Allergy & Asthma Center Of The Rockies Staff

Our Team

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Mindy Helden

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

I am a graduate from IBMC with an associate’s degree and a registered medical assistant certificate. I graduated as a member of ALPHA BETA KAPPA, national honor society. I enjoy trips to the cabin, camping and motorcycle riding, but cherish time spent with my 5 grandkids. I found my passion in helping others and believe in superior patient care. I had the pleasure of completing my internship with Dr. Lanting and now am excited to be apart of the team at the Allergy & Asthma Center of the Rockies.

(970) 227- 4611 Fort Collins & Sterling

(970) 978- 4114 Greeley & Fort Morgan

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Loretta Lanting

BS, MEd – DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Loretta believes in serving the needs, wants and desires of our patient population. All of their training is focused on giving value to customers and serving all of their needs. Loretta also focuses on our wonderful staff to have them functioning as a team and a family.

Brianna

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

I am originally from Gunnison, CO, but have been in the Fort Collins area since 2008. I went to school for cosmetology, but decided after a few years I wanted to be able to help others in a medical setting. My husband and I enjoy camping, hiking, and gardening. I am new to the AAACOR team and very excited to start my journey with a wonderful team.

(970) 227- 4611 Fort Collins & Sterling

(970) 978- 4114 Greeley & Fort Morgan

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Shannon

RECEPTIONIST

Shannon is a Colorado native and loves the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, riding horses, and spending time with family and her significant other.

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Cindy

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Cindy recently graduated from IBMC. She enjoys getting to help others every day, and spending time with family and friends in her free time.

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Gerald

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Gerald is a true Colorado native. He graduated from IBMC and enjoys working with people and providing excellent customer service. He loves listening to music and cooking in his spare time.

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Jessica

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Jessica recently graduated from Front Range Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting and General Studies degree. Some of her favorite things to do are watch movies, play in the snow with her puppies, and spend time with her loved ones.

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John

NURSE PRACTITIONER

John is a Family Nurse Practitioner. He has a passion for providing thorough and individualized evidence-based care to his patients and their families. He and his wife live in Loveland and love to enjoy the outdoors!

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Krystal

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Krystal is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and an Associate’s in Business Management. She is a member of Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society and was on the Dean’s list. She enjoys spending time with her son and taking him on new adventures.

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Starla Wadena

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Starla Wadena was born and raised in Fort Collins. She graduated from IBMC and in her free time enjoys spending time with her growing children.

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Sabrina

RECEPTIONIST

Sabrina was born and raised in a small town in Illinois until she decided to move to Colorado in 2016. She graduated cum laude from Western Illinois University with her bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and a minor in Forensic Psychology. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé camping, fishing, motorcycle riding, and crafting.

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Samantha

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Samantha has been married for 18 years and has two beautiful daughters. She graduated with an associate degree from CCU and a medical assistant degree from IBMC. In her free time, she enjoys going to church and playing volleyball.

Beating the Upcoming Spring Allergy Season in Colorado

June 9, 2022

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may not be looking forward to the warm spring weather. For those who sneeze at the thought of flowers, allergy season in Colorado can be inconvenient at best and incapacitating at worst. Colorado asthma and allergy sufferers can be set off by a myriad of sources that cause watery, itchy…

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How to Prevent Asthma Symptoms

June 9, 2022

If you have asthma, you probably know it can be set off by various triggers, causing wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. These symptoms can be life-threatening, and though there is no cure, you can take the advice of an asthma clinic in Sterling to prevent and control your asthma symptoms so you can avoid acute…

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What You Should Know About Having Your Child Tested for Allergies

June 9, 2022

Childhood allergies can be a scary thing, even though they are common. Allergies often begin during childhood between the toddler years and early grade school, either lessening as the child gets older or continuing into adulthood. To take the fear out of allergies, you should get your child tested to find out what his or her triggers…

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4 UNEXPECTED TRIGGERS OF ASTHMA ATTACKS

June 9, 2022

Most people who have been to an asthma allergy center know the common triggers, such as pet dander, mold, pollen, dust mites, smoke, humidity and chilled air. However, there are many other things that you wouldn’t normally think of that can set off an attack. Asthma inflames and obstructs your breathing passages, making it feel like you’re…

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BEATING THE UPCOMING SPRING ALLERGY SEASON IN COLORADO

June 9, 2022

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may not be looking forward to the warm spring weather. For those who sneeze at the thought of flowers, allergy season in Colorado can be inconvenient at best and incapacitating at worst. Colorado asthma and allergy sufferers can be set off by a myriad of sources that cause watery, itchy…

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Do you know the hidden signs of asthma?

June 9, 2022

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes inflammation in the airways and difficulty breathing. Roughly 1 in 12 people suffer from asthma, and it is the third top cause of hospitalizations amongst children. Wheezing, chronic coughs, shortness of breath and more are normal signs of asthma. Many people don’t realize that there are hidden…

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Could you have a deviated septum?

