Meet Our Providers
. Our wonderful team of board certified Pediatricians, Physician's Assistants, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners specialize in the care of infants, children and young adults. Click on any provider to learn more
Kim Caruso, MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Kim Caruso is a board certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Caruso was born and raised in Minnesota, and completed medical school and pediatric training at the University of Minnesota. She has practiced pediatrics in Montana, Arizona, and Oregon prior to relocating to Durango, her husband's hometown. Dr. Caruso enjoys all aspects of general pediatric care, celebrating each child's and family's gifts, and is the practice champion for school-based health. Dr. Caruso, her husband and daughter enjoy hiking, rafting, skiing, and many other outdoor activities available in the Four Corners area.
Cecile Fraley, MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Cecile Fraley is a board certified pediatrician, and is the PPSW Practice CEO. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her residency at Primary Children’s Hospital, University of Utah. Dr. Fraley enjoys all ages and aspects of primary care and brings a holistic approach to pediatric and young adult care. Dr. Fraley is the Physician Champion for Pediatric Partners' Integrated Behavioral Health Team.
Dr. Fraley is interested in regional health care and policy. She has served on the Durango Network, Community Care Team, Mercy Regional Medical Center, and Colorado state American Academy of Pediatrics Boards. Dr. Fraley was appointed by Governor Jared Polis to serve on the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing's Medical Services Board. Dr. Fraley also serves on the Rocky Mountain Health Plan's Community Strategy Group and the La Plata County Board of Health. Dr. Fraley and her husband are delighted to live in Durango and hike, bike, and ski, occasionally with their college-aged twins.
Brenda Huffman, MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Brenda Huffman is a board-certified pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas in 1986. After spending all of her formative years in Texas, she managed to broaden her experiences when she moved to Denver to do her Pediatric Residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She has practiced general pediatrics in Wyoming, Alaska, and Hawaii in addition to Durango where she has lived since 2001. Dr. Huffman has a special interest in newborn and early childhood pediatrics. Brenda is married and has a son who was born in 1995. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially active outdoor sports such as skiing, backpacking, and biking.
Dr. Huffman has partially retired, but continues to come to clinic to help us see patients from time to time.
Amy Hurley, MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Amy Hurley is a board certified pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hurley grew up in Yankton, South Dakota. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN and Master's degree in anatomy at Colorado State University. Dr.Hurley completed medical school at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and pediatric residency training at Primary Children's Hospital, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah before moving to Durango and joining Pediatric Partners of the Southwest in 2008. Her interests include spending time with her husband and children hiking, camping, biking, and skiing.
Aimee Jacoby, PA (she/her/hers)
Aimee Jacoby is a board certified Physician Assistant. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University, and completed additional course work at Western State College while working as an EMT-I on an ambulance service in Gunnison, Colorado. She received her Physician Assistant degree from the University of Colorado's Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program and was a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship for Rural Medicine.
Aimee is interested in preventative health supervision, acute care, and the mental/emotional well being of all ages of children. She has a strong interest in rural, community-based health systems and increasing access to medical care. Aimee feels fortunate to live in Durango and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and photography.
Lauren Laqua, CPNP (she/her/hers)
Lauren is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Assiciation of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. She went on to complete her graduate studies at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus in Aurora, CO. Lauren comes to PPSW with 10 years of experience in acute care pediatric nursing with a focus in critical care and Child Neurology. She is now ready to transition to keeping children healthy and out of the hospital. She finds joy in caring for children of all ages. Outside of her career, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, snowboarding, hiking and porch-sitting at home.
David MacLaurin, MD (he/him/his)
Dr. David MacLaurin is a board certified pediatrician. He grew up in the rural community of Berryville, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and his medical degree and master’s in public health from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Aurora in 2015. “Dr. Dave” has a special interest in taking care of newborns and young children, as well as all aspects of general pediatrics. Dr. Dave and his wife, Kelly, love cooking, hiking and camping, and are thrilled to explore the beautiful area around Durango and the Four Corners area, along with their three kids.
