Lauri Medina, MD, FACS

Lauri Medina, MD, FACS

Southwest Medical Group, General Surgery

111 N. Park Street, Suite 2
Cortez CO
970-565-6670

Dr. Lauri Medina is a Board Certified general surgeon at Southwest Medical Goup in Cortez, Colorado. Dr. Medina graduated from medical school at the University of New Mexico, completed her residency at St. Joe’s and her undergrad at Duke University. She performs general surgery and upper and lower scopes. She has a special interest in breast and women’s health. Dr. Medina is currently working to complete a Fellowship in integrative medicine at University of Oregon Health Sciences through the Academy of Integrated Health.

Dr. Medina loves to help her patients pre and post op with  stress management, nurition and pain control in order to help them get the best possible outcome and get back to doing the things they love. She enjoys working with Dr. Kevin Matteson because he is an excellent surgeon and they collaborate well together.

Dr. Medina was drawn to Cortez because of the wonderful opportunities to play outdoors and the native population. She loves to bike, hike, ski and wakeboard. She has three sons who also love the outdoors.

Learn more about general surgery: https://www.facs.org/education/resources/residency-search/specialties/general

Francis Goldshmid, MD

Francis Goldshmid, MD

Southwest Medical Group, Market Street
Obstetrics

20 South Market Street, Suite 1
Cortez, CO
970-565-4291

Francis Goldshmid, MD is a family medicine physician who is fellowship-trained in surgical obstetrics. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA, and is a first generation Russian-American. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and completed his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX. He then completed his maternal-child health fellowship at the same institution, during which time he also spent some months providing surgical obstetric services overseas in Uganda. Soon after, he met his partner, Kelsey Anderson, RD, LD, CNSC, and after both practicing in the very rural west Texas town of Alpine for the last year, they decided to relocate to the greener pastures of the beautiful Four Corners area. He is fluent in Russian and near-fluent in Spanish. His interests outside of medicine include making music, long-boarding, exploring nature, organic chemistry, and Buddhism. He and his partner are absolutely thrilled to be working with Southwest Health and to have the honor and privilege of caring for the patients here.

He will practice alongside Marcelyn LePique, FACOG, Kameo Smith, DO, and Erin Schmitt, FACOG, MPH, DO. To schedule an appointment, contact us at 970-565-4291.

Erin Schmitt, DO, MPH, FACOG

Erin Schmitt, DO, MPH, FACOG

Southwest Medical Group, Market Street
Obstetrics & Gynecological Surgery

20 South Market Street, Suite 1,
Cortez, CO
970-565-4291

Dr. Schmitt is an OB/GYN, specializing in obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecological surgery. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She graduated with honors from University of New England, College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and in 2010 with a Master of Public Health.

Dr. Schmitt is originally from Massachusetts and received her training in Portland, Maine. Dr. Schmitt was a health volunteer for over 2 years in the Peace Corps in Togo, Africa after college which became the most influential pieces of her life that directed her into healthcare. She knew she wanted to practice obstetrics because she enjoyed being a part of such an important and special part of a woman and family’s life and wanted to be able to provide care in those special moments.

As a 3rd year medical student, she worked with a physician in New York who had a wonderful community practice where realized how much she loved the spectrum of care for women of all ages. She developed a passion for operating as well during her years of training, and knew she wanted to be immersed in a community and provide care for women. Dr. Schmitt feels it’s so important to live in the community where she practices because it is critical for women to have care, close to home.

Dr. Schmitt completed her residence in Shiprock, New Mexico and worked there for 4 years. She is passionate about caring for underserved populations. Through her travel around the world, she developed a special appreciation for meeting new people, learning about different cultures and having new experiences. She has been a part of mission trips to Peru where she did gynecological surgery and was able to travel back to Togo to reconnect with the community and see familiar faces.

In her free time, she and her husband love to travel and have visited Indonesia and Israel. She enjoys running, yoga and skiing and is looking forward to ski season. Together they have a new baby boy, Liam, who was born earlier in 2017.

Dr. Schmitt is accepting new OB and gynecology patients at Southwest Medical Group, Market Street.

About OB/GYN

Obstetrics is all healthcare related to women that are pregnant. Prenatal, birthing plans, post partum care. OB’s can take care of higher risk moms. Gynecology is all women’s health not related to pregnancy. Pap smears, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, hysterectomies, menopause, incontinence, and more.

Procedures include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy)
  • Adnexal surgery (ovaries)
  • Cervical biopsy including colposcopy and conization
  • Sterilization
  • Repair of prolapse
  • Hysterectomies: vaginal, laparoscopic, abdominal
  • Hysteroscopy

To establish care as a new patient contact Southwest Medical Group Market Street at 970.565.4291.