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Dr. Leto Quarles

Family Medicine
Boulder, CO
25 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

Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Molina Healthcare Inc

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Other

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

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327 Answers
455 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sure, where?: An adenoma is a growth coming from a gland, and can show up at any time, in almost any location and sometimes quite quickly. Adenomas can be benign (n... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Understand no forget: Memories are important, and usually when we try to make them go away, they just get sneaky and cause distress in other ways (nightmares, physical prob... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Diagnosis: Joint pain, hair loss and anxiety can be caused by many things - hyperthyroidism is only one of dozens of possibilities. Best to see a doctor, discuss... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Patient Privacy: A patient's location, or even whether or not they are in the hospital, is considered private, and the patient (or their legal representative or decisi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Please see a doctor: Peroxide will not treat a burn, and neither garlic nor BV should cause anything like a burn in the genital area. Please see a health professional to g... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe resistent germ: If you are on your last pill of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and symptoms haven't improved, your infection may be resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and rela... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Linea negra (normal): This is normal - there is a line of connective tissue down the middle of the tummy, called the linea alba ("white line" in latin) when we are not preg... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Heartburn is caused by acid backing up from the stomach into the esophagus (tube connecting the mouth to the stomach) - it doesn't actually have anyth... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not to worry: It is common for toddlers & young children to be a bit clumsy, and bump themselves often, even on the head. Bruises on the scalp often cause a large k... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends, often yes: Alcohol harms the liver in stages, and until the very end stages (cirrhosis = scarring), the damage is reversible if one stops drinking. First is alco... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Limit sun exposure: If body parts which are not exposed to the sun are still fair, then that is still your natural skin coloring, and the darkened (tanned) areas will gra... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor!: Your symptoms could be caused by a wide range of problems (infections, asthma, allergies or toxic exposures, other serious lung or heart conditions), ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Safe, but why pain?: 200mg of Ibuprofen once a day is very safe -- prescription doses often go up to 800mg 3x/day. Do you know what is causing the pain that you are trying... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Use what you've got: There are no real treatments or surgeries that will actually make an adult penis bigger, and for the most part, size really doesn't matter when it com... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Could be anything: The symptoms you describe could be caused by anything from a temporary viral illness causing some irritation, to a more serious problem such as an ulc... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Confidence: Not all of us are extroverts, but we all can find our niche where we shine and feel comfortable ; confident. Try spending your time doing what you lov... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Get checked out: These symptoms can be caused by anything from asthma or a respiratory infection, to strain of chest muscles or ribs, to a variety of digestive conditi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
What is the question: The more detail you can describe (or even better, post a photo if you can!) will help us answer your question best!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sure, all sizes!: Just look at the full range of sizes available in a shoe store -- people come in all shapes and sizes, and feet (or any other body part) can be differ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Clarify? Not really: Not sure exactly what you're asking. Pancreatic cancer itself does not usually affect the brain, and I am not aware of any brain conditions that incre... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: With current technology, many generally healthy non-diabetic people without uncontrolled high blood pressure or known eye disease can have a retinal e... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
What is the question: Due date is estimated based on your last menstrual period, and a more accurate due date can be determined by an early ultrasound. Calendar alone is no... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sounds like you need: A good primary care doc to follow up with on a regular basis and sort this out. If you have been to the er multiple times, or if they have already don... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Posture: Poor posture (sitting hunched over) can bother many muscles, bones, joints and other structures. If you have to work hunched over for long periods of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possible, unlikely: "clear" or "unclear" margins are based on any microscopic changes in surrounding cells, so we can't tell by looking before we cut... But, when a re-ex... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sounds like allergy: You may be sensitive to a laundry product (detergent, softener, etc) or even possibly to the fabric itself. Switch to "hypo-allergenic" detergent and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Varies, longer best: Brief detox (control severe withdrawals) may be 1-5 days in a hospital. Minimum for real rehab work (addressing reasons for addiction & learning to de... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Fever/high body temp: Pyrexia means fever, hyperpyrexia means high fever, and hyperthermia means increased body temperature from any cause (such as heat exposure, heatstrok... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Like 400-char limit!: We can't fit decades of professional training & experience into a tweet, and you can't fit your lifetime of experience, background, current symptoms a... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Cigarettes are worse: Marijuana may decrease fertility (and a blunt or 2 every day is quite a lot), but tobacco cigarettes are proven for sure to cause many pregnancy compl... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends, usually yes: Most ng tubes are designed to be left in place as long as they are needed for drainage and/or feeding after serious injury/illness or when recovering ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Should be seen by dr: Could be a sinus infection, allergies, tension headaches, or something more serious. If it is going on for more than 3-5 days, or if she has a fever,... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Training: Er docs are trained to stabilize emergencies, which frequently include mental health crisis, but er drs don't generally do ongoing care. Family docs t... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Get re-evaluated: If your gallbladder was removed years ago, but you still get the same pain, there are 2 possibilities: sometimes a gallstone gets left behind in a duc... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See dermatologist: Many things can cause itching or bumps by the hairline - bacteria, fungus, hair products, hairstyle that pulls too tight, irritation from sun exposure... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Podiatrist: See a podiatrist (foot & ankle specialist) -- they may be able to fit you with an orthotic (insert for shoe) which takes the pressure off of your pain... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Identifier for cells: Mhc is a marker on each cell, which tells our immune system whether the cell is our own or "foreign" (an infection or a transplant), and our body trie... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Weak immune system: It means that someone's immune system is weakened, and cannot fight off infections as well as it should. Immunocompromise can be caused by medications... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Can't hurt: A diabetic diet limits simple/processed carbohydrates & unhealthy fats, and should include plenty of natural fiber & foods rich in vitamins & minerals... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends - can die!: Drug overdoses don't just make someone sleep - they can stop the heart or stop breathing. If someone is unconscious from a drug overdose, call 911 rig... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Great resource: Pharmacists can double-check for possible medication interactions, and teach you all about potential side effects to watch for & the best times/ways t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ice, acetaminophen: An ice pack or cool compress (if you don't have one, just grab anything cold out of the freezer and wrap it in a towel), and Acetaminophen (tylenol (a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Genetic disease: Tay-sachs is a horrible but rare genetic disease caused by an autosomal recessive mutation (abnormal gene) -- this means that both parents have to be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sexuality not diseas: Sexual experimentation is a normal part of development, and is not a mental disorder. If your son himself has questions or is distressed by his own se... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Subtle changes: Laughter, smiling, a positive attitude and all forms of enjoyment cause slight subtle changes in body chemistry which can help healing, but alone are ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
When you get orders: Usually, reserve military docs (and reserve officers of any flavor) will receive deployment orders with a little bit of notice to get everything in or... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a dr right away!: This combination of symptoms is very worrisome for liver disease. You should see a doctor right away to get further evaluation, a definite diagnosis, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Kidney vs nerves: "nephropathy" is damage to the kidneys, and "neuropathy" is damage to nerve cells. In addition to kidneys and sensory nerves, uncontrolled diabetes ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Give it time: Novocaine is a local anesthetic; it is supposed to make the area numb. Depending on your metabolism and how much was used, novocaine shots typically ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 25 years experience
ED testing: Testing for ed (interview, exam, nocturnal penile tumescence test, bloodwork, etc) is used to evaluate how severe ed is & to determine cause. Treatmen... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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