Meet Our Team


Our Team

We share similar core values that drive us to bring the best of who we are to work every day.
who walks through AFC American Family Care doors deserves nothing less. These values include: a respect and consideration for others, honesty and integrity. Every patient
It means compassion and kindness for all. Teamwork and a spirit of cooperation. Initiative and bringing excellence to everything we do. This is who we are.

Darius and Shideh are part of the Denver community since June 2012. They are extremely devoted to their children, Melissa and Kevin.

Indeed, it is due to an accident involving Kevin that Darius and Shideh have found their true mission in life, which is to bring high quality, affordable urgent care to a community, which is suffering from lacking options.

It all started with Kevin playing on a frozen lake where he fell and hit his head on the ice. After being in the ER for 5 hours, their son’s situation improved and he was released without having an MRI taken. All the doctor said was that Kevin should rest. . The long waiting time and high cost of the ER was shocking to them.   “ This accident was eye opening to us and made us think that we can make a difference in the community by offering high quality care in with affordable prices, that will affect peoples lives” the Kermans think today!

Darius is an electrical engineer from Muenchen, Germany, with a Masters in Business Administration. He has a long career in the food processing industry with German and Swiss companies in leading positions.

Shideh is a chemical engineer with a Master in Business from Kempten University, Germany. She is an active mom in her community.

All four family members are passionate skiers and spend a lot of time in the mountains. When apart, Darius enjoys flying an airplane and Shideh enjoys teaching yoga and visiting nursing homes. Their spirit of faith and fellowship serves as an infectious inspiration to those who are fortunate to be in their presence.

IMG_7719Dr. Shen

Dr. Shen is a board-certified physician with a specialty in family medicine. Born in Taiwan and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Shen attended medical school in San Antonio, TX. He received his residency training by treating under-served populations in Houston and obtained further training in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world Dr. Shen’s experience as an emergency room physician, in particular, will make him equipped to treat urgent care patients with more complicated ailments and injuries without sending them to the emergency room, Kerman explains. As a result, patients will benefit from a much more cost-effective treatment.

Dr. ChildersDr. Gary

Dr. Childers graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine (GO GATORS!) in 1987. He did his internship in Spokane, Washington at Sacred Heart Medical Center.   He served for 3 years in the Army as a Flight Surgeon, and general medical officer while living at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He proudly served the United States in Operation Desert Storm as a Flight Surgeon for the 101st Airborne Division out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.  He has been married for 32 years and has 3 children.  He has been practicing medicine in Colorado since 1991.


Dr. Janet TamarenJT

Dr. Tamaren is dedicated to providing comprehensive family medicine and believes in engaging patients in the decision making process related to their care.

She has more than 20 years of experience in medical field. She has treated patients of all ages, newborn to elderly. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver.  Dr. Tamaren received her  M.S.  degree in Genetic counseling from the University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tamaren believes in giving back to the community by providing excellent care for her patients.







Kim Rea, NP

Kim Rea is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with more than two decades of experience as a nurse practitioner. She has been providing care in various settings in the adult and geriatric population. In 2003 she received Masters of Science Nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner from University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. In 2005 she received Post Masters Advanced Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from Northern Kentucky University.  She is a highly motivated provider that believes in  educating patients and working hand in hand with them to increase their quality of life.





Shaylin Fox, PA


Shaylin Fox is a licensed physician assistant who is new to Colorado, after working in rural New Mexico for the past three years. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from CU Boulder and graduated from University of St. Francis with a Master’s Degree. She is board certified physician assistant .She is passionate about both Urgent Care and Family Care and is thrilled to join American Family Care, where she has the opportunity to do both. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, pianist, scuba diver and dancer.


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