Dr. Johnson-Wirt joined the Pediatric team at Optum’s Briargate office in Fall 2015 after working as a Pediatric Hospitalist in Dothan, Alabama. She recently transitioned to our ABC Pediatrics team. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in pediatric and neonatal care to the practice, and is a great asset to our team. When she’s not busy seeing patients, Dr. Johnson-Wirt enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, crafts, and cooking.
Dr. Shilling comes to us after completing his OBGYN residency with Michigan State University/Ascension Providence Hospital in 2021. He is academically decorated having held the position of OBGYN Chief Resident at Ascension Providence Hospital, he received the Resident Physician Educator of the Year Award in 2020 and 2021, and Resident Teach of the Year Award consecutively in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Dr. Harlow comes to us with experience in both the civilian and military spaces. She spent 12 years serving in the United States Air Force and received a multitude of commendations such as the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (2022), Air Force Commendation Medal (2018) and was an Honors Graduate from the United States Air Force Commissioned Officer Training (2011) . Academically she received the Steven L. Berk, M.D.
I grew up in Golden, Colorado, and went to CU Boulder for biology and Chinese language. I completed my medical school at Rocky Vista University in 2018, and did residency through Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I strive to be a partner in your medical decision-making, and I look forward to building strong relationships with the women and families of Colorado Springs. My special areas of interest are high-risk pregnancy, minimally invasive surgery, and contraception.
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 chose medicine. I am a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus. While I was in college, I joined the U.S. Air Force, which ultimately brought me to Colorado Springs for the first time in 2013. I was stationed at the Air Force Academy as a Flight Surgeon, a medical officer for pilots, until 2017.
I moved to Colorado Springs after completing my pediatric residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, just outside of New York City. Prior to that, I attended medical school in Parker, Colorado at Rocky Vista University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Pediatric primary care is my passion because I love being able to watch children grow and support their families along the way.
I’ve wanted to be a ‘kid’s doctor’ since I was young, and now I’m lucky enough to have my dream job! I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and completed medical school and residency in Texas. It was my honor to serve in the United States Air Force and while stationed at the Air Force Academy, my family and I fell in love with Colorado Springs and decided to call it home. I love kids and my wife would agree I am just a big kid at heart. I believe that optimal care for each child is achieved through a partnership of trust between an empathetic physician and a child’s family.
I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD where I attended Augustana College studying Biology, Philosophy, running Track and Field, and Cross-Country. I went on to complete Medical School at the University of South Dakota and my Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency at the University of Nebraska before moving to Colorado Springs in the fall of 2018. Along they way, I taught high school, played fiddle in an indy band, and traveled to various countries doing medical work and cultivating a global perspective in medicine.
I have always had a passion for science and service. To me, the field of medicine blends the two. Family medicine has the added benefit of serving the whole person and the whole family. I have a special interest in children and adolescents, as well as preventative care and women's health.
Born and raised in the Southwest, I have a love of the outdoors and nature. Colorado Springs is the perfect place to explore both of these.