Dr. Chris Bantock
Dr. Chris Bantock, DC practices functional medicine and chiropractic in the Cherry Creek, Denver, Lowry, and Glendale communities. Dr. Bantock is a native of Colorado and graduated from University of Colorado with a degree in Integrative Physiology.
He then graduated valedictorian from Cleveland University in Kansas City with his doctorate. Before starting practice Dr. Bantock volunteered for World Spine Care as a spine clinician where he practiced in Botswana, Africa. Dr. Bantock is a certified functional medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. . Additionally, Dr. Bantock has received his certifification in acupuncture. Dr. Bantock specializes in investigating underlying factors and creating targeted health programs for chronic conditions such as heart disease, thyroid issues, digestive issues, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, and hormonal dysfunctions.
Dr. Bantock utilizes the most up to date laboratory analysis that is rarely done in the conventional settings in order to help find the cause and answers to your illness. This helps tailor the needs to the individual and eliminates guessing in order to overcome your biochemical imbalances. He will use diet, lifestyle, and targeted nutritional supplements in order to restore the function to your body.
Dr. Bantock LISTENS carefully, wants to understand your condition and how this is affecting your life, and encourages you every step of the way during your path to a healthier life. He chooses to teach you and mentor you so you can live life to the max.
Dr. J Thomas Svinarich MD FACC FHRS
I have had an incredible life in medicine and cardiology. I used to think the excitement of treating cardiac emergencies was the best part of the work. Now I can accomplish something even more worthwhile because I am now empowered to help people heal their heart disease.
My early career was about professional success. Electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, then medical school at Ohio state University. As a cardiologist in the US Army, I developed skills in interventional cardiology, (angioplasty and stents), and cardiac electrophysiology, (pacemakers, defibrillators, ablations, arrhythmia treatments). I am board certified in Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. I have studied medical science, published articles, and performed thousands of procedures. I am proud of these accomplishments, but the long hours and stress have taken their toll. There was also the increasing sense that patients need more than I could offer them in the conventional medical paradigm.
I was becoming aware that everything wasn’t right in the world of conventional medicine. People were helped tremendously by the lifesaving acute care provided, but chronic disease persisted and could eventually flare. Chronic disease itself was affecting more and more people. Health care expanded to both meet and encourage the demand for services. What evolved was mega-corporate sick care. There was little motivation to address chronic health issues because there were economic disincentives and because the knowledge and tools applied to the problem were incomplete and ineffective.
Then I developed atrial fibrillation. This was the very condition I was an expert at treating with medications and procedures. After a fortuitous reading of “The Disease Delusion” by Jeffery Bland PhD, I began to apply newer knowledge and tools to my own heath. The study of Functional Medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Kresser Institute led to my certification in Functional Medicine by the IFM. I learned that food can be your medicine and that diet and lifestyle are as important as pills and procedures. My atrial fibrillation has been successfully managed only with diet and lifestyle changes. This experience inspired my efforts to use the principles of Functional Medicine to heal chronic heart disease in my patients.
I now see my role as a cardiologist and functional medicine doctor is to facilitate healing. I believe this requires me to be a wiser physician. Wisdom first requires humility. Recognize that no one has all the answers fosters reliance on curiosity, open mindedness and collaboration to find better ways as a community to find healing solutions. A wise physician has empathy and compassion. Wisdom is also about teaching rather than telling. Wisdom certainly requires experience. Being an expert usually means experiencing something intensely but usually from a single point of view. I have been fortunate to become an expert dealing with heart disease from three perspectives, that of cardiologist, that of a functional medicine doctor, and as a patient. Combining what I have learned from each of these perspectives is valuable multidimensional expertise that has certainly made me wiser. Patients also bring their own intrinsic wisdom and together we build a heart healing relationship.
Beth Svinarich RN,FMCHC ,NBC-HWC
Certified Health Coach
Experience in the traditional medical system has taught me that a change is necessary. I became dissatisfied in a system where there is pressure to sell products that only treat symptoms and don’t ultimately change the patient’s health.
Our Colorado life style has always been focused on outdoor sports, activities, and healthy diet. Recently our family has dealt with several medical conditions including my diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, my husband’s atrial fibrillation, and my grandson’s ADHD. On a road trip my husband and I listened to Jeffery Bland’s “The Disease Delusion”. Since that time we have become enthusiastic students of Functional Medicine. This awareness of a better way has fueled both further lifestyle changes and a desire to make a change in my career path.
It not just about starting our garden and fermenting foods. I have completed the Institute for Functional Medicine Heath Coach Academy Program and am now a National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach..
Patient Care Coordinator
Rose has extensive experience in coordinating patients and making sure they go through the office smoothly. She recently came from the conventional medicine setting and now decided to enter into the world of functional medicine. As the patient care coordinator she makes sure you get your lab work completed, follows up with lab results, explains testing procedures, and is your go to person for anything in the office.