Meet The Team
Sarah L. Coakley, DOMedical Director
Dr. Coakley is a graduate of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her anesthesia residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond Virginia. She has been in clinical practice in Colorado since 2010.
All medical treatments are administered under the care of our Medical Director. Dr. Coakley is a clinical anesthesiologist. She is a specialist in anesthesia for outpatient procedures. Dr. Coakley has extensive training and experience using ketamine in her clinical practice.
Anesthesiologists are medical doctors concerned with maintaining patient’s health and safety while protecting them from experiencing physiologic (pain) and emotional (awareness) stress associated with surgery or painful diagnostic procedures. Dr. Coakley believes ketamine is a remarkable tool, used similarly, to provide rapid relief from pain and distress associated with many psychological disorders, certain chronic pain conditions, and migraines.
As our medical director, Dr. Coakley works to optimize patient care. Successful treatment means bringing relief from physical and emotional discomfort and the restoration of function for each of her patients. She works intimately with our team of nurses, other care providers, and each patient to tailor a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Coakley is a Colorado native and takes great pride in the place her family calls home. She is dedicated to helping military veterans and first responders who also call Colorado home. “It is a privilege to help those who have bravely given service to protect our country and my family.”
When not at work, Dr. Coakley enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, reading, exploring Colorado, and camping.
Chris was raised in upstate New York. He pursued a degree in wildlife biology at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Montana. Then he discovered his true calling in human biology. He served as a volunteer EMT and firefighter/wildland firefighter in the foothills outside Denver before becoming a registered nurse.
Chris is experienced in orthopedics and critical care. He has also held a number of positions in nursing administration.
When not working, Chris enjoys volunteering, coaching his twin boys’ lacrosse team, biking, spending time with his family, and enjoying the outdoors.
Lesly has been a registered nurse for over 25 years. During her career, she has cared for patients at all stages of life from premature babies to seniors. Lesly’s experience includes general medicine (in and outpatient), ambulatory surgery, home IV therapy, and mental health.
Years of experience with different populations has allowed her to learn as much as possible and share her wisdom with others through a team approach. These tools allow Lesly to be a strong, positive contributor to our team. Lesly raised her family in the Denver Metro area and loves calling Colorado home.
Gina is a Colorado native with over 15 years of clinical nursing experience. She has worked at several metro-area hospitals, including Denver Health’s acute eating disorder unit and the medical critical care unit, as well as Swedish Medical Center in their trauma, medical, surgical, and neurosurgery critical care units.
Gina enjoys being an integral part of a team, working with patients and providers in an outpatient setting. She is passionate about patient education and strives to empower her patients as they gain a greater understanding of their bodies and develop effective self-care skills. Most of all, she enjoys watching patients achieve goals they once thought were impossible.
Gina enjoys being an integral part of a team, working with patients and providers in an outpatient setting. She is passionate about patient education and strives to empower her patients as they gain greater understanding of their bodies and develop effective self-care skills. Most of all, she enjoys watching patients achieve goals they once thought were impossible.
Tamara HavertyPractice Administrator
Tamara was raised in western Michigan and moved to Denver, Colorado 14 years ago. She has 10 years of experience in the operating room as a surgical technologist and birth doula. Tamara joined Dr. Coakley in 2019 and helped open Summit Ketamine Innovations. She strives to treat every patient as an individual, not as a number. She is also passionate about advocating for patients’ voices to be heard.
When she is not in the office, she can be found hanging out with her two kids, her dog, and her pair of Guinea pigs.