Three new providers join UCHealth

New experts specialize in neuropsychology, interventional cardiology and urgent care
March 31st, 2015

Three new providers joined the University of Colorado Health team in northern Colorado in March.

Neuropsychologist Joy DeJong Lago is now caring for patients at UCHealth Neurology, 1106 E. Prospect Road, Suite 100, Fort Collins.

Joy DeJong Lago

She specializes in memory disorders, post-stroke care, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, pre- and post-surgical evaluations and epilepsy.

“Whether it’s dealing with a new diagnosis or a progressive condition, my goal is to not only provide feedback about a patient’s cognitive and emotional status, but also to offer recommendations back to the patient, family and other providers in order to maintain hope, dignity and meaning,” she said.

DeJong Lago received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, Calif. She completed an internship in geropsychology/neuropsychology at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human behavior in Los Angeles. She also completed a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.

To schedule an appointment with DeJong Lago or for more information about neuropsychology services, call 970-482-4373.

Dr. Phil Dattilo

Dr. Phil Dattilo, an interventional cardiologist, recently joined the team at UCHealth Heart Center, and will be caring for patients in Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland.

He aims to treat all patients as if they are members of his own family.

“Once the active problem is treated, I do my best to focus on secondary prevention, meaning preventing the same or related problems from recurring in the future. I always do my best to take into account the patient’s personal preferences regarding the aggressiveness of care provided,” Dattilo said. “At the end of the day, my hope is that both I and the patient feel like the best possible care was provided.”

He is particularly interested in several interventional specialties, including peripheral arterial disease, structural heart disease and treating coronary chronic total occlusions, which are blockages of an artery that feeds the heart. In additional, Dattilo also enjoys working with patients with general cardiology conditions, such as angina, heart attacks, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, atrial fibrillation and strokes as well as patients who have had cardiovascular surgery.

Dattilo received his medical degree with a special distinction for research in medical informatics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx. He also completed fellowships in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.

To schedule an appointment with Dattilo or for more information about UCHealth Heart Center, call 970-221-1000.

Janet Gelman

Janet Gelman a physician assistant, is now caring for patients at UCHealth Longmont Clinic Urgent Care, 1925 W. Mountainview Ave. in Longmont.

Through her role in medicine, she aims to “inspire, educate and empower patients to make positive choices, which, in the end, gives a sense of control and confidence about their health,” she said.

A graduate of the University of Colorado Physician Assistant Program, she has extensive experience serving patients with urgent care, family medicine and orthopedic needs. She is especially interested in preventive care, complementary medicine, pediatric care, women’s health, sports medicine and travel and wilderness medicine.

For more information about UCHealth Longmont Clinic Urgent Care hours and services, call 720-494-3136.

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