top of page

Dr. Erin Clarkinson

Board Certified Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine & Hospice Physician

Dr. Erin Clarkinson

Dr. Erin was born and raised in Durango, CO, and is proud to be back home serving the community. She attended medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. Osteopathic medical training provides traditional medical training (MD training) as well as an additional focus on holistic care including the mind, body, and spirit and the teachings of the body’s innate wisdom. During her clinical training Dr. Erin found that she enjoyed taking care of the most complex and seriously ill patients. This informed her decision to pursue residency training in Internal Medicine in Washington State. She remained in WA for a number of years following residency working as an intensivist (adult intensive care unit doctor) at a large tertiary care hospital. Later, she pursued sub-specialty fellowship training in Palliative Medicine and Hospice at the University of New Mexico. She remained at the UNM School of Medicine as an inpatient palliative medicine faculty physician and later transitioned into community hospice care as a medical director.

Dr. Erin is working to identify unique ways to serve patients in the community who are struggling with serious and potentially life-limiting illness. She enjoys helping patients and their families navigate end of life options and care. Dr. Erin believes in supporting and empowering patients with knowledge and confidence to advocate for the best medical care–whatever that means to them.

bottom of page