Foothills Family Care is the primary care practice of Cory Carroll, MD. Dr. Carroll, a Fort Collins physician since 1992, is focused on evidence-based medicine to provide better health care to his patients. To create a sustainable environment where his medical philosophy can thrive, he has recently converted his practice to the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. Under DPC, patients of Foothills Family Care have better and more frequent access to care without the worry of meeting high-deductibles, adhering to in/out-of-network rules, being rushed through an office visit or other situations that can limit the quality of the physician/patient relationship.
The traditional medical model (as taught to Dr. Carroll 25 years ago and still taught to medical students today) focuses on diagnosis and treatment while giving lip service to prevention. This is a tragedy since many illnesses can be prevented or significantly altered by behavioral changes. In 2012, Dr. Carroll decided it was time to address this issue and he developed the program he titled “Paradigm Shift for Health.” (PSFH) is designed to educate participants about the critical connection between whole food, plant based nutrition and health. PSFH classes and other activities are a benefit enjoyed by patients in the Foothills Family Care DPC model.
Meet the Foothills Family Care Staff
Teresa has worked with Dr. Carroll for 19 years. As the practice has changed over the years, so have her duties. She started out as the receptionist, then moved to administrative manager and is now Dr. Carroll’s medical assistant. Teresa’s dedication to all phases of her work is apparent as she keeps the office running smoothly and efficiently while being the “go-to” person for the patients as well as the other staffers. Outside of office hours, Teresa likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being active outdoors, reading and other quiet activities.
Julie joined Foothills Family Care in June 2012. She has an extensive background in customer service including 10 years with Hilton Hotels. During her time at the Hilton, she facilitated “Customer First Choice” training for new employees. She has also attended several customer service seminars including Disney training. As the front desk receptionist, her primary focus is to take care of patients in a friendly and efficient manner. She also provides back up support for Teresa and Dr. Carroll. During her time at Foothills Family Care, Julie has migrated to a whole food plant-based diet which has helped her lose weight and improve her health. When not at work, Julie enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as growing vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Gerri is the newest staff member of Foothills Family Care. She’s been with us since December 2015. In addition to assisting with various office duties, Gerri maintains the Foothills Family Care web site, updates social media content and, organizes classes offered under the “Paradigm Shift for Health” program. Gerri is also a long-time patient of Dr. Carroll and, as a convert to the whole food, plant based lifestyle, she has personally experienced many of the positive benefits it provides. When not in the office, Gerri enjoys spending time with her children and her friends, she gardens, tends her “mini-farm,” volunteers for various causes, reads and listens to live local music.