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Dr. Leto Quarles

Family Medicine
Boulder, CO
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Boulder, CO

Address

Table Mesa Family Medicine, 1755 48th Street Suite 200, Boulder, CO
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
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Insurances accepted

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Medicaid

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Rocky Mountain Health Plan

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UnitedHealthcare

Table Mesa Family Medicine

Boulder, CO

About

Bio

Board-certified Family Medicine physician Dr. Leto Quarles joined Table Mesa Family Medicine in August 2012, bringing with her a rich array of experience. Prior to settling into her current home and practice in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Leto worked in community health clinics, teaching hospitals and urgent care facilities. She has lectured around the world on social justice in healthcare, and volunteers on international medical and teaching projects in the developing world. Dr. Leto believes wellness stems from balance in the body, heart, mind and spirit, and that everyone has the ability to improve their well-being under any circumstances, in any phase of life, if they are willing to take on the serious work of living consciously and intentionally. As a family physician, Dr. Leto specializes in comprehensive care of individuals and families -- however you choose to define your family. In addition to providing routine preventative care and treating general illnesses and injuries, Dr. Leto is an expert in managing complex care for people of all ages who struggle with a multitude of chronic conditions and circumstances affecting their health.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

400 Answers
573 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Underlying cause ?: These are each signs of disease - need to find underlying cause to fix. High platelets and high WBC come from any kind of inflammation (infection, aut... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Discuss symptoms: Most common reason a treatment "doesn't help" is because patient and doctor have different ideas of what the problem is. Low t mostly causes fatigue, ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Diet, probiotics: If there is no blood, no severe pain or severe watery diarrhea, medical tests have been normal, and you have stress & poor diet, you can try taking a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Structure v function: Ct looks for structure/anatomy problems ( tumors, malformations, pneumonia, & sometimes blood clot). Feeling you can't get air in could be a functiona... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Safety ; sanity: Sounds like your dad is having a hard time ; it's affecting his family (you!). If you are a kid, you need an adult to help - can you talk to your mom,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Be a friend & model: In addition to letting them know you care and being available, sometimes it helps (& can preserve your energy & sanity) to be a bit of a teacher & mod... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sounds serious: These symptoms sound serious, and could be due to many different problems (serious infection, heart problem, severe anxiety or psychiatric disorder). ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many, maybe related: Spleen can be small either because it never grew (as baby/child) or because it was injured and became scarred. If problem started young enough, thymus... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Injury or infection: Discoloration of a toenail typically happens with injury (like bruising under the nail, or sometimes some kinds of fungal infections. Toenails grow sl... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably related: Prednisone makes the skin and blood vessels fragile, so much more prone to easy bruising with normal daily activity, for example if you sleep on the s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Folk wisdom: Letting your hair dry naturally (instead of blow-drying) is healthier for your hair and in general is fine. However, if your whole body is staying col... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Read the label: Yogurt itself is gluten-free, but the additives in the flavoring may or may not include gluten (or, if you are very sensitive, may be made in a facili... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Overuse injury: Could be a sprain or any of various kinds of overuse injuries, etc. Best way to get it to settle down is to use it as little as possible - wear a spli... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably normal: With each pregnancy and childbirth, tissue gets stretched more, and the uterus can begin enlarging more and sooner, so even @ 5wks, you may be feeling... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Vitamin E & sex: Evion is a vitamin e supplement. There is some evidence that it may increase libido (sex drive) and male fertility (being able to get a woman pregnant... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Strain but no harm: Contrary to popular belief, reading in dim light does not do any long-term damage to the eye itself or weaken the eyesight. For the short-term, howeve... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Missing word!: Somehow your message lost a word - if we don't know what you've been diagnosed with, it's hard to say whether that could be related to lower abdominal... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Smoking cancer risk: Smoking is a risk for lung cancer, mouth or throat cancer, heart disease, stroke & many other health problems. Doctors count "pack-years" (packs per d... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Addressing pain: Neurologists are experts in nerve problems - can help you understand cause of your pain & options of medicines to lessen or block pain. Anesthesiologi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: Assuming you are otherwise healthy and that your pain is related to the resp infxn, anti-inflammatories should be sufficient. You may need to try incr... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnant tummy size: The belly size measurement we watch in pregnant women is the vertical measurement from the pubic bone to the top of where we can feel the uterus throu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Definitely treatable: Ouch! I am sorry you are having difficulty with this condition. Psoriasis is sometimes tricky to treat, but there are many options available. Please s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No specific measure: How much we are affected by different kinds of stress, what kinds of stress bother us most, and how we show those reactions to stress all vary very mu... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Indirect: Hsv lives in nerve cells and skin/mucosa (body surfaces). The virus doesn't really live in the bloodstream and would not survive long outside the body... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No cure, only treat: After detailed questions, exam & tests have ruled out underlying cause for chronic fatigue, the goal becomes to control symptoms and improve day-to-da... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Breastmilk v formula: Breastmilk is definitely healthiest, but if baby seems hungry all the time, are you getting enough nutrition in, to pass along to her? Your milk may b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
