South 5th LocationZachary Barton, MD Accepting Patients
Dr. Barton came to Montrose after having lived the majority of his life in Texas. He is very excited for the opportunity to come to a mountain town and experience the advantages of a smaller community. Initially he completed a degree in engineering from BYU. Later he went to Texas Tech for medical school where he also earned his MBA. He completed his residency in Waco, Texas. He brings with him a wonderful family for which he is so grateful. He has a beautiful, talented wife whom he adores. He has been blessed with two boys that are both very good people and are very happy to have new experiences in Montrose and the outdoors. They are excited to call Montrose home.
Darrin Green, MD
Dr. Green was born and raised in Montrose. He attended college in Boulder and Regensburg, Germany majoring in Molecular Biology and German. Between college and medical school he worked in a genetics research lab studying cancer promotion and suppression gene pathways. His medical training was at CU medical school in Denver. In 2003 he completed a 3-year Family Practice Residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver and returned to Montrose, where he was in solo practice until 2017 when he helped form Cedar Point Health. Outside of medicine he enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and their 5 kids. He also enjoys woodworking, lutherie, baking, running and welding.
Abraham Lee, MD Accepting Patients
Dr. Lee grew up near Chicago, IL but has long wanted to live in a smaller community in Colorado. He is grateful to call Montrose home since 2002. His journey here included stops at Duke University for undergraduate education, the University of Illinois for medical school, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction for residency training. His medical interests include Diabetes, Nutrition, and Dermatology. He, his wife, and 4 children can usually be found dreaming of new adventures — exploring new places and meeting new people, desiring to be transformed in the process.
Edward Medina, FNP Accepting Patients
Edward will be joining us in May, 2019!
Edward grew up in New York City and lived in Charlotte, NC for over twenty years. After spending most of his adult life in large cities, he has been thrilled to call the Western Slope of Colorado home for the past 4 years. For many years Edward owned and managed a small IT firm in North Carolina. After what his wife describes as the most boring mid-life crisis in the world, Edward transitioned into healthcare 7 years ago. He has spent that time in the setting of emergency medicine, having worked in a level one trauma center in Charlotte and then in the Montrose Memorial Hospital emergency department. He received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University and his master’s degree in advanced practice nursing from Clarkson College in Omaha, NE. He is married (nearly 20 years now) to the lovely Amber, a very experienced registered nurse. He is the father of two teenage sons, who increasingly outdo him at nearly every athletic pursuit. Edward enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, back-country skiing, and writing about himself in the third person.
Lindsay Meredith, MD Accepting Patients
Dr. Meredith was born in DeQueen, Arkansas, but moved to Austin, Texas, where she spent most of her youth. She met her soulmate, (and 4th generation Coloradoan) Scott, while working at a fly-shop together in Austin. She attended the University of Texas at Austin for undergrad. Her love of the outdoors brought her out West to the University of Colorado for medical school where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in her 4th year. She went to the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, which is considered one of the best Family Medicine programs in the country especially for broad, rurally-focused training. There her training included outpatient care, OB, pediatrics, office procedures, inpatient medicine, and emergency medicine. Dr. Meredith has a passion for taking care of women during their pregnancies and continuing the relationship by caring for the babies she has delivered as they grow and develop. This part of her practice has grown even more special as she has become a mother herself. After 4 years practicing Family Medicine and OB in Montana, she and Scott are thrilled to be coming home to Colorado. They are looking forward to raising their two daughters, Madison and Piper, in Montrose, and joining such a wonderful community and they spend much of their free time fly-fishing, rafting, and camping.Jonathon Osorio, MD
Dr. Osorio grew up in South Carolina as the oldest of six children raised in a competitive cycling family. Their national competitions brought them to many parts of the U.S. including training in Colorado in his teenage years. From that point, he was determined to find a way to eventually work and live in Colorado. It was the majesty and serenity of the mountains that drew Dr. Osorio back. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at BYU and then moved Charleston, SC for medical school. From there, he and his wife found the opportunity to move to Grand Junction, CO for Family Medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital. During those 3 years, they were constantly heading into the San Juan mountains for outdoor activities. Upon completing residency, Dr. Osorio and his wife and 3 kids moved to South Island, New Zealand for 6 months to work in primary care and explore the beautiful country—another great outdoor treat! In April 2012, Dr. Osorio and his wife, Jeni, returned to Montrose to settle down and join San Juan Family Medicine. Montrose has been the beautiful small-town atmosphere that they have looked for to raise their 5 boys. They spend much of the summer camping, backpacking, cycling, trail running and getting off the beaten path.
