Katrina De Romana MSN, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner
Hello, I am Katrina De Romana and I have been a nurse for 27 years. I have 4 children and my husband is the office manager. I am from central Illinois and attended Illinois Wesleyan University for my Bachelors degree in Nursing. I have a large family in Illinois and we visit there often. I moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1991 where I worked in a Level I trauma center ER as a lead clinic nurse and nurse educator for many years. My family and I moved to Castle Rock in 2004 and I worked at University Hospital in the Surgical ICU while pursuing my nurse practitioner degree. In 2007, I graduated from the University of Colorado- Anschutz Campus with my Family Nurse Practitioner post Master’s certificate. Since then I have worked in several settings providing primary care for patients of all ages. As a nurse in the ER and ICU settings, I saw terrible chronic illnesses that were poorly controlled and people who were desperate for good primary care. I became a Nurse Practitioner so that I could help prevent the consequences of chronic disease and help folks stay OUT of the ER and ICU’s as much as possible. My patients find that I am a listener, teacher, promoter of good health and preventive care services, and as an Advanced Practice Nurse can diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses commonly seen in a family practice setting. I will advocate for you with other healthcare providers when needed and refer to specialists when appropriate.
Bert Bergland, DODoctor of Osteopathic Medicine Family and Gerontologic Physician
I am a board-certified family physician with 45 years of extensive experience in family medicine, geriatrics, academic medicine, emergency medicine and occupational worker’s compensation medicine. I have served in numerous leadership roles throughout my medical career, and in such capacities, have experience managing and supervising physicians, medical students, interns, and residents in clinical settings. My clinical medicine experience is extensive, having actively practiced direct patient care through my decades of practice. I have served as a lecturer on topics in emergency medicine and family practice both in the academic setting and post-graduate courses. My experience as an elected trustee of a hospital district has given me insight into the financial and personnel management processes of hospitals, including budgets, and planning. As Chief of Medical Staff, Medical Director of numerous organizations and medical society president, I have supervised physicians, and ancillary personnel. I am a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having achieved Flight Surgeon certification status while serving in the Colorado Army National Guard and the Wyoming Air National Guard, including helicopter flight training. I have extensive on-scene EMS experience, as well as search and rescue experience as advisor to Rocky Mountain National Park technical rescue and served as an EMSA advisor to U.S. Senator James Inhofe and Mayor of Tulsa, OK, and to U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor David Boren.
Kim Paxton DNPDoctor of Nurse Practice, Adult Medicine
Hi, I am Kim Paxton I am originally from Wisconsin where I had lived for 25 years but was raised in Southern California. I earned my Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) along with a Leadership in Health Informational Technology Certificate (LHIT-C) from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2012; an MSN as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Marquette University in 1999. I am an ANCC board certified adult nurse practitioner and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) with a practice focus on health promotion and prevention. Health promotion, prevention and individual wellness is the focus of the care that I engage in with my patients. I believe that the process of maintaining health is a shared partnership between the patient and their health care provider. This is a collaborative individualized care process in which I employ an evidence based approach blended with the patient’s immediate needs, capabilities, and health goals. As a health care provider, I strive to empower and support a patient’s ability to manage immediate care needs and achieve long term health goals. I utilize an integrative approach to acute and chronic care needs through integration of not just medication as a means to manage health issues but include technologic, nutritional, physical activity and mental wellness interventions. If your care needs exceed the scope of my practice, myself and the team here at Heartlight clinic will help you navigate the process.
Rachel Stolley, DNPDoctor of Nurse Practice, Family Medicine
Hi, I am Rachel Stolley and I have been an Advanced Practice Nurse since 2002. My husband is active duty Air Force and we recently relocated to Colorado with our two boys. I grew up in a military family so I’m not exactly sure where “home” is but I’ve spent most of my adult life in Nevada and Colorado. I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and then attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where I received my Master’s degree in nursing. I spent seven years serving in the Air Force as a Nurse Practitioner before transitioning to civilian practice. I returned to school in 2012 and received a post-master’s degree from the University of South Alabama with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus in 2014 and then graduated with a Doctorate in nursing in 2017. My doctoral focus was diabetes education because I have a passion for empowering patients with the knowledge needed to improve their health. I became a Nurse Practitioner because I love developing relationships with my patients and working together to improve their health. My favorite part of being an NP is helping patients achieve better health and well-being via high quality and compassionate care.
Ty Shettron, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner
Hi, I am Ty Shettron. I am a Colorado native who has been a practicing medical provider for the past six years. In my first career, I was a commercial property manager in California. When I was in my mid-30s, I decided to come home to Colorado. After spending time searching for a new career, I was led to nursing. I started as a CNA and worked my way through nursing school, obtaining my Masters of Nursing from UCCS Bethel College of Nursing in 2013. I worked my first 5 years as a provider in a rural family practice, hospital, and long-term care environment in southeast Colorado. I am passionate about providing patient centered care. My goal is to be “authentically present” with each and every patient. It is important to me to meet you where you are and engage you in your care plan. I believe in treating the whole patient. If your condition requires treatment beyond the scope of family practice, I will help you navigate the world of specialty care.