Phone: 303-420-1297
Fax: 303-420-2953

Meet Our Providers


Our office not only has excellent providers, but an exceptional support team as well. When you come to Highlands Family Medicine, you will be greeted by our friendly, professional front desk staff. Your experienced Medical Assistant will then escort you back to your appointment. We have a skilled billing team in our office who is able to speak with you personally about any billing concerns you may have. We are also proud to offer the services of our referrals specialist, should you need a referral to a specialist at any point in your care. Highlands Family Medicine has been serving our patients since 1969, and is excited for you to be part of our family.

Joseph Bednarek, M.D. grew up in Billings, Montana. He attended medical school at the University of Washington, and completed his residency training at Mercy Medical Center in Denver. Dr. Bednarek enjoys developing relationships with his patients of all ages. His home life is very full with his wife Jill, twins Claire and Luke, and their younger brother John. He enjoys drawing and painting.


Lauren Kolfenbach PA-C grew up in Grand Rapids, MI. She attended PA school at the University of Iowa and subsequently worked at a gastroenterology office in Chicago. She then practiced at Swedish Family Medicine. She has had papers published on childhood depression and irritable bowel syndrome and enjoys serving as a peer editor for a national medical journal. She and her husband, Jason, stay busy running after their daughter, Isabella, and sons Hayden and Dylan.


William LeCoq, PA-C was a fire medic in the Denver metro area for 27 years. He has extensive emergency medicine and family practice experience. Bill attended the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle, WA. Bill and his wife raised four children and love to hike, camp, and ski.


Miriam Reece, M.D.  grew up in Colorado. She attended medical school at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and completed her residency training at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, she completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Reece practices both Family and Sports Medicine, and also has particular passions for preventative medicine and women's health. Outside of the office Dr. Reece likes spending time with her husband Marc, as well as hiking, camping, marathon running, skiing, reading, gardening, and listening to live music.