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Michael Pramenko

Over the past 10 years, in an effort to educate the public, he has continued to write columns for Grand Junction newspapers on topics related to health reform.

In 2007, because of his ongoing efforts on health policy issues, he was named “Family Physician of the Year for Colorado” by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. As an outspoken proponent of Grand Junction’s unique health care system, he has appeared on PBS’s Newshour and NPR’s Science Friday, and was interviewed by Tom Brokaw for NBC News.

Pramenko served as president of the Colorado Medical Society in 2011 and continues to be active in organized medicine at the local and state level. In June 2012, he assumed the role of executive director of Primary Care Partners–the largest primary care practice in Western Colorado.