Meet the Team

Rebecca Barnes PA-C

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Rebecca Barnes is a certified Physician Assistant who has worked in the Denver/Boulder area since 2009. She received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, a master's degree in English from Colorado State University in 1998, and finally her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Colorado - Boulder in 2009. She loves working as a PA because she gets to see patients of all ages, and truly gets to know the whole family. She also enjoys teaching physician assistant students in their medical training.

Rebecca lives in Boulder with her husband and teenage daughter, one dog, one guinea pig, and eight chickens. She enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, reading and knitting.

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Carli Luevano MA

Carli was born and raised here in Colorado. She has been a medical assistant since 2015. She began her career working at another Pediatrics and Internal Medicine clinic after graduating from PIMA Medical Institute as an honor graduate. Before then, she was a daycare assistant and taught preschool for three and a half years. While she absolutely loves working with children, she enjoys helping people of all ages, being compassionate and using her skills to help others. She is excited to be a part of Pinnacle Pediatrics & Internal Medicine and to continue giving excellent patient care. 


Carli lives in Brighton with her daughter. She enjoys cooking, shopping, walks with her daughter and spending time with family.

Beth Carpenter

Front Desk & Billing

Beth has had many roles in the health care field including front desk staff, medical assistant, and payroll expert; but she specializes in billing. She once owned a medical billing company in her native California before she moved to Colorado. For over 10 years now, she has worked in the pediatrics and internal medicine arena, helping patients with all types of billing questions​ including explanation of benefits, what services are covered, and setting up payment plans. She is excited to be part of Pinnacle as your front desk and billing advocate. You'll see her at the front desk on occasion; but can be reached for billing questions throughout the work week at 720-432-2693.

Beth moved to Colorado in 1998 to enjoy the active lifestyle. Outside interests include sewing, cooking, and sports of all kinds.

Thomas Pham MD

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics


Dr. Pham was raised in Wichita, KS after immigrating to the States at 4 years of age. Growing up, his parents taught him the value of hard work and a good education. Dr. Pham went to the University of Kansas for undergraduate and medical school. Then he hopped the Kansas-Missouri state line to do his Med/Peds residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. After graduating from residency, he joined the faculty and went on to publish research, present at international meetings, and chair residency committees. Dr. Pham came to Denver in 2014 for a change in his medical practice; and of course, to experience the great outdoors. He created Pinnacle in 2018.

Dr. Pham lives in Denver. He enjoys reading, tech, outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and skiing. He also tries to stay fit by training for triathlons.

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Emily Gallagher RN

Emily is a Colorado Native, growing up in Northglenn, and currently residing in Thornton with her husband and 3 dogs. In 2005 she graduated from Sterling College in Sterling, KS with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Switching careers, in 2007, she became a certified EMT-B after attending classes at Thompson Valley EMS Academy in Loveland, CO. Her healthcare career began when she started working in a hospital emergency department as an Emergency Department Technician. She worked there for 5 years before graduating from Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, CO with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Nursing.  Emily has been a nurse since 2012 and worked in variety of areas. She enjoys making people feel comfortable with their healthcare experiences and looks forward to serving you and your families.

In her free time Emily enjoys painting, crocheting and spending time with her dogs. She also enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking and traveling with her husband. Together they are always looking for their next adventure.

Amber Ruiz RN

Amber was born and raised in Wisconsin. Growing up, she worked with kids by tutoring elementary school children and providing nanny services. She went on to nursing school and graduated in 2017 with high honors. Afterwards, she moved to New York City to start her career as a pediatric nurse. There, she worked in a variety of setting including, schools, day camps, hospital pediatric units, and outpatient clinics. With a passion for working with children and their families, she loves taking care of patients of all ages.

To better enjoy nature and all the mountains have to offer, she moved to sunny Colorado where she resides in Denver. She enjoys hiking, running, paddle boarding, yoga, and going to see shows at Red Rocks. Her German Shepherd puppy keeps her and her partner busy and active during their free time. 

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