Dr. Eileen G. Bickford

Dr. Eileen G. Bickford
Family Medicine

Ability to build patient bonds

I consider myself Latin Asian American. My family is of Chinese descent from Peru so I speak fluent Spanish instead of Chinese. I was born and raised in California, as the youngest of six children, in a Spanish-speaking household. This rich background has given me a great appreciation of other cultures and has helped me become a "people person.” After living in both northern and southern California, I decided to attend medical school in New York. When I moved to Colorado for my residency, I fell in love with the mountains and met my husband. We now have two young daughters and enjoy sharing them with nearby relatives, especially grandmas.

About my practice

As a woman, I am particularly drawn toward women's health, but I really enjoy all aspects of family medicine including pediatrics, minor trauma, and chronic disease management, such as diabetes and hypertension. I look forward to really getting to know my patients over the years. I hope that my patients consider me a friend and partner in their health care.

How I thrive

Having grown up in a large congested city with little opportunity to play outside, I really appreciate the outdoors. I now love adventure trips, where I can sea kayak, climb mountains, mountain bike and hike. I hope to instill that love of the outdoors in my children. We plan to have lots of family trips camping, hiking, and eventually biking and skiing (my husband says snowboarding). As a working mom with small children I constantly trying to find the perfect balance of work, family, and "me" time. To that end, I ran my first half marathon in January of 2012.