UCHealth boosts care options in northern Colorado

New providers will care for patients in the areas of oncology, pulmonology, family medicine, neurology and other specialties
September 7th, 2016

With the addition of 14 new providers in August, UCHealth is offering patients more options for primary and specialty care throughout northern Colorado.

From Firestone to Fort Collins, the new providers will care for patients in the areas of oncology, pulmonology, family medicine, neurology and other specialties. The doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are joining UCHealth’s provider group, Colorado Health Medical Group, which is the fastest growing and most comprehensive multispecialty medical group in Colorado.

Dr. Thomas Fissenden joined the team at UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat at Peakview Medical Center, 5881 W. 16th St. in Greeley.

As a specialist in head and neck surgery, Fissenden is particularly interested in endocrine surgery, diseases of the nasal passages and paranasal sinuses, hearing loss, voice disorders, head and neck cancer and pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions.

He puts patients first and aims to provide the best care he can because he knows first-hand what that can mean for patient.

“I was a patient myself and had several large operations as a child. The care I received inspired me to want have that same impact on others. Being a doctor is all I’ve ever wanted to do,” he said.

Fissenden earned a medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat in Greeley, call 970.313.2740.

 

Dr. Emily Hsu joined the team of providers at UCHealth Family Medicine at the new Carbon Valley Health Center, 11083 Colorado Blvd. in Firestone.

She is passionate about preventive health and sees family medicine as a tool to help guide people and families toward a healthy lifestyle.

“I believe life is a balance, and I am eager to serve and care for people of all ages, their families and the community with the utmost respect and compassion,” she said.

She is especially interested in children’s health, women’s health, mental health and wellness.

Hsu earned a medical degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. She also completed a residency at Waco Family Medicine Residency Program in Texas.

The new Carbon Valley Health Center officially opened on Aug. 1. To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Family Medicine at the center, call 303.833.8880.

 

Dr. Christopher Kempe joined the team at UCHealth Pulmonology at 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave. in Loveland.

As a pulmonologist, he believes in a holistic approach centered around caring for the whole person rather than simply treating symptoms or a disease.

He enjoys treating a range of pulmonary problems, from interstitial lung disease and lung cancer to sarcoidosis.

Kempe earned a medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Penn. He also completed a residency at Maine Medical Center and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Wexner Medical Center through The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Pulmonology in Loveland, call 970.619.6100.

 

Dr. Mark Landmeier joined the team at UCHealth Pulmonology, 2121 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins.

He is interested general pulmonology care, but is especially interested in bronchoscopy, bronchiectasis, lung nodules, pneumonia, ventilator management and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

He earned a medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, also in Maywood. He also completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Pulmonology in Fort Collins, call 970.224.9102.

 

Dr. Lynn Mathew joined the team of providers at UCHealth Cancer Care and Hematology, 2121 in Fort Collins.

As a medical oncologist, she focuses on the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, including colon, liver, stomach, esophagus and pancreatic cancers. She works as a part of a multidisciplinary team to provide complete care for patients.

She believes that shared decision-making is an important part of patient-centered cancer care.

Mathew earned a medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in New York. She completed a residency and hematology and oncology fellowship through Hofstra University North Shore/Long Island Jewish School of Medicine in Manhasset, N.Y. and Lake Success, N.Y.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Cancer Care and Hematology in Fort Collins, call 970.493.6337.

 

Dr. Daniel Muller joined the team of providers at UCHealth Rheumatology, 2121 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins.

As a rheumatologist, he balances conventional medicine with possible referral for complementary modalities to maximize function using integrative medicine approach.

“I like patients to be actively involved in decisions about their care, and actively learning to improve their overall health through physical activity, methods of relaxation and optimizing diet,” he said.

Muller is especially interested in treatment of chronic inflammatory autoimmune syndromes. His research interests include the role of mindfulness meditation in optimizing mental and physical health.

He earned a medical degree from State University of New York School of Medicine in Stony Brook, N.Y. He completed a residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Rheumatology, call 970.350.2433.

