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Family Physicians of Western Colorado is a division of Primary Care Partners located in the PCP Care Village in Grand Junction. With over two generations of family physicians, we are proud of our heritage of providers deeply embedded in Western Colorado who are committed to partnering with our patients, our community, and each other. We value providing continuous, comprehensive, personalized care focused on the whole person. We aim to catch health problems early with a focus on prevention. Whether it’s routine check-ups or high blood pressure management, arthritis or heart disease, teenagers struggling with acne or routine vaccinations, Family Physicians of Western Colorado is ready and able to care for the whole-person and your whole family at our office located in the PCP Care Village.

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Family Physicians of
Western Colorado

3150 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 245-1220

PHYSICIANS

Joshua Campbell,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Joshua Campbell is delighted to live in Grand Junction, the place where he grew up. While working with children diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in college at the University of Colorado Boulder, he discovered a love of medicine. Dr. Campbell continued on to medical school at Loyola University in Chicago and then returned to Grand Junction to finish his family medicine training at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, since 2009. 

Dr. Campbell is a beloved physician and maintains a loyal patient base. He has the utmost respect from his colleagues throughout the valley, and keeps a close working relationship with other medical specialties in order to provide optimal patient care. He is passionate about preventive, adult, and adolescent medicine.

When he’s not working, Dr. Campbell and his wife— who is also a practicing physician in the Grand Valley—spend their time at children’s sporting events supporting their kids and enjoying Colorado’s beauty on their mountain bikes. 

Owner physician since 2010

Family Medicine Internship and Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO (2009)

Doctor of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine – Maywood, IL (2006)

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, CO (2002)

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Thomas Randolph Cate,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Randy Cate is board certified in internal medicine and has been a practicing physician since 1991. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1989 and then continued his training in internal medicine at the University of Utah. He has worked at the Salt Lake City Veteran Affairs Medical Center and at Wasatch Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City before joining Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2020.

Dr. Cate has a unique approach to healthcare that focuses on the prevention of disease and health promotion, with the goal of helping his patients to live long, healthy lives. He prides himself in thorough, whole-person care, and seeks to build positive, impactful relationships with his patients. 

Dr. Cate enjoys camping in Colorado, campfires, and s’mores roasted to perfection.

Owner physician since 2021

Medical Internship and Residency, University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT (1991)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – Dallas, TX (1989)

Pre-medicine requirements, University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX (1985)

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX (1984)

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Britta Czapla,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Britta Czapla grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Dr. Czapla continued her medical training as an EMT and paramedic in Wyoming and Durango, Colorado. She then completed her medical degree at the University of Colorado.

As a dynamic, motivated physician with extensive training in the broad scope of family practice, she practices internal medicine, gynecology, emergency medicine, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Dr. Czapla has a strong interest in health promotion, disease prevention, and a commitment to the underserved.

Dr. Czapla is also extremely involved in our community. She has been a presenter of tobacco-free education to fifth graders, a volunteer for medical providers for the Colorado Mesa University cycling team, a mentor of at-risk teens, and a leader of backcountry trips for outdoor education programs. She is well-loved and devoted to the residents of the Grand Valley.

When she is not working, Dr. Czapla can be found participating in just about any outdoor activity, reading, cooking, or spending time with her family and friends.

Owner physician since 2009

Family Practice Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO ( 2007)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Denver, CO (2004)

University of Vermont School of Medicine – Burlington, VT (2001)

EMT-Paramedic, Pueblo Community College – Durango, CO (2000)

EMT-Basic, Wilderness Medicine Institute – Kelly, WY (1997)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cornell University – Ithaca NY (1996)

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John Flanagan,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. John Flanagan joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2009. Prior to joining FPWC, he practiced in Ft. Collins, Colorado for eight years. Dr. Flanagan grew up in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1994. After graduating from UC, he moved to Denver, where he trained in Family Medicine.

Dr. Flanagan continued as teaching faculty at the St. Joseph Hospital Family Practice Residency, where he discovered a fondness for educating new physicians. He has also been faculty at the Northside Health Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, and St. Mary’s Family Practice Residency. He was honored with the “Teacher of the Year” Award at St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. Dr. Flanagan loves that his field of practice allows him to care for the whole family and to explore family dynamics in healthcare. His special interests include pediatrics, preventive medicine, and sports medicine.

When he’s not at work, Dr. Flanagan can be found with his family, hiking, mountain biking, playing the guitar, and reading.

