Barbar Troy, MD
Site Director, Alamosa RTT Family Medicine/OB
I’m all about medicine. As a physician, I am dedicated to serving low-income, indigent populations of people that desire, and need access to quality medical care. In my career, I’ve travelled across the planet providing care to people in need. I bring this global perspective into a rural, American medical practice.
I was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Colorado. I learned my work-ethic contributing to life on the ranch. I grew up in a community where I was expected to participate. It is from these humble beginnings that I formed the versatility and practices that serve me today. These foundations enabled me to form a deep connection to, and understanding of rural medicine.
I was trained in a 1+2 residency program, UNM-Santa Fe. With guidance, I moved into frontier and rural areas to practice. My goal, and the goal of the St. Mary-Corwin Alamosa residency program, is to transfer this experience and understanding. We seek to train capable physicians to go into rural environments, and expertly handle community medicine.
Phillip Mendoza, MD
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. Chief Medical Officer
When I am not focused on my education and care for patients, I am attempting to fill my family’s life with joy and love. Maintaining a healthy marriage and keeping up with my two daughters brings me a sense of fulfillment. We enjoy outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains such as sledding, hiking, and camping. I hope to continue to lead a well-balanced life that allows me to be an astute physician and community leader while being family focused.
I am most interested in combining my love for practicing family medicine and eliminating health disparities through combined clinical and administrative responsibilities. I feel that I can best do this on a local scale as a family medicine physician in a rural setting. On a more regional level I feel that I can be an advocate for passionate family physicians by engaging in supervising and advocating activities as medical director. I am extremely interested in working with a committed executive leadership team to tackle the complex issues surrounding the delivery of high quality medical care to the under served in Southern Colorado. This has been an ongoing pursuit since growing up the son of Mexican immigrants and learning to understand the various cultural and ethnocentric issues rounding the Latino community.
Tammy Gregg, MD
I grew up in Fort Worth Texas in a family where my father was an electrician and my mother an accountant. While in high school, I met a teacher with diabetes who taught Anatomy and physiology class and she was the one who inspired me to go into medicine. I wanted to understand her diabetes more and why she was unable to heal after having a surgery done. Since then, I have pursued my career in medicine. I went to University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2005. I then went to SCFM and graduated in 2008. Since then, I have been living and working in Alamosa, Colorado.
What drew me to living in such a small community was the ability to be a part of the community as well as take care of the residents that live here. I am able to see my patients in their everyday life and understand how they fit with the community here. It’s also a great environment to raise my son. We have also started going to the local rec center and learning Taekwondo.
I look forward to having a residency program here so that I can teach them there is more to life than being the physician. You can become teacher, friend, student and community leader all at once.
Rabaiya Ali, MD
I was born in Irvine, California, and raised in Upland, California. I have had the benefit of living on the west coast, the east coast, as well as the midwest, and finally Colorado.
I completed medical school in Pakistan, which provided me with a unique perspective on different populations. Most recently I completed a Masters in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
At SCFM, I hope to be molded into the best primary care physician I can be, through not only hard work but also teamwork. The environment at SCFM is very conducive to learning, and I have no doubt I will walk away from this experience with a healthy proficiency in family medicine. Long term, I see myself practicing as an outpatient primary care physician.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Sulaiman. We enjoy traveling, and the great thing about Colorado is that there are plenty of vacation spots that serve as great weekend getaways.
Nataliia Baker, MD
A native Ukrainian who has called Colorado home for the past six years. While I was raised in a large city in Ukraine, being married to a cowboy is where I grew to adore a rural lifestyle and small towns. My husband Thomas and I now have a young son, Theodore, as well as a boxer named Tauntaun and they all enlighten my every day and mean the world to me.
I attended Kharkov National Medical University for my medical degree and also studied at Kharkov National Karasin University receiving a Masters in teaching German language and literature. I am currently fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian, and German and really look forward to learning Spanish as well.
Being passionate about helping people in the underserved and rural areas, I am absolutely excited to be a resident in the SCFM residency program / Alamosa Rural Training Track. It appealed to me because it is an unopposed program, which provides a lot of one on one training with the faculty physicians. I have a special interest in providing OB care for the rural population and this program will enable me to master a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient procedures including full range obstetric care. From the very first day when I had my interview, I felt an energy and the warmth of a true welcome, I felt like this was home. I am privileged to be a part of such a great family and to receive an exceptional training in order to provide the best care for the patients of my community.
If I could be any animal on the planet I would probably be a fish of some sort due to my absolute passion for anything with water. I really love finding different ways to enjoy all four seasons outdoors whether it’s skiing and sledding in the winter, hiking in the fall, gardening in the spring, or camping and swimming in the summer. I love to cook, especially traditional Ukrainian dishes, and my family and I have a secret fondness for trying new restaurants. I also have a penchant for Russian poetry and love collecting and reading books from German authors in their original language. Actually, if there’s any kind of book on my night stand, it means I probably just spent every ounce of free time not being able to put it down until it was finished. All in all, I am absolutely excited to begin working and call Southern Colorado home. Go Broncos!
Jim Do, MD
I’m a Colorado native and grew up in Westminster. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelors in Integrative Physiology. Before medical school I took a couple years off to teach at the Denver School of Science and Technology at Green Valley Ranch while also training in Brazilian Jiujitsu and Muay Thai. At the time I thought I wanted to be a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (MMA) and compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) but my plans changed when I was accepted to attend medical school. Luckily I was able to stay in Colorado near family to attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. In my free time I still practice Brazilian Jiujitsu but also enjoy cooking, writing, playing with my two white fluffy dogs, and watching superhero movies.
I chose family medicine because I love every aspect of the training and wanted to see a variety of patients from all backgrounds. My passion while in school was helping the underserved and I knew SCFM would be the best fit. The residents and faculty have all been very welcoming and their dedication to improving the community is why I chose SCFM for residency.
Alexandra King, DO
I was born and raised in western Massachusetts and received my undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in Vermont. My wanderlust then took me across the ocean to Japan and then across the country to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I devoted a year to Americorps VISTA helping individuals with developmental disabilities and then worked at a senior assisted living facility. I then attended medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, where I was involved with the ACOFP student group organizing volunteer events and speakers.
I chose family medicine because I believe it is the core of medicine – long-term, full-spectrum primary and preventive care. I enjoy the opportunity to see patients of all ages and address their varying health concerns. My specific areas of interest include women's health, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and geriatrics. I plan to practice full-spectrum family medicine in a rural underserved area after graduating, so I look forward to my training at the SCFM Alamosa rural training track.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Rory, and my cat, Trooper. We are avid hockey fans (go Penguins!) and enjoy traveling and painting. I love cooking, hiking, and rock climbing, and dream of being fluent in Japanese and Spanish.