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.