Practice Profiles

Caring for Kids & Families: Pediatric Associates in Western Colorado

For many families in Colorado’s Delta and Montrose counties, Pediatric Associates is the first and primary point of care for their children. With a focus on innovation and quality improvement, the group has for 30 years adapted to the changing needs of the diverse communities it serves in the Western Slope region.

In the Western Slope region of Colorado, geography looms large in the lives of its residents. Jagged mountain peaks separate its towns from the urban centers of Denver and Boulder on the east side of the Continental Divide. The high desert makes for dry, hot summers, and in the winter, snowstorms can make mountain passes treacherous or impassable.

With the closest major medical centers and children’s hospital located over the mountains in Denver, and other pediatric groups located 60 plus miles away, Pediatric Associates serves as the first and primary point of care for its patients.

“We are the only pediatrician group in the area,” says Amber Hickert, practice manager for Pediatric Associates.

Stories and issues that matter most to

Independent Pediatricians.

Sharing with you the deep dedication of pediatric care, as told by independent pediatricians living and practicing in a variety of different locations and with different perspectives.

Industry Trends

The Impact of Patient PreHistory on Pediatric Care

Dr. Michael Warner is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare through patient co-authorship of health information. That’s why he’s formed the nonprofit Patient Advocacy Initiatives and designed the Patient PreHistory tool.

Tools & Resources

Built for Pediatricians

The Independent Pediatrician is proud to provide you with a list of resources that we believe can help independent pediatricians survive and thrive. Feel free to share them and pass them on, integrating them into your pediatric community.

Editorial

A Child-Centered Defense of Medicaid

Why fight for Medicaid? Pediatrician Christoph Diasio, M.D. makes a compelling case. He offers his perspective on Medicaid’s foundational role in our health care system, and proposes a vision for the future.

Medicaid plays a foundational role in the American health care system. For an informed perspective on Medicaid’s significance, look no further than Dr. Christoph Diasio. “Medicaid is this unbelievably deep and wide part of American society that people don’t appreciate,” says Dr. Diasio. “It supports much more than we realize.”