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Swan Mountain Women’s Center adds female OB/GYN

A new doctor will join Swan Mountain Women’s Center this July, adding a female OB/GYN to the practice’s team.

Dr. Shelby Osborne worked at a coffee shop in Copper Mountain during her college summer breaks in the early 2000s, so she could mountain bike, backpack and raft in and around Summit County.

“I’ve always loved it out there,” she said, adding that she is an avid skier and has regularly brought her family to vacation in Summit.

Originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, she earned a bachelor’s degree in human health and physiology from Hendrix College, a small liberal arts college in Arkansas, with minors in Spanish and chemistry.

She then took a few years off before medical school and spent a year traveling and working in New Zealand and two years working in Denver as a medical assistant with an obstetrics and gynecology practice.

She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is finishing her OB/GYN residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

This summer, she will spend four weeks in Ecuador, where she said she will study Spanish for about nine hours a day in an intensive-language program specifically for health-care providers. She hopes to return to the U.S. able to communicate fluently with her patients.

“My goal is to not require an interpreter,” she said.

She said she is excited to tag-team medical decisions and complicated surgeries with the practice’s other OB/GYN, Dr. Andrew Catron, and work with family-practice physician Dr. Kathleen Cowie and the center’s other staff members.

For more information about the center, visit swanmountainwomenscenter.com.

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