's Executive Health Program where I can provide all relevant health screenings and health review / exam in an extremely efficient manner.
Conditions & Treatments:
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Primary Care
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
General Information
Gender: Female
Language: English
Care Philosophy: I believe that the most important person in the integration of care is the patient. I strive to empower my patients to take as much control as they can of their illness and health so that life feels less out of control and more predictable and fun.
Personal Interests: When I'm not working, I enjoy the company of my family; I also practice what I preach and try to maintain a work-life balance, run, hike and ski, and eat well though I can relate to the struggles my patients face! (Remember, doing the right thing all the time means 80% of the time...!)
Volunteer Activities: I enjoy volunteering in my children's schools - it's enlightening to be a "fly on the wall" in their native habitats! I also serve on the board of AlterMed research foundation, a local (Fort Collins) non-profit dedicated to raising funds for CAM research, and I serve on a number of committees throughout the hospital to help guide policy and procedures related to CAM use and education. I was appointed as an advisory committee member to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee; we report to the Department of Health and Human Services with recommendations to improve care of patients with CFS. This term will last from 2012 - 2015.
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (1992)

Undergraduate Schools
BS, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (NC) (1988)

Internships
University of Colorado (1993)

Residency Program
University of Colorado, Internal Medicine (1995)
University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1996)

Specialty Information
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1995) Recertification (2005)
Integrative Medicine (1996)

Conditions & Treatments:
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Primary Care
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness

Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
University of Colorado Hospital

Clinical Locations
University Internal Medicine Denver at Lowry
8111 E Lowry Blvd suite 120
Denver, CO 80230
Website
720-848-9500 (Phone)


UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 N. Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 720-848-0000

Job Titles
Clinical - Medical Director, Integrative Medicine
Academic - Associate Professor

Department, Section / Division
Medicine, Medicine-Internal Medicine

Center Affiliations
Center for Integrative Medicine

Professional Memberships
American College of Physicians - Fellow
Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine - Steering Committee member
Society of General Internal Medicine
Research & Grants
155485 - Michael J Fox Foundation Acupuncture as a Symptomatic Treatment for Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease (2010)

Website
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Corbin LW"[Author] OR "Corbin L"[Author] OR "Winslow LC"[Author] OR "Winslow L"[Author]

Research Interests
I, along with the other practitioner members of our team, partner with researchers around the campus to conduct solid research on the use of CAM therapies for various conditions. Recent work has our chiropractor partnering with colleagues in the orthopaedics department; our acupuncturists are doing work with neurology (use of acupuncture to reduce fatigue in Parkinson's disease).
Teaching
Associate Professor (1992)
School of Medicine
Medicine
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE "CAM: Theories and Practices" - semester long elective for 1st and 2nd year students. "CAM/Wellness" elective for 4th year students "Integrative Medicine" - required session for all 3rd year students "Herbal Medicine" - required for all 2nd year students Shadowing opportunities for all students OTHER PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS "Integrative Medicine" and "Evidence based CAM" for students in the CHA/PA program "Integrative Medicine introduction" for Doctor of PT program Shadowing opportunities, preceptorship of clinical activities RESIDENTS AND FACULTY Lecture to internal medicine and physical medicine residents yearly Give grand rounds and other faculty physician presentations as requested Teach in local and national CME venues COMMUNITY Enjoy speaking to support groups and other groups interested in integrative medicine

Information for Referring Providers
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers: INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE I have been the medical director for the Center for Integrative Medicine since its inception in 2001, and I continue to counsel patients there as well as oversee clinical activities of our other providers (acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, mind/body therapies, supplement counseling, nutrition). I guide patients in exploration of non-medication approaches to illness and wellness, emphasizing lifestyle strategies (exercise, mind/body, diet, sleep) and discouraging use of harmful CAM therapies, encouraging use of safe and effective therapies (being mindful of money and time) and openly exploring use of safe, plausible, but less researched approaches. Our acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, dietitians, psychologists, and pharmacists/herbalists all work together with a caring administrative staff and fully integrate the care we provide your patient with you and your patient's other treating providers, whether in the UCH system or in the community. I am passionate about using lifestyle and CAM approaches for health. If we can improve health without medication, all the better! I believe that the patient is at the center of their medical team, and if truly engaged in their own health care, willing to do the work necessary to improve health (exercise, work on nutrition, stress reduction, etc) then we can minimize the use of medication. This requires an active, involved patient - the opposite of the "old way" where everything is done "to" the patient. We are the referral clinic within the UCH system for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue; we also see a large amount of patients with cancer and people interested in maintaining wellness / disease prevention.

Research Interest for Referring Providers: I, along with the other practitioner members of our team, partner with researchers around the campus to conduct solid research on the use of CAM therapies for various conditions. Recent work has our chiropractor partnering with colleagues in the orthopaedics department; our acupuncturists are doing work with neurology (use of acupuncture to reduce fatigue in Parkinson's disease).

Hospital Affiliation
University of Colorado Hospital

Clinical Locations: Denver - University Internal Medicine Denver at Lowry, Aurora - UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion

Clinic Phone: 720-848-9500

Fax Phone: 720-848-7143

Office Phone: 720-848-1090
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