Dr. KimberLee Barnes has been an established obstetrician/gynecologist in the Thornton and Broomfield communities for 30 years. Her only hiatus was a 2-year service-to-country, working for the US Army in Germany.
She is originally from Michigan and went to Michigan State University for her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. She also got her MD from the College of Human Medicine at MSU. In 1986 she moved to Denver to complete residence in OB/GYN at St. Joseph Hospital. Colorado is now home sweet home!
Her long-time passion has been the care of patients with menopausal symptoms, as well as Gynecologic surgery. She loves preventative and integrative medicine. The philosophy she tries to embody is “mutual respect and human dignity as well as lifelong care.”
What makes Colorado home to you?
After moving from Michigan where there are a lot of trees but also a lot of clouds, it was refreshing to move to a state where the sun shines nearly every day. I love the mountains and skiing and the types of recreational activities that Colorado offers. Having lived here for over 30 years, it is now home.
What are your passions outside of work?
I love spending time with family and my dogs. Also I love sewing, embroidery and crafts of most kinds. My husband and I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, kayaking and pickleball.
Why did you become an OB/GYN?
For me, it was a calling. I love what I do and that has never changed over the 30+ years of practice.
What in your career are you most proud?
I am most proud of serving my country, working as a gynecologist for the US Army. Also, I am very proud of previously opening and sustaining my own practice in gynecology from 2005-2012.
What is the most important part of your job?
Taking excellent care of all my patients.