Corey Lyon, DO
Associate Professor, Family Medicine

Medical School:
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (1996)
  • Naval Hospital (Jacksonville) Program (2001)
  • Naval Hospital (Jacksonville) Program, Family Medicine (2004)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program, Faculty Development (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Mentor of the Year, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine (2022)
  • University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency’s Faculty Mentor of the Year, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (2021)
  • University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine (2021)
  • University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency’s Faculty Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (2019)
  • Special Recognition of Leadership, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado (2015)
  • Family Medicine Teacher of the Year, Colorado Academy of Family Physician (2014)
  • Faculty of the Year, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (2012)
  • Clinician of the Year, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado (2012)
  • Faculty of the Year, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (2011)
  • John McGuire Resident Advocate Award, Research Family Medicine Residency Program (2008)
    Awarded to a Family Medicine faculty physician by the residents of the Research Famiy Medicine Residency to the faculty member who they feel displayed the most commitment, advocacy and support to the residents during the academic year.


  • Associate Professor (2011)
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine


  • Radi R, Huang H, Rivera J, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Is low-dose naltrexone effective in chronic pain management?. J Fam Pract. 2023 Sep;72(7):320-321. PubMed PMID: 37729143
  • Holligan D, Radi R, Lyon C. Should you treat prediabetes? It's complicated. J Fam Pract. 2023 Sep;72(7):E23-E25. PubMed PMID: 37729142
  • Lehn C, Chipman C, Augustine S, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Trigger Point Injection for Low Back Pain. Am Fam Physician. 2023 Jul;108(1):85-86. PubMed PMID: 37440745
  • Gates M, Beagle M, Bull L, Radi R, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Does hormone replacement therapy prevent cognitive decline in postmenopausal women?. J Fam Pract. 2023 May;72(4):E10-E11. PubMed PMID: 37224546
  • Radi R, Ng W, Simcoe R, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Dry Needling for Low Back Pain. Am Fam Physician. 2023 Mar;107(3):299-300. PubMed PMID: 36920827
  • Rabaza C, Piggott C, Lyon C. Put down the electronics after a concussion?. J Fam Pract. 2023 Jan;72(1):E10-E12. PubMed PMID: 36749976
  • Lyon C, Vosooney A, Bird MD. Should Routine Screening for Colorectal Cancer Start at 45 Years of Age? Insufficient Evidence to Support Lowering the Starting Age. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Feb 1;105(2):118-119. PubMed PMID: 35166492
  • Llewellyn S, Neuman M, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Patient Education Interventions Improve A1C Values. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Apr 1;105(4):428-429. PubMed PMID: 35426637
  • Lyon C, Vosooney A, Bird MD. AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendation Development Process Explained. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Apr 1;105(4):343. PubMed PMID: 35426649
  • Lyon C, English AF, Cebuhar K, Emerick J. Don't Leave Me! Strategies for Medical Staff Retention. Fam Pract Manag. 2022 May-Jun;29(3):5-9. PubMed PMID: 35536301
  • Hungenberg M, Houss B, Narayan M, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Do behavioral interventions improve nighttime sleep in children < 1 year old?. J Fam Pract. 2022 Jul;71(6):E16-E17. PubMed PMID: 35994761
  • Shmerling A, Hoss M, Malam N, Staton EW, Lyon C. Prenatal Care via Telehealth. Prim Care. 2022 Dec;49(4):609-619. PubMed PMID: 36357065
