Our Staff

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Darima Aisarova-Lira

Medical Assistant

Darima earned her Medical Assistant's Degree from Concorde College in Aurora, CO. She is originally from Kazakhstan, Central Asia but moved to Denver in 2001. She has worked at South Denver Physicians since December 2013. Darima is married, loves being outdoors, travelling, watching football and spending time with family and friends.

Yelena Shif

Referral Coordinator

Yelena moved to Colorado 5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland. She has worked at South Denver Physicians since it's opening. Prior to South Denver Physicians, Yelena worked as a biller for a medical supply company and home health agency. Yelena enjoys hiking, running, loves her pug, Lexi, and spending time with family and friends.

Sophia Teissler
Medical Receptionist/Medical Records
Sophia moved to Colorado 6 years ago and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Colorado in 2018. She joined the South Denver Physician team this year. Sophia enjoys judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, painting, and spending time with family and friends.