Leslie Gibson, FNP-BC, CNM Accepting Patients
Leslie has been serving the Montrose community for the past 14 years as a Certified Nurse Midwife board certified through AMCB, a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by ANCC and a Registered Nurse. Leslie is a Colorado Native and was raised on the Western Slope in Rifle, Co. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis University in Denver, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her Post-Masters Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. Leslie and her husband James were high school sweethearts and have amazing children, 4 sons and 1 daughter. They are both very active in the community and love calling Montrose home. With more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare, she brings a unique skillset to Cedar Point Health. Leslie is thrilled to be providing care to all ages, partnering with families and patients in their health from birth through adulthood. She is also thrilled to be continuing her passion in providing the women of the community with the option Midwifery care for pregnancy, birth and beyond!
Lars Stangebye, MD
Dr. Lars Stangebye grew up in Roswell, NM and attended the University of New Mexico for undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Physics. He attended medical school at UNM and graduated in 1990. He did his family practice residency at The Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport, PA and served as the chief resident his last year before moving to Montrose in 1993. The first 20 years of his practice in Montrose involved delivering babies, taking care of newborns, and critically ill patients in the hospital. Now, with the development of the hospitalist system, he focuses his attention on office based medicine. The most rewarding part of being a family physician for Dr. Stangebye is providing multi-generational care. He also enjoys the opportunity to provide multicultural care on medical missions to countries such as Honduras and Haiti and enjoys sharing that experience with his family. He and his wife, Jennifer were married during medical school and together have raised 5 children. They are starting their own families and he enjoys his new role of “papa” (grandpa)! He loves living in Montrose, with its natural beauty, friendly people, and superb quality of life.
Townsend LocationChris Polsley, PA-C Accepting Patients
Chris Polsley is a nationally certified and Colorado licensed Physician Assistant. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana and his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Touro University in Henderson, Nevada before moving back to his hometown of Montrose, Colorado. Chris scored in the top 1% percent in the country on the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and is an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society. Compared to the large and impersonal clinics and hospitals where he received the majority of his training, Chris enjoys the friendly atmosphere and tight knit team he’s found at Cedar Point Health. Outside of medicine, Chris’s interests include hiking, reading, and Crossfit.
Randal Shelton, DO Accepting Patients
Dr. Randal Shelton grew up near Montrose in Hotchkiss, Colorado. He completed his undergraduate in Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. He obtained his medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. From there he attended residency as part of Carolina Healthcare Systems just outside of Charlotte, NC. He returned home to practice in rural CO, board certified in Family Practice. He is enthusiastic about the practice of medicine, believes in maintaining good health and preventative care. He is level 2 work comp certified and is trained in manual manipulative therapy. Dr. Shelton enjoys exercising, spending time with his family and doing anything outdoors.
Cedaredge LocationTerry Wade, DO Accepting Patients
Dr. Wade was born in Alexandria VA and moved as a teenager with his family to Muskogee OK. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 4 years as a medic in Minot ND. After his service to USAF he moved to Colorado Springs CO in 1981, where he attended the UCCS and graduated with an associates in math and science and a bachelor’s degree in biology. In 1987 he attended the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Tulsa OK and graduated medical school in 1991. He went on to do his Internship in Grand Rapids Michigan at Metropolitan Hospital. In 1992 he completed his Family Practice medical training with a residency at the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation and Family Medicine Center, where the Foundations main focus was the indigent of Colorado Springs. For 23 years Dr. Wade has been a sole practitioner in Cedaredge Colorado and for the past 8 years he has owned and operated 3 Urgent Cares and 2 additional Family Practices in Montrose, Clifton, and Fruita, CO. Recently Dr. Wade has partnered with Cedar Point Health in Montrose, CO. Dr. Wade will continue his Family Practice in Cedaredge where he and his wife Susan have raised 4 wonderful children and are now enjoying spoiling their 7 grandchildren. His joys in life are his family and collecting records. He also enjoys sports, the outdoors, and his medical missions to Guatemala.
Fruita LocationJohn Lawrence, PA-C Accepting Patients
Mr. John Lawrence was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM. He received his BA in Chemistry from Simpson College in Indianola, IA, did graduate work at UNM and Drake University, and held positions at as an EMT and nurse at varying positions including Children’s Hospital in Denver prior to his Physician Assistant studies at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO. A 2009 outstanding graduate award winner, he also received a Master of Medical Science degree from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. John’s background includes work experience in Nuclear, Environmental, and Geochemistry; recreation and a 2-year stint as a Kindergarten teacher. He comes to Cedar Point Health after 5 years of rural family and Urgent Care medicine in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, and 4 years of outpatient pediatrics in Lander/Riverton, WY and Avon, CO. He is very excited to be a part of Cedar Point Health where he can utilize his diverse experience. Mr. Lawrence speaks Medical Spanish and looks forward to improving his conversational skills. When not in clinic his interests include: family, music, cooking, travel, camping, sports, and reading.
