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Western Colorado Pediatrics

At Western Colorado Pediatrics, our clinicians provide exceptional and specialized care tailored to meet your family’s ever-changing needs as your children grow from infants to young adults.

Western Colorado Pediatrics takes pride in having board-certified physicians who possess the latest knowledge and training on healthcare trends and best practices. Our team comprises highly trained and dedicated pediatricians and advanced practitioners who are committed to providing comprehensive, whole-person care. This means that behavioral health providers can be included in routine well-checkups whenever needed. We understand that the needs of kids don’t follow regular office hours, and that’s why we offer 24/7 care with access to our on-call pediatricians through DOCS on Call. From infancy into adulthood—from boo-boos to annual check-ups through diagnosis and illness treatment— Western Colorado Pediatrics is focused on caring for our growing patients at every stage of life.

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PCP Care Village
3150 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 243-KIDS (5437)

Fruita Office
456 Kokopelli Blvd Unit D
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 243-KIDS (5437)

For after-hours care, please call our office to be directed to the physician on call, or call Primary Care Partners after-hours clinic, Docs on Call at (970) 255-1576.

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Our highly-skilled team is proud to offer expert health care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

PEDIATRICIANS

Melissa Havlik,
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Melissa Havlik grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now called Drexel University College of Medicine) in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Havlik completed her pediatric residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Havlik has called Grand Junction “home” for over 20 years.

Dr. Havlik enjoys all aspects of pediatrics and is especially interested in developmental pediatrics and the “medical home” type of care that PCP provides. Dr. Havlik practiced with Western Colorado Pediatrics from 2002 to 2017. She took some time off to spend more time with her family and returned to the practice in early 2022. Her expertise, passion, and friendly personality make her a wonderful member of the Western Colorado Pediatrics team.

Dr. Havlik enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and taking care of their two dogs, two cats, fish and chickens.

Dr. Havlik is fluent in Spanish. She practices in our Grand Junction office.

University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital; Chief Resident, Pediatric Internship and Residency – Albuquerque, NM (1998)

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Medicine- Philadelphia, PA (1995)

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology – Tempe, AZ (1991)

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Madison Keenan,
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Madison Keenan is originally from Oakland, CA and she attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she graduated from in 2020. Dr. Keenan completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, CO. She has always found solace in nature, especially the mountains; so was terribly excited to move further west for residency and her now fulltime pediatrician position.

Dr. Keenan has a joyous personality and says the best thing about being a pediatrician is being a source of comfort and knowledge for families throughout childhood and especially during stressful times. She loves caring for children with complex medical needs and providing a medical home for all her patients’ families. When it comes to research and advocacy, she is passionate about understanding the impact climate change has on our children’s health and wellbeing.

When asked what drew her to the medical field she says, “I have always wanted to be just like my own pediatrician: a wonderful doc who provided compassionate care for myself and my brother from birth until we left for college. He inspired confidence in my physical health and strength, for which I am deeply grateful.”

In her spare time, Dr. Keenan loves riding her bike, backcountry and skate skiing, nurturing her bountiful indoor plant garden, and cuddling her cat, Joey. She and her boyfriend are new to Grand Junction and are loving getting to know the surrounding mountains.

Dr. Keenan sees patients in our Grand Junction office.

University of Colorado Pediatrics Residency Program – Boulder, CO (2023)

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine – Cleveland, OH (2020)

University of Southern California Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program – Los Angeles, CA (2014)

Colgate University – Hamilton, NY (2013)

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Megan Stinar,
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Megan Stinar joined Western Colorado Pediatrics, a division of Primary Care Partners in 2016. She completed her residency at the University of New Mexico and graduated Medical School at Creighton University School of Medicine. She chose pediatrics because she feels that all children, from newborns to adolescents, are resilient and bring great joy to the world. 

Dr. Stinar is passionate about government affairs and received her undergraduate degree in political science. She enjoys putting her knowledge of how the American government works to practice outside of the clinic to promote children’s rights at the local, state, and national levels. 

Growing up snowboarding in Colorado’s mountains is what eventually brought Dr. Stinar back home to Colorado. She loves to spend her time away from the office with her husband recharging while mountain biking, hiking, camping, rafting, and of course, snowboarding.

Dr. Stinar is bilingual, and, serves both English and Spanish-speaking families in her practice. She works in our Grand Junction office.

University of New Mexico; Pediatric Internship and Residency – Albuquerque, NM (2016)

Creighton University School of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine – Omaha, NE (2013)

Santa Clara University; Bachelor of Science in Political Science, minor in Biology, cum laude – Santa Clara, CA (2009)

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Cecilia Weaver,
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Cecilia Weaver has been a practicing pediatrician since 2016. She completed her pediatrics residency in Los Angeles, California, and her medical training at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. Dr. Weaver has always been fascinated with the human body. She was called to medicine for the science, but she stayed with it for the humanity that is integral to its practice.

