Thompson River Pediatrics, owned by Dr. Ashlea Franques and Amber Griffin- best friends who realized that together with their vision and compassion for children, they could build an environment that will uniquely provide a more personal experience for every patient. As mothers, they understand parents' desire personal, comprehensive and timely care for children. The goal is that every parent and child leave each visit with their questions answered and their needs addressed, adhering to the motto: "Caring for your children like we would our own." All the members of our practice genuinely take pride in the fact that each patient is treated with the same care as they would give their own children. We strive to hire staff that believes in that vision.
Amber Griffin, Thompson River's CEO, graduated from Boise State University. Using her extensive business experience, she keeps the practice running smoothly. In her role at Thompson River, she oversees the financials, billing, marketing, human resources, safety and long-term goals of the practice. Understanding the needs of parents when they come to the doctor's office, she is dedicated to making each child's and parent's experience positive and memorable. She believes that it's the little things, beyond what is expected, that make big, positive impacts. Children remember special moments and parents appreciate their tough jobs being made a little easier by someone taking the time to make their child a little less nervous, happier and cared for, which will pay dividends in follow-up care. Amber has four children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, and has extensive experience visiting physicians' and specialists' offices over the last 22 years. She understands that seeing patients in a timely manner is very important when your child has special needs. She has designed the office to be comfortable for the patients instead of scary and intimidating.
Dr. Ashlea Franques, Chief Medical Officer, is an American Board of Pediatrics-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. She completed her residency and served as Chief Resident at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University/Children's Hospital Pediatric Joint Residency Program in Omaha. Her passion is developmental pediatrics and she loves watching children grow, develop and learn. Dr. Ashlea Franques' son has given her a new appreciation for parental guidance. She believes there is no greater role in life than being a parent and takes that approach when educating parents in her office. One of her greatest strengths is connecting and interacting with children on a personal level-helping each child live life to their own, individual, greatest potential.
Dr. Sigl is an American Board of Pediatrics-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her residency in Pediatrics in Miami, Florida at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. In Miami, Dr. Sigl learned medical Spanish.
She has always been comfortable around children as she comes from a big family. In college, she volunteered at a children's hospital and fell in love with taking care of children and their families. She enjoys spending time outdoors and her favorite weekend activity is taking a hike with her husband and their children. Dr. Sigl is excited to get to know your family well and will work with you to provide the best care for your children.
Rachel is a board certified- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care. Originally from Louisiana and Mississippi, she received her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and graduated with her Masters in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She is very passionate about her patients and loves caring for children of all ages. Prior to becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she worked on a mother/baby unit in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as a nurse, most recently at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital in New Orleans. She also enjoys drinking coffee, sunny beach vacations, and spending time with family, especially her husband and two young children.
Tevin Riley is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Tevin has a diverse background having worked in Diabetes Research, Intensive Care, and Pediatric Perioperative Services.
Her passion is to not only monitor the physical growth and development of your child, but also encourage their social and psychological wellness. Her hope is to support and empower the entire family unit to foster the best possible start for our little people. Tevin is a native of Loveland, Colorado, her family has been in Loveland for six generations. She's excited to serve the community she loves so much. She lives with her husband and two daughters.