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Executive Health Program at University of Colorado Hospital: Your Medical Team

As an Executive Health Program patient, you tap into the experience and expertise of an extensive top-notch medical team. University of Colorado Hospital is home to some of the nation’s most respected doctors who use the most advanced medical technologies.

Should you need further testing or medical procedures, we will set up appointments with the necessary specialists.

Featured Doctors

Karen Chacko, MD

Dr. Chacko is one of three board certified internal medicine doctors who consult with Executive Health patients. Her practice focuses on women’s health, preventative medicine, exercise testing and sports injuries.

Lisa Corbin, MD

Lisa Corbin, MD

Dr. Corbin has been medical director for the Center for Integrative Medicine at UCH since its inception in 2001. She specializes in the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies and encourages her patients to be engaged partners in developing, and following, healthy habits to maintain their wellness.

Steven Kick, MD

Dr. Steven Kick

Dr. Kick is the medical director for the Executive Health program. He is board certified in internal medicine and has a special interest in men’s health and preventative medicine.

Richard Penaloza, MD

Dr. Richard PenalozaDr. Penaloza is one of three board certified internal medicine doctors who consult with Executive Health patients. He has a special interest in sports medicine, sports injuries and preventive medicine.

Medical Team

Program Specialists

Internal medicine doctor or internist – A doctor who practices preventive medicine and treats common ailments is an internist, or internal medicine doctor. During your Executive Health appointment, you will work primarily with one of our board certified internal medicine doctors. Your Executive Health doctor spends a full 90 minutes with you, giving you an opportunity to ask any questions, go over the results of your tests and develop a personalized health plan.


You may also have appointments with various specialists, depending on your customized physical:


Audiologist – A doctor who evaluates and treats hearing disorders and hearing loss.


Cardiologist – A doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases of the heart and blood vessels.


Gastroenterologist – A doctor who diagnoses and treats people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, stomach and the intestines.


Ophthalmologist – A doctor who diagnoses and treats eye injuries and diseases, as well as performs eye surgery.

Other Program Staff

Coordinator – The Executive Health Coordinator will schedule all appointments associated with your visit, work with you to obtain your medical records, arrange pre-exam discussions as appropriate and coordinate with your family physician. The coordinator can also provide accommodation and transportation information to our out-of-town guests.


Escort – The Executive Health escort greets you at the front door upon your arrival and personally accompanies you to all of your appointments throughout the day.


Nurse – A health care professional who is in charge of gathering your important vital signs and beginning your lab work. All Executive Health nurses are registered with the state of Colorado.


Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian – A professional trained to prevent and treat disease through the use of individual nutrients found in food and supplements. The Executive Health nutritionist is a registered dietitian with extensive and ongoing training related to food and nutrition.