Dr. Collier is a Board-certified neurologist and epileptologist as well as an integrative medicine doctor who practices in Grand Junction, CO. She completed her medical school education at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2009. She then went on to finish her residency in neurology and fellowship in neurophysiology with a focus on epilepsy at the University of Utah. Since graduating from fellowship, she moved to Montana and was the first board-certified epileptologist for the state of Montana. She then moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2016 to build a first of it’s kind epilepsy program for the Western Slope. She is the medical director of a NAEC (National Association of Epilepsy Centers) level 3 certified epilepsy monitoring unit providing comprehensive epilepsy care to patients with epilepsy in a rural setting.
In 2018, she graduated from the AIHM (Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine) integrative medicine fellowship with honors. She also is a graduate of the American Academy of Neurology’s Live Well Lead Well leadership program creating a program to address physician wellness.
She is also a 200 hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) and teaches yoga at national conferences including the American Academy of Neurology’s annual conference. She will be teaching again this May in Philidelphia. She has been studying yoga since the age of 17, when she graduated from high school and spent the summer in Espanola, NM studying under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan who bestowed upon her the spiritual name Guru Prem Kaur. Since that time she has studied yoga in Rishikesh, India and obtained her RYT through the Baptiste Institute. She also recently completed Baptiste Level 1 in Tulum, Mexico with Baron Baptiste and will be attending the Fit to Lead leadership program next month.
Dr. Collier believes that yoga can help patients with neurological disorders on many levels and recommends yoga to her patients for a number of conditions. Neurological disease is complex, difficult to treat and frequently requires a multidisciplinary approach. This is what drove her to explore yoga, mindfulness, meditation as well as functional and integrative medicine to help patients create a wellness toolkit in their journey to health.
We had so much fun recording this interview & Marie has so much information to share that I decided to break this interview into two segments! This week is part 1 and next Wednesday you can catch part 2! Both of this episodes are packed full of useful and insightful information. You will not want to miss a second of either of these interviews!
You can find Dr. Collier on Instagram @integrative_brain_doc
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