May 2020 RACC Member of the Month: Balance Natural Medicine
Please tell us about the owners of the business.
Dr. Jason Bojar and Dr. Jessica Balbo, residents of Ridgway for the past 13 years, own and operate Balance Natural Medicine with offices in Ridgway and Telluride. We met in Montana while pursuing degrees in neuroscience and cell biology at Montana State University-Bozeman. We then moved to Minneapolis, Minn. to attend chiropractic school. We are married and have a beautiful 5-year-old daughter, Marlowe.
We feel fortunate to be able to practice and live in Ridgway, and like many others were drawn to the mountains and surrounding beauty and outdoor access. We love to mountain bike, ski, wakesurf, and enjoy what this incredible region has to offer. Our Ridgway office has been open for nearly 13 years while our Telluride office has been open for 10 years. We have worked with nearly 4,000 patients locally as well as at a distance via telemedicine.
What is your service philosophy?
Balance Natural Medicine is an integrative medical clinic with the focus of achieving our patients’ health-related goals, which include reducing and eliminating their pain and improving their physical performance and longevity. We strive to provide the highest quality of personalized care in all aspects of service in our practice.
What services do you offer?
Integrated Chiropractic visits are the most popular and include extensive soft-tissue evaluation and treatment, joint mobilization and manipulation, laser therapy, exercise, and rehab therapy custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. We also offer: Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Consulting, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laser Therapy, High-Frequency Vibrational Therapy for soft tissue injuries, the highest quality Nutritional Supplements, and Lab Evaluation (everything from conventional labs such as cholesterol and thyroid panels to alternative labs such as food sensitivity testing, heavy metals testing, etc.). You can visit our website to get a thorough description of what each of these services entails. Appointments can be made online at BalanceNaturalMedicine.com or by phone at 970-626-7137.
Are there any myths about chiropractic medicine that you would like to dispel?
As strange as it may sound, we actually agree with some of the chiropractic stereotypes that are out there and fully understand why they have come to be. The one that is most common is that chiropractors only treat the spine and spine-related pain. Or the one, that once you go to a chiropractor, you have to keep going. These stereotypes have been created in part due to the fact that many chiropractors have allowed their business model to supercede their clinical model. The fact is that chiropractic treats a wide variety of physical concerns throughout the entire body and you do not have to constantly see your chiropractor.
We are always striving to stay up to date on new research, treatment modalities and technology that can improve patient outcomes and help people to heal faster. At this time as the world emerges from the novel coronavirus crisis, we are planning to offer a new regenerative therapeutic service in office that we think will transform treatment outcomes and improve the rate of healing for soft-tissue injury, degenerative disc disease and arthritis. Stay tuned! We are always adding to and refining our online supplement store offerings at BalanceNaturalVitamins.com. With the COVID-19 crisis, we have fine tuned and added a bunch of immune-boosting products and foundational nutritional products, which will help build healthy immune systems and support people as we start to get back into the world again.
Are you offering any specials while you are RACC Member of the Month?
We know these times have been emotionally and financially stressful for all. Balance Natural Medicine is happy to offer $10 off ALL appointments during the month of May. We are also offering a 10% discount on ALL supplement orders on BalanceNaturalVitamins.com, with PROMO CODE: IMMUNE.
What do you value from being a Ridgway Chamber member?
We appreciate how well the RACC keeps us informed of the local happenings and supports small businesses. We are long-term RACC members and have been involved in many of the offerings through the years, from business after hours to the golf tournament, the parking lot sale, the rodeo, visitor center improvements, and various community outreach.
For more about Balance Natural Medicine: go online to BalanceNaturalMedicine.com, facebook.com/BalanceNaturalMedicineCO, email , call 970-626-7317. For information about other health and wellness services in Ridgway, go to https://ridgwaycolorado.com/businesses/medical-health-wellness.