Joshua Hansen, D.O., is a board-certified family medicine physician at Sage Primary Care. He grew up in Utah, and his love for his high school science classes led him to explore medicine. He worked as a certified nursing assistant at a nursing home in high school to see if he could tolerate bedside care.
"I found that I received great satisfaction serving patients," he said.
Dr. Hansen stayed in the Rocky Mountains for college and through medical school. He attended medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colo., and trained for three years at the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program. He is happy to start his career in the same region.
"I like that the people here seem to be ubiquitously very hard working, accepting, and great citizens of their community. Whether they be farmers, ranchers, or in the oil and gas industry, a lot of my patients work long, hard days and they don’t have time to take care of themselves," he said. “My ultimate goal is to be a partner in my patients’ health. Both partners need to be putting forth effort and working together, a one-sided partnership is doomed to fail. I will be a cheerleader, a support system, and I am very open to working with people from all walks of life."
Dr. Hansen enjoys spending time outdoors. He is married and has four children.