Our 3 keys to empowering our patients are – education, communication, and nonjudgement. Without these, vulnerability becomes helplessness and increased illness.
– Elane Shirar, MD – Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Domaleski spends his free time staying active to maintain health and fitness, volunteering with church related activities, and spending time with his family. He has three accomplished children and his wife is a well-known physical therapist having recently been accredited with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with pelvic physical therapy.
“The importance of family is one key element that shapes the manner in which I practice medicine. I understand and respect that each patient is someone’s child, uncle, parent or sibling. Caring for a person (rather than just trying to manage a disease) makes practice in skilled and long-term care rewarding as a physician.
“My wife and I have successfully reared one of our 3 children into adulthood & we are hoping that we can just survive the other two (both teenagers). Our oldest son taught me to snowboard back in my younger days & I enjoy that when I can (but the crashes sure hurt more!). Our home is usually occupied by several animals, although we are down to just one dog at present, so I am bracing myself for a four-legged surprise any day now. Every chance I get, I sneak off into the mountains — preferably with family — onto a trail and wander. This is definitely one of my favorite parts of life in Colorado that I have enjoyed since the 1970s. “
After completing his service with the United States Air Force in 2012, Dr. Mesa focused his career in the direction of wound care then primary care, eventually finding a home in geriatrics. Dr. Mesa joined Rocky Mountain Senior Care in February of 2016 and serves the South Colorado community based out of Colorado Springs.
While attending Loyola University in New Orleans, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and in Spanish. Joanna was awarded with her Doctor of Medicine from Jagiellonian University in her native Poland, a program closely affiliated with University of Rochester in New York. She then completed her Family Medicine residency and Fellowship in Geriatrics in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her experience includes primary care in an outpatient and inpatient geriatric practice setting, also with focus on long term care. In addition, Joanna has experience as a faculty member for family medicine residents and students, educating them about geriatric nursing home care.
She continues to round with residents for Rocky Mountain Senior Care and finds it very rewarding. Dr. Trojanowski states, “I appreciate the elderly for their knowledge and life experience. Aging is part of life and I hope to provide my patients the medical guidance they may require but also to help with potential difficult life transitions.” Dr. Trojanowski is married, has a little boy who keeps her busy outside of work, and loves to travel!
I also have a professional website if people want to know more about me, or follow my blog: www.leacwatsonmd.com
Dr. Wever began working with seniors as an orderly at a nursing home at 16 years of age. He continued to work with seniors through his family practice and eventually they became his primary focus. He joined Rocky Mountain Senior Care in May 2017. Dr. Wever has a great admiration for their hard work, grit, and humor. “It is important to me to do our best for them. It brings me joy to help seniors and their loved ones navigate through difficult health challenges to obtain best outcomes based on their own goals of care.
Dr. Wever stays active with church activities, hiking with his wife of almost 40 years, and playing the trombone with multiple musical groups. He also enjoys spending time with his 3 adult children, 2 grandchildren, and Maddie the poodle- who loves visiting with his patients as much as he does.
Our Non-Physician Providers
When Clarence joined RMSC in November of 2017, he had already gained a tremendous amount of experience in various platforms to include surgical intensive care, surgical orthopedics, cardiac stepdown care on a PCCU unit, serving the CKD [chronic kidney disease] community as a dialysis RN, and later as charge nurse in an Acute Crisis Mental Health setting. Additionally, Clarence has served as Director of Nursing in a Skilled Nursing Facility setting achieving practice specific to the management of senior care and rehabilitation.
“I hope to bring to RMSC years of experience, as both a soldier and medical provider, in order to guide, mentor and safeguard against disease and render health. It is with great pleasure that I extend myself to the community of Colorado as I work to become a beacon of consistent quality care.”