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Sandra Christenson, PAC

Sandra PhotoSandra Christenson graduated from the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a Master’s degree in Child Health and Physician Assistant Studies.

Sandra Christenson has been working with Western Valley since July of 2008. She loves working with families and enjoys seeing children. Sandra also speaks fluent Spanish with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Wyoming.

Outside of work, Sandra loves spending time with her family, including her husband, daughter, and son. She enjoys traveling, camping, reading, and spending time in the community. “I love my job and couldn’t see myself doing anything else. It is so rewarding to work with patients and help and support them physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m thankful to Western Valley for giving me a great place to work, doing what I enjoy.”

Cathie Hren, PAC / CDE

Hren PhotoCathie Hren graduated from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA in 1998 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant. She practiced in Internal Medicine in New Mexico for seven years before relocating to Colorado. She developed a passion for treating diabetes early in her career when her two nieces were diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. Cathie received her certification as a Diabetes Educator in 2002. She joined Western Valley Family Practice in October 2005 to give patients with Diabetes specialized and intensive care.

Cathie is married and has three grown children. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, traveling, camping in their 5th wheel, four wheeling, and volunteering with her church.

“I love seeing people succeed in self-management of their diabetes and the changed lives that come with this success. I am so thankful that Western Valley Family Practice allows me to spend extra time with my patients to teach and encourage them.”

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