I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I chose to stay in Colorado for undergrad by going to Colorado College where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
I was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. I completed medical school at Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine.
My 14 years in the Air Force helped develop my passion to care for families within the concept of my community.
I knew from an early age that I wanted to live in and experience "the city". Growing up in NY, I attended college and medical school in the Bronx.
Growing up, I admired my grandfather’s medical practice and also desired a career where I could provide a meaningful impact in people's lives, so I
I joined Mountain View Medical Group in July 2005 after completing my residency at the St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency program in Denver.
I have always had a passion for science and service. To me, the field of medicine blends the two.
I always try to make it fun. After all, life is what you make of it. I want the doctor's office to be less stressful and more enjoyable.
I have been interested in healthcare most of my life, having been fortunate to come from a long lineage of family doctors.
Robert Crandall, PA-C has relocated to Optum Medical Center P
My career started as a cardiac, medical surgical, and family practice nurse in both hospital and private practice.
I began my nursing career more than 30 years ago because I truly enjoy helping others.
I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY where I met and married my high school sweetheart.
I was born and raised in Tucker, GA and moved to Colorado Springs, CO to attend the United States Air Force Academy in 2007.
I have spent the last 6 years working in family practice.
Christy Nelms, FNP-C has relocated to Optum Medical Center Po
I grew up in Colorado Springs, and then headed up I-25 to Colorado State University for my undergraduate education.
I was born and raised in Denver, CO where my close-knit family still lives.
I am proud to be joining the Optum OBGYN group.
My interests include infertility, low and high risk pregnancies, surgical and non-surgical treatment of abnormal menses and urinary incontinence.
Dr. Shilling comes to us after completing his OBGYN residency with Michigan State University/Ascension Providence Hospital in 2021.
Melinda Poland, NP, joined the Partners in Women’s Health team in December of 2020.
Nicole Taylor, CNM joined the OB/GYN team at Optum in 2019.
I moved to Colorado Springs after completing my pediatric residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, just outside of New York City.
Dr. Harlow comes to us with experience in both the civilian and military spaces.
I’ve wanted to be a ‘kid’s doctor’ since I was young, and now I’m lucky enough to have my dream job!
Dr. Johnson-Wirt joined the Pediatric team at Optum’s Briargate office in Fall 2015 after working as a Pediatric Hospitalist in Dothan, Alabama.
The moment I decided to pursue a career in medicine, I knew I wanted to become a Pediatrician.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, with two parents in healthcare, I remember being fascinated by medicine at a very early age.
I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD where I attended Augustana College studying Biology, Philosophy, running Track and Field, and Cross-Country.
I chose pediatrics because I love being part of the your child’s care from infancy to adolescence.
As an Air Force veteran and not being from anywhere in particular, it is great to call the beautiful state of Colorado home.
I find joy and satisfaction in partnering with families to foster overall health and growth for children and adolescents.
One thing that I really enjoy is helping parents understand their child's development and growth.
It is a privilege to provide medical care for your children. I bring 35 years of pediatric experience to the workplace.
Providing excellent and compassionate care to the children and families of Colorado Springs is a true privilege.