I am sold on Dr. Carroll as my primary care physician; I appreciate his Engineering approach to healthcare.
Dr. Carroll’s “Direct Primary Care” model works well for me from both a healthcare and financial perspective. With the ease of so many methods of “meeting” with the Doctor (Video Chat, Text, Email, etc.), I will feel free to have a “one-on-one” with him on issues I used to debate whether or not to go to the office to address. From a financial perspective, I have a high deductible Health Insurance plan. With the new DPC program, my yearly membership plan is about the same dollar amount as I would have spent on a hand full of visits with the old plan.
– B. C.
Dr. Carroll has been my physician for most of the time I have been in Colorado, 20 years. He has always been very good, and open to changing his practice as he learns more about the human body. His relatively recent change to focus on food as a medicine, Paradigm Shift for Health, has worked very well for me. My blood work has gone from borderline in several areas, back to normal. I have even gone off a statin drug for cholesterol, and my cholesterol spiked up for a short time and then back to normal. His even more recent move to Direct Primary Care method is something that fits me very well. I really like that I can have an over the phone appointment. This fits my very busy life, and I feel the care is the same as going to the office. Dr. Carroll really listens to what I say, and together we have made major improvements in my health. I still have a ways to go, but feel I am on the right track. Always learning more about what I can do to better my quality of life.
– G. W.
The first time I became aware of Dr. Carroll’s interest in plant-based diet was at my first appointment after suffering a near-total block in my descending coronary artery, cardiac catheterization, and the placement of two stents. Following Dr. Carroll’s dietary recommendations and using my cardiologist’s prescriptions, I’ve lowered my cholesterol and lost some weight. I’m sleeping better, and generally feel better than I have for a long time.
It’s refreshing to have a doctor focus in on the impact of diet on health! My experience in the past is that doctors have seemed uneducated and uninterested about the importance of a more plant based and hopefully, organic diet in relation to establishing and maintaining a healthy status. Admittedly, I have strayed from this at times over the years, but with Dr. Carroll’s encouragement, have been much more cognizant of the impact of the typical American diet on our health as a whole. It makes a lot more sense to me to make some simple changes and take responsibility for my own health instead of depending on the medical system to take care of me. Fortunately, I have always taken an interest in a more plant-based diet and seem to have a circle of friends who have sound dietary habits. It helps to have both social and medical supports in this respect. Since going to a more plant-based diet, I have so much more energy and a less foggy feeling. I am beginning to lose weight and have noticed a decrease in aches and pains, increase in attention span and a renewed vitality. I haven’t completely given up animal-based protein, however, but eat a significantly less amount of it.