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Justine Smith

Justine Smith is an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Cortez Integrated Healthcare.


Cortez Integrated Healthcare

691 East Empire St., Cortez

About Justine Smith

Justine Smith is an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Cortez Integrated Healthcare. Justine was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Truman State University with a BS in Biology and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with an accelerated BS in Nursing. She obtained her Master’s in Nursing from Saint Louis University in December 2013 and her doctorate of nursing practice at Saint Louis University in May 2020. She moved to Colorado in 2017.

Justine has six years’ experience as a nurse practitioner, with special interest in adult and geriatric patients. She worked at a long-term care facility in Eagle County, Colo., for the past three years. Justine moved to Durango with her husband and fur babies this fall.

“Healthiness is best achieved with the proactive pursuit of care,” said Justine.  “It is important to care for an entire person by addressing medical, psychological and community needs.  As a nurse practitioner, I hope to provide holistic care through education and evidence-based practice.”  

“I am excited to join the Southwestern Colorado community. I look forward to getting to know everyone, and addressing your healthcare needs.”

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