Doctors Care Blog

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A Place to Call Home

Thursday, July 17, 2014
During my third year of medical school, I found myself walking through the doors of the Doctors Care clinic for my pediatric clerkship. I knew very little about Doctors Care except that my clinical coordinator sent me there to train because he said it was a good fit for me. I figured that with a slogan like accessible care for the underserved, he was probably right. I noticed a picture in the hallway during my orientation tour and exclaimed, “Oh look, Dr. VanderArk!” I knew 
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Culture of Coverage

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
How do we build a culture of coverage and at the same time redefine our identity as an organization? It is only in recent years that we have placed expectations on all patients to pursue insurance options, including applications to Medicaid, because earlier options didn’t exist. We are taking the questions that are being asked of us seriously. Will everyone have coverage? Will we need a safety net like Doctors Care? Will there be enough care to go around? Though many of th 
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Adopt an Exam Room

Friday, May 10, 2013
In a departure from our usual blog postings, we want to share a press release about an event that recently occurred at Doctors Care that demonstrates an outstanding act of volunteerism from one of our partners. Thank you COPIC and your Community Action Team (CATeam)! Press Release May 2, 2013 Doctors Care Partners with COPIC on “Adopt an Exam Room” Volunteer Project Denver, CO – Doctors Care—a nonprofit organization that helps 
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Data About New Patients

Friday, April 26, 2013
Doctors Care is a part of our community and our staff love being integrated health caregivers and a family medical home to our neighbors. Since our clinic now has Electronic Health Records, we have a wealth of data for statistical analysis which allows us to discover trends about our patients. The most important piece of data to me, as the Director of Practice Management, is how new patients find us and where we could enhance our outreach efforts in the community. For instance, our c 
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A Wonderful Learning Experience

Friday, April 05, 2013
I am currently in my last semester at Regis University pursuing my Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner and have been granted the exceptional opportunity to spend the last two months at the Doctors Care Clinic. My time at Doctors Care has been the best clinical learning experience I have had during my academic career. Doctors Care’s goals and mission allow for optimal learning as I have been exposed to a such diverse patient population. Exposure to such a rich and v 
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Cavity Free at Three

Friday, March 15, 2013
Who wants to go to the dentist? No one. That’s who. It’s because often times, seeing the dentist involves pain. However, we can intervene in our patients’ lives by educating families on the importance of routine dental maintenance before any dental work is required. By encouraging simple lifestyle changes, we can enhance the relationships between patients and their dental providers, thus improving their overall health. We’re in a unique position to capture the attenti 
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eClinicalWorks Patient Portal

Friday, February 08, 2013
The eClinicalWorks Patient Portal lets patients communicate with their doctor and other providers, and access important information over the Internet. Soon Doctors Care will begin sending patients reminders, education materials, and lab results electronically. Since communication is a key to preventative medicine, the Patient Portal is a valuable aspect of care for our patients. Patients will be able to: • Enter medical history online • Send messages to their providers or the 
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Life Lessons

Friday, January 18, 2013
When I got the email from Michelle saying that my blog was due, my response was, “What blog?...I don’t write blogs…I haven’t written anything since college! That’s two lifetimes ago!” The topic she gave me was, “What have I learned about Doctors Care while Christina was gone.” Well, it’s not so much what I learned about Doctors Care as what I learned about myself. I started volunteering at Doctors Care 10 months ago after a four year recover 
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PA Student Thank-You

Monday, December 31, 2012
I recently received this letter from a former PA student and wanted to share with all of you: Dear Bebe, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for my time as a student at Doctors Care. When I took a tour last year I thought to myself that this would be a phenomenal site to rotate at as a student. I was right! There are just so many great things about Doctors Care that made it a valuable experience for me. In my one month here, I got to know some very amazing peopl 
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Colorado Gives Day

Friday, December 28, 2012
As many of you generous Coloradans may know, Colorado Gives Day raised a record amount of support for local non-profits this year - a staggering $15 million dollars! Doctors Care had the great fortune of benefiting from such an engaging community, because in 2012, our donations through Colorado Gives Day rose by 30%. Doctors Care received a total of $11,083 in one day from the incredible Colorado community! We have made a distinct effort to engage with you on a more social level this y 
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