Dr. Patrick Henke was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York. In-between graduate school and medical school, he worked at Boston Children’s Hospital as a data specialist, and taught high school and middle school math at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in Minturn, Colorado. These experiences have shaped his interests in primary care and further strengthened his desire to work in a rural community.
Dr. Henke attended medical school at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Here, his passions for primary care, population health, and the southwest continued to grow, and he found joy in many areas of patient care from working with kids to nursing home visits. Dr. Henke soon knew that Family Medicine was the perfect fit for him. As he thought about his residency, Dr. Henke was drawn to training in a rural program, staying in the southwest, the beautiful mountain setting, the rigorous, broad-scope training and especially the people of rural Colorado. Dr. Henke says he feels extremely lucky to be taking the next step in his medical training and career here!
Dr. Henke enjoys spending as much of his free time in the outdoors – biking, running, skiing, or hiking – and he’s excited by the prospects that Alamosa offers in all of these areas. Dr. Henke says he can’t wait to learn, work, and play with the great people in this wonderful setting.
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
Valley-Wide Health Systems
San Luis Valley Health