Pediatrician Moriah Tarpey, MD Joins SMG

November 19, 2020: Cortez, CO – Southwest Health System, Inc. (SHS) is proud to announce that Pediatrician Moriah Tarpey, MD has recently joined our team providing specialized pediatric care to our community.

Tarpey is practicing at our primary care clinic as well as at Southwest Memorial Hospital caring for newborns through early college-age students, well and sick alike.  Dr. Tarpey enjoys all areas of pediatric care, but has a passion for helping families to navigate complex medical concerns in children. She has a heart for working with families that are fighting addiction. Dr. Tarpey has always enjoyed breastfeeding medicine and recently became certified as a Lactation Educator.

“Dr. Tarpey is exactly what SHS has been searching for in a pediatrician – a kind spirit with the experience and commitment to rural medicine that our community deserves.” – SMG Chief Operating Officer Kerri White-Singleton

She previously practiced pediatrics in Yakima, WA and Grand Junction, CO. She completed her residency at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine after earning her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She also attended college at St. Louis University and graduated summa cum laude with a dual major in Biology and Theology. She is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“I am very excited to call Southwest Colorado home and thankful to work alongside such an amazing team with the common goals of providing fantastic patient care in combo with the small-town personal touches that make all the difference in our patient’s experience, both in illness and in health,” said Dr. Tarpey of her move to Colorado. She loves all things outdoors and strives to “bring the next generation up humbly and deeply connected to this amazing world we each borrow.” Dr. Tarpey says that she is a “grateful doctor’s wife and proud mother of three rambunctious boys. I enjoy being sidekick in my family’s many adventures of yak-farming, bee-keeping, gardening and mountain-exploring.”