Nurse Practitioner

From Grand Junction, Colorado

Knows English

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.

Favorite cartoon?

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

Fun Fact

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

Doctor’s Blog: Your resource for answers and education

We know parents sometimes turn to the Internet for answers. We hope you’ll find our blog a helpful resource for every step of your child’s journey.

A Pediatrician’s Guide to Children’s Dental Health


Our New Integrated Behavioral Health Program

Moving from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

We will be having sick child walk-in clinic on Saturday.