About Michelle R. Barnett, PA-C, DFAAPA
Michelle has been a leader in the physician assistant, GI and liver communities for over three decades. She is thrilled to join South Denver GI after working with Associates in Gastroenterology in Colorado Springs for 23 years. Her achievements include being a recipient of the Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of Physician Assistants. Michelle is also a former Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) President, CAPA PA of the year, and has represented Colorado at the AAPA House of Delegates for 8 years. In 2021, she was selected for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America advanced practice provider inflammatory bowel diseases internship at the University of Chicago and was also the recipient of the 2021 International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders Ally Award for continued support of patients living with GI illnesses.
Michelle’s most recent passion has been advocating for patient with liver disease. She served for four years on the Colorado American Liver Foundation Board of Directors and recently completed a two-year term on the Ethics Committee for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
Recently, Michelle relocated to Denver. She understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including the roles of nutrition, yoga and meditation. Michelle enjoys traveling, musical theater, exercising and spending time with her family. She is an avid supporter of the Colorado Buffalos football team and the Denver Broncos.Schedule Appointment
Patient Care Philosophy
In the world of health care, active listening is essential because every patient is unique. My philosophy is to treat people with respect and courtesy and formulate a shared decision making management strategy. I like to provide resources and tools, including dietary and lifestyle modifications, to maintain excellent GI health for life.
Steatotic Liver Disease (formerly “fatty liver disease”)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Kansas Newman College, B.S. (Chemistry)
Wichita State University, B.S. (Physician Assistant)
University of Nebraska, Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Associations and Membership
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
American Liver Foundation
Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants