From Grand Junction, Colorado
Practicing for 2 years
Graduated from BSN from Denver College of Nursing, DNP from Rush University
Location Wheat Ridge
About Helen Benkelman
Helen is a Colorado native, growing up in Grand Junction. She got her BSN at the Denver College of Nursing and received her DNP from Rush University in Chicago. She has spent her entire career dedicated to kids, from starting as an RN at Children’s Hospital Colorado to her new role as a Nurse Practitioner at Pediatrics West. She loves working with kids and can’t imagine a more rewarding career. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading. Helen works 3 days per week at our Wheat Ridge office.
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Why I am a Pediatric Provider?
I have always loved working with kids. I told my parents I wanted to be a pediatrician at a very young age, started volunteering at a preschool as a high school student, and have continued to work with kids in some capacity since that time. I think kids are the funniest, wisest, most interesting people and that partnering with their parents to provide the best care possible for them is so important.
One Saturday Morning: Recess, Doug, and Pepper Ann were my favorites growing up.
Favorite outdoor activity
Spending time in the mountains with my husband and our dog, Arleigh is my favorite outdoor activity. We get up to Breck or Crested Butte as often as we can.
Favorite trail in Colorado
Serpent's Trail on the Colorado National Monument
I am a huge Denver Broncos fan and put my name on the list to be a season ticketholder when I started my first job in college. My husband and I finally were able to get season tickets a couple of years ago!
Favorite childhood toy
American Girl dolls
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