About Foothills Family Care, LLC

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 28 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.

Meet your Doctor

Cory Carroll, MD.

Hello! My name is Cory Carroll. I am a board certified family physician who’s been practicing in Fort Collins for 28 years.

I was trained here at Poudre Valley Hospital, now UCHealth, part of the Colorado University system.  Prior to medicine I was an engineer. I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in mechanical engineering, then went right from there into the Airforce. There is where I got a Masters degree, followed up with some work in the Airforce. I was actually able to help design ejection seats to have less impact on pilots when they got ejected out of planes. Throughout all of this work even as an engineer I was fascinated with the human body and the next obvious step was medical school.

I went to the University of Cincinnati in 1989 and matriculated at that time, moved back to Colorado to start my medical career. After graduating from residency, I started my medical career hear in Fort Collins and moved around quite a bit, the majority of my time has been spent in solo practice. The reason for that is simple, I like being in control and I think a major part of being a good doctor is to spend time with patients. When you work for larger clinic and other systems there’s a lot of control that is out of your hands and you are no longer in charge. I don’t like that.

To me the physician/patient relationship is key. If you want to give good medical care, you’ve got to know the patient and the only way to do that is to spend time with them. In my practice I’ve always put that as a high priority, and I always will. 

We’ve had to make some changes to our practice, becoming a DPC, and to me, it’s an exciting new future and I’d love to have you apart of that. If my office and my practice style makes sense to you, please give us a call.

Meet the Foothills Family Care Staff

Teresa Dayton – Office Manager, M.A.

Teresa has worked with Dr. Carroll for 23 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.