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Meet Our Provider Staff!

All of our pediatricians are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP), Child Health Associates (CHA) and Physician Assistants (PA) employed by Advanced Pediatric Associates have received specialized graduate level education and training in pediatrics, and work in a partnership with our pediatricians to provide primary health care services to patients. They are licensed and / or certified in their specialty. 

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We Are Pleased to Introduce the Members of Our Clinical Provider Staff!

Our provider staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that specialize in pediatric care for children from infancy through adolescence. These providers bring many combined years of experience, a wide range of specialized interests, and enthusiasm and devotion to providing the very best in health care to our patients. As part of our dedication to continuing medical education, our providers attend a number of clinical presentations each year, and our clinical committee meets regularly to review the latest advancements in clinical care. In addition, our providers have a close relationship with specialists and staff at Children's Hospital Colorado and participate in the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center pediatric teaching program.

Some of the providers at Advanced Pediatrics see patients at more than one office. In general, we recommend that patients choose two or three providers whom they prefer to see most often. Our care coordinators will do their best to accommodate your choice of providers when making appointments. Patients are always welcome to see any of our providers that have an appointment available. 

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Board Certified Pediatricians

Stephanie S. Stevens MD, FAAP

Dr. Stephanie Stevens graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1999, completing her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Colorado, where she was Chief Resident. During her residency, Dr. Stevens received the "Golden Apple Teaching Award" and the "Bruce Garber Award" as the most outstanding senior resident. As a resident, she founded the Healthy Beginnings Medical Clinic to provide health care for children of low-income, single-parent families. Dr. Stevens joined Advanced Pediatrics in 2003, becoming a partner in 2005. In 2016, she was awarded the "Career Teaching Scholar Award" from the Department of Pediatrics at CU Medical School for her outstanding contributions to pediatric education. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a member of the Medical Board at Children's Hospital Colorado, a member of the Board with Colorado Pediatric Collaborative, a member of the Clinical Faculty Affairs Committee and the steering committee for the Practice Based Research Network at Children's Hospital Colorado, Chair of the Physician Credentialing Committee at Parker Adventist Hospital, and Director of the Healthy Beginnings Medical Clinic for Warren Village. In addition, she is a sign language interpreter for the deaf and has a master's degree in physical therapy. Her interests in pediatrics focus on sports medicine, child development and asthma. Her personal interests include skiing, hiking, triathlons and spending time with her family. She has two "almost grown" sons.

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William S. C. Payne MD, FAAP

Dr. Payne graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri in 2008, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Pediatric Chief Resident and received awards for Outstanding Resident in Continuity Clinic and Best Research Study Design. Dr. Payne joined Advanced Pediatrics in 2012, becoming a partner in 2016. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is certified in pediatric advanced life support. Dr. Payne was recently appointed Pediatric Department Chair by the Board of Directors at Parker Adventist Hospital. His interests in pediatrics include the management of asthma and seasonal allergies. His personal interests include spending time with family and friends, going to movies, reading, running, playing basketball and watching sports. His wife grew up in Denver and is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He and his wife have three young sons and a baby daughter..

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Danielle M. Clancy MD, FAAP

Dr. Clancy graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 2008, following an undergraduate degree in kinesiology with a minor in biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder. During medical school, Dr. Clancy was awarded the Dr. C. Henry Kempe Award for academic excellence and community service and was the president and founding member of the Child Immunization Public Health Project. She joined Advanced Pediatric Associates in 2011, after completing her pediatric residency at The Children's Hospital in Denver. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of both the Colorado Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Dr. Clancy is involved in the Colorado Pediatric Collaborative Quality Improvement Committee, the Peds Connect Clinical Content Committee, and is certified in pediatric advanced life support. Her interests in pediatrics focus on newborn care, obesity, sports medicine and cardiology. Her personal interests include visiting her home state of New York, rooting for University of Colorado athletics, spending time at the beach or in the ocean, and reading. She and her husband have four children.

