Our Story

Watch this video to learn more about Red Tail Wellness Center’s unique philosophy, and how they became a leading functional medicine center in Boulder, CO. See how patients and doctors at our wellness center work together to create a customized health plan.Discover our effective methods of alleviating debilitating conditions and diseases. We help patients with back pain, knee pain, thyroid disease and those who live with depression, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD. Often our treatments can help reduce or eliminate the need to take prescription drugs.

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The Work We Do

At Red Tail a new paradigm of healthcare exists using proven principles to listen and understand your health goals. Compassion, concern and knowledge underscore a passion in using the most modern forms of health-care including Functional Medicine, Applied Kinesiology, Thyroid Care and Chiropractic.

Dr. Ian Hollaman

Dr. Ian Hollaman



Dr. Hollaman specializes in chronic and complex conditions using functional medicine, functional neurology, chiropractic, and therapies like Neurofeedback and cold laser that create a new space for true healing.  Dr. Hollaman suffered from multiple chronic conditions and he provides a different healthcare experience through empathy, comprehensive testing and evaluation. He takes the time to truly explain your health and what the healing process requires.  Dr. Hollaman is one of the few practitioners in the United States to have his certification in functional medicine, Masters in functional medicine and nutrition plus certifications in functional neurology. He also has partnered with a new laboratory that can sequence the chemical messengers from your microbiome and indicate which specific probiotics are necessary to neutralize the inflammation.  He lives in Boulder, CO with his wife Dr. Karen Hollaman and his 4 children.  Dr. Ian loves to fly his bird, “Minnie” (Finnish Goshawk), at wild game and has been an active falconer and Audobonist since age 19.  Dr. Ian also loves gardening and custom woodworking. You will most likely note some of his creations when you step into our beautiful office!


Awards & Associations


  • Doctorate in Chiropractic, Palmer West San Jose
  • Masters of Science Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
  • IFM Certified, Functional Medicine Practitioner
  • Certified Gluten Coach
  • Certification, Proficiency level in Applied Kinesiology
  • (Certification) American Functional Neurology Institute
  • CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider


Dr. Karen B Hollaman

Dr. Karen B Hollaman



History & Education

Dr. Karen B Hollaman grew up in Northern New Jersey with her parents and two sisters. She lived an active lifestyle balancing school with sports, music, and church activities until her sophomore year of high school when her health plummeted due to a track injury. After four years of perplexed medical professionals and being told she was a “medical mystery,” Dr. Hollaman was introduced to chiropractic and quickly learned that her body responded positively to the care. The severe abdominal pain, weight loss, and exhaustion that had caused Dr. Hollaman to fall to the floor in pain, sleep over eighteen hours a day, miss much of her junior and senior year of high school, as well as drop out of college was finally responding.

It was due to the insights of her chiropractor, who used Applied Kinesiology, that Dr. Hollaman regained her health and was able to graduate from college with highest honors and move to Alaska to experience life, work in chiropractic offices, and complete the science requirements necessary for chiropractic college. She then moved to Florida to become a massage therapist and earn her doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida. During her schooling, Dr. Hollaman was president of the nutrition club, class representative, and attended many seminars including the 100 hour certification program in Applied Kinesiology. She also had the opportunity to travel to Madagascar with the clinic abroad program at Palmer. In December 2008, Dr. Hollaman attained her degree as well as her dream of practicing chiropractic medicine.


After being in tremendous pain for years and finally knowing what it felt like to be healthy, Dr. Hollaman wants to prevent and help others through their own health struggles. Dr. Hollaman has helped numerous people with a myriad of health conditions. As a massage therapist and chiropractor, Dr. Hollaman brings a gentle touch and understanding heart to help empower and motivate the healing process. She appreciates, empathizes and sympathizes with the patients’ perspective and treats others, as she desires to be treated. Her goal is to educate and inspire her patient’s health potential in a positive and supportive environment. Dr. Hollaman enjoys working with adults as well as children.


  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association


  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • 100 hour Applied Kinesiology
  • CPR/BLS Health Care Provider Certified


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Our Story

Dr. Ian Hollaman & Dr. Karen Hollaman truly care for their patients, and they bring a tremendous amount of passion to the art of healing. Their willingness to go the extra mile reflects a lifelong pursuit of the golden rule – treat others as you would have them treat you. They are proud to offer wellness services of the highest quality, with a focus on patient care at the heart of all they do. Since 2008, Red Tail Wellness Center has become a leading functional medicine center in Boulder, CO, offering Chiropractic, Functional Medicine, Functional Neurology, Nutrition Coaching, Neurofeedback and more. A unique care plan is crafted using these modalities to meet each client’s specific health needs.

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