29423 E. Highway 160, Durango, CO 81301
(970) 475-4300

Dr. Thomas Newell
Family & Pediatric Nurse Practitioner / Homeopathic Master Clinician

Vitina Cosse
Nurse Practitioner / Emergency Nurse Practitioner

About Us
Family Health Care provides the Durango area with fast, comprehensive medical care
including a full range of primary, acute and specialized services.
Dr. Thomas Newell has been a pediatric / family nurse practitioner for over 30 years and is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Family Practice. His first 15 years of practice was exclusively in Pediatrics.  He has extensive experience with children's health issues and has personally performed over 4,000 newborn circumcisions.  He has extensive experience with natural treatment of health problems.  He will always attempt to use natural treatment plans when available.  

He has earned a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in nursing and in 1992,  he earned a clinical doctorate in nursing from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.  He also earned a Master Homeopathic clinician degree in 2002.

Experienced in many different minor surgical procedures, such as suturing, infant circumcisions, ingrown toenail removal, cyst and mole biopsies and removal. Dr. Newell has years of experience with patients of all ages - from newborn to geriatric.

He and his wife, Diane, moved to Durango from Denton, Texas in 2015. They have two sons.  Dr. Newell is a  Viet Nam veteran and served 3 years in the U.S. Army just out of high school.  He accrued over 400 hours of combat flying  time while serving in the 129th Assault Helicopter Company.

  Dr. Thomas Newell
DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner &
Master Homeopathic Clinician

Vitina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

She has a master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas, where she received the Dean’s Award of Excellence. Vitinais a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

​Cosse served in the United States Navy from 1994 to 1999 as a Hospital Corpsman and EMT-Basic. She received the Navy Achievement Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

She has extensive experience in wellness care, diabetes, and minor surgical procedures.

  Vitina Cosse
RN, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Nurse Practitioner

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    Located at 29423 Highway 160, Durango, CO 81301, Family Health Care offers walk-in care 5 days a week starting at 8am.
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