Dr. Jaster is a family medicine (primary care) physician. Casey Linke, FNP-C is a family nurse practitioner who is board certified to be a primary care provider. L.I.F.E. Medicine specializes in primary care issues related to chronic conditions/disease and their prevention, sensory processing, mood optimization, and weight management. Our supportive and caring approach to primary care helps empower you to improve your well-being and quality of life.
Our integrative approach means that you will be treated holistically, as a whole person. Rather than just treating a symptom, we see how it relates to an underlying, systemic pattern. We offer integrative therapies and options, drawing from both Eastern and Western medicine, that resonate with your personal goals and beliefs around health and healing. Dr. Jaster is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and Casey is also highly educated in integrative medicine.
Our goal is to create a community of health care providers and patients who embody the commitment to evolve in all aspects of life. Having a mutual goal of creating health, healing, wellness and vitality in our lives helps keep us all accountable and creates a partnership that allows us to feel connected rather than isolated and alone. We take a compassionate, heart-centered approach to health and healing and provide a safe space for you to feel heard and supported.
Sleep & Energy
Sleep disorders and low energy are very common problems. Whether you are dealing with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bruxism, night terrors, sleep walking, excessive fatigue or just generally low energy with no explanation, we will look at multiple factors in your life that could be contributing and order any diagnostic tests needed. We can also diagnose and manage thyroid conditions that may be contributing to low energy.
GI Issues & IBS
Our integrative approach takes into account the role that the gut microbiome, intestinal permeability and systemic inflammation play in gastrointestinal disorders. We offer functional medicine tests that can aid in diagnosis and direct treatment of GI issues and IBS so that we can get to the root of the problem. The cause of GI distress is different for everyone, so we create a tailored treatment plan for each individual using targeted supplements, diet and lifestyle changes.
Acne, Eczema & Skin
We can treat a wide range of skin conditions like acne, eczema, warts, rashes, itchy skin and more. Many factors affect skin health including hormones, allergies and diet, so we will work with you to find the cause and offer both standard treatment as well as some integrative modalities that are known to help improve quality of life. We understand that many of these conditions can cause stress and anxiety as well and offer compassionate care to help support you.
Allergies & Sinus
Allergy and sinus symptoms can greatly affect quality of life. Over the counter medications are not always the most effective treatment option, so we look for what may be causing your symptoms and offer a comprehensive treatment plan that will address the root of the problem. Targeted supplements, integrative treatment modalities and more will be offered. We want to help you be able to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors and get quality sleep.
Lifestyle medicine gives you guidance for how to make changes to the way you live. Everyone has different challenges when it comes to changing habits, whether it is exercise, diet, sleep, smoking or something else. We provide the support and education you need to improve your lifestyle. We'll work together to come up with a plan that makes sense for YOU and help to keep you accountable along the way. Click here to learn more about our diet and nutrition services.
Functional Medicine takes a more holistic view of your health, seeing how all body systems are working together rather than just trying to diagnose and treat one system with a pill. Standard laboratory tests may only provide a simple view of the issue and limited possibility for diagnosis and treatment. Specialized lab testing is available to take an in depth look at your nutrition status, do genetic analysis, get a better picture of your heart health, and more.
Many Western medicine practitioners are trained to treat thyroid conditions in a reactive manner, typically with medications, after TSH levels reach an arbitrary level. We take your symptoms into account as more important than a lab result. We also treat thyroid conditions in a proactive manner, intervening before TSH levels get high enough to be considered clinical hypothyroidism. We also test a broader thyroid panel to analyze the root cause of your symptoms.
Mood & Mental Health
We use an integrative, holistic and compassionate approach to treating a variety of mood disorders including depression, anxiety, panic disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and general stress. Our unique approach to improving mental health goes beyond just offering medications. Our providers have extensive training and experience in treating these conditions with lifestyle changes, supplements and other alternative modalities like yoga and meditation.
We are committed to helping our patients with diabetes manage the disease with effective lifestyle changes and targeted therapies tailored to each individual's needs and lifestyle. Our approach empowers patients to make the dietary and lifestyle changes necessary in order to take control of their own health. We take an integrative and evidence-based approach to dietary modifications for diabetes and provide education beyond what is typically given to patients with diabetes.
Low Dose Naltrexone
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) can be a very effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions, , including anxiety, depression, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme, Hashimoto's, chronic/nerve pain, Parkinson's, autoimmune arthritis, Crohn's, IBD, autoimmune hepatitis, type 1 diabetes, LADA, vitiligo, scleroderma, fertility concerns, psoriasis, PTSD, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is a generally benign, well-tolerated treatment.
Weight loss can be very challenging without the right support, and not all approaches work for everyone. Rather than using trendy exercise routines or quick fix diets that may not work with your lifestyle, we will help you create a customized
plan. Our knowledge and experience allows us to create a science-based strategy together that will help you achieve more sustainable results. Coming soon: Our supportive community can help you lose weight and keep it off.