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*Andrew Cunningham MD and Brent Jaster MD accept appointments. Search by name, or click on the practice (L.I.F.E. Medicine), to see both schedules in ZocDoc. We encourage you to see your regular doctor, but you may choose for convenience/availability.
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WE ARE THE RIGHT CLINIC IF YOU:
Value extended time with your doctor (and are happy to pay for this time if required by your insurance)
Understand that GOOD MEDICINE is NOT a ONCE YEARLY visit to get refills
Desire to know how NUTRITION/LIFESTYLE change can be as POWERFUL as many prescriptions
Need ACCOUNTABILITY and HONESTY
Welcome that a good Dr. will ask PROBING QUESTIONS that may apply to your long-term health, and CONTINUOUSLY CHALLENGE you to make changes
Tolerate COMPUTERS for scheduling and most communication
Do NOT need lots of support in between scheduled appts (We do not employ extra staff (barriers to your doctor))
About Brent Jaster, MD:
An open-minded, passionate & creative physician, I believe in a multifaceted approach to your well being & health--physical, emotional, spiritual & mental. I will work WITH you to prevent/reverse disease, improve undesirable symptoms & decrease medication use. Together we will develop better awareness about your health choices.
Raised in CO, matured in Northern CA, and schooled at the Univ of CA Davis, Melbourne (Australia), Dartmouth Med School & CU Family Med Residency, I enjoy new people & cultures. My most valuable education comes from my 2 children. I love music, laughter, dancing & wearing costumes any chance I get. I move my body often on a yoga mat, mtn bike, ski hill, or dance floor.
Volunteer-Patch Adams land
Diabetes Care Publication-Vegan vs ADA (Diabetes) diet
Verified Patient Reviews
Very knowledgeable about ordering necessary tests and sympathetic to the situation of not getting all expected answers from docs due to overwhelming amt of information for them to peruse. We both are hopeful for an inclusive, accurate data bank on web providing them latest research from varied point of views.
Dr. Jaster is a great listener and I didn't feel rushed out the door. I like his collaborative methods with other providers and the options I was given rather than the traditional one way or the highway approach.
Complete professional, very attentive, caring physician. Extreme knowledge of all aspects. Best doctor I have seen, very happy to be his patient!
Dr. Jaster is one of the most compassionate doctors I hve ever met. He is currently treating me for very sensitive things, and he has made me feel confortable and cared for. He truly takes his time, at no point you feel you are just a number, and he doesnt make you wait. His assistamt is also prompt and communicates with you helping you to make the best decissions for you.
Love! Love!! Love Dr Jaster!! He is the best.
Very clear and concise. We were able to discuss previous appointments and achieve my needs quickly.
It is a different way to practice medicine than you might be accustomed to but I think the overall care is better. It is only the doctor, who takes your payment, puts all your information into his laptop while you are sitting with him. He is a good listener and practices holistically.
It was very good. I am grateful.
Very patient-orieted care.; personalized to the individual using cutting edge treatment modaities across various healing traditions.
Dr. Jaster always spends the time needed to address the patients concerns.!!
Dr. Jaster educated and answered all of my questions and offered alternatives. He keeps up with current research. He gave me ample time to review my issues. He made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Jaster was punctual, informative, interested, has excellent follow through and gave me potential alternatives to think about. I always enjoy going to see him, which is an usual thing to say about seeing your doctor!
I was quite disappointed. I really did not like dr Jaster as much as dr Cunningham. He didnt really listen to me or even know what dr cunningham and i had talked about. He was kind of rude and just talked at me the whole time, made me feel very uncomfortable. I will continue to see Dr C, as he was amazing.
Had numerous problems picking up my prescriptions from the pharmacy, because of the lack of office staff and the pharmacy's inability to get in touch with the office. Additionally, I believe, the direction of Life Medicine to take a more natural route for patient treatment might be taking precedent over what is best for the patient.
Dr. Jaster is always focused on providing the best medical advice across several options, blending eastern and western philosophies, without pushing prescription drugs. In fact quite the opposite. Have only been seeing Dr. Jaster as primary for one year, yet I have seen drastic positive changes in my health!
Great visit! Took the time to build a plan for lifelong health with vitamins and supplements in accordance with my blood work. He's a great doctor that takes into account your lifestyle to provide recommendations that will put you on a path towards reaching an optimum level of health.
Dr. Jaster was personable, very knowledgeable, and took the time to talk through all questions and concerns. I highly recommend him and the model of primary care his practice offers.
