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Cora Matteson, MPAS, PA-C

cora matteson, mpas, pa-c

"Good medicine means treating the whole patient. I examine the way their acute illnesses or long-term diseases fit into their lives. How can I assist through medicine or treatments? How can I help this whole person become better?"

Cora Matteson first realized her love for the geriatric population as a young girl, spending time with her great grandmother. During college, she volunteered at an adult day care center for Alzheimer's patients. Now, as a geriatric physician assistant, she uses the gems of wisdom gleaned from her patients to be a better person and to help others. "Of course, I'm not going to experience everything in life firsthand," she says, "but I can certainly listen to other people's stories and learn from the things they've been through."

Cora earned her BS in biology at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and her master's in physician assistant studies at the University of Colorado. She has practiced since 2009.

Cora and her husband, both Colorado natives, have two very young children and lots of extended family living nearby. They enjoy doing "all kinds of mountain things" at her family's cabin in Grand Lake, playing softball, and staying actively involved in their church.