HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic

Serving the Colorado Springs community.
Healthcare that partners with you.

Offering a full-range of personal healthcare services in one convenient location.

  • Extended appointments to give you quality time with your provider
  • Nurse-managed, personalized care for primary care and behavioral health issues
  • Quality and committed customer service
  • Convenient location and hours
  • Most major insurances accepted

Mission and Values

Our mission: Partner with and empower you in a Nurse Practitioner directed environment where holistic clinical practice, education and research intersect to help achieve your health care goals.

Our Values: Accountability, Care, Collaboration, Commitment, Dignity, Integrity, Quality, Respect

Why Nurse-Managed Primary Care?

As healthcare continues to evolve, individuals and families may face challenges accessing high quality and affordable primary care. For nearly half a century now, nurse practitioners have been able to change the face of primary care delivery within our community. Our Advanced Practice Nurses are highly-educated practitioners with years of experience working to increase affordable health care access in the Pikes Peak Region. These clinicians strive to provide personalized care that addresses each patient's individual needs.

Here at the UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic, we are committed to listening, engaging, collaborating and empowering our patients. We strive to help our patients navigate an intimidating health care system and meet their individual health goals. Our providers will partner with clinics within our facility as well as outside providers to tailor your health care. Through partnerships with your health care team, you will be given guidance to achieve your specific health goals.

Why an Academic Environment Matters

Academic health centers have long been recognized as providing the very best in health care. The UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic encompasses teaching, research, and patient care. We are developing the next generation of providers and will be helping fill the expanding need for primary care providers in our community. Research within the academic health sciences center will allow us to implement and evaluate our innovations in health and wellness.

Research Mission

The primary care clinic nurse practitioners and staff will work with the Lane Center research team to implement and evaluate integrated models of health care and wellness to improve our patients' quality of life and their health care experiences.


“I can without hesitation recommend the UCCS Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center to the Colorado Springs community. I received excellent care from knowledgeable and friendly professionals at my first appointment and fully intend to continue to make it my choice for future primary care.”
“I have had a very positive experience with the Lane Center Primary Care Clinic! The staff is very friendly. They are willing to sit down and discuss any concerns I had and did not rush to get me out the door. I would highly recommend the Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center and plan to make this my first choice for health care needs – Thanks to you all!”
“I am delighted with the care and advice that I get from the Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center. People there are knowledgeable, concerned, and sensitive. I could not be more pleased with the way I have been treated there, and I’ll continue going back for regular check-ups or whenever a need arises.”

Last updated 05.24.2017

Services Offered

Acute Illnesses Treatment

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma
  • Earaches
  • Eye Pain/discharge
  • Fever
  • Flu & flu shots
  • Gynecological infections
  • Headaches
  • Medication refills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin infections
  • Sore throats
  • Upper respiratory illnesses/cough
  • Urinary tract/kidney infections
  • And more

Mental Health Care

  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Behavioral Health Counseling
  • Diagnosis and treatment of
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • PTSD
    • Schizophrenia
    • Personality Disorders
    • Substance Abuse
    • Other mental health conditions
    • High Cholesterol

Acute Injury Treatment

  • Abscess incision and drainage
  • Animal and insect bites
  • Back pain
  • Foreign body removal
  • Ingrown nails
  • Laceration repair
  • Minor burns
  • Sprains/strains

Preventive Care

  • Annual Physicals
  • Well Woman
  • Sports Physicals

Wellness Planning and Health Coaching

  • Dietary
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Family planning

Ancillary Services

  • Routine blood draws
  • Oxygen administration
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Rapid strep/mono/flu tests
  • Strapping/splinting/casting
  • Urine analysis
  • Vaccinations including Tetanus booster
  • 12 lead EKG
  • Nebulizer treatment

Tricia Thornton, MSN, RN, APRN, ANP-BC
Deb Tuffield, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Mary Claire Wahl, DNP, APRN, CNM
Maureen Storch, RN, BSN, FNP-BC
Sherry McCormick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Patricia Bursnall, FNP-C
Daniel San Miguel, DNP, FNP-C
Jill Moore, PsyD
Kristen Vandenberg, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP

Medical Assistants
Basheer Mohammed, Medical Assistant
Ana Mullen, Medical Assistant

Charlie Bowers



Maureen StorchMaureen Storch, RN, BSN, FNP-BC

Maureen is a Family Nurse Practitioner who completed her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997. Maureen retired from the United States Army Nurse Corps in 2006 and moved to Colorado Springs with her family in 2007. Maureen has been working in urgent care for the past 10 years and is looking forward to serving as a Primary Care Provider at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Lane Center. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Graduate Nursing Program at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, providing clinical site visits for nurse practitioner students. Maureen is also a medical consultant for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Maureen, her husband Jeff and their 4 children enjoy everything Colorado has to offer especially spending time together.

Deborah TuffieldDeborah Tuffield, DNP, RN, APN, FNP-C, CCRN-k

Deb began her nursing career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Missouri Columbia, gaining unparalleled experience in critical care and vascular access, while also establishing herself as a respected nurse. Currently working as Nursing Faculty and as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), Deborah is widely known for her interest in working with the LGBTQ community, and care of transgender people expertise. In fact, UCCS is where Deborah conducted her doctoral quality improvement project titled “Improving the Secondary Prevention of the LGBTQ Population”. Deborah completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Colorado Anschutz this spring. Deborah has lived in Colorado since 1994, and enjoys gardening, sewing, making stained glass, walking for exercise, and playing children’s video games.


Patricia ThorntonPatricia Thornton, MSN, ANP-BC

Though not quite a native, Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Tricia has been a member of the Colorado Springs community for over 20 years. Tricia started her nursing education in 2002 at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS. While a student nurse Tricia started working in healthcare as a clinical assistant at the County-City Employee Medical Clinic (a nurse managed clinic). After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Beth-El Tricia varied her professional nursing expertise over four years from surgical and orthopedic to step-down trauma and urgent care. Tricia went on academically to earn her Master of Science degree from Daemen College in Western New York. Subsequently she became nationally board certified as an ANP. Tricia has extensive experience in the specialty of urology. In addition, Tricia has earned her Professional Advancement Certificate in Gerontology. Tricia is thrilled to be a part of the Lane Center Primary Care Clinic and to have come full circle back to a nurse managed clinic. In her spare time, Tricia enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with her family.

Mary Claire WahlMary Claire Wahl, DNP, APRN, CNM

Mary Claire is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. She has over 25 years of experience providing Women’s Health care. She graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Science in Nursing and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Mary Claire is a Senior Instructor in the nursing programs at UCCS. Mary Claire enjoys hiking and skiing with her husband and 3 children.


Basheer MohammedBasheer Mohammed – Medical Assistant

Basheer is a Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Pharmacy Technician. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria with a degree in MBBS. Basheer moved to the United States in 2016 and has been living in Colorado Springs since. Basheer provides excellent clinical support and enjoys reading, playing soccer and hanging out with family and friends.

Ana MullenAna Mullen – Medical Assistant

Ana Maria Mullen is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. She graduated in 2004 from Gwinnet College in Georgia. Ana has experience in both clinical and hospital settings, as well as front desk procedures. She is a compassionate and caring individual who enjoys spending time with her family, nature, hiking and reading.



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Last updated 03.05.2015

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem (PPO, High Deductible Plan)
  • Anthem CU Exclusive Plan
  • Kaiser
  • Tricare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Other Payment Options

Low-cost self-pay options are available.

Contracts are under negotiation with additional insurers. Please call for more information.

How did you hear about UCCS HealthCircle?

UCCS HealthCircle Clinics
Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences
4863 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80918