  • Coles S, Fisher L, Lin KW, Lyon C, Vosooney AA, Bird MD. Blood Pressure Targets in Adults With Hypertension: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the AAFP. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Dec;106(6):Online. PubMed PMID: 36521481
  • Hungenberg M, Burke S, Hansen-Guzman A, Thompson S, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Am Fam Physician. 2021 Dec 1;104(6):638-640. PubMed PMID: 34913642
  • Marshall RC, Tiglao SM, Thiel D, Lyon C. Updated USPSTF screening guidelines may reduce lung cancer deaths. J Fam Pract. 2021 Sep;70(7):347-349. PubMed PMID: 34818167
  • Piggott C, Lyon C, Hale K. Antibiotics and COPD: Time to order a C-reactive protein test?. J Fam Pract. 2021 Jun;70(5):244-246. PubMed PMID: 34410915
  • Lyon C, Iruku S, Hoss M, DeSanto K, Guthmann R. Is NPH associated with fewer adverse events than analog basal insulin for adults with T2D?. J Fam Pract. 2021 May;70(4):E5-E6. PubMed PMID: 34339367
  • Tiglao SM, Meisenheimer ES, Marshall RC, Lyon C. Automated office BP measurement: The new standard in HTN screening. J Fam Pract. 2021 May;70(4):194-196. PubMed PMID: 34339363
  • Lyon C, Wong A, DeSanto K. Testosterone replacement and improved memory. Can Fam Physician. 2021 Jan;67(1):e9. PubMed PMID: 33483406
  • Gilens J, Hoss M, Lyon, C. Does Light Therapy Decrease Depression in Older Adults? Am Fam Physician. 2021 Oct:104(4); 417-418
  • Davis S, Piggott C, Lyon C, DeSanto K. Effectiveness of dermoscopy in skin cancer diagnosis. Can Fam Physician. 2020 Oct;66(10):739-740. PubMed PMID: 33077451
  • Hoss M, Lyon C. PURL: Do-it-yourself cervical cancer screening?. J Fam Pract. 2020 Jul Aug;69(6):306-308. PubMed PMID: 32724910
  • Devitt J, Lyon C. PURL: Immediate or delayed pushing in the second stage of labor?. J Fam Pract. 2020 May;69(4):207-208. PubMed PMID: 32437485
  • Piggott C, Lyon C. PURL: Aspirin, Yes, for at-risk elderly-but what about the healthy elderly?. J Fam Pract. 2020 Apr;69(3):E16-E18. PubMed PMID: 32289133
  • Lyon C, Eldred SV, Desanto K. What is the best treatment for wrist ganglion cysts?. J Fam Pract. 2020 Jan Feb;69(1):E23-E24. PubMed PMID: 32017840
  • Lyon C, Holmstrom H, McDaniel M, Serlin D. What Can a Scribe Do for You?. Fam Pract Manag. 2020 Nov Dec;27(6):17-22. PubMed PMID: 33169957
  • Spencer E, Lyon C. FIT leads to more colorectal screening. Evidence-Based Practice. March 2020; 23(3):1-2
  • Niblock, F. Lyon C. Are triptans effective for acute cluster headaches? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020 Aug; 23(8):1
  • Schiller M, Lyon C. Are repeated doses of steroids more effective than a single dose for patients still at risk of preterm labor after 7 days? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020 June. 23(6):16-17.
  • Utter J, Piggott C, Lyon C. EBM on the Wards; Does Caloric restrictions decrease refeeding syndrome and mortality in critically ill hospitalized patients? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020 May. 23(5):10-11.
  • Spadafore S, Lyon C. Are intra-articular steroids as effective as oral steroids for treating gout attacks? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020 Sept. 23(9):37-38.
  • Ghanim D, Lyon C. What common medical conditions beside DVT/PE elevate D-dimer levels? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020 Nov. 23(11):14-15.
  • Lyon C, Utter B, DeSanto K. How effective is spironolactone for treating resistant hypertension?. J Fam Pract. 2019 Jun;68(5):E11-E13. PubMed PMID: 31287449
  • Devitt J, Lyon C, Swanson SB, DeSanto K. What are the risks of long-term PPI use for GERD symptoms in patients &gt; 65 years?. J Fam Pract. 2019 Apr;68(3):E18-E19. PubMed PMID: 31039222
  • Ashby D, Lyon C. PURL: Should you switch the DAPT agent one month after ACS?. J Fam Pract. 2019 Apr;68(3):162;164. PubMed PMID: 31039217
