• Pediatric Health Services

  • Pediatric Health Services is our newest specialty being offered, having opened in August 2014. Canon City is unique because we are the first to offer pediatric care in all of the Centura Health Physician Group, which includes clinics from across Colorado and Kansas. Our pediatric clinic provides care for newborns and children up to age 18 with preventative care, health check-ups, immunizations, illness and more. We are accepting new patients. The addition of Pediatric Health Services complements the complete continuity of care: OB/GYN services, Pediatrics, Family Practice and Internal Medicine.

    Call 719-285-2091 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

    Our practices serve all patients regardless of inability to pay. Sliding Fee Scale Discounts for essential services are offered depending upon family/household size and income. For further information contact our Program Representative at 719-285-2467.

  • Our Providers

  • Dr. Melissa ByramMelissa Ann Byram, M.D., F.A.A.P. is a board-certified pediatrician who has joined St. Thomas More’s Pediatric Health Services team. She provides general pediatric care for patients from birth to 18 years of age, and is accepting new patients. The clinic accepts most insurance including United Health Care, Blue Cross, Humana, Tri-Care, and Medicaid.

    Dr. Byram has more than 30 years of experience in pediatric health care. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree and worked on a Master’s degree at Mississippi State University before earning her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency with the United States Navy at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.

    Dr. Byram took a vacation in Cañon City once and enjoyed the location so much that she decided it would be a great place to live and work. She feels she can be a competent and caring physician for our community. She believes good eye contact, nodding, and summarizing conversations is key to building good relations with her patients. The conversations she has with each pa ent and their parent or guardian are very important in making sure she provides consistent health and wellness services for children.

    In her spare me, she enjoys camping, hiking, rock hounding, fossil hunting and reading. She is a lover of animals and nature.

    Care Philosophy

    • Immunizations are top of the list important - no child should be without them.
    • All children under my care will get the best care I can possibly give.
    • I am well trained and experienced, but will always have limitations; therefore, I will not hesitate to ask for specialty help when needed. 

    Download Dr. Byram's bio sheet.

    Dr. Anaya LuseroAnanya Guha Lusero, MD has joined St. Thomas More Physician Group as a board certified pediatrician. She enjoys caring for families in Fremont County. She is now accepting new patients, and most insurance such as Medicaid, United Health Care, Tri-Care, Blue Cross and Humana.

    Dr. Lusero grew up in Florida, and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She performed research in the MIT infant cognition lab and volunteered in schools while in Boston. She continued her interest in child advocacy by volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care. She earned her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and completed a Pediatrics residency at the University of New Mexico, where she earned the Community Access to Child Health Grant and Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for addressing childhood obesity in Albuquerque.

    She spent four years as a Pediatric Hospitalist, caring for newborns and taking care of sick children in the hospital. As a hospitalist, Dr. Lusero was the breast feeding physician advocate and newborn nursery liaison, and utilized mindfulness techniques in working with children. She always envisioned being a community pediatrician and is excited to bring her hospitalist experience, as well as passion for primary care, to the St. Thomas More Physicians Group.

    In her free time, Dr. Lusero likes to spend time with family, play violin, hike, and meditate.

    Special Interests:

    • Well child care and immunizations
    • Breast feeding support
    • Mindfulness techniques to help children and families cope with stress
    • Pediatric Sedation
    • Diabetes Prevention
    • Healthy lifestyle
    • Creating a medical home for children with complex medical needs
    • Asthma education and care


    Download Dr. Lusero's bio sheet.

    Dr. Amanda NedzinskiAmanda M. Nedzinski, DO was born and raised in the Denver area.  Dr. Nedzinski earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Biomedical Sciences and Ethnic Studies from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  She then went on to earn Doctor of Osteopathy from Midwestern University located in Glendale, Arizona.  While in medical school she served as an academic tutor, a teaching assistant in the Anatomy Lab, as well as, served as President and Vice President of Sigma Sigma Phi, a National Honor Society.  She completed her Pediatric Residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Dr. Nedzinski chaired the Oklahoma State University Pediatrics Academics Committee.  Dr. Nedzinski’s affiliations include American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society.

    In Dr. Nedzinski’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and 3 dogs (Laken, Nash, and Zoey) as well as hiking and spending time outside.

    Care Philosophy
    I believe that the best preventive medicine starts in childhood.  Helping families to care for children and build healthy lifestyles from a young age is some of the best medicine.  For kids that have a complex medical history it is important to have an active primary care physician to help coordinate care and help parents to advocate for their child.  I love helping families keep their children healthy as well as support them when their children are sick.

    Download Dr. Nedzinski's bio sheet.

    Janet KreinJanet L. Krein is a Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Pediatrics with nearly 25 years of experience. She worked with Dr. Ellen McCormick at Pediatric Associates in Canon City from 2008 to 2014 when the practice closed. She has joined the St. Thomas More Pediatric Health Services clinic, and is excited to continue care for her community and patients.

    Janet earned a Master’s degree from Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program in 1990. She spent eight years working in a hospital pediatric ward and neonatal ICU in Connecticut. In 1998, she began working at Pediatric offices and performing home visits for newborns and assisting mothers with breast feeding. Janet earned a second Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies specializing in Pediatrics. In 2007, she was certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

    At the St. Thomas More Pediatric Health Services clinic, Janet sees patients from newborn to 18 years for well checkups, sports physicals, lactation consults, sick visits, straight forward ADHD management and all aspects of pediatric care.

    Janet lives in Canon City with her husband who is an on-line mentor and a college instructor. They spend their free time hiking, kayaking, and working in the garden.

    Special Interests

    • Breast Feeding Support
    • Nutrition
    • Preventative & Integrated Medicine
    • Asthma/Allergy Medicine
    • Sports Injuries & Physicals
    • Well Child Check Up
    • Immunizations


    Download Janet's bio sheet.

    Ashley HuynhAshley Huynh, DNP, RN, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has joined the St. Thomas More Pediatric Health Services team.  

    Ashley received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Master of Science degree in Nursing, Post-Master’s certificate in Emergency and Trauma care, and Doctorate of Nursing degree – all from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing.

    Ashley also has expertise in caring for patients who have experienced sexual assault and abuse, as well as emergency medicine and labor and delivery. She holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

    In her spare time, Ashley enjoys hiking, bicycling, cooking, traveling, knitting, and chasing after her two boys (Maddox, age 10 and Sami, age 5).

    Care Philosophy

    Ashley believes strongly in the shared decision making approach to pediatric patient care. This approach allows patients and families to make health care decisions together with their provider. She also believes that accessibility is very important and strives to ensure that her patients are able to see and talk to her whenever possible. Her favorite part of caring for children is being able to really get to know them and watch them grow over the years.

  • Contact Information

  • 1335 Phay Ave., Suite A 
    Canon City, CO 81212
    Phone: 719-285-2091
    Fax: 719-285-2092
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