Allison Kay Nitsch, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am originally from Texas and had lived there all my life prior to coming to Colorado. I attended The University of Texas at Austin, where I completed a degree in chemical engineering with a focus on biological engineering. Early in high school, I had known that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. I loved science, specifically genetics and anatomy, but a career in a lab or research setting seemed isolating to me as I thrive on working and connecting with others. I went to medical school at Texas A&M Health Science Center. I moved to Denver to complete my internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado. After completion of my residency, I stayed on for a chief year at CU, serving the program at Denver Health and the Denver VA.
About my practice
After practicing as a hospital-based physician in the Denver area, I realized how much I missed the long-term relationships that are formed with patients and their families in a clinic setting. My previous hospital practice has made me very comfortable with the management of complex chronic illness and geriatric patients. I am committed to integrating evidence-based medicine into the care I provide to patients. Furthermore, I believe that patient care is best when I can educate patients and empower them to engage in shared decision making. I serve patients 55 and older, as well as those 18 and older who have complex medical history.
How I thrive
I thrive through working out (mostly a combination of weights and cardio) with my husband. I previously have completed two marathons but am no longer running long distances due to bursitis. I enjoy cooking and baking, both healthy and indulgent. I also enjoy mystery and spy novels.