rural health

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

Why Colorado Needs a Statewide Stay-At-Home Order

The CAFP recently issued a formal letter to governor Polis, where we in part urged him to issue a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (we also urged him to take additional actions to safeguard the healthcare workforce through better communications and a greater effort to secure PPE). We are asking for

COVID-19 Resources

This post is a resource for publicly available COVID-19 updates for Colorado family doctors. The Small Business Administration has posted instructions for applying to a disaster relief forgivable loan. More details here. CDPHE has created an interactive map of public testing sites (5/15/20). There is also a symptom tracker for people to gauge whether they

Our new issue features a number of great stories, including a look at the rural training track in Colorado, a life member’s reflection on many decades in family medicine, and a family physician’s guide to the November ballot, for anyone who is yet to vote! Plus, earn CME by reading this issue! Details on page