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Rita Thieme, MD

Rita Thieme, MD

Rita Thieme, MD, FAAP, is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). Dr. Thieme attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, receiving her MD in 1989, then completing her Pediatric residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She also completed the clinical portion of a Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology through Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Thieme’s initial focus was Pediatric Research, receiving the Joseph St. Geme, Jr Award for Outstanding Pediatric Research in 1992. She has published 8 articles and 2 abstracts in the fields of Anesthesiology, Neonatology and Nephrology. She has presented 3 research projects at the American Society of Nephrology and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

After working as a pediatric emergency physician for three years, Dr. Thieme went into private practice, becoming an owner of Castle Rock Pediatrics. She became the solo owner of Castle Rock Pediatrics in 2004, where she remained until she sold CRP in January 2022. She always had a special love for medically complicated children. Her practice cared for many severely disabled and medically complicated children.   Much of her time was spent dealing with insurance companies, including Medicaid, to obtained services for her seriously ill patients. Dr. Thieme is also active at several hospitals, served previously as Vice Chair of Pediatrics and serving on several committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Quality committees.  She has also been active in the state and county Medical Societies, chairing several committees and serving on the Board.

Dr. Thieme is the proud mother of her son who recently completed his PhD in Theoretical Math, now doing research and teaching at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.   She enjoys bicycling, traveling, and gardening in her free time