Kaiser Permanente welcomes new doctors at mountain clinics
On Monday, Kaiser Permanente announced the addition of two new board certified physicians to its offices in Frisco and Edwards. The Frisco Medical Offices will welcome Dr. Carol Louise Venable, MD, an internal medicine physician who will offer adult medical care to patients. Meanwhile, Dr. Shannon Garton, MD, will join the team at the Edwards Medical Offices. She is a family medicine physician who will be offering continuing, comprehensive health care for individuals and families.
Venable, who is joining Kaiser from Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, earned her medical doctorate at Duke University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. She also completed an emergency medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. She served as the director of the Adult Medicine Clinic at Parkview Medical Center. She speaks fluent Spanish and has received multiple honors including Preceptor of the Year at Parkview Medical Center, chief resident of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center, asst. chief resident of Internal Medicine at Duke Medical Center, Sarnoff Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research and an American Diabetes Association Medical Student Fellowship.
Garton earned her medical doctorate at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed her medical residency in family medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She is joining Kaiser from Avon Urgent Care in Avon, Colorado, where she served as medical director. She grew up in the Vail valley and has been practicing medicine there for 14 years. She is also fluent in Spanish.
“Having the opportunity to practice with Kaiser Permanente and become more involved in improving the health of this community is exciting,” said Garton. “We are serving more and more patients and the response to the convenient care they are able to receive at Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices has been very positive.”
Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan. It has 30 medical offices across the state, and expanded into the mountains in January of this year with the opening of its offices in Frisco and Edwards.
The Frisco office features many cutting-edge medical technologies, from electronic registration kiosks to Telehealth, a system that allows for video physician visits. Alongside this virtual care, Kaiser patients are treated through relationships with Colorado Mountain Medical in Eagle County, Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Frisco pediatrician Dr. Christine Ebert-Santos, MD, and Breckenridge OB/GYN Dr. Andrew Catron, MD, at Swan Mountain Women’s Center. The nonprofit also rotates in specialists in cardiology, dermatology, neurology, and oncology and employees a team of providers, now including Venable.
“We’re committed and pleased to be a part of these mountain communities and look forward to a long, healthy and happy relationship with all community members,” said Brent Bowman, vice president of strategy, patient experience, and mountain Colorado service area. “Our growth in membership in these communities meant we needed more physicians to provide the highest-quality of care our members know and love. Drs. Venable and Garton — two wonderful additions to our already excellent care teams — have joined Kaiser Permanente in these mountain communities to help us care for our members as we continue to grow.”
Kaiser Permanente’s mountain locations offer primary and specialty care, as well as laboratory and routine medical imaging services. Kaiser is located at 226 Lusher Ct. in Frisco and 56 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite 208 in Edwards.
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