Philosophy.

RELATIONSHIPS MATTER.

I was born in 1960 and grew up watching Marcus Welby, MD on television, seeing him as a hero and his practice as a model for what health care can and should be. Medical care is something that all people deserve. It should be a partnership between a person in their entirety and me where we work together to achieve an increased level of medical and mental health and enjoyment. Together, we try to prevent problems when possible. We will treat and manage issues when they occur. Everyone should be seen in their personal life situation. Each person’s issue needs to be addressed compassionately and evaluated considering all else in their world. It is a great honor to be a family doctor, to have people feel like I can be a partner and helper. I try every day to live up to that expectation.

We take the following insurance: (Medicare, Medicaid, Bright Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health, Aetna/Merataine), AARP.  VA Community Care and TriCare pending.  In-person and virtual visits via telehealth available.

We offer “Same day” appointments every day for unplanned medical needs.

What I Offer

SERVICES.

A GOOD DOCTOR MATTERS.

It is an honor to be a family doctor.  I want to listen to my patients to understand their life and health situations and then to use my education and experience to work with them to feel more wellness in their lives.
PREVENTATIVE CARE:

Yearly preventive health visits, review and planning for recommended screening examinations and tests, review and administration of vaccinations (tetanus shots, flu shots, pneumonia shots, shingles shot, etc.), screening for infections, planning and guidance on healthy living.

CARE FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Office newborn examinations, monitoring of growth and development, vaccinations, pre-activity examinations.

CARE FOR WOMEN

Well-woman checkups, cervical cancer screening, contraception counseling and care, evaluation and treatment of menstrual irregularities and symptoms, pregnancy testing, treatment of gynecologic infections, breast care, coordination of care with obstetrician-gynecologists.

SENIOR CARE

As we get older, needs and considerations change. Over time, more problems may develop and coordination of care involving multiple medical providers and multiple medications is crucial.

EVALUATION & ONGOING CARE FOR MEDICAL ILLNESS

Initial evaluation and diagnosis of things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and gout. Initial interventions without medication when possible, but with medication initiation and management when needed. I enjoy, learn from, and appreciate coordination of care with specialty physicians.

MENTAL HEALTH

Many mental health issues can be evaluated and, at least initially, treated in family practice.  In particular, depression and anxiety can be addressed.  When needed, referral to therapists and counselors and to psychiatrists can be initiated and then coordinated.

INJURIES & ILLNESS

Though serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses require emergency room care, things that are less severe are best initially evaluated outside of a hospital. We save appointments every day for upper respiratory illnesses, earaches, sore throats, stomach and intestinal upset, urinary tract symptoms, rashes, sprains and strains, and those other unplanned problems.

Steven E. Ryan, MD

Dr. Ryan was born in Illinois, but knew after watching the Winter Olympics when he was 8 years old that skiing and outdoor activities would eventually lead him to move to the mountains.  It was not a direct route, though.  He went to the University of Illinois, where he met his wife, Diane, surprisingly in an accounting class they were both taking as an elective.  She did not know it as it was happening, but she inspired him to change his thoughts of law school to dreams of medical school.  They got married and moved to Chicago, where they both graduated from medical school and their residencies.  Diane is an obstetrician-gynecologist, though she retired at the end of 2018.  Dr. Steve Ryan graduated from Rush Medical College and then completed his family practice residency at a community hospital in Hinsdale, a western suburb of Chicago.  Dr. Diane Ryan had a medical school commitment to the US Army, so they moved to Frankfurt, Germany, before they got to Colorado.

Arriving in Colorado Springs in 1992, he was in a large multi-specialty group for about 10 years.  Wanting to follow his “Marcus Welby, MD,” dream to be in a small and independent family practice office, he left the big, corporate group to form a 2-person office and was there for another 10 years.  The dream to be even smaller and independent led him to then start a solo family practice office in 2010, Your Family Medical Home.  He practiced there in an office right next door to his wife’s ob-gyn office, which was fantastic.

They have 3 children.  Rob was born in Hinsdale, Eric in Frankfurt, and Molly in Colorado Springs.  All are grown and moved away now.  Rob and his wife are living a migratory life in their fifth-wheel trailer, as they can work remotely.  Eric and his wife are in Portland, Oregon.  Molly is in Philadelphia.  Thankfully, all the kids love the mountains and visit frequently.

The mountains kept calling, though.  In December of 2018, Your Family Medical Home was closed and the Ryans moved to Breckenridge with their beautiful Great Dane, Bhakti.  Diane retired and is now playing the cello and volunteering all over the place.  Steve joined Centura’s High Country Health Care office in Breckenridge.  Though the people in the office are terrific, he still had the nagging vision of his ideal practice being a very small and independent medical office.

Your Family Medical Home lives again!  This time it is in Breckenridge.

Clients.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ME.

Dr. Ryan had been my family doctor for over 20 years. He is thorough, compassionate and has a great sense of humor. When faced with medical trials, he was also calm, informative and provided answers to every crazy question I came up with. He treats the whole self and that is very important to my family.

SUSAN

When I go to see Dr. Ryan I get him for more than 2 minutes and he cares about his patients. He isn’t ‘drive through’ medicine.

NICOLAS

GET IN TOUCH

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

We take the following insurance: (Medicare, Medicaid, Bright Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health, Aetna/Merataine), AARP.  VA Community Care and TriCare pending.  In-person and virtual visits via telehealth available.

We offer “Same day” appointments every day for unplanned medical needs.

Address: 435 N Park AV, Suite 2A, Breckenridge, CO, 80424

Phone: 970-238-7070