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Family Medicine

Jody Brown, FNP-C/BC

Education MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner, Regis University Certifications RN (Registered…

Family Medicine

Mark Quinn, PA-C

After graduating from the University of Utah School of Medicine…

Family Medicine

Kelly Konst-Skwiot, MD

Dr. Skwiot received her B.S. from Ohio Wesleyan University in…

Family Medicine

Tamara Herbener-Kallal, FNP-C

Education BSN: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center MSN: Family…

Family Medicine

Tami Griffith, FNP-C/BC

Education University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama Master’s Degree, Masters…

Family Medicine

Heath Cotter, MD

Dr. Cotter practiced as an Emergency Physician at Hill Country…

Family Medicine

Kevin Coleman, DO

Education Studied at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine Graduated with…

Family Medicine

Lindsay Cala, MD

Dr. Cala received her BS of Science in Chemistry from…

Family Health

Erin Arthur, MD

Born and raised in Yampa, Colorado, Dr. Arthur received her…

Anti-Aging, Family Medicine

Bonnie Walsh, MD FAAFP

Education Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine at St Joseph’s…

Anti-Aging, Family Medicine

Alan-Michael Vargas MD, FAAFP

El Dr. Vargas habla español. Education Internship: Seton Hall University…

Jody Brown

Jody Brown, FNP-C/BC

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-285-7046

Education

  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner, Regis University

Certifications

  • RN (Registered Nurse)
  • APN (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Certified by both American Academy of Nurse Practitioners & American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Mark Quinn, PA-C

Mark Quinn, PA-C

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1100

After graduating from the University of Utah School of Medicine PA Program in 1983 Mark has worked with various Colorado hospitals and clinics gaining valuable experience in Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. Mark also worked with DOD/US Army at Fort Carson Colorado for nearly 8 years before coming to work at Grand River Hospital District in 2014. Mark and his wife Nikki enjoy visiting their adult children and grandchildren and all the great Colorado outdoor activities this area provides.

Faculty Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine PA/CHA program since 2007

Education

  • Physician Assistant program at University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Health care Administration at Weber State University, Utah

Certifications

  • Colorado Board of Medical Examiners Colorado PA license holder since 1983
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: PA-C since 1983
  • United Stated Department of Justice DEA certification since 1984
  • National Registry of Medical Examiners Department of Transportation since 2014
  • Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation Level 1 Provider Accreditation 2016

Kelly Konst-Skwiot, MD

Kelly Konst-Skwiot, MD

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1100

Dr. Skwiot received her B.S. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1998 and went on to receive her Masters in Health Service Administration from Saint Joseph’s College in Maine. Konst- Skwiot graduated from St. Mathews University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency at the University of North Carolina MAHEC Rural Family Practice Program where she was honored as the Chief Resident. She then worked at an underserved health clinic in Ohio before moving to Glenwood Springs in 2010, where has been practicing medicine ever since . “Dr. Kelli”, as she is affectionately called by her patients, lives in Glenwood Springs with her emergency medicine physician husband, Dr. Mathew Skwiot, and their four boys. The Skwiots enjoy a host of outdoor activities including hiking, biking and camping and also seem to share a love of cooking!

When asked what drew her to Grand River Health, Konst -Skwiot says, : “My passion is establishing deep, long lasting relationships with my patients and their families regardless of their payor status. I feel that this is also GRH’s mission and am looking forward joining their team.”

What does Dr. Konst-Skwiot look forward to most at Grand River Health? “I am impressed with the talented and experienced group of physicians I will have the privilege to work with, as well as the dedicated and qualified staff. I love that my patients will have such a wide variety of services here, all under one roof. It will be so convenient for them.”

Tamara Herbener-Kallal, CFNP

Tamara Herbener-Kallal, FNP-C

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1100

Education

  • BSN: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Certifications

  • RN – Registered Nurse
  • ANP – Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified by the American Board of Family Nurse Practitioner

Expertise

Family practice, taking care of entire family – newborn to geriatrics

Tami Griffith, CFNP

Tami Griffith, FNP-C/BC

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-285-7046

Education

  • University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama Master’s Degree, Masters Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham, Graduate Program
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, Received a B.S.N. Degree

Certification

  • Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Family Medicine at Grand River Health Clinic West

201 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa

970-285-7046

Heath Cotter, MD

Heath Cotter, MD

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1100

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.

