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Emily Cheshire, DNP

Emily is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She completed undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina and received her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from the University of Colorado College of Nursing. She worked with asylum seekers in Denver, worked as Medical Director for a local Federally Qualified Community Health Center, pioneered a chronic pain shared group medical visit model, taught Bachelor of Nursing students as an Assistant Professor, and enjoys seeing a wide range of clients in clinic. She is passionate about health care for all- including outside the US. She has worked in developing countries including Costa Rica, Tanzania and Uganda. She embraces a holistic, whole body approach to care that embraces the mind-body connection. She is most fulfilled by helping people achieve their optimal levels of health and quality of life.
Emily is married with two young children.  She maintains her own health by being outdoors as much as possible and enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and camping.

Megan Persson, FNP

Megan was raised on a farm near Stickney, South Dakota, a very small town of around 300 people. Her father continues to farm, and her mother is a medical transcriptionist. She has one younger brother who works as an accountant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from South Dakota State University in 2008. Megan then worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in adult intensive care units at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for two years and then at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota before deciding to pursue her Master's Degree in August 2011. She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in March 2013 and is now a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Megan is excited to start her career in primary care and plans to emphasize patient education, health promotion and disease prevention. She looks forward to caring for the entire family, from newborns to geriatrics, while utilizing a holistic approach that is also evidence-based. Megan will manage both acute concerns and chronic health conditions in the pediatric and adult populations.

Megan married her high school sweetheart in March 2010. Her husband is a neurology resident at the University of Colorado Hospital, which is what brought them to the Denver area. Megan lives in Denver with her husband and Boston Terrier child, Brutus. She enjoys cooking, watching her beloved Minnesota Vikings during football season (sorry Bronco fans!), and exploring the Denver area in her spare time.


David Peurye-Hissong, CHC

David was born and raised in a northern suburb of Chicago, Wilmette, as the youngest of three boys. At the age of two he was diagnosed with Cerebal Palsy Hemiglegia. Through 13 years of hard work and determination he persevered through his disability. He attended New Trier High School where he participated in competitive cycling, advanced strength training, as well as yoga. David followed his interests and went to CU Boulder graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology in 2013. He decided to stay in Colorado and pursue a career in fitness by becoming an American Council on Exercise certified Health Coach. Before coming to Lakewood Family Medicine he was a Personal Trainer in Cherry Creek.

David is eager to bring his passion to Lakewood Family Medicine and be the agent of change for his patients. He enjoys working with anyone who is motivated to do whatever it takes to achieve their personal goal, or be the inspiration they need to become motivated. He plans to educate patients on exercise, nutrition, and behavior modification from his own knowledge and expertise.

David is currently single and lives with his roommates and their golden retriever, Buddy. Along with working at Lakewood Family Medicine he also continues to personally train his clients. The little free time that he has is spent on racing and training to be a Paralympian.