Amy Cook, MD
Amy Cook, MD, is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She completed medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital (now SCL Health) in Denver. Dr. Cook has now been happily practicing family medicine for over 10 years.
Dr. Cook started her medical career working in a group private practice, but more recently she has worked in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with predominately low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients in Adams County. Dr. Cook speaks Spanish fluently and has always been drawn towards work with the low-income and struggling members of her community. She believes in equal access to high-quality healthcare for all individuals of all races and ethnicities and strives to deliver exceptional care to her patients, meeting them wherever they are in their journey towards better health. Dr. Cook is passionate about preventative healthcare and providing education to her patients in hopes she can empower them to take better care of themselves, support their families, stay in school, maintain employment and be active in their communities.
Though Dr. Cook has enjoyed her work with those in need in her community, she has found it increasingly challenging to continue to deliver the type of care she believes all patients deserve with the demands of our ever-changing, insurance-driven, American healthcare market. Dr. Cook understands how vulnerable, helpless and overwhelmed patients can feel when they are suffering and how frustrating it can be to navigate through the healthcare system to get the care that they need. As a patient, knowing you have easy access to a physician you can trust can be healing in and of itself. Direct Primary Care brings medicine back to the basics, the physician-patient relationship, and Dr. Cook is excited to embark on this new journey!
Dr. Cook enjoys the breadth of family medicine and in particular, caring for the whole family, from infants to the oldest members of families. She finds particular joy in caring for children and has always had a special ability to connect with little people. She is also in the thick of parenting her own young, active children and so can certainly relate on a personal level to her adult patients who are in the midst of their own journeys through parenthood.
Dr. Cook is a Denver native, and in her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of all Colorado has to offer – camping, hiking, skiing, running, and just enjoying time outdoors with her husband and 2 young children.