Dr. Ryan Woods

While at Ohio State University, Dr. Ryan intended on becoming an orthopedic surgeon. He began doing rounds at the hospital and saw a 13-year-old girl with inflammation in her right shoulder. The surgery she had removed the inflammation, but during her checkups, the doctors noticed she developed frozen shoulder. It was enough to make Dr. Ryan wonder how the inflammation got there, to begin with.

The girl started seeing a chiropractor, and Dr. Ryan ended up shadowing that chiropractor. Comparing the office‘s happy patients and upbeat atmosphere to the hospital made his decision clear: he would become a chiropractor.

At the hospital, people were sad and didn’t want to be there. They would wait around for an hour for an appointment. The chiropractor was passionate about his job, and his patients loved him!

Learning to Help Others

Dr. Ryan attended Parker University in Dallas. After looking into several different colleges, he chose this institution due to its dedication to teaching students a myriad of techniques. In addition, he has the following qualifications:

  •  Advanced neurological dry needling degree
  •  Professional Applied Kinesiologist
  •  Graston Technique certified
  •  Rock Tape® certified
  •  Webster Technique certified

It makes my Monday mornings coming in and hearing that a patient did something during the weekend that they weren’t able to do just a few short weeks or months ago.

Making the Most of Life in Highlands Ranch

Dr. Ryan grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, Kansas. His family moved around some, ending up in Ohio. Later, he moved to Dallas to attend chiropractic school with his wife, Ashley. Their first child, Ashton, was born there. They intended on moving to Colorado right after Dr. Ryan earned his Doctor of Chiropractic, doing so in 2009.

In their spare time, the family loves whitewater rafting, hiking and snowboarding. The week after Dr. Ryan’s youngest son, Jaxson was born, their family went floating down the Colorado river. The week after that, it was the Royal Gorge. They love to camp at Horse Tooth Reservoir to fish, wakeboard and kneeboard.

Dr. Frank Rauzi

Dr. Rauzi was raised in Englewood, Colorado. He has been married for 39 years with four children and four grandchildren.

College: University of Colorado

  •  Graduated with Bachelors of Arts Degree
  •  Member of Phi Beta Kappa – Honors

Medical SchoolUniversity of Colorado Medical School

  •  Graduated with M.D.
  •  Member of Alpha Omega Alpha- Honors

Residency: Mercy Medical Center (1619 Milwaukee Avenue Denver, CO)

  •  Graduated from Family Practice Residency
  •  Board Certified in Family Practice

Practice Experience:

  •  Fulltime Family Practice at Alpine Family Medicine, P.C. Denver, CO
  •  Fulltime Family Practice at Columbine Medical Center, P.C. Littleton, CO
  •  Fulltime Family Practice at Family Care Southwest, P.C. Littleton, CO
  •  Fulltime Family Practice at Southwest Family Medicine, P.C. Littleton, CO

Alli Ahern, MS, FNP-C

Alli’s nursing journey began as a young girl volunteering at nursing homes in Centennial, Colorado. She has since climbed the “nursing ladder” starting as a CNA, LPN, RN and now Nurse Practitioner. She has a wide range of experience from hospice/palliative care, developmental/mental disabilities, telemetry, ICU nursing, and dermatologic injectables. Having spent many years caring for the chronically ill, it became abundantly clear that the root cause of these diseases were not actually being treated.

She strongly believes that once you understand the cause of the illness, you’re armed with the knowledge to obtain wellness or even prevent disease in the first place. Her ultimate goal is to educate and help patients optimize their health and wellbeing.

Out of Office

Alli and her husband John live in Highlands Ranch with their son Jackson and two dogs Roxy and Petey. They enjoy trips to the mountains, hiking, skiing and spending time with family.