Laughter and Joy.
In Lakeside Youth N Kids, we believe in the power of laughter. We believe that raising children should be a joyful experience for the children and their parents. We believe in a team approach to healthcare, and we are here to provide you with the latest and best guidelines for your family. We are delighted that you have entrusted us with the care of your loved ones.
The art of raising children can be a long and arduous road. And we are passionate about making this journey a little easier despite the unavoidable bumps along the way. We see kids from birth to well into their teenage years, and check-ups are geared towards education and preventive medicine to ensure health and growth for your loved ones. Our clinic is equipped for providing sick care to your young ones should the need arise, and we strive to educate and inform using the most recent developments and most up to date recommendations.
Together, we strive to maintain the excellence of your child's care, and we try to make the clinic experience a happy and educational one.
Again, thank you for allowing us to be part of your family.
MEET DR. LANCE
Pediatrician. And Dalmatian.
Lance J. Lazatin, MD, FAAP
Lance Lazatin, or Dr. Lance, as his patients fondly call him, is known to have a very hands on approach in every encounter. His rooms are always filled with laughter, and he is usually on the floor with the children immersed in the experience.
He has a burning passion for asthma and pediatric obesity, and has both spearheaded and served as the community's champion for these causes.
He finished his residency in K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital , NJ, where he served as chief resident in his final year. He moved to Boston, MA and, while doing fellowship training for pediatric rheumatology in Floating Hospital for Children, TUFTS University, he decided to practice general pediatrics in the area. He has served as a community resource for immunizations, asthma, and childhood obesity through lectures, camps, and grants.
In February 2012, he moved to Colorado and established himself as a popular pediatrician in the Broomfield area. He is now starting his own practice in the Lakeside-Wheat Ridge-Highlands region, hoping to bring his passion closer to home in LoHi.
He likes weightlifting and playing rugby in his spare time -- a self-confessed closet meathead.
Sandra Symes-Gilbert, RN, PNP BC
Sandra began her pediatric nursing career at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee working in the pediatric medical/surgical intensive care unit while obtaining her Master’s Degree in Pediatric Nursing. After becoming certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Sandra had the opportunity to work in the Department of Neonatology at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, respectively.
While in Houston, Sandra met her husband to be, Jack, and the couple moved to Austin, Texas where Sandra worked for 10 years in pediatric primary care.
Jack was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. Sandra had the privilege of working with 8 pediatric neurologists and gained valuable experience in treating an array of pediatric neurological conditions. Jack took a new job in Denver in 2017.
Sandra looks forward to returning to work in pediatric primary care and supporting Dr. Lance and his wonderful family of patients.
Sandra enjoys spending her leisure time with Jack, and their very special Lhasa Apso, Princess Leia, and their seven nieces and nephews. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, tennis and yoga. Sandra is working, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays!