Excellent patient care inspired by compassion


Austin Vande Berg, MD

I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD where I attended Augustana College studying Biology, Philosophy, running Track and Field, and Cross-Country. I went on to complete Medical School at the University of South Dakota and my Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency at the University of Nebraska before moving to Colorado Springs in the fall of 2018. Along they way, I taught high school, played fiddle in an indy band, and traveled to various countries doing medical work and cultivating a global perspective in medicine.

Erik Arhelger, MD

My family and I are glad we finally made it out here to Colorado. We have been traveling here for years and we eventually decided to relocate to enjoy all the outdoor opportunities. The Tri-Lake community is exactly what we were looking for and I look forward to serving this community. My 10 years of practice in Texas taught me a lot about communicating with and treating my patients. One of the most important things I learned was that making decisions together tends to have the best result.

Debbie Urioste, MD

I was born and raised in Alamosa, Colorado and attended undergraduate school at Colorado College. During and after college I did research in parasitology at several places including Chicago, Mexico City and the Yucatán. I then moved back east to attend Harvard Medical School where I also continued in research. Although I thought I wanted a career in research, I realized I belong in patient care.

Sara Tisdale, MD

I first entered medicine knowing that I wanted to become a Pediatrician. Working with children is an often entertaining, mostly joyful, sometimes challenging and always rewarding experience. I especially love being able to watch a small infant develop into a unique child and then into an independent young adult. My goal as a pediatrician is to care for the whole child through this amazing process, from providing support and guidance to new parents to helping adolescents navigate the myriad challenges that come with growing up in the world today.

Kelly Price, MD

I originally hail from St. Louis, MO, where I completed college and medical school. After that I started my Air Force career, enjoying duty stations all over the world, including USAFA here in Colorado Springs. My time there made an impression on me, so after a few years in southern New Mexico, where I got married and started a family, I decided it was time to move back to Colorado Springs. I am so thrilled to be working with a group that values high quality patient care and I'm looking forward to sharing the splendor of the Rocky Mountains with my husband, children, and dogs.

Rachael Degurse, MD

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I chose to stay in Colorado for undergrad by going to Colorado College where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

Khrystyl Pepi, MD

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.

Michael Carpenter, MD

I was born in Tucson, Arizona into an Air Force Family and moved throughout my growing up years. I claim Colorado Springs as home because we were privileged to spend my teenage years here. After my Medical School Training at University of Utah, I completed my Pediatric Residency in Pennsylvania in 2007. I then made the decision to follow in my Father’s footsteps and join the Air Force. After being stationed in Turkey and England, my wife and I jumped at the opportunity to return to Colorado in 2012 for our last assignment with the Military.

Nicholas Sol, DPM

I am Board Certified in foot and ankle surgery and I have many lectures and scholarly publications to my credit.

Nipa Yochim, MD

I chose pediatrics because I love being part of the your child’s care from infancy to adolescence. Each kiddo is so unique and it is a joy watching children grow and change through the years. My work is a true joy and my day can be filled from tears to squeals to laughter and I love it! I am married and my husband is a pharmacist and we have one son named Kieran. We love to travel around the world and enjoy hiking, biking and skiing.

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