Dr. John Torres is the Medical Director and owner of Premier Urgent Care in Colorado Springs. “Dr. John” is also known for being the medical expert for KRDO (Southern Colorado), KUSA TV (Denver) and KOSI radio (Denver). As a board certified emergency medicine physician, he shares with viewers his expertise to help them better understand what new health stories really mean and answer viewer questions. When it comes to helping you stay healthy, you'll constantly hear him saying his favorite phrase “everything in moderation.”
Dr. John didn't start off in television. Having been raised an Air Force "brat", he joined the Air Force himself by entering the US Air Force Academy for college. A proud 1982 graduate, he then went on to a career as an Air Force Pilot. During this time flying around the world he realized his true dream was to become a doctor. With his family, Dr. John returned to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. After finishing medical school and an Emergency Medicine residency, the Torres family moved to Colorado.
It was after moving to Colorado that Dr. John began his television career, providing medical expertise to health stories across the state. This now includes regular spots on radio throughout the state as well.
As a family business, Premier Urgent Care allows Dr. John and his medical team the opportunity to provide the very best in urgent care medicine to the northern Colorado Springs and Tri-Lakes area. In the words of Dr. John: “We hope you don't get sick or hurt, but if you do we're here for you!”
Dr. John regularly posts health stories on Dr. John's Health Minute Blog.