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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...

Bringing Doctors to Rural Colorado

Colorado Public Radio examines how Coloradans living in rural towns are facing a serious shortage of doctors and while proposed legislation aims to reverse the trend, smaller communities continue to struggle to recruit and retain medical professionals. The picture is bleak in many...

New Survey Highlights Health Care Access In Colorado

How many Coloradans are going without health insurance? How many have trouble getting an appointment to see a doctor, even with insurance? Where to Coloradans get their health care? How do they use that care? The important questions are answered and explained in the latest report from...