Our Providers

Delta/Cedaredge Family Practice

Kevin Pulsipher

DO

Dr. Pulsipher joins Cedar Point Health with over 20 years of providing care to Delta County. He obtained a BS in Pre-Med/Zoology at BYU, went to medical school at Des Moines University, and did a Family Medicine Residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He is board re-certified in Family Medicine. With his talented wife, they have raised 5 children and now have 8 grandchildren spread across the western US. An avid cyclist and triathlete, he also enjoys goofing off with his grand kids. He does FAA aviation exams for all classes, enjoys manipulative medicine, and simply caring for all ages. He and his wife are very grateful to call Western Colorado home, and be a part of this incredible area.

Timothy Meilner

MD

Bio Coming Soon!

Rebecca Nielson

Family Nurse Practitioner

Becca was born and raised in a small town in central Utah. After graduating from high school, she joined the US Army Reserves where she served 8 years as a combat medic. During that time she got her medical assistant certification. She moved to Colorado in 2003. In 2014 she graduated with an associates degree in nursing from AmeriTech in Draper, UT. She worked for six years on the med/surg floor at Delta Health Hospital and another two years at HopeWest Hospice. Becca recently graduated from Simmons University with a master’s degree in science of nursing as a family nurse practitioner. Becca spends her free time enjoying the outdoors with her four children and exploring all that the western slope as to offer.

Shilo Palmer

Family Nurse Practitioner

Shilo was born in a small town in southeast Utah, and grew up in Tuscon Arizona. She moved to Grand Junction 22 years ago to attend Mesa State College, now CMU. She graduated in 2006 with her BSN and started her nursing career on the pediatric unit at St Mary’s Hospital, where she worked for the last 18 years. After making the decision to go back to school, she attended Chamberlain University and recently graduated with her FNP. She is excited to start her Career in family medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping and horseback riding with her husband and 5 children.

Ridgway Family Practice

Joel Gates

DO

Dr. Gates attended University of Colorado, Oklahoma State University, and completed his residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO. He enjoys being active and can often be found running, biking, or walking during his lunch break.

Susan Dockins

Family Nurse Practitioner

Susan started her nursing career as an LPN at age 17 then became an RN, and has since been an ER & ICU Director and Director of Nursing. She was awarded Nurse of the Year for Missouri Emergency Medicine in 1989.  She graduated from Ball State University in 2003 as a family nurse practitioner and has experience in ER, urgent care, family practice, ketamine and IV therapy, and concierge clinics. She is also certified in advanced diabetic management and a DOT examiner. She believes in treating her patients as her own family and to work with patients to achieve their best possible physical and mental health. Time off is spent hunting, fly fishing, and snow skiing with her husband, Lee, who is a physician assistant, and their Weimaraner Blue. She is anxious to get back to the mountains, clean air, and country atmosphere.

Rio Grande Primary Care

Zach Barton

MD

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.

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.

Thomas Clagett

MD

Dr. Clagett grew up near Denver but considers all of Colorado his home.  He went to college at Colorado State University and completed graduate school and medical school at the University of Colorado.  He completed a residency program in Family Medicine in Coeur d’Alene Idaho before returning home.  He fell in love with Montrose during medical school when he spent a month working in the hospital.  He has a wife and 2 children.  His interests outside of caring for people of all ages include fishing, cycling, backpacking, skiing, gardening, banjo, guitar, and art.  He enjoys going to church with his family. His joys within medicine include public health, preventive medicine, chronic diseases, and pediatrics.

Abe Lee

MD

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.

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.

Jonathan 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 to 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.

Stephanie Sargent

MD

Dr. Sargent is board certified in Family Medicine and grew up in Durango, CO. Upon graduation from Durango High School, she went to college at the University of Denver and medical at the University of Colorado. She then went on to complete Family Medicine residency in Coeur d’Alene, ID with an extra year in Behavioral Health fellowship. She worked there with multiple psychiatric providers and care teams to increase her expertise in mental health. Her interests in medicine include preventative care, mental health, and chronic disease management for people of all ages. Despite enjoying all the Northwest had to offer, she is excited to call Montrose home. She has a husband and a dog. When she’s not in the office, you can find her with her husband skiing, running, or hiking.

Randy Shelton

DO

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.

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.

Dr. Stephens was born and raised in Hong Kong. She spent idyllic childhood summers up in Cimarron as her dad is from Montrose. She moved to the UK in 2002, attending medical school at the University of Manchester, where she graduated with her MBChB (UK equivalent of an MD). She then did 5 years of post-grad training and residency, qualifying as a Family Practitioner in England in 2012 and worked locally there until moving with her husband and children to Montrose to be closer to family in 2019. She has continued to work remotely as a GP for UK companies via telehealth since moving. She has completed extra exams to now be dual-licensed in both England and Colorado and is excited to now start practicing locally. Dr. Stephens enjoys seeing patients of all ages and has special interests in promoting healthy lifestyles, managing hypertension, and training and mentoring others. Her interests outside of medicine include climbing, snowboarding, hiking, running, and reading.

