General Surgeon Dr. Dennis Lewis joins SHS’s Specialty Care Team

Southwest Health System welcomes General Surgeon Dennis Lewis, MD to Southwest Medical Group Specialty Care. Board-certified in General Surgery, Dr. Dennis Lewis joins Southwest Medical Group Specialty Care providing diverse and extensive laparoscopic surgery experience, including vasectomies and advanced procedures, in partnership with Dr. Kevin Matteson.

Dr. Lewis has spent his career practicing in small towns including13 years in Riverton, WY and 5 years in Vernal, UT. Dr. Lewis built a bariatric program where he currently has a part-time practice in Florida which he describes, “Watching the transformation of patients … getting their lives and health back is amazing.” He completed his residency at the University of South Carolina, Greenville and graduated Medical School from the University of Florida.

Dr. Lewis had recently moved back to Florida to help his parents but says the lure of the West is too strong and is moving back to Colorado to be near his blended family of children and grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and has done several longer races including Lotoja which starts in Logan, UT and finishes in Jackson Hole, WY.

Dr. Lewis has also volunteered with Doctors without Borders including work in the Dominican Republic, Zambia, Afghanistan, Nigeria and also in South Sudan.

“Dr. Lewis brings years of extensive training and surgical expertise to join the team with our equally skilled long-term provider, Dr. Matteson. We are excited to continue to add talent to our surgical team including additional clinic procedures such as the vasectomy. Dr. Lewis is an outgoing and personable provider who is dedicated to providing care in our community.” – Kerri White-Singleton, COO of Southwest Medical Group.

Pam Clark, FNP

Pam Clark, FNP

Specializing and Board-Certified in Pain Management

 Pam Clark has been a Nurse Practitioner for the last 6 years, working specifically with chronic pain patients for 5 of those years. In her 35-year nursing career, she has compiled a wide range of nursing experience including pediatrics, allergy & immunology, surgery and pain management. She feels passionately about empowering patients to take part in the decision-making of their care and engaging them in their pain management to achieve positive results. Pam strives to be compassion and engaging while helping patients using a structured and proven pain management model. She feels her greatest reward is when her patients regain hope and recapture joy and functionality in their own lives. Pam is married with two adult sons and one special granddaughter. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and spending time with her family; she also enjoys the diverse cultures and mountain scenery of Southwest Colorado.