Akron ClinicThe Akron Clinic is located in the Akron, Colorado business district at 82 Main Avenue. Two Board Certified Family Practice Physicians and a Family Nurse Practitioner staff it. Some Specialty Clinic Services are also available in Akron.  Contact the Akron Clinic for details.

The clinic offers laboratory and x-ray services on-site and through the Laboratory and Imaging departments at Yuma District Hospital. Physical Therapy and Home Health Care services are also available through the Akron Clinic.

Appointments can be made by calling (970) 345-6336.

Akron Clinic Hours: 
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm

82 Main
Akron, CO 80207

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Meet Our Medical Team

Caitlin Ahern, M.D.Caitlin_Ahern

Dr. Caitlin Ahern received her Medical degree in 1993 from the University of Utah, School of Medicine.  She completed her residency at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  Dr. Ahern started working for the Yuma District hospital in December 1995 as a weekend locum, covering the Emergency Room on occasional weekends through July 1996.  She began working as a family practitioner at YDH in September 1996.  Dr. Ahern’s expertise in medicine, coupled with sincerity and compassion for her patients helped her to successfully build a loyal and trusting cliental. 

In July 2002, Dr. Ahern decided to leave the Yuma District Hospital to start her own practice in Ft. Collins.  After a time, she found that running a business took too much time away from her love of medicine; she currently works at Poudre Valley Hospital Harmony Urgent Care in Ft. Collins.  Dr. Ahern rejoined the YDH medical staff in November 2006, practicing family medicine at the Akron Clinic.  She is available to see patients on Monday afternoons, Tuesdays, and Wednesday mornings.

Caitlin Ahern currently resides in Ft. Collins with her husband Bob, and their two children, Lily and Jake.  Dr. Ahern enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading a good mystery novel, and using her gourmet cooking skills to prepare and share meals with her family and friends.


Crystal Askew, M.D. Crystal_Askew

Crystal Askew received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico in 1995.  She participated in a primary care curriculum specifically designed to help medical students prepare for family medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics.  She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins in 1998. 

She began private practice in August, 1998 and continued working in Fort Collins until February,2014 when she closed her practice in order to pursue more balance between her work and home life. She joined the Akron Clinic in 2014.


Tiffany L. Deering PA-CTiffany_Deering

Tiffany graduated from the Physical Assistant program at University of Colorado Health and Sciences, the Rural Medicine Track. Her area of specialty is Pediatrics.  She enjoys doing clinical procedures. Tiffany joined the Akron Clinic in 2008.

Tiffany’s passion to help people and her understanding of rural life makes her a compassionate addition to the Akron clinic and Yuma District Hospital.  When you have a challenge and the response is equal to the challenge that is success.  She has proven herself to be a hard worker and an integral part of a complementary team sharing responsibility, vision, and values to enhance proactive health care in northeastern Colorado.  Tiffany is a trustworthy part of your healthcare team.


John Wolz, M.D.

Dr. John F. Wolz is a native of Chicago and still has a soft spot for “Da Bears.”  After undergraduate studies at Harvard University and Medical School at Northwestern University, he came to Colorado in 1975 for his residency.  He has been serving Northeast Colorado since 1981 and has had a regular clinic in Yuma since 1985.  He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both Surgery and Critical Care. 

Dr. Wolz has a passion for bringing the skills and technology available in major medical centers to the citizens of Northeast Colorado.  Dr. Wolz specializes in laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures.  He brought portable endoscopy equipment to Yuma in the 1980s before the hospital acquired its first system, building the program to the present level that serves more than 350 patients per year.  He has introduced laparoscopic surgical technology that brings quality care to Yuma residents without the need to leave the community.  He also practices on the Level 1 Trauma Service at Swedish Medical Center, which offers an opportunity to identify new medical innovations to bring to Yuma.

Dr. Wolz can perform many of your general surgical needs, including, but not limited to, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, carpel tunnel, vasectomies, tubal ligations, mastectomies, and breast biopsies. Dr. Wolz has served 10 years as a Director of the COPIC Insurance Company, fulfilling the professional insurance needs of Colorado physicians.  This has provided him a role in the evolving patient safety movement, and also led to a volunteer position with 9 Health Fair on their Medical Advisory Board. 

Dr. John Wolz and his wife, Cynthia, have three children.  Joe is serving in the Navy, Claire has recently graduated from CSU and is looking for the “perfect job,” and Michael is in the 5th grade.  In his spare time Dr. Wolz enjoys cycling, skiing, and swimming.