MEDICAL MOMENT: NEW STAFF ANNOUNCED
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This month, the Telluride Medical Center announced two new members of its Primary Care team: Janet Grant, CNM and Christine Tealdi, PA-C.
Grant brings an expertise in prenatal care and well woman gynecology, and contraception counseling to the Telluride Medical Center. Tealdi specializes in pediatrics, orthopedics and emergency medicine.
Grant has been a certified nurse midwife since 1983. She graduated from the University of Arizona midwifery program and returned to Grand Junction to open her practice. Grant practices with the midwives of Mesa Midwives and the OB/GYNs of Women’s Health Care of Western Colorado.
Most of Grant’s 5800 births have been at St Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. For many years, clients from Telluride traveled to Grand Junction for their prenatal care. Ten years ago she offered a clinic, once a month in Telluride, to accommodate clients and their families. Grant is now available for appointments at the Telluride Medical Center.
As a nationally certified Physician’s Assistant, Tealdi specializes in pediatrics, orthopedics, emergency medicine, urgent care and preventative medicine for all ages. She has been practicing primary care medicine in Western Colorado since 2000. For the past 5 years Tealdi has worked in the emergency department at Community Hospital in Grand Junction.
Tealdi was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Master’s in Health Professions and Physician Assistant Studies. She moved to the Telluride area in 2000 with her husband, John-Michael and their two children.
“We’re very proud to bring these two medical professionals onto our team and are thrilled to offer their specialties to our patients,” said Gordon Reichard, executive director of the Telluride Medical Center.
Providing care for the whole person, body, mind and spirit, the Telluride Medical Center’s Primary Care practice is designed to furnish the residents of the Telluride Hospital District with a full spectrum of health care services across the life span.
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