OBHG clinician Dr. Patrick Pevoto was recently named President of the Colorado Medical Society. He previously served on the Board of Directors for six years and has chaired various committees. Pevoto is a member of the Mesa County Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Pevoto has nearly 40 years of experience as a physician. A natural leader, he has always had a pull toward being involved even back in high school government. “In college and medical school, I always gravitated toward those things and medical associations – going or participating in organized medicine, there are so many ways to do that,” said Dr. Pevoto.
An OB/GYN who lives in Fruita, CO, Pevoto was elected in September. He believes in advocating for all doctors. “I always felt like it was a better challenge. And that’s something I’ve had more of a heart to do is to try to represent all doctors, not just in my specialty, but pediatrics, anesthesiologists, internal medicine, family practice doctors, general surgeons.”
When Dr. Pevoto went into private practice in Texas after residency, he got involved with the Travis County Medical Society. In Austin, Dr. Pevoto testified for various bills and met with legislators. He later moved to Colorado and became involved with the Colorado Medical Society.
Dr. Pevoto says he is honored to serve as president of the Colorado Medical Society and foresees a busy year ahead. “There’s a lot that’s going to happen this year. But I enjoy it. I feel like being a part of these things and serving is really what makes you the most happy.”
As a Diplomat Program clinician for OBHG, Dr. Pevoto works at an OBHG program located in an agricultural area in California. He commutes home to Colorado. “Not only do we as Diplomats start new programs and get things rolling, but we also try to fill in the blanks, emergently a lot of times.” Dr. Pevoto believes in helping those who help others which, in turn, improves patient care and creates healthier communities.
On being a Diplomat, “It’s just amazing how people receive you and know you’re there to help and take care of people who don’t have anybody else to take care of them. So that is very rewarding.”
OBHG congratulates Dr. Pevoto as he represents our core values including a passion for people and genuine service.