Our Philosophy of Care

As a leading functional medicine center in Boulder, CO., we will work with you to create a customized health plan. Discover our effective methods for alleviating debilitating symptoms and resetting your immune system. We help patients with all autoimmune conditions, thyroid disease and those who live with depression, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD. Often our treatments can help reduce or eliminate the need to take prescription drugs.


Meet Dr. Ian Hollaman

Dr. Ian Hollaman truly cares for his patients, and brings a tremendous amount of passion to the art of healing. His willingness to go the extra mile reflects a lifelong pursuit of the golden rule – treat others as you would have them treat you. He is proud to offer wellness services of the highest quality, with a focus on patient care at the heart of all he does. In 2008, Dr. Ian founded a leading functional medicine center in Boulder, CO, offering Chiropractic, Functional Medicine, Functional Neurology, Nutrition Coaching, Neurofeedback and more. A unique care plan is crafted using these modalities to meet each client’s specific health needs.

Dr. Hollaman specializes in chronic and complex conditions using functional medicine, functional neurology, chiropractic, and therapies like Neurofeedback and cold laser that create a new space for true healing. Dr. Hollaman suffered from multiple chronic conditions and he provides a different healthcare experience through empathy, comprehensive testing and evaluation. He takes the time to truly explain your health and what the healing process requires. Dr. Hollaman is one of the few practitioners in the United States to have his certification in functional medicine, Masters in functional medicine and nutrition plus certifications in functional neurology.

Meet the Team

Joy Straka

Office Manager

Joy thrives in Dr. Autoimmune’s culture and philosophy regarding Functional Medicine and has a passion for knowing the “why’s” of disease. She is an advocate of natural solutions and emotional support for a holistic approach to wellness. She loves making personal connections and helping our clients thrive and reach their health goals. Away from the nest, Joy saturates her time with fitness classes, snowboarding, hiking, her family and pooch Lucy.

Natalie Earle

Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner

Natalie Earle is a certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner from the Nutrition Therapy Association. She was inspired to pursue a career in nutrition after she received her Bachelors of Science in Physics due to her own gut health symptoms; specifically skin issues, food intolerances, energy and mood. She has been in holistic healthcare for over 5 years. She has worked with patients to educate, empower, and support their innate wellness.

Danielle Browning

Care Coordinator / Office Assistant

Danielle is a huge advocate of the holistic approach to wellness and health. She has personally experienced the wonders of natural medicine and desires to help our clients reach their health goals without heavy pharmaceuticals. She is especially impressed with our Neurofeedback technology, and its ability to reduce symptoms of ADHD and other atypical neuro-behavior. A transplant from Florida, Danielle has fallen in love with Boulder’s colorful culture.

Mark Leach

Patient Coordinator

Mark is the New Patient Coordinator at Dr. Autoimmune. The enthusiasm you’ll hear in Mark’s voice comes from his deep admiration for the care he received as a patient of Dr. Ian’s beginning over a decade ago. After exhausting multiple care options to manage debilitating migraines. Working with Dr. Ian on a customized care plan over time, Mark has been able to live a completely migraine-free life.

Melanie Shafranek

Nutritionist

Melanie is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with years of personal healing experience. She wants people to know that healing is possible and healthy food doesn’t have to be boring! Since discovering the root cause of her autoimmune disease, she’s been able to help clients all over the world put their puzzle pieces together to find freedom from unwanted symptoms without sacrificing what they love about their life.

Ian really knows A LOT about thyroid problems! His knowledge and confidence convinced me to make the lifestyle changes -including no gluten, no sugar, and more exercise-that are essential to healing hormonal imbalances and to staying well. Several months later, I feel stronger, more energetic, and am happier than I have felt in a long time. Many thanks for all your help!

- Anonymous

Using adjustments, blood analysis, supplements, suggested diet and exercise, Dr. Hollaman has been able to recreate the proper function of my endocrine system and I feel like a new person! I’ve lost weight and feel good about myself again. I know that my health is better than it has been for many years and I am no longer taking thyroid supplementation.

- Joetta

Start Your Health Consultation

You deserve to let your health soar! All new patients must complete our New Patient Process below to ensure that Dr. Autoimmune can have a full, comprehensive overview of your situation. We look forward to helping you reach optimal wellness. Today is the day to take the next step, your health is worth it!