It is with great pleasure Grand River Health in Rifle announce the addition of Dr. Dustin Cole to Grand River Health’s team of Specialists. Dr. Cole is an Interventional Spine Specialist and is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as Pain medicine.
Dr. Cole received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 1997, and went on to graduate from Medical school at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine in 2006. He went on to conduct his PGYI residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has spent the majority of his career practicing medicine in Western Colorado both in Cortez and Glenwood Springs. Dr. Cole has been Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2012, as well as Pain Medicine from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. When asked about treating pain, Dr. Cole says he likes to help the people help themselves. “I focus on improving function rather than focusing on the pain. I meet patients where they want to be”. Dr. Cole has written several articles on topics such as Aging Successfully, Living with Chronic Pain and Managing Low Back Pain.
Dr. Cole lives with his family in the Roaring Fork Valley. In their free time, the Coles take advantage of the great outdoors and love to hike, bike, canoe, raft and hunt. He also serves on the Board of KDNK Public Radio in Carbondale.
When asked why he chose Grand River Health he says “I am looking forward to being an integral part of Grand River and its future growth.” He adds “I am excited about the future expansion of the hospital and care center and the innovative services we will be able to provide the community. I look forward to working for an organization who continually strives to partner with their community, helping achieve a healthy population in a broader sense. “
Dr. Cole will begin seeing patients at Grand River Health in Rifle on July 30th.
Grand River Health serves Western Garfield County, Colo. in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Grand River Health operates Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, E. Dene Moore Care Center, Clinic West in Battlement Mesa, Grand River Student Health Centers in Parachute. Grand River’s focus is on offering meaningful clinical, community outreach, and exceptional, local health care. For more information, please visit www.grandriverhealth.org.