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Our Medical Providers

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine’s medical providers are dedicated to providing our communities with compassionate healthcare. Our urgent care medical providers have backgrounds ranging from urgent care and family practice to cardiology, internal medicine, and orthopedics. Our worker’s compensation medical providers not only have experience in urgent care, but also with working with employers to get their employees back to health after a work-related injury.

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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 2006. He graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Euser specializes in family practice, occupational medicine (Level II provider), and 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. 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 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

Physician Assistant

Katie Krueger 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 has a special interest in orthopedics.

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

Physician Assistant

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. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She worked in orthopedic surgery for pediatrics and adults for six 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. Prior to PA school, she worked in a small, rural health clinic and has always loved medicine and making people better.

Shasta’s husband recruited her to Colorado 10 years ago, which was not a hard sell. She is originally from Northwest Arkansas. Shasta grew up skiing in Colorado and still enjoys doing so in the winter. 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.

Karina Allen De Oliveira, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Karina Allen began her career in internal medicine, which she still continues part-time. She treats chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. She also worked as a hospitalist for medical and ICU patients with complex wounds, fractures, and brain/spinal cord injuries. Now in the urgent care setting, Karina enjoys having the ability to immediately impact a patient, as well as see a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. She likes the challenge of not knowing who might walk in the door with what problem on any given day.

Karina attended PA school at Des Moines University in Iowa and traveled across the country to various facilities for 4-week long rotations. The highlight of her schooling was a rotation in neuro-oncology at one of the nation’s top cancer centers – MD Anderson in Houston, TX.

Prior to becoming a PA, Karina was a personal trainer and she remains passionate about fitness and exercise. One of her favorite forms of physical activity is doing the Manitou Incline hiking trail. Karina has two dogs and a horse named Dixie.

Alice Nguyen, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Alice Nguyen is a Delaware native who moved to Colorado in 2017 and is now living in Denver. She received her Physician Assistant degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2015. Before joining the Advanced Urgent Care team in 2018, she had over two years of experience in urgent care and family practice. From​ ​suturing​ ​a​ ​laceration​ ​to​ ​managing​ ​chest​ ​pains,​ ​she ​truly​ ​enjoys​ ​the​ different ​challenges that​ ​urgent​ ​care​ ​presents and how to solve them.

When she isn’t at work, Alice loves going to concerts and outdoor activities, such as hiking and kayaking.

Brittney Blanchard, PA-C

Occupational Medicine – Physician Assistant

Brittney Blanchard worked as a caregiver for the elderly and children with Down Syndrome for roughly 7 years prior to becoming a PA. Providing care for those in need is her passion and it brings her joy to do so!

She was born and raised in Southern California near the beach cities and moved to Denver for her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at CU Denver. She fell in love with the state! She became a die-hard Broncos fan overnight!

Brittney received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from a top-20 nationally recognized program at the University of Southern California where she graduated from in 2016.

After spending a year working as a PA at Keck Medical Center of USC in Otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery assisting in facial reconstruction and chronic ENT disease, she returned back to Colorado where she always belonged! Brittney has spent the entirety of her career working in occupational medicine and urgent care because she enjoys the acuity of care in this setting. She also enjoys working with employers in getting their employees healthy again!

In her free time, you can find her with friends and family, at a Denver Broncos game, exploring the Denver culinary scene, and spending time outdoors with her new puppy Rouge!

Emily Kuper, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Emily Kuper received her BSN at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis and her FNP and MSN at Maryville University in St. Louis. Before joining the Advanced Urgent Care 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.

Meet our Urgent Care Medical Providers

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine is located in Brighton, Northglenn, and Fort Lupton, Colo. You can check wait times online and reserve your spot in line before you arrive! Our urgent care medical providers look forward to meeting you and serving our communities.