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David Higgins MD, FAAP

Dr. Higgins graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2013, following undergraduate degrees from Colorado State University in biochemistry and microbiology. During medical school, Dr. Higgins was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, along with several prestigious scholarships. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington, where he was the Associate Chief Resident. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2017, Dr. Higgins worked as a Pediatrician in the Denver Metro Area. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatricians and a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. His special pediatric interests are varied – but include newborn care, sports medicine, asthma, and cardiology. In his spare time, Dr. Higgins volunteers at the Healthy Beginnings Clinic at Warren Village, and is actively involved in the Children’s Ministry at his church. His personal interests include supporting Colorado sports teams, running, hiking, biking, skiing, fly-fishing, and doing anything outdoors. He and his wife have two daughters and a chocolate lab. 

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Elizabeth L. Kudron MD, FAAP

Dr. Kudron graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2011. She completed her pediatric residency at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, serving as Pediatric Chief Resident from 2014 – 2015. During her residency, she was named Adolescent Medicine Resident of the Year and was accepted into the Honors Program in Pediatric Research. In 2016, she received the North American Society of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Young Scholars Award, while participating in an Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She is currently working on her Masters of Public Health at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Kudron joined Advanced Pediatric Associates in 2017. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serves on the Research Committee of the North American Society of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologists, is a member of the Society of Adolescent Health & Medicine, and is certified in pediatric advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation. Dr. Kudron is particularly interested in adolescent health issues and helping adolescents and their families through their transition from a younger, dependent child to a free thinking, more independent teenager.  In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, running, Jazzercise, travel, music, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband have one furry child (a cat) named Jack.

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Alyssa Le MD, FAAP

Dr. Le graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2009, following an undergraduate degree in biopsychology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude. Dr. Le completed her pediatrics residency at the Yale School of Medicine in 2012, as well as a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship in 2015. Throughout medical school, residency, and fellowship, Dr. Le was involved in numerous research programs, medical committees, and community outreach organizations. She also published research abstracts and manuscripts on topics related to pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology.  Dr. Le joined Advanced Pediatric Associates in 2016. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is certified in pediatric advanced life support. Her interests in pediatrics focus on outpatient hematology issues, newborn care, preventative care, and adolescent medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, visiting family on the East Coast, and spending time with her husband, son, and 112-pound mutt, Apollo.

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Jeanne Oh MD, FAAP

Dr. Oh graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1997, completing her pediatric residency training at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2005, she worked as a pediatrician at Mercy Children's Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, and at Lakeview Pediatrics in Chicago, Illinois. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is certified in pediatric advanced life support, and served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of Ohio and Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. While living in Illinois, she was involved in urban ministries for youth and the homeless. In Denver, she is involved in the Women's ministry and Compassion ministry at her church. She is interested in all aspects of pediatric care, with a special focus on international adoption. Her personal interests include art, music, hiking, travel and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband have four sons.

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Suzanne L. Rogers DO, FAAP

Dr. Rogers graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999, followed by a residency in pediatrics at University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Rogers has a long history of involvement in health care. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Rogers practiced as a registered nurse and paramedic coordinator within the Emergency Medical System in Los Angeles. She joined Advanced Pediatrics in July 2008, following six years as a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, Colorado Springs, and The Children's Hospital. Dr. Rogers is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a board member of the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of The Children's Hospital Physician Relations Advisory Board, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and is certified in pediatric advanced life support. Her interests in pediatrics focus on allergy and asthma, dermatology and ADHD. Her personal interests include travel, reading, biking and spending time with family and friends. She is married with one son.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Joy Diamond RN, MS, CPNP-PC

Joy Diamond graduated from the University of Colorado School of Nursing with a masters degree in nursing and board certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1993, where she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award. She practiced as a pediatric nurse practitioner for the Children's Hospital Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for five years, followed by a year at the University of Minnesota Bone Marrow Transplant Center. Joy joined Advanced Pediatrics in 1998. She is very involved in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, serving as Colorado president for the year 2001 - 2002. She served as a tutor for Whiz Kids, an inner city mentoring program, and sings in the choir at Trinity United Methodist Church. Her interests in medicine focus on working with children with special needs and chronic illnesses, as well as educating families about preventative health issues. Her personal interests include music, volleyball, skiing, watching University of Kansas basketball games, and spending time outdoors with her family. She and her husband have two young children.

