Meet our Providers

Canyon View Women's Health employs OBGYN physicians who practice both obstetrics and gynecology and certified nurse-midwives. Together, they bring decades of experience to the women in their care. Canyon View Women's Health is committed to providing each patient with an exceptional level of care and attention. Our dedicated staff works together as a team to provide high-quality, comprehensive care. Our compassionate and understanding physicians take pride in paying close attention to every patient’s obstetrics and/or gynecology needs.

We are accepting new patients at this time!

Canyon View Women's Health is conveniently located in the heart of Grand Junction, Colorado, operating in Canyon View Medical Plaza at 2373 G Road, Suite 240 (970) 243-7908

Elizabeth McCarrel, MD
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Elizabeth McCarrel, MD, graduated from the Medical School from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2010. Dr. McCarrel completed her residency at the University of California in San Diego in 2014. Professional memberships include: American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as well as the American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. McCarrel specializes in minimally invasive surgery and women’s health, including obstetrics. Dr. McCarrel enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. She loves being outdoors, involved in sports, both as a participant and spectator. You might catch her reading fictional books, and surfing Facebook, Pinterest, and Netflix.

Kara Danner, MD
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Kara Danner, MD, graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Danner completed her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in 2006. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her professional memberships include Fellow - American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She specializes in full spectrum obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Danner enjoys hiking, spending time with her children, reading and crocheting.
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  • Eric Behrman, MD
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    Eric Behrman, MD, is a Colorado native born in Salida and raised in Delta. His undergraduate studies were at Colorado Mesa University, at that time Mesa State College. He completed medical school at St. Louis University in 2011. He completed his OB/GYN residency at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio in 2016. He is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the International Association of Pelvic Surgery. He specializes in the full spectrum of general obstetrics and gynecology. He most enjoys the rapport and relationships formed between himself and his patients. Dr. Behrman enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. He's very excited to be back in Colorado, much of his family still lives in the area. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, carpentry and playing the piano.
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  • Sarah Cortez, MD
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    Sarah Cortez, MD, MPHS, comes to the Grand Valley from Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Cortez graduated from the medical and masters program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2015. She completed her OBGYN residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in 2019. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Professional memberships include: American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and Society of Family Planning. Dr. Cortez specializes in full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecologic care. Special interests include: athletics in pregnancy, family planning/contraception care, pelvic floor disorders and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Cortez enjoys spending time rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing with her husband.

    Tiffini Young, CNM
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    Tiffini received her BSN from Mesa State College and worked for many years as a labor and delivery nurse. In 2011, she received her MS in midwifery from the University of Colorado-Denver. Tiffini believes in the sacred process of normal, physiologic birth and caring for women throughout the life span. She loves the beautiful Colorado sunshine. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, camping and spending time with her family.
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  • Sarah Rauch, CNM
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    Sarah became a registered nurse in 2004. She spent many years as a labor and delivery nurse prior to deciding that midwifery was her true calling. Sarah received her master's of science in midwifery from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2017. She believes in supporting women through pregnancy and birth with evidence based care, education and informed choices. She recognizes birth as normal and finds great joy in helping women and their families through the process. When she is not working Sarah enjoys spending time with her two children, reading and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
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  • Mikala Trumbo, CNM
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    Mikala became a registered nurse in 2015 and worked as a labor and delivery nurse for five years prior to earning her master’s degree from the University of Colorado in 2019. She believes in helping women make informed decisions about their health care in a safe and supportive environment. She strives to ensure women feel heard, respected and valued as individuals with unique needs and perspectives. Mikala has two young daughters and a wild border collie/aussi mix. She enjoys trying new foods, baking and relaxing with her family and friends.

    Sue Hanson, CNM
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    Sue received her BSN from Indiana University. After receiving her BSN, Sue spent the next 6 years on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force. She then went on to pursue her certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier University; the oldest and largest continually operating nurse-midwifery education program in the United States. Her Masters in Nursing was earned from Case Western Reserve University. She has been practicing as a midwife since 1999. As the mother of three girls, Sue has a special place in her heart for pre-adolescent girls and helping them understand their changing bodies. She has a passion for education and making sure girls receive correct information during this confusing time. She also gets great satisfaction helping women of all ages make contraceptive choices that fit their needs and lifestyle. Sue and her husband Mike met and married while in the Air Force. They moved their family to Grand Junction many years ago after several years in Illinois and a two year adventure in Guam. They have three daughters, two son-in-law’s, a Shih-poo and a German Shepherd. Sue's current passion is CrossFit. She loves the way it has transformed how she thinks about her body and the feeling of getting stronger as she gets older. She also loves reading crime fiction novels and watching anything on HGTV or Food Network. Sue is thrilled to be part of Community Hospital's Canyon View Women's Health. Sue Hanson is currently accepting new patients and would love to meet you.
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