Mia Scott, D.O., Practice Owner
Board Certified Physician
Dr. Scott completed medical school at Midwestern University in Chicago, and completed her family practice residency in Denver, CO. She then joined APEX Family Medicine in 1998 and assumed ownership in 2002. Her humanitarian approach towards patient care allows her to establish healthcare partnerships with her patients that continue through the years and within families. Dr. Scott is committed to embracing diversity and provides comprehensive healthcare to the whole community. Her dedication to her patients includes attention to detail, staying informed on the latest technology in family medicine and HIV/AIDS care. She is thorough , compassionate and caring towards her patients, encouraging them to make educated decisions in their care.
Randall McDavid, MS, NP-C, FNP-BC, CDE, AAHIVS
Family Nurse Practitioner
Randall was born and raised in Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee. He graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 and earned his Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Indianapolis. He has been a nurse practitioner since 2010.
As a double board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Credentialing Center), Randall looks forward to creating long lasting patient-provider relationships. He is an HIV specialist through the AAHIVM (American Academy of HIV Medicine). Randall, his husband, and Rocco (their dog) recently relocated to Denver. Randall is pleased to be a part of the APEX Family Medicine team.
Dr. Ben Young, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Young is the medical director of Rocky Mountain CARES and is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado. He is also an adjunct professor at the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Starting in the July 2012, Dr. Young will care for HIV-infected individuals at APEX Family Medicine in Denver, Colo.
The much-traveled Dr. Young is a long-term resident of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, but was raised in New York and San Diego. Dr. Young began his graduate studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he received a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry working in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Thomas Cech. He went on to earn his medical doctorate in 1992 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado and now co-directs the course on HIV primary care for medical house staff.
Dr. Young is the author of over 60 journal articles, reviews and book chapters relating to HIV and its treatment. He is a Principal Investigator with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV Out-Patient Study, a massive ongoing analysis of the health of HIV-positive people throughout the U.S. A member of the HIV Medicine Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Dr. Young is also actively involved in educating health care professionals and community groups throughout the world on HIV-related subjects. He has devoted the past six years to training HIV physicians in Eastern Europe and Central Asia where he witnessed a coup d'etat and a polio epidemic.
Derek Miller, PA-C MMS
Derek is a graduate of the Red Rocks PA program in Lakewood, Colorado and is a certified Physician Assistant. He grew up in Maryland and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland in College Park, studying Biology and Psychology. His previous medical experience includes working as a Mental Health Specialist, treating all age groups in a large psychiatric hospital in South Carolina. Derek loves the field of family medicine because it allows him to care for all patients across the lifespan, providing detailed and comprehensive care, in addition to getting to help those in need. He believes in treating all patients as if they were family, active listening, patient education, the mind-body connection, innovative treatments, and unconditional, nonjudgmental acceptance of others. In his spare time Derek enjoys lifting weights, hiking, running, and going to concerts around Denver. Derek is excited to join the APEX Family Medicine team and contribute his knowledge and passion for helping others to their practice.
Allison Russell, MPA, PA-C
Allison is a graduate of Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA and is a certified physician assistant. She grew up and completed her undergraduate studies at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Her previous medical experience includes working alongside a level one trauma team at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA. Along with her desire to develop relationships and care for patients in a family practice, she also has a special interest in cardiology and managing chronic heart disease. Allison strives to guide her patients in making educated medical decisions and leading a healthier life. Allison is a new resident to Denver and enjoys many of the outdoor activities that make Colorado such a great place to live.
Loraine Van Slyke
Family Nurse Practitioner
Loraine Van Slyke is a family nurse practitioner, and she is honored to be a member of the health team at Apex Family Medicine. Her path to the field of health has been somewhat unique in that she began with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University in New York and continued on to receive a second Bachelor's degree as well as a Master of Science in Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her studies have taken her from biomedical research in Boston to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, to remote village clinics in Northern India and rural family practices in West Virginia.
From these experiences, she began her career in an urgent care setting becoming skilled in evaluating and managing acute medical conditions in Denver's more underserved populations. She then transitioned into family medicine where delivering comprehensive patient-centered health care and promoting wellness through education have become the cornerstones to her practice philosophy as a FNP. She feels very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work with Apex as they serve and act as health advocates for the community. She is also excited about exploring life as a Colorado resident. She grew up in Portland, Maine where her love of the outdoors began. In turn, she spends much of her free time hiking, skiing, running, and enjoying all that this beautiful city and state have to offer.