Marta earned her Physician Associate degree in May 2023 from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Before becoming a physician associate, Marta worked as a Care Technician at Vail Health and as a ski patroller at Ski Cooper. Her rotation at Mountain Family in Rifle solidified her desire to work in family medicine and at…

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Lydia Sprouse, FNP, has been practicing medicine since 2021 in acute and urgent care. Lydia earned her Family Nurse Practitioner from Regis University, where she graduated with honors in their rural and underserved program. Lydia received her BSN from Lander University, located in her home state of South Carolina, where she graduated magna cum laude…

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Kaitlyn has been practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 2020. She earned her MSN from The Ohio State University. Kaitlyn also holds a BS in neuroscience from Ohio Wesleyan University. Kaitlyn recently relocated from upstate NY to Colorado and is excited to be working at the Glenwood Springs Integrated Health Center. When not at…

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Louise “Taylor” McKey is a pediatric nurse practitioner practicing at the Avon School Based Health Center. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature at TCU in 2010 and completed a 1-year nursing residency at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth specializing in critical care. Taylor worked as…

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Dr. Benson has been practicing medicine since 2005. Dr. Benson earned his MD from the University of Iowa. He most recently relocated from Oregon to Colorado, however previously he lived and worked in both Greeley and Alamosa, Colorado Dr. Benson grew up in Washington State and Boulder, Colorado and is excited to be working at…

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Maddie earned her Physician Assistant master’s degree from Colorado Mesa University, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, with honors, from Avila University. While in PA school she was fortunate enough to be selected for an extended clinical training in a rural and underserved community (Rifle). While in training she fell in love…

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Natasha Ellwood PA-C has been practicing medicine since 2013 and has spent most of her career in community health. She returned to Mountain Family in 2022 after spending 2 years in the Boulder area where she grew up. Previously at the Rifle clinic for 5 years, she is excited to be back in the valley…

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McKenzie grew up on the front range and lived in several different places, including Boston and Nicaragua, before deciding to move back to Colorado with her family. She earned her Master of Science in nursing from Boston College in 2018 and has been working in pediatrics ever since. With a background in quality improvement within…

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Part-time provider; not accepting new patients at this time. Joanne Teik grew up in Milwaukee, WI and moved to the Vail Valley area in 1994. She went back to Milwaukee for a couple of years to earn her Physician Assistant degree from Marquette University in 2000. She has been mostly practicing in Urgent Care and…

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Part-time provider; not accepting new patients at this time. Lauren has been practicing medicine since 2019. Lauren earned her Master’s of Clinical Medical Science specializing in Physician Assistant studies from Barry University in Miami, FL. Lauren also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University. Lauren recently relocated from Florida to Colorado. Lauren likes to…

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