Tony Euser, D.O.
Eager to make a difference in Brighton’s community, he opened his primary care practice, Platte River Medical Clinic, in January 2006. Dr. Euser realized the patients at his primary care practice didn’t have anywhere to get affordable treatment after hours in the Brighton area, so he opened Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in 2012.
In his free time, Dr. Euser enjoys flying his plane, cycling, and skiing.
James M., 5 stars on Google
“Dr. Euser and his associates are some of the best medical professionals that you can find in the greater Denver metropolitan area. They are so attentive, kind, considerate, caring, and very professional. Five stars all the way for me. I would consider no one else for my medical needs.”
Alice Nguyen, PA-C
When she isn’t at work, Alice loves going to concerts and outdoor activities, such as hiking and kayaking.
Alice Tibbetts, PA-C
When she’s not at the office, Alice enjoys canoeing, hiking, and skiing with her husband. They have two cats.
Amanda Dvorak, PA-C
Amanda has a chocolate lab who loves the mountains and walks. In her spare time, Amanda loves to travel and play intramural sports.
Leslie E., 5 stars on Google
“They were very friendly and I felt like they were very concerned about my son’s well being. I felt like the doctor Amanda Dvorak addressed all of our concerns and helped me to feel at ease with what was going on with our son.”
Audra Dust, PA-C
Lisa C., 5 stars on Google
“This office is very efficient and welcoming. The staff, including Audra Dust, were very welcoming, patient, and empathetic. I highly recommend this team of professionals!”
Briana Vieth, PA-C
Briana received her bachelor of science in applied health sciences from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and she earned her master’s degree is in physician assistant studies from Western University of Health Sciences in California. Prior to becoming a PA-C, Briana worked as a medical assistant at Rady Children’s Hospital and as a physical therapy technician.
Briana and her husband have a sweet, 2-year-old Lab mix named Leo. In her spare time, Briana enjoys snowboarding, playing the piano, trying new restaurants, exploring National Parks, and traveling!
Doug B., 5 stars on Google
“The attending physician (Briana) was awesome and under a big workload. She still was genuinely interested in my well being, nothing but good to say about my experience”
Daniela Fawcett, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner Daniela Fawcett has been in the healthcare field for 18 years. Fresh out of high school, she has held different positions from phone operator, ER admission, and ER secretary to EMT, RN, and now as a family nurse practitioner. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level so she can help them in every aspect of their lives, since everything is tied to one’s overall health.
She earned her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Front Range Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the Metro State University of Denver. She earned her nurse practitioner degree from Regis University.
Daniela enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, and snowboarding.
Elva Saint, NP-C
Elva earned her bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of New Mexico and her master’s in nursing from Colorado State University at Pueblo.
In her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring Colorado, laughing with her kids and husband, running with her dogs, and crocheting to relax.
Jennie Miller, PA-C
Physician Assistant Prior to joining the team at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine, Jennie Miller worked in family practice for 13 years. She started her career in urgent care in 2006. She also worked as an occupational therapist for five years.
Jennie loves being a physician assistant because she can advocate for her patients. She helps them tread through the healthcare process in order to take care of their acute or chronic disease state. She prefers to collaborate with her patients in their care by having them involved in the medical decisions and treatment plan.
Jennie earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University. She attended Red Rocks Community College for her physician assistant degree. She also holds a masters in medical science from Saint Frances University.
When not at the office, Jennie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves to travel, camp, hike, and run. She has a crazy Bichon and three cats.
Kathryn Lindsey, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner Kathryn Lindsey has six years of experience as a registered nurse and two years of experience as a nurse practitioner. She earned her undergraduate degree in health science from the James Madison University in Virginia. Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She then attended Simmons University where she graduated with a master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner.
Kathryn has two little girls – both under the age of 2. She has a dog and two cats. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and swimming.
Kristina Johnson, PA-C
Physician Assistant Kristina Johnson started practicing urgent care medicine in early 2018. Prior to her career in medicine, she worked in meteorology. She decided to change careers while wintering over at the South Pole, Antarctica. During her career transition, Kristina worked as an ER scribe, senior in-home caregiver, medical receptionist, and a dermatology medical assistant. She enjoys meeting and treating patients of all ages.
Kristina earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and she has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.
In her free time, Kristina and her husband love to hit the trail with their spirited Corgi.
Laura McDonough, PA-C
Workers’ Compensation Physician Assistant Laura McDonough spent many years as a physician assistant moving around the country with the opportunity to define what she likes best about the profession and finding ways to help patients. She has found that she genuinely likes people and learning how to make them happier and healthier. She discovered a particular love for orthopedics in her travels, but the nuances of worker’s compensation care is also quite interesting to her.
Laura began her career in medicine as a certified nursing assistant. She also worked as a ward clerk in post-operative recovery and on cardiac floors in hospitals. She was also an EKG tech. After graduating from Rosemont College with Bachelor’s Degrees in psychology and mathematics, a minor in bio-chemistry, and a concentration in education, Laura was unsure if she wanted to go to medical school or get a postgraduate degree in neurobiological psychology.
Luckily, during a career counseling session, Laura learned the term “physician assistant,” and it changed the rest of her life. She used her educational credits and patient contact hours to pursue her dream of becoming a PA by attending DeSales University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies and started her journey of helping those in need.
