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 interested in regional health care. She has served on the Durango Network, Community Care Team, and Mercy Regional Medical Center Boards. In 2017, Dr. Fraley was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing's Medical Services Board. Dr. Fraley also serves on the Western Slope Provider Advisory Committee for the alignment of Rocky Mountain Health Plan (RMHP) and United Healthcare (UHC). She also serves on the Colorado state American Academy of Pediatrics Board. Dr. Fraley and her husband are delighted to live in Durango and ski, bike, and backpack, 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.
Lisa Isenberg, PNP (she/her/hers)
Lisa Isenberg is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate degree from Jewish Hospital College of Nursing, and completed her masters and doctorate at University of Missouri- St. Louis. She is a native of Missouri where she worked for St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University in their emergency department and community health. She loves working closely with the adolescent population and in mental health. She has three young adult sons. She loves to explore the beautiful outdoors whether it be road or mountain biking, snowboarding, or playing on the river.
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.
Betsy Kastak, PNP (she/her/hers)
Betsy Kastak is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She comes to PPSW after having worked in a Pediatric office in Chicago. Betsy earned her bachelor's degree in Special Education at Indiana University, and an ND from Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing. She received her Master's degree from Purdue University, and her Nurse Practitioner degree from Rush College of Nursing. Based on her experience as an educator, Betsy is deeply interested in the developmental needs of infants and children; she loves working with "differently" abled kids and their families. She has worked extensively with premature infants, striving to meet the healthcare and emotional needs of this high-risk population. Betsy and her husband, John, who have 2 grown children, are thrilled to have moved to Durango, and plan to enjoy their new hometown immensely.
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 hiking and camping, and are thrilled to explore the beautiful area around Durango and the Four Corners area, along with their two young sons.
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.
Heidi McMillan, MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Heidi McMillan is a board-certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and both her medical degree and her pediatric residency training at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. McMillan served in a physician shortage area in Utah as a National Health Service Corps Scholar from 2005 to 2011. In addition to general pediatrics, she is interested in developmental/behavioral pediatrics, global health, and increasing access to care. Dr. McMillan is pleased to work with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest, to continue their exceptional service to communities in the Four Corners area. She and her husband, David, have four delightful children and enjoy running, biking, hiking, and playing in Durango.
Dr. McMillan is starting a new Child Wellness Center to address pediatric behavioral health in our area. She can still be spotted seeing sick kids at Pediatric Partners from time to time. Click here to read Heidi's letter to her Pediatric Partners patients.
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 (she/her/hers)
Savannah Porter is a board certified Physician Assistant. 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. In alignment with her goal of helping rural populations, she was a proud recipient of the Colorado Rural Health Professions Scholarship.
She was drawn to pediatrics from a young age and enjoys experiencing each child’s unique personality and strengths. She is passionate about patient-centered care and working with parents as a partner in their child’s health. She enjoys traveling, hiking, snowshoeing, cooking, and spending time with her husband Trent and dog Louie.