She loves partnering with children to help build healthy lifestyles and enjoys her role as a pediatrician because she thrives in the variety of care she gives. From acne treatment to asthma management to wellness visits and childhood development, every day is a new opportunity for her to care for the well-being of children and youth.

She enjoys hiking, biking, camping, paddle boarding, skiing, and exploring Colorado, with her family, and her dog.

Dr. Weaver is bilingual and practices medicine in our Grand Junction and Fruita office locations.

Los Angeles County and University of Southern California (LAC + USC), Pediatric Internship and Residency – Los Angeles, CA (2016)

University of Massachusetts Medical School; Doctor of Medicine – Worcester, MA (2013)

University of Massachusetts; Commonwealth College Honors Program; Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, magna cum laude – Amherst, MA ( 2008)

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Michael Whistler,
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Michael Whistler or “Dr. Mike” as his patients fondly call him, joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates (WCPA), a division of Primary Care Partners in 1993. Prior to joining WCPA, he practiced at Indian Health Services in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He completed his residency at the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic and graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Mike believes that kids are strong, courageous, resilient, treasure-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow-chasers, and he takes joy in helping them in their journey to adulthood. He is passionate about using his extensive experience and knowledge to empower and partner with parents as they seek to raise healthy, happy children. His whimsical bedside manner has a special way of connecting with children of all ages.

Dr. Mike loves to go running with his dog and gets a kick out of the fact that his children are better skiers than he is. 

Dr. Mike sees patients in both our Grand Junction and Fruita pediatric offices.

Owner physician since 1998

Tulane Affiliated Hospitals, Tulane University School of Medicine; Pediatric Internship and Residency – New Orleans, LA (1988)

Tulane University School of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine – New Orleans, LA (1985)

University of Missouri; Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, cum laude – Columbia, MO (1981)

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Patrice Whistler,
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Patrice Whistler joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates (WCPA), a division of Primary Care Partners in 1993. Prior to her move to Western Colorado, she was the Director of Medical Services at the Cherokee Nation Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She completed her residency at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals and graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine.

In her practice, Dr. Whistler takes a special interest in autism spectrum disorder, adolescent health, and public health, and enjoys working with children of all ages—from infancy to adulthood.

Outside of work, Dr. Whistler enjoys walking her dog, hiking, reading, knitting, and cooking—lamb-beef stew is one of her specialties. Every now and again, she’ll indulge in interesting television shows including the occasional murder mystery.

Dr. Whistler sees patients in both our Grand Junction and Fruita pediatric offices.

Louisiana State University, Department of Pediatrics; Chief Residency – New Orleans, LA (1988)

Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, Pediatric Residency – New Orleans, LA (1986)

Tulane University School of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine – New Orleans, LA (1983)

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Masters in Public Health – New Orleans, LA (1983)

Newcomb College of Tulane University; Bachelor of Science in Biology – New Orleans, LA (1976)

University of Kansas – Lawrence KS (1973)

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Sarah Zhou,
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Sarah Zhou grew up in Washington, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH where she obtained her Medical Doctorate in 2018. In 2021, she completed her pediatric residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, IL. Before starting at Western Colorado Pediatrics, she was Associate Physician at Lakeview Pediatrics in Chicago.

Dr. Zhou chose pediatrics because she loves to work with kids of all ages. From newborns to teenagers, from well visits to asthma to mental health care, she enjoys the variety of care she can provide as a general pediatrician. She brings a warm, caring and fun approach to her care and works to make every child feel comfortable in the exam room. She enjoys partnering with parents to help children be their healthiest selves so that they can grow and thrive.

In her spare time, Dr. Zhou loves to spend time with her family, travel, try new foods, and enjoy the great outdoors, whether that is hiking, running, skiing or biking. Dr. Zhou sees patients in our Grand Junction office.

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/ Ann &Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of; Pediatric Residency – Chicago, Chicago, IL  (2021)

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Medical Education Clinical Scholars Program – Chicago, IL (2021)

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – Cincinnati, OH (2018)

Ohio Northern University – Ada, OH (2014)

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ADVANCED PRATICIONERS

Mary De Young,
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Mary De Young is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) who joined Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, a division of Primary Care Partners in 2014. She spent 25 years as an ICU nurse working throughout the United States, and thoroughly enjoyed her time as an ICU nurse. When she worked in the Pediatric ICU in Edmonton, Alberta, she discovered her passion for pediatrics, and 30 years after her first nursing graduation she became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Mary received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Alberta in Canada. She also received her diploma in Nursing at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mary’s diverse extracurricular activities include gardening, cooking, quilting, knitting,  home remodeling,  reading, hiking, biking, and cross country skiing.

