501 Airport Road, Rifle, Colorado 81650 | 970-625-1510 | Contact Information | Patient Portal

Located in our Specialty Clinic at the north entrance of our Rifle Campus.

501 Airport Road, Rifle, Colorado 81650
For more information on our After Hours Clinic out-patient hospital services, call 970.625.1510

Please note: Emergency rooms treat patients based on the severity of condition. Patients with life-threatening injuries are treated first.

Emergency Medicine

Ty Nichols, MD

Dr. Ty Nichols is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician. He…

Emergency Medicine

Sara Shainholtz, PA-C

* Spanish Speaking Sara Shainholtz grew up just west of…

Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

S. Nichole Feeney, MD

Pediatric Medicine & Internal Medicine at Grand River Health Clinic…

Emergency Medicine

Michael Duehrssen, MD

Dr. Duehrssen was raised in Rifle where his step father,…

Emergency Medicine

Matthew Skwiot, MD

Dr. Skwiot was born in Boulder, CO and realized he…

Emergency Medicine

Lynda Steinbach, FNP-C

Graduated from Maryville University with a Master of Science in…

Emergency Medicine

Kelly Glenn, D.O.

Graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Internship at…

Emergency Medicine

Justin Knight, MD

Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Knight grew up in Kalamazoo…

Emergency Medicine

Gregory Holley, PA-C

Grand River Health 501 Airport Road in Rifle

Emergency Medicine, Wound Care

Garrett Caputo, MD

Dr. Caputo was born in Massachusetts. He enjoys hunting, fly…

Emergency Medicine

Delores Snell, PA-C

Grand River Health 501 Airport Road in Rifle  

Emergency Medicine

Chelsea Lawrenz, PA-C

A native to Colorado, Chelsea grew up in Boulder. She…

Ty Nichols

Ty Nichols, MD

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Dr. Ty Nichols is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician. He grew up in Louisiana, where he attended college and medical school. He then completed his Emergency Medicine residency training in Washington, DC, before relocating to Colorado with his wife and two sons.

Sara Shainholtz, PA-C

Sara Shainholtz, PA-C

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1100

* Spanish Speaking

Sara Shainholtz grew up just west of Denver and has been a Physician Assistant since 2003. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley after working at Swedish, which is a Level One Trauma ED in Denver, for almost 8 years. She enjoys almost any outdoor adventure including back-country and alpine skiing, mountain biking, and fly fishing. She has 6 nieces and nephews and a very sweet black lab. She looks forward to providing excellent medical care and getting to know the communities we serve.

Education

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Masters in PA Studies
  • University of Colorado at Boulder – Pre-med/Environmental Biology B.A.

Certifications

  • NCCPA Board Certified,
  • Licensed in Colorado AAPA and CAPA member
  • BCLS and ACLS provider

Dr. Feeney

S. Nichole Feeney, MD

Position: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Phone: 970-625-1100

Pediatric Medicine & Internal Medicine at Grand River Health Clinic 2
Grand River Health Emergency Services

501 Airport Road in Rifle

Dr. Feeney came to Grand River from McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tennessee, where she practiced Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Feeney moved to the area with her husband Ryan, an attorney, and four children. She also adores horses and owns four Tennessee Walkers. She calls them her “therapy”. The Feeney family also loves acting and theater and would very much like to get involved in the local arts community, once they get settled in.

When asked what drew her to rural medicine, Dr. Feeney says, “Rural health care allows me to give total patient care and the opportunity to be more involved in the community. It makes it more personal. I grew up in the country…I love this area and all it has to offer.”

