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HRRMC expands gastroenterology services

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has expanded gastroenterology services at the Specialty Clinic in the hospital in order to accommodate an increasing number of patients. Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat digestive disorders, such as acid reflux, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.Leslie Monagle

HRRMC contracted with Peak Gastroenterology Associates of Colorado Springs in July 2016. In addition to the eight board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists who see patients in the clinic twice per month, the practice has added a locally based certified family nurse practitioner, who sees patients three days each week.

Leslie Monagle, FNP-BC, has 14 years of experience working as a family nurse practitioner in gastroenterology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New Mexico State University and her Master of Science in Nursing with a family nurse practitioner (FNP) concentration from the University of New Mexico.

Prior to joining HRRMC, she spent almost five years working in the gastroenterology practice at Lovelace Medical Group, and nine years with Southwest Gastroenterology Associates, both in Albuquerque. Before focusing on gastroenterology, Monagle worked in primary care. She also has experience as a registered nurse in intensive care, education, post-anesthesia care and cardiac care.

“There is high demand for gastroenterology services in our area,” said HRRMC CEO Bob Morasko. “Leslie Monagle’s training and experience will be a great addition to our medical staff.”

To make an appointment with a gastroenterology provider at HRRMC, call (719) 530-2477.