Mary sees patients in our Grand Junction location.

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care – Omaha, NE (2013)

University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2005)

Blodgett Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing, Diploma in Nursing – Grand Rapids, MI (1983)

Calvin College, dual program associated with Blodgett School of Nursing, Grand Rapids, MI (1981)

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Vickie Foy,
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Vickie Foy has been practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-PC) since 1992, and joined Western Colorado Pediatrics in 2001. She is passionate about children’s health issues and takes a special interest in newborns. She understands that the needs of each patient are different and utilizes her passion to work with families through this delightful and challenging stage and on into childhood and adolescence.

Vickie is from Blanding, Utah, and received her medical training at the University of Washington.

She loves to read and travel and looks forward to football season every year as a dedicated BYU Cougars fan with season football tickets.

Vickie works primarily at our Grand Junction location caring for Grand Valley families.

University of Washington, Masters in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Seattle, WA (1992)

Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse – Provo, UT (1988)

Weber State College, Associate Degree in Nursing, Registered Nurse – Ogden, UT (1982)

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Dianna Garcia,
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Dianna Garcia is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, CPNP. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Colorado Mesa University, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Colorado- Anschutz Medical Campus. She then joined the United States Navy and attended Officer Development School. She served in Okinawa, Japan as a Naval Officer and moved on to work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She was the recipient of various honors and awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Dianna loves working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds who may be at risk for health disparities due to lack of access to medical care. Her goal is to help each child maximize their health and reach their full potential! She also enjoys helping new parents navigate infant and early childhood development.

In her spare time, Dianna loves spending time with her family and her whippet puppy, Terry. Outside of patient care, you will find her hiking, reading, going to museums, swimming, and spending summer evenings outdoors. She loves all things Latin American and is fluent in Spanish. 

Dianna joined Western Colorado Pediatrics’ Grand Junction office in 2022.

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Master of Science in Nursing – Denver, CO (2017)

Colorado Mesa University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Grand Junction, CO (2011)

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Jordan Knickerbocker,
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jordan grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She went to Newman University in Wichita, Kansas for her undergraduate, where she was able to work on her nursing school education. Jordan always knew she wanted to work in health care because of her passion for making a difference, taking care of the people around her and the ability to work with children and help the most vulnerable.

In her undergraduate, she completed her capstone in a Pediatric Emergency Department in Wichita, KS, and discovered she was meant to work as a pediatric nurse.  Jordan moved to Grand Junction with her husband and started working at St. Mary’s in 2015 in the adult Medical-Surgical Unit but quickly moved to Pediatrics in 2016.

Jordan completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Colorado Mesa University in 2019. While working as a pediatric nurse, Jordan also worked for over two years at CMU helping teach in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and a pediatric lecture course. In 2021 she was accepted into the post-graduate program at the University of Colorado at Denver’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care, from which she graduated in May 2023.

She is excited and honored to be able to support patients and their families throughout all the milestones of development. Her medical areas of interest are growth and development, asthma and allergies, and bronchiolitis management, and more than anything she enjoys educating families to help empower them to be as successful as possible.

In her free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and their three Standard Poodles. She and her husband are often outdoors and enjoy camping and fishing, and she is usually reading while her husband is fishing. Jordan enjoys being active and would consider herself to be joyful and bubbly. She is so grateful to be able to live her dream and to be starting her dream job. She believes every day is a blessing and truly tries to make the most out of every day.

University of Colorado at Denver; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care – Denver, CO (2023)

Colorado Mesa University; Master of Science in Nursing – Grand Junction, CO (2019)

Newman University – Wichita, KS

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICIANS

Shannon Hoffman,
Licensed Professional Counselor

Shannon Hoffman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and elated to be a part of Western Colorado Pediatrics.  She received her Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling from Adams State University. 

Shannon’s areas of focus are trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral concerns.  Modalities include Play Therapy, CBT, TF-CBT, Solution Focused, and components of DBT. Shannon values the importance of highlighting and exploring the unique strengths and resilience in each individual to help encourage hope, confidence, healing, and growth.  She is also passionate about working with children struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or other mental health challenges that may be affecting them personally and their school success.  

When Shannon is not working, she enjoys time outdoors with her family and watching her sons’ mountain bike on the many Grand Junction trails.

Adams State University; Master of Arts- School Counseling – Alamosa, CO (2014)

Colorado Mesa University; Bachelor of Arts-Sociology, Minor in Human Services – Grand Junction, CO (2004)

CARE COORDINATORS

Yvonne Sanchez,
Care Coordinator 

Ukhari Myer-Bradfield,
Care Coordinator