Global Medicine - the Courage to Live with an Open HeartMonique Martin, D.O. - (303)  762-7206 -  Englewood, Colorado


Office Visits
New Patient Information

As a new patient you will be scheduled for an hour appointment. You will be sent forms or you can download them off the website. There are administrative forms and medical forms. The medical forms are detailed and ask many personal questions. Please fill them out to the best of your ability.

At your appointment, I will review your medical forms, ask you a ton of questions, examine you and make suggestions addressing your issues and anything else I find. I usually suggest lab work and occasionally other tests. I recommend that you return in 2-3 weeks time to follow-up on my suggestions and review the lab work. This usually results in more advice. The first follow-up appointment is usually 45-60 minutes. All subsequent visits are usually 30 minutes long. Acute visits (usually same day appointments) are 15 minutes long in order to address the emergency on hand. Annual physical exams and Pap smears are scheduled for 45 minutes.

The Waiting Area

Make an Appointment

Please call us at 303-762-7206 to schedule an appointment. You will need to bring the forms listed below to your appointment. Please print them and fill them out in advance.

  1. Consent for Treatment
  2. HIPAA form
  3. Patient demographic form
  4. Past Medical History form
  5. Review of Systems form – adult (18+ yrs. old) or pediatric (17 yrs. old and under)
The Office

What to Expect

The initial visit entails a comprehensive assessment exploring current symptoms, past medical history along with a physical exam and recommendations. I identify habits, stressors, and belief systems along with evaluating diet, exercise, relationships, work, school and life in general. I am interested in your self-preservation practices and expectations for health. I use conventional labs and tests as well as state-of-the art cutting-edge tests tailored to your individual needs. My recommendations address all the above with an integrative palette of therapies and medical modalities from around the world. They serve to empower you on your quest for optimal health.

The Office
Reception Area
I use the following modalities regularly:

  • Optimizing Health and Prevention
  • Nutrition/Diet
  • Nutraceuticals, Botanicals, Pharmaceuticals
  • Conventional & Cutting-edge Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Detoxification
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
  • Functional Medicine
  • Physical Activity/Exercise
  • Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
  • Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Manual Medicine (e.g. Massage, Manipulation)
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy
  • Mind-Body Medicine (Stress Evaluation)
  • Energy Medicine
  • Spirituality
  • Traditional Healing Systems (e.g. Acupuncture, Shamanism)
  • Conventional Western Medicine
  • Comprehensive Integrative & Alternative Medicine Referral Network

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  1. Bring all your forms. If you have not had time to fill them out, come 30 minutes prior to your appointment to fill them out. If you are 18 years or older you will need the adult forms. Non-emancipated minors will need the pediatric forms. Please click onto forms to print out.

  2. Do not take any supplements the day of your appointment. You may want to take advantage of a state-of-the-art test that measures nutrients in your tissues. To find out more about this test please check out www.spectracell.com. Medications are okay.

  3. Drink lots of water. Hydration is important if you are going to have your blood drawn.

  4. Do not eat for 12 hours prior to your appointment if you are interested in having your cholesterol, blood sugar or insulin checked. This is especially important if you have cholesterol, blood sugar or weight issues. It is okay to take your meds.

  5. Throw all your medications and supplements into a bag and we’ll review them together.

  6. Bring in any pertinent medical records or lab reports e.g. x-ray reports, colonoscopy report, bone density tests, etc.

  7. You are welcome to bring anyone you want to your appointment.

  8. Know your insurance – do you have a PPO, POS, EPO, HMO? This helps in knowing your costs.

The Reception Area

Cancellations & Missed Reservations

I appreciate 24-hour notice for cancellations. Because I set aside an hour for your appointment I charge $50 for missed reservations. Although this is unpopular, it has become common in many service oriented industries such as hotels, travel, and even some restaurants. Most alternative health care providers charge the cost of the entire visit. This fosters an investment in your care and accountability. I am setting aside an hour of my time for you, you should do the same. If I saw patients in 10-15 minute increments I would probably be elated at no-shows, however, I chose not to engage in that kind of medicine. I try to give courtesy reminders, but these are not to be expected. I am not your mother. Appointments scheduled for 30 minutes or less are assessed a $25 missed reservation fee.

Call

As an internist, I am a primary care physician. I have many patients for whom I am their primary care provider and just as many who retain their primary care provider and see me for second opinions. I am happy to be your primary care provider but it is important for you to know that I do not take call. I am not available 24/7. I am fortunate to be living in a large city where after-hour and weekend emergency medical care is abundantly available at Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Centers. I made this decision when I realized that practicing medicine over the phone was bad medicine for both the patient and me. There have been too many cases where patients have been misdiagnosed over the phone and had a bad outcome. This serves no one. I’ve also found that being available around-the-clock robs me of the balance life I so espouse to my patients. Patients enjoyed calling me at home to discuss their lab results during my dinner or when I was putting my kids to bed. It made me realize that I had no boundaries and that was not good. When I shared call with other practices to reduce the load I encountered patients who were looking for me to order meds for them. Don’t get me wrong, doctors after-hours can provide reassurance and guidance. I do this best during business hours when I can provide you my full attention. This allows me to stay committed to my profession.

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Pediatric Patients

I am not a pediatrician. I do see children for holistic second opinions 5 years old and older. Children under the age of 16 years old must have a pediatrician or family practice doctor as their primary care doctor.