Ron Morley MD attended medical school at the
University of Colorado. He completed his general psychiatry training at
the University of Colorado, working at the University of Colorado Health
Sciences Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Denver Health Medical
Following these years of training, Dr. Morley received his sub-specialty
training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Colorado and
The Childrenís Hospital in Denver where he served as Chief Child and Adolescent
Dr. Morley has earned multiple awards, has been active on a national level
in professional organizations and is highly regarded by both patients and
his peers. He is double Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and in Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry.
He has been working with adults and children and their psychiatry needs for
over seven years. Dr. Morley chose to sub-specialize in child
psychiatry because he enjoys working with kids and helping families function
Kristen Giltinan MS, CHA/PA-C
Kristen Giltinan PA completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Colorado State University with a double major in Zoology and Biology, a minor in Russian Language and emphasis on Neuroanatomy. She completed her Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant training at the University of Colorado. Kristen received her Masterís degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Colorado after completion of a thesis researching waist circumference values as a predictor for cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese adolescents.
Kristen is a member of multiple professional Physician Assistant and Autism organizations. She has worked in family practice and urgent care for several years, and is admired by her patients. Kristen enjoys working with children and adolescents, likes to help families in their time of need and is especially interested in working with kids who have Aspergerís Syndrome, anxiety and ADHD.
Sage Thibdeau, PA-C
Sage Thibdeau PA-C completed her Bachelor of Arts at Connecticut College with a degree in Zoology. She completed her degree in Physician Assistant studies at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2007 and has been a practicing PA since. She recently moved to Colorado with her husband from Albany, New York where she spent the last 4 years working as a Hospitalist PA at St. Peters Hospital.
Sage enjoys working with children and their families in an outpatient setting during their time of need. She strives to form a strong, trust worthy relationship with her patients and works towards developing a treatment plan that everyone feels safe with. On her free time she loves running, yoga, and cooking.
Katie Martin, PA-C
Katie Martin, PA-C, attended Colorado Mesa University for her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry and recently graduated from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies.
Katie was trained in pediatric medicine and enjoys working with both children and adults to ensure that they receive compassionate medical care and that each patient feels listened to and encouraged.
Katie grew up on the Western part of Colorado and now enjoys living in the Denver area. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, biking, and spending time with her daughter.
Lauren First, PA-C
Lauren First, PA-C, attended Clemson University for her Bachelor’s of Science in Language and International Health and recently graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Lauren has a passion for international medical missions, and plans on continuing to provide care to the underserved population in the future.
Lauren enjoys working with individuals of all ages. She believes that trust and compassion are the components for a successful relationship with her patients.
Lauren has recently moved to Colorado, and is enjoying all of the outdoor activities available. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.
What is a Psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are Medical Doctors (MDs) who after training as physicians receive specialty training in treating patients for psychiatric diseases. They are specialists in the medical field much like cardiologists, pulmonologists or other specialists. After college and medical school (8 years total), they typically will study in specialty residency training for another 4-5 years before practicing on their own. While they can do therapy, they often focus on diagnostic evaluations and helping patients with medicine.
They are different from psychologists. Psychologists are not physicians. They are usually PhD trained providers whose focus is either rating IQ and overall ability or helping patients with therapy. Other people also provide therapy and their level of education varies widely from a Masterís degree to no degree at all for some counselors. Any of these people can provide excellent therapy, but their level of training is different.
At Colorado Psychiatry Center, our Psychiatrist focuses on making an accurate diagnosis and coordinating care with therapists. When necessary, he will also give patients medicine to help them.
What is a PA?
Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs perform a wide range of medical duties, from basic primary care to high-technology specialty procedures.
In some areas, PAs serve as the primary providers of health care, conferring with their supervising physicians as needed. PAs can be found in almost every medical and surgical specialty and are a growing way for patients to receive medical care.
At Colorado Psychiatry Center, our physician assistants have all completed a bachelorís degree (4 years of college) plus 3 years of medical training. In addition, theyíve completed specialty training in Psychiatry that allows them to diagnose and treat children, adolescents and adults much like a psychiatrist.
On average, our PAs have over 10 years of experience in medicine in addition to their education and they provide excellent care. They consistently receive high marks from patients. Currently, 94% of our patients would recommend their PA to their friends for care.
They are directly supervised by Dr. Ron Morley, MD who is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He reads and reviews all of their notes and regularly discusses cases with each of them, adding additional expertise when itís needed.
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