Owner physician since 2010

Family Practice Residency, St. Joseph Hospital – Denver, CO (1997)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine – Farmington, CT (1994)

Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Computer Science, magna cum laude, Fairfield University – Fairfield, CT (1989)

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Joseph Kanopsic Jr.,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Kanopsic joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2020. He earned his undergraduate and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas and trained in family medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Dr. Kanopsic provides comprehensive treatment to men, women, and children of all ages for acute and chronic conditions as well as preventative care. He believes a person’s health should be a collaborative effort between physician and patient working together as a team. Exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle play a major part in that role, and Dr. Kanopsic believes the partnership between physician and patient can lead to longer, healthier, happier lives.

Dr. Kanopsic is a member of Mesa County Search & Rescue and enjoys backpacking, hiking, fly fishing and fly tying, skiing, and mountain biking in his free time. He loves calling western Colorado his home and playground.

Owner physician since 2021

Family Medicine Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO (2020)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Arkansas – Little Rock, AR (2017)

Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR (2011)

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Andrew Mohler,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Andrew Mohler was born on a United States Army base in West Germany. He grew up in Grand Junction and is proud to call western Colorado his home. He attended the University of Colorado Denver for his medical degree and received his Family Medicine training at the Good Samaritan Family Medicine program in Phoenix, Arizona. He continued his education as a clinical instructor at Good Samaritan in Phoenix where he received the “Robert A. Price” Award for Outstanding Residency Faculty Member.

Dr. Mohler values the long-term relationships that he has built with his patients. His clinical interests include management of chronic diseases, preventative medicine, and caring for families.

When Dr. Mohler is not practicing medicine, you can find him reading, hiking, running, fishing, or clearing brush on his property.

Owner physician since 2003

Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ (2001)

Family Medicine Residency, Good Samaritan Hospital – Phoenix, AZ (2000)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Denver, CO (1997)

Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Anthropology, magna cum laude, Pomona College – Claremont, CA (1993)

Amy Mohler,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Amy Mohler joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2013. She is from Scottsdale, Arizona, and obtained her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago. Dr. Mohler completed her Internal Medicine Residency and her Geriatric Fellowship at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mohler is an engaging speaker and is often found educating the community, especially on Geriatrics and Palliative Care. She is an expert on topics important to senior adults such as polypharmacy, falls, dementia, and Advanced Care Planning. Dr. Mohler has also spent many years as Medical Director of a number of long-term care facilities in the area. She has dedicated her career to the care of seniors and their complex medical issues – while keeping in mind the patient’s values and morals, and how they shape their own end-of-life care.

When Dr. Mohler is not at work, she loves to spend time hiking with her family.

Geriatric Fellowship, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center – Phoenix, AZ (2002)

Internal Medicine Residency and Internship, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center – Phoenix, AZ (2001)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine – Chicago, IL (1998)

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, cum laude, Pomona College – Claremont, CA (1993)

Monique Morisseau,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Monique Morisseau grew up in Rhode Island and became passionate about the field of medicine after her father— who had Type 1 Diabetes— died at the young age of 45. She received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and was the Chief Resident in her Family Practice Residency at Brown University. Dr. Morisseau has been a faculty member for St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency since 1995.

Dr. Morisseau specializes in the practice of obesity medicine and has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is dedicated to improving people’s lives with comprehensive treatment and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Morisseau places tremendous value in all clinical encounters and wants her patients to walk away from their office visit with a positive and enriching experience.

Dr. Morisseau spends her days off knitting, hiking, and cooking. She especially delights in cooking Sicilian broth on chilly Colorado days.

Owner physician since 2020

Family Medicine Residency, Chief Resident, Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island – Pawtucket, RI (1991)

Doctor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School – Hanover, NH (1988)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, minor in Chemistry, University of New Hampshire – Durham, NH (1984)

Michael Pramenko,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Michael Pramenko has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, for over 23 years. He attended the University of Colorado for his undergraduate studies and received his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Pramenko trained in Family Practice at the St. Mary’s Family Practice Residency Program.

Dr. Pramenko is passionate about public health. He has been heavily involved in the Mesa County Medical Society and Colorado State Medical Society, as well as the Physicians Health Care Congress, which works toward health care reform. Dr. Pramenko was named “Family Physician of the Year for Colorado” by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians in 2007. Today, he serves as Chief Medical Officer for both Primary Care Partners and Monument Health, a clinically integrated health network.

Dr. Pramenko practices comprehensive family medicine, including obstetrics, pediatrics, preventive medicine, and geriatrics. He enjoys partnering with his patients to build long-standing relationships while assisting them to achieve their optimal health.

In his time away from the clinic, Dr. Pramenko spends time with his wife and children. He is passionate about improving conditions that impact the health of communities called the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).

