Emillia Lloyd, MD
Dr. Lloyd has been with the Southern Colorado Family Medicine (SCFM) residency program since 2013 and enjoys all aspects of southern Colorado. She was appointed associate program director in 2014 and the program director in 2015. She enjoys the challenges of running a residency program and clinic as part of her job. Most notably, Dr. Lloyd enjoys faculty, leadership, curricular development, problem solving and teaching on a daily basis. She also enjoys getting away from her desk to run the colonoscopy track at SCFM.
Originally a resident of Los Gatos, California in the Silicon Valley, Dr. Lloyd went to Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree in biology where she earned minor’s in business and education. She attended Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for medical school. Dr. Lloyd then ventured to the St. Louis, Missouri area for three years of a joint civilian and Air Force Family Medicine residency program training in Belleville, Illinois. After her third year as scheduling chief resident, she was invited to remain at the residency program as an attending physician. During those four years, she gained a passion for teaching family medicine residents, served her active duty Air Force commitment, spent six months deployed to Ali Al Salem in Kuwait, published a cover article in AFP on burns and started a large grant-funded double-blind research project.
Dr. Lloyd is full-time faculty at SCFM and enjoys her role in teaching future family medicine physicians, whom she hopes will enjoy their roles in medicine as passionately as she does. She loves many aspects of primary care and teaching but is most passionate about procedures that include colonoscopies, colposcopies, central lines, LEEPS, intra-articular injections, skin procedures, vasectomies and more. She also enjoys outpatient medicine, OB, sports medicine and inpatient medicine.
Dr. Lloyd’s day-to-day life outside of work is all about family. She is a mother to three children, Zoey, Madison and Trevor as well as two dogs, one cat and seven chickens. She enjoys playing sports and doing anything outdoors in her free time including water skiing, surfing, wakeboarding, running, biking, kayaking, hiking, volleyball, snow skiing, snowboarding, basketball and swimming.
Elizabeth Cerrentano, FNP
Elizabeth Cerrentano, FNP, is passionate about women’s health and enjoys the psychosocial aspects of care in underserved patient populations. She has been a practicing nurse practitioner for more than 10 years. Elizabeth became faculty and clinic medical director at SCFM in 2018.
Elizabeth attended St. Xavier University in Chicago where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing and then went on to receive her Master of Science in nursing with a focus in family nurse practitioner. Elizabeth has a background as an ER nurse, a nurse educator and spent nine years as a nurse practitioner faculty educator.
Elizabeth has one daughter, Sydney, and three fur babies. She spends her free time with Sydney, out at the Pueblo reservoir with the dogs, kayaking, biking, jogging and home improvement projects. She recently learned to wakeboard and plans to continue enjoying all the outdoor adventures that Colorado has to offer.
Brad Dempsey, MD
Associate Program Director
Brad Dempsey, MD, grew up in New Mexico, where he earned a degree in Biology and Foreign Languages as an undergraduate. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He subsequently completed medical school in his home state of New Mexico, and trained in Lincoln, Nebraska with the LMEP residency program in Family Medicine.
After residency he worked in a rural Federally Qualified Health Center in Southern Colorado. He has travelled throughout Latin America with global health groups, including Amigos de las Americas and Unite for Sight, which created formative experiences that led him into Medicine.
He enjoys working at SCFM because of the broad scope of experiences and the opportunity to interact with resident physicians. He is currently working on practice transformation initiatives to keep up with the rapid changes in Medicine, as well as helping develop the geriatric care curriculum. In particular, he would like to implement screening protocols into our daily outpatient practice as well as collaborate to integrate behavioral health seamlessly into office visits to provide a model clinic for residents. He enjoys improving efficiency in treatment protocols and EMR workflow.
He is happily married to Leslie Dempsey, MD, who is also a faculty physician with SCFM, and together they have a son.
Personal: Hobbies include snowboarding, gardening, home improvement projects, mountain biking, and exploring local restaurants in Pueblo.
Leslie Dempsey, MD
Dr. Leslie Dempsey, and her husband Dr. Brad Dempsey, moved to Pueblo, CO, and joined the SCFM faculty in the summer of 2015. While new to the teaching role she loves shaping the future of family medicine through its next generation of doctors. Her passion is for multi-generational and whole family care and this includes obstetrics and lactation support. Dr. Leslie is also on track to perform cesarean sections for our clinic patients at St. Mary-Corwin hospital, which will improve our obstetric curriculum.
Originally from a small town in northern New Mexico, Dr. Leslie has pursued a career in medicine from a young age with plans to be a rural family medicine, “do-it-all” kind of doctor. She attended Texas Tech University and has a BS in Animal Science. This allowed her to hold on to her country roots while still getting prepared for medical school. Then it was on to Paramedic school in Colorado Springs for a year and later medical school in Albuquerque, NM at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine. There she met Brad Dempsey and they married in 2009.
