April 2020

While Colorado and the world focus on the spread of the coronavirus, this year’s influenza season is proving especially bad for children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 166 pediatric flu deaths nationally, the highest number seen since recently with the exception of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In Colorado, pediatric flu deaths

Helping a Rural Community Manage Chronic Pain Medication

This is a story from the Spring 2020 Issue of our magazine, written by Glenn Kotz, MD, and Jarrid Rollins, LCSW. Few things are as frustrating as when a chronic pain sufferer comes into the office for an early refill on their main medication. The negotiation over how much medication to refill needs to be

The Spring 2020 issue of Colorado Family Physician is out. Inside, we profile the 2020 CAFP Award winners — Alan-Michael Vargas, MD (Family Physician of the Year),  Kieth Dickerson, MD (Teacher of the Year), and Daniel Dyer, MD (Resident of the Year). Their stories, philosophies of medicine, and their unique approach to public service are worth

An Update Snapshot of Colorado's COVID-19 Response

The office of Governor Polis has provided some updates and information about the state’s pandemic response. We have lightly edited this information for the benefit of our members. Quick Links to Stay Up to Date Governor’s Facebook Page covid19.colorado.gov Topline Update As of 4/1/20, Colorado has 3,342 cases and 620 hospitalizations out of 18,645 completed