Breaking News-Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Updated on 03/21/2020

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.  Our staff have special N-95 masks to protect themselves from getting sick so we can continue to provide care.  Regular masks have been shown to help prevent the spread of germs from the sick patient; N-95 masks do that plus offer protection to the wearer.  Please call before your scheduled visit if you have any other questions or need further explanation.  We are here to serve!

Flu Shots

We now have the preservative-free injectable flu vaccine for those eligible patients ages 6 months and older for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 season to keep as many people out of the hospitals as possible. Thank you!

Welcome Nicole Stutzman, MD

Littleton Pediatric Medical Center is excited to announce the addition of Nicole Stutzman, M.D. to our group this summer upon the retirement of Richard Rosenbaum, M.D. from our group.  Dr. Stutzman is a native of Colorado.  She attended the University of Colorado for medical school.  She is currently completing her pediatric residency with a concentration in primary care in Philadelphia at St. Christopher's Hospital.  Dr. Stutzman and her husband, who is also a Colorado native, are excited to return to Colorado!


Welcome Stacy Ostapko, MD

Littleton Pediatric Medical Center is excited to announce the addition of Stacy Ostapko, M.D. to our group this fall.  Dr. Ostapko is a native of New York.  She attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for her MD degree.  She  completed her pediatric internship and residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School Children's Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.  She has been in private pediatric practice in the south suburbs of Denver for over three years.  Dr. Ostapko, her husband, and two children love all that the Colorado outdoors has to offer!