Dr. Jaster is very professional. Spends time with his patience and encourages a whole health approach. He focuses on diet, exercise and other healthy practices as well as a fantastic blend of eastern and western medical knowledge. I can't endorse him enough!
As always, Dr. Jaster answers my questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. His follow-up, via telephone, etc. is excellent.
Dr. Jaster is excellent, very compassionate and spent a long time discussing my health. I'd highly recommend him!
Dr. Jaster has a unique approach to patient care and spends a significant amount of time with each patient, actually listening to symptoms and identifying potential root causes. Very thoughtful, kind, patient, and genuinely cares about helping his patients. He definitely stands out among other practitioners!
To begin with, Dr Jaster is a very nice person with a humble personality. He does talk in detail and any length you want to go to. You can definitely go and check him out to see if he meets your needs as a physician. What I found is that it is very difficult to communicate with him when your appointment is over. Obviously, things do come up after the appointment and not every time you can travel 30 miles to go see him. So every time you have a question that you would want him to address directly, you'll have to book an appointment. If you can't go see him, you'll have to pay for a telephonic conversation with him. Even reports won't be discussed over the phone. He doesn't have a staff/nurse that can address things on his behalf. If you are ok with all this, do give him a try.
Very thorough paid attention to lifestyle as well as symptoms was prompt and accommodating.
Getting an appointment to visit when you are sick wasn't an option with this doctor. Also, the additional charges for refilling chronic prescription medication is a huge turn off.
Horrible, I dont know if he was trying to scare me for his own pleasure or to squander more money out of me. Now Im receiving additional charges that dont match up with the services.
Dr Jaster scheduled enough time for my appointment to cover any questions, concerns I had in a friendly attentive relaxed atmosphere. He is very systematic and thorough in his methods. This was my initial visit. I would highly recommend him.
Thoughtful and thorough. I appreciated the time Dr. Jaster spent with me and will be back.
Attentive, genuinely cares and provides enough time in each appointment for patients to talk about their health issues. Very satisfied.
The office is located in an old mansion in Denver's 5 Points neighborhood. Upon entering, I was incredibly confused on where to go and there was no one to help me find my way, so I called Dr. Jaster's answering service and she was able to let me know where to wait. After meeting with Dr. Jaster, I felt much more at ease. He was incredibly kind and offered me lots of options and additional information and things to try on things I can do to help with my ailments.
I think Dr. Jaster could work if you're ballin' out, or have dope insurance coverage. For me, his practice was not the right fit. I had bloodwork done, and called his office to see if my results came in. The office said that they did receive my results, but I would have to make an in-person appointment (and be charged accordingly) to discuss them. I texted my dad, who is a physician back in New York — he informed me that under HIPPA law, I am entitled to my results. So, I did some digging online and found my results through LabCorp's website. And WHADDYA KNOW — my bloodwork came back normal! I appreciate Dr. Jaster's attention to holistic health & wellness, but because I have basic insurance, and because I don't have the time or resources to be making doctor's appointments on the regz — I simply could not afford to comply with Dr. Jaster's recommendations. Thus, I would not recommend him to those under similar circumstances as me.
I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Jaster. This certainly isn't a traditional doctor's office, and I really appreciated that. He was kind, professional, and offered great advice for maintaining my health.
Dr. Jaster always answers my questions and educates me. I always leave my appointments with a better understanding of my issues and how everything inter-relates.
Very impressed with his attention to my medical history and shared desire to figure out if there's something at the bottom of my multiple issues.
Very laid back, nice visit.
I don't think I've ever had a Doctor who actually spent that much time in the room with me. Usually it's a nurse and the Doctor sees you for like 2 minutes. Attentive and caring.
Ive been seeing dr Jaster for about 8 months or so, he is a great doctor, i love the different setting where the nurses take blood pressure and all that, instead it is him, he takes the time hes very compassionate, and not only helps with whatever issue yoh have, but gives great advice on diet and nutrition, and that means a lot to me. He inspires me to want to be a healthier person!!!
Dr. Jaster was an attentive and friendly doctor. He seemed knowledgeable and flexible in his approach to medicine.
Very personable, calm/relaxing demeanor, eases the tension of being at the Doctors office.
While I appreciate Dr. Jaster's bent toward holistic health, I did not like that he recommend a prescription (that I said I wanted to avoid) at the first appointment before bloodwork results were received. He also made me prepay for the appointment, even though I have insurance coverage. After multiple calls to his billing department after the fact (and hours of my time wasted), his practice owes me money from what insurance has paid. I have yet to receive a credit for this amount. His billing coordinator has left his practice since I visited him, and had a nervous laugh when I said I hope it wasn't due to patients with issues like mine. Needless to say, I won't be going back because of how he runs his practice and his push of medication before knowing any results.
