Meet our Team
Tony Euser, D.O. – Medical Director
Dr. Euser is a Colorado native and has spent most of his life near Brighton. Eager to make a difference in Brighton’s community, he opened Platte River Medical Clinic in January of 2006. He graduated from University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Euser specializes in family practice, occupational medicine (Level II provider), & is FAA certified.
In his free time, Dr. Euser enjoys flying his plane, cycling, and skiing.
Julie Parsons, M.D. – Occupational Medicine Medical Director
Dr. Julie Parsons has practiced Occupational Medicine for 18 years. She spent the first 10 years of her career as an ER doctor at a Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Parsons studied and completed her residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She enjoys taking care of her patients and loves a good diagnostic puzzle.
In her free time, she practices Tai Chi, lifts weights and spends time with her family which includes a 10 year old Schnoodle (Schnauzer / Poodle) named Jack.
Katie Krueger, PA-C
Katie Krueger is a Physician Assistant at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine. She began her career in medicine as a medical assistant and limited scope x-ray tech. She worked in the field of orthopedics while completing her undergraduate studies to prepare for PA school. After graduating with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Texas Science Center in 2010, she worked in Family Medicine for six years. Katie joined Advanced Urgent Care in 2016. She enjoys providing acute care to patients in the Urgent Care setting and maintains a special interest in orthopedics.
Katie received a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2010. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants.
Katie and her husband have two daughters and she feels that some of her best training has come from raising her children! Their family spends as much time as possible enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado in their Jeep. They are avid Denver Broncos fans!
Shasta Van Sickle, PA-C
Shasta Van Sickle is a certified Physician Assistant who earned her Master’s Degree in Science at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York and her Bachelor’s Degree at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She worked in Orthopedic Surgery for both pediatrics and adults for 6 years, before switching to the Urgent Care setting. Shasta is knowledgeable and experienced in Worker’s Compensation injuries, simple and complex laceration repair, spine abnormalities, injuries, and deformities, as well as orthopedic fractures and sports injuries. She can treat nonoperative orthopedic injuries and provide excellent pain management care.
Shasta is very compassionate in her patient care. She truly believes in communication, listening to her patients, and treating each patient as if they were her own family. She is originally from Northwest Arkansas. Prior to PA school, she worked in a small rural health clinic and has always loved medicine and making people better. Her husband recruited her to Colorado 10 years ago, which was not a hard recruit. Shasta grew up skiing in Colorado and still enjoys doing so in the winter months. Shasta and her husband have two children. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and participating in several athletic activities, including basketball, running, biking and hiking.
Emily Kuper, FNP-C
Emily is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Advanced Urgent Care. She received her BSN at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis and her FNP, MSN at Maryville University in St. Louis. Before joining the AUC team, Emily worked in High Risk Cardiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo for four years. She also spent two years in Cardiothoracic/Vascular surgery circulator at Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO and two years in Step-Down ICU/Telemetry at North Suburban Hospital in Thornton, Co. Emily’s experience and interest in cardiology is a huge asset to the practice.
In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping with her husband, Jordan. The two have a puppy named Bear. Emily is also an avid jogger.
Michelle Chavez, FNP
Michelle has been a nurse for 30 years. She got her FNP from Ball State University in 2013. She went on to do 3 years of primary care at some very rural sites in Cheyenne Wells, CO and Pinedale, WY. She has an extensive background in ER and ICU as an RN. She loves the emergent type patient care the most. She has taken some Spanish classes and enjoys using what little she knows.
Outside of work, Michelle enjoys hiking and being outdoors which is what brought her here from the St. Louis area in 2010. She and her husband Mike recently married in 2014 and have 2 furry children (2 labs) who also like to go camping.