  • Lyon C, Zha J, Devitt J, DeSanto K. Bridging Warfarin Before Colonoscopy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Am Fam Physician. 2019 Apr 15;99(8):519-524. PubMed PMID: 30990290
  • Hopley C, Andrews E, Klem P, Jonjak M, Grothe A, Ten Eyck P, You Z, Billups SJ, Lyon C, Kennelty K, Dixon B, Jalal D. Evaluating the feasibility of a pharmacist-guided patient-driven intervention to improve blood pressure control in patients with CKD. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019;5:23. PubMed PMID: 30805198
  • Lyon C, Claus LW. Less is more when it comes to ketorolac for pain. J Fam Pract. 2019 Jan Feb;68(1):41-42. PubMed PMID: 30724903
  • Waugh M, Calderone J, Brown Levey S, Lyon C, Thomas M, DeGruy F, Shore JH. Using Telepsychiatry to Enrich Existing Integrated Primary Care. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Aug;25(8):762-768. PubMed PMID: 30394851
  • Waugh M, Calderone J, Brown Levey S, Lyon C, Thomas M, DeGruy F, Shore JH. Using Telepsychiatry to Enrich Existing Integrated Primary Care. Telemed J E Health. 2018 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30394851
  • Lyon C, Mullen R, Ashby D. PURL: Time to stop glucosamine and chondroitin for knee OA?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Sep;67(9):566-568. PubMed PMID: 30216397
  • Lyon C, Kolar L, DeSanto K. Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain. Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jul 15;98(2):115-116. PubMed PMID: 30215992
  • Dalton AF, Lyon C, Parnes B, Fernald D, Lewis CL. Developing a Quality Measurement Strategy in an Academic Primary Care Setting: An Environmental Scan. J Healthc Qual. 2018 Nov Dec;40(6):e90-e100. PubMed PMID: 30113366
  • Crotty BH, Anselmo M, Clarke D, Elmore JG, Famiglio LM, Fossa A, Flier L, Green J, Klein JW, Leveille S, Lin CT, Lyon C, Mejilla R, Moles M, Stametz RA, Thompson M, Walker J, Bell SK. Open Notes in Teaching Clinics: A Multisite Survey of Residents to Identify Anticipated Attitudes and Guidance for Programs. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Jun;10(3):292-300. PubMed PMID: 29946386
  • Lyon C, Radi R, Staff T, Nashelsky J. Clinical Inquiries: Does prophylactic azithromycin reduce the number of COPD exacerbations or hospitalizations?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Jun;67(6):384-385. PubMed PMID: 29879240
  • Tate CE, Matlock DD, Dalton AF, Schilling LM, Marcus A, Schommer T, Lyon C, Lewis CL. Implementation and Evaluation of a Novel Colorectal Cancer Decision Aid Using a Centralized Delivery Strategy. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Jun;44(6):353-360. PubMed PMID: 29793886
  • Lyon C, English A. PURL: A new protocol for RhD-negative pregnant women?. J Fam Pract. 2018 May;67(5):306;308;319. PubMed PMID: 29726855
  • Lyon C, Fields H, Langner S, DeSanto K. Diabetes Education and Glycemic Control. Am Fam Physician. 2018 Feb 15;97(4):269-270. PubMed PMID: 29671523
  • Lyon C, Colangelo H, DeSanto K. Antibiotic Prophylaxis for COPD Exacerbations. Am Fam Physician. 2018 Apr 15;97(8):527-528. PubMed PMID: 29671491
  • Lyon C, English AF, Chabot Smith P. A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction. Fam Pract Manag. 2018 Mar Apr;25(2):6-11. PubMed PMID: 29537246
  • Lyon C, Mullen R, Deffenbacher B, Reed A, Nashelsky J. Clinical Inquiries: Does exercise relieve vasomotor menopausal symptoms?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Mar;67(3):175-176. PubMed PMID: 29509823
  • Lyon C, Piggott S, Langner S, DeSanto K. Clinical Inquiry: How do oral NSAIDs compare to other oral analgesics right after an acute musculoskeletal injury?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Feb;67(2):110-111. PubMed PMID: 29400903
  • Lyon C, Spencer E, Spittler J, Desanto K. Clinical Inquiries: How do hyaluronic acid and corticosteroid injections compare for knee OA relief?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Jan;67(1):E13-E14. PubMed PMID: 29309475
