Dr. Essig received her medical degree from Michigan State University. She completed her Family Practice residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. She is board certified n Family Medicine. Dr. Essig holds memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, Colorado Medical Society and Clear Creek Valley Medical Society. Dr. Essig treats patients of all ages – she has a particular interest in women’s health. She joined Broomfield Family Practice in 1987.
Personal: Dr. Essig is married; she and her husband, Luis, have three children: Madeline, Kelly Rose and Gracie. In her spare time, Dr. Essig enjoys motherhood, running, biking, travel, piano and weight training.
Philosophy: “I believe one of my biggest jobs as a physician is to listen to the patient, and try to truly understand his or her concerns. From there, the best treatment and management options can be discerned. I personally strive to translate and synthesize the medical world for my patients.”
Dr. Hill received her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed residency at Williamsport Family Medicine Residency Program in Williamsport, PA. She is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Hill holds memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Hill treats patients of all ages, with particular interest in women's health and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Personal: Dr. Hill is married; she and her husband, Eric, have 2 daughters and a son. She enjoys outdoor activities, snow skiing, and traveling.
Philosophy: “I believe in treating the whole patient, including the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of their health. I chose family medicine because it allows me to treat patients in all of these areas of their life, from birth to death.”
Dr. Brown received his B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University. He then went to Kansas City University for medical school, where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. He completed his training at St. Anthony North Family Medicine residency. Dr. Brown is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. He enjoys treating patients of all ages.
Personal: Dr. Brown, along with his wife spend the majority of their free time chasing their two young sons around.
Philosophy: Practicing family medicine allows the opportunity to get to know the patients we see. This is important in gaining an appreciation for patients’ perspectives and using this to help develop a treatment plan both the patient and physician feel will be most effective.
Dr. Rhoden graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine before moving to Colorado and completing residency at Swedish Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Colorado. She is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Rhoden joined Broomfield Family Practice in 2018.
Personal: Dr. Rhoden is originally from North Carolina, where she met her husband, David. She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Philosophy: "I went into primary care to be able to develop relationships with my patients and provide care throughout all stages of life, including obstetric care. It is important to me that patients feel informed and empowered to manage their health, with me acting as an advisor and educator."
Darcy graduated in 1999 from Western Michigan University's Physician Assistant program located in Kalamazoo Michigan. She also received her BS in Biomedical Sciences there. She has been a member of the Broomfield Family practice team since 2001. She is certified to practice medicine by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Darcy treats patients of all ages with an emphasis on women's health and special interest in mental health. She is well versed and provides up to date treatment for adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, bi-polar disorder, grief and insomnia.
Personal: Darcy has three beautiful, busy children. She enjoys being a mother and her career as a physician assistant. Exercise and health is of the utmost importance to her. She enjoys camping, hiking, climbing Colorado's 14,000 ft. peaks and exploring Utah's extensive canyons.
Philosophy: “I believe in providing comprehensive medical care and treating the whole person, partnering with you through the process. That includes up to date preventative care, treating and caring for your difficult mental and emotional issues, being here for all your urgent medical needs and getting to know you and your family on a personal level so as to make the best decisions possible. I strive to be not only your healthcare provider, but also an advisor, a resource for medical information, companion through life's struggles, but most of all, a friend and trusted confidant.”
Richard graduated in 1978 from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received his BS in biology from Colorado State University and has been a member of the Broomfield Family Practice team since 1988. Rich is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Rich treats patients of all ages with a special interest in men’s health.
Personal: Rich is married; he and his wife Becky have three grown sons: Richard, Patrick, and Aaron. Rich enjoys woodworking and fly-fishing in his spare time.
Philosophy: “I believe the practice of medicine is a cooperative effort requiring listening, communication and patient education. The relationships created are what I find most rewarding in a family practice setting - add to that, a dollop of humor and that describes my practice vision.”
Amy graduated from The University of Colorado Health Science Center in 1994. She holds a Physician Assistant-certified title through NCCPA and Child Health Associate specialty in Pediatric and Adolescent medicine. She is a member of AAPA and CAPA.
Treating infants, toddlers and young adults is a talent and skill that she contributes to our patients and families.
Personal: Amy is married to Alan Sperry who is a severe-special needs K-5 teacher in Adams 12 school district. She has an adult daughter, Ally who is in the medical imaging field. In her spare time she enjoys traveling to Mexico, reading and music. Her husband Alan enjoys photographing and reviewing live bands. He has a web page Denver Entertainment Hub.
Philosophy: “I believe that the care of the children should incorporate the entire family. I enjoy getting to know the kids and parents on a personal, friendly basis, and feel very connected to the families. I approach the treatment of patients as if they were my own children, and ’adopt’ them in a sense that I am privileged to watch them grow and change through the years.”
Cathlin graduated from The Colorado College with a BA in Biology and minor in Gender studies. She graduated from Oregon Health and Science University with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. She has practiced in Colorado since 2010, initially working
in Internal Medicine with a focus on geriatric and pulmonary care. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Cathlin is happy to be a new member
of the Broomfield Family Practice team caring for all ages of your family with interests in preventative care and whole person care.
Personal: Cathlin grew up in New Hampshire enjoying water sports, hiking, and the outdoors. In Colorado, she continues to love the outdoors through camping and hiking with her spouse, two young boys and dog. In addition to the outdoors, she loves reading, yoga and baking.
Philosophy: “I believe fostering open communication and trust with my patients is essential to providing excellent care to each person. I love education, and teaching patients about their health and illness not only empowers the patient, it is rewarding as a caregiver
in the prevention and management of disease"
Collin is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Degree in Integrative Physiology. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Collin is interested in treating patients of all ages with a special interest in acute care and men's health.
Personal: Collin grew up in Louisville, Colorado before moving to Portland to pursue his Master's Degree. He has returned home to Colorado with his wife Alexa in 2018. Collin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being active outdoors and coaching lacrosse at a near by high school.
Philosophy: "My goal as a Family Medicine provider is to build a lasting partnership with my patients built on trust and empathy. I strive to provide patients with care that will enable them be the healthiest version of themselves today as well as in twenty years."
Joe is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Drexel University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Saint Louis University. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and backgrounds with a special interest in sports medicine.
Personal: Joe grew up in Denver, Colorado. He enjoys any form of exercise, especially skiing, hiking, and basketball. He looks forward to spending time with family and friends.
Philosophy: “I strive to create an environment where patients’ voices are heard and concerns are fully addressed. My goal in family medicine is to help my patients lead an overall healthy and happy lifestyle.”