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Excellent patient care inspired by compassion

Khrystyl Pepi, MD

Khrystyl Pepi, MD
Make an appointment online at Mountain View Medical Group at Centennial or call 1-719-598-4588
4.7 out of 5 (255 patient ratings)
  • Speciality Family Medicine
  • Education Tufts University School of Medicine
  • About

    I have always had a passion for science and service. To me, the field of medicine blends the two. Family medicine has the added benefit of serving the whole person and the whole family. I have a special interest in children and adolescents, as well as preventative care and women's health.

    Born and raised in the Southwest, I have a love of the outdoors and nature. Colorado Springs is the perfect place to explore both of these.

    I studied at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and trained in family medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. After completing my residency, I moved abroad to be with my husband, who is serving in the Armed Forces. We are happy to be back in the states and are enjoying making Colorado Springs our new home with our young son.

  • Office Location Mountain View Medical Group at Centennial
Patient Comments
Thursday, Sep 2, 2021
Very thourough in her assessment of me and very kind
Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021
Very attentive
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021
The Doctor spent a good amount of time to explain and answer questions I had about my illness. There was no rush to end visit until all my questions were answered.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
dr.has always been awesome
Saturday, Jan 23, 2021
She didn't even do a breathing test for my asthma. it's been a long time since I had an inhaler so I assumed that would be protocol. and then she was nice enough But it seems hard to find Doctors that are personable these days. Bedside manner seems to be a thing of the past.
Saturday, Jan 23, 2021
she was phenomenal. she did not disregard anything that was said she addressed every question or concern
Monday, Jan 18, 2021
DR. Pepi was excellent. She went into the computer and checked all of my concerns and gave me a print out of all of my recent health issues. she took lots of time in answering my questions and concerns.
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020
Dr. Pepi is terrific, i always appreciate her following up on our prior conversations and giving clear instructions.
Friday, Dec 4, 2020
She's very nice, but I feel like with patients who are struggling more with health issues, she is often out if her realm and tends to undertreat or blame problems of regular patients too frequently and insistently for my health concerns. It took at least a year before she started to look for a reason why I was gaining weight rapidly for a person who is petite and does not eat much, and doesn't eat badly, and who is 20/21/22 years old. I would express a lot of concern with her about my condition and she would again and again blame my diet. Each time I came back and I told her I improved what she told me to or that there was nothing left to improve, and she would tell me I wasn't doing enough. She didn't ask how many calories I got in a day. It was up to me to realize I needed to check that, and I found out I hadn't been eating enough, for YEARS. So she blamed my weight on that! So then I was like, sure, okay. So just eat more right? So I tried to. It was hard, didn't have the appetite most of the time, or the energy to make food. But I tried harder anyways. My weight might have stuck for a little bit, but then it kept rising again. So I'd complain. She'd ask about physical activity. I'd say I get some. And at the time, at first, I did. But I was supposed to get more. So I tried to, but my heart rate would go up too quickly. My legs would get tired fast, even though I have a lot of leg muscle. I'd try to do more and end up really tired, even into the next day. I was already tired all the time. I was active as a kid, but she never asked about that. I would complain of how I couldn't do enough. She only sent me to physical therapy for my fibromyalgia. But that wasn't the main issue. Exercise shouldn't hurt if there's nothing to hurt to begin with. Lost PT because I lost Medicaid. Still no help with my weight. Had A1c done for complaints of hypoglycemic attacks. Came back normal. No other tests were ordered. Went another year. Was starting to become really self conscious and didn't want to overeat. Didn't wanna gain more. Didn't have the appetite, didn't have the energy. Never got asked why I didn't exercise more. Fair with fibromyalgia, but I shoulf have been able to do more than I was doing. I guess she assumed it was depression? Well, depression is well treated. Fatigue is worse, so bad getting out of bed was a challenge. At that point I wasn't even paying much attention. Doctor Pepi made it clear I was fine. I just had to wait for my body to realize it wasn't starving to death, right? Started realizing fatigue was bad when I started having trouble focusing on work, too. I thought I was just lazy or something. I don't know. Focusing on work got so hard I would get overwhelmed to the point of confusion just starting to get a project out to do. Eventually I caught up to it and made a push to my therapist and psychiatrist that this wasn't normal, I thought my ADHD was acting up, and I needed help. I could not function. I got on meds, had things increased, fatigue got a bit better. Still bad. Focusing better I think, with some more consideration for the environment I was living in (abusive family). Well, Still confused about fatigue. Why? Why can't I lose weight? And I'd recently been hearing Cushing's disease in various places. I was curious what it was and wanted to know because it was relevant to YouTubers I watched. I thought it was psychiatric. No. It's literally almost all my symptoms. And it's been creeping up for years. I approach doctor, convince her to do a urine test. Does test. Comes back HIGH. Doesn't call me. Lets the letter get to me first. I get a new prescription. Dexamethasone? What's this? I read up on it. Okay. Schedule an appointment. Ride never shows. Calls and asks for replacement dose. Does test within the next 24-48 hours. Finally I get the letter about the dexamethasone test. Well, now I wait for the results. Get a letter, results are in. Says I can't have Cushing's. Upset and confused because a few symptoms just don't make sense. Like my buffalo hump! Where did that come from? I don't know what to do now. Pepsi says we should look at my thyroid and blood sugar. That's normal anyways. Life gets busy so I do that for a while. I get a nosebleed again, think about how weird it is Pepi hasn't given me a helpful explanation about it. Think about how pituitary adenomas are removed. Sinuses. Get a little headache right there. Thinking about headaches, how weird is it I keep having "migraines" where my vision just won't work right and I can't focus my eyes on anything, even with glasses. Other "migraines" where there's pressure in my head but all the symptoms seem neuro. Do some looking into correlations with pituitary tumors. Omg! I found them. I wonder about my sleep disorder just crapping on me. Google searching. Medical professionals say that pituitary tumors often cause sleep disorders. Delayed sleep phase disorder! That's me. I HAVE to tell Doctor Pepi. But why did the blood test go wrong?
Thursday, Dec 3, 2020
Dr. Pepi is the best care provider I've ever seen. I will continue to see her for my primary care needs.
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