Michael Duehrssen, MD
<h3>Michael Duehrssen, MD</h3>
Phone: 970-625-1510

Dr. Duehrssen was raised in Rifle where his step father, Jerald Sisk, was the local family doctor. In medical school he enjoyed the challenge of treating traumatic injuries and the variety of that particular care setting, hence he went into Emergency Medicine. Michael served as medical director of the Emergency Department in Cortez for 14 years and was highly involved with the hospital and county EMS. Returning to the Midwest, he later developed the Bachelor of Science program, International Rescue and Relief. The next five years he directed this first of its kind program, traveling around the world to train college students in disaster and humanitarian aid. Four years ago Michael developed Leukemia and says by God’s grace, survived! After the arduous treatment, he and his family re-evaluated their lifestyle and priorities and decided to return to the area they loved. Michael says it has been his pleasure to be back, working and serving people of Garfield County.


  • Christian liberal arts college in the midwest
  • Medical school: Loma Linda University, Southern California


  • Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties in Emergency Medicine
  • Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine