Six providers join UCHealth in northern Colorado

New experts specialize in cardiology, neurology, urgent care, orthopedics and primary care
April 27th, 2016

Six new providers joined the UCHealth team in northern Colorado in March.

Dr. David Katz joined the team at UCHealth Heart Center and is caring for patients in Fort Collins, 2121 E. Harmony Road.

As an electrophysiologist, his clinical interests include treatment of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and bradycardia due to heart block or other causes. He also is especially interested in pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, syncope and congestive heart failure.

He sees practicing electrophysiology as an opportunity to help patients live better.

At the heart of his care philosophy is honoring the patient’s values throughout the process.

“I understand that medical decisions are deeply personal, and that many patients prefer not to take medications. I strive to inform my patients of their options and work with them to decide on a plan of care that meets their goals and honors their values, whether this means discussing lifestyle changes, prescribing medications or performing a procedure,” he said.

His research interests include cardiovascular and procedural outcomes, use of anticoagulants for stroke prevention, novel device and catheter therapies.

He earned a medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, completed a residency in internal medicine at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and completed fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiovascular electrophysiology at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Heart Center, call 970.221.1000.

Physician assistant Tawnya Lane joined the team at UCHealth Pediatrics at Longmont Clinic, 1925 Mountain View Ave.

With a special focus on pediatrics, she cares for patients from birth through adolescence. The clinic provides preventive and routine health care, diagnostic procedures, care for accidental injuries and medical emergencies, well-child exams, immunizations and school physicals.

Lane recognizes that medicine oftentimes does not have one right answer. “Many times, there are multiple ways to approach a disease or concern,” she said. “Knowing patients and their families and considering their values and personalities is key to providing care that is right for them.”

She earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Pediatrics at Longmont Clinic, call 720.494.3133.

Physician assistant Sarah Lemley has joined the team at UCHealth Urgent Care, 3850 N. Grant Ave., Suite 200, Loveland.

She is especially interested in urgent care, family medicine, pediatrics and women’s health.

“I believe that healing is a partnership between provider and patient,” she said. “I strive to provide quality medical education and sound treatment advice so my patients can create their own paths to health.”

She earned a master’s degree in medical science from St. Francis University in Loretto, Penn., and a certificate in physician assistant studies from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Urgent Care, call 970.624.5150.

Nurse practitioner Sara Schaefer joined the team at UCHealth Neurology, 1106 E. Prospect Road, Fort Collins.

She finds neurology to be a fascinating, ever-changing field of medicine. Schaefer is especially interested in multiple sclerosis, post-stroke care and general neurology.

Schaefer provides patients with a holistic and patient-centered approach to care, addressing the patient’s overall neurological and physical well-being. “I rely on evidence-based medical care to guide myself and the patient to their optimum level of health,” she added.

Schaefer earned a master’s degree of nursing adult-gerontology nurse practitioner from Hunter College in New York.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Neurology, call 970.482.4373.

Physician assistant Jill Seng has joined the team at UCHealth Orthopedics at Longmont Clinic, 1925 W. Mountain Ave.

As an athlete herself, Seng is very interested in treating other athletes. Her clinical interests also include treating patients with arthritic change.

“Getting patients back to their lives without hindrance from injury and providing constant support and care along the way is my constant goal,” she said. “I feel it is a privilege to be a part of each patient’s journey to recovery.”

Seng earned a master of science in medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Orthopedics at Longmont Clinic, call 303.776.1234.

Physician assistant Nicole Showalter has joined the team at UCHealth Internal and Family Medicine, 620 Iris Drive, Sterling.

She is particularly interested in caring for cardiology patients and geriatric patients. She also is a strong advocate for preventive health.

“I believe education is important in health care, and I enjoy helping my patients learn about their health,” she said. “I look forward to building partnerships that will promote health and well-being for my patients.”

Showalter earned a master’s degree in health sciences in physician assistant studies from University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Okla.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Internal and Family Medicine in Sterling, call 970.522.7266.


About UCHealth

UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

About the author

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.