Ryan Wisler

MD

Dr. Ryan Wisler grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University for college, medical school and internal medicine residency. His interests in medicine include preventative care and wilderness medicine. He and his wife, Dr. Sheena Wisler (OB/GYN), are looking forward to the opportunity to explore the Western Slope, but are especially excited about skiing and trail running.

Andrew Beard

Family Nurse Practitioner

Andrew is originally from San Diego, California. He was first exposed to medicine as a United States Marine where he was trained as a combat life-saver instructor and rifleman. After his honorable discharge, he became an EMT and began his formal medical career as a Trauma Technician at the University of California- San Diego, a level 1 trauma facility. He then attended nursing school in San Diego at Southwestern College, and upon graduation continued to work in the Emergency Department for UCSD as a RN. During that time that he earned his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. He relocated to Montrose with his family in 2015, and worked at Montrose Memorial Hospital as a RN in the ED. In an effort to be more directly involved in patient care, Andrew moved to Case Management. During his time as a Case Manager, he continued his education, and earned his Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner through Samuel Merritt University. Andrew is board-certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  His clinical interests include preventative care, Veteran’s health, and utilizing a holistic and mindfulness-based approach to wellness. He and his wife Jessica have a daughter and a son. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, barbecuing, or being cuddled up with his family watching movies.

Sue Carmody

Family Nurse Practitioner

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.

Lindsay Greenfield

Family Nurse Practitioner

Although she has lived all over the United States, Lindsay was born and raised in Minnesota. She earned her degree in Nursing (BSN) from Indiana Wesleyan University. After a brief stint at Children’s Hospital of MN, Lindsay entered the US Air Force serving Active Duty at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio. She was deployed to Iraq in service of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Lindsay met her husband (who was also active duty) in San Antonio. Once her years of service were completed, she continued her nursing career in children’s hospitals in San Antonio and Memphis. Lindsay earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Union University. She worked in pediatric clinics in both Memphis and Houston prior to moving to Colorado in 2019. She and her husband have 4 children (including twins). She loves the Western Slope and all it has to offer. Her special areas of interest include: women’s health, primary care, pediatrics, and breastfeeding medicine. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and works closely with Dr. Meredith as part of our birthing program!

Eddie Medina

Family Nurse Practitioner

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.

Birgitt Schmalz

Family Nurse Practitioner

Birgitt has been a Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice for 25 years. Her passion has been in the area of family practice, and for the last two years she has focused on Pulmonary medicine. In the last 10 years, she has been working in Delta for Delta Health Clinics. Prior to this, she worked for Volunteers of America PACE, River Valley, and owned her own clinics in Montrose called Columbine Clinics. Birgitt enjoys spending her time at home with her husband, in her garden, playing music on her piano and harp, and especially enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren.

Gabrielle (Brie) Silverman

Physican Assistant

Brie graduated from Drexel University’s physician assistant program in Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Brie worked overseas after getting a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Denver. Born and raised in Southwest Colorado in the town of Cedaredge, Brie always knew she wanted to return to the area to work and raise a family. She is passionate about medicine and supporting people’s health goals and happiness. When not in the office, you can find Brie playing her ukulele or exploring the outdoors, typically hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, or skiing with her family, including her husband, daughter, two sons, and dogs.

HOURS

Montrose Urgent Care

Monday - Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday Noon-4pm

Grand Junction Urgent Care

Monday - Friday 9am-6pm

Primary Care

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

LOCATIONS

Ridgway Family Practice
295 Sherman St.
Ridgway, CO 81432

Rio Grande Primary Care
3330 S Rio Grande
Montrose, CO 81401

Delta Primary Care
233 Cottonwood St
Delta, CO 81416

Cedaredge Primary Care
255 SW 8th Ave
Cedaredge, CO 81413

Locations

Clifton Urgent Care
569 32 Rd. Unit 12
Grand Junction, CO 81504

Montrose Urgent Care
836 S. Townsend Ave Unit C
Montrose, CO 81401

Grand Junction Urgent Care
2454 Hwy 6 & 50 Unit 104
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Wellness Center Physical Therapy
2303 S Townsend Ave, Suite E
Montrose, CO 81401

Aesthetic Services
970-626-9770

 

 

CONTACT

PHONE (970) 249-7751

FAX (970) 249-5029

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