Cela Kobel, PA-C
Physician Assistant (P.A.-C.)
Family Medicine, Newborn Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Chronic Disease Management, Dermatology, Women’s Care
It has always been very rewarding for me to help people. When I was earning my undergraduate degree in Microbiology at LSU, I spent time in Nueva Rosita, Mexico, bringing basic medical care and dental care to a whole community in need. I enjoyed painting their churches and playing soccer with the kids.
Upon graduation from college, I went into medical research at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Pulmonary, and Critical care department. I learned how to perform bone marrow transplants on animals which is precisely the skill that the University of Colorado HSC at Anschutz was seeking when I later moved to Colorado. I am proud to be published in the American Journal of Physiology.
It actually wasn’t until I was donating blood one day when the phlebotomist informed me of the Physician Assistant profession. I loved doing research, but I was very interested in working with people and being able to use research that had been done in the past and apply it to help improve people’s lives and health.
And so, I earned my Master’s degree of Medical Science at Midwestern University in Illinois in 2008. Once I graduated I knew I wanted to practice Family Medicine. I am a firm believer in the Patient-Centered Medical Home principles. This means the patients’ interests are placed first and communication between the patient, the primary provider and any specialists (“medical neighbors”) is always open. I encourage patients to share most anything with me so that I can provide better health care. Getting to know my patients and their families is one of the best perks of working in family medicine.
I welcome challenges in my career and in life, facing them head on. I pioneered in the medical field of the Community Health Centers of Connecticut as their very first Physician Assistant. The patients I met were very appreciative of quality care and a listening ear. People want to make sure they are heard and I enjoy listening.
Chronic disease management, women’s health, pediatric medicine, behavioral health and preventative medicine are some of the many areas I am passionate about. I perform surgical procedures including mole biopsies and toenail removal, as well as joint injections and trigger point injections. I also have considerable experience practicing urgent care medicine, including fractures and lacerations.
I was born in Eilat, Israel and spent 18 years of my life growing up in New Orleans, LA. I have been calling Denver home since 2004. My family values carry over into my work and I am a happily married mother of four children. I enjoy spending time with my kids and friends, gardening, drawing and doing just about anything outdoors.