Rachel Liverett, FNP-C, grew up in Pagosa Springs and surrounding areas of Southwest Colorado. Rachel started her career in medicine as a CNA and EMT. She then earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University in 1999 and worked as an ICU nurse at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver for 8 years. Rachel and her husband decided to move their family back to Pagosa Springs and transitioned to the Emergency Department at Mercy Regional Medical Center in 2006, until there was a need for medical staff at PSMC after it was established in 2008. She worked as the Trauma Coordinator at PSMC to establish the Level IV trauma program and pursued her Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to further serve the community. Rachel graduated in 2020 and is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, specializing in medicine of all ages. She enjoys serving the people in her community and helping achieve their goals of wellness and health. Rachel, her husband, and their three children enjoy the outdoors through camping, trail running, mountain biking, and hiking.
Calvin Newsome, FNP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner working in primary care and specialty care clinics at Pagosa Springs Medical Center. Mr. Newsome graduated with his bachelor of science in nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University and earned his master of science in nursing from South University in Savannah, GA. Mr. Newsome has provided patient care since 2013, working in emergency care, intensive care, and primary care. He received additional training in family medicine for children and adults, which is signified by the “F” in FNP-C. Mr. Newsome is a military veteran, serving in both Gulf wars with the United States Army. He is married with two daughters and enjoys camping, horseback riding, and spending time with his family and friends.
Ryan Stopher-Mitchell, DO, is a board-certified family practice physician at Pagosa Springs Medical Center. Dr. Stopher-Mitchell provides primary care for patients of all ages, including prenatal and women’s health services. He graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University and earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine at Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ, where he graduated as valedictorian. Dr. Stopher-Mitchell completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO, where he practiced full-spectrum family medicine for patients of all ages. Originally from Arizona, he lives in Pagosa with his wife and daughter and enjoys the many amenities of the San Juan Mountains, including biking, fishing, skiing, and camping.
Corinne Reed, DO, is a board-certified family practice physician at Pagosa Springs Medical Center, where she serves as vice chief of staff. Dr. Reed provides primary care for patients of all ages, including prenatal and women’s health services. She graduated magna cum laude from Fort Lewis College in Durango and earned her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Reed completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Colorado Health, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO, where she practiced full-spectrum family medicine. She is passionate about working with her patients to achieve their highest level of health and wellness. Raised in Durango, Dr. Reed has called Pagosa home for over a decade and is an active member of the local community. She enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and playing outside in the desert and mountains with her husband and two children.
Julie Buchner, MD, is a board-certified family physician at Pagosa Springs Medical Center. She provides primary care for all ages, including non-obstetrical women’s care. Dr. Buchner graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and earned her medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago. She completed her residency at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Chesterfield Family Medicine Residency program in Richmond. Dr. Buchner previously practiced family medicine in southern Illinois. She enjoys working in collaboration with her patients to manage their healthcare needs and jointly chart a course toward improved wellness. Dr. Buchner lives in Pagosa Springs with her family, where they appreciate the small town, community lifestyle, and opportunity to explore the region’s hidden gems.
Aaron Singh, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant in primary care and family medicine at Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC). Mr. Singh graduated with his master of science in physician assistant studies from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program in Mesa, AZ. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Prior to joining PSMC, he practiced in rural East Texas for seven years. Mr. Singh enjoys all aspects of family medicine, including preventive care. He believes in building long-lasting relationships with his patients and enjoys watching their families grow over time. Mr. Singh is pleased to call Colorado home, where he obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He is especially grateful to raise his family in his wife’s hometown of Pagosa Springs and to continue integration into the community through volunteerism and working with local charities. Mr. Singh enjoys spending time with his wife and son, running, hiking, camping, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors.
Brittiany Newsome, FNP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner in primary care and family medicine at Pagosa Springs Medical Center. Ms. Newsome graduated with her bachelor of science in nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University and earned her master of science in nursing from Albany State University. Ms. Newsome has practiced as a nurse since 2007 and became a certified nurse practitioner in 2012. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and specializes in pediatric care, along with experience in intensive care (ICU), emergency care, and clinic management. She received additional training in family medicine for children and adults, which is signified by the “F” in FNP-C. Ms. Newsome has two daughters, and together they enjoy outdoor activities, reading, and crafting.
Jason Wallace, DO is board certified in family medicine and has been in practice since 2013. He attended the Western University of Health Sciences in southern California. Dr. Wallace completed his residency training at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley. He enjoys spending time in the mountains, hiking and camping with his wife and two daughters and son. El también acepta pacientes de habla espanol.
Robert Brown, MD, is a family practice physician at Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC). Dr. Brown is medical director of primary care at PSMC and has been practicing medicine since 1992. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Texas Health Center in Tyler, TX. Dr. Brown enjoys treating patients in all stages of life, from children to adults. Having lived in Pagosa Springs for over 20 years, Dr. Brown and his wife enjoy travel, camping, snowboarding, fly fishing, and raising their children.
Kaela Leskovar, PA-C is an NCCPA board-certified primary care physician assistant. Kaela received her MPAS degree at the University of Colorado Anschutz in Aurora, Colorado. In Spokane, Washington, she worked alongside a care team to provide integrated rehabilitation for patients. Kaela is an accomplished soccer player and loves rafting. Kaela is accepting new patients.