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Red Canyon Family Medicine

At Red Canyon Family Medicine, we believe in making a positive impact in our patients’ lives by providing exceptional medical care to the families we serve in Fruita and the Lower Valley.

Our friendly family clinic, Red Canyon Family Medicine, is located in the Kokopelli shopping center near Enstrom’s Candies, just off of I-70 in Fruita. We offer ease and convenience to local residents, and as a division of Primary Care Partners, our patients have access to all the services provided by the Grand Junction PCP Care Village. This includes physical therapy, nutrition wellness, behavioral health counseling, diagnostic imaging, lab services, and DOCS on Call, our after-hours clinic. At Red Canyon Family Medicine, we value our partnership with our patients, the community, and each other. Our focus is not only on delivering quality healthcare but also respecting the importance of our patient’s time.

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Red Canyon
Family Medicine

455 Kokopelli Drive, Unit C
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 256-5285

Monday – Friday:
8:00am – 5:00pm

For after-hours care, please call our office to be directed to the physician on call, or call Primary Care Partners after-hours clinic, Docs on Call at (970) 255-1576.

The providers at Red Canyon Family Medicine are focused on comprehensive healthcare for our patients at every stage of life.


Christine Tardif,
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Tardif attended medical school in Pennsylvania, at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997 and completed her residency at University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ from 1997-2000. Since completing her residency, she has spent her years practicing in a variety of settings. Dr. Tardif has experience in outpatient care, nursing homes, hospice care, inpatient and emergency department care. She has also participated in disaster aid in Haiti and Kenya. One of her favorite activities is travel – she has been on every continent (except Antarctica).

Dr. Tardif enjoys seeing patients of all ages and believes that the best medical care comes from a good relationship with your healthcare team, and healthcare providers are here to educate you and be a partner in your health journey.

Family and Community Medicine Internship & Residency, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center – Tucson, AZ (2000)

Doctor of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine – Hershey, PA (1997)

Bachelor of Science – Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ (1992)


Cassidy Sanders,
Certified Physician Assistant 

Cassidy completed his Master of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Utah- School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. He then continued on to A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ, receiving a Doctorate of Medical Science with an emphasis in Physician Assistant Education. Cassidy is originally from North Dakota and has been a Grand Junction resident since 2021. Cassidy has been with Primary Care Partners since 2022, having started at DOCS on Call.

He is specifically interested in overall health with a focus on prevention of disease. He is also very passionate about education and teaches at Colorado Mesa University in the Physician Assistant program. He is happy to be involved in teaching students and serving his community.

Cassidy spends his free time, outdoors, with his wife and their two Pomeranians.

A.T. Still University, Doctor of Medical Science, emphasis in Physician Assistant Education – Mesa, Arizona (2021)

University of Utah School of Medicine, Master of Physician Assistant Studies – Salt Lake City, Utah (2015)

University of Mary, Bachelor of Science, Respiratory Care- Bismarck, North Dakota (2009)

Bismarck State College, Associate of Arts- Bismarck, North Dakota (2004)

Jessica Harrington,
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Jessica Harrington is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Red Canyon Family Medicine. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2017 at Colorado Mesa University and was invited and joined Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing upon graduation. Jessica strives to provide high quality, holistic, patient-centered care for her patients throughout their lives.

Jessica has served the community in a variety of ways. Prior to obtaining her Nurse Practitioner degree, she was a nurse at Community Hospital where she worked in acute inpatient care in medical and surgical nursing. Jessica has served on several committees and was also a preceptor to students, newly hired nurses, and new graduate nurses. She continues to enjoy patient education as well as wellness and health promotion. She is a strong believer in a supportive and collaborative work environment through a solution-oriented approach to patient care.

Jessica spends her time away from work cooking and playing outside in our beautiful community.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Colorado Mesa University, summa cum laude – Grand Junction, CO (2017)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mesa State College – Grand Junction, CO (2009)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Randolph Macon Woman’s College – Lynchburg, VA (2000)

I was a new patient today to this practice. Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and professional. I felt truly heard by Dr Tardif. She took her time to listen and ask questions. I feel grateful to have found Red Canyon Family Medicine.

- RCFM Patient, Red Canyon Family Medicine

I can’t speak highly enough of Red Canyon Family Medicine. The staff is always friendly and efficient, Cassidy Sanders is not only knowledgeable but always takes time to address all my questions and concerns. I always leave there feeling confident in the care I received. If you are looking for a reputable clinic with a compassionate doctor, look no further then Red Canyon Family Medicine.

- RCFM Patient, Red Canyon Family Medicine

I feel “rest assured” that I’m in “Good Hands” with Red Canyon Family Medicine’s Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, & the Entire Staff in Fruita, CO! And, the office is welcoming, clean, & easy to find!

- RCFM Patient, Red Canyon Family Medicine

My wife and I have been under the care of Jessica Harrington NP for 5 years now and we think the world of her! Knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. She also answers our health-related emails in a very timely manner. Thank You, Jessica and Staff!

- RCFM Patient, Red Canyon Family Medicine

Great communication skills from all the staff.

- RCFM Patient, Red Canyon Family Medicine
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