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Our Team

Get to know the wonderful team behind Painted Rock Family Medicine. Below you can learn more about the education, background, and experience for each of our highly valued team members.

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Darla Pearce, FNP

As a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and owner of Painted Rock Family Medicine, it has been a dream of mine to have a Primary Care Practice that takes into consideration patients’ complaints and offers a well-rounded approach. We offer many options with treatment that includes a wholistic approach to “Balanced Healthcare” with diet, exercise & stretching, weight loss strategies, and hormone optimization (BHRT).

I believe that patients should pursue “Balanced Healthcare for a Balanced Life”. My background includes over 35 years in Nursing, with a comprehensive knowledge base in a variety fields of medicine. Some of the most unique and challenging professional experiences have occurred in West Yellowstone, Montana where I provided Primary Care for a small town. I became the front-line provider for a large seasonal influx of tourists who visited Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons for our pristine wilderness setting. Patients who would unexpectedly tangle with bison, white water rafting, accidents, snow machines or other mishaps while vacationing.

Immediately after graduating from UNC-Greeley in 2002, I started to serve West Yellowstone, and in 2011 moved to Eaton, Colorado to serve Dairy farmers and Oil men and their families. Now after 22 years in Primary Care/ Family Medicine, I am excited to serve the community of Parker Colorado with my own Family Medicine Clinic, as their “Country DOC in the City”.

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Dana Hanks, M.Ed.

Dana Hanks is a highly sought-after fitness and health coach. Ms. Hanks specializes in low back pain and conditions resulting from poor posture. Dana holds a master’s degree in health education and has over 20 years of health education, personal training, and group exercise experience. Dana is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, a master personal trainer and has earned over two dozen nutrition, counseling, flexibility, myofascial and exercise certifications.

Here at Painted Rock Family Practice, her class schedule includes Hatha Yoga, Myofascial Release, and Restorative Yoga. Dana also offers specialty private sessions on the Pilates Reformer, Personal Training, Life Coaching and Myofascial Release/Restorative Yoga sessions. You can learn more about Dana Hanks and her courses by visiting balancedrocktherapy.com.

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Adi Kam, Office Manager

Adi Kam is Painted Rock Family Medicine’s Office Manager. She is a Colorado Native. Adi has a BA in Psychology and Business Management along with an MD degree. She has helped build Painted Rock Family Medicine from the ground up. Adi believes in all-encompassing patient care and is excited to provide an exceptional experience for all new and existing patients at Painted Rock Family Medicine.

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Nichole Vetromila, MA

My name is Nichole. I graduated from Arapahoe Community College for Medical Assisting in May 2020. I’ve always wanted to help people and believe I have found my calling as well as what I love to do. Before I went to school for Medical Assisting, I went to school to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. I would like to continue my education further into the medical field someday.

Some fun facts about me are I have three dogs and a cat. So, you can say I love animals too. I have two sisters and a brother I am the youngest of the four. When I am not at work I love going on adventures around Colorado, Traveling, and spending time with my family and boyfriend.

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Angela Panek, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Angela Panek graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from CU Boulder in 1999. Her goal to  become a healthcare provider began when she graduated from Regis University with her Nursing degree. As a registered Nurse, she worked primarily in outpatient Oncology for 12 years. Angela returned to get her master’s degree in Nursing and became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015. She has been working in Primary Care for the past 6 years.
 
Angela Panek sees her patients as partners. She believes in empowering her patients to take responsibility for their health. Angela loves to teach and educate her patients so that they can make informed decisions and choices about their health.
 
In her spare time, Angela is an avid flower and vegetable gardener. She loves cooking the food she grows. Her other hobbies include photography, painting, bead work, and soap making.
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Katy Rafferty

Kathryn (Katy) Rafferty graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1994. She initially pursued training and education working with disabled children and adults through the Easterseals Foundation in Alabama. Her experience and travels led her to Colorado where she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant while completing her Bachelor’s in Nursing degree from Regis University in 1998.

Her nursing background has been quite abundant including general medicine, orthopedic and urologic surgery, medical intensive care, and cardiology through her time in the cardiac catheterization lab. She received her Master’s in Science degree from the University of Colorado in 2008 and has spent the last 14 years with the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension educating and caring for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Renal Transplantation, and End Stage Renal Diseases requiring dialysis.

Kathryn has an extensive knowledge base in physiology and pharmacology. Her broad range of experience along with her compassion and commitment to providing education and a listening ear, enables her to instill in her patient’s a better understanding of their individual health care needs and to help them to live the best quality of life.

When she is not caring for patients, she enjoys time with her family on adventurous vacations, cooking, sewing and crafts, home renovation projects, and watching her children grow into wonderful young adults.

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Nicole Moreno, MA

My name is Nicole Moreno. I was born and raised in California before moving to Colorado in 2022. I graduated from North West College with a degree as a Medical Assistant in October of 2020. Caring for others has always been a passion of mine, and now I get to do it professionally.

Some fun facts about me are that I have a dog named Teddy, a little sister who is my best friend, and working in healthcare runs in my blood. My mother is an MA, my grandmother was a CAN/MA, and my great grandmother was a nurse. When I am not at work, I enjoy exploring the beautiful state of Colorado and spending time with my family.

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Darla Pearce, FNP

As a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and owner of Painted Rock Family Medicine, it has been a dream of mine to have a Primary Care Practice that takes into consideration patients’ complaints and offers a well-rounded approach. We offer many options with treatment that includes a wholistic approach to “Balanced Healthcare” with diet, exercise & stretching, weight loss strategies, and hormone optimization (BHRT).

I believe that patients should pursue “Balanced Healthcare for a Balanced Life”. My background includes over 35 years in Nursing, with a comprehensive knowledge base in a variety fields of medicine. Some of the most unique and challenging professional experiences have occurred in West Yellowstone, Montana where I provided Primary Care for a small town. I became the front-line provider for a large seasonal influx of tourists who visited Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons for our pristine wilderness setting. Patients who would unexpectedly tangle with bison, white water rafting, accidents, snow machines or other mishaps while vacationing.

Immediately after graduating from UNC-Greeley in 2002, I started to serve West Yellowstone, and in 2011 moved to Eaton, Colorado to serve Dairy farmers and Oil men and their families. Now after 22 years in Primary Care/ Family Medicine, I am excited to serve the community of Parker Colorado with my own Family Medicine Clinic, as their “Country DOC in the City”.

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Dana Hanks, M.Ed.

Dana Hanks is a highly sought-after fitness and health coach. Ms. Hanks specializes in low back pain and conditions resulting from poor posture. Dana holds a master’s degree in health education and has over 20 years of health education, personal training, and group exercise experience. Dana is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, a master personal trainer and has earned over two dozen nutrition, counseling, flexibility, myofascial and exercise certifications.

Here at Painted Rock Family Practice, her class schedule includes Hatha Yoga, Myofascial Release, and Restorative Yoga. Dana also offers specialty private sessions on the Pilates Reformer, Personal Training, Life Coaching and Myofascial Release/Restorative Yoga sessions. You can learn more about Dana Hanks and her courses by visiting balancedrocktherapy.com.

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Adi Kam, Office Manager

Adi Kam is Painted Rock Family Medicine’s Office Manager. She is a Colorado Native. Adi has a BA in Psychology and Business Management along with an MD degree. She has helped build Painted Rock Family Medicine from the ground up. Adi believes in all-encompassing patient care and is excited to provide an exceptional experience for all new and existing patients at Painted Rock Family Medicine.

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Nichole Vetromila, MA

My name is Nichole. I graduated from Arapahoe Community College for Medical Assisting in May 2020. I’ve always wanted to help people and believe I have found my calling as well as what I love to do. Before I went to school for Medical Assisting, I went to school to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. I would like to continue my education further into the medical field someday.

Some fun facts about me are I have three dogs and a cat. So, you can say I love animals too. I have two sisters and a brother I am the youngest of the four. When I am not at work I love going on adventures around Colorado, Traveling, and spending time with my family and boyfriend.

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Angela Panek, RN, MS, FNP-BC

​Angela Panek graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from CU Boulder in 1999. Her goal to  become a healthcare provider began when she graduated from Regis University with her Nursing degree. As a registered Nurse, she worked primarily in outpatient Oncology for 12 years. Angela returned to get her master’s degree in Nursing and became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015. She has been working in Primary Care for the past 6 years.

 
Angela Panek sees her patients as partners. She believes in empowering her patients to take responsibility for their health. Angela loves to teach and educate her patients so that they can make informed decisions and choices about their health.
 
In her spare time, Angela is an avid flower and vegetable gardener. She loves cooking the food she grows. Her other hobbies include photography, painting, bead work, and soap making.
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Katy Rafferty

Kathryn (Katy) Rafferty graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1994. She initially pursued training and education working with disabled children and adults through the Easterseals Foundation in Alabama. Her experience and travels led her to Colorado where she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant while completing her Bachelor’s in Nursing degree from Regis University in 1998.

Her nursing background has been quite abundant including general medicine, orthopedic and urologic surgery, medical intensive care, and cardiology through her time in the cardiac catheterization lab. She received her Master’s in Science degree from the University of Colorado in 2008 and has spent the last 14 years with the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension educating and caring for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Renal Transplantation, and End Stage Renal Diseases requiring dialysis.

Kathryn has an extensive knowledge base in physiology and pharmacology. Her broad range of experience along with her compassion and commitment to providing education and a listening ear, enables her to instill in her patient’s a better understanding of their individual health care needs and to help them to live the best quality of life.

When she is not caring for patients, she enjoys time with her family on adventurous vacations, cooking, sewing and crafts, home renovation projects, and watching her children grow into wonderful young adults.

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Nicole Moreno, MA

My name is Nicole Moreno. I was born and raised in California before moving to Colorado in 2022. I graduated from North West College with a degree as a Medical Assistant in October of 2020. Caring for others has always been a passion of mine, and now I get to do it professionally.

Some fun facts about me are that I have a dog named Teddy, a little sister who is my best friend, and working in healthcare runs in my blood. My mother is an MA, my grandmother was a CAN/MA, and my great grandmother was a nurse. When I am not at work, I enjoy exploring the beautiful state of Colorado and spending time with my family.