Looking for a compassionate, family–centered pediatrician? You've come to the right place. At Premier Pediatrics, we specialize in medical care for kids, and we would love to get to know you and your family better. Our commitment is to help children reach their highest potential by working with parents to promote and maintain their child's physical and emotional well–being from birth up to college years.
Our practice consists of Dr. Debra Campbell, Dr. Ellen McCormick, Dr. Kristi Ray, Dr. Joseph Smith, Dr. Michele Tuepker, our pediatric nurse practitioner, Janine Lechleitner, and our child health associate physician assistant, Kevin Monahan.
Our shared goal, as parents and physicians, is to guide your child on a path of optimal health. In order to attain this, we continuously strive to meet and exceed our patients' expectations while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in pediatric medicine. From preventive care to treatments of acute illnesses and the ongoing treatment of chronic conditions, Premier Pediatrics offers comprehensive medical treatment for children from infancy through adolescence.
Please take a few moments to explore our informational website. We hope you will find our site easy to navigate, informative, and helpful in keeping your family healthy. This website gives you easy access to our pediatric practice, including directions, hours of operations, payment policies, information about our physicians and our services, and even a link to request an appointment.
If you have any questions or want to schedule your child's first visit to our office, feel free to contact us today. Our friendly and highly knowledgeable staff is available to support and assist you with any questions or concerns about the health of your child. Thank you for your interest in Premier Pediatrics.
Our Mission is to help alleviate suffering and improve quality of life, as well as to promote wellness through good communication and compassionate care as we continue to strengthen our partnership with our patients and their caregivers.
The greatest thing that we can achieve as doctors is not to treat an illness, but to prevent it. Please keep your children and our community safe and healthy by immunizing your children. If you choose not to immunize, please select another practice.
We Accept Most Insurances!
Happy Birthday Premier Pediatrics! Serving the Brighton, Fort Lupton, Commerce City, and Thornton areas (and beyond) for 10 years!
"This office is amazing!! They make my kids comfortable to go to the doctor. Everyone is great! From the time you check in, see the nurse and the doctors. . . I love that they take the time to know my kids and to actually care about them."
Meet the Doctors
DEBRA CAMPBELL, D.O., FAAP
Dr. Campbell is an owner of Premier Pediatrics. She is an advocate of preventative medicine and works closely with the Special Care Nursery at Platte Valley Medical Center.
JOSEPH M. SMITH, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Smith is an owner of Premier Pediatrics. He believes in whole-person care. "Medicine is more than treating illnesses.
ELLEN McCORMICK, M.D.
Dr. McCormick is a Colorado native. She enjoys the challenge and continuing changes in the practice of medicine, and also the fun of working with kids and babies.
KRISTI RAY, M.D.
Dr. Ray is joining Premier Pediatrics following completion of a Sports Medicine fellowship. She is invested in providing the best clinical care to children of all ages and has additional training in medical care for athletes.
MICHELE TUEPKER, M.D.
Dr. Tuepker has a special interest in newborn care but enjoys caring for patients of all ages. She feels that a strong physician-patient relationship is based on open communication, and that education empowers both her patients and their caregivers.
JANINE LECHLEITNER, C.P.N.P.
Janine is an advocate of whole family preventative care with a special interest in child development and ADHD.
Janine enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, as well as camping, hiking, church activities, and scrapbooking.
Kevin Monahan, C.H.A./P.A.
Kevin recently joins Premier Pediatrics after serving the children of the Anchorage, Alaska area for 9 years.
Born and raised in Colorado, Kevin enjoys the great outdoors.