Melissa Sims, FNP

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

Meet Melissa Sims, FNP

Melissa worked as a critical care RN for eight years at Bothwell Regional Hospital, Boone Hospital, and as a travel nurse across mid-central Missouri.  She completed all of her graduate school training here at Southwest before becoming board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Melissa believes that health should not be defined merely as an absence of disease or illness but a state of equilibrium and congruence between physical, mental, and spiritual elements that constantly change through environmental influences.  Her goal is to build partnerships with her patients to promote and maintain their state of equilibrium and congruence.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, hiking, quilting, and visiting her two adult children.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Indiana State University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Arlington

Associates Degree in Nursing, State Fair Community College

Notice to Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield Patients

We have been experiencing issues with some patients being told by your insurance carrier that the healthcare providers at Southwest Medical Group are not in-network with their plan.  We are working to correct this miscommunication a quickly as possible.  Please reach call us at 970-565-8556 if you come across any of these issues and allow us to work with you and the team at Anthem BCBS to obtain authorization for care at SMG.

We value you as a patient and want to ensure that you continue to receive your care with us in the Southwest Health System.

 

 

Melissa Churchill, CNP

Melissa Churchill, CNP

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

 

 

 

Meet Melissa Churchill, CNP

Melissa worked as a RN for ten years at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Montezuma County Health Department and Planned Parenthood.  She attended graduate school at Frontier Nursing University and became a Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on rural health care.  Melissa is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and traveling. Melissa Churchill practices at Southwest Medical Group in Cortez.

A CNP is an RN who has additional education and training in a specialty area, such as family practice or pediatrics. CNPs have a master’s degree in nursing and board certification in their specialty. For example, a pediatric CNP has advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens. CNPs are authorized to diagnose illnesses, treat conditions, and provide evidence-based health education to their patients.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University

Associate Degree of Nursing, Pueblo Community College, Durango, Colorado