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.

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Office Manager

Kathleen’s main focus in life is raising her two children, Tyler (17) and Ashley (12).  After being at home with them for 13 years, while simultaneously running her husband’s business,  Kathleen decided to pursue her passion for health and wellness here at Red Tail. She is one of 7 siblings and just recently moved to Louisville from Philadelphia, PA to join her 3 older sisters out here in the mountains! She is an athlete at heart and loves to cook. After Kathleen’s own struggle with anxiety, IBS and gut problems, she decided to seek the most holistic approach to feeling better.  In addition to cleaning up her diet and taking supplements, Kathleen dove head first into learning as much as possible about Functional Medicine and how each system works together to achieve optimal health. She loves sharing this with the patients each and every day at Red Tail.

Janet Smith

Janet Smith

Patient Care Assistant

Janet moved to Colorado 12 years ago with her family: husband Doug, daughter Haley (23) and son Wyatt (19). They have previously lived in Oregon, Belgium, Tennessee, England – travel is definitely a passion for them! They enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking and part-taking in the many wonderful culinary and craft brew in the area. Here in Boulder she has worked in the spa industry for 5 years and is always interested in learning about health and wellness! Janet joined the Red Tail Wellness team in August 2018 as a patient care assistant. Her passion is “people” and customer service – she enjoys building relationships with patients and doing her best to support them in their journey to better health! She loves being a part of the RTWC team and growing and learning with them and the amazing patients that walk through our doors!  

Dr. Ian Hollaman

Dr. Ian Hollaman

DC, MSc, IFMCP

 

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

Certifications

  • 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

D.C.

 

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.

Philosophy

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.

Associations

  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Certifications

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

 

Natalie Earle

Natalie Earle

Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner

Natalie Earle is a certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner from the Nutrition Therapy Association. She was inspired to pursue a career in nutrition after she received her Bachelors of Science in Physics due to her own gut health symptoms; specifically skin issues, food intolerances, energy and mood. She has been in holistic healthcare for over 5 years.  She has worked with patients to educate and empower them about nutrition, lifestyle, and supplementation in order to support their innate wellness. As nutritionist and metabolic coordinator, Natalie gives nutritional recommendations based on patients’ labs, symptoms, and bio-individual constitution. Natalie loves horses and dachshunds, making art (especially food and pottery), and listening to people. It is Natalie’s purpose to support patients on their own nutrition journey. 

Katie Lawler

Katie Lawler

Patient Care Assistant

Katie is a licensed massage therapist and clinical herbalist.  Originally from Berkeley, CA, she moved to Boulder in 1988 where she found her true home.  She was called to learn abdominal massage after suffering debilitating menstrual cramps.  After alleviating her symptoms using a holistic approach, she began her journey with integrative medicine.

Katie spent ten years at Longmont United Hospital in the Health Center for Integrated Therapies providing massage services in Oncology, the Birthplace, Senior Center, and to the community via a satellite center.

Katie is excited to now guide you as a Patient Care Assistant at Red Tail Wellness Center, she is passionate about integrative health and supporting people on their journey.

Katie is an avid outdoors person and has taught Nordic Skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort for many years.  Also a dancer, yoga enthusiast, and meditator.  She has a partner and 15 year old daughter who attends High School in Boulder.

The Hollaman family | Red Tail Wellness Centers, a leading functinal medicine center in Boulder, CO

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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