Jessica Marsh, MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Jessica Marsh is a board certified pediatrician who completed her pediatric residency at Oregon Health and Science University. She grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University (go Hilltoppers!) where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Marsh attended medical school at the University of Kentucky where she discovered her passion for pediatrics through her experience with "Girls on the Run". She then made a big move across the country for her pediatric training in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Marsh enjoys all aspects of pediatric care and has a particular interest in improving the patient and parent experience in healthcare. She was attracted to Durango by the community feel and the proximity to hiking, paddling, and camping. She is accompanied by her husband Trevor and two adorable dogs, Kawi and Stitch, who are also excited about exploring the Four Corners area.
Kelly Miller, MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Kelly Miller is a board certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital in Denver.
She is passionate about children and enjoys all ages, but has a special liking for working with premature infants and children with special needs. She has four children who continue to help her learn more about parenting, developmental and behavior issues and the joy of youth. She and her husband completed an adoption of a child from the Democratic Republic of Congo in the spring of 2013. Dr. Miller and her family enjoy biking, skiing, camping and playing outdoors in beautiful Durango.
Savannah Porter, PA, CLC (she/her/hers)
Savannah Porter is a board certified Physician Assistant and a Certified Lactation Counselor through the Healthy Children Project. She is a Colorado native from Canon City who completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder and her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in Child Health at the University of Colorado-Denver. She has completed additional training to better understand and help underserved communities, while also being a proud beneficiary of the Colorado Rural Health Professions Scholarship and the Rural Essential Access Provider Grant.
She was drawn to pediatric medicine from the start of her career and has been transformed, personally and professionally, through the “teachings” of her own children, Arlo and Sawyer. She is passionate about patient-centered and patient-directed care in collaboration with families, while experiencing each child's' unique personality and strengths. Outside of her professional role, she enjoys international traveling, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, eating and gardening.
Amanda Singh, PMHNP, CPNP (she/her/hers)
Amanda Singh is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She comes to PPSW after having worked at a Baltimore pediatric practice and served on faculty at the John’s Hopkin’s University School of Nursing. She also has spent many years working in the Pediatric Emergency department, and at a domestic violence shelter for women and children. Amanda earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Utah Valley University and in nursing from the John’s Hopkins School of Nursing. She received her Master's and Pediatric Nurse Practioner degree from the John’s Hopkins School of Nursing. In 2022, Amanda completed additional training and certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Medical missions and medical volunteering have afforded Amanda the valuable experience of traveling extensively throughout Africa and Haiti. She is passionate when it comes to caring for under served and underprivileged populations both internationally and at home. Amanda fully believes in educating her patients, whom she refers to as her “friends”, in order to empower and improve people’s health. Amanda and her husband, and their 2 red heelers are thrilled to be part the Durango community, and look forward to seeing you on the four corners' trails.
Amanda Stanton, DO (she/her/hers)
Dr. Amanda Stanton is a board-certified pediatrician and enjoys caring for pediatric patients of all ages. She completed her undergraduate studies at Colorado State University and medical school at Rocky Vista University in Parker CO. Dr. Stanton moved to central PA for her pediatric training at Geisinger Medical Center and stayed there to complete her fellowship in primary care sports medicine. She and her husband are avid mountain bikers, snowboarders and rock climbers and are excited to join the four corners community. Dr. Stanton’s love for the outdoors inspired her to pursue sports medicine so she can help keep our youth active and healthy throughout every stage of their development!
Michael Thwing, MD (he/him/his)
Dr. Michael Thwing is a board-certified pediatrician. He grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Canada and received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, Maine and his medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2006. Dr. Thwing had his initial pediatric experience as a Major in the US army and spent a year as a combat doctor during the Iraq War in 2008. He has practiced in Alaska, Vermont and most recently in the country of Denmark where he worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist and Consultant. Dr. Thwing enjoys all ages and aspects of primary care and but has a particular interest in newborn and premature medicine, autism and developmental delay, and care of the complex patient. Dr. Thwing recently moved to Durango with his wife Ninna and their three school-aged children and two dogs. They feel blessed to live in Durango and enjoy being in the great outdoors hiking, biking, and skiing