ncfm faculty

Michael Bradfield, MD, MPH

University of Tennessee

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Bradfield: I am the Northern Colorado Banner Health site lead for the All of Us research program. I also serve as the faculty inpatient hospice liaison and lead the Sports Medicine Track.

Brenda Campos-Spitze, MD, MPH

University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Campos-Spitze: I enjoy hiking, traveling, good eats, hanging out with friends around town, and spending time with family.

Jeff Cook, MD

University of Tennessee

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Cook: I lead the Advanced Leadership track as well as the Advanced Maternity Care track. I continue to work as a rural family physician working in the ED for an area critical access hospital.

Dan Fahrenholtz, MD, MBA

University of Kansas

University of Kansas

About Dr. Fahrenholtz: I am an instrument-rated pilot--I like to fly my own airplane to see family. I worked for many years as a country family physician before joining the faculty and serving for several years as program director.

Joshua Fischer, MD, PhD - Associate Program Director

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Fischer: Prior to joining the faculty at NCFM, I was the associate fellowship director for an OB fellowship program in Memphis, TN. At NCFM, I help lead the Advanced Maternity Care track. I also oversee the curricular elements of the program and serve as liaison to the Department of OB-GYN. In a former life, I had limited success curing cancer. I enjoy camping, hiking, skiing and exploring the great state of Colorado.

Wayne Jeffers, MD

University of Colorado

University of New Mexico

About Dr. Jeffers: I lead the Global Health track and the Hospitalist track. I have a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospital Medicine. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, running, ukulele, attending live music events, snowboarding and traveling.

Allison Kimball, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program--Sunrise Program

About Dr. Kimball: My professional interests include: cross-cultural medicine, high risk pregnancies, substance use disorder treatment, safer treatment of chronic pain, communication with patients, burnout prevention. My personal interests include: vegetable gardening, fiddle playing, outdoor adventuring, cooking, bread making, quality time with friends and family.

David McClellan, MD

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Memorial Herman Hospital System

About Dr. McClellan: I spent many years as the program director at Texas A&M. I enjoy exploring Colorado and spending time with family while semi-retired.

Briana Money, DO

UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine

About Dr. Money: I am co-director of the Living, Leading, and Medicine track. I am also actively involved with our resident wellness program. Furthermore, I am currently working on a expanding our point-of-care ultrasound curriculum. As a DO, I am passionate about OMT, and I am working to expand teaching of OMT techniques to all interested residents. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two cats. My hobbies include traveling, baking, running, hiking, and exploring all Colorado has to offer!

Sam Ogden, MD

University of Colorado

University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Ogden: I practiced full-spectrum family medicine for several years in private practice in an FQHC setting in Idaho prior to joining the NCFM faculty. I lead the geriatric curriculum and serve as the medical director of a local nursing home. Currently I serve as the Vice Chief of Staff for North Colorado Medical Center. I enjoy spending time with my family fishing at our cabin in the mountains of southwestern Colorado.

Dave Smith, MD - Program Director

The Medical College of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency Program in Wausau, WI

About Dr. Smith: I worked in rural practice in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Since that time, I have held family medicine residency faculty positions in La Crosse, WI; Fort Collins, CO; Greenwood, SC; & Greeley, CO. My vocational passion is preparing family physicians for rural and underserved practice. I'm also passionate about my family, fishing, golfing & enjoying the great Colorado outdoors.

Lynn Stiff, MD, RD, MS

University of Colorado

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Stiff: I am developing a lifestyle medicine program within the NCFM residency and taking the lead on the resident wellness curriculum. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, fishing, baseball, dancing, skiing, camping, hiking.

Asa Ware, MD - Associate Program Director

University of Colorado School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Ware: I am the core faculty lead for the rural programs as well as medical student rotations. I enjoy traveling with my family and exploring all around the great state of Colorado.

Rachel Griffith, DO

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Griffith: I am a Colorado native; I grew up in Parker, CO. I attended Rocky Vista University and then travelled to the booming city of Wichita to train at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency. I have sinced move to Sterling and could not be more happy to be back in the great state of Colorado. I enjoy practicing full scope family medicine with OB/C-sections and scopes. I also love being a few hours from the mountains for all the skiing, camping and hiking adventures. When I’m just hanging around Sterling I enjoy teaching group fitness classes at the gym and checking out the newest brews at the local brewery.

Brian Money, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge, IL

About Dr. Money: I am a pediatric hospitalist, and I enjoy teaching residents and students as well as learning new things. My wife teaches Biology at Mountain View High school, and I have 2 daughters (Caidence and Zoey). I enjoy sports (nearly all, but root for Chicago based teams) and the outdoors: skiing, trail running, hiking, and camping.

Alexandra Lessem, DNP, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Colorado School of Medicine

About Alexandra: I precept women's health procedures and support the practice managment curriculum. I am helping lead the lifestyle medicine curriculum. I like hiking, camping, running, swimming, bicycling, reading, and cooking plant-based meals.

Mitzi McGarr, MSN, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Colorado School of Medicine

About Mitzi: I precept in the gynecology procedure clinic and lead the Community Medicine rotation.

Jessica Scott, DNP, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Northern Colorado

About Jessica: I support the practice management curriculum. I am an avid swimmer.

Dottie Schultie, MSN, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Northern Colorado

Interests: I support the practice management curriculum and precept the gynecology procedure clinic. I show dogs (Burmese Mountain Dog) and enjoy participating in dog shows.

Tanya Unrein, MSN, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Northern Colorado

About Tanya: I serve as the site lead for the NCFM residency clinic. I support the practice management curriculum. I am an avid golfer.

Steve Brown, MA, LPC

Behavioral Health Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Colorado School of Medicine

About Steve: I lead the behavioral health clinical practice at NCFM. I support the resident physicians during clinic precepting in addition to providing clinical counseling services. I enjoy Iowa Hawkeye football and the Colorado weather.

Christine Baron, MSW, LCSW

Behavioral Health Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Colorado State University

About Christy: I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado since 2008. I am also a Certified Health Coach. Prior to joining the faculty at NCFM, I worked in several different arenas, including the Banner Health Ambulatory Case Management Team, Weld County Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare Unit, and several different residential treatment centers for adolescents. In a former life, I was a bartender/restaurant server, and I used to sing in a couple different bands in Ft. Collins. I enjoy getting out in nature, traveling, food and wine, live music, gardening, reading, playing with my dog, and sleeping. I like to sleep a lot.