Our Doctor

Dr. Candace Cooley was born and raised in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. As the youngest of 6 children, the importance of family values was learned at a very young age. Her father was a busy ob/gyn physician that had a home based practice. Dr. Cooley had the valued experience of attending numerous house calls. Among these exciting visits, there was the occasional pregnant patient who was preparing to deliver their baby at home. The special relationships that developed between her father and his patients cultivated Dr. Cooley’s desire to pursue a lifelong commitment in caring for women.

Dr. Cooley obtained her Bachelorette of Science at the University of Binghamton, New York. When she completed this four year program, she immediately pursued her desire to become a physician. Her application was accepted at Albany Medical College, following the footsteps of her entire family. Upon completion of her medical school training, Dr. Cooley was invited to continue her studies at Albany Medical Center and join the OB/GYN residency program. She was exposed to and trained to perform the most technically difficult female surgeries; this included both minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to complete pelvic reconstruction. Once internship was completed, she was accepted to continue her training in the Mecca of high risk obstetrics. She completed these last 2 years at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida.

When Dr. Cooley completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she was in search of a small town similar to her childhood experience. In 1999, she began her own private practice in a small beach town in the Panhandle of Florida, Fort Walton Beach/Destin. During her 12 years of busy practice in Florida, Dr. Cooley was also blessed with three amazing, healthy children. The small beach town of Destin had grown into a metropolis with large buildings and only obstructed views of the beach. The desire to raise her children in a small town, lead her to the beautiful town of Breckenridge, Colorado. With her extensive experience in women’s healthcare and desire to continue to have meaningful relations with patients, Dr. Cooley is dedicated to meeting all of your female medical needs.