Fort Collins Dr. Rachel Fischer

Dr. Fischer is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and trained in both internal medicine and preventive medicine. She received her fellowship training at the University of Washington in Seattle and is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She completed her functional medicine training through the  Institute of Functional Medicine.

Prior to joining Restore Health, she practiced in Portland Oregon, where she was named one of Portland’s Top Docs by Portland Monthly Magazine. While she addresses a wide-range of chronic health challenges, she has particular interest in gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases, as well as optimizing athlete health.

In her free time, Dr. Fischer enjoys road biking, hiking with her four-legged friend Luna and paddle boarding. She’s an avid CrossFitter and nationally ranked as a master’s athlete. Her passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle greatly influences her approach to helping her patients on their journey to achieving optimal health and well-being.

 

Medical Education
         University of Utah School of Medicine
Training
         Residency Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
         Fellowship Occupational and Environmental Medicine,                               University of Washington, Seattle
         The Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program,                     Federal Way, Washington
Board Certifications
          Preventative Medicine specializing in Occupational and
                Environmental Medicine
Interests
          Functional gastrointestinal disorders
          Cardiovascular health
          Metabolic disease and obesity
          Hormonal health
         Optimal athlete performance
Awards
         Outstanding resident research award (American College of                         Occupational and  Environmental Medicine)
         2014 Portland Monthly Magazine Top Doctor
Teaching
         Adjunct professor University of Western States Master in
                 Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Portland OR

What is Preventative Medicine?

A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.

Dr. Fischer, through activities such as mountain biking and hiking, maintains a healthy and active lifestyle and has witnessed first-hand the amazing health benefits of preventive medicine in her own life. She is passionate about helping others achieve the healthy life they desire and deserve, and experience the positive effects that come from such lifestyle changes and maintenance.

Dr. Rachel Fischer advises her patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. She takes into account a patient’s nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.

Role Within Restore Health Center

Dr. Fischer is one of our preventative medicine specialists and has extensive training in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Functional Medicine.

Thanks to her peerless knowledge and expertise, the Restore Health team relies upon her to perform:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular laboratory evaluation
  • Full thyroid screening, including assessing for autoimmunity
  • Autoimmunity screening
  • Glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity lab assessment
  •  In-depth blood and urine nutrition evaluation
  • Food allergy and sensitivity testing
  • Comprehensive stool testing to assess gut microbiome health
  • Adrenal testing
  • Neurotransmitter testing
  • Individualized food plan and life style recommendations
  • Hormone evaluation and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • In-office treatments for incontinence including O-Shot and ThermiVa
  • Health optimization for athletic performance
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Labwork

The nutritional evaluation evaluates overall nutritional status to determine personalized supplementation needs for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients.

Celiac disease is a disorder characterized by intestinal malabsorption of nutrients due to sensitivity to the alcohol-soluble portion of gluten known as gliadin. Most patients are asymptomatic, but can have numerous symptoms.

Traditional lipid testing often fails to detect cardiovascular disease in its early stages. We order tests beyond the conventional lipid panel, which include non-traditional lipids, lipoproteins, inflammation, genetic variants, and more. 

Location

Restore Health Center

3553 Clydesdale Pkwy., Suite 230
Loveland, Colorado, 80538

Phone: (970) 278-0900