June 9, 2022

Do you have trouble breathing? How about snoring, headaches, and face pain? You could be suffering from a deviated septum. A deviated septum happens when the bone and cartilage (nasal septum) separating the nasal cavity in half is crooked and pushes towards one side. This can cause problems breathing because it makes one side of…

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How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

June 9, 2022

Even though we are still experiencing spring snowstorms, allergies are in full bloom. The weather has spiked within the last few weeks, allowing trees to bloom. The most important thing to do if you think you have allergies is to get an allergy test. Once you know your allergens, you can create a symptom-free environment,…

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Dental and Metal Implant Allergy Patch Test Compounds

June 9, 2022

DENTAL AND METAL IMPLANT ALLERGY PATCH TEST COMPOUNDS Nickel causes more cases of allergic contact dermatitis than any other metals combined, however, studies show allergies to other metals are on the rise. Don’t let your patients experience unnecessary discomfort. Below are dental and metal implant compounds which we test for. DENTAL SCREENING PATCH TEST NICKEL…

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Taking Care of Your Eczema

June 9, 2022

Now that winter and the cold weather have arrived, our skin is prone to dry out. Keeping our skin healthy and moisturized is important. Eczema or atopic dermatitis, allergic inflammation of skin is a chronic skin problem for millions of people. It runs in families and can be triggered by allergy, stress, heat, cold, dry…

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What Triggers Allergic Asthma?

June 9, 2022

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes airways to become inflamed and congested. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Allergic asthma can be flared up by many triggers, including: Air fresheners-whether you use plug in or spray air fresheners, the fragrances can cause sneezing and wheezing. They can cause…

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How to Know When Asthma is about to Attack

June 9, 2022

Asthma is a chronic lung disease which causes airways to swell and narrow, leading to shortness of breath, chronic coughing and other problems. Early warning signs of an asthma attack include: Coughing often Lack of appetite Lack of sleep/feeling tired/unable to sleep Headache Dark circles under the eyes Wheezing and feeling weak and tired after…

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The Top Cities to Live in with Asthma

June 9, 2022

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects about one in 12 Americans. Some suffer from asthma with allergies, weather, pollen, smog, exercise, soot and more. Symptoms and flare ups can occur less often based on your treatment and where you live. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has once again ranked this year’s…

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10 Quick Changes to Improve Your Child’s Allergies

June 9, 2022

We’ve all been there…trying to console and take care of a child who is just plain miserable from seasonal allergies. Your little one’s face is contorted in discomfort, because it is challenging to breathe well. The nose cannot seem to decide if it wants to be stuffy or run like a faucet. And then add…

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What Triggers Allergic Asthma?

June 9, 2022

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes airways to become inflamed and narrow. Its symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Allergic asthma can be flared up by many triggers, including: Air fresheners-whether you use plug in or spray air fresheners, the fragrances can cause sneezing and wheezing. They can cause…

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Are you at risk for Sleep Apnea? Here’s what you need to know about risks, signs and treatment:

June 9, 2022

Sleep apnea is an obstructive sleep disorder that causes you to stop and start breathing multiple times throughout the night. The older you are, the higher the risk of sleep apnea. It does not just mean you snore often, and snoring does not always mean you have sleep apnea. “About 45% of men and 30%…

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Facts about Sleep Apnea

June 9, 2022

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes one to stop breathing and start again during sleep. It happens multiple times per night. It can affect oxygen levels. More than 18 million people suffer from this disorder. Although it’s most common in those over the age of 40, it can affect someone at any age. Symptoms…

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The Most Common Places Dust Hides

June 9, 2022

We all know that dust is everywhere. It seems no matter how often we clean, we still notice dust or find a missed spot. Not to mention how much some of us sneeze while dusting and vacuuming. Dust collects dirt, pollen, lint, hair, mold spores, flakes of paint, carpet fibers and sometimes dead insect pieces.…

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Do you suffer from allergies in the winter?

June 9, 2022

Although allergies tend to taper off during cold weather, many people still experience allergy symptoms. Indoor allergies can affect people year round with dust, dust mites and pet dander. Allergy symptoms include runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, throat clearing, post nasal drip and coughing. To keep allergens under control in your house during the winter, try…

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CRE Superbug Threatening U.S. Cities

June 9, 2022

CRE (Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae), an antibiotic-resistant superbug, has hit seven U.S. cities at levels higher than expected. Three of those include major cities, New York City, Atlanta and Baltimore. Meanwhile, low levels have been tracked in Denver, Albuquerque, and Portland, Oreg., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). CRE is uncommon and does not…

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Allergy & Asthma Center of the Rockies was started with a purpose in mind to evaluate patients and create life changing solutions. By taking the time to listen and evaluate, a patient’s problems, symptoms and findings are synthesized. The solution is to eliminate the symptoms and problems so patients can lead a normal life.