Our Team

Back_100_113_62.png

About us

Piñon Family Practice is an independently owned primary care provider for all ages, pediatric’s to geriatric’s. Our family medicine doctors and physician assistants are singularly focused on providing our patients with the best care possible.  We are not hospital owned, and we only care about serving the best interests of our patients, not those of pharmaceutical, hospital and insurance companies.  We are able to genuinely partner with each patient and their family and that makes us unique!

Dr. Tamara S. Wilson founded this private medical practice in 1996 because of the importance she places on developing close, long term relationships with her patients.  As Dr. George Quick and Dr. Darcy Scheeler joined the team in the following years, our family practice reached new levels of service to our patients without compromising its original vision.  Later joined by our amazing physician assistants Trista Kral, Amelia Rode, Stephanie Gomolka and Maggie Kolb, we have continued grow with our Littleton, Colorado community. 

While our family practice has grown, we have never lost sight of what matters most. As we say, "Keeping you healthy is our primary focus”. We don’t only provide “sick-visit” or acute care but ongoing, preventative care and disease prevention and management.   You and your family deserve to have a family doctors office who will partner with you and will place your needs above the demands of corporate hospital groups, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. You deserve to have a family-friendly place to go when you’re sick and need medical advice.  You deserve to receive education and advice for disease prevention and management.  You deserve to have continuous and familiar medical care with a team of professionals who know you and your family.  You deserve to be an individual and unique patient with a voice, not a number in a healthcare system.  You will find all that you deserve in your primary care provider at Pinon Family Practice.

 
HARD0833-Edit.jpg

Tamara S. Wilson, M.D.

Dr Wilson is originally from Illinois but has been a Coloradan in heart since her first visit here on a family vacation. She graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL and then attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. She completed her residency in Family Practice in Fontana, CA at Kaiser Permanente Family Practice Residency.

Dr Wilson moved to Colorado in 1992 to begin her practice here in the Denver area. She founded Piñon Family Practice in 1996. Dr Wilson is Board Certified in Family Practice and enjoys the many varied aspects of Family Medicine. She takes pleasure in developing close relationships with her patients over the long term.

HARD2536-Edit_pp.jpg

Dr. St. Clair

Dr. St. Clair grew up in Virginia Beach. She graduated from the University of Virginia and the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received additional training in integrative medicine during her family practice residency in Milwaukee, Wi. As an Osteopathic Physician, Dr. St. Clair believes that it is important to incorporate the mind, body, and spirit to help each patient reach their unique wellness goals.  She loves being a strong advocate for her patients and their families.  Her interests include preventive and mind-body medicine, nutrition, complex disease management, and cost-conscious care.  She is excited to add new healing modalities to Pinon Family Practice including hands-on therapy with Osteopathic manipulation. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, nature photography, cooking, and all of the outdoor activities in Colorado.

HARD0852-Edit.jpg

Darcy Scheeler, M.D.

Dr Scheeler was born and raised in Boulder, CO. She attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she received a double degree as a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration.

She completed residency in Family Practice at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr Scheeler is Board Certified in Family Practice and has been in private practice since 2003. Her goal as a physician is to develop a partnership with each patient.
"This goal is achieved through the simple art of listening to patients and their family, so we together can create a plan for optimal health."

HARD0865-Edit-Edit_pp.jpg

Amy Patterson, Practice Manager

Amy has nearly 25 years of expertise in Healthcare Administration, Revenue Cycle Management, Clinical Staffing, Consulting and Management.  Amy has always had true passion for helping Physician practices grow and thrive through all aspects of billing and revenue cycle management, patient-centered care, care continuity and satisfaction, clinical team growth and development, and regulatory compliance.  In 2007 Amy found her “home” at Pinon Family Practice and handles many responsibilities including oversight of day to day practice and business operations, strategic planning and analysis, and leading and maintaining our continued focus in whole-person and patient-centered care.  A native to Colorado, she and her husband have three children that keep them very busy with school and competitive sports.  When not at work, she’s likely found on a softball or baseball field or a basketball court!  Amy also loves to keep everyone at Pinon on their toes with practical jokes and humor. 

HARD3743-Edit.jpg

Stephanie Gomolka, P.A.-C.

Stephanie is originally from Philadelphia, where she received her undergraduate degree from Drexel University. In 2005, she made the move out west to beautiful Colorado. She received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2017 from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Though she loved her time in the mountains of Virginia, she is extremely excited to be back in Colorado. Stephanie is passionate about pediatric’s, women’s health and infectious disease prevention and treatment. She lives in Evergreen, CO with her husband and son, where they enjoy hiking, skiing and camping

Maggie.jpeg

Maggie Kolb, P.A.-C.

