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Brian Siegel, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialist for over 20 years

Special interests in Regenerative Medicine and Age Management

Resident of Steamboat Springs since 2000

ERIKA HOY, LCSW, CACIII, MAC, Clinician III & Clinical Supervisor

Erika is a New Orleans, Louisiana native who has been with Mind Springs Health since 2001. Erika obtained her Master of Social Work at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but as a CAC III, she specializes in addictions. Erika also supervises several other staff members who provide substance use services. In 2016, Erika received her MAC or Master Addiction Counselor certification from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals.

Steven Wright, MD

Dr. Wright is a residency-trained family physician with a 35 year clinical career. Active in addiction medicine (board certified) 30 years and medical pain management 14 years, he focuses on issues related to controlled substances, addiction, and medical pain management through consulting, speaking, advocacy, policy development, education, medical provider assessment / supervision, and medical legal work. His clinical interests include the neurophysiology and treatment of pain and addiction – in particular: etiology, pharmacogenetics, opioids, psychiatric medications (benzodiazepines in particular), cannabis, adverse consequences, best practices, and systems of care.

Hunter Weatherly

Hunter Weatherly was born and raised in small-town, AL, studied at Samford University, and graduated from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL, with a doctorate of pharmacy in 2009. Feeling drawn to providing rural medicine in the public health system, he began his career in Alaska with the Indian Health Service.  He spent 6 years treating the ailments and conditions of Alaskan Natives at hospitals in Anchorage, Dillingham, and Nome—each case more often involving substance abuse and dependency than not—before joining Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs in 2015. He currently manages the outpatient pharmacy and staffs the inpatient pharmacy at YVMC, providing clinical services on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.

Dr. Michael Barnes

Dr. Michael Barnes is a Master Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor who serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  He provides administrative and clinical oversight for all residential and outpatient programs.  Dr. Barnes has over 35 years of clinical, academic, and administrative experience.  He comes to the Foundry after serving for five years as the Clinical Manager of Residential Services at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation) at the University of Colorado Hospital and 10 years as a full time clinical professor in Counseling.  Most recently he served as the Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor in the MA Program in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver.  Dr. Barnes has developed trauma integrated clinical models for the treatment of individuals with co-occurring addiction and trauma and he speaks nationally on Families, Trauma, and Addiction, Compassion Fatigue, and Trauma in Male Populations.  Dr. Barnes received his BA in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling form the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University.

Jasmine Aranda

Jasmine Aranda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor who serves as the Clinical Director at Foundry Treatment Center.  She has worked in the field of addiction for over twenty-five years, working with individuals in outpatient and inpatient settings.    Jasmine was experience treating those who have significant co-occurring disorders and she has developed a number of clinical programs for both voluntary and court ordered clients..  She is EMDR trained and is passionate about working with clients who are experiencing both addiction and trauma issues.  Jasmine has a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado.

Nancy Beste, MPAS, PA-C, CAC II

Nancy is a Physician Assistant and a Certified Addiction Counselor.   She opened the Routt County branch of Mountain Medical Injury and Pain Professionals (MMIPP) and Road to Recovery in February 2018.  Through this office she is providing pain management alternatives and out patient detoxification and recovery for substance use disorders.  Beste is facilitating the (Medication Assisted Treatment) MAT Pilot grant program in Routt County and her mission is to educate the community about substance use recovery options and MAT.   Through the MAT Pilot program Beste is supporting training of medical providers to obtain DATA 2000 waivers to prescribe buprenorphine/naloxone and is paying for the coursework to allow three local people to become certified addiction counselors.    Beste has specialized in pain management for 18 years and has incorporated MAT and recovery into her clinical practice since 2004. She received a DATA 2000 Waiver in April 2017. She founded MMIPP in 2009 and has been the Executive Director since then. She is also Executive Director of Road to Recovery.   She hold a BS Journalism from University of Colorado in Boulder, a BS Physician Assistant from Idaho State University and a Masters in Physician Assistant from Nebraska Medical Center School of Medicine.

David Wilkinson,MD

David  is Medical Director of Emergency Services  at UC health Yampa Valley Medical Center.   For 35 years he has been providing Emergency Medical care in Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado.   He is actively involved in community educational programs: Empowering the Community: Understanding Addiction, Pain, Narcotics, and Heroin

Judith Toney, MD

Judith is a board certified osteopathic family medicine physician for the last 14 years.  She graduated the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. She then did her internship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and finished residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center  Phoenix Arizona in 2007.  She spent the majority of time from 2007-2015 working in the urgent care and family practice outpatient setting.

In 2015, she left the traditional family practice office to pursue functional medicine and aesthetics.  She maintains her board certification in family medicine and  has additionally received board certifications from the American Board of Integrative Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine.

She practices full spectrum functional medicine with an additional focus in pain management and addiction recovery through natural and alternative methods.  She specializes in bioidentical hormone therapy and nutritional consulting, and medical weight loss.   She is also incorporating genetic and epigenetic counseling for treatment of health issues and addiction. Her clinical sub specialty is aesthetic procedures, skin care and PRP treatment for skin and joints.

Ken Davis, PA-C

Ken moved to Steamboat in 2015, after over 15yrs. of comprehensive family medicine experience to work at Northwest Colorado Health as their Director of Community Integration, and soon after co-founded the Yampa Valley Rx Task Force community coalition with Mara Rhodes.  He transitioned to the Executive Director role of Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership which serves as a backbone regional health alliance agency for our collective impact work related to addressing the needs of community based care coordination, mental health stigma and lead regional efforts on prescription drug addiction reduction.  He is a graduate of the University of Washington-Seattle – Northwest Community Health Leadership Institute 2008, University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant Program Degree in 2000 and Nutritional Sciences Degree in 1994.  He works every day to provide transformative leadership that supports the best possible delivery of health in our communities and clinics. He also works closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, towards continuous quality improvement of health, and served as an IHI coaching fellow for the IHI Leadership and Organizing for Change program.  In 2014, he was recognized by the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved as Non-Physician Provider of the Year.