Let me start by saying I absolutely LOVE what I do! As a family physician, my scope of practice encompasses the full spectrum of life from birth to the Golden years, including women's health, psychiatry, general internal medicine and procedures. My medical training as a DO was heavily based on the osteopathic principle of the holistic approach, taking into consideration the intricate connection between the mind, body and soul of a human being. I personally have a rather interactive approach to my medical decision making process with my patients and often times I ask them directly what they would like to do, not do, or what they think we should do. Together with my medical knowledge and experience in collaboration with your perspective, we will both take part in the responsibility of your health. I will always choose what I believe is good medicine in the best interest of my patients. Finally, I am a firm believer that there is always something to learn from each and every one of my patients no matter what their age, gender, walk of life, spiritual or political beliefs, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. I am very passionate about providing high quality patient care tailored to each individual. I am humbled and honored to assist you in your journey towards healing and well-being.
Born and raised in Paris, France, from a Berber-Kabyle father and an Irish-American mother, I spent the majority of my early life traveling back and forth between Europe and the States. I was mainly educated in the French system and ultimately attended college at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris and University College Cork, Ireland where I studied literature and social sciences. Following graduation I worked as an English teacher for 3 years in Paris. However, deep down inside my true calling had always been medicine and so in 2003, I flew back to the US on a one-way ticket, with a back pack, one thousand dollars and a dream of becoming a physician. My medical journey began at the University of Pennsylvania where I completed my Post-Baccalaureat Premedical program. During that time I discovered osteopathy and decided to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. From there, I completed my residency in Family Medicine at Largo Medical Center, Florida.
I strive to achieve balance in my life through exercise, meditation, and creativity (art work, dance, music, interior design). I am an adventurer at heart, I love discovering new places and people. As of most recently, I am also an aspiring beachaholic! Spending precious family time with my 2 small boys and my amazing family and friends in the US, Europe, Algeria is a top priority in my life. I also have interests in life coaching, aesthetic procedures, and medical mission work both abroad and within our own communities .
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.
Darla Pearce, FNP-C, MSN, RN, BSN
As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner currently practicing in the South Denver area, I am here to work with individuals & families to ‘Live Life’ to the fullest, in the midst of their health challenges. My background includes over 33 years in nursing, with a comprehensive knowledge base in a variety of fields of medicine. Some of my most unique and challenging professional experiences have occurred in West Yellowstone, Montana, providing primary care services for my own small town, and a front-line provider provider for a large seasonal influx of tourists who visited Yellowstone National Park and the Tetons because of our pristine wilderness setting. Patients who would unexpectedly tangle with bison, white water rafting accidents, snow-machines or other recreational mishaps while vacationing. Immediately after graduating from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley in 2002, I started serving West Yellowstone, and then in 2011 moved to Eaton, Colorado to serve the farmers and oil men in northern Colorado. Now after 17 years of experience in Family Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, and Emergent care, I am in south Denver, with a goal of serving as a “Country Doc in the City”, for Health Now Family Practice + Walk In. I look forward to meeting you, and helping you toward your health goals.
Giulia Brighi Donato, FNP-C, MSN, RN, BSN
Giulia Brighi Donato is a nurse practitioner at Health Now. Giulia grew up in Northern Italy and moved after high school to the States to attend college. She initially attended college in Phoenix Arizona where she met her husband and later transferred to Northern California to follow his career. Giulia worked as care manager while finishing her bachelor’s in science of Nursing and then started her RN career as an acute care Dialysis nurse. She later transition into pediatric oncology at Children Hospital of Oakland where she found her deepest satisfaction in life was from caring for her patients. Giulia loved children and caring for her oncology children was a real passion. As many children from the oncology floor went on to have healthy lives not all of them were so fortunate, knowing there was a better option for some children than spend the remaining time of their life in a neutropenic floor in a hospital, Giulia became a strong supporter of George Mark’s Children House, a house for terminally hill children where she worked in her spare time between Children Hospital of Oakland while finishing her master degree.
Giulia and her husband had visited Denver many times in the 9 years they lived in California and loved it every time a little more. They believed there was no better place where to raise their growing family and they were excited when an opportunity with her husband came to move to the Denver area. After moving with their 9 years old boy, 8 years old boy and 2 years old daughter they built a house and adopted a Boxer puppy.
During her Family Practitioner education, she enjoyed working with all different age groups focusing primarily in family practice and internal medicine. Giulia started her FNP career in Denver where she initially worked in a local urgent care.
Emily Burgess, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, MSN, RN, BSN
I moved to Colorado in 1997 and have always thought that bad luck is what brought me here, but good luck is what has kept me here for over 20 years. I married Tom, my husband in 2001. Nursing chose me later in life after many years of life experience. I started at Metropolitan University to get some pre-requisites taken and decided that having a child in between nursing school and finishing up my pre-requisites was a great idea. I went to nursing school at Denver College of Nursing and graduated in 2007 when my daughter was 3 years old.
I started my nursing career on an Orthopedic unit and became a Pain Resource Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO. My son was born after I had been a nurse for 2 years. I had the great pleasure of also working as an Acute Pain Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital helping those patients with acute and acute on chronic pain post operatively. It was during this experience that I had the fortune of working with a Nurse Practitioner who I idolized and wanted to be like. This is when I decided that I wanted to become a Nurse Practitioner too. While I was in FNP school at Regis University, I worked as a Telemetry nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and Littleton Adventist Hospital. I graduated from Regis University in 2015 and began working for Critical Care and Pulmonary Consultants as a Hospitalist. I love learning and decided to return to school again to work on my Post-Master’s degree as an Acute Nurse Practitioner. I graduated from University of Pennsylvania with my Adult/Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner in 2018.
Many of my life and work experiences will strengthen my ability to form strong patient-provider relationships. I am very excited to join this team of Nurse Practitioners at Health Now Family Practice. I believe collaboration, evidenced based practice, and engagement in health literacy will guide my practice so each of my patients will feel as though they are getting the best possible care. I look forward to meeting you!
Rebecca Fowler, PT, DPT
Hello! I have been working in the field of physical therapy for more than 15 years, growing my practice as a “general” PT provider. I graduated from Northeastern University with my Master’s Degree in 2004, and while working in the field, continued on to complete my Doctorate degree in 2006. Since beginning my career, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient, hospital/ rehab, home health and as an educator. I also have experience working with patients across the lifespan from infancy through older adulthood (and everything in between), treating a wide range of conditions and diagnoses including musculoskeletal, neurological, pediatric and medically complex. Each of these unique opportunities has given me the knowledge and skills to help clients through all aspects of the rehab process. I believe in active collaboration and using evidence-based practice to provide a comprehensive treatment approach through hands-on interventions, exercise prescription, education and mind-body techniques to best achieve rehab goals. When not working, I enjoy skiing, hiking, Yoga and spending time with my family, friends and 3 children. As both a mother and a clinician, I understand the importance of work life balance and getting back to the things you enjoy most. I am excited to join the Health Now Family Practice team and look forward to meeting you!
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