After a 30 minute wait, the appointment started off with a negotiation over how much I would be paying for the co-pay. I was forced to swipe my credit card before starting any type of treatment. The doctor did not know how much my plan called for (more on that later) so we settled on a lower amount after he initially asked for more. He offered to "hit me back" for whatever the difference was once the insurance company billed it out. Since the doctor did not know if he even accept my plan I spent the next 20 minutes calling my insurance provider to ask if the doctor was on his plan. He does not have any type of in-house administration - he uses a remote administrative staff who doesn't answer the phone half the time. He then proceeded to ask me a series of investigate questions that seemed like an interrogation. He sits behind his tablet like some sort of interrogator. He refused to write a prescription for any amount of time longer than two weeks, presumably because he wanted the copay as often as possible. The entire experience was unprofessional. I have been receiving treatment my entire life and this was by far the worst experience I have ever had.
Dr. Jaster is very thoughtful and thorough. He answers all of my questions and seeks to find the underlying reasons for health issues. I appreciate that he asks for follow-up appointments after discussing a new strategy.
Attentive, answered all my questions, spent quality time going over my lab work and together talked about next steps. Highly recommend Dr Jaster!
Dr. Jaster is definitely one of the last best doctors. He takes time every time to talk to his patients about their health concerns
Love Dr. Jaster's approach to medicine. He doesn't prescribe narcotics for chronic pain, which I really admired.
Took the time to understand medical history and immediately offered suggestions and potential paths to tread for a healthier and happier life.
I appreciate the time he spends to find out my concerns and my priorities. Then he focuses on those things. I also appreciate his frankness about the areas where he has less expertise and his guidance on how I might find out what I need to know.
I enjoyed Brent's unique approach to primary care. I did not meet with a nurse or front desk, I was with Brent for an hour total. We discussed my reason for visiting in detail and I was offered options for treatment with thorough explanations of each.
Very kind, professional and understanding. He genuinely seems like he wants to take the time to understand your unique health situation and answer any questions.
Hes a great doctor, he always takes his time with patients, best doctor ive had in years!!!
His attention to my health seemed pretty standard from my experience seeing doctors. My gripe is that he spent the the first 15 minutes of my appointment inputting my personal info into his computer. As he charges by the hour, and I paid cash for the appointment, I paid to watch him do that.
Seems as though he really wants to get you better and not just feeling better. I really appreciate that.
Dr. Jaster was thorough and took time to explain my lab results and ways to improve in certain areas. It was very helpful.
Dr Jaster offered a unique opportunity for us to address my son's overall health and well being in a holistic way. We are excited to work with him further and excited for what he offers!
Dr. Jaster did an excellent follow-up and answered all of my questions. He is straight-forward about patients taking ownership of their health and helps to seek alternatives to "throwing a pill at it" which I greatly appreciate.
Great doctor that really listens to your needs.
This appointment was another follow-up based on previous testing. Dr. Jaster listens, advises and is very thorough. He recommended a plan for me to follow, which is very workable. Again, I left my appointment smiling.
Dr. Jaster gave me the results of my tests in a clear and concise manner. We have put together a dietary plan moving forward. This gives me confidence moving forward.
Not a good fit for me. The payment before pleasantries is off putting.
Dr. Jaster has to be one of the worse doctors I've ever met and should never be allowed to work with people. From the second I walked I was judged and immediately thrown into some stereotype due to what I'm guessing my age, appearance, and medical condition. He treated me like I was a criminal. During every visit he would drill me with interrogating open ended questions. Regardless of what I said he would twist my words and throw them back in my face. As if he was trying to catch me in a lie or something. He would often make remarks of things "other people" would do to see if I would react. In other words he accused me of selling or illegally purchasing my medication with absolutely no cause. After every visit i would leave feeling awful about myself, like I had done something wrong to warrant this type of treatment. That is a disgusting way to treat people especially when you have no reason or cause too besides your "gut feeling". I have 2 degree's working on a 3rd, have been employed since I was 13, never been arrested, and work with underprivileged kids on the weekend. How dare you try to profile and judge me you closed minded narcissus.
Always very personal and helpful. Takes time to listen.
I found him to be very personable and concerned with my issue, and wanting to get me going on screenings to find out what is going on.
Dr. Jaster, immediately, made me feel comfortable. He addressed my issues concisely and gave me a plan. I left his office wearing a smile!
