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Gretchen Tweed, PA-C

Gretchen was born in Iowa, but grew up south of Denver.  She attended College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, where she dabbled in ‘pre-med’, but ultimately decided to study German, sociology and anthropology. Eventually, she returned to the sciences to become a Physician Assistant, and graduated in 2007 from University of Colorado’s Child Health Associate / PA program.  Her son was born later that year and she is grateful she got to be a stay-at-home mom for the first 2 years of his life.      

 

For 6 years, she acted as a primary care provider to residents of Metro Denver’s nursing homes.  Being present with people during times of suffering still holds great meaning for Gretchen, and she is always willing to discuss end-of-life planning with patients and their loved ones.  She is committed to a life of service to others, having worked with a guinea worm eradication team in Ghana, at Habitat for Humanity’s Native American division, and as a caregiver for spinal cord injury patients. 

 

At Partners in Health, she hopes to help her patients achieve their highest physical and emotional well-being.  She values “old-fashioned” living:  growing food, cooking and baking, and avoiding screen time by spending time outside, reading, and playing and listening to music with family and friends.