Riane Teagarden, DPM is a podiatrist serving patients at Innovation Medical Group, at their location in Farmington, NM. She has always been interested in science. Growing up in the Denver area, you could find her explaining food chains with dioramas of lynx and making play-dough models of hearts.
When her younger sister was born with significant medical needs, she started helping out her nurses at home.
You could see that passion shift towards medicine. When she was in second grade, she brought in a baby doll and demonstrated to her class tube feeding and placement of a g-tube.
She saw how medical care helped change her sister’s life by improving her independence and relieving her of pain. She was inspired to provide that same care for others
She moved to Iowa to attend Des Moines University of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Following that, she began her residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Albuquerque and completed residency at Kaiser Northern California in Sacramento.
She has experience with the full scope of foot and ankle intervention. She has a tremendous passion for medicine and demonstrates it for her patients by providing the utmost care.
She is excited to return to the Southwest and serve the communities in Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, and Farmington.
In her time away from work, she enjoys outdoor activities with her dogs and her partner. You can find them hiking, camping, skiing and adventuring.
They are looking forward to enjoying the natural beauty of Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.