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Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Denver Colorado

Our Providers and Staff

The following is a list of our providers and where they are available. Please click on a name to learn more about their specialty, medical education, and professional affiliations.

Why Choose Us

Broomfield Office:


Cindy E Long, M.D.

Cindy E Long, M.D.Dr. Cindy Long moved to Denver from Seattle and joined The Women's Health Group in 2000, becoming a partner in 2003. After serving four years as the OB/GYN Department Chair at North Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Long is now focusing on her clinical work with an emphasis on patient care and state-of-the-art, innovative gynecologic surgical procedures. Committed to providing her patients with choices in progressive, proven techniques, Dr. Long has extensive training in minimally invasive surgeries and in-office procedures.


Colleen P Begley, M.D.

Colleen P Begley, M.D.Dr. Begley believes every woman should be well informed so they can make the best health care decisions based on current, and reliable information. As an OB/GYN, Dr. Begley is able to educate and guide her patients to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Andrea L. Burgess, M.D.

Andrea L. Burgess, M.D.Dr. Burgess graduated from the University of Minnesota ObGyn program. She grew up in the foothills of Colorado and attended the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in Germanic studies. After CU-Boulder, Dr. Burgess decided upon the field of women's health care and has taken an active leadership role in reproductive rights.


Kimberlee Barnes, M.D.

Kimberlee Barnes M.D.

Dr. KimberLee Barnes has recently returned to the Thornton/Broomfield community aftera two-year hiatus. During those two years she worked in Germany for the US Army. Although not a newcomer to the community, she is a new doctor at Women's Health Group.


Melinda Sharkey, PA-C

Melinda Sharkey, PA-CMelinda is a Colorado native, born in Fort Collins. She has also lived in Maryland, Kansas and Iowa. She graduated with her Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa, College of Medicine in the Physician Assistant Program. She has worked in this office for over seven years!


Lafayette Office

Colleen P Begley, M.D.

Colleen P Begley, M.D.Dr. Begley believes every woman should be well informed so they can make the best health care decisions based on current, and reliable information. As an OB/GYN, Dr. Begley is able to educate and guide her patients to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Andrea L. Burgess, M.D.

Andrea L. Burgess, M.D.Dr. Burgess graduated from the University of Minnesota ObGyn program. She grew up in the foothills of Colorado and attended the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in Germanic studies. After CU-Boulder, Dr. Burgess decided upon the field of women's health care and has taken an active leadership role in reproductive rights.


Melissa Bishop, MD, IBCLC

Melissa Bishop OBGYN Doctor Lafayette CODr. Bishop completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. She attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago Hospitals.  Dr. Bishop has further training and experience in breastfeeding medicine.


Molly Larson, M.D.

Molly Larson, M.D.I am a Colorado native and grew up only a few miles from Good Samaritan Hospital. I graduated from University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed my residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. I am excited to practice medicine in the community where I grew up.


Lauren Jury, NP

Lauren Jury, NPLauren earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University. She went on to her Master of Science in Nursing, Women’s Health, with the University of Cincinnati. She is experienced in acute care labor and delivery and was most recently from North Suburban Medical Center. She advocates for safe and healthy pregnancies and childbirth for every mother. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.

Thornton Office


Stephen M Volin, M.D.

Stephen M Volin, M.D.As the founding partner of The Women’s Health Group, Dr. Volin is the caring, knowledgeable, and expert physician that many women in the North Metro Denver area turn to. His warm bedside manner, skill with diagnosing problems properly, and attention to each patient, is reassuring to women who trust his expertise. His patients have had so many positive experiences that they tell their friends, family, and colleagues about him. As a result, he has delivered over 6000 babies, performed hundreds of surgeries, and expanded the practice to 14 providers and three locations!


Vernon L Naake, M.D.

Vernon L Naake, M.D.Dr. Naake came to Colorado by way of Sacramento, California. After earning is BS in Biochemistry from the University of San Francisco, with magna cum laude honors, he and his wife moved back to her home state of Colorado. He attended medical school and chose a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He then joined The Women’s Health Group and became a Managing Partner.


Cindy E Long, M.D.

Cindy E Long, M.D.Dr. Cindy Long moved to Denver from Seattle and joined The Women's Health Group in 2000, becoming a partner in 2003. After serving four years as the OB/GYN Department Chair at North Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Long is now focusing on her clinical work with an emphasis on patient care and state-of-the-art, innovative gynecologic surgical procedures. Committed to providing her patients with choices in progressive, proven techniques, Dr. Long has extensive training in minimally invasive surgeries and in-office procedures.


Kristin Head, M.D.

Kristin Head, M.D.Dr. Head feels that healthcare is a partnership between a patient and a physician. As a physician, she enjoys providing information and guidance so women may make decisions that best fit their lifestyle.


Kristen Garcia, M.D.

Kristen Garcia, M.D.Dr. Garcia recently completed her residency at the University of Colorado Denver. She loves the field of obstetrics and gynecology because she appreciated the comprehensive care of women, beginning with pediatric gynecology through childbearing and into menopause. Dr. Garcia enjoys getting to know her patients and helping guide them to make informed decisions about their health. Her particular interest is in minimally invasive surgery.


Angela Gilmer, Certified Nurse Midwife

Angela Gilmer, Certified Nurse MidwifeAngela graduated from the Frontier Nursing University with a Master’s degree in midwifery, after gaining experience as a charge nurse in Labor and Delivery. She completed her Internships in a local hospital, free-standing birth center, and a clinic for the underserved. Angela is grateful to join the providers at The Women’s Health Group and says she has had a calling for midwifery since giving birth to her two children and after being a labor and delivery nurse for 12 years.


Kimberlee Barnes, M.D.

Kimberlee Barnes M.D.

Dr. KimberLee Barnes has recently returned to the Thornton/Broomfield community aftera two-year hiatus. During those two years she worked in Germany for the US Army. Although not a newcomer to the community, she is a new doctor at Women's Health Group.


Courtney Perez, Certified Nurse Midwife

Courtney Perez, M.D.Courtney Perez graduated from Vanderbilt University with a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery in 1999. Over the years she has had the opportunity to care for thousands of women and families. She has provided care to people from all walks of life, from many different cultural backgrounds and from puberty, to childbearing, to menopause. Her philosophy is to tailor each woman’s care to her specific needs and desires, as pregnancy, birth, and the care of one’s health are unique and special to each woman.

Courtney lives in Denver with her husband and daughter. She enjoys cooking, traveling, music and living in Colorado. She looks forward to meeting you and helping to guide you along your path to health.


Emily Austin, FNP-C

Emily Austin, FNP-CEmily's philosophy of wellness is integrated into her patient care as a primary care Nurse Practitioner. She believes the patient/provider relationship is best developed when working together to achieve optimal health and wellness.

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