"Dr. Catherine Cantway grew up in Steamboat Springs. She once held the record for the longest barrel race time at the local Rodeo Series. Dr. Cantway graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 1999, and went on to complete two bachelors degrees at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and a Bachelor of Science in Spanish. Dr. Cantway does speak fluent Spanish. Dr. Cantway went on to attend medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, one of the leading medical schools for producing primary care physicians. After medical school she completed her Family Medicine Residency at St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Grand Junction, Colorado. She then went on to get more training in geriatrics, and finished her Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Utah in June 2018. As part of her geriatric training, she spent extra time working with Dr. Foster at the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) and gained extra experience with diagnosing and managing cognitive health disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Dr. Cantway returned to Steamboat in the summer of 2018 to start Bear Valley Medical, so that she can help serve the needs of the citizens of her hometown."
"Steamboat Springs is located in the Yampa Valley, through which runs the Yampa River. The word Yampa comes from the Ute Language and is the Ute word for Bear. The Yampa Valley was once a common stomping ground for the Ute Indians. They came to this area for hunting, fishing, and to relax in the many natural springs located throughout the valley. The Ute Indians referred to the springs as “Medicine Springs” as they believed that the Springs had natural healing properties. The settlers who first arrived to the Yampa Valley used the English word Bear, rather than Yampa, to refer to the river and valley: Bear River, Bear Valley, Bear Country. Currently, the river and valley are known and referred to by their original Ute name, Yampa River and Yampa Valley. The name Bear Valley Medical represents Dr. Cantways’ connection to the valley, like a true local who was raised here, and her interest in the history of the Valley."