E coli is bacteria: E coli is the name of a type of bacteria which typically lives in the gut, but can travel anywhere and cause an infection. "regular" e coli from a wom... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
OTC sprays, lozenges: Over-the-counter sprays such as chloroseptic and vics are safe and contain a topical numbing solution which will help relieve discomfort. Gargling wit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
None: A wandering eye is caused by a problem with a muscle attached to the eye, and is not associated in any way with intelligence or other personal charact... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many options: Many of us use tablet devices, whether ipads or windows-based devices, with our patients, both to access our electronic medical records (emr) systems,... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
IPhone apps: There are quite a few iphone and android (methyltestosterone) apps nowadays that docs use for many purposes: calculating individualized risk profiles ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Latex or spermicide: Most common reason for irritation with condom use is sensitivity either to latex or to chemical spermicide. Try using a non-latex condom without sper... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dry? rash? history?: Your skin may be dry, especially if you've been out in the sun a lot, or there may be something more going on. Is there a rash, or just vague/generali... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stretch more: Get up and walk around or stretch a bit at least every 2 hours. The longer you sit still, the stiffer you will feel when you finally do try to get up... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Overall care: I would start with a primary care doc, who can help you navigate your local medical system & resources. Mri is a test, not a treatment, so even if you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many possibilities: Most likely cramped muscles, but can also be nerve or circulation problems. Muscles may be sore if you recently started new exercise, took a strenuous... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Professional assoc: You can learn more about these professionals and find referrals in your local area through the american association of sexuality educators, counselors... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Urgent Care: Look for an urgent care center near you. Urgent cares are walk-in clinics with emergency services like x-rays, stitches, and treatment for sudden ill... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Anoxia = no oxygen: Anoxia is the medical term for total lack of oxygen, which is not a personality feature. Someone who has been oxygen-deprived due to illness or injury... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stops bleeding: An endometrial ablation purposely destroys the "endometrium" or lining of the uterus, in order to stop severe heavy menstrual bleeding. It is normal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Can be retested: Hpv is equally likely to do any of 3 things: go away, stay the same, or get worse (warts or cancer). A cone biopsy removes most of the hpv from your ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Indirect healing: Art therapy is one method of activating different parts of the brain to promote physical, mental and emotional healing from an injury, an illness, or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not if its healthy: In a healthy relationship, it is normal to want to spend some time alone, and with other friends & family besides a partner. If someone is in a relati... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Anything possible: Cerebral palsy can range from very severe physical and mental effects (quadruplegia & inability to communicate) to minimal local motor effects (one bo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Opposite of sick: Wellness is the general term that includes all aspects of living as healthy a life as possible: lifestyle, environment, prevention, etc. Wellness incl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Love her & get help: Your mom may be feeling blue for many reasons: she could have a medical problem like depression, or she could be dealing with grown-up problems she do... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Can be, depends...: There are many possibilities. Some siblings just have very different personalities or a big age difference or spent a lot of time apart as kids, and n... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Tightened airways: Bronchoconstriction is narrowing of the air passages between the windpipe and the air sacs of the lungs, and is generally caused by swelling and spasm... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stop breathing: Bronchoconstriction, or narrowing of the airways due to swelling and/or spasm, decreases airflow into the lungs, and increases the effort needed to ge... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Usually not: Every medication (and pretty much everything in life) has potential benefits & potential risks. Doctors do our best to select meds which will do more ... Read More

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May 11, 2013
I recommend Dr. Quarles. It is clear that her practice of medicine emphasizes health and wellness. I learn from reading her Health Tap responses.
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Jul 9, 2012
Compassionate ^5
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thank you for putting everything asided and answering the question professionaly unlike 1or 2 other doctors. i asked this question cause im doing a paper on why people drink blood, are attracted to it...Read More
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I was thinking it may be from the bleach. My basement doesn't have windows that can open so the smell of the bleach was pretty strong. Thank you for your answer.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thankyou the pressure is not really that bad i also have a retroverted uterus i havent had any bleeding or pain

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University of Illinois College of Medicine @ Rockford

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Boulder, CO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Colorado - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Colorado - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Medicine
Colorado Academy of Family Medicine
Boulder County Medical Society
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