Nancy Smith Beste
M.P.A.S., PA-C, CAC III
Nancy Beste has specialized in addiction and pain medicine for over 15 years. She obtained a master’s degree in physician assistant from Nebraska School of Medicine in 2012, a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant from Idaho State University in 2000, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1985. She gained CAC II (certified addiction certification) in February 2018.
She evaluates injuries, treats chronic pain and substance abuse with traditional techniques while seamlessly integrating holistic care, physical conditioning, nutrition, and alternative therapies. She incorporates each patient’s functional needs and beliefs into treatment in order to develop a comprehensive care plan directed toward achieving each patient’ individual goals and needs.
Beste has been doing recovery for almost 20 years now
Steven Wright, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
Dr. Wright unifies the doctors, therapists, and specialists at Road to Recovery in an effort to provide comprehensive, safe, and respectful addiction care and pain management.
He explores medical research and introduces evidence-based innovative methods for the management of pain and recovery to the medical providers at Road to Recovery. He believes that recovery should be focused on the patient and should be individualized according to cultural, spiritual, and family beliefs as well as the medical status of the patient and the patient’s family.
Dr. Wright graduated from medical training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine from 1974- 1979 and completed a residency in family medicine. He is board-certified in addiction medicine. He has practiced medicine for nearly forty years.
He is a renowned expert in addiction and pain medicine. He works as a practice consultant, a medico-legal expert, and a contracted speaker for multiple pharmaceutical companies.
He is a driving force in the Colorado Pain Society and the Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine. His goal is to improve the quality and availability of medical care for chronic pain and substance use disorders.
Katie Brydon, M.A.
LCSW, LAC,MAC, EA- EMDR
DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
She understands that there is not a one size fits all model when it comes to treatment and that truly individualized care is necessary for healing. Katie also understands that even though you may not always make the right choices, you are the expert of you; She prides herself in helping individuals understand themselves, their behaviors and compulsions as well as ways to better meet their needs.
Katie Brydon has gained experience working in the field over the last 15 years and has built a strong reputation in helping individuals to overcome their experiences.
She received her Master’s degree from the University of Denver in 2012, a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Metro State College of Denver in 2010, and her Equine Certificates including Equine Assisted EMDR in 2009- 2013.
Katie keeps herself well-informed on traditional as well as new best practices and effective treatment protocols to provide the most dynamic opportunity for you and your family to recover.
Dr. Bailes has worked in every type of emergency medicine practice setting, from the county’s busiest level 1 trauma center, to disaster relief in Haiti, to Cruise ship physician, to solo coverage in rural critical access hospitals in Colorado. He has found his passion in the intimate setting of freestanding medicine where he can practice emergency medicine without the restrictions often placed on physicians by large impersonal hospital management. He is finishing his emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship in early 2018 and plans to sit for the American Society of Echocardiography boards later in the year.
When Dr. Bailes is not working, he enjoys snowboarding, backcountry exploring, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife, Mary, new son, Jack, and his dog, Beauford.
of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant Program in 2000 and Nutritional Sciences Degree in 1994. Mr. Davis
leverages over 20 years of comprehensive primary care, pain management, and substance use disorder care through a
patient collaborative experience. Ken works closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, towards
continuous quality improvement processes, and served as an IHI coaching fellow for the IHI Leadership and Organizing
for Change program. In 2014, he was recognized by the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved as Non-
Physician Provider of the Year. As co-founder of the Yampa Valley Rx Task Force community coalition in 2016, and as
Executive Director of the Health Partnership Serving Northwest CO in 2017, he gained expertise in regional community
coalition building to address the epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction and led efforts that significantly reduced
regional overdose related deaths. In 2018, he developed extensive knowledge of treating substance use disorder and co-
occurring disorders with work at the Foundry residential treatment program as associate medical director. He served on
the Colorado Medicine Assisted Therapy Advisory Committee, the Steering Committee for Mountain Plains Community
Network, Routt County Grand Futures Board, and served on the board for Reach Out and Read Colorado.
I have been a Steamboat resident since 1973 when I arrived to teach high school physical education and coach. I received a master’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of North Carolina in 1984 and continue to hold a credential as a certified athletic trainer.
In 1995, I switched gears when I was accepted to the physician assistant program at the University of Utah. I have been a certified physician assistant in family practice since 1997 and have worked in different communities in northwest Colorado since 1999. I joined Mountain Medical Road to Recovery in June 2019.
Northwest Colorado Behavioral Health Supervisor
Lisa moved to Steamboat Springs, Co from Hampton, Sc.2 years ago she got her GED from Northwestern Community College in Craig and began working with Mountain Medical Road to Recovery She is a loving mom of 4 boys and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, kids, and animals doing the family thing.
For the last seven years I worked at University of Colorado Hospital at the Hematology/Oncology/BMT division where I treated patients’ with chronic pain. I completed an internship at CU pain and spine division and was managing chronic pain in patients living with sickle cell disease. In order to stay up to day in all aspects of family medicine, I share my time between this clinic and a family practice clinic in Aurora, CO.
Personally I strongly believe that my mission is not to heal but to empower my patients to heal themselves.
My professional interests include practicing holistic medicine, improving patients’ quality of life by effective communication, writing individualized and personalized treatment plans for chronic pain, and substance use disorder through up-to-date evidence based protocols and conservative methods. I believe in incorporating patients’ emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural beliefs into treatment for a productive outcome.
I obtained my bachelor of science degree at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA; my Master of Medical Science from Graceland University in Independence, MO.
I can fluently speak English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish languages. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and my husband and two children. I also enjoy reading, hiking, watching a good Broadway Musical and traveling.