Diana Wright, PA-C Accepting Patients
Diana is originally from Virginia. She did her undergraduate studies at VA Tech. Eventually she obtained her Master’s in Medical Science from St. Francis University and her Physician Assistant Certification from Red Rocks Community College here in Colorado. Diana has practiced Family Medicine for all age groups as well as hospital and emergency medicine in rural communities in both Colorado and Washington. Although not a native, after 30 years living in Colorado, she has become a Colorado outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys hiking, climbing, skiing, and camping any time of year.
Nevada LocationAndrew Bolton, MD, MPH
Dr. Drew Bolton grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received dual training in Medicine and Public Health from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he was awarded the Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Surgeon General. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado. He is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and strives for compassionate, patient-centered care. His interests include population health, critical care medicine, and chronic disease management. He has a beautiful wife and a son, and enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing in his free time.
Michael Brezinsky, MD
Dr. Michael Brezinsky is a board certified Internal Medicine physician originally from Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and went on to attend medical school at Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. After earning his medical degree, he completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, where he also served as a Chief Resident from 1996-1997. He and his wife, Christine, have 5 children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, doing medical mission work in impoverished countries throughout the world, and he also enjoys fly fishing.
Bryce Lokey, MD
Dr. Bryce Lokey grew up in Montrose and is excited to have returned to his hometown to practice medicine. He completed his medical education and residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and has special interests in diabetes and improving care through health information technologies. He serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer for Montrose Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lokey enjoys hiking, climbing, rafting, and skiing with his wife, Sara, and daughter, Gracie.
Justin Tanner, MD
Dr. Justin Tanner grew up on a small farm in Rigby, Idaho. He received his medical training at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his Residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He cares for acutely ill hospitalized patients and focuses his outpatient practice on weight loss and health and wellness. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as mountain biking and skiing.
Sue Carmody, FNP
Sue has been registered nurse for over 30 years receiving her initial training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Most of her early career was spend in the intensive care unit caring for critically ill patients. She received her Master of Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1998. She has worked with Cedar Point Health for the past 15 years. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She lives on Log Hill Mesa with her husband and two sons. Sue enjoys trail riding her horses in the high country and camping in the summer, and skiing in the winter.
Jana Faragher, DNP, FNP
Jana is originally from Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota. Her Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees are from University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Her research was related to childhood obesity and she continues to focus on health and wellness across the lifespan. Jana enjoys skiing, hiking and adventures with her husband and two young children.
Suzanne Haag, PA-C Accepting Patients
Suzanne has been a physician assistant since 1994. She graduated from University of Texas School of Allied Health Science in Dallas Texas. Upon graduation she received a high score accommodation from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants. She served in the National Health Service Corp from 1994-1998 serving a Hispanic border community in South Texas. Completing her time with NHSC she continued to serve rural underserved populations in New Mexico for 9 years when she relocated to the western slope of Colorado in 2007 where she worked at the rural health center Basin Clinic in Naturita, then The Uncompahgre Medical Center in Norwood, and for a short time Mountain Medical Center in Ridgway. Suzanne has worked primarily in family practice but has also worked in disciplines of obstetrics, general surgery, hospital medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine. Her passion in is root cause medicine with a holistic approach and will be working on her Functional Medicine certification in 2019-2020. She has two amazing young adult children who are off in the world starting their adult adventures. She lives in Montrose with her new rat terrier puppy. He will be joining her on her adventures camping, hiking, traveling and who may even become a moto-dog!Dale Yocum, MSN, FNPC
Dale grew up in rural Idaho. He became an RN in 1975 and practiced in hospital and community settings. He received his master’s degree in Nursing from University of Kentucky and spent three years as a teacher at Mesa College Nursing Program. He received nurse practitioner training through the University of Wyoming’s Rural Health program, finishing in 1990. As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner for 23 years, he has spent his career in rural Southwest Colorado working in Montrose County’s west end, Ouray County and in Montrose. Dale has a diverse clinical background spanning wellness and injury prevention to acute and chronic care. He lives in Ouray County, and has two teenage sons. He enjoys hiking, camping, rafting, and cross-country skiing.