Small clinic, big care
New Timnath Medical Center offers patients local access to the statewide UCHealth network
UCHealth—a nonprofit health system with 12 hospitals and more than 150 clinic locations throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming—has opened a new primary care and women’s care clinic in Timnath on Signal Tree Drive.
Family medicine doctors Robert Kelley, DO, and Marilu Orozco-Peterson, MD, care for most non-emergent medical conditions, from treating illness and injuries to preventive health care, and they offer the convenience of virtual visits.
“Whether it’s helping a parent navigate teething or teenage years, discussing healthy lifestyles and weight loss, or helping a family with elderly parents make decisions for the future, I love it all,” said Dr. Orozco-Peterson. “It is especially important to me during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our Timnath Community safe, growing and thriving.”
Dr. Roberts has lived in Colorado for more than a decade, and has been in Timnath for the past three years. He completed medical school at Rocky Vista University in Parker, and his family medicine residency in Greeley.
“Timnath has offered a great balance of life with outdoor recreational activities close by and nearby shopping amenities, but without the stresses of a life in a bigger city,” he said. “The community has been fantastic for raising our two (soon to be three) children.”
Dr. Orozco-Peterson and her husband are longtime residents of Severance and a military family that knows the value of discipline and self-sacrifice. They’ve been in the area 15 years, while raising four children and caring for a farm.
“There are great benefits working in an area with agricultural roots and small-town values where people know each other and care for each other,” she said. “Preserving that tradition, while expanding services to a rapidly growing community is very important to me.”
Dr. Orozco-Peterson said her goal for the office is to be a resource for healthy living in Timnath and the surrounding communities. Both doctors believe the UCHealth network offers the best medical facilities and research resources in Northern Colorado, allowing access to a wide range of specialists and expert perspectives.
“As northern Colorado has grown in recent years, especially in this area, so has the demand for UCHealth’s care,” said Dr. Roberts. “We wanted to bring that care closer to home for residents in the Timnath and Severance area. We are excited to be here.”
The women’s clinic side offers comprehensive care for women through every phase of their lives, including gynecological care, complete prenatal/postpartum obstetrical care, fertility services, menopause and hormone therapy, urogynecology, teen health and surgical procedures. Obstetrician-gynecologists Dr. Danika Forgach, MD, and Dr. Stephanie Mager, MD., will be caring for patients at the women’s care clinic.
For more information on the new clinic or to book an appointment, visit uchealth.org.