Nick Preston started his career in Nursing 11 years ago and has been a Nurse Practitioner for the last 8 years. Nick completing graduate school in 2012 from University of Colorado School of Medicine and is most passionate about empowering his patients to improve their health through lifestyle modifications and/or maintaining a healthy lifestyle, closely observing patients and remaining open-minded on how best to care for each patient individually. Preston is looking forward to growing his practice and becoming more connected to the Southwest Colorado community and being a part of the Southwest Medical Group team, he has been practicing in the Four Corners area at surrounding facilities and knows our community well. Nick likes to spend his free time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.
Caitlin Mooney is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She received her graduate degree from Red Rock Community College and participated in a Colorado rural Physician Assistant program (RRCC) and received the “Mission Award” for her graduating class.
Mooney will bring her energetic and organized personality to build her practice. She uses empathy and humor when interacting with her patients and focuses on fostering preventative healthcare options including individual plans to help patients move their body in whatever way works for them. Mooney is excited to be a part of Southwest Medical Group looking to be a dependable and engaged member of the team. She is passionate about “sun safety”, specifically educating and focusing on skin cancer prevention in our “sunny” climate.
Caitlin likes to spend her free time with her husband and two dogs playing in the desert one day and being in the most beautiful mountain town the next. She’s recently learned to ski and mountain bike and generally enjoying the outdoors (with SPF of course).
Erick Ireland is a Certified Physician Assistant who has been working in Southwest Colorado for the last 3 years. Erick was a part of a Colorado program which focuses wholly on developing primary care providers in rural Colorado. Ireland is looking forward to building his practice with SHS and developing a presence as a solid primary care provider focusing on individualized and compassionate care by empathizing with patients and communicating effectively so they can reach their healthcare goals. He likes to spend his free time in the backcountry of southwest Colorado spending the weekends hiking, biking and paddling.