A legacy of caring.
Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger
“I have been practicing medicine for 27 years. I believe that health care is for the patient. It should be delivered where the patient needs it at the time that they need it, and at a price they can afford. In our current healthcare environment, insurance companies and health systems get in the way of the doctor-patient relationship. With Rocky Mountain Family Practice of Leadville, you will have access to the health care provider you have come to know and trust when you need me and not just when it is convenient for the system. It has been my pleasure and my privilege to care for you and your family for decades. I look forward to continuing that journey together.”
Over 24 years caring for Leadville, Twin Lakes & Lake County
Dr. Zwerdlinger grew up in Conifer, Colorado, and attended the University of Colorado for her undergraduate degree, medical school, and residency. Now, she serves as academic and clinical faculty as a full professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching medical students about family medicine in their rural rotations.
Her passion for living and playing in the mountains brought her to Leadville. She is an avid mountain biker, rock climber, ice climber, and backcountry skier. Dr. Lisa has co-authored many articles and studies on high-altitude physiology. She is the physician advisor for High Mountain Institute, and she assists Outward Bound with backcountry medical advice.
A passion for living and playing in Leadville!
Dr. Zwerdlinger and Leadville Mayor Greg
Labbe at the ceremony for the proclama-
tion of Dr. Lisa Day.
Dr. Zwerdlinger is the recipient of many awards and recognitions, including being the recipient of the Patients’ Choice award through the Vitals Patients Choice and Vitals Compassionate Doctor awards for the past few years, which recognize top doctors and those that provide exemplary care. She’s been voted the Herald Democrat’s “Best Provider” on numerous occasions, and recently received the Superhero Award from the Colorado Hospital Association for going above and beyond during COVID, exhibiting traits like courage, and a strong moral code, a fighting spirit and mental toughness.
Dr. Lisa and her husband Jeff are parents to two teens. The whole family shares a love of the outdoors and hard work - which they all participate in on their ranch. “It’s a gift to be able to raise children on a ranch to be productive and good members of the planet,” she says. “We work side by side and it’s gratifying.”