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Below you will find recent articles and press releases. If you do not find what you are looking for try our "Search New West" at the top right hand side of the page. If you would like to receive our E-Newsletter signing up is easy.

10Mar

Success Story

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Success Story

Since its inception in 1994, quality improvement has been a major focus and commitment for New West Physicians, a physician-owned primary care practice group in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Each year, significant funding is dedicated to studies that explore and improve outcomes for multiple primary care related conditions. Hypertension has been a sole focus three times and is often intertwined with diabetes and heart disease studies.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

03Mar

Patients most likely to pay a higher price at hospital-owned practices

Patients most likely to pay a higher price at hospital-owned practices

There are many reasons that New West Physicians continues to forge a path as a 'privately owned' physician group; however, the primary reason is to always maintain the ability to do the right thing for our patients – free of outside influence that might affect patient quality and efficiency of care.

Article...

Posted in Health Information and Tips, In The News

17Feb

Test Your Knowledge…Have Fun!

Human Body Quiz (Part I)

Test Your Knowledge…Have Fun!

Test your knowledge of the human body by taking our fun human body quiz. The human body is an amazing structure which contains a wide range of complex parts and processes. The more you know about your body, the better you will be at improving your health.  Compliments of Science Kids.

Take the quiz here...

Posted in Health Information and Tips

10Feb

Does Happiness Contribute to Health?

Does Happiness Contribute to Health?

Yes! Although happiness is not a magic bullet, according to a study in the journal Applied Psychology, Health and Well-Being, there is a comprehensive review of the evidence linking happiness to health and longevity. The good news is that generating a state of happiness is something we can all do regardless of our environment or genetics.

Last year, New West Physicians' Winter Edition E-Newsletter dedicated the issue to Whole Person Wellness as a way of emphasizing that health goes beyond just physical well-being. In this issue, we want to encourage our patients, friends and families to continue in the pursuit of wellness in body, mind, and spirit.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

03Feb

Short Winter Days and Vitamin D

Short Winter Days and Vitamin D

There has been a recent, exciting explosion of knowledge surrounding Vitamin D. It had been thought that the function of Vitamin D was largely related to maintaining healthy bones; however, new research indicates that Vitamin D helps control important areas of multiple body systems. A deficiency in Vitamin D has been linked to:

  • Increased rates of cancer involving the breast, ovary, colon,  pancreas, prostate, and lymph system.
  • Increased rates of diabetes, multiple sclerosis, asthma, hypertension, and other important medical conditions.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

27Jan

Healthy Eating

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Feta Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating

Posted in Recipes

20Jan

It's Wintertime in Colorado!

Perils of Snow Shoveling

It's Wintertime in Colorado!

There are a few things in Colorado more wonderful than awakening to a tranquil, fresh blanket of snow...until you realize that you need to shovel out!

Health concerns associated with shoveling fall into two categories:

The less common but potentially more dangerous involves the individual with underlying heart or lung disease. Both the cold and the altitude increase the physical stress of snow shoveling. People with these conditions need to be careful that the exertion they apply to shoveling doesn't exceed that of their normal daily activities. Asking your doctor whether it is safe to shovel is important. If you need oxygen to exercise, be certain to wear it while shoveling. Maintain a pace that does not cause shortness of breath, and stop and call your physician if you experience any new chest symptoms or difficulty breathing.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

13Jan

Introducing our new provider

Kelli Perry (Eberhardt), PA-C, MMS Lakewood Internal Medicine

Introducing our new provider

"To provide high-quality compassionate healthcare while working in partnership with my patients to make decisions that optimize their mental and physical well-being."

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Posted in Physician Feature Articles

13Jan

Introducing our new provider

Chandra Houpt, PA-C, MPAS
 Ascent Family Medicine

Introducing our new provider

"I strongly believe that the best medicine for a patient is one that they understand the benefits and reasons for use. It is my goal to get to know my patients on a personal level so that I can educate them in necessary areas to achieve optimal wellness."

For more information

Posted in Physician Feature Articles

06Jan

Diabetes and Nutrition Center Tip…Know Your Numbers

In the world of diabetes we talk about the numbers of the ABC’s.

·        A is for A1C- The goal for most people with diabetes is to have a HgbA1C of less than 7%.

·        B is for blood pressure-The goal for blood pressure is to be less than 140/90.

·        C is for cholesterol- LDL which is the “bad cholesterol” should be less than 100 in most people.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

30Dec

Vegetarian Gumbo

Vegetarian Gumbo

Cuisine from the Bayou

Prepared by Celebrity Chef Chris Aikens, of The Food Channel, at New West’s recent Celebrity Chef Diabetes Education Event.

Vegetarian Gumbo!

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Posted in Recipes

23Dec

Abdominal Breathing Technique

Abdominal Breathing Technique

How it’s done: With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the diaphragm (not the chest) inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

16Dec

An Inspirational Story: Journey to Better Health

An Inspirational Story: Journey to Better Health

An Inspirational Story: Journey to Better Health

As told by Ron Williams, New West Physicians Patient


“One morning just a little over twelve months ago, I decided that I had to do something about my weight! I was at 399 pounds, the most I had ever weighed in my life. At times it was struggle to go up a flight of stairs. I coached youth football for over 20 years, fly fished just about every weekend, and the things that I did all the time had become things that were a problem to even accomplish.
I signed up for the 10-week Nutrition Class taught by Kathleen Peralta at New West Physicians Diabetes & Nutrition Center. Turns out to be best thing I ever did for myself. When I started I wasn’t sure I had what it took to succeed, but Kathleen taught us the tools we needed to be successful in losing the weight. The first most important thing I realized was if I was to be successful at weight loss, it would have to be a LIFE STYLE CHANGE for the rest of my life.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

09Dec

Cholesterol Treatment

Cholesterol Treatment

Radical Change in Cholesterol Treatment… The 2014 Guidelines

For almost 15 years, physicians have been following the same cholesterol treatment guideline despite new research questioning whether or not this is the best approach. In January, a new guideline was finally released which will alter how we think about using medications to lower cholesterol levels. The new guideline uses the concept of “evidenced based medicine”; which means that all of the recommendations have their origin in science that has demonstrated reductions in stroke and heart attack.

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Posted in In The News

02Dec

Strength in Health presented by The Denver Post

Celebrate Colorado’s Top Healthcare Professionals!

Strength in Health presented by The Denver Post

The Denver Post will be recognizing Colorado's top healthcare
professionals with their  inaugural Strength In Health Awards on
January 14.

The following New West' physicians are nominees in the Physician Excellence category:

 

Julia Atkins,MD
Werner Baumgartner, MD,
Patricia Brumbaugh, MD
Kenneth Cohen, MD, FACP and CMO
Karen Kelly, MD,
Leslie Schipper, DO
Tatiana Tsvetkova, MD, FACC

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Posted in In The News

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