Nathan Pollack, MD
Denver, Colorado


Born Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 6, 1944
to 1961:  Tulsa, Oklahoma Public Schools
August 1961-January 1963:  Saint John's College, Annapolis, Maryland (Classics)
January 1963-January 1965:  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (BA, Philosophy and History)
June 1964-July 1967:  University of Tulsa (Premedical)
January- May 1965:  Boston University (Graduate courses in Philosophy)
July 1968-July 1972:  University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City (MD)
July 1972-July 1973:  University and Presbyterian Hospitals, Oklahoma City (Family Practice Residency)
July 1973-July 1975:  Central State Hospital, Norman, Oklahoma (Psychiatric Residency)
1973:  National Board of Medical Examiners
1973:  Oklahoma State Board of Medical Examiners #10086
1975:  Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners #19520
1979:  American Board of Family Practice, recertified 2001-2008-2015
1993:  New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners (eligible for licensure)
1997:   Level II Certification, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (recertified 2000, 2003, 2007)
Continuing Medical Education:
Ongoing and constant; I can provide an update from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
Denver Medical Society
Colorado Medical Society
Hospital Staff Membership:
Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
to 1965:  various retail, restaurant, advertising, teaching, construction work; folk musician as “Mud of the Arkansas”
1965-1967:  private tutor to disturbed children, including those with learning disorders
May 1965-August 1967:  Children's Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma––development of activity group therapy program for disturbed children, especially those with school problems
Summer 1968:  orderly in a convalescent hospital
Summer 1969:  research fellowship on hypergravity effects on the brains of mice
Summer 1970:  research fellowship on Jacob Rhett Motte, Army Surgeon at Fort Gibson, 1841
Summer 1971:  research fellowship on treatment groups for children with school problems
July 1975-July 1980:  Physician, Denver Department of Health and Hospitals (Neighborhood Health Program, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs, Department of Family Practice)
August 1976-June 1978:  University of Denver Student Health Clinic
August 1980 to present:  solo private practice of family medicine, with emphasis on patients whose treatment requires coordination across traditional specialties (pain syndromes, addictions, chronic fatigue syndrome, medical care of patients suffering major psychiatric disorders, et alii)
August 1982-October 2000:  Examining Physician for the Federal Occupational Health Division of the Public Health Service
1982-1984 (two semesters):  instructor, University of Denver, New College, seminar in clinical relationships (for health professionals)
1984-1990:  occasional guest lecturer on clinical relationship, Department of Psychology, Metropolitan State College, Denver
January 1985-October 1988:  Medical Director, the Acoma Street Clinic, Denver (opiate addiction)
June 1988-May 1992:  Medical Director, Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services, Denver (opiate addiction)
June 1990-October 1994:  Medical Consultant, Englewood Counseling (outpatient drug and alcohol, domestic violence counseling)
January 1997-2006:  Physician, Columbia/HealthONE Clinic Division, Occupational Health and Primary Care Medicine, Denver
September 2000-present:  Medical consultant and examiner to the Dorn Companies Treatment Program, Denver
October, 2005 to present:  Mentor to medical students for the Oceania University of Medicine, Apia, Samoa (work done locally in Denver)
April, 2006-February, 2007:  Physician II Colorado Department of Corrections (Denver Women’s Correction Facility)
September, 2006—Physician for PeaceJam conference between young people and Nobel Peace Laureates, Denver University
June, 2007 to present, physician in attendance at various nursing and long term care facilities, Preferred Provider Services [formerly Consultants for Medical Direction], Denver
January, 2008:  medical reviewer for MES Corporation (Worker’s Compensation clinical records)
May, 2008 to present:  Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
July, 2008 to present:  Interdisciplinary Team Medical Director (Central Division) Agape Hospice, Denver
November, 2008 to present:  Medical Doctor, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan
August, 2009 to Present:  Adjunct Professor, University College, Denver University, to teach in the Health Care Leadership Master’s Program (medical law and ethics)
October, 2009 to present:  Interim Medical Director, Namaste Hospice, Denver
Voluntary work:  has included precepting of medical students including especially the first year introduction to the clinical relationship, more recently at the Stout Street Clinic for the Homeless; Denver Medical Society committee work, especially the re-establishment of the Ethics Committee in the early 1980's (when ethics had not yet been rediscovered in medicine); various boards of educational, philanthropic and rehabilitation institutions; pro bono medical examinations for various alcohol and drug treatment facilities.
Writings:  Healing through Meeting:  How to Survive the Health Care Chaos, a book of clinical essays developed before Reagan was elected, outlining some of the historical and practical values of the personal relationship between patient and clinician, that the clinical relationship is the central tool of diagnosis and treatment, and that the pretense of a "free-market" health care system undermines the clinical relationship, substitutes corporations (payer and provider) in the place of persons (patient and clinician) (an expanded second edition is in preparation as Healing through Meeting:  The Clinical Relationship as the Primary Tool of Diagnosis and Treatment).  Tone on Tone, a novel about a middle-age man who searches for his inner child...actually finds him in a city slum; Of All that Is, a screenplay treatment of that story; Crisis McClarity, a Western murder mystery in which no one is killed; Hollow, another murder mystery without a murder; The Grandfather, a murder mystery with plenty of murders (these last three published as Three Mildly Horrifying Tales); Dark Alien, Red Woman, the adventures and spiritual growth of an adolescent troubadour; other novels in progress.  Leave Dreams Be, a book of poems of which several are directly about clinical phenomena;  Middle-age Love-song, a newer book of poems; other poems and stories unpublished.  Today is a Miracle and I Rejoice, a collection of insightful essays and poems; And One to Grow On, essays toward personal growth and acceptance of what is most real; Broken Heart and other stories, shorter fiction; The Girl Who Flies High, a study in stories of the feminine character across all time; Shades of York Street:  Stories of friendship in the Fellowship; various essays on the clinical relationship, clinical perception, the processes of addiction, the differences between fatigue and depression (especially necessary in the understanding and evaluation of chronic fatigue syndrome).
References:  On request

Call me if you have any question.  Thank you.  NMP