Staff
Physicians:

Dr. Carol Turner



Dr. Turner is Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and General Pediatrics. She received her M.D. in 1986 from Bayor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, which included training at both the Children's Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center. She then completed a post-graduate fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital. In 1991, Dr. Turner returned to Denver. She spent 10 years as an attending physician at the Children's Hospital Emergency Department and Associate Professor for the University of Colorado, and 3 years practicing general pediatrics at Mountainland Pediatrics in Thornton, prior to opening Aspen Park Pediatrics in 2004. Dr. Turner and her husband, who have 3 children, have been residents of the Conifer region since 1998. The Turner family loves Colorado outdoor adventures and BMX Racing.

Dr. Eric Strodtman



Dr. Strodtman grew up in Missouri near St. Louis. He attended St. Louis University for all of his education and training in pediatrics. After loving St. Louis for so many years, he wanted a new adventure and moved to Denver in the summer of 2013. He originally worked as a hospitalist for his first two years, covering multiple nurseries and hospital pediatric wards in the Denver area. He missed getting to know his patients and their families, so he switched to primary care and was excited to join Aspen Park Pediatrics in August 2017. He and his wife live in Denver, and he enjoys the city with all of its diverse people, restaurants, sports and activities. He also loves to travel and enjoys escaping to the mountains for hiking, camping and skiing.

Medical Assistants:

Tonja Mahaffey MA


Photo Credit: Dawn Catherine Photography

Tonja has been a Medical Assistant since 2001, when she graduated from Concorde Career College. She obtained her Associate of Science from Red Rocks Community College in 2015. She enjoys taking care of her patients and always strives to provide them with the best possible care. Her favorite activities outside of work are attending Colorado Rockies games, biking and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs.

Eva Wilkes MA



Eva Wilkes graduated from Remington College in 2006 with her Medical Assistant Degree. Since then she has worked in pediatrics and absolutely loves it. She is also continuing her education at Red Rocks Community College, seeking a degree as a Registered Nurse. Eva resides in Golden, where she loves running with her dog Iroh on North Table Mountain. She also has 2 sons that keep her busy with snowboarding, camping and riding their dirt bikes.

Front Desk Staff:

Mandi Calhoun



Mandi is a Colorado native who grew up just outside of Conifer. She enjoys getting to work in the mountains where she grew up. Mandi received her Medical Office Administration Certificate in 2014 from Red Rocks Community College. She has been employed with Aspen Park Pediatrics since 2014 and loves her job and the families with whom she gets to work. Outside of work, Mandi loves spending time with her 2 children. Together they enjoy sports, four wheeling, swimming, hiking and horseback riding.  

Licensed Clinical Social Worker:


Emily Balch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has ten years of experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds. Emily has worked with youth who experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, social pressures, strained relationships, adjustment difficulties, behavior and learning needs, youth in foster care and adopted youth. Emily believes that parents and caregivers are an integral part of a youth's growth and involves them in the treatment process as appropriate.  She uses play, movement, and conversation in therapy and respects the unique needs and desires of the individual and family. Emily graduated from Colorado State University in 2009 with a Master's of Social Work degree. Emily is a resident of Conifer and enjoys exploring hiking trails with her family, practicing yoga, and knitting. Emily is excited to work with the youth of Aspen Park Pediatrics.

Emily J. Balch, LCSW
Solutions Now, Mountain Services
Jefferson Center For Mental Health



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