A Full Service Medical Center for Your Health Care Maintenance & Acute Care Needs

Joel Gates, DO 

Joel_Web2.jpgDr. Gates is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician. He joined the Mountain Medical Center Team in 2005 and is the managing physician of this facility.   His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado, and he earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the St. Mary's Family Practice Residency program in Grand Junction.  Dr. Gates is enthusiastic about living and serving in the rural community of Ridgway, CO located in the Colorado Mountains. He eagerly shares his commitment by saying....  "There's not a better place to raise your family." 

Dr. Gates is a true sports enthusiast and will often times be seen running or biking during his lunch hour.  He is truly committed to the lifestyle that living and working in this small mountain community offers.  His energy and enthusiasm are absolutely contagious.  


Suzanne Haag, PA-C

Suzanne_Web.jpgSuzanne Haag PA-C is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who joined MMC in 2015. Suzanne graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1994. She has a special interest in rural medicine, the underserved, and natural and allopathic preventative care. Suzanne is amazed by the opportunity to live and work in such a beautiful location.

She enjoys skiing, hiking, and horseback riding.

 


Gabrielle (Brie) Silverman, PA-C 

Brie joined the team at Mountain Medical Center May of 2017 as our newest provider on staff after graduating from Drexel’s Physician Assistant program in Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Brie graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in International Relations and worked overseas. Born and raised in Southwest Colorado in the town of Cedaredge, Brie always knew she wanted to return to the area to work and raise a family. She is passionate about medicine and about supporting people in their health goals and happiness.

When not in the office, you can find Brie exploring the outdoors either hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, or skiing with her family, including her husband, daughter, and dogs.


Linda, RN & Patient Care Coordinator

Linda received her BS Degree in Nursing in 1983. Since then she has had an extensive background in hospital based nursing including orthopedics, ICU, emergency care, and administration. Linda moved to Colorado from Wisconsin in 1990 and started working at the Ouray Clinic part time in 1992 during which time she was also full-time at Montrose Hospital. Fortunately for us, Linda came on-board full time here at Ridgway Medical Center after having her daughter in 1995. Linda has been a core member working with the medical center through many management changes including its final organization as Mountain Medical Center in 2000. When asked what keeps her here at the clinic, she says: "I really enjoy the diversity of the patients and age groups (newborn to 100) and also the wide variety of medical issues." Linda is also ACLS certified.


Sarah, MA

Sarah recently relocated to Ridgway in the fall of 2016 from Northern California with her fiancé, Malachi. As a child visiting the area, she fell in love with the Western Slope of Colorado and the great outdoors.  She is very excited to explore the area and get to know the community better. Sarah has been a Certified Medical Assistant since 2012, and she truly enjoys working in the medical field. She looks forward to meeting our patients and helping them with all of their healthcare needs!


Josey, EHR Administrator / Project Coordinator / Billing

Josey is a Minnesota native who came to Ridgway on vacation in 2004 after completing her International Business undergraduate degree - and she never left! After working a variety of jobs, getting married, and starting her family, she joined the MMC Practice in February 2012. She works mainly in an administrative role to oversee projects relating to the practice's electronic health records system.

Josey's free time is spent rafting, hiking, and skiing with her family - her husband (Charlie) and two children (Stella & Harvey).


Susie, Office Accounting / Billing

Susie relocated to Ridgway from Ft. Collins in 2007 to be near her children and grandchildren, and as of May 2012 she oversees our financial business office. She brings with her previous experience as office manager for an OB /GYN practice and office administrator for Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

Susie enjoys rafting, skiing, and spending time with her grandchildren.


Delight, Front Desk / Patient Registration  

Delight comes to Mountain Medical Center with 3 years experience as a respiratory therapist at St. Mary's Hospital and 4 years as EMT-I.  She has lived in the Ridgway area since 1995 and also in the Silverton area prior to moving here. She owned her own company from 1997-2004. Ms. Delight has been with Mountain Medical since 2009 and brings with her the happiest, most positive personality that stirs people to comment.... "she really lives up to her name."

Delight is the mother of 5 children and grandmother of 16, and a greatgrandmother of 4. However, many of our youngest patients have also adopted her as "grandma!"


Peggy, Back Desk / Referral Coordinator

Peggy hails from Eastern Washington state, where she enjoyed an active lifestyle revolving around her business training horses and riders for competition in jumping and dressage. Following a three-year stint in the Austin, Texas area to complete her BA in Healthcare Administration at Concordia University Texas, Peggy found herself longing for the mountains and a more outdoorsy way of life. In the spring of 2017 she moved to the Western Slope of Colorado and joined the team at Mountain Medical Center.

Peggy enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking and spending time exploring this beautiful area. 

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