Dr. Carolynn Francavilla Brown, MD

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200 Union Blvd, Suite 311, Lakewood, CO, 80228

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Carolynn Francavilla, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She is one of the two physician-owners of Green Mountain Partners for health. She runs Colorado Weight Care, a comprehensive program to help people lose weight and improve their health. She started her own practice because it is important for her to provide personalized care to her patients. It is important to her that her patients feel engaged in their care and chose from a variety of reasonable treatment options. She graduated magna cum laude and with Honors from the University of Denver with a major in biology. She attended the University of Colorado for medical school and completed her family medicine residency at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Whether you are due for your wellness exam; have a medical problem like asthma, hypothyroidism, or diabetes; or a trouble with anxiety and depression- she would be happy to see you and be your primary care doctor. Dr. Francavilla also loves to help people improve their general health, diabetes, high blood pressure and other medical problems with weight loss. She helps patients to lose weight with a personalized combination nutrition, physical activity, and medications- as needed. You are welcome to keep your primary doctor and see Dr. Francavilla just for your weight. Dr. Francavilla is the Obesity Medicine Association’s Alternate Delegate to the AMA and Chair of their Advocacy Committee. She previously served on the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, the Colorado Medical Society Board and the American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council. We require 24 hours notice to reschedule appointments. If you miss your first appointment, or cancel short notice, you will not be rescheduled.

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My visit here was great, I arrived here 30 mins early but was seen by my doctor as expected and on arriving I had no paperwork to do because I've done it all online which was really good.

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Dr. Francavilla was extremely approachable regarding my visit. Her professionalism and tack was extremely professional with the appropriate blend of humor. Her willingness to discuss different treatment options was greatly appreciated. Her practice will now be my primary care physician!

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As far as doctor's visits go, I had a very pleasant experience. The office was bright, clean and elegant, something that immediately put me at ease. The receptionist was kind and efficient and I was seen exactly on time, which I honestly didn't expect. Dr. Francavilla was kind, attentive and knowledgeable. She listened to my issues and made me feel safe and comfortable. The appointment was relatively quick and I felt like we had a solid plan moving forward with my treatment. I had to get my blood drawn and the technician/nurse who drew my blood was also kind and gentle and put me at ease when she noticed I was uncomfortable. Overall, it was a good experience and I'm glad I chose Dr. Francavilla.

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The whole team was really great. Super nice, thorough, and calm.

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Professional yet Personable. Definately recommend Dr. Francavilla Brown.

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She was incredible. She understood what I was feeling and what I needed. Will be with her for a long time.

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I did not have to wait long. Dr. Carolynn was very pleasant, gave her full attention and took time to explain everything I need to know during my appointment. Thanks!

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Great staff and felt that the doctor was caring and compassionate.

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My appointment was a little rushed because a student doctor was assisting, but I am very happy to be a new patient for Dr. Francavilla

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I never write reviews but hopefully this will prevent someone from a similarly odd experience. The "nurse" who was supposed to give me a shot had no idea what she was doing and looked like she was 16 years old and had disheveled long hair hanging straight down-- nurses are supposed to tie their hair back and not have it in their face. I heard her ask the receptionist questions before she got everything ready for the shot and I told her I decided I didn't want a shot anymore and I would be fine because she made me so uncomfortable. I wasn't about to let some child stick my arm with a needle. The doctor charges you extra if you do a skype meeting with her or if during your exam you ask "too many questions" for your Annual checkup. So I literally had to say "can you stop me when I am asking too many questions, I don't want to be charged". Don't go here unless you like being nickel and dimed for things you can find out on Google. Terrible bedside manner-- she wouldn't even perform a breast exam because she said "I'm sure your last doctor did that" and she acted like she didn't have any time to do anything.

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Great experience with Dr. Carolynn. Very friendly and informative. Everything I asked to be done was completed. Highly recommend her.

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Initially she was attentive but on my follow up visits I needed a referral for a specialist and I never heard from her. So I had to look for another doctor.

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I have been going to Dr. Francavilla for almost a year, and I am glad I have found a great PCP. She is very knowledgeable and helpful; she offers realistic advice for long-term life style changes. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a good primary. Appointments are easy to schedule and the front office staff is great.

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She was awesome and I look forward to my next visit!

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I chose Dr. Brown as a potential new primary care Dr. after moving to Denver. My check up went well and she is very professional. I forgot one of my medications and called a few days later to add it to my list and get a refill, and was told that I would either have to pay a flat fee to talk to her or get charged by the minute to address the prescription refill. This is not a good start for me personally with a new primary care physician - it left me feeling that if I ever needed care, it was all about how I would be charged by the minute (so not a great score on bedside manner).

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Dr. Francavilla Brown is one of the first doctor's I've seen that I can relate to. She makes me feel comfortable and good about taking care of myself. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the Denver metro area.

