Melinda Poland, NP, joined the Partners in Women’s Health team in December of 2020. In 1996 Melinda earned her master’s in nursing from the University of Colorado Health Science Center Denver and she offers over 20 years of women's health care experience. Melinda is passionate about providing empathetic, holistic, and personalized health care to women from early teens through post-menopause. She believes in promoting health and wellness through healthy lifestyle choices, diet, and exercise.
Kyle grew up in Albuquerque, NM and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. He continued his education at the University of St. Francis, where he received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2005. Kyle relocated to Colorado Springs in 2008, and has been serving patients in the area ever since. Kyle particularly loves working with children of all ages, and strives to help them feel at ease during their visit.
As an Air Force veteran and not being from anywhere in particular, it is great to call the beautiful state of Colorado home. I have always known that my calling was to care for children and make a positive impact on their lives. I am a Certified Lactation Counselor and have a special interest in the amazing lifelong benefits of helping moms breastfeed. I am also a Nationally Certified Asthma Educator and fluent in English and Spanish. Because I am a mother of four children, I know the importance of having a good support system.
I believe in providing efficient, compassionate, personalized and evidence-based medical care to a diverse group of patients from all walks of life and backgrounds. My goal is to work with my patients through shared-decision making to determine the best plan for their lifestyle and healthcare needs. I am passionate about providing education and working with my patients through all stages of life and in treatment of their chronic or acute health conditions. I strive to maintain a judgement-free, inclusive space for all patients.
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 was a collegiate gymnast for all four years while attending the Academy. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2011 and started my Air Force career as a Force Support Officer. I switched career paths in 2013 to head to Physician Assistant School at Fort Sam Houston, TX, where I received my Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in 2016. I served a total of seven years of active duty service, with two and half of those years as a military PA.
I grew up in Colorado Springs, and then headed up I-25 to Colorado State University for my undergraduate education. There, I received my Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science with a Sports Medicine concentration. Following my undergraduate education, I worked as a Cardiovascular Technician in Fort Collins for four years, and grew to love cardiology and medicine. I then headed further north and completed my Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.
I was born and raised in Denver, CO where my close-knit family still lives. I attended Colorado College here in Colorado Springs and fell in love with the city and the gorgeous Pikes Peak view! After earning my Bachelor degree in Biology, I left to attend PA school in Chicago, IL where I received my Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. I moved back to Colorado Springs to begin practicing medicine and have been here ever since; this is home and this is where I want to grow my roots.
I began my nursing career more than 30 years ago because I truly enjoy helping others. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Miami and later received a Master in Nursing from University of Washington as a Nurse Midwife. After retiring from the US Air Force, I made the decision to pursue my post-masters education as a Family Nurse Practitioner through University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. During my career, I have worked in women's health, pediatric, and family practice settings. I enjoy all aspects of family practice and care for patients in all age groups.