Family Physician & Executive Director
Primary Care Partners (Grand Junction, Colorado)
3150 North 12th St.
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Michael J. Pramenko, MD, is a 1995 graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He currently works as a family physician and executive director for Primary Care Partners in Grand Junction, Colorado. His current practice includes patients of all ages.
Dr. Pramenko's foray into health policy began during his years in medical school. His interest in tobacco education and tobacco-related health policy led to a health policy fellowship in Washington, DC, in 1992. Dr. Pramenko continues to pursue his health policy interests at the local, state, and national levels. He has served two terms as president of the Mesa County Medical Society and has helped write a health reform proposal for Club 20, an organization representing the 20 counties of Western Colorado. Over the past seven years, in an effort to educate the public, he has written columns for Grand Junction newspapers on topics related to health reform.
In 2007, because of his ongoing efforts on health policy issues, Dr. Pramenko 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, NPR's Science Friday, and was interviewed by Tom Brokaw for NBC News.
More recently, Dr. Pramenko served as president of the Colorado Medical Society in 2011. In addition, he was appointed in 2010 to a federal advisory board that submitted recommendations currently guiding the formation of co-op insurance programs under Section 1322 of the Affordable Care Act.
In June 2012, Dr. Pramenko assumed the role of executive director of Primary Care Partners, the largest primary care practice in Western Colorado.