Owner physician since 2000

Family Practice Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO (1998)

Doctor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School – Hanover, NH (May 1995)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Colorado – Boulder, CO (1991)

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Lynn Price,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Lynn Price grew up in England. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science and her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Westminster in London, England. She taught biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and health. She was also a counselor in Suffolk, England, and a teacher in Meridian, Idaho before returning to school for her medical training. She received her medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and completed the Family Medicine residency program at St. Mark’s Healthcare Foundation in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Price joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2017.

Dr. Price’s health care philosophy is rooted in whole-person care. She loves to work hand-in-hand with her patients, educating them about their decisions so that they can continue to live long and vibrant lives. Dr. Price finds her background in science and education extremely useful in achieving these goals.

When she’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Price spends time with her family and her dog. She enjoys long, rambling walks, listening to music (especially when her children are the musicians), and painting landscapes.

Owner physician since 2017

Family Medicine Internship and Residency, St. Mark’s Healthcare Foundation – Salt Lake City, UT (2002)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT (1998)

Pre-medicine curriculum, Boise State University – Boise, ID (1994)

Master’s in Counseling, College of Idaho – Caldwell, ID (1992)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Leicester – Leicester, England (1986)

Bachelor of Science in Life Science, with honors, University of Westminster – London, England (1984)

James L. Quackenbush Jr.,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. James Quackenbush is a Colorado native and has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, since 1996. He is the past Medical Director for DOCS on Call, Primary Care Partners’ urgent care clinic. Dr. Quackenbush attended St. Mary’s Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program and received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine in 1993.

Dr. Quackenbush is passionate about urgent care medicine, sports medicine, motorsports medicine, and medical student and resident education. He enjoys coordinating the life-long health of all of his patients and is skilled in treating acute problems and managing chronic diseases.

In his spare time, Dr. Quackenbush can be found mountain biking, flying RC planes, and spending time in the sunshine with his wife and family.

Owner physician since 1998

Family Practice Residency Program, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO (1996)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine – Denver, CO (1993)

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Colorado – Boulder, CO (1993)

Jennifer Roller,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Roller was raised in Denver and has been on the Western Slope since 2007. She attended the University of Colorado for her medical degree and trained in family practice at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Before joining Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC)—a division of Primary Care Partners— in 2014, she was a member of the faculty at St. Mary’s Medical Center Family Practice Residency and worked in family practice on Colorado’s front range for nine years.

Dr. Roller was drawn to family medicine because she loves all aspects of patient care; she especially appreciates the relationship formed with her patients when she is able to fully understand their circumstances. She believes the provider-patient relationship is formed when the practitioner truly knows the entire picture. Dr. Roller has clinical interests in women’s health, pediatrics, and adult medicine. She strives to deliver quality, personalized healthcare to all of her patients.

Dr. Roller enjoys reading, traveling, yoga, and all kinds of crafts when she is not at work.

Family Practice Residency, St. Joseph’s Hospital; – Denver, CO (1999)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine – Denver, CO (1996)

Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Biology, magna cum laude,
Claremont McKenna College – Claremont, CA (1992)

Susan Sayers,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Susan Sayers has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, since 1998. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona for both her undergraduate and medical training. She completed her Family Practice Residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Before pursuing medicine, Dr. Sayers worked as a research specialist at the Arizona Cancer Center and spent time in Thailand volunteering for the United States Peace Corps under the Malaria Control Program.

Dr. Sayers takes a science-based, patient-centered approach with her patients to help them achieve and maintain excellent health. Her clinical interests include diet, including whole food nutrition, prevention of disease, and healthy lifestyles. She loves to share how her own diet modifications to plant-based nutrition have helped her overall energy levels and health. She is a Food for Life Instructor working to empower people to take control of their health by changing the way they eat.

Dr. Sayers can be found enjoying our lovely community in her downtime, running, camping, or sailboating. She spends much of her spare time with family and is often reading or cooking.

Owner physician since 2000

Family Practice Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO (1998)

Doctor of Medicine; University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ (1995)

Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ (1984)

Stephanie Shrago,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Shrago grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Colorado for her undergraduate and medical degrees and trained in Family Practice at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, since 2007.

Dr. Shrago has volunteered her time in community health clinics throughout Colorado serving homeless and underserved populations. She has also been the Reach Out & Read Coordinator for Grand Junction, focused on parental involvement in reading and early childhood literacy outreach. Dr. Shrago is excited to guide patients in reaching their optimal health goals. She embraces the changing world of medicine, where new and cutting-edge advances are constantly being made, and appreciates using the physician-patient relationship to aid the community in living their most fulfilling lives.