  • Hughes P, Lyon C. PURLs: Tamsulosin for patients with ureteral stones?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Jan;67(1):37-38. PubMed PMID: 29309472
  • Lyon C, Mathern S, Devitt J, DeSanto K. Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin for Treatment of DVT and PE. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Oct 15;96(8):532-533. PubMed PMID: 29094900
  • Lyon C, Reed A, Prasad S. PURLs: Direct oral anticoagulants or warfarin for A fib?. J Fam Pract. 2017 Aug;66(8):518-519. PubMed PMID: 28783771
  • Smith PC, Brown Levey SM, Lyon C. Evaluating transformation with available resources: The influence of APEX on depression screening. Fam Syst Health. 2017 Jun;35(2):238-247. PubMed PMID: 28617024
  • Lyon C, Langner S. PURLs: Consider melatonin for migraine prevention. J Fam Pract. 2017 May;66(5):320-322. PubMed PMID: 28459893
  • Lyon C, Asamoto L, Langner S, DeSanto K. Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Apr 15;95(8):514-516. PubMed PMID: 28409612
  • Lyon C, Bello JK. PURLs: Steroids during late preterm labor: Better later than never. J Fam Pract. 2017 Feb;66(2):104-106. PubMed PMID: 28222458
  • Wyncott D, Lyon C, Mounsey A. PURLs: Need an add-on to metformin? Consider this. J Fam Pract. 2017 Jan;66(1):42-44. PubMed PMID: 28188318
  • Lyon C, Syfert J, Nashelsky J. Clinical Inquiry: Do corticosteroid injections improve carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms?. J Fam Pract. 2016 Feb;65(2):125-8. PubMed PMID: 26977464
  • Jarrett JB, Hogan L, Lyon C, Rowland K. PURLs: Monitoring home BP readings just got easier. J Fam Pract. 2016 Oct;65(10):719-722. PubMed PMID: 27846332
  • Miller L, Spittler J, Khodaee M, Bravman JT, Lyon C, Hoffecker L. Management of acute achilles tendon rupture. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jun 1;91(11):794-800. PubMed PMID: 26034858
  • Khodaee M, Lombardo D, Montgomery LC, Lyon C, Montoya C. Clinical Inquiry: What's the best test for underlying osteomyelitis in patients with diabetic foot ulcers?. J Fam Pract. 2015 May;64(5):309-10, 321. PubMed PMID: 26009740
  • Insel K, Lyon C. Clinical inquiry: Are inhaled steroids effective for a postviral cough?. J Fam Pract. 2015 Mar;64(3):189. PubMed PMID: 25789351
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Professional Memberships

  • AAFP, Member
  • STFM, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth A.F. Williams Family Medicine Clinic - Central Park
3055 Roslyn Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80238

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Family Medicine, Board Certification (2004, 2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
I practice full scope family medicine. I enjoy women's health, pediatrics, OB and newborn care. I also have an interest in preventative care.

Care Philosophy
I believe the body will always tend toward health, it is our job to help patients move in that direction. We can achieve this by treating the whole person, focus on preventative care and support the patient to help them achieve their healthiest potential.

Personal Interests
I enjoy teaching family medicine residents to become successful, caring full scope family physicians. When I am not working with residents or taking care of my own patients, I enjoy golfing with my dad and spending time with my wife and three beautiful daughters and rooting for all things Colorado State University as a proud alum.

Public Speaking
I have provided presentations on clinic practice transformation, family medicine residency education, and scholarship in medicine.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (1996)
  • Naval Hospital (Jacksonville) Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • Naval Hospital (Jacksonville) Program, Family Medicine (2004)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program, Faculty Development (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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