Our office is home to 7 amazing providers!Dr. Robert Vogt, Dr. David Rogers, NP Darragh Gott, NP Keri Munyan, PA Paul Safford, Erika Nichols, PA and Dr. Chris Phillips, PhD
Family Practice Medical Doctor
Dr. Vogt earned a bachelor of science degree in Astronautical Engineering from the US Air Force (USAF) Academy.
After serving as an active duty Air Force engineer in California, he attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland where he earned his M.D. After a three year residency in Family Practice (FP) at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Dr. Vogt served as a USAF family physician in Turkey, Florida, Colorado and Wyoming. His jobs ranged from clinic physician, clinic chief, FP residency faculty, and medical staff chief.
Retiring from the Air Force in 2003, Dr. Vogt worked for Docs Who Care, Memorial Urgent/Afterhours Clinic and the Community Health Center while establishing The Family Practice in 2004.
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Christian Medical Association
- Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
- Colorado Medical Society
- El Paso County Medical Society
Family Practice Medical Doctor
Dr. Rogers earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado, his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and his Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas. After completing Family Medicine Residency at Andrews Air Force Base, he served as staff family physician at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Dr Rogers then became a USAF Flight Surgeon and served at RAF Mildenhall (England), North Carolina, and Texas where he completed the Residency in Aerospace Medicine. He retired from the USAF in 2016 from his final assignment at the USAF Academy.
He and his spouse, Heila Rogers, have two adult children, both in college at CU Boulder. As a family, they enjoy reading, traveling, touring museums, and adventuring in the outdoors (skiing, SCUBA, shooting sports). He enjoys Bible study, apologetics, and teaching personal financial planning.
Darragh (pronounced like “Sarah” with D) Gott is a ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She did her undergrad studies in Psychology and Nursing at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN, in 1997. She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) through the National Certification Board of Certified Diabetes Educators since 2000. She has worked in both family practice and endocrinology in the past. As a provider, she takes special joy in helping people optimize their health and prevent disease; she is co-creator and regular instructor in our practice’s wellness program.
Raised in Colorado, she returned here from Tennessee in 2006 and joined The Family Practice in 2008. She takes her own wellness very seriously and enjoys cooking gourmet healthy food, as well as exercising regularly in the outdoors. For fun, she loves to read, do crafts (knitting, drawing, sewing), teach Bible studies and make memories with her husband and two daughters.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Keri Munyan is originally from the Midwest but moved to Colorado over 15 years ago. She got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UCCS and received her Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Keri has a history of over 15 years of nursing experience, 12 and a half years of those years in the emergency department. She loves to partner with her patients to help them achieve the highest level of health that they desire. She believes the best medicine is a combination of conventional treatments with complementary and alternative therapies. Keri puts emphasis on the need to be intentional about your health and that diet, exercise and lifestyle impact patients’ overall health. She enjoys backpacking, camping, hiking and exercising with her family in her time away from the office.
Paul Safford is a Physician Assistant who has been practicing in Colorado Springs since 1999. Prior to becoming a PA, he worked as a paramedic in the Springs from 1980 to 1996. He considers himself a semi-native of Colorado. He obtained his Bachelors degree at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in Biology and Philosophy. After that, he earned his Masters degree through the University of Nebraska department of Allied Health. He has worked in Family Practice, Urgent Care, and Internal Medicine. He is comfortable caring for patients from ages 0 to 100. Paul has always realized that while he can care for patients, God is the who provides the healing. He firmly believes that patient care is a team effort and the patient must be actively involved in the the decision making process.
He has an interest in travel. He has visited all 50 states and in 1994 he rode his bicycle across the United States. He has been to Western Europe and hopes the next destination will be in South America or Australia.
Erika Nichols is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, and went on to complete her Master’s degree at Harding University’s Physician Assistant Program in Searcy, Arkansas. She was drawn to medicine as it combined her interest in the sciences with her love of serving others. She is passionate about medical missions and has spent time in Guatemala and Honduras participating in both short and long-term mission efforts. She recently moved to Colorado Springs with her husband, and enjoys cooking, baking, exercising, volunteering at church, and spending time outdoors in her free time. She enjoys helping her patients understand their disease process and wants to partner with them to help them achieve health and wellness. She is looking forward to providin excellent patient care to her patients here at The Family Practice.
Dr. Phillips is a licensed psychologist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and medical life issues (pain management, cancer, sleep issues, TMJ, etc.). He has over 20 years of experience as a therapist, holds two masters degrees from Abilene Christian University, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His experience also includes prior service as an active duty psychologist in the US Air Force and currently serves a broad spectrum of active duty and civilian clients.
In addition to being an established counseling health psychologist, he has presented at numerous national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of diabetes management, career stress, pain management, cancer psychology, trauma, and many other topics.
Dr. Phillips is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates scientifically grounded methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Dr. Phillips works with individuals to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.