IF YOU ARE SUFFERING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
Dr. Johns believes that mental health is just as important as physical health. She understands that people are complex beings, and therefore their health is complex. She is acutely aware of the enhanced difficulties brought on by multiple micro-trauma stressors, that are the result of a “First-Responder”, career. She values a close working relationship with her patients to create a safe and very confidential environment to assist them in making the best decision for their long term health goals.
Dr. Johns has a passion for raising Guide Dogs for the Blind and has raised over 10 of them, usually has one around to greet the patients.
Stacie is not your typical Doctor and you can see why First Responder Trauma Counselors is excited to have created this Medical Advisor alliance with her and Associates in Family Medicine. Dr. Johns works out of the CSU Health Center Branch.
Dr. Johns is a FRTC 40 hour, National Peer Support Academy graduate. First Responder Trauma Counselors is proud to provide our NOCO system another truly Culturally Competent resource.
Dr. Shelley Moore grew up in Houston Texas. She attended and graduated medical school at the University of Texas at San Antonio and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Moore practiced Emergency Medicine for over 10 years in Austin, Texas prior to moving with her family to Colorado.
As a wife, mother and avid athlete and a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, Dr. Moore, appreciates the value of providing the best care possible to speed along recovery time and getting our First Responders back to full duty, Stronger and Smarter. Dr. Moore is not only one of FRTC's valued Culturally Competent Health Care Providers, Dr. Moore is First Responder Trauma Counselors "Medical Control", for our vital 24 hour ARMOR Overwatch Team Program.
Dr. Moore is a FRTC 40 hour, National Peer Support Academy graduate. First Responder Trauma Counselors is proud to provide our NOCO system another truly Culturally Competent resource.
Dr. Lloyd Blackler's desire to practice medicine brought him to Denver Colorado, to complete his Emergency Physician rotation after completing medical school at the University of South Dakota. It was there that he met his wife, Jenny, who was also pursuing a career in health care as a physician assistant. The two were married in 2009.
After a three-years of completing his residency in Idaho—followed by four years of service in the United States Air Force, where Dr. Blackler served as a, US Military Doctor at both Military and civilian hospitals worldwide.
Dr. Blackler, believes that First Responders are, "his people" and is excited to be a go-to medical resource both in their health and crisis. His philosophy is that health care is NOT sick care, he wants to help First Responders and their families take control of their health and optimize their performance with the goal of reaching maximum functional potential. This goes beyond understanding disease and treating illness. He enjoys helping his patients become as healthy as possible!
Dr. Blackler, is one of our incredible in-office 911 Medical Care Team Physicians and member of our ARMOR Overwatch Team. He is a FRTC 40 hour, National Peer Support Academy graduate. First Responder Trauma Counselors, is proud to provide our FRTC Members with another Truly, "Culturally Competent", resource of our 911 Medical Care Team.
Jen Leimbach, LCSW, is a Medical Social Worker and works from a Strengths- Based Perspective as part of FRTC’s, 911 Medical Care Team.
As a graduate of Arizona State University, Jen worked as a Co-Responder alongside Firefighters, Law Enforcement and EMS, to assist them in mitigating Behavioral Health and life-systems issues within the general public and eventually rotated to work in the Hospital based Emergency Room as a Crisis Counselor. She continued that work in the ER for several years and transitioned into Primary Medical/Urgent Care as a Medical Advocate Social Worker.
Jennifer advocates for and assists our member First Responder patients and their families, to maneuver the sometimes-complicated medical systems and when necessary; interfaces with our First Responder Trauma Counselor Clinicians to assure that we achieve optimum efficacy of our Behavioral Health-Medical Care
Jen is a graduate of First Responder Trauma Counselors’ 40 Hour National Peer Support Academy, and a valued, “Culturally Competent”, member of FRTC’s 911 Medical Care Team.
Rob began his career in healthcare started in Chicago where he completed his EMT training at Weiss Memorial Hospital before going to work on Chicago’s Southside for a Private Ambulance company while waiting for the next exam to open for the Chicago Fire Department.
Unfortunately, at that time the next exam was five years off so, (lucky for NOCO First Responders), he opted to go back to school and become a Registered Nurse at Northern Kentucky University. After earning his RN license, he went to work on a Pediatric Mental Health Inpatient Unit for preteens with behavioral issues secondary to severe trauma. Disturbed by the over reliance on medications to treat mental health issues he returned to school at Eastern Kentucky University to become a Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) to have a greater say in how those he serves are treated.
Rob understands the sacrifice of a First Responder as he has been there and done that. He states that, "the First Response career requires you to be at your best when others are at their worst. The difficulty of spending all shift dealing with atrocities and then trying to leave them at the door when you get home. Of working nights, weekends, holidays; missing birthdays, children sports games, and anniversaries."
Rob has made sure that getting assistance is not just another burden on the First Responder and their family by offering telehealth, weekend, and evening appointments; and can often get you in for an appointment within 24 hours.
