Pediatrics at Cherry Creek strives to be a medical home to all our patients from birth to young adulthood. We provide comprehensive medical care, including well visits, immunizations, parenting advice, minor trauma care, screening for behavioral health problems. We also provide our patients with integrated care coordination of their behavioral health, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy. For the convenience of our patients, we provide point-of-service phlebotomy and specimen gathering services and will work with the appropriate insurance-approved labs.
Pediatrics at Cherry Creek provides a wide variety of comprehensive services to our patients from birth to age 22. These services include:
We also offer on-call physician/nurse access evenings and on weekends (24/7). Triage staff is available during office hours to answer your questions.
Dr. Elisabeth Staerz is a board-certified pediatrician and the owner of the practice. She was born in Germany and was trained at the Eberhard-Karls Medical School in Tuebingen and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She graduated in 1982 and became a board certified internist in Germany in 1989. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Th
Dr. Elisabeth Staerz is a board-certified pediatrician and the owner of the practice. She was born in Germany and was trained at the Eberhard-Karls Medical School in Tuebingen and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She graduated in 1982 and became a board certified internist in Germany in 1989. She completed a residency in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Denver in 1992, and worked for the Children's Hospital after-hours system until 1999 when she joined Pediatrics at Cherry Creek. She has owned the practice since 2000.
Ethel Aguilar, Medical Assistant
Melanie Quezada, Medical Assistant
Erin Myers, Medical Assistant and Referral Coordinator
Because your child's first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. For every well-child visit between 2 months and 5 years, we have parents complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3), This tool helps identify any possible development concerns. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes asking about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills. We ask that you complete the ASQ questionnaire at least 24-hours prior and not more than two weeks before your child's scheduled well child visit.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, CALL 9-1-1.
If you think your child needs urgent care*:
First, call our office and speak to the medical assistant. If it is after-hours, your call will be forwarded to our After Hours Nurse Line.
You may also contact Children's Hospital's free ParentSmart Healthline™ at (720) 777-0123 for advice. They can recommend appropriate care and direct you to an open facility, if needed.
PACC has a physician available 24 hours a day. After hours and on weekends, we always have a doctor on call that you can reach through our telephone answering service. Call our main number (303) 377-9663 to reach the answering service. They may connect you to the doctor on call or to the after-hours nurse triage line at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Well-child visits are an integral part of keeping your kids healthy and track their growth and development. They allow our providers to get to know you and your child, monitor any health or developmental concerns, answer your questions, and give you feedback and advice.
We use the following well-child schedule for in-office visits
For older children and teenagers, well visits are required every 12 months if you need a provider signature on any forms – such as school health forms, camp forms, or sports forms.
Follow-up visits are also required every 3 months if your child is taking any on-going prescription medication from our office. These visits may be virtual visits at the discretion of the prescribing physician.
Below are links to some common OTC medication dosing charts. However, before giving any medication to a child under 2 years of age, please contact the office.
Diphenhydramine (aka Benadryl)
We accept the following insurances.
CIGNA (No Local Plus or Connect)
Medicaid (Current Patients ONLY)
**It is your responsibility to understand the limitations and benefits of your insurance plan.
Please note: We do not accept PHCS, Cofinity, Kaiser, Denver Health or any medical cost-sharing plans (eg MediShare).
If we are unable to confirm your coverage at the time of service, you will be asked to pay for the visit in full.
Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) is a confidential, population-based, computerized system that collects and consolidates vaccination data for Coloradans of all ages from a variety of sources.
CIIS helps healthcare providers, schools, childcare centers, universities, and individuals keep track of the shots that they and/or their children have received.
CIIS is a program within the Colorado Immunization Section at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CIIS is a lifelong immunization record tracking system under the Colorado Immunization Registry Act of 2007.
Learn more information on the CIIS program website. You may also print a copy of your child's immunization record at https://ciis.state.co.us/public/Application/PublicPortal
To exclude yours or your child’s information from CIIS, visit the CIIS opt-out procedures web page to opt out of the registry. You will also find information on how to rescind a prior opt out.
300 S. Jackson St., Denver, Colorado 80209
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
11:00 am – 07:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
No appointments are scheduled during the last hour of the day. Those times are reserved for URGENTLY sick patients only.