Have you met Ara yet?

Ara Haupt is a Pediatric Physician Assistant who joined our team in August 2018. After taking maternity leave this winter, Ara is now back to work – and mama to beautiful Elsie!

Ara came to us after working for a large integrated pediatric practice in Denver for the last 7-years. Pre-adolescent and adolescent care, as well as integrated teen mental health, have been particular areas of interest throughout her career.

She is passionate about encouraging great nutrition, physical activity, and healthy emotional and spiritual practices into her patient care. In alignment with our practice’s philosophy, Ara seeks to educate her patients about how the body can heal itself when given the right tools and guidance.

Over the past few years, Ara’s passion for learning more in holistic and complementary medicine has grown tremendously. Seeking to find ways to incorporate an integrated medicine practice with the Western medicine she was trained in ultimately led her to Mindful Pediatrics.

To complement Ara’s already existing and varied holistic skills, she is being trained and supervised under Dr. Roy’s ongoing guidance.

Mindful Pediatrics is so excited to be offering services by a female provider for those families, adolescents, and children who prefer working with a woman.  Additionally, hiring Ara is now allowing us to offer the Mindful Pediatrics quality of care at a lower price point, enabling us to accommodate a wider range of families. We are also open 5- days a week for pediatric appointments!

Join us in welcoming Ara to our office and into our community! Please learn more about Ara by reading her full bio here.

You can call Gretchen at our front office to inquire about Ara’s services and request any additional information: 303.318.4102.


“As an emergency department RN, I have lofty expectations for the medical care of my children – this is what brought us to Dr. Roy and Mindful Pediatrics 5+ years ago. During our first visit with Ara I was curious to see if she would live up to the high standard of care that we have become accustomed to at Mindful Pediatrics. Ara not only met the high standard I set for the care we expect, she exceeded my expectations. She was kind, thorough, and well versed in the care of children, not to mention my kids adored her, as did I. What a wonderful addition to Mindful Pediatrics!!!!!! ” -Rachel Longseth

“My 16 year old daughter got to see Dr. Roy’s PA, Ara. She was so great with her and made her feel very comfortable. We love seeing Dr. Roy, but I think it’s fantastic that he has brought on a female for my teenage girls. It is always great to have other females in their lives that they can confide in. Ara is great!” -Megan Saad

“We were so excited to hear that Dr. Roy hired a female PA this past year. We have been even more excited as we have gotten to know her and work with Ara. Just like Dr. Roy, Ara is very approachable and knowledgeable. My kids immediately felt comfortable with her. She always takes time to answer all my questions and discuss all my concerns. We never feel rushed in our appointments. The main reason we first chose Mindful Pediatrics was that we wanted a pediatrician that integrated a wholistic approach to medicine. The reason we continue to stay is the people. It is obvious that Dr. Roy put a lot of thought into this hire. Ara is a perfect addition to the Mindful Pediatrics team.” -Hope Leonard

“The first time we met Ara, we knew we were in good hands! She’s warm and friendly, we absolutely adore her. Our daughters really enjoyed asking her questions (a lot) and getting to know her. They instantly felt comfortable around her and that made for a lovely experience. After one of our first visits, my youngest daughter said “I can’t wait until I turn 7, so I can see Ara again.”  We’ve been seeing Dr. Roy since 2013 and feel that Ara is a wonderful addition to the Mindful Pediatrics family!” -Orel Zwiebel

“My 3 daughters recently had physicals with Ara, the new PA at Mindful Pediatrics. Right awayI was very impressed with her approach to my preteen and teenage girls. She was light, but matter of fact. She broached subjects that are often embarrassing for girls that age with humor and empathy.  I could see that my daughters were comfortable with her style, as it is very similar to Dr. Roy’s. We were able to talk to her about a wide range of issues… supplements, vaccinations, screen time, and teenage peer pressures to name a few.  What a fantastic addition to Mindful Pediatrics. My family looks forward to working with Ara in the coming years.” -Ashley Dunn

“Ara is a wonderful addition to the Mindful Pediatrics practice.  She is very knowledgeable, thorough and proactive.  I greatly appreciated her caring and gentle way of connecting with my daughter.  By the end of our appointment, my daughter was smitten.  We both adore Ara and look forward to working with her again in the future!” –Ashlee Burke

About Dr. Roy Steinbock, M.D.

Dr. Roy Steinbock is a Board Certified Pediatrician, practicing Pediatrics since 1999. He practices evidence-based Western Medicine with a holistic approach. Dr. Roy believes that each child is unique and deserves to be understood from a biological, psychological, spiritual and social perspective. He uses his knowledge of general pediatrics, nutrition, mindfulness, and holistic medicine to guide his patients and their families in both well care and illness.

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