Melissa Churchill, CNP

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.

Staci Cost, Physical Therapist

Staci Cost, PT, DPT, MHSc, PT, MTC, staci cost OCS

Physical Therapist in Cortez, Colorado

Staci Cost PT, DPT, MHSc, PT, MTC, OCS, is a full- time physical therapist who provides inpatient and outpatient therapy services at Southwest Health System on the Mildred Road campus.

Staci received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Regis University,  she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a certificate in Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge in 1995 and a Masters in Health Science in 2006 from the University of St. Augustine, Florida.

Staci completed her manual therapy certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine, Florida in 2000. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Staci is Pilates Certified and specializes in spinal disorders, chronic pathologies, and sports injuries.

Professional membership includes an APTA member since 1993.

On a personal note Staci is a native to Colorado, enjoys skiing and soccer in her spare time and most of all spending time with her husband Paul, their daughter Samantha and son Nicholas.

Staci Cost, PT, DPT, MHSc, PT, MTC, OCS, treats/performs the following:

  • TMJ
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic pain
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Shoulder and ankle and pain
  • Rehabilitative Pilates (certified)
  • Women’s health issues: pelvic health, pelvic pain, incontinence, pregnancy pain, plantar fasciitis. A person may be referred to pelvic floor physical therapy to treat incontinence, difficulty with urination or bowel movements, constipation, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse.Women may see a pelvic floor physical therapist for treatment of vaginismus or endometriosis.
  • Dry needling (highest certification)
  • Manual therapy certified
  • Vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness and imbalance/vertigo
  • Neuromuscular re-education for chronic pain or to relearn movement
  • Preoperative physical therapy
  • And more….

To make an appointment or referral, please contact the Rehabilitation Department at 970.564.2460.

For help talking to your doctor:

Do I need a referral for physical therapy? Women’s Health Edition

Talking to your doctor: pelvic floor disorders

Talking about your condition

 

 

Erin Schmitt, DO, MPH, FACOG

Erin Schmitt, DO, MPH, FACOGErin Schmitt (Erin Reardon), DO, MPH, FACOG

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

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

About Dr. Schmitt

Dr. Schmitt is originally from Massachusetts and completed her residency 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 worked in Shiprock, New Mexico and worked there for 4 years. She is passionate about caring for under served 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, Women’s and Family Health. She delivers babies, performs procedures and surgeries at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez.

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 at 970-564-2662.