Family Health Services at Grand River Health Clinic West
Born and raised in Yampa, Colorado, Dr. Arthur received her BS in Biology at Mesa State College in Grand Junction and went on to do her medical training at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Dr. Arthur completed her residency in Alaska at Alaska Family Medicine in Anchorage where she had a rural emphasis with practice rotations in rural or “bush” communities including Seward, Kodiak, Dillingham and Dutch Harbor. While attending Mesa State, Dr. Arthur had the opportunity to do immunology research on Hantavirus in the deer mouse population. Hantavirus is prevalent in Western Colorado and continues to pose health risks to our patient population who could be exposed. She found this research fascinating.
In 2012, the Arthurs relocated to Collbran and she joined the Plateau Valley Medical Clinic. Dr. Arthur lives in Collbran with her husband, Jason, who teaches math at Grand Valley High School in Parachute. The Arthurs have two children Vivian, 7 and Elijah, 4. Dr. Arthur and her family enjoy all the outdoor activities western Colorado offers including hiking, archery, camping, mountain biking, skiing and music. Dr. Arthur loves to play guitar and is in the process of learning the mandolin.
When asked what drew her to Grand River Health, Arthur says, “I love practicing medicine in a small town. You get a chance to develop relationships with the patients as well as their families; you really get to experience the whole spectrum of care. It’s extremely fulfilling. I don’t think I would be truly happy practicing medicine in an urban environment.”
What does Dr. Arthur look forward to most at Grand River Health? “I have tremendous admiration for Dr. Coleman (Grand River Health Chief Medical Officer) and the staff here. The collaboration between the physicians and the specialists is inspiring. Grand River Health is very forward thinking and cutting edge when it comes to the health care delivery model and is poised well for the future. I am impressed with the breadth of services offered at Grand River Health and look forward to building new relationships as I build my practice.”
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Arthur at Clinic West in Battlement Mesa. The community has asked Grand River Health to provide them with more access to primary care and we are very excited to have attracted such a well-respected and beloved physician to our clinic. She will be a great asset to for both our patients and our organization” says Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kevin Coleman.