Your medical team

You are in good hands with DispatchHealth. With every house call comes your experienced board certified DispatchHealth medical team. Your team will consist of either a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner along with an EMT. You’ll also have a ER Physican on-call for support and consulation if required.
 

Physician, medical doctor
 
ER Physician
 

 

What is an ER Physician?
Our emergency room physicians are all board certified and have been practicing medicine on average for over 15 years. Our doctors are on-call at all times during office hours for support and consultation if required.

physician assistant, nurse practitioner
 
Nurse Practitioner /
Physician Assitant

 

What is an PA/NP?
They are a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. Our PAs / NPS are licensed to diagnosis and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, develop treatment plans, counsel on preventative care and write prescriptions.

The PA/NP is the medical provider who will be examining and treating you during the care encounter in the home.

EMT, emergency medical technician
 
Emergency Medical Technician
 

 

What is an EMT?
EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues. The DispatchHealth EMTs are certified according to their level of training. Our EMTs are used to help support our nurse practitioner and physician assistants during each care encounter in the home.

 

Meet the medical team

Aurora Hunt
Aurora Hunt
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

29

EDUCATION

Humboldt State University - BSN, Columbia University - MSN Adult Nurse Practitioner, Stony Brook University - Post Masters Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, Seton Hall University - EdS, Marriage and Family Counseling

CARE PHILOSOPHY

I believe that a person's health and wellness is affected not just by disease processes, but also by diet, environment, mood, support systems, cognitive processes and spiritual beliefs. In order to truly care for a person one must be aware of all the resources available and be able to use them fully for maximal health and healing of the whole person.

Pamela Womack
Pamela Womack
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

32

EDUCATION

Tennessee Tech - BSN, University of Alabama - MSN, Acute Care Medicine, University of Northern Colorado - FNP

CARE PHILOSOPHY

To provide compassionate care to individuals across their lifespan. Helping individuals make the best health decisions for them through informed decisions.

Jaclyn Henkhaus
Jaclyn Henkhaus
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

16

EDUCATION

University of Colorado- Bachelors of Arts Regis University- BSN and MSN Nationally Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC, FNP-BC

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Grounded in humanity and the belief that each individual should be given the opportunity to live life to the fullest, I strive to provide ethical and moral expertise to every patient. My professional goal is to utilize evidence based practice to treat the whole being, every time, and to provide safe and efficient care to allow each individual to live a fulfilling life. I strive to keep balance in my life and keep happiness at the center of every action.

Tom Burke
Tom Burke
Physician
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YEARS EXPERIENCE

20

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame, State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, St. Joseph’s Hospital Internship, Denver General Hospital Residency.

CARE PHILOSOPHY

I am dedicated to providing high quality care in any setting that keeps you involved at every step of the process. I want to spend the time necessary to understand your needs and deliver care that exceeds your expectations. I want to help you with your current health needs and help you make good healthy decisions in the future.

Kevin Merrell
Kevin Merrell
Physician
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

15

EDUCATION

Brown University - BS, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons - MD, Columbia University - PhD, Mole, Mount Sinai Hospital Intern, Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Provide the best possible care while educating patients so that they can be active decision makers in their own care.

Meg Quill
Meg Quill
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

8

EDUCATION

Haverford College - BA, University of Rochester - BSN, FNP from University of Colorado Denver.

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Everyone has the right to make informed decisions about their health. It is our responsibility to help patients figure out their health care goals and help them achieve them.

Bree Naibauer
Bree Naibauer
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

12

EDUCATION

Metropolitan State University - BS, Metropolitan State University - BSN, Colorado State University-Pueblo - MSN Acute Care and Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado Hospital - FNP, Hospital Medicine

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Maintaining the compassion and patient-centered care utilized in my nursing background, coupled with providing excellent, consistent, evidence-based care to the individual, their family and the community.

