Our Team

Dr. Richard Abrams has practiced Internal Medicine in Denver, Colorado for over 30 years and has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 1995. Dr. Abrams’ interest in preventive health led him to found Colorado Preventive Medicine in 2006. Since then, more than 1,000 busy, health-conscious, people have participated in the program.

Dr. Abrams also serves on the clinical faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has written and edited 5 medical books and numerous articles. His book, Will It Hurt the Baby, was featured on the NBC Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning.

Dr. Aria Mohtadi comes to CPM after working for 18 months as a hospital medicine physician at Rose Medical Center. He graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago and later completed his internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center. Before medical school, he worked as an investment banker and completed his business administration degree at the University of Michigan in 2003.

During his residency, Dr. Mohtadi noticed that many medical problems can often be reversed with intensive lifestyle changes. For this reason, he has chosen to focus on preventive medicine to maximize his patients’ health with particular interests in diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction as cornerstones to health. In his free time, he enjoys watching Michigan football, world travel, and scuba diving.

Dr. Sara Diaz has been a practicing family physician since 2011, she is double board certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine.  She is originally from Indianapolis, obtaining her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and then her medical degree at Des Moines University in Iowa.  She completed her family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver.  The beginning of her career was spent practicing outpatient women’s health before transitioning to academic family medicine.  She has been on faculty at residency programs in both Indiana and Colorado, most recently serving as adjunct faculty and fellowship director of Integrative Medicine at St. Anthony North.  She specifically enjoys the areas of women’s health, perimenopausal care, and preventive/lifestyle medicine.  She values ongoing authentic relationships with her patients and enjoys partnering to develop the best-personalized strategy for health and well-being.  Her free time is spent with her two young children and husband, playing music, cooking, and traveling.

Kim Huffman is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Internal Medicine.  She is originally from Nebraska and graduated from Creighton University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008.  She worked as an Oncology Nurse at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California for two years before transitioning to a Cardiac Nurse here at Rose in 2010. She received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from Regis University.  As an FNP, Kim is trained in family-centric general health care. Kim performs preventive, diagnostic, and treatment procedures for a variety of acute and chronic diseases, conditions, and injuries.

Kim currently serves on the Creighton University School of Nursing Alumni Board.
In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three young children.  She likes to travel, play golf, and is an avid college sports fan of the Creighton Bluejays and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Ashley Moriarty joined Colorado Preventive Medicine as the Director in January 2006 and was instrumental in the startup of the practice with Dr. Abrams. She combines her education with her past managerial experience in the medical industry to effectively coordinate all employee and business operations.

Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Southern Illinois University and has over 25 years of medical experience.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, live music, and spending time with her two boys.

Alana Lucero MA joined Colorado Preventive Medicine in March 2014.  She graduated from Concorde College and has been in the medical field for over 20 years.

Alana has a background in many aspects of the medical industry from Infertility to Neurosurgery.  She has now been with the practice for 10 years. She gives comfort to our patients with great optimism and knowledge.

Alana completes all patient phlebotomy and health testing.  She is a native of Colorado and enjoys family gatherings and togetherness.

Casey Kovarik joined Colorado Preventive Medicine in September 2021 as the Front Office Manager. She has over 10 years of medical office experience and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Southern Illinois University. Her passion for healthcare has been a continuous driver for her ensuring every patient has an advocate for them through the most difficult of times.

Casey and her husband reside in Westminster with their two dogs. They love to spend their free time hiking and exploring the outdoors, skiing as well as traveling abroad whenever possible.

Rodica Ninguin joined Colorado Preventive Medicine in May 2023 as the Front Office Coordinator.

Rodica was born in West Africa Benin and has lived in Colorado since moving to the United States in 2009.  She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Ethnic Studies and in the fall of 2024, she will be starting her first year of law school at the University of Denver. Prior to joining our team, she had experience at Denver Health as an Enrollment Specialist.