Rita E. Thieme, MD, FAAP

Dr. Thieme is a Board Certified Pediatrician who has been with Castle Rock Pediatrics for 16 years. She received her MD in 1989 from the University of Colorado, followed by her residency in Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. Dr. Thieme also had two years of specialty training in Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney Disease).

Following her fellowship, Dr. Thieme worked as a Pediatric Emergency Physician at Swedish Medical Center prior to joining Castle Rock Pediatrics in 1998.  Dr. Thieme is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been selected as one of America’s Top Pediatricians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Thieme was Vice-Chairman of Pediatrics at Sky Ridge Medical Center from 2003 – 2005. With her strong interest in the current health care crisis in this country she serves as a delegate for the Colorado Medical Society.

Dr. Thieme’s interests include infants and children of all ages, children with underlying illness, such as heart disease, asthma, kidney disease, congenital defects, premature infants, multiples and children with special needs.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, who is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. She also enjoys bicycle riding, cooking and gardening.

Laura Westover, PA-C-Pediatrics

Laura Westover is a native Coloradan. She graduated from the University of Denver and attended the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Medical Campus. She also holds a Certificate of Added Qualification specialty designation in Pediatrics.

Laura is passionate about building long-term relationships with families and loves being able to watch children grow and develop. She seeks to treat the whole patient and is dedicated to helping the whole family system thrive. Prior to joining Castle Rock Pediatrics, she spent six years working in a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric subspecialty practice and hopes to bring that experience and knowledge to the practice.

Laura is thrilled to be working in the wonderful community of Castle Rock where she lives with her husband, young son, and rescue dog. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and staying active in the outdoors. Becoming a mother has added to Laura’s understanding of pediatric practice and she loves to come alongside parents in their journey of parenthood keeping kids safe, healthy, and thriving from birth through young adulthood.