Lance’s Work Experience
I graduated pediatrics residency in K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, serving as their chief resident in my final year (June 2007). Then moved to Massachusetts to pursue pediatric rheumatology and immunology. Didn’t like the doom and gloom atmosphere in these chronic diseases so I pocketed that and did general pediatrics. I’ve enjoyed the ride so far, working in Massachusetts and then moving to Colorado. I’ve worked in a bigger practice with 5 providers and learned lessons that have helped us make this practice what it is today.
I’m a very active person. Outside the clinic, I like to hike and camp and just enjoy what nature and this beautiful state have to offer. I play rugby when given the chance and I am also an avid powerlifter. You could say I’m a closet meathead. I’m pretty much lifting at the gym in my spare time. I also have three dogs, who mean the world to me: Spencer, Sabine, and Chalupa Chavez. They help me in the clinic stay sane and happy. They also help some children by allaying their fears and anxiety through puppy licks and kisses in the office.
My Fondest Childhood Memory
Ah, my fondest childhood memory was getting a bike for Christmas and up until now, I can still smell and feel the rubber tires and steel frame when I went to bed with my new bike that night. Haha!
What Makes Me Smile
Something that makes me smile is seeing the children recognize us, and be excited in the clinic. Handing out surprise presents during Christmas is also a good happy trigger for me.