Claire Diamant-Yefet, FNP-BC, MSN, RN, BSN
Claire Diamant-Yefet, owner and nurse practitioner at Health Now, went to college at the University of Colorado where she received a BA in psychology with the plan of pursuing her masters in counseling but then decided she wanted to be able to treat the whole body and went on to get her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at Denver College of Nursing. She started her career as a nurse after moving to Florida for 2 years to be closer to the ocean which she loves! In Florida, she was a pediatric oncology nurse. Her love for kids took her into this realm of nursing. It was definitely a challenge but it was so fulfilling for her to be able to help children and their families as they were fighting for a cure. Claire then went on to become a travel RN and moved to New York to explore the big apple! While in NYC, Claire worked on the general pediatric unit at Weill Cornell Hospital with school aged children as well as babies. Her next contract took her to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, back to her original stomping ground and where she loved to be. “Patients with cancer have a major obstacle and tremendously hard life change put in front of them, they learn to truly appreciate life and you can personally feel that from their energy, its very sad and hard but truly a special field to have grown in. “I have stayed in touch with many of my patients to this day and I see them when I go back to visit with my husband and 18 month old daughter, my husband is from New York!” While working as a nurse for 5 years, Claire received her masters of science degree at Simmons College in Boston where she became a family nurse practitioner, again wanting to be able to treat ailments from head to toe. She returned to Colorado 2.5 years ago to be close to her family again as family is number one in her life, this includes her 6 year old, fluffy Pomeranian, Romeo. She started her career as an FNP at DTC Family Health and after 2 years, was given an amazing opportunity by her family , to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning her own practice as well as practicing as a NP in her own clinic and providing urgent care.
Donald Michael Miller, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN
Donald Michael “Mike" Miller, is a nurse practitioner that brings nearly 3 decades of service to others to his role as nurse practitioner. He has worked as a rehabilitation technician, student nurse and then BSN trained neonatal nurse and rehabilitation nurse before starting his quest to earn his Master of Nursing (MSN) degree from Beth El College of Nursing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since receiving his MSN in 2004, he has had rich experiences that shape his approach to the provision of health care, as well as his area of expertise. Mike pioneered a role as a hospital-based NP at Sky Ridge Medical Center, working as the Spine Practitioner for the renowned spine program. He was instrumental in that program’s early growth. After leaving Sky Ridge Medical center he worked in an orthopedics practice that enabled him to develop expertise in orthopedic issues and allowed him to learn, as well as use procedures and techniques for his primary care patients. He later joined a neurosurgery practice where he specialized in spine issues. To this day he cites spine care as his special area of expertise. He has since worked in urgent care and is experienced in acute care procedures. Due to his urgent care experience, Mike provided treatment modalities not usually provided in primary care offices. Over the past 7 years, Mike has provided primary care at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ HealthCircle Primary care, High Country Healthcare in Frisco, Colorado and more recently Internal Medicine at UCHealth.
Mike tries to take a strong holistic approach to his care for others. He is open to alternative forms of medicine as long as it is consistent with a high-level standard of care.
In his personal life, Mike has family that consists of his wife Julie and 3 daughters. Of his “home team” he has 3 other health care professionals in the family. Wife Julie is an audiologist, daughter Sarah is an anesthesiologist and daughter Emily works in a neurology practice. His daughter Hannah owns a wedding and events planning business.
Mike is an avid outdoorsman and has a passion for skiing and cycling.
Mike advocates for his patients taking ownership of their care and encourages all questions and concerns. Patient success in healing, is directly related to a vested interest by the patient in being healthy.
Johnie Lynn Blum, FNP-BC, MSN
Johnie Lynn Blum MSN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and moved to beautiful Denver, Colorado three years ago. She earned a bachelor's degree of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and MSN Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Illinois. Johnie Blum FNP-BC has extensive experience in pediatrics, family health, pain management and dermatology. Her clinical interests include preventive medicine, hypertension, diabetes management and women’s health. Johnie is passionate about working together with her patients to help them achieve their best whole health – mind, body and spirit.
As a Nurse Practitioner, Johnie enjoys caring for an individual through all stages of their life. She is passionate about preventative medicine. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her children, gardening, and travel.
Sarah Thompson, FNP-BC
Sarah Thompson is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing preventative healthcare to you and your family. A native of Tampa, Florida, Sarah has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida where she concentrated in Family Health Nursing and earned a 4.0 GPA.
While completing her master’s degree, Sarah worked as a Registered Nurse on the Pediatric Float Team at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa. As a member of the float team, she gained experience in a wide variety of pediatric specializations, including pulmonology, cardiology, hematology/oncology, gastroenterology, and neonatal and pediatric intensive care. Most recently, Sarah served as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner providing primary and urgent care to children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly at a family practice clinic in the Tampa area. Sarah has also served as a Nurse Practitioner on several medical mission trips to Haiti with People for Haiti, an organization that helped to provide much-needed medical care to residents of rural Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
Having recently traded sand for snow by moving from Tampa to Denver, Sarah is looking forward to skiing, hiking, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer with her husband and yellow lab, Charley. In her free time, she enjoys staying active, teaching barre classes, and volunteering in local hospitals where Charley is a certified therapy dog.
Matt Silvaggio, MSPT, CFMT, CSCS
You know that saying, “you are what you eat”? In physical therapy it is, “you are how you move”. I specialize in helping people understand why they are in pain, why their body is not moving with ease, and providing solutions for how they can return to what they love doing without pain. My approach to patient care involves a balance of what people want but also what they need. This commences with a proper and thorough evaluation of you as a whole including your goals, needs, complaints and past history. Treatment entails tactful exercise selection to improve the movements and strengths necessary for you to heal and become a stronger you. It will also entail manual therapy including soft tissue and joint manipulation, dry needling, Graston technique, and cupping to name a few. The final ingredient to success is patient education. Research shows that patients achieve their best outcomes when they are intricately engaged in their own healing process.
I love fitness and the arts of movement. A testament to this includes my certification to teach yoga as well as my certification as a strength and conditioning specialist. I have been licensed as a physical therapist since 2003, graduating from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. I am passionate about helping people and I am very committed to doing so. When I am not working, I am outdoors with my wife and son enjoying the Colorado lifestyle.