Call 970.625.1100 to make an appointment

Education

  • 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

Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board Of Family Medicine

Kevin Coleman, DO

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-285-5719

Education

  • Studied at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  • Graduated with honors from Western University of Health Sciences

Certification

  • Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Awards

  • Was a 2007 Wisconsin Family Physician of the Year Nominee

 

Lindsay Cala, MD

Lindsay Cala, MD

Position: Family Medicine
Phone: 970-285-7046

Dr. Cala received her BS of Science in Chemistry from Stevenson University in Maryland and Doctor of Medicine from American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua West Indies. Most recently Dr. Cala comes to Grand River Health Clinic West from University of Arizona Medical Center where she did her Family Medicine residency and completed her sports medicine Fellowship. Dr. Cala worked in Urgent Care and Sports Medicine at Banner Health in Arizona. In her free time, Dr. Cala serves as a Captain in the US Army Reserve!

When asked what drew her to Grand River Health, Cala says, “The facilities here, both the main campus in Rifle and Clinic West are amazing. The staff is here is so friendly and you can tell people genuinely love working here! I am also a huge outdoor enthusiast so the location is perfect for me!” She adds “I am looking forward to practicing in a smaller area versus a big city. It allows me to get to know my patients better and develop a strong doctor patient relationship”.

Dr. Cala grew up in rural Maryland on a dairy farm and enjoys small town life. Dr. Cala recently relocated to the Parachute area with her boyfriend and two dogs, a Jack Russell terrier and a boxer. Dr. Cala’s leisure interests span a wide variety of activities from hiking with her dogs, mountain biking running to competing in a variety of recreational and endurance races, horseback riding and football (not watching but playing) Fun Fact! Dr. Cala played tight end and safety for the Baltimore Nighthawks in 2009! She is looking forward to learning how to snowboard and cross country ski this winter and is already practicing her snow dance!

When asked what she looks forward to most at Grand River Health, she answers “I am taking my board exam for sports medicine later this year and I am really looking forward to working with the athletic trainers, and the therapists. This is a very active community and I hope to help people stay healthy and active”

“We are very excited to have Dr. Cala 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-rounded physician to our clinic. She will be a great asset to for both our patients and our organization” says Lois Kame, Administrative Director of Clinics.

Family Health Services at Grand River Health Clinic West

201 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa

970-285-7046

Erin Arthur, MD

Erin Arthur, MD

Position: Family Health
Phone: 970-285-7046

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.

Family Health Services at Grand River Health Clinic West
201 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa

Bonnie Walsh, MD FAAFP

Bonnie Walsh, MD FAAFP

Position: Anti-Aging, Family Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1100

Education

  • Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine at St Joseph’s Children Hospital, Family Medicine Residency and Chief Resident 2011-12

Awards

  • Family Medicine Award for Scholarship 2013
  • North American Primary Care Research Group for Work with Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board Of Family Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Expertise

  • Concussion Management
  • Anti-Aging and Cosmetic Medicine

Alan-Michael Vargas MD, FAAFP

Alan-Michael Vargas MD, FAAFP

Position: Anti-Aging, Family Medicine
Phone: 970-625-1100

El Dr. Vargas habla español.

Education

  • Internship: Seton Hall University – General Surgery Intern Residency 2009-10
  • Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine at St. Joseph’s Children Hospital St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey – Family Medicine Residency and Chief Resident 2012-2013

Awards

  • Family Medicine Award for Scholarship 2013 – North American Primary Care Research Group for Work with Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Certified by American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC)

Expertise

  • Concussion Management (Credentialed ImPACT consultant who is an expert in utilizing ImPACT products and the ImPACT Concussion Care Model to diagnose and manage concussion injuries)
  • Anti-Aging and Cosmetic Medicine
  • Rheumatologic Disease Management

Fellowship

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Nora Vargas
Meet Nora, medical assistant for Dr. Vargas

Nora has been in area for 26 years, and has been a MA for about 11 years. She attended CMC to obtain her degree. Nora has been working with Dr. Vargas since July 2013.

Family Health Services at Grand River Health Clinic West
201 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa

970-285-7046

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