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Wesley Gallegos MPAS, CHA/PA-C

Wesley Gallegos graduated from the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program in 2017, after earning a BA in Foreign Languages, Literature, and Culture, with a Minor in Spanish, from Colorado State University (Fort Collins). While in PA school, Wesley was in the Urban Underserved track, which focuses on increased education regarding issues that affect patients and practices in urban/underserved populations. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2017, Wesley completed a multitude of clinical internships that included family practice, general pediatrics, childhood Diabetes, pediatric cardiology, newborn nursery, rural health, and ENT. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a native Spanish speaker, with special pediatric interest in preventative medicine, pediatric ADHD, and depression. Wesley enjoys running, concerts, technology, movies, and comedy shows. He has plenty of family in Colorado, and loves spending time with his parents, sister and brother-in-law, and two nieces. 

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JaNae Haycock RN, MS, CPNP-PC

JaNae Haycock graduated in 2009 with a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland, where she studied and trained in the Pediatric Primary Care program at the School of Nursing.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Brigham Young University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.  During her undergraduate studies, she participated in a study abroad program at a maternity hospital in Argentina where she taught nurses how to care for premature infants. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2016, JaNae worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Crown Point Pediatrics in Parker, CO, following four years at a private pediatric practice in Utah. JaNae strongly believes in evidence-based practice.  Her interests in medicine focus on dermatology, lactation support, allergies, and preventative care.  JaNae is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and speaks Spanish.  Her personal interests include gardening, cooking, travel, and outdoor activities.  JaNae and her husband have three children.

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Lynda Melton MS, CHA/PA-C

Lynda Melton graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program in 2004. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2000, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Lynda worked as a physician assistant at Advanced Pediatrics from 2005 to 2011, when she moved to Indiana to serve as an Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program at Indiana State University. Returning to Advanced Pediatrics in 2014, Lynda is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Her interests in medicine focus on pediatrics, adolescent medicine and women's health. Her personal interests include outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and snow skiing. She and her husband have three young children.

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Ryan Pahlau MPAS, CHA/PA-C

Ryan Pahlau graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Child Health Associate / Physician Assistant Program in 2015, following a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science (sports medicine) from Colorado State University in 2011. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2015, Ryan completed clinical internships in pediatric inpatient and outpatient, surgical ENT, neonatal care, orthopedics, emergency medicine, family medicine, OBGYN, internal medicine and palliative care. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, speaks Spanish, and is certified in basic life support and pediatric advanced life support. Ryan volunteers his time as a mentor for Save Our Youth and has a passion for encouraging children and families to live an active lifestyle. Given his sports medicine background, Ryan has a special pediatric interest in treating sports injuries. He and his wife enjoy traveling, backpacking and sports and regularly volunteer teaching children in their church. Ryan and his wife have two beautiful children who were recently added to their family through adoption.

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Jacob H. Perry MPAS, CHA/PA-C

Jacob Perry graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program in 2009, following a bachelor of science degree in physiology and developmental biology from Brigham Young University in 2005. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in September of 2012, Jacob was employed as a pediatric physician assistant in Castle Rock, Colorado. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, speaks Spanish, and is certified in basic life support. He also volunteers his time teaching 8 - 9 year old children at his church. His interests in pediatrics focus on well-child care and cardiology. His personal interests include running, reading and spending time with his family. He and his wife have two sons and two daughters.

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Kara Scholl MS, CHA/PA-C

Kara Scholl graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program in 2007. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Wyoming in 1999, graduating with honors. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2007, Kara completed various pediatric internships including pediatric inpatient, gastroenterology, dermatology, asthma and allergy rotations, as well as a medical mission trip to Costa Rica. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants. Her interests in pediatrics focus on preventative medicine, with an emphasis on patient and family education. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, walking her Australian shepherd, "Jackson", outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, and helping out at her in-laws' ranch. She and her husband have two young sons and a daughter.

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