Dr. Boyer has a strong belief that health is more than just the absence of disease. He believes that the best way to treat disease is to prevent it with healthy lifestyle choices. Dr. Boyer graduated with his BS in Environmental Science from the University of California in 2005. He then went on to graduate with his MD from UCLA in 2010, and has been a board-certified family physician since 2013.
He sees his role as a counselor in helping patients make healthcare decisions that fit with their unique background as well as their circumstances. In his mind, there is only good medicine, whether it originates from modern western medicine, ancient China, or centuries of traditional herbal practice. He most enjoys being a father and a husband. He is grateful for the support and encouragement his spiritual focus has provided through all his challenges and successes.
Kory Schweitzer is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He brings an eagerness and commitment to Trailhead Clinics to serve honest healthcare to individuals and families across a lifespan. Graduating in 2013 from Wheaton College in Illinois, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science. After working in Chicago as an Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Room Technician, he then received his second Bachelor’s degree, as well as his Master’s degree, in Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta in 2019. Additionally, his experience as a Diabetic Lifestyle Coach has given him unique insight into how chronic disease can be prevented, not merely treated.
Amidst all his schooling and experience, he has found that health promotion and preventive care in the form of holistic healthcare to be his ultimate passion for his work. He is known for his calm demeanor and kindness. He takes his own physical, mental, and spiritual health seriously by attending church, sport climbing, backcountry hiking, enjoying the small things in life, and quality time with family as much as possible.
*Dr. Hughes will be seeing male patients with an emphasis on men’s health issues.
Dr. Michael Hughes is a family practice physician who has practiced in the Grand Valley since 1994. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he graduated with a BA in Molecular Biology in 1981. He worked at the CU medical school in a research lab before starting Medical school in 1987. During his work in the research lab he attended graduate school and received as Masters of Science of Public Health from CU in 1989 while in medical school. He graduated from University of Colorado Health Sciences Denver in 1991. He finished his residency at St Mary’s Family Practice in 1994. He worked at Western Valley Family Practice from September 1994 until August 2018. He provided the full spectrum of Family Practice including pediatric care, obstetrical care until 2010, taking care of patients in the hospital and emergency room. He has particular interest in managing chronic disease, preventive medicine and men’s health care. His goal is to provide excellent medical care and help patients make better decisions about their health.
He is married with 2 adult children. He and his wife have lived in Grand Junction since 1991. He has been active in medical missions to Honduras since 1996. He enjoys running, bicycling, hiking, traveling, reading, spending time with his family. He was a competitive bicycle racer during the first 2 years of medical school and competed in 1988 and 1989 at The National Bicycle Road Racing time trial. He returned to competitive cycling again in 1997 and 1998. He has done the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 5 times. His practice goal is to help patients find a way to achieve both physical and mental fitness.
Dr. Dasari was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She felt a strong pull to come West to continue her medical education, and completed her Family Medicine training at St. Mary’s family medicine residency here in Grand Junction. During residency, she also completed the University of Arizona’s Integrative Medicine in Residency curriculum. She is excited to offer this additional knowledge to her patients and further her understanding of complementary healing modalities.
Her passion within Family Medicine is centered on improving chronic disease management and prevention, with a focus on understanding and treating the root cause of illness whenever possible. She is passionate about nutrition’s role in health and disease, and values lifestyle modifications to assist in healing whenever possible. She believes that the patient-physician relationship should function as a team, and values shared decision-making to guide medical decisions. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending her time outside in the Colorado sun- hiking, skiing, or walking her giant dog, Koda.
My name is Anna Everett and I am originally from Oklahoma. I have spent time in Texas, Utah and have now landed in Colorado. I have previous experience in urgent care and family medicine. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Physician Assistant program in 2018. I believe education and teamwork are critical in helping people live their best lives. I think shared decision making invites people to play an active role in their health and reaching their goals. When I am not working, I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, traveling and camping with my friends, family and dog.
Dr. Gordon is board certified in family medicine since 2008 and treats all ages. He especially enjoys caring for newborn and pediatric patients. His care philosophy centers around education and understanding and shared decision making. When not at work, he enjoys cycling, cross country skiing, and spending time with his wife and 4 children.
After earning a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Utah State University and graduating with a Medical Doctorate from Medical College of Wisconsin in 2005, Dr. Gordon completed his Residency in Family Medicine at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then practiced full service family medicine for the US Army in Fort Polk, Louisiana, including a brief tour in Iraq. In 2011, Dr Gordon and his family left the Army and moved to Grand Junction, Colorado where he practiced with Community Hospital for nearly 12 years before joining Trailhead