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Allen Beck

Lecturer of Office Administration

Contact Information

Montrose Campus

970.249.7009

abeck@coloradomesa.edu

Education

MD, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Biography 

Allen Beck, MD, teaches in the Medical Office Assistant program at Colorado Mesa University, Montrose campus. His career as a physician ranges from running a private general practice to directing emergency medical services for hospitals. He was instrumental in developing the state paramedic program in South Carolina and served as the medical director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the Appalachian Regional Council. He was a member of a federally-sponsored physician consulting team that played a key role in increasing the sophistication of EMS programs around the nation.

Later in his career, Beck served as a physician in the Western U.S. including South Dakota, Colorado, and Navajo nation health clinics in New Mexico and Arizona.

Beck’s cultural experience in Appalachia and the West spurred his interest in storytelling. He often performs as a storyteller at festivals and community libraries in Western Colorado.