Six providers join UCHealth team in northern Colorado region

New experts specialize in internal medicine, family medicine, pulmonology and gastroenterology
December 2nd, 2015

Six new providers joined the UCHealth team in the northern Colorado region in November.

Longtime Loveland physician Dr. Douglas Webster has joined the team of providers at UCHealth Internal Medicine, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland.

Although he has been caring for patients as an internal medicine physician in Loveland for more than 23 years, he also considers himself to be a teacher.

“Patients who understand their diagnoses and treatments are more capable of becoming active partners with their physicians in achieving and maintaining their best possible state of health. My intent is to provide to my patients the most up-to-date information available regarding their condition and subsequent diagnostic and therapeutic options,” he said.

Webster is interested in all aspects of adult health care and geriatric care from acute illnesses to complex medical conditions.

He earned a medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Ohio State University Hospitals.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Internal Medicine, call 970.203.7050.

Dr. Daniel Freese has joined the team of gastroenterology providers at UCHealth Longmont Clinic, 1925 W. Mountain View Ave. in Longmont.

He believes that physicians and patients must work together to achieve the best results. “It is important for the doctor and patient to develop a strong bond and both participate in that person’s medical care,” he said.

Freese is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and has a strong interest in functional bowel disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

He chose to join the UCHealth team because he loves helping people. “To be part of helping shape health care delivery in the local area and finding ways to best serve the population is where I want to be and what I want to be doing,” he said.

Freese earned his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Nassau University Medical Center in New York.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about services offered at UCHealth Longmont Clinic, call 720.494.3123.

Dr. John Paulus and nurse practitioner Robynn Levene have joined the team at UCHealth Cheyenne Medical Specialists, 5050 Powderhouse Road in Cheyenne.

Specializing in internal medicine, Paulus believes that a physician must evaluate and treat the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

“Depression may be due to an endocrine problem. Diabetes is often triggered by lifestyle and environment. Chronic inflammation and fatigue may be related to the gastrointestinal tract,” he said. “As an internal medicine specialist, I realize that there is not a simple cookbook remedy for disease. I cannot just prescribe a pill. Medical problems are often complex and cross over multiple body systems, and every case is unique.”

Paulus listens carefully to his patients’ concerns and performs a thorough physical examination and analyzes all of the necessary data to formulate a treatment plan.

He is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and has a strong interest in cardiovascular health as well as the diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of optimal health.

Paulus earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

Levene joined the family medicine team at the clinic and is especially interested in diagnostics, treatment, health promotion, education and cardiology.

“It is very important to me to focus on the best outcome for the patient in all circumstances,” she said. “I think of the patient as my own family member and want to make sure the care I provide my patient is a group effort in which we work together to come up with the best care plan.”

Levene earned a master’s degree from the family nurse practitioner program at Kaplan University.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about the internal medicine and family medicine services offered at UCHealth Cheyenne Medical Specialists, call 307.634.1311.

Physician assistant Michael Jacobson has joined the team of providers at UCHealth Pulmonology, 2121 E. Harmony Road, Suite 300, in Fort Collins.

The UCHealth Pulmonology team is the premier provider of pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine and critical care in northern Colorado. In addition to providing innovative care for lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pneumonia and lung cancer at the clinics, the team provides medical care for critically ill inpatients in the intensive care units of Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland and Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.

Jacobson is especially interested in obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, venous thromboembolic disease and anticoagulation.

He earned a master’s degree at the physician assistant program at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about services offered at UCHealth Pulmonology, call 970.224.9102.

Nurse practitioner Maria Main has joined the team at Poudre Valley Hospital’s Wound Healing Clinic, 1024 Lemay Ave. in Fort Collins.

The clinic offers outpatient care for the treatment of wounds that will not heal.

Main’s philosophy of care entails providing compassionate, client-centered care by focusing on the whole person and partnering with patients and families to achieve and maintain wellness.

She earned a master’s degree in nursing from University of North Florida.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about services offered at PVH’s Wound Healing Clinic, call 970.495.8440.

About University of Colorado Health

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.

Media contact: Kelly Tracer 970.237.7114 or Kelly.Tracer@UCHealth.org

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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.