LPMC welcomes Dr. Karen Koto

It is with sadness that Littleton Pediatrics would like to inform our patients that, due to personal matters, Dr. Stacy Ostapko has made the difficult decision to leave Littleton Pediatrics and move out of state in order to be closer to her family. Dr. Ostapko has been honored to care for her patients and their families and we wish her all the best on her future endeavors.

We are also excited to announce that Dr. Karen Koto will be joining the practice in late August. Dr. Koto was born and raised in Denver, graduated from medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, and has been practicing in Grant Pass, Oregon. She, her husband, and two daughters decided to relocate to Colorado to be closer to her family. Dr. Koto is excited to join our practice and we are confident she will provide the same compassionate, quality healthcare our practice strives to provide for your family.

Breaking News-Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) including updated COVID vaccine information

Updated on 11/17/2021


COVID-19 Vaccine is only being administered at our Highlands Ranch office:  

We currently have a limited supply of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for five years of age and older for our established patients.  Visits for the vaccine will not be included with any other type of doctor or vaccine visit.  Before calling to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, if you have any questions, please schedule an in person or telehealth visit with your provider. Please see the following information before  your appointment:  



CONSENT FORM Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Screening Form:  https://www.clinica.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CDPHE-Consent.pdf

WHAT TO EXPECT after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/pdfs/321466-A_FS_What_Expect_COVID-19_Vax_Final_12.13.20.pdf 

Our state of Colorado "safer at home" order for COVID-19 exempts outpatient doctor offices and permits and encourages patients to seek medical care for anything you consider important, including routine checkups/physicial; furthermore, getting your medical care at your medical home (ie. our office) keeps people out of the hospitals, which are experiencing the stress of COVID-19.  We are following the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (AAP) recommendations by:  modifying our operations to keep well and sick patients separate, having separate exam rooms for well and sick patients, utilizing Telehealth when appropriate, and  performing limited COVID-19 testing in our offices.  All physicals are important and should be kept on schedule to help prevent vaccine-preventable diseases We agree with the AAP and encourage families to keep their children current on their routine physical/vaccine schedules.  Anything you consider important for your child's continued good health is important to us and we are able to accommodate you at this time!

Given the current concerns with COVID 19, and in order to better care for your child, we ask that you please inform us before you come to our offices if you have concerns that your child was exposed to, or may have COVID 19, or direct exposure to someone with the disease. 

Our goal is to provide patients and their parents with the lowest risk of exposure to COVID 19 in our offices.  We therefore are providing phone triage and further direction as needed for patients who have either been exposed or may have been exposed to COVID 19.  Furthermore, to retain the confidence and maintain the safety of our patients, and by enacting recommendations of the CDC and our state and local health departments, each office, in slightly different ways, are keeping well and non-sick patients separate from sick patients.  At our Highlands Ranch office, this means a separate entrance and waiting areas for our well check and other non-sick patients, and our main waiting room for sick patients.  At our Ken Caryl office, this means dividing the day between well and non-sick visits in the morning and sick in the afternoon.  Masks are given in the waiting room for patients with respiratory conditions, and rooms are segregated by location and/or time of day between well and sick patients, with frequent cleaning of surfaces.  Please call before your scheduled visit if you have any other questions or need further explanation.  We are here to serve!



Flu Shots

We have received our preservative-free injectable flu vaccine for those eligible patients ages 6 months and older for the 2021-2022 flu season at both our Highlands Ranch and Ken Caryl offices.  PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICES TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE FLU VACCINE AS SAFETY RESTRICTIONS PREVENT US FROM ALLOWING WALK-IN FLU SHOT ADMINISTRATION.  ALSO, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE WELL BEFORE SCHEDULING YOUR FLU SHOT.  Both the CDC and the AAP emphasize the importance of receiving a flu vaccine for the upcoming 2021-2022 season to keep as many people out of the hospitals as possible. Thank you!