Our ASHP-accredited ambulatory care PGY2 residency, established in 1995 is an award-winning program. We have trained top pharmacists in Ambulatory Care across the country. The program was honored as the recipient of the 2019 ASHP Residency Excellence Program Award, as well as the 2019 Preceptor Award.
The state-of-the-art University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is our home base. This campus, a complete complement of educational and clinical enterprises, is a major integrated academic health sciences center that includes Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Dental Medicine. The University of Colorado Health System has ambulatory clinics all across the state of Colorado.
The longitudinal learning experiences are in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Clinic (AF Williams Family Medicine Center), in Academia within the Anschutz Medical Campus, and in Population Health at the University of Colorado Health System. Other required core learning experiences are in geriatrics, internal medicine, and primary care; there are several different elective experiences too.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care program is not funded through UCH pharmacy. Therefore, there is no staffing component to this program.
Alexis Simons is originally from Emporia, Kansas. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 residency at Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. - Community-Based Program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is excited for the opportunity to continue her pharmacy journey as a PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident. Her clinical interests include primary care, geriatrics, and endocrinology. She is also excited to work with students at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy, develop as a preceptor, and explore a career in academia. Outside of work you can find Alexis going to coffee shops/restaurants with friends, spending time outdoors, and exploring her new home in Denver.
Natasha is from Wisconsin, where she completed her undergraduate and pharmacy work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her first year of residency was completed at Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Natasha is excited to learn more about pharmacy practice in Colorado as a PGY2 resident in ambulatory care! She is particularly interested in learning more Colorado practice in the primary care setting. During her free time, Natasha likes to play any recreational sports or board games, and explore with her golden retriever, named Harper.
Elisa Worledge is originally from Northern California and received her B.S. in Biology at Oregon State University. She then moved to Colorado where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy before completing a PGY-1 residency at Denver Health. Elisa is excited to return to the University of Colorado to complete her PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care. Her professional interests include diabetes, cardiology, and mental health. Outside of clinic, Elisa serves as the residency showcase coordinator for the Colorado Pharmacists Society and serves as a mentor for pharmacy students at the University of Colorado. On the weekends you can find Elisa volunteering at the Aurora animal shelter and trying all the food Denver has to offer.
Dr. Fixen serves as a geriatric clinical pharmacy specialist for the Seniors Clinic at the University of Colorado Health. This clinic is a primary care clinic for patients 75 years and older. She is involved in multiple clinical pharmacy services such as Transitional Care Management, Diabetes and Hypertension management, and Osteoporosis management. Her areas of interest include cannabis use in older adults, transitional care management, and medication deprescribing. Additionally, the clinic is a rotation site for students, PGY1, and PGY2 residents.
Dr. Fixen serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Seniors Clinic at University of Colorado Hospital. This clinic is a primary care site for patients older than 65 years of age. Clinical pharmacy services provided for patients include transitions of care, medication therapy management, pharmacotherapy consults, and drug information. This is also a rotation site for pharmacy students and residents. Dr. Fixen's areas of interest include: transitions of care, osteoporosis, diabetes, anticoagulation, and hypertension.
Dr. Fixen is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).