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Hugh K. Batty, MD, PhD


"I believe that older people have a lot to teach us about life when we listen. Working with senior patients has helped me define a purpose that’s earnest, truthful, and honest. I find meaning in helping others and in discovering the truth that comes between people when they honor each other."

Dr. Hugh Batty’s medical and research career has taken him across states, countries, and oceans to pursue study on topics that literally range from A to Z. Anatomy and zoology are among Dr. Batty’s early career interests, and he worked as a hospitalist in Sheridan, Wyoming, for more than 35 years before joining IPC/Senior Care of Colorado in 2017.

“Post-acute care is so important,” says Dr. Batty. “I see myself as a part of a safety net that helps seniors from being readmitted to the hospital. It’s also important to me to listen to my patients and work with them to determine goals that are relevant to their overall purpose.”

Dr. Batty received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and a PhD from the University of Utah before obtaining his MD at the University of Mexico. Dr. Batty also held a fellowship at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He is certified by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and has been practicing since 1977.

Dr. Batty is an avid bicyclist and passionate about British sports cars. He also enjoys spending time reading, finding solace in nature, and viewing wildlife while at his cabin.