Denver Family Care

Welcome to AFC Denver Family Care, where we value your health!

Because we understand how important maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is to you, we made it our goal to provide you with the wide personalized care you deserved. We are dedicated to providing our patients the most advanced and comprehensive medical care available. We believe the combination of highly experienced staff, state-of-the-art equipment/technology and time-proven treatment methods will give you the confidence that you are receiving the highest standard of care.  At AFC Family Care, our providers have extensive training and continuously strive to stay on the cutting-edge of the latest advancements in Family and Internal Medicine. We are committed to helping our patients develop the skills and healthy behaviors to achieve a lifetime of better health. Our physicians and staff provide effective treatment options, counseling and support to ensure that you and your family make the right choices toward a happy, healthy lifestyle.

 

Quality Family Care

Whether you need a new doctor because you’ve moved to the Denver community, your primary care physician has retired, or you’re unhappy with the care your current primary care physician is providing, there are a number of factors to consider when you’re looking for a primary care physician.

Primary care, or Family Care as many call it, is an essential element for healthy living. Every patient should have a primary care provider who helps them stay healthy, manage any chronic medical conditions, and assist with diagnosis and treatment of minor medical problems. The primary care provider and the clinic team will provide you and your family with information to help you stay healthy, and with vital preventive treatments such as well adult and child care, reproductive care, vaccines, and cancer screening. These providers can also refer you to specialists when needed.

A primary care physician practitioner is qualified to care for the entire family. Our primary care physicians are board-certified and are trained Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine.  We treat medical concerns as they arise and also guide you to prevent and manage illness and disease. Developing a relationship with your Primary Care Physician can help prevent illnesses or keep them under control.

Our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine groups strive to provide comprehensive medical care while treating every patient with dignity and respect. We sit down and talk with our patients and provide each one with ample opportunity to discuss their medical concerns.  We see patients for many types of medical concerns and treat a wide spectrum of both acute illnesses and chronic conditions.

 

Same Day Appointments

Acute illness and injuries happen.  We make every effort to get our patients an appointment on the day they want to be seen. If you request a same-day appointment for yourself or your family, we will do our best to get you in on the day you need care.  Our practice is unique in that we have the ability to see you through scheduled same day appointments, and if none is available, to see you through our urgent care center. We will always be here to take care of you, when you need us to be.

If you are seen at an emergency room for a non-life-threatening problem without having obtained a referral from your PCP in advance, your insurance plan may not pay for the visit. Most insurance plans do not allow retroactive referrals. Your insurance plan determines what it will reimburse.

Preventative Medicine

Preventive care is critical for ensuring your health and we take that very seriously.  We perform routine physicals, well men and woman care, well child care and sports physicals.  During these types of visits, we focus on our patient’s general wellness.  Our providers will obtain a thorough history, provide a comprehensive exam, and provide cancer, osteoporosis and other routine and recommended screenings. We also provide ongoing care and management for various medical conditions.  Our providers are experienced and well-versed in the management of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, pulmonary disease such as asthma and emphysema, skin disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and many other ongoing health issues.

 

 

General Care

  • Pharmacy on site (antibiotics)
  • All physicals and Medicare wellness exams
  • Electro-Cardiogram
  • STD screening
  • Same-day appt. (respiratory, intestinal, urinary infections)
  • Chronic care for diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, asthma, High cholesterol, High blood pressure
  • Heartburn/GERD/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Healthy Lifestyle Management (Weight management)
  • Adult vaccines: (tetanus, flu shorts, pneumonia vaccine, Meningitis Vaccine, hepatitis A, B, Gardasil vaccine)
  • Injections: vitamin b12
  • In house laboratory: CBC, CMP, Lipids, UA, CPT, UPT, Blood Glucose, urine drug screen

 

 

 

Surgery/Procedures

  • Ear irrigation
  • Minor surgeries (e.g. ingrown toenail)
  • Joint aspiration/injection
  • Wound care, Burn care
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Minor Laceration repair
  • Drainage of minor/complex abscess

 

Women’s Wellness

  • Well-woman exams (Pap smears, breast exams)
  • Female infections, vaginitis, UTIs, STDs
  • GYN disorders
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Birth control Rx

 

 

 

Men’s Health

  • Erectile disorder
  • Testosterone replacement
  • Prostate exams
  • STD screening

Mental Illness

  • Treatment of both acute and chronic mental illness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Referral to psychiatrist when needed

Injuries

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Back pain
  • on-site X-rays
  • minor Orthopedic supplies

Pediatric Care

  • Well-child exams, including most immunizations
  • Acute illnesses (ear infections, sore throat, etc.)
  • Sport physicals

 

 

High Blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.

High blood pressure typically develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

 

Referrals

In general, you must be evaluated properly by AFC Family Care physician for any problem before you will be referred to a specialist. Please consult your insurance plan for exceptions to this rule. If you do not have your referral in advance, your insurance plan may reduce the payment or may not pay for the specialty services.

Prescription refills

We ask that you bring all prescription medication(s) with you to your appointment, even if it was prescribed by another physician. Please request all refills of continuous medicines during your appointment.

In the event that you require a prescription refill prior to your next appointment, please contact your pharmacy first and they will contact our office for a refill approval.

 

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