Dr. Shrago has an adventurous spirit and her activities outside of work include running, mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Owner physician since 2008

Family Practice Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO (2007)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine – Denver, CO (2004)

Pre-Medical School Requirements, Fort Lewis College – Durango, CO (1997)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Colorado – Boulder, CO (1994)

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Paul Sturges,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Paul Sturges has long called Colorado home. He grew up in Colorado Springs, the son of a physician, and practiced medicine in California for fifteen years before returning to his home state. Dr. Sturges obtained his undergraduate degree from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and his medical degree and Family Medicine training from Loma Linda University in California. In 2004, he received the prestigious “Award of Excellence in Innovation” from The Talbert Medical Group.

Dr. Sturges’ mission is to provide superb, compassionate care to all of his patients. He appreciates all aspects of family medicine, but he has a special interest in adult medicine. He emphasizes prevention to help patients avoid more serious issues down the road and prides himself in taking the time to listen to each patient and address their individual needs.

Dr. Sturges has a plethora of out-of-work interests, including videography, anything high-tech, and spending free time with his family. He loves the great outdoors and is often mountain biking, surfing, windsurfing, camping, snowboarding, and skiing in his time off.

Owner physician since 2006

Family Practice Residency and Internship, Loma Linda University – Loma Linda, CA (1989)

Doctor of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine – Loma Linda, CA (1986)

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Union College – Lincoln, NE (1981)

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Christine Welsh,
Doctor of Osteopathy

Dr. Christine Welsh grew up in Pennsylvania and received her medical training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She continued her studies earning a Master of Science Degree in Medical Education and was the Chief Resident in her Family Practice training at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Welsh prides herself in taking a holistic approach to medicine. She is trained in medical acupuncture and osteopathic manipulation. She values the time that she spends with her patients and encourages each individual to take an active role in their health care in order to be their best, most healthy selves.

Living in Western Colorado, Dr. Welsh is extremely acquainted with all aspects of outdoor recreation. In her time off, she enjoys hiking, climbing, cycling, swimming, and can be found kicking around a ball in the yard with her kids. She also volunteers her time on mission trips, as a youth group leader, and for community health screenings and youth health education.

Owner physician since 2015

Medical Acupuncture Certification, Helms Medical Institute – Berkeley, CA (2013)

Master of Science in Medical Education, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie, PA (2012)

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie, PA (2010)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Schreyer’s Scholar, Pennsylvania State Erie/The Behrend College – Erie, PA (2005)

Peggy Wrich,
Doctor of Osteopathy

A Colorado native, Dr. Peggy Wrich grew up in Hotchkiss. She has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, since 2011. In addition to practicing family medicine, Dr. Wrich also provides obstetrics, prenatal care, and delivery. Dr. Wrich received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University and trained in Family Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Dr. Wrich is privileged to support women through their pregnancy and postpartum journey and provides individualized, high-quality care throughout all phases of prenatal and postnatal care. Dr. Wrich also specializes in pediatric and adolescent medicine, and cares for the whole family, from newborns to adults.

Outside of work, Dr. Wrich spends time outdoors with her family exploring Colorado’s glorious mountains and rivers. She also volunteers in community schools educating our youth on health-related topics such as smoking and sex education.

Owner physician since 2013

Family Medicine Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center – Grand Junction, CO (2011)

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University – Des Moines, IA (2008)

Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science – Sports Medicine, minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology, magna cum laude, Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CO (2004)

ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS 

Nancy Bauer,
Nurse Practitioner

Nancy Bauer is a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Wisconsin who has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, since 2017. Before joining FPWC, Nancy worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs for almost a decade. She received her training as a nurse practitioner from the University of Wisconsin.

Nancy specializes in geriatric medicine and adult health. She is an expert in the study of aging and the aging process and focuses on treating the whole person, including medical, social, and emotional needs. She strives to ensure that all adults receive informed, cutting-edge care. Nancy believes that the doctor-patient relationship is a key to healthy aging, and looks forward to helping her patients work toward optimal health.

When Nancy is not working with patients, you can find her spending quality time with her family.

Master of Science in Nursing Practice with a clinical focus on Adult Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI (2007)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI (2005)

Madison Area Technical College – Reedsburg, WI (1998)

Jenna Berguin,
Nurse Practitioner

Jenna Berguin has been with Family Practice of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, since 2017. She was thrilled to return to her hometown of Grand Junction after working on the Front Range at the Caritas Clinic at Saint Joseph Hospital as a Nurse Practitioner and at Saint Joseph’s Hospital as a registered nurse. While at St. Joe’s, she received the “Good as Gold” Caregiver Award.