Laura has a young family that takes up most of her “free time,” but that is just her family’s season of life. Laura and her family love the outdoors, animals, and exploring the different natural wonders around them. They love long hikes, biking, and anything to do with the water. They are committed as a family to do volunteer work and donating to different programs in their communities. They travel frequently with all modes of transport, and love finding little nooks that are off of the well-worn path.
Terrill & Sarah M., 5 stars on Google
“I had the pleasure of meeting super friendly and professional Physician Assistant Laura McDonough who gave me a very thorough exam, explained her findings, and provided a solution. I will be using this office in the future for any urgent care needs.”
Lauren MacDonald, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner Lauren MacDonald worked for over six years as a nurse practitioner in the family practice/primary care setting prior to joining the Advanced Urgent Care team. She also has experience working in urgent care and in workers’ compensation. She has an additional six years of experience as an RN in the emergency department and in family practice/internal medicine. She enjoys the fast-paced environment of urgent care as well as the variety and challenge that it brings. She has a particular passion for fitness and athletics, so she enjoys working with orthopedics/sports-related concerns. She loves her job as a nurse practitioner and is honored to be able to help others with their health in order to live a more healthy and fulfilling life.
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire.
Lauren is a New Hampshire native and she moved to Colorado in the spring of 2020. She loves to travel and explore new places. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spending time at her family’s lake house in Vermont, and visiting her brother and his family in Alaska. She enjoys an active lifestyle and any form of exercise, but her favorites are running, weight lifting, and yoga. She also enjoy hiking and snowboarding. She loves to cook and try new recipes. She loves all kinds of music and going to concerts as well as enjoying a Broadway show or a ballet. She has an adopted kitten named Ella.
Lauren Philmus, PA-C
Physician Assistant Lauren Philmus majored in psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee for her undergraduate degree. She transitioned to the Physician Assistant School at Barry University in Miami, Florida, for her master’s degree. She started her career in medicine in internal medicine working in private practice and hospital medicine. She has experience providing care to patients in skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and in hospice care. She loves seeing patients progress through their ailments and, in most cases, exceed expectations set by themselves and their clinical team.
Lauren was an equestrian when she was younger and it is something she hopes to get back into. Since moving to Colorado, she has taken up hiking with her pup and indulging at local foodie locations. She also loves sitting in her hammock and taking in the priceless views of the mountain range.
Mitch McTavish, PA-C
Mitch graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2013 with a degree in kinesiology. After working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a few years to gain clinical experience, Mitch attended Chatham University for his masters of physician assistant studies. He graduated in 2017.
His hobbies include traveling, hiking, adventuring with his fiancée, running, and sampling local craft breweries. He is a big Buffalo Bills fan! (He’s just not a fan of them breaking his heart every single year.)
Robert B., 5 stars on Google
“… The PA, Mitch, immediately recognized the issues as something potentially critical and sent me to the ER for action. He did not waste time with x-rays or tests, even though most places would have checked if I sprained the ankle or damaged bone or cartilage. In the end his evaluation and knowledge is ending me to the ER may have saved my ankle as I had an infection in the ankle and it only takes a few days to destroy your joint cartilage. I went in thinking it was not that serious and he recognized a potential joint loss issue. So thank you.”
Nikki Zaobidny, PA-C
Physician Assistant Nikki Zaobidny’s interest in urgent care developed over the last two years while she was working at a private practice in Pueblo. She enjoys the variety each day brings, thinking on her feet, and being a listening ear for her patients when they need it most.
Nikki received her physician assistant degree from A.T. Still University in Arizona. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins for her undergraduate studies in health and exercise science. Prior to PA school, she worked as a rehabilitation aide at Medical Center of the Rockies and as a nursing assistant in end-of-life care.
In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, skiing, running, and going on walks with her fiancé and their 2 dogs. They have a Corgi and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She loves to travel and scuba dive- her favorite destination thus far has been Belize. The newest hobby she is trying to take on is golf!
Sarah Kleinschmidt, PA-C
Jessica G., 5 stars on Google
“Sarah K, the PA-C working when I went in, is AMAZING! If everyone in the medical field had her care, compassion, and bedside manner it would make a world of difference in the medical field.”
Sheree Montoya, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner Sheree Montoya has extensive experience in emergency care. She has always wanted to be in healthcare and enjoys taking care of others. She attended Regis University for her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for her master’s degree.
Sheree lives on a 60-acre farm with many animals. She also does professional photography for fun in her free time. She enjoys fly fishing and being outdoors.
Stephen Pope-Rolewski, PA-C
Physician Assistant Stephen Pope-Rolewski joins Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine after working at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City for the last three years in internal medicine. He loves inpatient and outpatient general medicine and he is passionate about connecting with his patients.
Prior to attending PA school, Stephen was an EMT and drove an ambulance in Los Angeles for 2 years. While in New York City, he attended Mercy College and did his rotations.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys hiking, snowboarding, exercising, travelling, and playing video games. He enjoys spending time with his family – especially with his wife and their two cats, Figaro and Severus Snape.
Fred O., 5 stars on Google
“The front desk and Stephen Pope-Rolewski were great. It is and has been the best experience going to a doc that I have had. Very professional, considerate and right to the point for me. That was very appreciated. Thank you for a great visit. If you are sick, this is the place to go!”