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Medical Students Get Training in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs — Born in an old brick hospital looking out on downtown Colorado Springs, Cody Brevik has always considered this city home. Now, he wants to be the one who wears a white coat and cares for the Pikes Peak region’s next generation of natives and newcomers....

Clinic Founder On Colorado Community-based Health Care

Jim García founded Clinica Tepeyac 23 years ago. As a community-based health care center, it provides primary and behavioral health care, and health education to Metro Denver’s medically underserved, predominantly Latino population. Many patients are undocumented. The clinic’s...

Report: Filling the Dental Gap in Rural Colorado

Colorado reached a historic milestone in 2014 when it began offering dental insurance to each of the state’s 1.1 million Medicaid clients. This decision places Colorado among the nation’s leaders when it comes to oral health coverage for those with the lowest incomes. This...

Rural Colorado: Some Facts About Health Disparities

Colorado faces many obstacles to health in the vast rural parts of the state. The Colorado Rural Health Center manages the iCARE program (Improving Communication and Readmission), designed to build off of the success of Colorado’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) by aiding in...

First Hand: Colorado Rural Health Care Challenges

Shantel Tubbs, clinical manager at Pediatric Associates in Montrose, discusses health care access challenges in her community. The clinic serves most of the mountain communities in the area. She knows first-hand how hard it is to get quality care in rural, mountain communities....

Telemedicine in Colorado: Offering Better Access to Health Care

We’ve all seen the sci-fi episodes or tech company commercials: the ones where a child is sick and the doctor beams into the kid’s bedroom and talks to him, then runs some sort of laser across his tummy to diagnose his illness. Telemedicine is the use of technology to engage...

Physician Departure Widens Buena Vista Health Care Gap

The outlook for primary medical care in Buena Vista is changing once again, reports the Mountain Mail. The recent departure of Dr. Dana Greene from the Buena Vista Health Center left the clinic without a single family practice doctor on staff, and it could be months before a new...

Practicing Medicine in Rural Colorado: A Pediatrician’s View

There is a shortage of physicians serving #rural #Colorado . Meet Dr. Greg Suchon, a pediatrician on the Western Slope who’s helping fill that gap for children in Montrose, Colorado. While it’s not an easy job, Dr. Suchon says he wouldn’t trade his experiences for...

Urbanite Learns Firsthand About Rural Health Care Challenges

There’s a certain cry that every parent knows isn’t normal. It’s the “I’m-not-kidding-I’m-really-hurt-this-time,” shriek instantly recognizable by most any parent. It was that particular scream that rang out over 4th of July as our family vacationed in Crested Butte....

2014 Colorado State Legislature
Health Care Summary

Here is a good roundup of the health care issues that came up during this year’s legislative session, courtesy of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved. Some of the bills include improving access to health coverage and health care services, strengthening and...