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Working With the Body

Instead of fighting against the body, I believe we should listen to its wisdom.

As a doctor, I don’t see your disease or condition as the enemy, but rather another point of view that needs to be heard. I help you understand what is happening to your body, why it’s happening and how to treat it using a combination of traditional western medicine and eastern principles through qigong, meditation, visualization, energy healing and love.

Meet Our Growing Team


Isabelle Amigues, MD, MS, RhMSUS

As a physician-scientist and rheumatology specialist trained both in Paris, France, as well as at Mount Sinai and Columbia University, in New York City, my primary practice is based in Denver, Colorado, but through telehealth, I also treat patients nationally. 


I spent the first part of my career as an academic clinician, teacher, and leader in the Departments of Rheumatology National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As an academic clinician, I am an expert in accurate diagnoses and treatment of the most complex rheumatologic conditions including autoimmune and rheumatologic lung diseases, chronic inflammatory arthritis and fever of unknown origin, in addition to the full spectrum of general rheumatologic conditions. I am the one to see if you need management of rare and complex rheumatologic conditions. 


I also have a special interest for post-COVID-19 rheumatologic conditions. I am the Colorado lead for the COVID-19 global rheumatology alliance.  I also helped create the post-COVID-19 clinic at National Jewish Health and was its rheumatology lead.


Carlo - Clinic Manager

My dedication as a health clinic manager comes with a passion for ensuring that patients receive top-notch care and service. Being a Registered Nurse and having been trusted in this position, I take pride in overseeing all administrative and business operations, and am committed to creating a positive and efficient work environment for our team.


Kristine Domiquel (RN) - Nurse

Kristine Domiquel (RN) is proud to be part of the UnabridgedMD team. Coming from a family that sees healing as an integral part of her health and wellness, Kristine now serves as the primary caregiver for her eldest brother. Her nursing background and her personal experience make her passionate and highly capable to help improve her patients’ quality of life.

Cancer Changed My Approach to Medicine

At 40, I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer metastatic to the liver and bone. Prior to my own diagnosis, I never paid much attention to eastern or complementary treatments as I was trained in western medicine. 


But my own experience with cancer forced me to go deeper. 


Ever since this experience, I have focused my treatment approach on the connection to mind and body and am trained in medical qigong. I am currently involved in medical research, including a study of qigong in COVID-19 long haulers with brain fog. 


Even from a scientific perspective, instead of activating the adrenergic system (flight or fight) to “fight the disease,” taking a calm approach of engaging in a conversation with the body is much more therapeutic and healing. This is how I empower my patients during treatment.  


I believe that the best way to heal is to see our diseases as a learning opportunity.

I am a believer in the power of meditation, visualization, energy healing and love. This approach healed me and continues to help my patients whom I am committed to helping on every level. 


You can follow me on:

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Publications, Speaking Events & Affiliations

I also have extensive experience in public speaking. A long time teacher and speaker for pharmaceutical companies, I enjoy being in front of large and small audiences where I have been told I excel at engaging with my audience.

I am passionate about bringing hope and empowering people, reflecting on my stage IV breast cancer healing journey and my practice of medicine.

For inquiries about speaking engagements, I can be reached at

  • Publications
    View full Publication list here. View Colorado lead for the Global Rheumatology Alliance for Covid19 here.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Guest appearance
    The Growing Epidemic of Psychological Distress in Health Care Professionals How to address Vaccine hesitancy: Tips From Success Stories
  • Podcast guest appearances
    This Osteopathic Life Podcast: Conversations with Dr. Isabelle Amigues Women in ILD Podcast: Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Interstitial Lung Disease AutoimmuneLearningNetwork Podcast: On the Need for a Switch in Terminology: From CTD-ILD to AI-ILD
  • Mentions
    CNBC - Patients with Autoimmune Diseases Running out of Hydroxychloroquine Creakjoint Education - What Is Reactive Arthritis? These Are the Signs You Could Have It: - News Release - Myocardial Inflammation Frequent in RA Linked to Disease Activity
  • Memberships & Associations
    American College of Rheumatology The American Ballint Association
  • Awards
    June 2021 National Jewish Health Covid-19 Pandemic Star Award May/June '19 Improving Assessment, Referral and Treatment of RA: Streamlining Processes for Better Patient Care within Our Community. Colorado alliance for Continuous Medical Education (CME) Outstanding CME Collaboration of the Year Excellence in Educational Design Award at the 2019 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Conference 2009-2010 Chief Resident at Hospices Civils de Lyon, France
  • Affiliations
    Affiliate National Jewish Health
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