Our staff

Nicole Pinkerton, MD

DR. NICOLE PINKERTONDr. Pinkerton is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist.  After graduating from Duke University, she attended medical school at the University of Kansas.  From there, she completed her residency at the University of New Mexico.  This was when she and her family first visited and fell in love with southwest Colorado.

We then relocated to Colorado in 2001, first to Colorado Springs and then Durango in 2010.  She practiced both Obstetrics and Gynecology for 9 years prior to her move to Durango.  However, since her relocation she has chosen to limit her practice to Gynecology only.  She is now able to focus on the parts of her training that she finds interesting and fulfilling.  Dr. Pinkerton is a diplomate of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She is also a member of the La Plata County Medical Society.

Dr. Pinkerton is married with 2 active boys.  Her hobbies include yoga, camping, skiing and spending time with her family.  She enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships with her patients and work with them to achieve their goals.

 Alissa Peterson,                                                                                      Office Manager

Alissa was raised in Wyoming and completed her Bachelors in Business Administration in Chadron, Nebraska.  She has a passion for working in the healthcare industry and helping others.  She previously has worked as a medical assistant and credentialing coordinator.

She recently moved to Durango and loves being a part of this active                                                                     community.  She enjoys mountain biking, golfing, skiing and hiking.

Cheryl Smith,                                                                                                           Medical Assistant

Cheryl recently relocated to Durango from Arizona.  She began her career as a Dental Assistant and then became a CNA.  She is currently taking classes in pursuit of a degree in Nursing.

She lives with her husband and 3 kids.  She enjoys camping, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family.