COVID19 & The Care Group
We are here for you during this trying time
To our patients -

We wish everyone well during these difficult times. Our focus is ensuring our patients have access to healthcare while also doing our part to flatten the curve of COVID19 transmission.

To adjust with this new challenge, we are moving patients to Telehealth.

What is Telehealth?
Telehealth/Telemedicine is an audio/video virtual appointment. In the past, insurance did not cover Telehealth. In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Medicare and most commercial insurance carriers are covering it for now.

After extensive research and at the suggestion of our EMR vendor, CareTracker, we selected the application DrFirst. We have been using DrFirst for a few days and it is working well. We would appreciate any feedback you might have about this experience.

How do I Use DrFirst?
When you schedule an appointment with our front desk, we will send you a text message to your phone with a link. Around the time of your appointment and when you receive the text, click the link and you will be connected to your provider by video.

Telehealth - The New Normal
In an attempt to decrease foot traffic in the office, we are trying to convert all of our existing appointments to a Telehealth visit. Our office will be contacting you to see if this change is possible for your upcoming appointment.

If you need to schedule an appointment, contact the office and we can set up your Telehealth appointment. For those of you who have a medical problem that requires a face-to-face visit, we will still be seeing a handful of patients in the office. We ask that you wash your hands when you come in and practice the current social distancing guidelines while in the waiting room. If you have any questions, please contact our office and we will discuss the different options for getting you taken care of - which is our number one priority.

For Medicare patients who need an Annual Wellness Visit (see below), we are trying to get most of these done within the next few weeks. Medicare strongly encourages all Medicare eligible patients to have this done annually. They would like for us to have these done in the first part of the year. This is timely because we currently have more empty slots in the schedule which can be filled with these appointments.

Schedule an appointment by calling 303.343.3121
Annual Wellness Visit
Annual Wellness Visits are a key part of your preventive health that is covered through Medicare. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Medicare is allowing these appointments to be conducted via phone/video consultation until April 30 th .
Nutrition Consultations

A lot of our patients have questions regarding immune system support to help ward off infections. In addition to the 30 and 60 minute appointments previously offered, we are also offering 15 minute appointments with one of our nutritionists to offer advice regarding a personalized plan for you.

Our concern during these difficult times is that your health may suffer as a result of increased stress, disordered sleep, less healthy diets, and decreased exercise.

This might be a good time to schedule a full nutrition consult and get some tips on how to prepare healthy, simple meals at home. This could be a great time for families to get together in the kitchen.

Click here to schedule an appointment with one of our nutritionists. (Please note, these visits are not covered by insurance.)
More information and future updates ...

What if I am exhibiting symptoms of COVID19?
Call our office to schedule a Telehealth appointment.

Where can I get the most updated information about COVID19?
The state launched a website dedicated to COVID19 - visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/ .

We will also send updates to this email regarding preventative tips for staying healthy through this crisis.

In health,

Dr. G and The Care Group team

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