Excellent as usual. Thorough and genuinely interested in your health and well-being.
He was so great!! Not a pill dispenser like most other docs! Very attentive and caring! I'm very glad I found him and if I had to switch insurance to stay with him I would!
helped me with clear explanation and knowledge of subject, very empathetic
The Dr. called ahead to warn me he would be late, but someone let me in. Then, the internet wasn't working. Even without my internet questionaire, he was very knowledgeable and empathetic, and suggested a plan. It is difficult to form a definitive opinion / judgement in one meeting, but I am encouraged and really like him.
Dr. Jaster was very caring, spent a lot of time with me and gave me a lot of good ideas for moving forward with my health concerns. I have been working on my health very proactively for years and I really appreciate someone who gives me new ideas and new directions to go. I feel very fortunate to have found a great Functional MD who works a lot with holistic alternatives, in my neighborhood! And he is "in-network" with my health insurance, which is amazing.
So happy to have found a doctor who chooses to see alternative treatment as important, effective and useful. Just what I had been looking for! Very pleased with my care and look forward to getting a new baseline on my health.
Dr. Jaster is very personable and has a great wealth of knowledge on alternative and holistic medicines as well as traditional western methodologies. He takes the time to talk about one's health and helps to establish achievable goals to maintain excellent health!
Way better than the others! Very personal, attentive and a good listener.
I was looking for a partner in my health journey who wouldn't treat me like I was a) crazy or b) lazy. He was a good listener and took time to understand the situation. I didn't feel rushed or condescended to, which is a rarity in the medical profession.
As I am fairly new to the Denver area and have been searching for a primary care physician for quite some time, I finally picked Dr. Brent Jaster mainly because of his knowledge of holistic procedures of medical care. I have always been used to go to clinics that felt impersonal and rushed,but as I went to Dr. Jaster's office, the environment immediately was calming and pleasantly inviting. I was glad that I had pre-filled the patient portal from the Patient Fusion website because it gave Dr. Jaster an up-close and personal overview of my medical history. At any time during my visit, I never felt intimidated or approached in a condescending manner. Dr. Jaster was very thorough with his probing questions and I felt that I had known him for years. He is definitely a true professional and I will now trust him for any future medical issues during my scheduled appointments. Paul G. 5/12/16
Dr. Jaster is well versed in alternative treatments, and empowers the patient to make their own health a priority. I really felt at ease talking about my health with him. His sessions are short, at only about 45 mins, but don't seem overly rushed. I felt we discussed a lot in a short amount of time.
This was my second visit to Dr. Jaster. So far, I'm very pleased with his attention to my situation, his demeanor, and his emphasis on collaborative care as opposed to simply giving me orders and instructions.
Dr. Jaster was relaxed and attentive. During the appointment he reflected back to the information already provided in the intake document and worked with me to formulate a plan to address my primary health concerns. By the end of my visit, I felt confident that Dr. Jaster could offer a positive impact on my health and well being.
Dr. Jaster took plenty of time the first visit to go over my current state of health and discuss areas that I would like to improve upon. We talked about alternative treatments and lifestyle changes. A much better place to start than pills, etc. Very pleased by our initial interaction and am looking forward to my next followup!
Always encouraging and very thorough.
Takes time to listen and wants to work towards long-term solutions, not short-term fixes. I love the focus on nutrition rather than pills.
One of the more caring and attentive doctors I have ever met. Brent really takes the time to understand you as a person and what your medical needs/complaints are. Very glad to have found such a wonderful doctor here in Denver.
Excellent felt good from the moment I walked in the door.
Dr. Jaster was great as always. It's nice to have a doctor willing to spend an hour with you instead of having to wait forever for five minutes of rushed time. If your doctor is unwilling to spend time with you or talk about more than the one specific thing you scheduled your appointment for I would highly recommend Dr. Jaster. Improving one's health is a lifestyle change and for most of us change comes slowly and gradually. Dr. Jaster is patient, supportive, and encouraging when it comes to making these changes and keeps reminding me of what is important in my life to help me focus on achieving my health goals.
Friendly, approachable and very caring.
Very excited to find a PCP who encourages a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. Looking forward to working more with Dr. Jaster in the future!
Great doctor - easy to talk to.
I am very happy to have found Dr. Jaster. I have been looking for a new PCP for quite a while, and it seems like it will be worth the wait. He worked to understand all of the factors that influence my health and conditions rather than just shoot out a quick fix for what is bothering me at the moment. I feel like this will be a great partnership for a long time.
