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Meet Our Team


Doctor of Medicine, former US Air Force flight Surgeon

Dr Richard Bachmann earned his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School. He provided family and mission-focused medical care as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force for 29 years, with assignments around the world as a clinician, commander and educator. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in both Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He joined Atlas Medical Center in March 2016.


Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Carlson has lived most of his life in Colorado Springs, graduating from the Colorado Springs Christian School, and receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas in 1999.

Outside of practice, Dr. Carlson enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and their four children. He is an avid sports enthusiast and outdoorsman, including fishing, backpacking, and hunting.


Family Nurse Practitioner

Heather Darnell is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the AANP. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2002 from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Heather joined the Atlas team in October 2017 to be part of an integrative practice that focuses on the whole person, making use of multiple therapeutic approaches and healthcare professionals to achieve optimal health and healing.

Being a military spouse provided Heather the opportunity to live throughout the country and work in varied specialties of medicine. In 2014 Heather and her family decided to make Colorado Springs their forever home, and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.


Doctor of Chiropractic and fellowship in Medical Acupuncture

Dr. Ben Partridge grew up in Colorado Springs, graduating from Pine Creek High School, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He brings his extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology to Atlas Medical Center.

After obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Dr. Partridge decided to come home to beautiful Colorado. Since his return he has obtained his fellowship in Medical Acupuncture, and enjoyed connecting with the next generation of healthcare professionals by teaching Human Anatomy at UCCS.


Great people. The medical staff at Atlas hooked my daughter up after she hurt her neck. She is back Pole Vaulting. Thanks Atlas Medical Center!!!

Jeff W.

I highly recommend Atlas Medical Center. Having just completed an 11-week long comprehensive program designed by their phenomenal team, I can attest to the effectiveness of their practice… Atlas offers an outstanding staff in all facets of their practice, a high-level of professionalism, and great results. Each and every member of the staff I encountered seemed to genuinely care about those seeking their help. You will not be just another file number/account. The time and financial commitments are well worth it. Truly.


…I’m happy to say that after my sessions with Atlas Medical Center, I am all fixed up. I only see them now when I get the rare pinch in my shoulder from working out. I happily drive the 45 minutes across town to go to Atlas and I’ve recommended them to many people.

Cassie P.

I would like to express my complete and sincere appreciation for the entire staff at Altas! The staff there have been very understanding, and demonstrated a willingness to make sure that my health and well-being was a top priority.  I was seen for back and leg pain due to a disc problem and didn’t want to go through a long recovery following back surgery, they treated me on a machine called the “Spine Med”.  It worked, and still no pain!!


The doctors at Atlas are saviors! I was moments away from moving forward with a fusion surgery when Atlas was recommended to me by a friend. Even though it was a rigorous process, the treatment they prescribed truly saved me – from having a major, unnecessary surgery and from my misery! I’m finally able to enjoy life again.

Ashley B.

I had a lot of knee pain, due to years of softball and horseback riding. I was told about their stem cell treatment for degenerative and painful joints, and decided to go ahead try it.  I literally walked out of their office after the injections with ZERO pain in my knees, and am still pain-free 4 months later.

I would highly recommend any of the great physicians at Atlas, whether it is for chiropractic, disc pain, physical therapy, or stem cell treatments.


9362 Grand Cordera Pkwy, Suite 120,
Colorado Springs, CO 80924