What does Dr. Feeney like most at Grand River Health? “The wonderful medical community, helping my patients and a more balanced lifestyle for myself and my family” replies Dr. Feeney.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: Rhodes College in Memphis, TN
  • Internship: University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY and was Chief Resident of Pediatrics

Certifications

  • Pediatric Medicine – Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine – Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Michael Duehrssen, MD

Michael Duehrssen, MD

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Dr. Duehrssen was raised in Rifle where his step father, Jerald Sisk, was the local family doctor. In medical school he enjoyed the challenge of treating traumatic injuries and the variety of that particular care setting, hence he went into Emergency Medicine. Michael served as medical director of the Emergency Department in Cortez for 14 years and was highly involved with the hospital and county EMS. Returning to the Midwest, he later developed the Bachelor of Science program, International Rescue and Relief. The next five years he directed this first of its kind program, traveling around the world to train college students in disaster and humanitarian aid. Four years ago Michael developed Leukemia and says by God’s grace, survived! After the arduous treatment, he and his family re-evaluated their lifestyle and priorities and decided to return to the area they loved. Michael says it has been his pleasure to be back, working and serving people of Garfield County.

Education

  • Christian liberal arts college in the midwest
  • Medical school: Loma Linda University, Southern California

Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties in Emergency Medicine
  • Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Matthew Skwiot, MD

Matthew Skwiot, MD

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Dr. Skwiot was born in Boulder, CO and realized he wanted to be an ED doctor during EMT training for Western State College Mountain Rescue Team in Gunnison, CO. He loved his rotations at Jackson Park Hospital and John Stroger Hospital Trauma Unit (formally Cook County Hospital) but that experience further cemented his desire to practice in the mountains of Colorado. Providing emergency medical care to people at Grand River Health is a dream come true for Matt and he values the opportunity to make some good out of bad things that happen to people. He and his wife, also a physician, have four boys and enjoy doing anything outdoors.

Education

  • Medical School: St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman B.W.I.
  • Fellowship trained in Emergency Medicine

Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Lynda Steinbach

Lynda Steinbach, FNP-C

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Graduated from Maryville University with a Master of Science in Nursing
Certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Kelly Glenn

Kelly Glenn, D.O.

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship at University of California Davis in General Surgery
Residency at Kern Medical Center/UCLA in Emergency Medicine
Board certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Justin Knight

Justin Knight, MD

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Emergency Department Medical Director

Dr. Knight grew up in Kalamazoo Michigan. He Joined the Navy after high school and spent 5 years as a hospital corpsman with the Marines in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Education:

  • Western Michigan University after military service and graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science.
  • Medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Residency training in emergency medicine at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Worked at Borgess Hospital as an attending physician in the emergency department before joining Grand River Health

Gregory Holley, PA-C

Gregory Holley, PA-C

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Grand River Health
501 Airport Road in Rifle

Garrett Caputo, MD

Garrett Caputo, MD

Position: Emergency Medicine, Wound Care
Phone: 970-625-1510

Dr. Caputo was born in Massachusetts. He enjoys hunting, fly fishing and his horses (Pacifinos). He and his wife are avid dancers of various forms. They have six children and six grandchildren.

Education

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst. MA
    BS Microbiology
  • Medical school at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Certification

  • Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Wound Care Certification with American Board of Wound Management

Delores Snell, PA-C

Delores Snell, PA-C

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

Grand River Health
501 Airport Road in Rifle

 

Chelsea Lawrenz, PA-C

Chelsea Lawrenz, PA-C

Position: Emergency Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1510

A native to Colorado, Chelsea grew up in Boulder. She attended Metropolitan State University where she played for the varsity basketball team. She then received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After her formal training, she moved to Baltimore where she completed a Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After 2 years in Baltimore, Chelsea and her, now husband, packed up their chocolate lab and moved home to Colorado. They couldn’t be more happy living on the western slope and working with the amazing people, and community at Grand River Hospital.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital – Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine – Masters of PA Studies

 
Emergency Medicine

Some of the most common reasons to go to an emergency room are:

  • Severe chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Paralysis
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • High fevers or rash, especially among children
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Poisoning
  • Severe head or eye injuries
  • Allergic reactions
  • Unconsciousness
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