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Anybody here do anesthesia as a career and climb in front range?
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Dec 10, 2015
Hello all,

I'm re-locating to Denver area mid 2016. I do anesthesia (Crna) and was looking to get some idea of how the area is in terms of livability, access, gyms, and maybe places to work? Anybody have any insight, let me know!

Dirt squirrel
Dirt Squirrel
From Golden , co
Joined Mar 16, 2015
25 points
Dec 10, 2015
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Dirt Squirrel, the anesthesiologist. I don't know why but this just makes me laugh. You should have your own cartoon on adult swim. Seth Jones
From New Lenox, IL
Joined Feb 17, 2015
180 points
Dec 13, 2015
I guess I'll be n=1 out there. Dirt Squirrel
From Golden , co
Joined Mar 16, 2015
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Dec 14, 2015
Hi, My wife is an anesthesia resident. She doesn't climb, but I try to. Let me know if you have any questions. Geo Mark
From Denver
Joined Jun 27, 2014
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Dec 16, 2015
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I know that COANA, CO Association of Nurse Anesthetists, is fairly active in CO. I'd suggest contacting them and possibly joining if you're definitely moving out to CO. It is a growing field, and there are a lot of hospital systems in CO to look at. colosadie
From Denver, CO
Joined Mar 16, 2014
7 points
Dec 16, 2015
there are a lot of folks doing recreational anesthesia in CO. should be fine. Max Supertramp
Joined Mar 21, 2008
83 points
Dec 18, 2015
Only you can answer the question on livability. If you haven't been out here before, I'd say spend a week on the front range and check out various communities. You might prefer downtown Denver or somewhere in the burbs.
The University of Colorado Health system is continually growing and isn't too bad of a place to work. I work in their ED in Colorado Springs.
Steven N
From CO
Joined Dec 26, 2004
93 points
Dec 18, 2015
You have money, I think you're going to be ok. mediocre
Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Dec 20, 2015
Dirt Squirrel, Well I'm the CRNA you were looking for. I married a rope gun and find myself climbing with her a fair amount. I believe you will find more climbing than virtually anywhere in the country between Golden and Boulder. Boulder is for the most part not affordable. If you wouldn't mind sharing your Email or phone number I will give you a lot more information on the area, it's gyms and various jobs that can help support your addiction:). T-bone
Joined Jan 18, 2014
0 points
Dec 20, 2015
I'm a hospitalist and I don't live in the Front Range (although I used to) but if I can still weigh in...
-if you can set up your life in such a way (ie, don't buy the biggest house and most expensive car you can't afford) as to afford working less than full time, I doubt you'll regret it. Be flexible with your employer and assure them that you'll be front and center for the inevitable staffing crises that come up and will cover open shifts. More coverage is needed when it's too cold to climb, because that's when everyone's kids get sick and they have to stay home.
-insist (politely) on a schedule that includes at least one weekday free. Having a crag all to yourself stacked with classic routes is definitely worth holding out for the right work schedule.
-definitely Denver? Depending on the type of climbing you like to do, other cities in Colorado might work better and potentially be a less competitive job market and a cheaper real estate market.
From New Paltz
Joined Aug 29, 2007
329 points
Dec 20, 2015
Fort Collins is worth considering as well Bill M
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jun 30, 2010
328 points
Dec 22, 2015
You can pass gas and climb like mad in Pueblo. PM me. Ben Bruestle
From Pueblo, CO
Joined Dec 21, 2001
620 points

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