Katie Perkins
Katie Perkins
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

31

EDUCATION

Fairfield University - BSN, University of Colorado Health Science Center - MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

CARE PHILOSOPHY

With each patient I encounter, I remind myself that being allowed to be involved with a person during a time in their life when they feel vulnerable is a privilege that most people are never afforded. Reminding myself of the vulnerable position the patient is in when they are entrusting me with their care also helps me to understand the range of reaction patients may have to interventions or emotions that surface as a result of my care. I also have a huge commitment to stay as current as possible with new medical research and information.

Drew Dawkins
Drew Dawkins
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

10

EDUCATION

Indiana Wesleyan University - BS, Biology & General Studies, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center - BS, Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston - MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner with concentration in Emergency and Trauma Care, ANCC Board Certified-Family Nurse Practitioner with additional certificates in Emergency and Trauma Care

CARE PHILOSOPHY

"Healthcare is as much about service as it is medicine. In order to treat a patient effectively one must completely shift their focus from themselves to the patient that they are treating and evaluating. While the disease process and pathophysiology is a vital aspect of providing safe and effective care, having a holistic approach paying attention to all aspects of that individuals life is the only way to provide care in my opinion. Learning and attempting to be humble, respective and most importantly selfless is I feel vital to provide safe, effective and excellent care."

Stefen Ammon
Stefen Ammon
Physician
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

9

EDUCATION

University of Colorado - BS, Univeristy of Colorado Medical School - MD, Denver Health Medical Center Residency

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Active patient engagement is key to a successful Provider-Patient relationship. It is only by truly listening to a patient's complaints and concerns that a provider can hope to identify what condition is affecting their patient; and it is only through communication, patient education and shared-decision making that a successful plan of care can be devised and implemented to get a patient back on the road to health.

Joanne Patterson
Joanne Patterson
Nurse Practitioner
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

20

EDUCATION

Front Range Community College, Associates Degree in Nursing. Regis University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Regis University, Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

CARE PHILOSOPHY

There is no greater professional privilege than to be trusted to provide medical care for people across the age span, from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. This type of trust requires dedication to advanced education, training and experience, balanced with kindness and respect. It is an honor to partner with patients and families to promote wellness, prevent and treat illness and improve quality of life.

John Riccio
John Riccio
Physician
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

31

EDUCATION

Bates College - BS, Dartmouth Medical School - MD, Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Treat all patients with the greatest level of dignity and respect while going the extra mile to provide the highest quality care.

Nick Rosen
Nick Rosen
Physician
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

19

EDUCATION

Stanford University - BS, Tufts Medical School -MD, Yale Internship, Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Patient-centric care: I believe it is important to get to know each of my patients in the short time we have together. I enjoy getting to know them, and learning about each patient and understanding their unique situation helps me to provide the best care I can for them. I think it is essential to understand what really caused the patient to want to see me that day and to utilize that information to try to ensure that they feel better after they’ve seen me than they did before seeking care.

Rob Vander Leest
Rob Vander Leest
Physician
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

20

EDUCATION

Colorado State University - BS, University of Colorado Medical School - MD, Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Treat every patient as you would a member of your own family.

Phil Mitchell
Phil Mitchell
Medical Director
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

16

EDUCATION

Rutgers University - BS, University of California - MS, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - MD

CARE PHILOSOPHY

I focus on delivering the highest quality, evidence based medicine in a compassionate and patient centered manner.

Caren Misky
Caren Misky
Nurse Practitioner, National Director of Advanced Practice Providers
Active indicator
YEARS EXPERIENCE

20

EDUCATION

Bachelors of science, Nursing. St Mary's/Samuel Merritt College- CA Masters of science, Nursing University of Colorado Health Sciences Center ANCC Board certified FNP

CARE PHILOSOPHY

What better way to develop a relationship with a patient than to spend time with them in their own home environment. The mission of DispatchHealth affords the NP the opportunity to provide the right care (and caring) through advanced, modern, comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for the medical needs of patients of various ages and from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Providing care through DispatchHealth truly encompasses every aspect of what it means to be a nurse practitioner.

 
 
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