Introducing Front Range Geriatric Medicine

Front Range Geriatric Medicine is a growing practice covering Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and Greeley, Colorado. We focus primarily on patients in the sub-acute care setting - skilled nursing facilities. Our patients are either in the skilled nursing facility for sub-acute rehab or are in long-term skilled nursing level care. We partner with the highest quality facilities and practitioners in the region. The goal for our practice is to deliver the highest quality of care to patients who are limited by mobility and require an advanced level of oversight.
We are MDs or DOs who are board certified in either internal medicine or family medicine. We have had work experience in either a hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility care setting. Our physicians work well together as they value and seek a fun and supportive culture.
Meeting the care needs of an aging population working toward rehabilitation after a health change or surgery, or those with chronic diseases needing a palliative care plan, or developing a quality end-of-life plan are where we do our best work.
We value the personal relationships we develop with our patients and communicate directly with them and/or their representatives. We honor the patient as the center of control and their goals are what we focus on.
You will find us in our locations frequently throughout the week. We are available to our patients, their representatives, and the facility staff to work together on the best plan of care.

We look forward to caring for you or your loved one in the Skilled Nursing Facilities we serve in Northern Colorado.

Our Mission

Our mission is to understand our patients' life priorities and what makes life meaningful for them. We will do our best to ensure these are emphasized within their medical care.

We accomplish this by:

  • Meeting a patient where they are in respect to their wishes and values; honoring dignity and independence.
  • Treating patients and families as partners in medical decisions and be someone our patients and families can trust.
  • Providing medical care to those going through life transitions.
  • Being available to patients and families.
  • Monitoring chronic diseases with a focus on slowing progression, when possible.
  • Helping patients continue to enjoy life and have fun as they age.
  • Maintaining transparency and integrity in medical data gathering and decision making.

    Meet Our Staff

    Rebecca Jackson, DO, CMD

    "I value getting to spend time with my patients. I believe in compassionate care that focuses on maintaining function, improving quality of life, and honoring patients' goals and wishes."

    After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colorado State University, Dr. Jackson continued to Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for her medical degree. She then completed a residency at the Family Medicine Center in Fort Collins, followed by a fellowship in Geriatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University.

    Samuel Mast, MD

    Dr. Mast attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate studies before receiving his medical degree from the University of Colorado-Denver. He completed his internal medicine training at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He joined Front Range Geriatric Medicine in 2018 after 4 years in primary care in Fort Collins. "My approach to medicine is to provide compassionate, individualized care with a focus on treating each patient as if they were one of my family members."

    Cherie Glazner, MD

    "I feel very privileged to work with patients who have lived long and interesting lives; my goal is to help them continue to live at their highest possible level of functioning and joy as they transition to needing a higher level of medical care."

    Dr. Glazner is a Colorado native from Cortez. She received her BS from CSU in 1983, and then served with the Peace Corps in North Africa. She earned her MD degree and MS degree in Public Health from the University of Colorado. She is an Associate Clinical Professor with CU and taught family medicine residents for 25 years, practicing at Poudre Valley Hospital for most of her career. She practices medicine in Africa when she isn't working locally with Columbine Health.

    Karyn P. Leible, MD, FACP

    Dr. Leible has many years of experience caring for elders beginning with her career in nursing and followed by medical school in Colorado at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She did her internal medicine training and her geriatric fellowship in Colorado. During her 2 year fellowship she specialized in the care of elders in long term care and hospice. She spent several years in various administrative and teaching positions throughout the United States returning to Colorado to engage in her first passion which is caring for elders in the long term and rehabilitation setting. In her spare time Dr Leible enjoys reading, cooking and family.

    Mary McAfee DNP, PMHNP, FNP

    Graduated from University of Wyoming with the following: 1997 Master's of Science with focus as Community Health Clinical Specialist; 2000 Post Master's Certification-Family Nurse Practitioner; 2010 Post Master's Certification-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 2012 Graduated from University of Northern Colorado -Doctor of Nursing Practice. Board Certified as both Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

    I have a family centered philosophy of care focused on optimal, physical, and mental health functioning in those I work with. I have practiced in the inpatient, outpatient and nursing home settings both in family practice and mental health.

    Nps & PAs

    Aaron Lorie, NP
    Anne Marie (Bisang) Lease, NP
    Christy Peters, NP
    Jaime Macelroy, NP
    Laura Garzio, NP
    Liz Longshore, NP
    Lynsey Mahlum, NP
    Matt Koors, NP
    Sammie Stephens, NP

    Join Our Team

    Physician Openings

    Our physicians have flexible hours and visit times set mutually by the provider and the facility. The goal number of patients seen per day is 12-15. There are no required peripheral or ancillary responsibilities and the practice is flexible in accommodating other professional interests which augment the goal of excellent patient care. Nurse practitioner assistance is a likely next step for the practice, and a patient/documentation coordinator helps with daily logistics. The EMR is tailored to this specific population and the documentation demand is comparatively simple and straightforward.

    Requirements: MD or DO degree, board certification in either internal medicine or family medicine, and preferably some work experience in either the hospital or SNF care setting, though this is not mandatory. Personality fit is critical, as the current group maintains a fun and supportive culture and are looking for like minded additional providers.

    We offer a full benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, 401K, malpractice, and the support and backing of a large and well-established health system. Salary offers a substantial base with added production which is largely at the discretion of the provider.

    Fort Collins and Northern Colorado remain one of the most desirable places to live in the United States, ranking repeatedly among the best places to live and topping numerous lists of best and happiest lifestyle. Public schools are excellent, outdoor activities abound, the university atmosphere is pervasive, and Denver and the mountains are about a one hour drive.

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