Meet Dr. Morrison
He has those patient relationships typically only found in small town practices, but he brings all the tools and technolgy of the big boys.
Twenty Mile Urgent Care is a staple in our community. It is the only privately-owned urgent care in Colorado, unlike others that are part of larger conglomerates. Doctor Steve Morrison had the vision to open this urgent care nearly two decades ago when there were no such options around. In 2007, he was able to create this family care and urgent care hybrid to serve the community and align with his strengths and interests.
Dr. Morrison grew up in Snohomish, Washington. He had two uncles who were doctors that left an impression on him. Steve shadowed them throughout middle school and high school and came to be fascinated by science and healthcare. He was especially interested in sports medicine.
He also had several more experiences as a youth that helped him become familiar with the medical world. Steve played football and had some knee issues, as well as a hernia repaired. One day on the way to high school he was in a serious car accident. He flew through the windshield, requiring a few days’ stay in the hospital, some plastic surgery, and serious recovery.
Gratefully, Steve was able to go on to play football at the University of Washington for three years and to serve a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic. He began medical school at Western University of Health Services of the Pacific in Pomona, California. He met his wife, Julie,and they were married in 1997.
Throughout medical school, Steve realized that he loved family medicine.
Steve and Julie moved to Parker in 2003, where he worked in Aurora for a family medicine practice for four years. It was during this time that Steve realized the need for an urgent care in Parker. He also decided he wanted to branch out in his field to something more challenging. This is how the urgent care/family medicine hybrid began.
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Steve is the only doctor at Twenty Mile Urgent Care, along with two physician assistants and a nurse practitioner, who serve patients at the clinic. The practice includes ten staff members, three of which have been there since the very beginning!
Their unique clinic makeup provides a personalized relationship with patients. The locally-owned, small town feel allows for each patientto feel cared for, not like being a number in a large chain. Steve said they love the Parker community, along with surrounding Franktown, Elizabeth, and Kiowa. He has had the chance to build relationships with families and seemany of his patients from childhood to adulthood. They have appreciated the loyalty in the community.
Steve and Julie have three children: Hailey,19, who graduated from Legend High School; Cameron, 16; and Cole, 14; who will both be attending Legend this upcoming school year. As a family they love skiing in the winter and spending time at the lake in the summer. They love to call Parker home!