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Eric Haskell is a certified physician assistant at Valley View’s ValleyOrtho center. He earned a Master of Science in physician assistant studies at Rocky Vista University, after attending the University of Montana during his undergraduate years. In addition, Eric worked for years as backcountry ski and mountain guide in Colorado, Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, and New Mexico.
Originally from Englewood, Eric grew up skiing Colorado’s mountains. “I’ll never forget the weekends hitting Aspen, Buttermilk, Highlands and Snowmass,” he says. “I lived in Steamboat for a while, Estes Park for a while, and they were great, but I’ll never forget those weekends coming to the Roaring Fork Valley. I’m grateful to be back permanently and looking forward to building relationships with my community.”
Before dedicating himself fully to medicine, Eric worked as a backcountry guide, specializing in mountain environments. “Mountain guiding shares a lot in common with medicine,” he says. “Problem solving, achieving difficult goals, adapting to new situations—challenges arise, you figure them out and work to help your clients. Both on the mountain and in the clinic, this is the process.”
Above all, Eric values the connection he’s able to cultivate with his patients. “I meet with a lot of different, active people, and helping them get back to the activities they love is the greatest reward.”
Outside of work, Eric enjoys camping, climbing and skiing Colorado’s razor-thin ridgelines, like Ypsilon Mountain out in Rocky Mountain National Park. He also enjoys perfecting his backcountry cuisine. His specialty is homemade, campfire pizza.