Dr. W. Donald Cooke MD is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He did a residency in Internal Medicine at UNM Hospital, and completed fellowship training in allergy and immunology at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Cooke did basic research in clinical immunology as well as patient care at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania, before moving to Durango in 1995. He now does clinical work in pediatric and adult allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology.
Wendy Craig MA trained as a medical assistant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and joined Dr. Cooke in 1995. Wendy oversees the immunotherapy (allergy shot) clinic and has 24 years of experience in allergy care.
Patti Else joined the practice as our front office person in 2013. Patti has been in Durango since 1991 and has years of experience in the medical field.
Liz Carrington BSN, RN joined our group in January, 2019. She is a graduate of Colorado College and completed her nursing education in Flagstaff. She has worked in a number of healthcare settings, most recently in cardiology before joining our practice.
Abigail (Abbie) Tarr Cooke BSN, RN, RDH has been employed by the practice since 2008 and has a special interest in allergy advocacy. She has published in the nursing literature on the use of epinephrine in the school setting. She will be speaking at the annual conference of the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) group in Washington DC in November 2019.