Heath Cotter, MD
Dr. Cotter practiced as an Emergency Physician at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, TX. Prior to that, he spent 4 years in private practice in the Texas panhandle where he maintained an outpatient clinic, hospital practice, provided nursing home and hospice care, in addition to working in the local ER.
Born in Monte Vista, Colorado and raised in TX, however both sides of his family have roots in Colorado, dating back to the 1880’s.
He believes the more a patient understands their disease, the more they can take ownership of their health. “My job as a physician is to help my patients understand their diseases and teach them how to take control of their health, so they can live long, fruitful, and productive lives.”
Dr. Cotter lives in Parachute with his wife Sabina, their three children, and an Australian Shepard. The entire Cotter family adores Colorado and they have many family members on the Western Slope have visited yearly. Cotter shared his family had the opportunity to stay overnight in Silt a couple of years ago. When asked what drew him to rural medicine and Grand River Health, Dr. Cotter says, “We were searching for an opportunity in Western Colorado. I was told about lots of options on the Front Range, but we knew that was not where we wanted to be. When the call came from the recruiter about an opportunity in Rifle, I knew exactly where they were talking about!” exclaimed Cotter. The Cotters plan to explore every nook and cranny of the Western Slope through hiking and camping.
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- Bachelor of Science from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
- Doctor of Medicine in 2007 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in the Department of Family and Community Medicine