My name is Amanda Vester and I am originally from the small town of Webb City, Missouri. I received an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. I decided to take some time off before medical school and first traveled to Uganda for three months. I spent time working in the physical therapy department at a regional hospital and volunteered at an orphanage. I also spent a year as an Athletic Trainer for a high school near my hometown. I then moved to South Carolina for medical school and graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Throughout my training, I fell in love with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), primary care, and global outreach. I love the idea of using your hands to diagnose and treat disease using OMM and the amazing relationships built in primary care. I was also provided the unique opportunity through VCOM to work in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for a total of 5 weeks which was an amazing and rewarding experience. Personally, I love to travel, ride bicycles, cook, and spend time with my husband, William and ten-pound Jack Russel/chihuahua mix, Reggie. I feel beyond blessed to be a resident at Sky Ridge Medical Center and get the opportunity to live in beautiful Colorado.