Provident Adult and Senior Health
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    Leah Cooper, M.D. expand

    Specialty: Family Medicine
    Clinic Location: Denver South

    Patient Care Philosophy:

    I strive to practice evidence-based medicine tempered with experience and with consideration for everyone's unique situation. I aim to communicate clearly and to work with each person to achieve goals and determine a course of action or treatment. I try to understand where each person is coming from and find practical solutions to problems.

    Dr. Cooper grew up in Littleton, Colorado and graduated from Littleton High School in 1982. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1986, she joined the US Peace Corps and served in Gabon, Africa. Upon returning home, she attended medical school at the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center and then did her residency in Family Medicine in Grand Junction, Colorado, graduating in 1996. She worked in La Junta, Colorado for a few years before moving back to the Denver area in 2000.

    She enjoys bicycling, running, and swimming for exercise. She loves gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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    Richard Jolly, D.O. expand

    Specialty: Family Practice
    Clinic Location: Denver South

    Patient Care Philosophy:

    The physician's primary job is to provide recommendations regarding health. The physician also has the obligation to inform the patient of the information needed in order for the patient to be able to make an educated decision on care.

    Dr. Richard Jolly is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981. Dr. Jolly did his family practice residency through the Rocky Mountain Hospital in Denver and was in a solo practice beginning in 1983 prior to joining Provident as of July of 2007.

    Dr. Jolly has been married to his wife Carol for 36 years and has 2 children and one grandchild. He enjoys time with family and tending to his vegetable garden and roses.

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    Leslie Reitman, M.D. expand

    Specialty: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
    Clinic Location: Denver South

    Dr. Reitman received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine and relocated to Denver to complete his Residency Program at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital. He became certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1982 and added a second certification in Geriatric Medicine in 1994. Dr. Reitman joined the Provident Healthcare Team in December of 2014 and is excited to work exclusively with our senior patients and ensure a continuity of care for each patient.

    Dr. Reitman enjoys running, working with old cars, especially Studebakers, and spending time with his family.

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    Carlos Vera, M.D. expand

    Specialty: Family Medicine
    Clinic Location: Denver North

    Patient Care Philosophy:

    I strive to give respect to all of those who walk through our doors. I try to provide the best medicine and medical advice for all of our patients. I work with patients so they understand where they are and what they can do with their medical conditions when they arise. I also try and become a partner with patients rather than an overseer. I like caring for people. I want to be my best for my patients and myself.

    Dr. Vera trained in Medical School at Michigan State University -College of Human Medicine. Initially, after graduation, he worked in rural Nebraska, and then went on to teach in a local residency here in Colorado. In 2005, he started a medical clinic in Northglenn, but was unable to sustain it through the global and financial changes of 2009. He has worked in various clinics since and is now happy to land at Provident Healthcare whose visions of healthcare for people align with his own. Dr. Vera’s Faith is what pushes him to try and be his best for people. Through Provident Healthcare Dr. Vera plans to continue to strive and help people with their health needs especially in these "seasons" of healthcare changes.

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    Michael McCleery, MMS, PA-C expand

    Clinic Location: Denver South

    Patient Care Philosophy:

    Healthcare is not a dictatorship, but rather a partnership. It is important to explain the problem in terms that the patient can fully understand or the patient is not actively a participant in their healthcare.

    Michael is a Certified Physician Assistant and a member of the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants. He received his Masters in Medical Science from St Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania in 2002. That same year he also completed the Physician Assistant Program at Red Rocks Community College. He has been with Provident since January 2006.

    Michael has been married to his high school sweetheart for over 30 years and has 2 children. He is a former bronco busting rodeo rider and continues to actively participate at the National Western Rodeo. He enjoys football, golf, raising Koi fish, scuba diving, painting and playing the guitar and banjo.

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    Kris Galatas, PA-C expand

    Clinic Location: Denver South

    Patient Care Philosophy:

    As a healthcare provider I believe every person deserves up to date comprehensive medical care delivered with efficient and effective communication between the patient and provider. As a partner in your health care I strive to achieve the best possible outcome. " There is no greater wealth than health" author unknown.

    Kris started her medical career in 1975 as a registered nurse graduating with her BSN in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. Becoming an advanced care practitioner was always a goal. That goal was achieved when Chris completed her physician assistant program at the University of North Dakota in the year 2000. Kris is a certified physician assistant and is a member of the National Commission of Certified Physician's Assistants.

    Kris has been active providing adult Family Practice care in Nebraska and Colorado.

    Kris enjoys off roading in the mountains, camping, International travel, gardening and visiting the family farm in Nebraska. Activity is the spice of life!