The position as the Site Medical Director for the School Based Health Centers is an exciting opportunity for me for a couple of reasons: First – I love a challenge and these six sites are all essentially start up clinics with their own personality. I can put my experience in building my own practice in Texas, serving as a preceptor for medical assistants and nurse practitioners, and working in so many different settings to use. Second – it is extremely rewarding to me to empower our most precious resource, our youth, and I am excited to begin this new adventure helping the children of the local schools to stay healthy and make good, educated choices regarding their spiritual, mental, and physical health.
Combining medical, dental, and behavioral health in cooperation with the school district staff really lets us use an interdisciplinary approach to caring for these students. Between the different practices we often identify students’ other needs whether it be psychological, medical, dental, and sometimes even financial. School Based Health Centers are innovative, and I hope once we develop the current sites into successful clinics, we can encourage other communities to adopt similar practices to invest in their youth.Kim Maroney, MD
Dr. Kimberly Maroney is proud to join Mountain Family Health Center as their new Site Based Medical Director for the Roaring Fork School District’s School Based Health Clinics. Her family heard the mountains calling after more than 20 years on the South Texas coast where she had a thriving solo rural family medicine clinic, Live Oak Family Medicine, which succumbed to Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
She brings with her 20 + years of experience in many realms of family medicine, including Primary Care work where she saw patients of all ages, Hospitalist, and Emergency Room Work. She has held positions such as Aim Hospice Medical Director, Concentra Medical Director, Vice President of the Aransas County School Board, and member of the Methodist Healthcare Ministry. She is a FMSCA Department of Transportation Medical Examiner and an Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA.
When Doctor Maroney describes how she likes to practice family medicine she would say “Treat others as you would like to be treated”. She strongly believes in the empowerment of our most precious resource, our youth, and is excited to begin this new adventure helping the children of the Roaring Fork School district stay healthy and make good, educated choices regarding their spiritual, mental, and physical health. On her days off you can find her exploring Colorado with her partner Adam or attending sporting events to watch her daughters, ages 14 and 17, compete. Her Hobbies include gardening, cooking, stained glass work and playing with her four dogs.