About Elizabeth Helgans
Elizabeth is originally from Denver but has lived in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland and New York over the years. Her love for Colorado kept drawing her back to her home state and she permanently relocated to the Denver/Boulder area in 1998.
Elizabeth worked for a regional primary care practice for 10 years before taking time off to raise three children. She joined Boulder Medical Center in 2014.
Her hobbies include skiing, camping and bike rides on the creek path with her husband and three kids.
Elizabeth is part of Boulder Medical Center's Gastroenterology Department, working under the direct supervision of Dr. Robert Levine.
She brings a personal connection to her work in gastroenterology. In addition to being a cancer survivor, Elizabeth lives with celiac disease. She feels that this gives her a unique understanding of many patients' concerns.
"Many gastrointestinal conditions can be addressed through lifestyle modifications, so a lot of my time is spent educating," says Elizabeth. "It is my desire that the patient becomes fully empowered with knowledge so that they can best make lifestyle changes to address their unique challenges."
According to Elizabeth, "When people understand their disease, they are better equipped to manage and/or cure it!"
~ Management of a variety of gastrointestinal diseases
~ Ulcerative Colitis
~ Colon Cancer Screening
Education and Certifications
Undergraduate — Denison University
Economics and Communications
Undergraduate — St John's University
BS - Physician Assistant
American Academy of Physician Assistants
National Commission of the Certification of Physician Assistants
Colorado Association of Physician Assistants