We’re here to help you heal and live a healthier, happier life!
We want you to feel cared for, from the moment you walk in the door. We focus on the individual needs of each patient–listening, answering questions, researching, providing in-depth information, and coordinating your treatment with other providers.
We also have a strong network of partner healthcare providers, expanding the services available to you through The Healing Gardens.
The founder of The Healing Gardens, Dr. Fields takes a functional integrative medicine approach to holistic health care. She oversees the Medicinal Store and frequently serves as a consulting physician for patients struggling with complex, chronic health conditions. Dr. Fields also developed the Sacred Skin line of all natural, toxin-free skin care products, based on the latest research in plant medicine.
Anneke Arellano, MD
Dr. Arellano joined the Healing Gardens team this year and is available to handle urgent care needs and new patients. Dr. Arellano received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and completed residency at Scottsdale Healthcare Family Practice in Arizona. She is board certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing for 15 years. In 2008, Dr. Arellano spent a year in New Zealand as a Family Medicine physician at Darfield Medical Center.
Upon her return to the United states, Dr. Arellano worked in Urgent Care in Arizona and Colorado until her recent move to Fort Collins, where she continued to work in Family Medicine. Her special interests are Preventive Care, Urgent Care and Women’s Health. She enjoys riding her electric bicycle, photographing birds, and spending time in nature.
Annette VanBaalen, MD
Dr. Van Baalen has worked for more than 15 years with Dr. Fields. She is board certified in Family Practice and trained in integrative/functional medicine as well as certified in acupuncture. She has been practicing medicine in Colorado and Wyoming for more than 15 years. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a strong advocate for healthy diet and lifestyle as the best medicine.
Candy brings 18 yrs experience in the medical field, numerous years in hospitals, and over sixteen years in clinics. She has an associate’s degree and is currently working on a Bachelors of Science in nursing. Candy felt her calling was to become a nurse, as she loves making a difference in someone’s life and to treat them the way she would want her family members to be treated. She is very compassionate, empathetic, and caring. Candy and her husband of 20 years moved to Fort Collins in 2000. They have two beautiful girls and love spending time with family, friends and their pets! They also love to go boating, camping, and just hanging out having fun!
Caitlin holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a focus on Psychosocial Relations. Her degree gave her a broad look into the health field and public health policies and disparities. Since public health introduced her to the wide scope of the health field, she began to naturally gravitate towards the alternative and holistic health practices, beliefs, and way of living. Caitlin loves being a part of patients own unique health journeys here at The Healing Gardens.
Shonna Kempter, Functional Nutritionist
Shonna is a Certified Holistic Practitioner and Functional Nutritionist with additional certifications and training in plant-based nutrition, herbal medicine, raw nutrition, reiki, aromatherapy, dietary supplements, flower essences, and stress management.