Medical family settles into busy life
By Nancy Koontz; courtesy photos
Making it look easy, devoted parents and physicians Michael and Laura Rosenberg are balancing life in 2021 with a can-do confident attitude. With their busy schedules, the Rosenbergs find following their very full calendar a must.
Their daughter, Reese, just finished Buffalo Ridge Elementary (BRE) and will attend Rocky Heights Middle School next year. Noah and Cameron will both continue at BRE. Laura takes time away from her medical practice to serve as the co-chair of the fundraising committee for the elementary school.
The high-energy family is constantly on the go. The kids love it that way – as they participate in flag football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, music lessons, family ski vacations, RV adventures and trips to Maine, Florida and Mexico.
They moved to The Village at Castle Pines (first renting) in December 2016 from Boston. Ultimately, they found the ideal home. For Michael, a Colorado native from Grand Junction (with all his family still living in Colorado), the move west was an easy choice. It was harder for Laura to leave her generational family back east. It helped knowing that other “transplants” transitioned well to Colorado living, and the Village lifestyle ended up being ideal for the outdoor-loving Rosenbergs.
Laura is a gastroenterologist at South Denver Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center, and her practice was one of the first in her field to offer telehealth services – even prior to the pandemic. Laura recognized the convenience that it affords her patients in offering complete care, and will continue to utilize this tool.
Michael is a cardiologist and electrophysiology specialist at UCHealth Heart and Vascular Center – Anschutz Medical Campus.
The Rosenbergs believe in supporting their community. Some family-favorite neighborhood restaurants are Danielle’s Scratch Kitchen, Pino’s Italian Kitchen & Bar, MiYO, Las Fajitas and Cuba Cuba. Laura enjoys going to Crush Wine Bar with her girlfriends. Tony’s Meats & Market is a favorite to pick up appetizers, and Heads Up Salon is where the entire family goes for haircuts.
Laura enjoys working in her Castle Rock office and endoscopy center. She noted, “The entire Castle Rock area is so much of a cohesive community that I see my patients all over town. I find it extremely rewarding to see them out enjoying themselves and not just in my office.”
A priority for the Rosenbergs is that their children, with their active schedules, are learning the value of interacting with other kids, being part of a team, and mastering multi-tasking. Still, they find it important the children are doing what they enjoy. The Rosenbergs encourage their kids to choose what they love to do. So far, so good – they are able to do it all and still be high-achievers in school.
The Rosenbergs are grateful they have a part-time nanny. Kim helps them out 20 hours a week, and she brings her young son, Logan, with her. She helps in the planning and coordinating of the family’s comings and goings.
As Laura reflected, her children were just babies when they all attended the nearby Montessori school, and now the oldest is going into middle school. Active with the schools their kids attend, and proud members of the community, Michael and Laura enjoy what downtime they do get just for the two of them.