Since she was a young girl, Jenna has had the desire to be a nurse. Her skilled acumen and calm and compassionate bedside manner, make her an exceptional provider, which translates into a loyal patient panel and long-term relationships.

Jenna spends most of her time away from work with her young children or in Colorado’s great outdoors enjoying year-round activities.

Masters of Science in Nursing, Regis University – Denver, CO (2015)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, magna cum laude, University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, CO (2011)

Major in Health and Exercise, Sports Medicine, Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CO (2009)

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Kassandra Verhusen,
Nurse Practitioner

Kassandra Verhusen grew up in Illinois on a farm. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Colorado and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Saint Francis Medical Center. Kassandra has vast experience in the medical field and has worked in Washington, Denver, and Vail providing surgical and intensive care.

Kassandra is committed to improving the experience of care by treating each person as an individual with respect, dignity, and compassion. In her role as a healthcare professional, she believes it is extremely important to listen for understanding and provide honest and open communication to her patients. Her dedication and emphasis on preventive medicine and whole-person care make Kassandra a favorite among her patients.

Kassandra loves to travel all over the world. She spends her free time cooking family recipes and hiking local trails.

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Colorado – Denver, CO (2017)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing – Peoria, IL (1997)

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James Haraway,
Nurse Practitioner

James Haraway has been a Nurse Practitioner on the Western Slope since 1998. He received his Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. James has been with Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners since 2019, and previously worked with Docs on Call, Primary Care Partners’ urgent care clinic.

James has experience in urgent and emergency care, surgical care, and family medicine. He treats patients of all ages with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, focusing on exceptional service to his patient base.

James’ favorite board game is Ticket to Ride. You’ll find him hiking trails off the beaten path in his downtime.

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program, Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN (1997)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL (1987)

General education courses, the University of Alabama at Huntsville – Huntsville, AL (1984)

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Michelle McDermott,
Nurse Practitioner

Michelle McDermott grew up in Olathe, Colorado. When Michelle was in high school, she cared for her mother as she underwent a series of cancer surgeries and treatments. This personal experience fueled Michelle’s passion for medicine and her pursuit of a nursing degree from the University of Northern Colorado, straight out of high school.

Before earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Colorado Mesa University, Michelle worked as a nurse at Grand Valley Surgical Center, Colorado West Otolaryngologists, and St. Mary’s Medical Center. She joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2019.

Michelle maintains a humble appreciation for the complexities of family medicine. She strives to provide optimal patient care and enjoys treating patients from all walks of life.

Michelle loves the beauty of the Western Slope and can be found hiking, swimming, baking, and reading on her days off.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, CO (2019)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, CO (2006)

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Lora Page,
Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

Lora Page joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2006. She was born and grew up in Grand Junction. Lora received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Colorado.

Before joining Family Physicians of Western Colorado, Lora worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center as a Diabetes Nurse Educator and at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston in the Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic. She is certified as a diabetes educator and a Family Health Practitioner. In 2020, Lora was a speaker on Diabetes Technology at the National Nurse Practitioner Conference. As a long-time member of the American Diabetes Association and past chairperson for America’s Walk for Diabetes, she is passionate about diabetes maintenance and education for members of the Grand Valley.

Lora enjoys spending time with her very large extended family, and also participates in her church choir.

Post Master’s Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Denver, CO (2006)

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Denver, CO (1987)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, CO (1984)

Sarah Rooney,
Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Rooney grew up in the mountains in Wyoming. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Wyoming and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. Prior to earning her MSN, she worked in multiple rural hospitals where she gained experience in surgical, orthopedic, and acute care. Sarah joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado (FPWC), a division of Primary Care Partners, in 2022.

Sarah’s passion for healthcare started at a young age after seeing the positive effect that caring healthcare providers had on a family member suffering with a complicated illness.  Keeping this in mind, Sarah works to create relationships with her patients. By collaborating with each of her patients, she can address and treat their health concerns on a more personalized level. Sarah is also passionate about preventative health and helping her patients to avoid serious complications later in life.

Sarah has been a resident of Grand Junction since 2021. She spends her free time, hiking, baking, and hanging out with her family.

Master of Science in Nursing, University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC (2020)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wyoming – Laramie, WY (2015)

CARE COORDINATORS & SUPPORT STAFF

Jennifer Citlau,
Care Coordinator

Becky Parry,
Care Coordinator

Jordan Quinn,
Care Coordinator

Cheryl Ross,
Care Coordinator