With full scope medicine still the goal, Drs. Leslie and Brad Dempsey moved to Lincoln, NE for residency. Upon completion and board certification they spent two years serving in a federally funded health clinic in La Junta, CO. There, Dr. Leslie had the privilege of providing care to those who most needed it, gaining practical experience and knowledge along the way. She practiced inpatient, outpatient, nursing home/geriatric and obstetrical medicine in a rural hospital.
Her time on her parents’ dude-ranch gave her an appreciation for hard work and family balance and she strives to maintain that balance today. Therefore, after the birth of their son in 2014, Drs Brad and Leslie Dempsey changed their focus from rural medicine to academic medicine and are enjoying all that this new practice style and city have to offer.
In their free time the Dempseys try to visit family as much as possible, hike or bike in the nearby mountains, swim (any water activity is Nolan’s favorite), or spend quality family time at the zoo, children’s museum or other local attractions. Dr. Leslie can’t wait to own horses again and teach her family to ride!
Sam Longfellow, DO
Samuel Longfellow, DO, has a passion for providing care to an underserved population and for serving a diverse group of patients. He chose family medicine because he likes being a well-rounded doctor who feels confident in caring for everyone from babies and kids to adults and the elderly.
Dr. Longfellow completed his medical education at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He specializes in OB, clinic medicine, hospital medicine and developing a strong continuity of care. He was born and raised in Colorado. He is a proud 2018 graduate of the Southern Colorado Family Medicine (SCFM) Residency Program and now serves at the clinic as a faculty physician.
His wife, Lindsey, was born and raised in Pueblo and is practicing as a hospitalist at Parkview Medical Center. They enjoy spending time together with their two dogs, Annie and Charlie, as well as going to movies, hiking, snowboarding, playing board games, being in the mountains, hunting and fishing. He loves sports and is an avid Denver Broncos fan.
Sravanthi Paritala, MD
Dr. Sravanthi Paritala is so excited to be a part of the SCFM program. She is passionate about primary care and preventive medicine and enjoys sharing that passion with residents. She has always been interested in academic medicine and gets the opportunity to practice outpatient, inpatient, and obstetric medicine as part of the faculty at SCFM. The clinic’s involvement in the community and the people at this program were two of the many reasons that she joined SCFM.
She grew up in Aurora, CO. After studying Biochemistry and Psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, she returned to Colorado for her Master’s in Public Health before going to Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. After completing her family medicine residency in Illinois, she returned to Colorado and joined the SCFM family.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, seeing new movies, and traveling.
Laura Stein, MD
Dr. Stein joined the faculty in January 1996. After doing Locum Tenens for 2 years she feels very fortunate to have found such a great group of people to work with for so long. Dr. Stein has an interest in serving the migrant farm worker population in the area and upon arriving to Pueblo started a clinic off-site to specifically serve that population. Together, with Dr. Sergio Murillo (a former SCFM resident), they supervise residents at the Avondale Los Pobres Center every Thursday. She is also one of the few part-time faculty who has a part-time private practice in town. This adds a lot of "real world" experience to the advice Attending Physicians like to impart to their residents! Dr. Stein has also been lucky enough to receive the Colorado Family Practice Teacher of the Year award in 2008 and the Colorado University Rural Faculty of the Year in 2011.
Dr. Stein is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. She did medical school there and did residency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Despite the Midwest origins, Pueblo feels like home (since day one) and she is now married with 2 children. When not trying to keep up with her boys' busy school and sports schedule she rides her horse along the Arkansas River on the Pueblo Nature Trail here in town. She also enjoys taking the kids up to the nearby mountains to fish and hike in the summer and snowshoe in the winter.
Nathan Culberson, MD
Nathan Culberson, MD, is a physician at Southern Colorado Family Medicine (SCFM) who greatly enjoys full-spectrum family medicine. In addition to seeing patients in clinic, he enjoys seeing them in the hospital, performing office procedures, colonoscopies and ultrasounds. He enjoys obstetrics and newborn care and is passionate to teach these skills to a new generation of family medicine doctors.
Originally from Fayetteville, AR., he attended the University of Arkansas for undergrad then moved to Memphis, TN for medical school where he met and married his wife, Carolyn. They then moved to Fort Worth, TX to attend John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency. He spent an extra year of training focusing on maternal child health, including training for C-sections and high-risk obstetrics. After graduation, he moved to Pueblo to join the SCFM faculty in 2019.
His family has grown to include two girls, Eleanor and Rose. Together, the family enjoys hiking, camping and winter sports. Dr. Culberson loves sci-fi and fantasy, as well as auto/home maintenance, DIY projects, and wood working. They love Pueblo and are looking forward to getting to know their new home.