Providers

Meet our Medical and Mental Health Providers 

 The Health Center at Auraria is staffed by highly trained medical personnel dedicated to the well-being and success of students and campus colleagues. We are committed to providing inclusive and supportive care for each person we serve.  

Our medical and mental health practitioners offer a wide range of services to address medical and mental health concerns. They are trained to address health concerns professionally and confidentially.  

The professional staff includes physicians, psychiatrists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, medical support staff and allied health professionals.  


 

Justin Hauxwell, MD 

Psychiatrist / Family Doctor 

Education/Training: 

Board Certified Psychiatry

  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Dual Residency in Family Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati
  • Medical Doctorate, Kansas University School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts in English; Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry; University of Kansas 

Professional Interests

General Psychiatry

  • General Family Medicine
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (also called Social Phobia)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Celiac Disease
  • Sexual Health and Sexual Dysfunction
  • Care of LGBTQ individuals
  • Transgender care; evaluation for, and prescribing of, gender-affirming hormones
  • Transcultural Medicine

  

Elle Heeg-Miller, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education/Training: 

  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Case Western Reserve University, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Case Western Reserve University, Master of Nursing.
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Psychology.

Professional Interests:    

  • Women’s Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Dermatology

 

Linda Hilliker, PMHCNS-BC 

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with Prescriptive authority 

Education/Training:  

  • ANCC certified Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist,  Adults
  • Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Primary Therapy and Consult Liaison Nursing,  1988, University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • Post Master’s in Primary Care of Adults,  1996, University of Rochester, Rochester NY
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture,  MarylandUniversity of Integrative Health (formerly, TAI / SOPHIA Institute—Traditional Acupuncture Institute / School of Philosophy and Healing in Action),  2003, Laurel, Maryland  

Professional Interests:    

  • General Psychiatry
  • Healing Trauma
  • Integrated Health and Integrative Psychiatry
  • Campus safety

 

 Alyssa LaBate, PMHNP-BC 

 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  

 Education/Training   

  • Board Certified Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado at Anschutz, Aurora, CO 

Professional Interests  

  • General adult psychiatry 
  • Mood disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

 

Keri Lemmond, MD  

Psychiatrist 

Education/Training:  

  • Board Certified in Psychiatry 
  • Residency:  Brown University 
  • Doctor of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center 

Professional Interests:  

  • General Psychiatry (providing medication management and supportive therapy)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders 

 

Richard Miccio, LCSW  

Clinical Outreach Specialist  

Education/Training:   

  • Masters in Social Work: Children, Youth, Women & Families; California State University, Los Angeles
  • Trauma
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Systems-level issues impacting individuals and families 

 

Hang Nguyen, PA-C  

Physican Assistant 

Education / Training:  

  • MS, Western University Health Sciences Center, Physician Assistant Studies, Pomona, CA
  • BS, University of Colorado at Denver, Biology Major, Psychology Minor, Denver, CO
  • Board Certified Physician Assistant since 2006 

Professional Interests:  

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Travel Health
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology / Electrophysiology 

 

Joshua D Pasley, PA-C  

Physican Assistant   

Education/Training:    

  • Board Certified Physician Assistant, Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program, Lakewood, CO
  • Master of Medical Science, Saint Francis University, Loretta, PA 

Professional Interests:  

  • College Medicine
  • Dermatology 
  • Infectious Disease
  • Currently practicing in Primary Care

  

Berkin Ulgen, MD  

Sports Medicine/Family Medicine Physician  

Education / Training:  

  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Family Medicine Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 

Professional Interests:  

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Concussion care
  • Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections
  • Chronic medical conditions 

 

Anna-Lisa Wick, PMHNP-BC  

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

Education/Training:  

  • Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science, Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus   

Professional Interests:  

  • General Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Medication Management in the treatment of Addiction, Bipolar Mood Disorder and Generalized Anxiety

  

Tamara Wristen, PA-C  

Supervisor of Clinical Operations  

Education/Training:  

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine – NCCPA
  • Child Health Associate Physician Assistant Master’s Program – University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Bachelor of Science – Adams State University, Alamosa, CO 

Professional Interests:  

  • Dermatology
  • Women’s Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Primary Care 

 

Ruben Zorrilla, MD  

Medical Director  

Education/Training:   

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Fellowship in rural and underserved medicine at Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, WA
  • Family medicine residency at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
  • Medical school: University of Illinois College of medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL 

Professional Interests:  

  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health
  • Urgent Care 

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