UCHealth teams in northern Colorado expand with eight new providers

New providers expand access to pulmonology, internal medicine, occupational medicine, palliative care, neurology, hospital medicine and women’s care services in northern Colorado
July 24th, 2017

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (July 26, 2017) – Eight new providers joined UCHealth teams in northern Colorado in June, boosting access to care from Longmont to Fort Collins.

Their specialties range from internal medicine and women’s care to neurology, pulmonology and critical care medicine.

All of the providers will be caring for patients as part of UCHealth Medical Group.

Dr. Benjamin Shaw joined the hospital medicine team at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital, which will open in late summer at 1750 E. Ken Pratt Blvd in Longmont.

A photo of Dr. Benjamin Shaw
Dr. Benjamin Shaw

Shaw believes in meeting the needs of the patient and helping his patients reach their care goals. He stays abreast of the latest treatments and applying evidence-based medicine to patient care. He also subscribes to the osteopathic principles and philosophies of treating not only the patient’s disease state but treating the patient’s mind, body and spirit.

As a hospitalist, Shaw is a strong advocate for preventive care and patient education, which includes involving the patient’s support network. The hospital environment allows providers to not only provide education to the patient, he said, but also to those who are there to support and care for their loved one.

“There is no greater joy or reward than to being able to support a patient during their most critical time of need and following them through recovery and discharge from the hospital,” Shaw said.

Shaw earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Penn., and completed a residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals Richmond Heights Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

For more information about UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital, go to uchealth.org/longspeak.

Dr. Patrick Quigley joined the team at UCHealth Occupational Medicine Clinic, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., North Medical Office Building, Suite 2200, Loveland.

A photo of Dr. Patrick Quigley
Dr. Patrick Quigley

He strives to combine compassion and science to provide the best possible care for patients with workplace injuries.

Quigley’s clinical interests include injury prevention and recovery optimization. He also is particularly interested in research on color vision and hearing conservation.

He earned a medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, Kan., and completed a residency in occupational medicine at the University of Cincinnati, which led to a master’s degree in environmental science.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth’s occupational medicine services, call (970) 495-8450.

Dr. Elvira Aguila joined the team at UCHealth Pulmonology Clinic and will care for patients at 2121 E. Harmony Road, Suite 300, in Fort Collins.

A photo of Dr. Elvira Aguila
Dr. Elvira Aguila

Specializing in pulmonology and critical care medicine, Aguila’s clinical interests include COPD, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.

She earned a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She also completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston University and Boston Medical Center and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at New York University Medical Center.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth’s pulmonology services, call (970) 224-9102.

Physician assistant Kristi Paetzel joined the team at UCHealth Internal Medicine Clinic, 4674 Snow Mesa, Suite 100, in Fort Collins.

Kristi Paetzel

She believes it’s important to help patients identify areas in which they can focus to help prevent chronic illness and disease. She sees patient education is an integral part of effective health care.

Paetzel earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from St. Francis University in Loretto, Penn.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth’s internal medicine services, call (970) 482-3712.

Physician assistant Holly McBride joined the team at UCHealth Internal Medicine Clinic, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., North Medical Office Building, Suite 2200, in Loveland.

Holly McBride

She recognizes each patient as a unique individual and uses evidenced-based medical practices to meet each patient’s health care needs. She is especially interested in preventive medicine, patient education and chronic disease management.

She earned a master’s degree in health sciences in physician assistant studies from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn., and a master’s degree in public health from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth’s internal medicine services, call (970) 203-7050.

Physician assistant Zachary Hitchcock joined the team at UCHealth Brain and Spine Clinic, 1107 S. Lemay Ave., Suite 240, in Fort Collins.

A photo of Dr. Zachary Hitchcock
Zachary Hitchcock

He believes in caring for patients as he would his own family.

“To me, this means treating each patient as an individual, with their own needs and their own specific treatment plan that will provide them with the best overall outcome,” he said.

Hitchcock’s clinical interests include traumatic nervous system injuries and surgical interventions. He is especially interested in research on the human nervous system, the inner workings of the human brain and muscle physiology.

Hitchcock earned a master’s degree in physician assistant science from Gannon University in Erie, Penn.

To make an appointment or for more information about UCHealth’s brain and spine services, call (970) 495-7421.

Certified nurse midwife Sylvia Fibich joined the women’s care team at UCHealth Longmont Clinic, 1925 W. Mountain View Ave.

Sylvia Fibich

Recognizing pregnancy and childbirth as profound, life-changing events, Fibich said all women deserve individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care to empower them to make decisions that are best for themselves and their families.

As a nurse midwife, her clinical interests include pregnancy, childbirth and well-woman care.

Fibich earned a master’s degree in public health with concentration in population and family health from Columbia University School of Public Health and a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery from Columbia University School of Nursing.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about the services offered at UCHealth Women’s Care Clinic at Longmont Clinic, call (720) 494-3130.

Nurse practitioner Meghan Reusser joined the palliative team at UCHealth’s Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

Meghan Reusser

Her clinical interests include hospice and palliative medicine as well as family medicine. She is especially interested in research on complementary and holistic treatment modalities.

Reusser earned a master’s degree in nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also is fluent in Spanish.

About the author

Kelly Tracer is the UCHealth media relations specialist in northern Colorado and can be reached at 970.495.7007 or via email.