Dr. Eric Hetzel is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and certified Family Medicine physician providing primary care at PeakMed Direct Primary Care.
Eric Hetzel grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2003. He went on to Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences to study Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy where he earned his medical degree in 2007.
Dr. Hetzel completed his Family Medicine residency at Via Christi Health System in Wichita, Kansas where he served as Chief Resident from 2009 through 2010. In 2010, Dr. Hetzel moved to Dodge City to practice rural family medicine at Family Practice Associates of Western Kansas. He enjoyed a busy practice in hospital-based and health clinic settings that included obstetrics and gastroenterology.
Dr. Hetzel moved to Colorado in the fall of 2014 to join PeakMed Direct Primary Care. Pleased to providing patients with affordable, relationship-based healthcare at PeakMed, Dr. Hetzel is excited to be a part of the DPC movement that is changing the way we provide family medicine in Colorado Springs and throughout the US.
Dr. Hetzel is married to Mary Beth and they have 5 children, Juliet, Kate, Henry, and twins Anna & Elise. In his spare time, he enjoys playing all kinds of games with his kids and outdoor activities like hiking and snow skiing. Dr. Hetzel has traveled to several countries in Latin America and Ecuador helping those in need of medical care. He looks forward to serving individual families and the growing community of Colorado Springs.