Elk Regional Welcomes Award-Winning Family Practitioner

Elk Regional Health System officials have announced that Gregory S. Little, M.D., has joined the staff at Elk Regional Health Center.

Dr. Little will begin seeing patients on Monday, September 3 in the office formerly occupied by Christopher Colosimo, M.D. at Elk Regional’s Ridgway campus. Dr. Colosimo has joined Elk Regional’s Hospitalist program and is no longer seeing patients on an outpatient basis.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Little to the region,” said Gregory P. Bauer, the President and CEO of Elk Regional Health System. “It is our highest priority to remain proactive and ensure that our patients have close-to-home access to the healthcare services they need. While we will miss having Dr. Colosimo in the office setting, I feel confident that Dr. Little will be a good fit for the practice and its patients.”

“I am excited to begin practicing in Ridgway,” Dr. Little said. “I look forward to getting to know the many patients served by this office.”

Dr. Little specializes in preventive medicine and focuses on the aggressive treatment of diabetes, high blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and heart disease. He also works with patients who would like to stop smoking.

He earned his medical degree from the Michigan State College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Mich. He conducted an internship at the Saginaw Area Hospital in Saginaw, Mich. and performed a residency at Latrobe Area Hospital in Latrobe, Pa.

For the last eight years, Dr. Little has been in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pa. He has previously worked as a hospitalist at UPMC Braddock Hospital and Forbes Regional Hospital. He has also served as the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Unit in the Progressive Care Center at UPMC Braddock Hospital in Pittsburgh and as an urgent care physician at Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa.

Dr. Little is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Program.

In 1996, Dr. Little was presented with a Community Leadership Award. In 2010, he was named one of America’s Top Family Physicians. In 2012, he was named one of America’s Top Doctors in Family Practice for Western Pennsylvania. He has also been recognized by the NCQA diabetes physician recognition program. 

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