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FMR Graduates | From left to right: Derek Fritz, DO; Ann Treisman, MD (phone); Gretchen Nonawzki, DO; Lisa Reimer, MD; Amanda Neidermyer, MD
FMR Graduates | From left to right: Derek Fritz, DO; Ann Treisman, MD (phone); Gretchen Nonawzki, DO; Lisa Reimer, MD; Amanda Neidermyer, MD
Peak Vista Graduates Fourth Class of Family Medicine Residents (Photo) - 06/28/22

PRESS RELEASE

June 27, 2022

 

Colorado Springs, Colo.  –  Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ (Peak Vista) Family Medicine Residency (FMR) program ushered five doctors, now trained in Family Medicine, into the health care world.   

The FMR program is a traditional, three-year Family Medicine Residency with community support from local health care organizations and specialty physicians. Each resident learns the ins and outs of Family Medicine through rotations for outpatient pediatrics, family medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, community medicine, homeless health care, and geriatrics. Residents learn through patient interaction, bedside teaching, and structured educational sessions, how best to care for patients. The Peak Vista Family Medicine residents rotate through major hospital systems in the Colorado Springs region, as well as various private offices throughout the city. At the end of their training, each resident will undergo a board examination to earn their certification.

“The shortage of health care providers is a national crisis,” says Chief Medical and Dental Officer, Lisa Ramey, DO. “Programs like these, which educate new physicians, are invaluable right now. They can only be sustained through the support of our community and health care partners.” 

Peak Vista’s FMR program is the only primary care residency program in the Pikes Peak region. 

“This group of residents joined the program in 2019,” says Interim Program Director, John Epperly, MD. “After their rollercoaster over the past three years, I know they have the tools to handle any scenario. They will make excellent practitioners.” 

The FMR class of 2022 includes: 

Derek Fritz, DO

Dr. Fritz plans to work as an outpatient primary care provider, practicing Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT), in Florida or Arizona. 

Amanda Neidermyer, MD

Dr. Neidermyer will practice as a hospitalist at Centura’s Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado. 

Gretchen Nonawzki, DO

Dr. Nonawzki will continue her education, entering a three-year Emergency Medicine residency at Florida College of Emergency Physicians. 

Lisa Reimer, MD

Dr. Reimer will continue to practice at Peak Vista, seeing patients at its Health Center at Wahsatch.

Ann Treisman, MD

Dr. Treisman will practice as a hospitalist at Montrose Regional Health Hospital, Gunnison Valley Health Hospital, and Lake City Medical Center, all in Colorado. 

 

About Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a nonprofit organization providing exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. Celebrating over 50 years of community health service, Peak Vista offers primary medical, integrated behavioral health and dental care services. We proudly serve over 89,000 patients annually through 23 outpatient centers in Colorado’s Pikes Peak and East Central regions. To learn more about Peak Vista, visit www.peakvista.org.