Rural training track residents join Valley-Wide Health Systems

Dr. Nathan LaFevers

ALAMOSA — Two new Family Medicine residents have joined Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Alamosa Rural Training Track Residency program. Nathan LaFevers, MD and Rami Naseef, MD have joined the staff of providers at Alamosa Family Medical Center.

Dr. Nathan LaFevers grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. He spent almost seven years in the Army before returning to Pennsylvania State College to major in electrical engineering. Eventually, his career path shifted again, and Dr. LaFevers attended the University of Oklahoma to receive his medical degree. He has always wanted to live in Colorado and, more specifically, to practice medicine in a small mountain town, making Alamosa an ideal place for his residency. In his free time, Dr. LaFevers enjoys backcountry skiing, rafting, backpacking, rock and ice climbing and paragliding.

Dr. Rami Naseef was born and raised in Syria and is the youngest of four siblings. He studied medicine at Aleppo University and then trained in anesthesiology in Damascus where he practiced for four years. The Syrian civil war led Dr. Naseef and his family to move to Saudi Arabia, where he again practiced medicine for four years before coming to the United States. Dr. Naseef enjoys family medicine because he gets the chance to build relationships with his patients and practice a wide variety of skills and procedures. When he’s not in the clinic, Dr. Naseef enjoys socializing with friends and playing his guitar.

The Alamosa Rural Training Track provides medical education and training for Family Medicine residents in an accredited residency program while they live and work in our community.

The residency begins with a one-year internship at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo. Afterwards, the residents spend two years in Alamosa, dividing their time between the Alamosa Family Medicine Center Clinic and specialty rotations at San Luis Valley Health hospital. Their curriculum is designed to mimic the practice of primary care physicians. This means the residents will track their patients over time, get a better understanding of chronic illness, and learn to build a solid patient-physician relationship.

To learn more about the Alamosa Rural Training Track Residency program, please visit the RTT section of our website, at www.vwhs.org/careers.

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