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A Journey of Healing: My Path to Direct Care Rheumatology by Dr. Isabelle Amigues

Updated: Apr 22

Last week, we looked into various rheumatology topics, touching upon lupus and the

nuances of Sjogren. While I’m eager to explore more topics like rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis, today we are taking a different approach.

Lately, I've been reflecting on my journey in practice and felt compelled to share some of my story. You see, amidst the complexities of modern healthcare, I've encountered a love-hate relationship with social media. Its allure is undeniable, yet its consumption often leaves me feeling disconnected. So, I embarked on a quest to infuse meaning into my digital presence and offer something of genuine value.

This journey led me to explore the essence of authentic care, prompting introspection on why I started this practice and what it means for both my patients and me. Allow me to open up and share a glimpse into my path.

Originally from France, I pursued my medical education with a passion for rheumatology and internal medicine. However, life took an unexpected turn when I moved to the US and faced the daunting challenge of rebuilding my career. Amidst the whirlwind of change, a diagnosis of stage four breast cancer forced me to confront my deepest desires and redefine my purpose.

Navigating through the storm, I realized the profound importance of genuine connections in healing. Inspired by my own journey, I sought to create a practice where patients could experience care beyond the confines of insurance constraints and bureaucratic red tape.

Thus, in January 2023, I took a leap of faith and established my direct care rheumatology practice. The decision was driven by a desire to reclaim the joy of practicing medicine and cultivate meaningful relationships with my patients.

In this space, I have the privilege of offering personalized care, unhindered by time constraints or administrative burdens. Each patient receives the gift of undivided attention and comprehensive support, paving the way for deeper understanding and faster progress towards remission.

The transformation has been profound, both for me and my patients. I've discovered a newfound sense of fulfillment in nurturing these connections and witnessing the tangible impact of authentic care.

Through sharing my story, I hope to inspire others – patients and fellow physicians alike – to pursue paths that align with their true calling. Life is too precious to settle for mediocrity, and each of us holds the power to forge our own destiny.

As I continue on this journey, I am filled with gratitude for every patient, and every moment that has brought me here. Together, let us embrace the beauty of authenticity and live each day with purpose and passion. Thank you for joining me on this journey, and here's to a future filled with healing, hope, and endless possibilities.

Are you, or someone you love, looking for a rheumatologist? 

Are you looking for a highly skilled and trusted physician that can finally help you find what you have? Maybe you searched google for the “best rheumatologist in Denver” and felt that no other arthritis clinic in Denver really seemed personable? Maybe you are simply looking for a doctor that will listen to you and work with you to achieve disease remission? We think that UnabridgedMD has the best rheumatologist in Denver and the best rheumatology practice in Colorado! We would love to work with you!

You can schedule your first appointment at or schedule a free 15 minute discovery call with Dr. Amigues herself by clicking HERE.

We cannot wait to welcome you to the UnabridgedMD family!


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