Zachary 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.
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.
Katherine Painter, MD Accepting Patients
Dr. Painter grew up in a small town in southern Illinois and completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and biology at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal IL. While there she met her husband while they both competed on the Track and Field team and spent five years volunteering on the 24-hour crisis hot line. After graduation, she completed her medical training at the University of Illinois and participated in the rural training track. She then went on to complete her training in family practice through St. Mary’s family practice residency program in Grand Junction. Dr. Painter enjoys treating all ages and does procedures including skin biopsies, joint injections, IUD insertions, and Nexplanon placement. In her free time Dr. Painter and her husband enjoy staying active and spending time with their two dogs.
Lars Stangebye, MD Accepting Patients
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 multigenerational 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.
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.
Terry 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.
Andrew Bolton, MD, MPH Accepting Patients
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.
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.
Kenneth Harris, MD Accepting Patients
Dr. Harris grew up in the Midwest and mid-South and graduated from high school in Mississippi. He graduated from Millsaps College, and attended University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He completed his post-graduate residency with Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. In his free time, Dr. Harris enjoys participating in outdoors activities and has a passion for tennis.
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.
Angela Miller, PA-C Accepting Patients
Angela is a Colorado native and grew up in Pueblo, CO. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado-Denver in Biology and obtained her Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. Angela’s training has focused on promoting health across the lifespan, preventative medicine and managing chronic conditions. Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, hiking, biking, cooking, and do-it-yourself home improvements.
Jana Faragher, DNP, FNP Accepting Patients
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.
Dale Yocum, MSN, FNPC Accepting Patients
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.