Michelle has been practicing as a board-certified Physician Assistant since 1996 when she graduated from the University of Colorado Physician Assistant program. She had completed her Bachelors of Science degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Michelle has worked in a variety of medical practice settings during her career including family practice, pediatrics, newborn nursery, and internal medicine.
“I chose my career path as a Physician Assistant to make a difference in patient’s lives by providing thorough and compassionate medical care while also improving their health and wellness for better quality of life and longevity.” She accomplishes this by guiding her patients through education on healthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight, managing stress, hormone optimization and quality sleep.
Michelle grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado and along with her husband, raised their three children in Highlands Ranch. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, running, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, and the fine arts.
Michelle’s areas of focus at Lone Tree Family Practice:
Women’s health – routine GYN care and management of GYN issues, contraception
Weight loss– medication management, diet/exercise/hormone optimization
Pediatric and adolescent health – well visits and adolescent mental health
Bioidentical plant-based hormone replacement– for low testosterone in females/perimenopause/PMS/menopause
BioTE pellet hormone replacement – for low testosterone in females & males/menopause
Injectable testosterone replacement – for male low testosterone
Thyroid hormone health – for hypothyroidism and thyroid dysfunction
Mental health care – for depression, anxiety, insomnia
Cosmetic botox injections – for facial fine lines
Member of Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)
Member of Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)