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 insurance?
We accept most insurances from Colorado, most Anthem/Blue Cross policies and several others, but may not be in network with all the insurance products out there.
Do We see Patients aged 65 and Older?
YES, we do offer Comprehensive Primary Care services to patients age 65 and older through DIRECT PAY MEDICAL CARE. We DO NOT accept Medicare as payment for services, but ask that patients pay us directly for medical services we provide if they re age 65 or older.
What is Direct Pay Medical Care?
Direct Pay Medical Care is just like it sounds. When you come to see us and we provide a medical service, we request that you pay us directly for those services, based on a simple, fair and affordable fee schedule. Paying us directly allows us to offer a 20% discount on our already affordable charges. Any testing, referrals, or medications which we order can still be covered by Medicare. Only the office visit can not be paid for with Medicare.
Are there any extra fees or charges for Direct Pay Medical Care? Is this a type of “Concierge “medicine?
NO and NO. There will be No Monthly Fees,Co-Pays or Deductibles for our Patients who choose Direct Pay. It is NOT Concierge medicine. It is old-fashioned pay as you go medicine.
Who Can Access Direct Pay Medical Care?
Anyone who chooses, even if you are not over age 64. If you have a High Deductible Insurance plan, or an HSA, or a Share Care/HealthSaring/Christian MediShare policy, you can also pay us directly at the discounted rate.
What are typical charges for a Direct Pay Medical Visit?
Most medical visits are $70 to $160 depending on the complexity of the visit, with most being about $120. We do not add on facility fees or other hidden charges. Annual Preventive check ups are $200 with same day payment. Additional office testing such as an EKG or an immunization will have separate charges.