About Wolfe Functional Medicine

Our mission is to provide health care rather than sick care; to look beyond just the symptoms, understand the root cause, prevent future disease and restore proper health through supplementation, diet, and lifestyle; implemented with genuine love and concern for our patients.

Wolfe Functional Medicine is a full-spectrum integrative health office.

Ginger Wolfe, D.C.

Doctor Wolfe has over 17 years of experience improving the health and wellness of her patients through both Functional Medicine and Chiropractic care. From the very start of her career, she has had a dedicated passion towards understanding the “why” behind health conditions, how they originated, and how they can effectively be helped without the use of prescription medications. She has studied with the Functional Medicine University and has had extensive post graduate training in gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmunity, neurology, supplementation, clinical nutrition, sports medicine, functional endocrinology, pediatrics, and the gut-brain connection. Because of her unique and in-depth approach to healthcare, Dr. Wolfe often receives referrals from other practitioners including those from John Hopkins University and other national healthcare leaders.

Dr. Wolfe has held several professional memberships including the Colorado Chiropractic Association, the Maryland Chiropractic Association, and The Virginia Chiropractic Association as well as the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She has served as a team doctor for triathlon clubs, soccer teams, and has had the pleasure of treating many professional athletes.

Dr. Wolfe is originally a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and fell in love with Boulder, Colorado while on a vacation during graduate school. She enjoys all the great outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, yoga, and triathlons. She currently sits on the board of the Boulder Triathlon Club and is a member of the Old School Industries Cycling Team. Whenever possible, you will find her best friend (and office teammate) “Colbie” in tow as her furry sidekick.

Doug Burson, D.C.

Dr. Doug was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida. He graduated from Roanoke college in Salem, Virginia majoring in Psychology with pre-med studies. After undergraduate studies he worked as an associate counselor for 4 years in an adolescent and adult psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital. He completed his graduate work in Chiropractic at Logan University, graduating in 1995.

After graduation Dr. Doug became the Director of Rehabilitation for ChiroMed Health Center & Medlink in St. Charles, Missouri. His practice was functional rehabilitation, sports chiropractic and family wellness. Dr. Doug developed his concepts of whole body wellness, understanding that each patient is an individual. He continues to expand his knowledge base and has a unique background and skill set. He has completed 150 hours of the Chiropractic Neurology Diplomat program. Prior to relocating to Colorado, he was an attending Chiropractic Physician at Aurora Medical Group and Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee, WI where he worked closely with Orthopedic Spine surgeons and Neurosurgeons. He works with a wide range of patient populations ranging from newborns to those in their golden years and has treated a long list of professional and Olympic athletes. Dr. Doug was also the Chiropractic Provider for the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team from 2008 – 2012.
He was also the treating Chiropractor for the Kenda Continental Professional Cycling team, the GearGrinder Pro-development team headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and BioWheels professional development team headquartered in Ashton, North Carolina. Dr. Doug’s other passion was Long Track Speed Skating.

He has competed on an international level and holds a bronze and two silver metals from international competitions in the masters division and numerous podium finishes in North American competitions and worked as the Chiropractor to the 2002 All Around Olympic Team and treated a number of Olympic team speed skaters.

Rachel

Office Manager

Meet Rachel our Office Manager. Although a classically trained flutist and professional singer-songwriter, Rachel has worked in the nutritional supplement and alternative medicine industry for 20 years.

She loves people, music, and the arts. Her passion for music with the goal to inspire people to be their unique selves allows for an intuitive understanding and compassion for our patients who come to our office for
extremely diverse health issues.

Andrew J Pollak, L.Ac, LMT

Colorado-Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Massage Therapist

Andrew J Pollak is a Colorado-licensed acupuncturist, clinical Chinese herbalist and massage therapist. He holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from Southwest Acupuncture College and an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Medical Massage from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. He is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC). Andrew holds a Diplomat of Acupuncture and a Diplomat of Chinese Herbs.

The four-year Chinese medical training curriculum included over 3000 hours of didactic and clinical education and over 900 hours of clinical practice; the 2 year massage therapy training curriculum spanned 1350 classroom hours and 300 hours of clinical practicum.

Andrew is a native of Detroit, Michigan and has been a resident of Colorado since 2006. He loves cats and horses, and is endlessly enchanted by the hiking vistas explored and yet unknown in the Colorado mountains.

Andrew’s passion for deep healing in healthcare was born out of a love for languages. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he studied Linguistics and specialized in East Asian and Western European languages. Living abroad as an English teacher, he uncovered a dormant capacity for heartfelt listening while engaging his students in sincere conversation. Since then, he has developed many intuitive and scientific tools for hearing the issues in his patients’ tissues, such as clairvoyance, clairsentience and empathic point location.

Norah Charles, MSOM, L.Ac

Boulder Acupuncture and Herbs

Norah Charles, MSOM, L.Ac., holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed by the state of Colorado. Norah holds a Diplomat of Acupuncture and a Diplomat of Chinese Herbs. She is also a Certified Provider of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture.

Norah specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain, anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal issues, women’s reproductive health (including menopause), headaches, fatigue, hypertension, and many other chronic and acute conditions. Norah is especially committed to providing exemplary geriatric care and regularly treats patients in their senior years.

Prior to her education in Chinese medicine, Norah received her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Colorado and worked as a writer. When not in the clinic, Norah likes to dance, read, hike, and practice yoga.

Colbie

(“Wonderpup”)

Colbie is our resident English Golden Retriever and Certified Therapy Dog. He’s a staple part of our office and even has his own business cards! You’ll often find him leaning into a patient’s leg, serving as a pillow for kids, or just basking in sun with one of his toys. We all need a little puppy love in our lives and we’re grateful for the love and joy he brings to our office and patients.