Salida, Colorado-William Schroeder, D.O., has joined the medical staff of Heart of the
Rockies Regional Medical Center and will specialize in internal medicine
and integrative medicine at the HRRMC Specialty Clinic, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida.
Dr. Schroeder is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board
of Internal Medicine and completed a fellowship in integrative medicine
at the University of Arizona School of Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil.
Before relocating to the Upper Arkansas Valley, he worked for 16 years
as a solo practitioner at Woodland Integrative Medicine in Woodland Park,
Colorado. Prior to that Dr. Schroeder served as the medical director at
the Cripple Creek Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. He has also worked
at Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Network Health Centers.
Dr. Schroeder earned his osteopathic medical degree from Des Moines University
and did an internship in osteopathic medicine at Botsford General Hospital
in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He completed an internal medicine residency
at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and a second residency in
internal medicine at Spokane Internal Medicine in Spokane, Washington.
Integrative medicine is a style of care that focuses on the patient and
addresses not just disease treatment and prevention but optimizing health,
according to Dr. Schroeder.
"When appropriate, I select the safest, most effective and scientifically
valid methods from a wide variety of complementary disciplines. I then
integrate them with Western medicine based on a holistic assessment of
a patient's needs and desires," he said. "I am pleased to
be able to offer these options as a skill beyond my training as an osteopathic
internal medicine physician."
Dr. Schroeder specializes in healthy aging and in complex and difficult
cases including a variety of chronic diseases, chronic fatigue, thyroid
disorders, anxiety, depression and stress, low testosterone, post-menopausal
hormone replacement, and metabolic disorders.
"Dr. Schroeder's experience and training in both internal medicine
and integrative medicine is unique and will provide patients in our service
area another opportunity to have comprehensive care locally," said
CEO Bob Morasko. "We are very fortunate to have him on our medical
Dr. Schroeder is now accepting new patients. For more information or to
make an appointment at the HRRMC Specialty Clinic, call 719-530-2204.