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Psychiatrist joins HRRMC medical staff

Joshua Hogins, D.O., F.A.P.A., a board-certified psychiatrist, has joined the medical staJoshua Hoginsff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. He will provide general psychiatric care for adults, children and adolescents beginning June 12.

Before joining HRRMC, Dr. Hogins served as a senior instructor for the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine and staff psychiatrist at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. He was also an instructor of psychopharmacology and adjunct faculty for the advanced psychiatric nurse practitioner program at CSU Pueblo.

Prior to that, Dr. Hogins spent two years as a staff psychiatrist at Spanish Peaks Behavioral Health Centers in Pueblo and two years as the attending psychiatrist and resident supervisor at the BJC Behavioral Health Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic in St. Louis.

“Dr. Hogins is a very important addition to our medical staff,” said hospital CEO Bob Morasko. “We have a great need for a local mental health practitioner who can care for our patients and make referrals for them when needed. Dr. Hogins will be able to serve our community locally and reduce the need for patients to travel for mental health services.”

After earning his osteopathic medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Hogins completed his psychiatry internship, residency and fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Hogins will primarily see patients at the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Highway 50, in Salida. He will accept appointments at the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center, 28374 CR 317, in Buena Vista, one day each week.

A sliding-fee payment scale is available for self-pay and uninsured patients based on income and family size. To make an appointment in Salida or Buena Vista, call (719) 530-2000.