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Sandra Christenson, PAC

Sandra PhotoSandra Christenson graduated from the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a Master’s degree in Child Health and Physician Assistant Studies.

Sandra Christenson has been working with Western Valley since July of 2008. She loves working with families and enjoys seeing children. Sandra also speaks fluent Spanish with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Wyoming.

Outside of work, Sandra loves spending time with her family, including her husband, daughter, and son. She enjoys traveling, camping, reading, and spending time in the community. “I love my job and couldn’t see myself doing anything else. It is so rewarding to work with patients and help and support them physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m thankful to Western Valley for giving me a great place to work, doing what I enjoy.”

Mynette Foley, M.D.

Foley PhotoDr. Foley is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She obtained her college degree from Colorado State University and continued her studies at Louisiana State University School of Medicine where she received her medical degree. Her residency for family practice was completed at St. Mary’s Family Practice, graduating in 1999.

Dr. Foley has been with Western Valley Family Practice since she finished her residency in 1999. She offers primary care to newborns through end of life.

Dr. Foley has 3 children. Avocations include family, cooking, and mountain biking.

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Kurtis Holmes, D.O.

Holmes photoDr. Holmes is a Colorado native. He obtained his college degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He continued his studies at the University Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City where he received his Osteopathic medicine degree. He completed his internship at Des Moines General Hospital and his family practice residency at the Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

Dr. Holmes has been in practice since 1989 and has been with Western Valley Family Practice since 1990. His special interest is in sports medicine.

Dr. Holmes is married and has 3 children. Avocations include cycling and outdoor activities.

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Michael Hughes, M.D.

Hughes PhotoDr. Hughes obtained his college degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder and his medical degree from the University of Colorado-Denver. He completed his internship at St. Mary’s Hospital, and his family practice residency at St. Mary’s Family Practice where he graduated in 1994.

Dr. Hughes came to Western Valley Family Practice following his residency in 1994. His special interests are pediatrics and geriatrics.

Dr. Hughes is married and has two children. Avocations include skiing, travel, and other outdoor activities.

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Korrey Klein, M.D.

Klein photoDr. Klein grew up on a farm in rural Northeastern Colorado. He obtained his college degree from Concordia University – Seward, Nebraska. He continued his studies at the University of Colorado – School of Medicine in Denver where he obtained his medical degree. He completed his residency at St. Mary’s Family Medicine in 2008.

Dr. Klein returns to Grand Junction skilled in pediatrics through geriatrics, offering lap band fills, orthopedics, skin procedures, nursing home care, and preventative/wellness care.

Dr. Klein is married to a Grand Junction native and has one child. Avocations include piano playing, singing, skiing, and traveling.

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Thomas Motz, D.O.

photos-motzDr. Motz is a Colorado native and obtained his college degree from Adams State College. He continued his studies at Des Moines University, where he received his osteopathic medicine degree. He completed an internship at Des Moines General Hospital. In 1990 he finished his family practice residency at St. Mary’s Family Practice.

Dr. Motz has been in practice since 1990, all of which has been at Western Valley Family Practice. His special interests include sports medicine, pediatrics, and spinal manipulation.

He is married and has three children. Avocations include activities with his children and officiating sports.

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Vanessa McClellan, D.O.

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Dr. McClellan came to the Grand Valley to train in the field of Family Medicine after attending medical school at Touro University in Henderson, NV. For her, Nevada was the extreme change of scenery she was looking for after growing up in Anchorage, AK, but it never felt like home. She had made several trips to Colorado and was very fond of those adventures. One memorable visit to the Western Slope highlighted the superior training available and the lifestyle she enjoyed. She completed her residency at St. Mary’s Family Medicine in 2013 and met a new kind of family in her co-workers and mentors. She and her husband knew they wanted to stay!

Dr. McClellan started with Western Valley Family Practice in September 2013. Professionally she enjoys women’s health, contraception management, pediatrics, wilderness medicine, travel medicine, and sports medicine.

Dr. McClellan is married with a sweet baby girl. In her free time, she enjoys being outside with her family and their two dogs. Some of their favorite activities include mountain biking, mountain climbing, trail running, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, and traveling.

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Cathie Hren, PAC / CDE

Hren PhotoCathie Hren graduated from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA in 1998 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant. She practiced in Internal Medicine in New Mexico for seven years before relocating to Colorado. She developed a passion for treating diabetes early in her career when her two nieces were diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. Cathie received her certification as a Diabetes Educator in 2002. She joined Western Valley Family Practice in October 2005 to give patients with Diabetes specialized and intensive care.

Cathie is married and has three grown children. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, traveling, camping in their 5th wheel, four wheeling, and volunteering with her church.

“I love seeing people succeed in self-management of their diabetes and the changed lives that come with this success. I am so thankful that Western Valley Family Practice allows me to spend extra time with my patients to teach and encourage them.”

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Jim Haraway, F.N.P.

JIM-HARAWAYJim Haraway has over 20 years of nursing experience. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1987. His career started in the emergency department at UAB as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and interim department head, after which he spent two years doing general medical surgical floor nursing at a community based hospital in Hilo, Hawaii. He then moved to Nashville, Tennessee working in the surgical intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital for over 5 years as well as in the special procedures radiology department performing conscious sedation. Jim obtained his Master’s degree as an advanced practice nurse, family nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt University in 1997.

Jim has worked in the Grand Valley since 1998, and joined Western Valley Family Practice in October 2014.

Jim has been happily married for many years and has two children. He stays involved with the community by participating in a local Cub Scout pack as a Den leader and is committed to the Western Colorado way of life.