 

Dr. Claire Pederson joined the team of providers at UCHealth General Surgery, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave. in Loveland.

As a surgeon, she strives to provide compassionate critical care and trauma care.

“I love having the opportunity to fix a problem or cure disease through surgery,” she said.

She is especially interested in trauma care, sepsis/shock and acute care surgery. Her research interests include rural trauma care.

Pederson earned a medical degree from University of Washington. She also completed a residency in general surgery at University of Kansas Medical Center and a fellowship in surgical critical care at University of Utah Hospital.

For more information about UCHealth General Surgery, call 970.221.5878.

 

Dr. Brandon Stilson joined the team at UCHealth Family Medicine, 1455 Main St. in Windsor.

As a family medicine physician, he cares for patients of all ages, from newborn to senior health. His care philosophy is based around the primary care model that as a primary care physician, he will provide each patient with complete, comprehensive, evidence-based care that will be coordinated with the entire health system to optimize all aspects of each patient’s health and well-being.

Stilson’s research interests include pediatrics, addiction and obesity.

He earned a medical degree from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine’s international program. He also completed a residency in emergency medicine, urgent care and women’s health through The Institute for Family Health in New York.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Family Medicine in Windsor, call 970.686.3950.

 

Dr. Michael Curiel joined the neurology team at Poudre Valley Hospital, 1024 S. Lemay Ave. in Fort Collins.

As a neurohospitalist, Curiel strives to provide the best inpatient neurological care. He has been caring for patients in northern Colorado for more than 30 years.

Curiel earned a medical degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He also completed a residency in neurology at University of Arizona Health Science Center in Tucson, Ariz.

 

Dr. Amy Pelloquin joined the team at UCHealth Internal Medicine, 4674 Snow Mesa Drive in Fort Collins.

As an internal medicine physician, Pelloquin sees the relationship between the patient and provider as a team effort. This, she said, is the only way to deliver effective and quality health care.

She is especially interested in preventive health care and integrative medicine.

She earned a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La. She completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Ark.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Internal Medicine, call 970.482.3712.

 

Physician assistant Cassidy Prentice joined the team at UCHealth Internal Medicine, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave. in Loveland.

As an internal medicine provider, she strives for patient-focused care where patients are involved in the decisions to better their long-term health.

“I strive to utilize the diverse care team to provide the best care for my patients. I believe preventive care and promotion of wellness promote a long and health life,” she said.

She is especially interested in diabetes management, women’s health and chronic conditions.

Prentice earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn.

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

 

Physician assistant Allison Nichols joined the team at UCHealth Brain and Spine, 1107 S. Lemay Ave. in Fort Collins.

As a physician assistant, Nichols strives to deliver exceptional care to neurosurgical patients in a team-oriented approach.

“I feel that a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach leads to more optimal patient outcomes and improved patient satisfaction,” she said.

She is interested in neurocritical care, especially in the setting of neurotrauma. She is also interested in brain tumors, both benign and malignant.

She earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Chatham College in Pittsburgh.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Brain and Spine, call 970.495.7421.

 

Nurse practitioner Lisa Radice joined the team at UCHealth Cancer Care and Hematology, 2121 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins.

As a family nurse practitioner, her passion is to provide comprehensive supportive care to the whole person who has been affected by cancer.

She is especially interested in supportive cancer care, side-effect management, survivorship, education and support.

Radice earned a master’s degree in nursing with emphasis of family nurse practitioner from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Cancer Care and Hematology, call 970.237.7700

 

Nurse practitioner Jennifer Milenski joined the team at UCHealth Pulmonology, 2121 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins.

As a nurse practitioner she takes pride in building relationships that are focused on patient-centered care and improving outcomes.

“It’s important to me that the patient has all the information necessary to make a mutually agreeable plan of care for all their health care needs. I believe giving patients the ability to participate in their care changes health behavior. Patients manage their individual health better. They are more aware of their symptoms, and they report these more accurately” she said.

She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Colorado State University-Pueblo.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Pulmonology in Fort Collins, call 970.224.9102.


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.

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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.