Jessica Kaplan MD - Women's Health

Jessica (Jessie) Kaplan, MD
Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health: Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite B • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2662 • Fax: 970-564-2658

Jessie grew up in Atlanta, GA and made her way to Maine for undergrad where she studied biology at Colby College. After college she spent some time in Nepal working for a health and development NGO and led outdoor adventure trips for teenagers in the western United States. She ultimately decided she wanted to combine her interests in science, community health, and working with people through a career in medicine and public health. She returned to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory medical school where she obtained her MD and MPH degrees. The field of Ob/Gyn was an obvious choice as she felt passionate about being able to advocate for women and provide comprehensive care for women throughout the spectrum of their lives and during some of their most difficult and special moments. Jessie loves the diversity of the field, including obstetrics, surgery, and developing relationships with patients as a primary care physician.

In medical school, she developed a passion for working with underserved populations through her work with the refugee population in Atlanta, with the Indian Health Service in Chinle, Arizona, and through surgical volunteer trips to Haiti, during which she met her future husband, Kevin.

Jessie and Kevin matched together for their residencies at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Jessie in Ob/Gyn, and Kevin in General Surgery. Jessie and Kevin had developed a love for the southwest during their travels and their medical rotations in the four corners area, and are delighted to now call Cortez, CO “home.”

Jessie is not the most skilled chef but does fancy herself a foodie and a rookie gardener. She loves hiking, biking, camping, skiing, running, salsa dancing, yoga, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband Kevin, daughter Olivia, and fur baby Kai.