The following Adobe Acrobat (pdf) forms can be downloaded, printed and completed before coming to your appointment:
Pediatric patient history • La historia médica del paciente pediátrico


Brandon Sanchez, PA-C

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

“I really appreciate Brandon’s bedside manner. He listens and discusses with a warm caring personality. It is important to me to have an easy conversation with my doctor and feel like he listens and cares. Thank you Brandon.” -P.M., Cortez

Meet Brandon Sanchez, PA-C

Brandon Sanchez is a Physician Assistant specializing in Family Medicine. He is originally from Dove Creek, Colorado. Brandon believes patient care is best achieved by a provider and patient team approach.

Brandon and his wife have 2 daughters. When he’s not taking care of patients, he loves to love golf, fly fish, and camp with family.

Education

Medical School: Red Rocks Community College
Graduate: Saint Francis University
Undergrad: Colorado Mesa University

 

Crysta Jones PA-C

Crysta Jones, PA-C

Southwest Medical Group, Mancos Valley
Family Medicine, Pediatrics

111 East Railroad Ave • Mancos, CO 81328
970-533-9125

Crysta Jones is a certified Physician Assistant. She joins us from Midland Texas where she practiced as a Physician Assistant for the past 7 years. Crysta received her PA-C from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health Physician Assistant program and has a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wayland Baptist University with a BS in Biology and Chemistry.

Physician assistants (PAs) are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease and prescribe medication for patients. ​

She has a special interest in diabetes and has experience in a wide array of procedures. Crysta has a strong rapport with patients, focuses on building relationships, and emphasizes individualized, personal care.

Devon Daney, MDDevon Daney, MD

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

Dr. Daney is board certified in Family Medicine and treats families, pediatric patients and new babies. She attended Albany Medical college in Albany, NY 1998-2002, and served a residency at St. Mary’s Family Practice Residency in Grand Junction, CO.

I love taking care of entire families from newborns to grandparents and I love watching my patients grow up! I am interested in preventative care.
I live in Durango with my two kids and several horses/donkeys/dogs.  I enjoy the outdoors, riding my horse in the mountains, skiing and hiking. I’m also a “hockey mom”.

Board Certified Family Medicine practitioner with experience in all aspects of Family medicine including: inpatient care, outpatient care of patients newborn to elderly, maternal and pediatric care and urgent care.

  • Accomplished in primary care
  • Chronic and acute pain management
  • Preventive care expert
  • Family practice professional
  • Obstetrics and gynecology expertise
  • Excellent listener
  • Empathetic and courteous
  • Open-minded communicative physician
  • Good clinical judgment

Appropriately diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and injuries in a general practice setting. Regularly evaluate infants and children to assess growth and development compared to average childhood patterns. Treats pediatric patients with minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems and growth and development concerns.

Regularly refers patients to medical specialists or other practitioners for more specialized courses of treatment. Administers and prescribes appropriate courses of treatment, including pharmaceutical medications. Provides prenatal care to pregnant women, delivered babies and provided postnatal care to mother and infants.

Jeni Lovett, NP-CJeni Lovett, NP-C

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

Jeni Lovett is a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Cortez, Colorado. Jeni has been a nurse for over 10 years and has her Masters of Science in Nursing. She is originally from Montana and much of her family resides in Wyoming. She married a lifelong Cortez resident and plans to spend the rest of her life caring for the people of Montezuma County. Jeni, her husband, and family members are large supporters of healthcare and especially thFour Corners Child Advocacy Center .

Jeni has been a flight nurse, ER nurse, house supervisor and through her experience has learned how much she loves whole patient care- finding the root of the problem and taking a holistic approach.

Jeni loves all things outside- horses, hunting, fishing, and camping. She has 2 blue heelers that she loves as much as her husband. Jeni has a special passion for pediatrics and women’s health including women’s wellness and annual exams. 


To establish care, call 970-516-1616 or visit new patient information.

 

Kameo Smith, DOKameo Smith, DO

Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health:
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite B • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2662 • Fax: 970-564-2658

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Kameo Smith is a board certified family physician. She grew up in Loveland, Colorado and attended medical school in Pomona California at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She completed her residency training in Greeley, Colorado. She directed a community health center in Socorro, New Mexico for 3 years before coming to Cortez in 2007. She has several dogs, loves to read, travel, scrap book, go on adventures with her husband and friends, and watch the Broncos.

Dr. Smith said for many patients, prenatal care can feel routine, These appointments help doctors and nurses build stronger relationships with patients.“When people aren’t comfortable for whatever reason, they are more anxious,” Smith said, “so I think making a patient feel comfortable and at ease with something that is a very natural process is extremely important.” Dr. Smith says when she counsels patients about what to expect in labor, she tells them to keep their options open. In her experience, things don’t always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean they don’t go well.

“It’s one of those things in life you have very little control over – and that is OK,” she said. “You have to be flexible, and respond to things as they change so you can have a safe outcome for everyone. Communication is a huge part of that.”

Now accepting new obstetrical patients.

https://swhealth.org/womenshealth/

Leslie Stanwix, DOLeslie Stanwix, DO

Southwest Medical Group, Walk-In Care
Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health

2095 N. Dolores Highway • Cortez, CO
970-564-1037

Dr. Leslie Stanwix specializes in Family Medicine and is Board Certified by the American College Osteopathic Family Practice. She practices at Southwest Medical Group, Walk-In Care. She attended Kansas State University and completed medical school at Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Her philosophy is to “treat the whole person, with a respectful and caring attitude, and enable them to make an informed and constructive decision”.

