I grew up in Steamboat Springs, completed my surgical training in Denver, and moved to Montrose in 2012. My husband, Tim, and I are so fortunate to be raising our two boys in this friendly, down to earth community. If we are not rafting the town run on the Uncompahgre River, we might be biking up the Black Canyon. We enjoy skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. I am blessed to have a thriving surgical practice with an exceptional, supportive local hospital.
Tim and I are interested in promoting healthy, active lifestyles both for our family and for our community. From school gardens to a state of the art city recreation center, we are excited to support the health of kids and adults alike in our surrounding area.”
We are also looking forward to opportunities in the near future to travel and provide surgical care in other countries as a family. During residency, I traveled to Kenya for two months where I helped train Kenyan residents and provided direct patient care. These medical missions will be invaluable both for us as surgeons and for our family to learn from other cultures and customs while sharing medical supplies and teaching advanced surgical techniques.
Dr. Judkins’ Care Philosophy
“I love my job-it is challenging, stimulating, and technically rewarding. I enjoy getting to know my patients and learning what is important to them so that we can better plan together for their best surgical experience possible. Surgery can be a scary and uncertain process. I spend time with my patients and their families, explaining the procedure and expected course as well as possible risks. I make sure to answer all their questions. This helps everyone feel confident and secure when their procedure day arrives. I communicate with my patient’s primary care provider, sending the operative reports and pathology results, so that everyone is on the same page. I value my patient’s trust and strive to provide excellent, comprehensive surgical care in a friendly and comfortable environment.”