Mindy Goodin

Mindy was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. While there, she enjoyed field work with wildlife biology, and was the President of the Soaring Club and became a licensed glider pilot. She also taught Standard and Advanced First Aid for the University, as well as becoming an EMT. It was her interest in medicine overall that helped her decide to pursue it as a career.

After graduating from UCR, Mindy worked for the State of California as a biologist in the Owens Valley for an environmental impact statement, and then became a seasonal forest ranger in the Toyabee National Forest.

In 1974, she was accepted into the Duke University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program and graduated with Honors in 1976. Duke University was then and is now rated the number one Physician Assistant Program in the country. In 1974, the PA concept was on 6 years old. There were over 600 applicants for the 40 slots in her class. She was the youngest in her class.

Mindy became  Board Certified in 1976 with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and has remained certified since then with continuing education as well as the mandated Re-Certification Exam every 6 years.

She began her medical career in rural Waianai, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. She spent five years there, working with a top-notch internist, learning tropical medicine as well as staffing the only ER on that side of the island. Medevac helicopters were common on the back lawn.

In 1980, she met and married he husband, Larry. He was stationed at Barber’s Point Navel Air Station as the intelligence officer for a P-3 squadron, doing anti-sub warfare. Larry was transferred to NORAD in Cheyenne Mountain in June 1981. They loved Colorado Springs so much, Larry left active duty and has worked here as a defense contractor for many years. He is a retired military reservist. They have two children, Travis, 24, who was recently married, and Emily who is 21.

I Colorado Springs, Mindy has worked many years in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, as well as Asthma and Allergy, and Urgent Care. This has given her a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience over her 34 years of practice.

In 2005, Mindy began working with Dr. Martz at Rocky Mountain Chronic Disease Specialists. When that office closed, Creek Trail Medical Clinic opened to continue the important work in this field.

Mindy enjoys spending time with her 2 horses, her dogs, cats, and other assorted critters. Reading, gardening, and spending time with her family take most of her free time.

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