While Dr. Jasper was gentle and sensitive, as with most doctors, it felt like my input about my body and health was not valid to him. I've lived with this body for over half a decade, I think I might know a bit more about how my body works, what is a warning sign, how to drink water, etc. Doctors have a tendency to disregard a patient's self-knowledge and to treat them as if they are ignorant as to how to behave in a healthy manner.
Great doctor. The most unpretentious one I've ever seen. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Jaster is friendly and shows genuine interest in your well being. He spent the entire hour with me unlike other doctors who make you wait all day then rush through your visit in five minutes. He tries to utilize technology as much as possible to focus on spending time with you face to face which is great.
This was my first visit with Dr. Jaster. He is very thorough and conscientious, and seems to care for his patients very much. During my visit, something came up with my health that needed immediate attention, and Dr. Jaster promptly attended to my needs and we came up with a generalized treatment program as well as some specific points that I will be addressing sooner.
Knowledgeable doctor with a wealth of background and a good perspective on all the aspects of one's life that relate to health.
I was very impressed with the way Dr. Jaster helped me overcome a huge hurdle. He quite honestly went above and beyond anything he had to do to make sure I was treated correctly even after I had put myself in a tough situation. Dr. Jaster is a doctor whom looks out for his patients and does what is best for them while keeping you/me ( patient) involved in the decisions about your health care plan. The whole environment of his waiting room and office is cozy and puts you at ease if you are one who doesn't like going to the doctor. He also doesn't cram as many patients in as possible in the day like most doctors. I spent an hour with him!! He got to know me as a person and it was honestly like having a meeting with a friendly older brother. He is by far the best doctor I have ever seen and has a great set up and top notch knowledge. He can think like a patient unlike many other doctors. I won't see another doctor as long as he has a practice in the greater Denver area. If you live even a good distance away from Lakewood I would still recommend him it is worth it. Trust me you haven't had this kind of care and treatment before.
He always takes time to listen, and is compassionate and goes over everything, would recommend to anyone.
Dr. Brent Jaster was very professional and kind. His exam was thorough but quick! I plan to book again for another annual check up.
This was my first time meeting with Dr. Jaster and I will be returning. He was professional, knowledgable and showed a level of care for my personal health. I am extremely satisfied with the service and would recommend him to anyone.
He was very thorough, understanding, and caring
My visit with Dr. Jaster was different from what I expected, but exactly what I was hoping for. He was friendly, candid, flexible, creative, and suggested up-to-date research addressing my medical issues. I am interested in his integrative approach to medicine and like the way he administers his practice. I very much look forward to having him as my doctor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a primary care doctor.
Dr. Jaster was VERY kind and understanding. He listened to everything I had to say and asked very important questions regarding my health. Was thorough and I loved that he left the choice to me to choose pharmaceuticals as the last choice of treatment. Non-Judgmental and actually loves what he does. I highly recommend Dr. Jaster. It was his first day in the new office that I went to and everything went smooth. It is easy to find and plenty of parking.
Thorough, caring, intelligent and comprehensive.
Time will tell.
Great doc. highly recommended. Extraordinary experience.
Timely and efficient. To the point and well mannered.
Best experience with a doctor you could ask for. He had me fill out all the usual paperwork online before I got there so we could maximize our face to face time while I was there. Very thorough in his process, very outgoing and made me feel comfortable the whole time. Will definitely be going back
Very pleased. Straight forward, thorough , caring practitioner.
Very comfortable first visit. Dr. Jaster's holistic philosophy is right in line with what I am looking for.
I couldn't have found a better doctor.
Listens. Knowledgable. Made me feel at ease. Excellent "fit" for me.
Hands down the best primary care doctor I've ever had. Took the time and got to know me as a person, my background, family, and goals. Brent is surely not your ordinary doctor, he genuinely cares and treats each patient as an individual. No wait time, no annoying office staff A++
Very thorough and knowledgeable! Dr. Jaster really takes the time to explain everything you need to know. Very patient and I didn't feel as though he was trying to rush through our appointment.
I had a great experience! Dr.jaster is very friendly and knowledgable. I highly reccomend him!
Dr Jaster is a unique physician who really cares about his patients. I don't think I have ever had a doctor quite like him. Thanks ZohoDOcs for the assistance in finding him!
Definitely someone who cares about your well being as a whole and has a way of making you feel like everything will truly get better. Not only that, but very time efficient!
Dr. Jaster was wonderful. I have already recommended him to several of my friends. He spent a lot of time talking with me and discussing a plan for my health. I left feeling motivated!
Quick appointment for a new patient. Very nice.