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Sutterfield appointed clinic medical director

The Primary Care Clinic at Pagosa Springs Medical Center continues to expand with the addition of Terry Sutterfield as Clinic Medical Director.

Sutterfield is very excited about working in Pagosa Springs and being involved with a new clinic that combines primary care, wellness and the most up-to-date medical information technology.

“I am privileged to be associated with the primary care clinic and have been impressed with clinic staff and administration,” states Sutterfield. “Medical staff members are very enthusiastic about the future of the clinic and dedicated to providing improved access and high quality, compassionate medical care to Pagosa Springs and the surrounding area.”

A native of Arkansas, Sutterfield attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and went on to obtain a DVM degree from Oklahoma State University prior to becoming a medical doctor. He earned his MD from the University of Arkansas School of Medical Services and completed a residency in family medicine.

For the next ten years, Sutterfield practiced family medicine in the small town of Mountain View, Ark. He also worked in family practice residency teaching and served as a required rural rotation for family practice residents. In 1997, he became involved with the formation of a new Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) in a nearby underserved community as its first family physician and medical doctor. Over the next 13 years, the clinic system grew from one to seven clinics serving a large, rural population spread across six counties in Northern Arkansas.

After vacationing in southwest Colorado for a number of years, Sutterfield and his wife, Kathy, moved to Durango in 2010. He has continued to work part time and served as a consultant to the clinics in Arkansas.

Outdoor enthusiasts, the Sutterfields enjoy hiking, rafting, kayaking and fly fishing. They look forward to enjoying our amazing wilderness, meeting many local community members and helping expand the Primary Care Clinic and medical services in the Pagosa Springs area.