Grand River Health welcomes new doctor
Grand River Health in Rifle recently announced the addition of Dr. Charles Lam to the internal medicine team.
Dr. Lam has practiced medicine for more than 30 years and is board certified in internal medicine, according to a press release. Lam graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in biology.
He excelled at Oberlin College studying cell biology at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, marine biology at Bermuda Biological Station, and molecular biology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
Dr. Lam attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as a third-year medical student and received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.
He completed his internal medicine internship program through a combined Vanderbilt/Meharry program at Metro Nashville General Hospital. Lam has extensive experience in internal medicine, family practice and emergency medicine most recently in Lamar, Colorado. He also is proud to have served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Dr. Lam said he chose Grand River because of the ability to treat his patients close to home and meet the demand of the patients within one single entity, instead of automatically having to send a patient to a large facility in a bigger city.
“Rural health offers so many opportunities, as well as challenges,” Lam said in a press release. “You see a whole spectrum of conditions, which makes rural medicine so exciting to me.”
He is passionate about treating and serving the under-served and loves working with the senior population.
“I am dedicated to providing quality care to our geriatric population, they deserve to be treated with care and compassion,” Lam said.
He is committed to being a part of the community and can’t wait to meet “everybody.”
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Lam join us at Grand River Health,” Lois Kame, administrative director of clinics at Grand River Health, said in a press release. “The need for internal medicine physicians in our area is huge with our rapidly growing, aging population. He is an excellent addition to our current team, which includes Dr. Peter Schaiberger and Dr. Nichole Feeney.”
Dr. Lam has moved to the Battlement Mesa area with his wife, Helen, and their German shepherd, Rocky. In their free time, the Lams enjoy the outdoors and exploring the area.
Lam begins seeing patients at Grand River Health Clinic West in Battlement Mesa in late May. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lam, call 970-625-1100.
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