Joel Schaler, M.D.

joel schaler - salida clinicMedical Education:
MD: 1994
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

 

Undergraduate:
BA Counseling Psychology: 1978
Prescott College
Prescott, AZ

Teacher Certification
Secondary Sciences Teacher Certification
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

 

Residency:
Family Physician Residency: 1997
St. Mary's Family Practice Residency
Grand Junction, Colorado

 

Medical interests include:

  • Complementary Medicines
  • Obstetrics and Newborn Care
  • Colposcopy
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Other services include:

  • Minor surgery
  • Vasectomies
  • IUD placement
  • Newborn circumcision
  • Bone fracture care

Personal:

Dr. Schaler and his wife Laurie Walters have two children; Morgaan born in 1997 and Cole born in 2001. Laurie is certified in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and has her own practice in Salida, White Crane Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.

 

He also volunteers at the annual 9Health Fair providing skin cancer checks and with Tar Wars - tobacco-effects education for kids.

 

Personal interests include kayaking, skiing, mountain biking, and music.

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