Dr. Francavilla enjoys all areas of family medicine, especially pediatrics and women's health. It is important for her that her patients feel engaged in their care and chose from a variety of reasonable treatment options. Whether you are due for your wellness exam, have a medical problem like asthma, hypothyroidism or diabetes or trouble with anxiety and depression, she would be happy to see you at our Lakewood family medicine practice and be your primary care doctor. As a mom herself, she loves seeing children and their parents.
Dr. Francavilla is on the AMA Delegation for the state of Colorado and on the Foothills Medical Society Board of Directions. She previously served on the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, the Colorado Medical Society Board and the American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council.
Dr. Francavilla also loves to help people improve their general health, diabetes, high blood pressure and other medical problems with weight loss. She helps patients to lose weight with a personalized combination of nutrition, physical activity and medications as needed. You are welcome to keep your primary doctor and see Dr. Francavilla just for your weight.
Dr. Francavilla is the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Obesity Medicine Association.
Dr. James T. Boyd graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at Denver in 2008 and completed an internal medicine residency at Legacy Emmanuel in Portland, Oregon. During his residents training he received the outpatient resident of the year award, palliative care and the humanistic award.
Dr. Boyd completed his residency in internal medicine and enjoys working collaboratively with patients to meet their health care goals. Whenever possible he encourages treatment first with lifestyle changes and diet.
Jennifer Sapp, DO is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009, then completed her family medicine residency in 2012 with the Waco Family Medicine Residency. At her graduation, she received the Student Teachers in Family Medicine - Resident Teacher award.
As a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Sapp truly enjoys caring for the whole family - babies, children, adolescents, and adults, with an interest in women's health issues. She incorporates a multitude of procedures into her practice including women's health like pap smears, IUDs and Nexplanon; skin procedures like laceration repair and biopsies; and injections including knees, carpal tunnel, and deQuervain.
Education continues to be a strong tenet in her practice. She always strives to help her patients understand both the diagnosis, and the reasoning behind any treatment and advice. As an osteopathic physician, she'll try to always consider and incorporate a person's whole health - mind, body and spirit. From wellness, to prevention, to treatment of medical issues, this helps you have an ownership, and truly work as partners for health.
Outside of medicine, she loves hiking with her family, exploring new places, and watching her children grow up into their personalities.
Dr. Saul is board certified in Family Medicine with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She received her doctor of osteopathy degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri in 2012 and completed her Family Medicine Residency in Bluefield, WV in 2016. She earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Having grown up in Colorado, she has grown quite accustomed to outdoor sports and activities. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, running, snowboarding and gardening as well as weekend Do it Yourself projects and spending time with her family.
Dr. Saul's focus is in adult medicine with an emphasis on prevention of disease and optimizing the health and well-being of her patients. In addition to annual Wellness Exams, she provides treatment for a variety of chronic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and hypothyroidism as well as anxiety and depression. She values the time that she spends with her patients and encourage each individual to be an active part of their health care plan in order to reach their personal health goals.
"My goal is to preserve the health of my patients by providing each individual with exceptional medical care to the best of my abilities. The foundation of healing starts with me and with my dedication and emphasis on preventative medicine. It is refined by the development of a mutually trusting relationship based upon respect, empathy, and genuine communication. My hope is that through these elements, each patient will attain the greatest fulfillment of their health care needs."