Dr. Walton Creech is committed to staying on the cutting edge in the medical field and has had a wide range of medical experience. He has trained at some of the most elite Medical education centers in not only the United States, but the world. He had the opportunity to travel abroad to pursue his passion for medicine and technological advances. He received his undergraduate BA and Medical Degrees at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Dr. Creech is a total family doctor with special interest in tropical medicine and infectious diseases. He has also served as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer, a special program at the U.S. Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia which is one of the major organizations in the country for diagnosing, tracking and controlling infectious diseases, as well as other important public health problems.
Returning physician Joseph M. Sharkey M.D. was first a member of Columbine Family Practice in 2007. After taking several years to pursue medical writing and an academic teaching position he has returned to assist Columbine Family Practice in caring for our beloved patients. Dr. Sharkey has an extensive medical career, including working as the ringside M.D. for the Colorado Golden Gloves, acting as a Medical Director for the Salvation Army & Rescue Mission Clinic, and several years in the U.S. Navy as a Medical Officer and Director of Drug and Alchohol Rehabilitation.
Dr. Sharkey has extensive experience in the field of Rehabilitative and Addictive Medicine. He also has studied integrative medicine, including nutrition planning and mindful meditation practices.
“My draw toward working with seniors is personal, and when I’m around older patients, I just feel at ease. I’m passionate about giving seniors the care they need, and being around them puts me in a comfort zone that’s full of joy and clarity.”
Raised by his grandparents, Scott Dorn became interested in senior care early in his life. Attending appointments with his family sparked his curiosity in their health and inspired him to pursue senior health care as an adult. “I always want to treat patients as well as I’d treat my own family. In this way, they become a part of my extended family,” he says.
Scott received his BA from the University of Rhode Island and also holds a Masters of Science in traditional Chinese medicine as well as a Masters of Medical Science. Scott has lived in the Denver area since 2006, and he worked a rotation in geriatrics with IPC before coming to work as a certified physician assistant for IPC/SCOC in 2015.
“I view my experience in Chinese medicine and acupuncture as complementary to my current work,” he says. “It helped me understand conditions that commonly affect seniors, including stress, fatigue, inflammation, and arthritis.”
When he’s not meeting with patients, Scott enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with his wife, two children, and grandfather, who continues to inspire his medical practice.
Specialties: Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine