March 7, 2018
Estes Park Medical Center welcomes new providers

Expanded services in neurology, pain management, and family care now available
Estes Park, CO March 5, 2018—Estes Park Medical Center welcomes three new providers: Michelle Furmaga, M.D., neurologist; Ryan Shedd, nurse anesthetist; and Lena (Pavlish) Belleau, family nurse practitioner. This expanded roster of professionals allows Estes Park’s local, independent medical facility to offer even better services to the community.

Dr. Michelle Furmaga discovered a love for neurology while studying medicine at Michigan State University. During her residency at University of Rochester, she trained with top experts in the field and was able to delve into several sub-specialties including movement disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke and more before going on to complete a fellowship in neuro-rehabilitation. Dr. Furmaga describes her relationships with patients as “friendly, often jovial partnerships,” and she prides herself on advising them as if they were her own family. Dr. Furmaga’s medical associations and certifications include:
  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Member of the Academy of Neurology
  • Member of American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) with certification as Physician Advisor (CHCQM-PhyAdv)
  • Member of American College of Physician Advisors

Ryan Shedd, CRNA specializes in non-surgical pain management. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida, Shedd earned a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of Alabama/Birmingham and went on to earn a Post Master’s Certificate in Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Boston. He is a self-described people person who loves to problem solve and empathize with his patients. Shedd works to reduce pain while improving patients’ daily abilities and understand each unique need. Shedd’s licenses and certifications include:
  • Board Certified in Anesthesia through the Council On Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Board Certified in Non-Surgical Pain Management (NSPM-C)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

Lena Belleau, FNP-C worked for several years as a nurse before deciding that she wanted more from her career without moving away from the clinical side of nursing. With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Colorado Christian University, Belleau achieved her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from South University before joining the team at EPMC. As a family nurse practitioner, she continues to help others on their journey through illness to wellness with open, honest communication. Belleau strives to create“a trusting environment in which patients’ personal beliefs and values can be included in their care.” Belleau’s licenses and certifications include:
  • Advanced Practice Nurse, Colorado
  • American Nurse Credentialing Center
  • Registered Nurse, Colorado
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course

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