To protect patients, visitors and health care workers, we have implemented the following procedures:
- Non-urgent medical appointments should be rescheduled or converted to telehealth visits.
- Any patient checking in must tell staff and ask for a mask if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
- Anyone under 16 years of age NOT being seen as a patient is restricted from visiting any area.
- Visitor restrictions are in place. Please call to inquire about exceptions.
For general information, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website
Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.
Guido Frank, MD
Professor Adjoint, Psychiatry-Child-CHC
Conditions & Treatments
Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Board Certification
Psychiatry, Board Certification
- Child and Teen Health
- Mental Health and Behavior
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Clinical Interest for Patients
I am board certified in adult as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition, I received extensive formal training in psychotherapy (CBT, family therapy, dynamic therapy, Feldenkrais, hypnotherapy). This combination of clinical training together with my training and experience in brain research gives me a fairly unique perspective on psychiatric disorders and treatment, taking into account all aspects of past and current experience together with potential biological underpinnings, as well as foster a neuroscience based approach to treatment.
My utmost goal in this work is to improve the quality of life of the individual as well as the family system that a patient is embedded in. This starts with an empathic approach, careful assessment, thoughtful recommendation of treatment options and providing the family with the experience that their feedback is always welcome and that treatment is happening in a collaborative manner and taking all aspects of importance including culture specific experiences and attitudes into account. My extensive training in psychotherapy has always given me a special background to connect with and treat my patients in that way. One of my psychotherapy teachers once said that every patient has the right to be convinced that the treatment the clinician offers is appropriate and likely to be of help. I have always worked with families in that spirit and I believe this makes it easier for families to engage in the treatment process. A special emphasis of mine is always that the child or adolescent is as much as possible involved in the decision-making process and takes ownership in the process of treatment.
Service in the academic field as manuscript editor or reviewer and service in various organizations such as the Academy for Eating Disorders as committee chair, board of directors member and treasurer.
I have given multiple invited lectures, plenary session and grand rounds primarily on eating disorders.