Pediatricians

 

 

 

Claudia Jantzer, MD

Dr. Jantzer joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2003. She has been a practicing pediatrician since 1996. She previously practiced at Rose Pediatrics and Cherry Creek Pediatrics in Denver. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado and graduated Medical School at the University of Colorado. She also attended the University of Colorado. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jantzer practices at both our Grand Junction and our Fruita location.

Katie Joy, DO

Dr. Joy joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2014. She previously practiced pediatrics in Portland Oregon and Glenwood Springs. She completed her residency at University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and graduated from the Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also attended college at the University of Colorado. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Joy practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Rebecca Liggett, DO

Dr. Liggett joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in the summer of 2008 after graduating from medical school. She completed her residency at Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa and graduated Medical School at Des Moines University, Iowa. She also attended college at William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Liggett practices at both our Grand Junction and our Fruita location.

Cassana Littler, MD

Dr. Littler joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2010. She completed her residency at Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She also attended college at the University of Colorado. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Littler practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Paula Lopez, DO

Dr. Lopez joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2013. She completed her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Maricopa Medical Center and graduated from the Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also attended college at Chadron State College, Nebraska. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Lopez practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Jessica Miller, MD

Dr. Miller joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2015. She completed her residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and graduated Medical School at the University of Colorado. She also attended college at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Miller speaks English and Spanish and practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Shannon Murphy, MD

Dr. Murphy joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2011. She has been a practicing pediatrician since 2009. She previously practiced at Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City. She completed her residency at the University of Utah and graduated from Meharry Medical College, Nashville. She also attended college at Mesa State College. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Murphy practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Sherry Nakano, MD

Dr. Nakano joined Western Colorado Pediatrics in 1983. She has been a practicing pediatrician since 1979. She previously practiced at Children’s Medicine in Lilburn, Georgia. She completed her residency at the Emory University Hospital, Atlanta and graduated Medical School from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. She also attended Eastern Oregon State College. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Nakano practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

David Pacini, MD

Dr. Pacini joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 1989. He has been a practicing pediatrician since 1984. He previously practiced at Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor. He completed his residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and graduated from Medical School at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He also attended college at the University of Colorado. He is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Pacini practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Katherine Price, MD

Dr. Price joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2009. She has been a practicing pediatrician since 2002. She previously practiced at Sierra Park Pediatrics, Mammoth Lakes and Wasatch Pediatrics, SLC. She completed her residency at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals and graduated from Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC. She also attended Boston College. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Price practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Annette Rosling, MD

Dr. Rosling joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2004. She completed her residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She also attended college at the University of Colorado. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Rosling practices primarily at our Grand Junction location and also serves as Medical Director of DOCS ON CALL.

Cormac Sookram, MD

Dr. Sookram joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2016. He completed his residency at the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital and graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Medical School. He also attended college at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Sookram speaks English and Spanish and practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Megan Stinar, MD

Dr. Stinar joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2016. She completed her residency at the University of New Mexico and graduated Medical School at Creighton University School of Medicine. She also attended college at Santa Clara University, California. Dr. Stinar speaks English and Spanish and practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Michael Whistler, MD

Dr. Whistler joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 1993. He has been a practicing pediatrician since 1988. He previously practiced at Indian Health Services in Tahlaquah, Oklahoma. He completed his residency at the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic and graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine. He also attended college at the University of Missouri. He is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Whistler practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Patrice Whistler, MD

Dr. Whistler joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 1993. She has been a practicing pediatrician since 1988. She previously was the Director of Medical Services at the Cherokee Nation, Department of Health and Human Services. She completed her residency at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals and graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine. She also attended college at the University of Kansas, Newcomb College of Tulane University and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Whistler practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Mary Willy, DO

Dr. Willy joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2007. She has been a practicing pediatrician since 2003. She previously was an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and also practiced at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Lewisburg, West Virginia. She completed her residency at Mercy Children’s Hospital at the Medical College of Ohio and graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also attended college at Ohio University. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Willy practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Barbara Zind, MD

Dr. Zind joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 1996. She has been a practicing pediatrician since 1985. She previously practiced at Indian Health Service Hospital, Chinle, Denver General Hospital, CompHealth, Lewistown, PA and at Nipa Health Center, Papua. She completed her residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and graduated Medical School at the University of Arizona. She also attended college at the University of Arizona. She is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zind speaks English and Spanish and practices primarily at our Grand Junction location.

 

Advanced

Practitioners

 

 

Lauren Carei, PA-C

Lauren joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates 2014. She received her medical training at the University of Colorado Denver, Anshutz Medical Campus and also attended college at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Her certifications include Certified Nursing Assistant, PALS, ACLS and BLS. Lauren is a certified Physician Assistant with a Physician Assistant National Certification and works primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Mary DeYoung, MSN, RN, CPNP

Mary joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2014. Previously, she was Clinical Outreach Coordinator for Dordt College Department of Nursing in Sioux Center, Iowa and was a staff nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unite of Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She received her Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She also also received her diploma in Nursing at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mary is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and works primarily at our Fruita location.

Vickie Foy, PNP

Vickie joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 2001 and has been practicing since 1992. She received her medical training at Weber State College in Ogden and also attended college at Brigham Young University. She also attended the University of Washington. Vickie is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and works primarily at our Grand Junction location.

Heather Scott, CNP

Heather joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in 1997. She received her medical training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and also attended college at Mesa State College. Heather is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse and works primarily at our Grand Junction location.