DR. PETER ZONAKIS, M.D., F.A.C.S. JOINS THE GRAND RIVER HEALTH MEDICAL TEAM

It is with great pleasure that Grand River Health in Rifle announces the addition of Dr. Peter Zonakis, M.D., F.A.C.S. to Grand River’s expanding medical Team. Dr. Zonakis is an Otolaryngologist, specializing in Ear, Nose, and Throat care and surgery.
Dr. Zonakis received his medical degree in 1975 from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He later completed his Otolaryngology residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan in 1980. Most recently Dr. Zonakis practiced at Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson Arizona, where he also served as the Chairman of the Surgery Department and was the Consulting Physician for the Arizona Medical Board for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
“An Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist came up as one of the most requested needed services from both the community and our medical providers. We are very fortunate to have found such an experienced and highly regarded Otolaryngologist such as Dr. Zonakis to join us at Grand River Health” says Lois Kame, Grand River’s Director of Clinic Services.
Dr. Zonakis and his wife Barb have recently relocated to the Rifle area. In their free time they enjoy cross country skiing and golf, plus hiking with their two Border Collies, Cody and Zorro.
When we asked Dr. Zonakis why he chose Grand River Health and the Rifle area, he responded “Obviously, I was attracted the scenery, climate and the outdoor activities, that was easy. But a hospital like Grand River is rare. Quality and patient care are a really priority here, not just a slogan, everyone here is committed to it. There are very few places left that truly honor their mission like they do here. I am excited to be a part of the Grand River team.”
Dr. Zonakis will begin seeing patients at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center this month. To make an appointment, please call 625-1100.
Grand River Health serves Western Garfield County, Colo. in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Grand River operates Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, E. Dene Moore Care Center, Battlement Mesa Medical Clinic, Grand River Health and Safety Center in Parachute and Grand River Student Health Centers in Rifle and Parachute. Grand River’s focus is on offering meaningful clinical, community outreach, and exceptional, local health care. For more information, please visit www.grandriverhealth.org.

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