Welcome Callie Page, PA-C!
Callie is so excited to be joining Arvada Pediatrics! She was born and raised in Texas and received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 2014. Callie moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program and graduated in 2018. She believes it is truly a privilege to care for children. She looks forward to helping patients and their families foster a healthy environment to grow and thrive in. When not working, Callie enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their dog!
We welcome Renee Prai, LCSW, MSW, and Jesse Saffold, LCSW, MSW to our office!
Renee and Jesse are licensed clinical social workers who are employed by Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH). Renee is currently onsite at Broomfield office and Jesse is onsite at our Arvada office to provide behavioral health assessments, diagnosis and treatment to our patients when referred by one of our providers.
From Renee: "I am a Colorado native who received my Master's degree at the University of Denver in 2002. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I have worked in schools as an intervention specialist and a counselor. I have worked in several hospitals in the metro area as a medical social worker. In private practice I specialize in trauma. I am also a certified addictions counselor level II (CAC II) and I am trained in EMDR level II. I am very excited to join the Arvada Pediatrics team. I look forward to working with the patients and families to provide support."
From Jesse: I was born in Ohio, but lived all over the United States before I even entered middle school. My parents, siblings, and I moved to Northern California at that time, and I lived there until last year when my wife and two kids landed in Colorado after a three month cross country road trip. We are so happy to be in this beautiful place. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from San Francisco State University in 2011. I have worked with kids and families since I was 15. My first job was at the Boys and Girls Club. Since then, I have worked in adolescent residential treatment as a counselor, as a counselor in middle schools and high schools, and most recently as a social worker in county child welfare. I am passionate about helping children and families work through any and all issues that they are facing and I bring an open, caring, and nonjudgmental approach to the work. I feel honored to join the Arvada Pediatrics team and look forward to helping support youth and families."
Flu News for 2018-19 Season
Flu vaccine is currently available for all of our patients. For this flu season, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) have issued the recommendation that children under the age of 18 years receive only injectable flu vaccine ("flu shot") again for this flu season (not FluMist). Arvada Pediatrics, the CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics continue to recommend flu vaccine for all children and their caregivers.