Dr. Stanwix enjoys hiking, biking, camping, history, geology, and the Kansas City Royals.

Specialty: Family Medicine
Board Certification: American College Osteopathic Family Practice
Professional affiliations:  ACOFP, CMS, CSOM
Professional Recognition: Outstanding General Practitioner, Colorado 1988

Maria A. Cornelius, MD, MS

Chief of Staff, Southwest Health System

Southwest Medical Group, Mancos Valley
Family Medicine, Pediatrics

111 East Railroad Ave • Mancos, CO 81328
970-533-9125

Dr. Cornelius provides a family medicine services at our Mancos Clinic. Dr. Cornelius is part of the obstetrics and pediatrics team at Southwest Health System. She also serves as Chief of Staff.

Dr. Cornelius studied at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Medical School for International Health.

Dr. Cornelius is from rural South Dakota. She served in the Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands. She completed her residency in Family Medicine in Casper, Wyoming. Dr. Cornelius has a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Dakota. She enjoys hiking, gardening, and travel. Dr. Cornelius practices at the Mancos Valley Health Clinic. To schedule an appointment, please call (970) 533-9125.

 

Melissa Churchill, CNP

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

 

 

 

 

Education

Master of Science in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University

Associate Degree of Nursing, Pueblo Community College, Durango, Colorado

Meet Melissa

Melissa worked as a RN for ten years at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Montezuma County Health Department and Planned Parenthood.  She attended graduate school at Frontier Nursing University and became a Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on rural health care.  Melissa is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and traveling. Melissa Churchill practices at Southwest Medical Group in Cortez.

A CNP is an RN who has additional education and training in a specialty area, such as family practice or pediatrics. CNPs have a master’s degree in nursing and board certification in their specialty. For example, a pediatric CNP has advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens. CNPs are authorized to diagnose illnesses, treat conditions, and provide evidence-based health education to their patients.

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Southwest School-Based Health Center at Montezuma Cortez High School
418 South Sligo Street in Cortez, Colorado, 970-564-4855

About the School-Based Health Center for RE-1

School-Based Health Center services

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Why: To provide access to comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare in a convenient, inviting environment.

Who: ANY STUDENT enrolled in a Montezuma – Cortez RE-1 school who is between the ages of 3 and 21 is eligible to receive medical care. You or your child does not have to be enrolled at M-CHS to receive care.

Cost: No charge for visits to the school nurse. Insurance will be billed for a provider visit. If you do not have insurance an enrollment specialist will help you. Care will be provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Sports physicals are available for $31.

How: A parent or guardian must provide a signed consent for their student.

Cortez School Clinic Services Offered:

Exams

  • Sports, school, camp,

    School-Based Health Center Team 2018

    School-Based Health Center Team 2018

  • head-start & preschool physicals
  • Primary care
  • Acute injury and illness
  • Common concerns like acne, weight, menstruation
  • Reproductive health
  • Testing and treatment of STD/STIs
  • Well-child checks
  • Chronic care management for conditions like asthma and diabetes

ImPACT Concussion Management

Education

  • Parent and student health
  • Reproductive health
  • Drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention and treatment

Counseling – *Counselors visit Cortez Middle School, schedule varies.

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Individual, group & families
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Family planning

Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Families

Other:

  • Lab tests (limited)
  • Medications and prescriptions (limited)
  • Preventive dental care by appointment
  • Immunizations
  • Colorado state insurance enrollment assistance

School CLinic RE-1 LogoContact: (970) 564-4855

Nancy Hoffheins, Administrative Assistant, RE-1 school health services: (970) 565-3722, x2145.

After hours please contact the Walk-In Clinic at (970) 564-1037. In case of emergency, dial 911.

 

Download a flyer for the Southwest School-Based Health Center
Download a trifold brochure for the SBHC.
Download a consent form

Descargar un volante español para el Southwest School-Based Health Center (pdf)
Descargar un formulario de consentimiento



 

Shawna FroShawna Frost, FNP-BCst, FNP-BC

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

Shawna M. Frost FNP-BC graduated from Graceland University out of Independence, MO as a family nurse practitioner. She has been practicing in Farmington, NM for the last 6 years with a sub-specialty in pediatrics and internal medicine. Established a sound knowledge base in the clinic and hospital setting with the encouragement of the practice physicians. Active member of the American Academy of Pediatric and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, jeeping, and spending plenty of time with her husband and 2 teenage boys.  She is a proud member of the rural area of Cortez, Colorado.

To view our comprehensive list of services, visit https://swhealth.org/servicesdirectory/

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

 

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO
970-564-4855

Meet Teresa Brown-Sanchez, Nurse Practitioner

Teresa Brown-Sanchez is a nurse practitioner at the Southwest School-Based Health Clinic at Montezuma-Cortez High School. Teresa completed her undergraduate at Washburn University and her advanced training at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Teresa provides care for students at the School-Based Health Center and one of her specialties is diabetic care. She hopes that she can be a great resource for those living with diabetes or parents of children with diabetes.

Teresa’s interests include cheering on my children at sporting events, hiking, biking, boating, camping, and running half marathons. She said you can often spot her around town with her dog, Moose.

“My care philosophy is to provide the patient with the most comprehensive detailed map, with recommended routes, to get the patient to their health goals and then (accept/redirect/support) the patient if they choose a different route. As a nurse practitioner I strive to listen to the patient and hear what they expect from a visit rather than focusing on my health care provider agenda. I feel that with this listening approach I have uncovered many underlying problems for the patient.”