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Dr. Carolynn was great and spent a considerable amount of time with me. I was anxious about a particular diagnosis and she was able to calm and comfort me. She is personable and approachable and I am happy I found her.

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I loved my appt. with Dr. Francavilla, but unfortunately for me, because I missed 3 appts., she will no longer see me after today. But it was nice of her to see me one more time, so she could refill my scripts. Most doctors wouldn't even do that if they were terminating you as a pt.!

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I've been looking for a doctor since moving to Denver and I am so happy I found Dr.Francavilla! She was very nice and helpful to me during our appointment and I never felt like she was rushing me. She understood all of my concerns and was a delight to be around. I would recommend her to anyone!

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Dr.Francavilla is very personable and friendly, with a real interest in having the patient understand everything about their appointment and diagnosis. She explained her process every step of the way as well, which is always reassuring. Clear language, honest, and reassuring.

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She was wonderful. She was very good at listenning and provided multiple ways for us to tackle the issues at stakes. She's very knowledgeable and was willing to work with my comfort level. She also provided the option for us to meet online via video if i need a quick visit with her that would better fit my schedule.

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Dr. Francavilla was very warm, friendly and knowledgeable. I felt that she genuinely wanted to get to know me. She spent a lot of time asking me about my background and my concerns. She sketched out diagrams to explain medical processes so I could easily understand them. She seemed open to trying several courses of action and assured me we would follow up quickly.

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Very impressed look forward to working with her

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This was my first visit with Dr. Francavilla and she was delightful, energetic and knowledgeable. She was easy to talk to and she gave me good ideas for addressing my issues.

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Professional and quick. No wait time. Nice clinic.

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Dr. Brown is pleasant, knowledgeable, and very helpful. However, the two times that I have had appointments here have both left me feeling like I was some sort of drug addict and a liar. I was diagnosed with ADD over 5 years ago and have been taking a small dosage of medication to treat that disorder since then. After relocating to Denver, I waited for my new insurance to kick in before scheduling an appointment w/ Dr. Francavilla to get my prescription filled. I had eaten a few 10mg marijuana edibles less than a week before my appointment, so Dr. Francavilla refused to prescribe me the medication. I waited two weeks for a second appointment, but unfortunately the THC was still in my system (despite the fact I hadn't had any further edibles or marijuana in any form). The nurse practitioner (who was also very nice and helpful otherwise) was not permitted to write me the prescription because of Dr. Francavilla's policy. I am currently working full time and studying for the bar exam (about 15 hours a day total work time) but I am barely able to get anything done because of my untreated condition. Dr. Francavilla should reconsider her policy against prohibiting any amount of THC in your system before prescribing patients medicine that they need in order to function. Interestingly, there were no questions about alcohol use; essentially, one could be a raging alcoholic and still get the prescription, but a few edibles three weeks before, and it's unacceptable. Not many people will have this issue I'm sure, but it's telling how willing Dr. Francavilla is to withhold needed medication from patients based on Puritanical views on LEGAL substances. Would not recommend.

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Dr Francavilla Brown is very upbeat and still professional. I started with her because of her background in Bariatrics, and she has helped me with several issues. I will continue to see her even though it is a bit far to drive. I highly recommend her if you have any weight management concerns, as well as other health related issues. I really love her upbeat attitude! The staff is great also!

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Great office

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It was a pleasant visit as usual :-) I enjoy having Dr. Francavilla as my doctor.

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Dr. Francavilla was so personable and kind! Her bedside manner was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable and really took the time to listen to me. I would highly recommend her!!

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I hope she's as amazing in the future as she was today!

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The doctor was very pleasant. She answered all my questions properly and treated me very well during my visit. The rest of the staff were very helpful. Was in and out with no problems.

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very friendly, professional and answered all questions

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I'm very excited to start my wellness plan .

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I was disappointed that after having lab work done and being told I would receive a phone call in less than two weeks (and there was some anxiety about the results) that I was never called. I had to contact the office with some persistence to find out my results.

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She is an excellent Dr.! She is very knowledgeable!! She listens and is very understandable to your situation! Thank you Dr. Brown

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Very knowledgeable and gave great patient care !

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My experience with Dr. Francavilla was very positive. The initial visit was going over medical history and discussing goals and potential treatment options. She gave me some option to research at home--and at the second visit we decided what medications were appropriate for me. What was nice is she gave me time to think the treatment plan and medications over, and decide which one I thought was going to be right for me. I appreciate being asked to participate in my medical care, as well as feeling like it was a joint decision. Along with being seen my Dr. Francavilla for weight management, I am using her as my primary care doctor. She is very thorough and understands that we all have challenges in our lives; it feels like you are finding solutions to things that could be problematic in your health. I appreciate having a voice in my treatment plan and exploring different options and not feeling like I am being judged or not taken seriously.

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Easy to talk to. Made me feel at ease

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Only an initial visit, but I was very impressed. I'd highly recommend to anyone. Love the fact they offer video consultations!

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