Maggie Kolb recently moved to Colorado from upstate New York. She earned her masters degree in Physician Assistant studies from Rochester Institute of Technology. She likes Family Medicine due to her strong beliefs in health maintenance and education on preventative care. In her spare time, you will find Maggie in the mountains, hiking, skiing and doing many other outdoor activities!

HARD0922-Edit.jpg

Amelia Rode, P.A.-C.

Amelia Rode is originally from Virginia and has lived in Colorado for the past few years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia and then earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She loves family medicine because of the variety it provides as well as the opportunity for preventative care and health education. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, camping, and hiking with her husband and rat terrier pup.

HARD0933-Edit.jpg

Sandi Labo, MA, LPC

Sandi Labo is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Regis University in 2012. She has focused her career on serving diverse clients who struggle with mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse and transitions. Sandi approaches clinical care from an integrative lens by providing therapeutic support and education around life's greatest challenges. She is a lover of books, humor, cats and community. 



HARD0859-Edit_pp.jpg

Trista Swift, P.A.-C.

Trista Swift is originally from Fargo, ND. She graduated in 2010 from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Physician Assistant from Wichita State University in Kansas. As a new graduate, she was very excited to make Littleton, CO her permanent home. She values a whole-person approach to caring for patients and she is very passionate about patient education and preventive care. She has a special interest in women’s health. In her spare time, Trista enjoys hiking, road biking and snowboarding in the Colorado Mountains.

HARD3764-Edit.jpg

Christopher Douglas, P.A.-C

Chris was born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island.  After graduating from Northeastern University in 2004, he moved to Colorado where he became enamored with the state’s beauty, people, and culture.  Spending a number of years in emergency medicine, Chris moved back east to advance his medical training, graduating from Drexel University’s Physician Assistant Program.

Chris’ focus in medicine is patient collaboration and education.  He believes that a strong relationship between patient and provider is key to improving both individual health as well as the welfare of the community.  Outside of the clinic you’ll find Chris spending time with his wife, traveling, cycling, climbing, and enjoying the Colorado outdoors.


 
HARD0793-Edit.jpg

Nicole

Front Office Supervisor/Medical Records - with Pinon since 2017
"What I love most about Pinon is my work FAMILY"

HARD0798-Edit.jpg

Mindy

Receptionist/Scheduling - with Pinon since 2015
"What I love most about Pinon is that it is such a welcoming environment for staff as well as patients"

HARD0804-Edit.jpg

Laura

Front Office Check-in/Scheduling - with Pinon since 2016
"What I love most about Pinon is is the relaxed and family-like atmosphere with staff and patients"

HARD0807-Edit.jpg

Sarah

Medical Assistant, Dr Scheeler -  with Pinon since 2016.
"What I love most about Pinon is that all of our providers don't treat their patients as "just a patient", but more like a family member"

HARD0809-Edit.jpg

Michelle

Insurance Billing Specialist - with Pinon since 2017
"I enjoy the challenges with Insurance Billing; in particular, advocating on behalf of our patients and providers when the insurance companies are refusing payment for necessary treatment”

HARD0816-Edit.jpg

Lori

Medical Assistant, Amelia Rode, PA  - with Pinon since 2018
"What I love most about Pinon is working with amazing staff and patients"

HARD0823-Edit.jpg

Malia

Patient Billing Specialist - with Pinon since 2012
"I am grateful to be a part of the Pinon family and thankful for the opportunity to learn and help others"

HARD0836-Edit_pp.jpg

Jennifer

Patient Care Coordinator - with Pinon since 2002
"What I love most about Pinon is the overall dedication and compassion that is provided to every patient and employee"

HARD0881-Edit_pp.jpg

Jonathan

Medical Assistant, Dr Quick and Maggie Kolb, PA - with Pinon since 2018
"What I love most about Pinon is meeting and working with the patients and drawing blood"

HARD0903-Edit.jpg

Jeri

Check-in/Scheduling - with Pinon since 2018
"What I love most about Pinon are the people that I work with, everyone is so nice and helpful and the patients are understanding and courteous.  The combination of patients and staff make coming to work enjoyable"

HARD0945-Edit.jpg

Samantha

Medical Assistant, Dr Wilson - with Pinon since 2018
"What I love most about Pinon is how much I am learning about medicine at Pinon (I want to attend medical school) as well as my coworkers, they make work fun!"

HARD2577-Edit_pp.jpg

Tiffany

HARD2594-Edit_pp.jpg

Julia

HARD3792-Edit.jpg

Kerri (Not Pictured)

Medical Assistant/Prior-Authorizations
with Pinon since 2017

"What I love most about Pinon is that it is family practice and you get to see a little bit of everything and treat all ages, so there's always something to new to learn!"

Morgan

Medical Assistant, Stephanie Gomolka, PA
with Pinon since 2019