David M. Abbey, MD, MS, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I am committed to making sure that you are cared for by a doctor who truly knows you and who will be readily available to you.
Whether you are generally healthy or dealing with chronic medical conditions, I am committed to taking care of you in a personalized and timely manner.
If you are dealing with chronic health concerns, we will carefully and proactively fine tune your treatment, with the goal of minimizing hospitalizations and emergency room visits and maximizing your quality of life.
I have the time to fully understand my patients' healthcare needs and concerns so together we can create and achieve personal wellness goals.

Physician Profile


University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, Magna Cum Laude 1978
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE
Master of Science, Microbiology 1980
Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY
Doctorate of Medicine 1984
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara, CA
Chief Medical Resident 1987

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Poudre Valley Hospital
- Past-chair Medical Quality Assurance Committee
- Past-chair Pharmacy committee
- Past-chair Department of Medicine
Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Outpatient Serrvices Medical Director, University of Colorado
Past Chief of Medicine, Poudre Valley Hospital
Past Chair, Colorado component of the multistate study group for anticoagulant management of veinous thromboembolism (associated with CFMC and Kerr L. white Institute, Emery university)
Past Co-Chair, Colorado Primary care Coalition
Past Co-Medical Director, Senior Care, Mountain Crest Psychiatric Hospital
Past Board Member, Centennial Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Health Science Program to advance rural health care

Hospital Affiliations

Poudre Valley Hospital

Honors and Awards

President Colorado Society of Internal Medicine 1994-1996
Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award for Medical Student teaching, University of Colorado, Department of Medicine 1993
Fellow, American College of Physicians 1991
Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Fort Collins Family Practice Residency 1989
Outstanding Ability and Achievement Award, Santa Barbara Internal Medicine Residency Program 1987


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Joel

    Dr Abbey is, by far, the best family physician my wife and I have ever had. He has always been outstanding in his thorough and car...

  • Member: Betsey

    My husband and I both feel very lucky to have found Dr Abbey! We feel like saying Thank you everyday! He is an excellent Dr. that ...

  • Member: Bonnie

    I have known David since I gave him cookies as a kid out my back door. He is both a friend and my doctor. He carries on the Abbe...

  • Member: Beverly

    Always available and he takes time with me