Do we accept new patients?
Do we see children?
YES, and our providers have at least a few kids of their own. Our family medicine covers all ages.
What is holistic health?
Holistic health is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, not just physical symptoms, emphasizing the importance of all aspects of a person’s life in evaluating and managing a person’s health and wellness: physical, mental, emotional and environmental.
The new healthcare law requires insurance companies to pay for an annual preventive examination or wellness exam. Do we provide these?
YES, an annual preventive examination, also known as a complete physical or an annual wellness exam, involves a detailed medical history and a review of pertinent risk factors. It includes a full physical examination in the office and often the ordering and evaluation of laboratory tests. This helps to prevent the development of health issues and assesses for early health problems before they progress.
What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?
A Physician Assistant, or known as a PA, is a licensed and highly skilled healthcare professional trained to provide patient evaluation and healthcare services including prescribing medication and ordering and evaluating diagnostic tests. PAs are trained to work with a physician to provide medical care and guidance needed by a patient, has a physician as a supervisor and may evaluate and manage patients with some autonomy. In our practice, our Physician Assistant is highly experienced in family medicine and has experience in emergency medicine as well. This allows him to see patients on his own, referring to a supervising physician as needed for more complicated cases. Similar to our physician’s philosophies, he also works closely with patients on creating healthy habits to prevent illness.
Do we provide women’s health services?
YES, we offer comprehensive evaluations (pap smears and breast exams) and treatment of female health issues such as menopause and bio-identical hormones. We also offer contraceptive counseling and care including placements of IUDs.
Do we provide prenatal and pregnancy care?
NO, we refer our pregnant patients to one of the great delivering providers in Durango, however, we do take care of newborn babies once they are discharged from the hospital.
Do we accept Medicare?
We ONLY accept one Medicare health insurance plan, Rocky Mountain Health Plan’s Medicare Cost Program. Unfortunately, we do not accept other forms of Medicare or secondary insurance from other companies for Medicare-aged patients.