Kristen Garcia, M.D.

Biography

Dr. Garcia joined The Women’s Health Group in 2012 and became a partner in 2018. She loves the field of obstetrics and gynecology because she appreciates the comprehensive care of women, beginning with pediatric gynecology through childbearing and into menopause. Dr. Garcia enjoys getting to know her patients and helping guide them to make informed decisions about their health. Her particular interest is in minimally invasive surgery.

What makes Colorado home to you?

The ability to be out playing the mountains or hiking around a lake in just a few minutes. I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.

What are your passions outside of work?

Spending time with my husband and 2 children. Cycling, weight lifting and spending time with friends. When I have extra time, which is rarely, I love knitting, reading, quilting and crochet.

Why did you become an OB/GYN?

I realized during my medical school training how important it is to me to get to know my patients and develop relationships. The beauty of being an OB/Gyn is the ability to care for women from adolescence, through young and middle adulthood (whether that means pregnancies and delivery or contraception) and then on into menopause. I enjoy taking care of women through difficult times as well as the joyful.

What in your career are you most proud?

I’m proud that my training has made me confident in caring for a myriad of conditions – adolescent gyn, higher risk pregnancies, complicated contraception, minimally invasive surgery and many gynecologic office procedures which makes me a well rounded OB/Gyn.

What is the most important part of your job?

It’s truly important that I provide patients with evidence based education and counseling to make informed decisions about their health.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes

Honors and Awards:

North Suburban Medical Center Doctors Making A Difference Physician of the Year -2015

Work related Committees:

  • Physician lead for development and implementation of Electronic Medical Record system at NSMC
  • Department Head of Women’s Services – 2015-2018
  • Department Head of Women and Children’s Services 2019-present
  • Perinatal safety
  • Medical Executive Committee member

Work in the Community:

Helped lead North Suburban in the the march of dimes/9News 39 week campaign
Participated in fundraising competitions for Breast Cancer screening/research

Publications:

multiple from undergrad and graduate school, none since – I currently prefer to practice clinical medicine rather than completing dedicated research.

Dr. Garcia In The News:

Dr Kristen Garcia Featured in Colorado Health and Wellness “Babies born before 39 weeks can face problems” Click here to read the full article

Dr. Garcia has been featured on an upcoming March of Dimes, Channel 7, educational PSA on the 39 week campaign, promoting full-term deliveries for healthy outcomes.

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Specialties at The Women’s Health Group:

Breastfeeding medicine

Minimally invasive surgery

High risk obstetrics

Pediatric and adolescent gynecology

Education

Undergrad: University of Wyoming – Exercise physiology, 2001

Masters: University of Wyoming – Kinesiology and Health, 2002

Medical: University of Washington School of Medicine, 2008

Residency: University of Colorado, 2012

Medical experience:

11 Years

Languages

English

Office Location(s):

The Women’s Health Group, PC-Thornton

9195 Grant St., Suite 410
Thornton, Colorado 80229
Phone: (303) 280-2229 (BABY)
Fax: (303) 280-0765

Updated Visitor Policy

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Colorado, we are no longer allowing visitors of any age. We understand that this is an inconvenience and potential child care cost for our patients, but the safety of our patients and health care providers is our top priority.

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