August 22, 2016

Kaiser Permanente Announces New Staff Physicians for Frisco and Edwards Medical Offices

FRISCO, Colo. — Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, today announced the addition of two board certified physicians at its Frisco and Edwards Medical Offices. Carol Louise Venable, MD, is an internal medicine physician offering adult medical care for individuals at the Frisco Medical Offices. Shannon Garton, MD, is a family medicine physician offering continuing, comprehensive health care for individuals and families at the Edwards Medical Offices.

The addition of these physicians comes at a time of significant growth for Kaiser Permanente. The health plan expanded its footprint into the mountain service area in January of this year, and now has two medical offices open in Frisco and Edwards, Colorado offering primary care, medical imaging and laboratory services under one roof, as well as access to a network of affiliate providers in the area.

Smiling physcian Carol Louise Venable, MD Carol Louise Venable, MD

Dr. Venable earned her medical doctorate at Duke University School of Medicine, and completed her internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center, both in Durham, N.C. She continued by completing an emergency medicine residency at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Venable joins Kaiser Permanente from Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. where she most recently served as director of the Adult Medicine Clinic. Among her accomplishments, Dr. Venable speaks fluent Spanish and has received multiple honors including Preceptor of the Year at Parkview Medical Center, chief resident of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center, asst. chief resident of Internal Medicine at Duke Medical Center, Sarnoff Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research and an American Diabetes Association Medical Student Fellowship.

Woman physician Shannon Garton, MD, in a lab coat and smiling Shannon Garton, MD

Dr. Garton earned her medical doctorate at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis. She then completed her residency in family medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. She is also fluent in Spanish, and joins Kaiser Permanente from Avon Urgent Care in Avon, Colo., where she served as medical director, and provided care to a broad spectrum of patients. Dr. Garton is a long time Vail Valley local. She grew up in the area and has been practicing medicine in the area for the past 14 years.

“Having the opportunity to practice with Kaiser Permanente and become more involved in improving the health of this community is exciting,” said Dr. Garton. “We are serving more and more patients and the response to the convenient care they are able to receive at Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices has been very positive.”

Kaiser Permanente delivers comprehensive health care close to home in the mountain service area at two medical office in Frisco and Edwards. Located at 226 Lusher Court, Frisco, Colo. 80443 and 56 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite 208, Edwards, Colo. 81632, the Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices opened in January 2016 and offer primary care (family medicine and internal medicine), laboratory, and routine medical imaging services under one roof. Kaiser Permanente members living in Summit and Eagle Counties also have access to the affiliate network of providers in the area, including hospital care provided by Valley View Hospital.

About the Kaiser Permanente Frisco and Edwards Medical Offices


Frisco Medical Offices

226 Lusher Court

Frisco, Colo. 80443

Edwards Medical Offices

56 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite 208

Edwards, CO 81632


Primary Care:      Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

Laboratory:          Routine laboratory services

Radiology:           Routine medical imaging services

Prescriptions:      Filled by Kaiser Permanente Mail Order Pharmacy Service and in-network pharmacies


About Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, working to improve the lives and health of all Coloradans for more than 45 years. We are comprised of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado and the Colorado Permanente Medical Group — one of the state’s largest medical groups with more than 1,100 physicians. We provide comprehensive care for our 650,000 Kaiser Permanente Colorado members through 30 medical offices across the state — from Pueblo to Greeley and now in the mountains in Summit and Eagle counties. We are also committed to our social mission and in 2015, proudly directed more than $124 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit or follow us @kpcolorado or like us