We are committed to providing the best cardiovascular care possible for our patients through state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment, caring relationships based on mutual trust and respect, and collaboration with other healthcare professionals to foster comprehensive patient care.
Behzad Molavi, MD, FACC
Dr. Molavi not only derives great satisfaction from treating very sick cardiac patients in the hospital, he enjoys developing a long term physician-patient relationship in the office. Dr. Molavi strives to help patients understand their cardiac disease, which allows them to take an active role in managing it. He enjoys all aspects of cardiology, including prevention and wellness.
“I believe in providing compassionate, comprehensive and caring cardiovascular treatment of the highest standard for all my patients. I specialize in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine and peripheral vascular disease to provide comprehensive heart and vascular care. I have an extensive research and clinical background.”
Dr. Molavi grew up in Iran and received his Medical Degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He spent his residency years at Michigan State University and completed his fellowship in general cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has advanced fellowship training in Interventional Cardiology from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Upon completion of his second fellowship, he joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences division of cardiology as an interventional cardiologist and catherization laboratory attending physician.
He relocated to Platte Valley Medical Center in June 2009 to start an interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular program in the cardiovascular catheterization laboratory.
In his free time, Dr. Molavi enjoys spending time with his family. Together with his wife and two sons, they enjoy playing tennis, spending time in the Colorado mountains , skiing, hiking and cycling. He is having a good time with his oldest son and their new hobby, scuba diving.
Qaisar Khan, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Khan performs a multitude of cutting edge, advanced cardiovascular procedures. His mission is to provide the best care possible while treating every patient as if he were treating himself.
He received his medical degree from Aga Khan University, Pakistan, and spent his residency years at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Arkansas as well as and his Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Indiana University,
In his free time, Dr. Khan enjoys volunteering his medical skills and home brewing.
Franchesca Neil, FNP-BC
A Colorado native, Franchesca graduated from Regis University with her Masters in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She is board certified through the American Nurses Association and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American College of Cardiology. Franchesca has “grown-up” with Platte Valley Medical Center from her undergraduate to Master’s degree. She has been integral to Platte Valley’s growth, from being a nursing clinical coordinator to helping obtain Cardiac rehabilitation, Chest Pain and Stroke Center certification for the hospital.
She joined High Plains Heart and Vascular in 2015. Cardiology has always been her passion and she strives to provide quality, evidenced-based patient centered care.
“I always care for patients as I would like to be cared for,” she says. “And this is how I practice. I want to ensure my patients feel listened to and are educated so they can make informed decisions that allows them to be more involved in their care.”
Franchesca stays involved with the Brighton community by volunteering in community outreach events and spends her free time keeping up with her young children and enjoying the Colorado outdoors.
Donald Rabor, MD
Dr. Rabor specializes in noninvasive imaging, pacemaker insertion and all aspects of adult cardiology. He offers expert cardiovascular care incorporating the latest in technology and treatment modalities, in a personable, caring and dignified manner.
He believes that true healing occurs not only from treating a patient’s physical ailments but also identifying and addressing the emotional, mental and spiritual sufferings that often accompany those ailments.
In his spare time, Dr. Rabor likes spending time with his wife and his two teenage daughters. He and his family enjoy new restaurants and cuisines, traveling and going to concerts. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and skiing.
Laura Mason, PA-C
Laura Mason was born and raised in Fort Collins. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology from CU Boulder. After college, Laura worked in a cardiology clinic where she found a true passion for cardiac medicine and working with patients. Laura attended graduate school at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, and earned her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2012.
Laura has been working alongside and closely collaborating with the physicians at High Plains Heart & Vascular Center since 2015. She is a board-certified provider who is trained to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular disease. Laura is passionate about patient education and encouraging patients take an active role in their healthcare by learning about their heart health.
“I believe that every visit with a patient is an opportunity to positively impact someone’s life,” she says. “I try to be a thoughtful and caring provider by working with each person to individually address their cardiac needs.”
She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), and American College of Cardiology (ACC). She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
In her free time, Laura enjoys running, skiing, traveling, and exploring all that beautiful Colorado has to offer. She and her husband are excited to welcome their first child in April 2018.