Justin Burtz, MPAS, PA-C
Justin grew up in Winner, SD. He attended college at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD where he studied Athletic Training as a Richard Miller Leader of Tomorrow. He went on to the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD to complete his PA training and subsequently moved to Nebraska where he began practicing in general surgery. In 2004 Justin began his Master of PA Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to becoming a PA, Justin worked as an EMT, a student athletic trainer and a park ranger. Today, Justin works primarily with Dr. Hugate on the complex orthopedic surgery team. In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking, camping, playing with his dog and going to sporting events.
Rebecca Grosh, PA
Becky grew up in Broomfield, CO and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado. She went on to PA school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL where she graduated l in 2014. In her time there she completed five surgical rotations – three of which were in Orthopedics and two were at Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. Becky works with the joint replacement doctors at Panorama, specifically Dr. Lammens and Dr. Peace. When she is not working, Becky enjoys tennis and golf, wind surfing, being outdoors or in the mountains. She is big sports fan and especially likes college football.
Dean Levesque, PA
Prior to attending school to become a physician assistant, Dean was an athletic trainer for three years. He went on to attend Northeastern University in Boston to receive his MS as a Physician Assistant in 2014. He has been working as a physician assistant in orthopedics ever since.
Abby Price, PA
Abby grew up in Rhinelander, WI. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. After graduation she moved to Colorado and began working at Panorama Orthopedics as a clinical liaison and eventually as an orthopedic technologist. She then went on to attend her Physician Assistant program at Red Rocks Community College and jointly completed her Masters of Medical Science degree through St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. She primarily works with Dr. Schneider on the Sports Medicine and Total Joint Teams.
Outside of work, Abby enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, yoga and swimming.
Sarah Sheets, PA at OrthoColorado Hospital
Sarah was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Littleton, CO. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, aslo at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. She worked for 3 years at Harbor-UCLA in Orthopedic Trauma in Los Angeles, prior to moving back to Colorado to join Panorama. Sarah has also spent time in Peru on a medical mission plans to continue annual medical mission trips to Peru. Sarah is a mother of two young childen enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves spending time outdoors hiking 14ers, biking and participating in Triathlons. Sarah is a physician assistant at OrthoColorado Hospital where she cares for patient who have undergone surgery there.
Catherine Ramirez, PA at OrthoColorado Hospital
Cathy is originally from Maryland. She graduated college with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Mount St Mary’s university in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1998. From there, she went on to attend PA school at Anne Arundel college in Annapolis, MD where she practiced Emergency Medicine for 4 years. Following that, she moved to San Diego, CA and lived there for 7 years working at various trauma facilities in Emergency medicine. In 2012 she moved to Colorado with her husband and two daughters. Cathy joined began working with Panorama Orthopedics where she is at OrthoColorado Hospital working primarily with the post operative joint and spine patients. When Cathy is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, running, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, and participating in just about any active outdoor activities.
Chelsea Bruening, PA
Chelsea grew up in Carroll, Iowa. She attended Simpson College for undergraduate school and Des Moines University for graduate school where she earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Before moving to Colorado, Chelsea worked on the orthopedic trauma at both Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. When she’s not working, Chelsea loves traveling, hiking, playing and watching sports, and cheering for her favorite team, the Iowa State Cyclones!
Patton Watkins, PA
Patton Watkins grew up in Chattanooga Tennessee and went to undergrad at Tufts University just north of Boston, where in addition to earning a degree in Biopsychology, he was a four-year starting goalie for the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team. In 2014 his team won a national championship. Following undergraduate school, he went to PA school at South College in Knoxville, TN.
Patton became a PA to make a difference in his community. As an athlete, he sustained numerous injuries throughout his career. Sometimes those injuries kept him off the field. He knows just how frustrating it is to be sidelined by physical ailments. Therefore, he is passionate about correcting these physical ailments in patients so that they can get back in the game and get back to an active lifestyle unhindered by discomfort or injury.
Now that Patton is in Colorado he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Allison, and their dog, The Dude. During free time the three of them can be found rock climbing, backpacking, and exploring the Colorado wilderness.