First Responder Trauma Counselors is proud to have Rob as one of our own additional vital links in FRTC's Culturally Competent Practitioners for our member agencies.
Dr. Chris Miller is a 2000 Graduate from the Southern California University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Chiropractic, who has been in practice in since graduation. Since his graduation he had focused his practice on a deep seated care of others, and his Chiropractic represents that mission. He has been in practice in Wellington Colorado and he employs the practice model of small town, "personal Service" and that is why Dr. Miller is a favorite of many First Responders. His model is people over large practice models.
Dr. Miller's goal is to assist his patients to succeed and enjoy a work-life balance without the discomfort of neck , back and hip issues that arise with the demands of work and stress that the first responders professions create. Just as much as the 911 workers are there for us in our time of need, Dr. Miller says he will be there for them by providing quick 911 treatments to get the responder quickly, safely and inexpensively back to their jobs of being there for the communities they serve.
Dr. Chris knows that Chiropractic work, has its place in the health care continuum and knows when to advise that advanced medical interventions may be required. No appointments needed, (anytime they are needed), no contracts, no x-rays, no long term drawn out perpetual treatment plans, no insurance and no sticker shock. Just a small town Chiropractic practice with personal care on demand when you need and as required.
To reach Dr. Miller:
Wellington Family Chiropractic,
4012 Cleveland Avenue #3 Wellington, CO 80549
First Responder Trauma Counselors is happy to add Dr. Miller as one of our valued Health Care professionals.
Susan is a retired police officer since May 2016. With over 14 full time years on duty, she started her career with Aurora Colorado Police Dept, and after several years of looking for a more rural, and emotionally healthier living environment, she moved to Montana, joined and eventually retired from a small department in Montana.
As a law enforcement officer, Susan was confronted with the stresses we all face as First Responders. Between the stress of life and not knowing the best nutritional fuel for her body, her career-life-balance took its toll on her both physically and mentally. When she discovered what a difference lifestyle choices and foods made for her, Susan had an ultimate desire to help others going through the same journey.
Susan began a mission to create health coaching full-time with her own practice in May 2016. After several years of training mentorships and continuing education she opened her practice as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. As Susan states, "I wanted to optimize my clients health, so I brought Epigenetics into my coaching in 2019. I am a Level 2 Certified Apeiron Performance Epigenetic Coach, and an Endorsed (Certified) ph360 Coach.
It's about creating "ultimate flow: "Doing the things you're designed to do at the times you're designed to do them."
Susan's dream is to help First Responders be proactive with their lives and health; put themselves first, because when we are optimal, we are able to be fully present in all areas of our life. Work performance, personal relationships, overall health, and stress management improve. First Responders should be thriving, not just surviving!
First Responder Trauma Counselors is proud to work with another truly, Culturally Competent", Provider.
In 1997 Kimberley received her BA in sociology with an emphasis in social work. She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree 2008 from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California.
In 2008 Kimberley became certified as a diplomate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and she obtained her Colorado license to practice acupuncture in January 2009.
Kimberley is currently the Past President of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. She believes in not only helping the individual but staying involved and contributing to the AOM community-at-large.
Kimberley, accepts most insurance programs in her practice, and is very excited to work with FRTC and our First Responders and their families.
Tiffany is the Asst. Director of the Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory, Director of Heart Disease Prevention Program and Management of Teaching and Outreach Programs at Colorado State University, (CSU). The HDPP includes the First Responder Testing Programs and the Cardiac One Risk Evaluation (CORE). Her experience includes over 20 years in exercise physiology focusing on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment, prevention and treatment for CVD.
She has been working with Colorado firefighters and emergency personnel for nearly 20 years and has been involved in physiological testing for over 2,000 of them. Projects include cardiovascular disease risk assessment, lifestyle modification, temperature regulation, cooling mechanisms using adjunct cooling tools, novel medical devices, noise exposure and performance. As an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses encompassing health, wellness, aging, chronic disease, electrocardiography and exercise testing and prescription.
Prior to coming to Colorado State University, Ms. Lipsey was the Director of the Faculty/Staff Wellness Program for Towson University and Saint Joseph Medical Center and the Assistant Director of LIFEWORx Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She also taught courses in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University. In addition, with over 7 years of experience in EMS at Western Albemarle Rescue Squad and Owings Mills Fire Department, Tiffany is another “Culturally Competent”, Clinician that FRTC is excited to have on our team.
As a graduate of First Responder Trauma Counselors’ 40 Hour National Peer Support Academy, Tiffany is a valuable member of FRTC’s Medical Care “911Overwatch” Team, providing our area first responders with another layer of “Culturally Competent”, health and safety for FRTC’s 911 Medical Care Team
Medical Doctors and Nurse Practitioner staff operate under the ARMOR (All, Responder, Mobile, Operational Response) team. ONLY available to member agencies.