Meet the Team

About Katia Isabel Meier, M.D.

Dr. Katia Meier attended Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany where she received her M.D. in 1998.   While in Germany, she obtained extensive training in both naturopathic and traditional medicine – taking advantage of the central European philosophy of holistic health and wellness.  She garnered a broader understanding of alternative therapies to achieve optimal health including herbal medicine, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy.

In preparation for medical internship in the United States, Dr. Meier passed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and attended The University of North Dakota –School of Health and Sciences, an institute with a concentrated focus on women’s health, obstetrics and sports medicine.  She graduated in 2002 later becoming Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2003, became specialty trained in the field of Bio-Identical Hormone therapy in 2007 and Board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Meier went on to practice obstetrics for eight years until the birth of her son, Noah.   At which point she chose to retire from hospital work and become a solo practitioner opening the doors of Clear Sky Medical in 2007.   Resolute in her passion to educate and help others, Dr. Meier remains abreast of new developments in the field of medicine.  She endeavors to help patients look and feel better by rehabilitating the body – not just prescribing medications to nullify symptoms.

It should be noted that Dr. Meier is also one of the most experienced injectors for facial rejuvenation techniques in the region.  She honed this skill by working alongside doctors in Germany and training with master practitioners in the field of medical aesthetics in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando. Dr Meier has been trained in injectables and laser skin rejuvenation since 2005, and has been continuously advancing her aesthetic skills. Dr. Meier frequently contributes to Natural Awakenings- educating readers on topics related to anti-aging techniques, bio-identical hormone therapy, supplements and aesthetic solutions. Read some of her articles on our blog here.

Dara M. Vino, PA-C

dara-vinoDara M. Vino is a Physician Assistant with over 6 years of experience working in Neurology at The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center of Boca Raton, Florida.  Ms. Vino was recognized as the foremost PA to prescribe Apomorphine Hydrochloride injections for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and sub-investigator in over 70 clinical trials for the treatment of movement disorders during that juncture of her career.

Dara has 2 years of experience in orthopedic surgery and functioned as a first assist in the operating room.  She is also skilled in the areas of patient medical care and clinic-based primary care.
Dara’s broad based knowledge combined with the preventative philosophies of Clear Sky Medical give her a well-rounded approach to expand Health and Wellness. Dara offers PRP joint injections for the shoulder and knee as her special area of expertise to patients at Clear Sky Medical.

Ms. Vino relishes the opportunity to educate patients about the preventative opportunities and treatments made available to them by Clear Sky Medical. The high-energy practitioner looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with patients while administering tailored treatment plans under the direct supervision of Dr. Katia Meier.

Cynthia Dalton, MNT – Master Nutrition Therapist

cynthia-daltonCynthia Dalton is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and is skilled in assessing nutritional status.  Cynthia graduated from the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Denver in 2005.  Her educational background and knowledge influence her biomedical and functional holistic approach to nutrition.
Ms. Dalton creates science-based, personalized nutrition programs for those suffering with ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Mood and Sensory Disorders, Addiction and other digestive and neurological concerns.

Cynthia has expert knowledge of the Foundation Diet and other special diets such as SCD, GAPS or Gluten Free.  She is skilled at food, metabolic, neurotransmitter and heavy metal testing which uncover the underlying physiology contributing to symptoms.  She is also experienced with Targeted Amino Acid Therapy (TAAT), a therapeutic alternative to achieve positive mental health.

Learn more about our nutritional services.

Gretchen Muehlnickel, B.S., MNT

gretchenGretchen Muehlnickel is a holistic nutrition therapist.  Her academic diplomas include a master nutrition therapy degree from the Nutrition Therapy Institute, Denver, CO and a food science degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.  After spending 10 years in the food industry working in research and product development, Gretchen decided to pursue a career in nutrition counseling where she found her true passion.

Gretchen enjoys educating others about the value of healthy eating and helping individuals achieve their health goals.  She has experience in childhood and family nutrition counseling and specializes in nutrition protocols for conditions related to women’s health, children’s health, food allergies, blood sugar imbalances, weight loss, autoimmune conditions, and digestive disorders.

Mariela Villanueva, Office Manager

Mariela has worked in the medical field for over 15 years and has a background in holistic care and products. She is committed to providing great customer service to patients both in the office and over the phone.

Wendell Sorrell, Phlebotomist

Wendell is a Phlebotomist at Clear Sky Medical. He moved to the Denver area in 2012 and has been working in the medical field for over 29 years and loves to make every blood draw a pleasant experience for the patients.

Marlene Valdez, MA

Marlene Valdez moved from Fresno, California, to Aurora, Colorado in pursuit of a fulfilling medical career. She studied at Anthem College and pursued her externship at Clear Sky Medical.  Ms. Valdez enjoyed our clinic and instantly aligned with the team; so she made Clear Sky her professional home. Her hobbies include spending time with her kids and her fiancé.

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