Boulder County Medical Society

Established 1952

The Purpose of this Society

is to bring into one organization the reputable and legally qualified doctors of medicine of Boulder County, to promote the science and art of medicine, the betterment of public health, and the unity, harmony and welfare of the medical profession.

Community Services Available through the Medical Society

Speaker's Bureau

Served by physicians interested in educational programs for service clubs, civic organizations, church clubs or groups, schools, health care facilities and support groups.  (Advance notice of meetings is needed.)

Physician Referral Service

The BCMS Office at 303-527-3215 offers a free referral service to residents of Boulder County wishing specific services from BCMS member physicians.  We can give additional assistance if your questions are not answered in this site’s physician profile in the Physician Locator.

Officers of the Boulder County Medical Society

JENNIFER CHRISTENSEN, MD -- IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Jennifer is a board certified internist at the Boulder Medical Center.  Her primary interests include preventive medicine, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and women’s health care. She graduated from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her residency at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

After residency, she worked in a private practice affiliated with Rose Medical Center and served as a clinical educator for the University of Colorado for five years before moving to Boulder, CO. She is a past recipient of the runner up award for the Colorado Daily’s CU and Boulder’s best physician. Recently, her practice has been selected as one of 500 in the nation to participate
in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative to develop quality, cost effective medical care strategies. She is past president of the Boulder County Medical Society and serves on the Council Of Legislation. She and her husband David Giarracco have three children, Ava, Emma and Alexander. They are  actively involved with their children’s many activities. She enjoys swimming, hiking, skiing and a variety of outdoor activities.

MEL STJERNHOLM, MD -- TREASURER

Dr. Stjernholm is an endocrinologist in private practice with primary interests in diabetes, thyroid disorders, and osteoporosis. He graduated with a chemistry major from Goshen College in Indiana, and spent two years as a general medical officer in the Public Health Service on the Navajo Reservation. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at U. of Colorado. He has practiced endocrinology in Boulder County since completing his fellowship. He is Past-President of the Boulder County Medical Society and has served on the Board of Colorado Medical Society. He and
his wife Carolyn have three children and 8 grandchildren. He enjoys skiing, hiking, tennis and photography.

Staff of Boulder County Medical Society

JUDY LADD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Judy Ladd has been the Executive Director of BCMS since 1993, coming from a background in medical and dental office management and financial marketing.  She considers it a privilege working with physicians and their staff in Boulder County and strives to make BCMS an organization that advocates for physicians of every specialty and working in various practice settings. Through direction by the Executive Committee, BCMS serves as a communications hub to disseminate local, state and national medical information and to bring physicians together to discuss the changing health care landscape in our area.

ANITA ALBRECHT, WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGER

Anita became part of the team at BCMS in 2006 to assist Judy, the Executive Committee and the membership with implementation of the projects and initiatives. Her duties range from communication with membership, designing & graphics to coordination of special mailings and event planning. Anita’s background is in marketing and development and she previously worked for the Colorado Medical Society as Director of the CMS Foundation.  Recently, Anita has been assigned to be the BCMS website content manager.