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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.

Read more...

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!

Click here for the complete recipe...

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.

For more on this article...

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

Read the article

Posted in In The News

25Nov

Want to Slim Down?

Want to Slim Down?

Have you been trying to lose weight?  Consider the New West Physicians Weight Loss Program, New You Wellness and Weight Loss, offered at the Diabetes and Nutrition Center. 

For more on this article

Posted in Health Information and Tips

21Nov

What is Shared Decision Making

What is Shared Decision Making

Evidence suggests that if patients actively take part in managing their healthcare, they will have better outcomes than people who don't.New West Physicians embraces Shared Decision Making because our providers feel that when they work with you to manage your healthcare, and jointly select tests and treatments based on clinical evidence as well as your personal values and preferences, better outcomes are achieved.

For more on Shared Decision Making

Posted in Health Information and Tips

10Nov

Flying High

Flying High

 

Flying High

 

“Flying like a bird around your neighborhood is a dream of many children and my interest in flying was no different as a boy. My fascination with flying was encouraged by my father who was a combat pilot in the Pacific during World War II, and was still in the Air National Guard actively flying everything from transports to jet fighters to helicopters when I was young....

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Posted in Physician Feature Articles

03Nov

Top 250 Private Companies

IPOS CREATE A BUZZ, BUT ANSWERING TO SHAREHOLDERS IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY

Top 250 Private Companies

Private Lessons

Throughout countless business community conversations, you'll hear the same call to action: "We need a big success: CEO of TrackVia last year on a Rocky Mountain Tech Meetup panel.
Often initial public offerings are interpreted as symptoms of big things brewing and validation that the rest of the world is watching. Bold, buzz-worth IPOs secure a spotlight and generous payday for the companies as well as the communities they're stationed in. But it goes beyond that moment in time. It's worth noting that public ownership comes a t a cost, and the sparkle of the IPO can fade.

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Posted in In The News

08Oct

Aetna's New Multi-Physician Group

Aetna's New Multi-Physician Group

Health insurer Aetna has partnered with four healthcare organizations in Colorado to help improve the quality of care for patients in several counties and provide patients with increased access to care.

Colorado Health Neighborhoods — Centura Health's physician-led network of providers — and Banner Network Colorado are participating in the collaboration, along with Lone Tree, Colo.-based New West Physicians and Denver-based Physician Health Partners. ...

Posted in In The News

01Oct

Aetna Introduces New Multi-Physician Group Accountable Care Collaboration in Colorado

Aetna Introduces New Multi-Physician Group Accountable Care Collaboration in Colorado

DENVER-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced an accountable care collaboration with Banner Network Colorado, Colorado Health Neighborhoods, New West Physicians and Physician Health Partners, along with the introduction of the Aetna Whole HealthSM product in Colorado. Aetna Whole Health is a product offering designed to give members in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties access to highly coordinated care from multiple physicians and facilities along the Colorado "Front Range." The product will be available for self-insured and fully insured customers starting on January 1, 2015. ...

Posted in In The News

24Sep

Influenza Season

Symptoms, the vaccine, and how to treat it

Influenza Season

Influenza season is upon us. This is a highly contagious disease, caused by influenza A or B viruses that are spread easily from person to person by coughing or sneezing. You will usually have to be in close contact (within six feet) of someone who is ill to become infected. It occurs more in the winter months due to more time spent in close contact (indoors) with contaminated people.

Flu symptoms usually include...Click here for full Article

Posted in Health Information and Tips

24Sep

Urgent Care or Emergency Room (ER)?

A Wise Choice Will Save Money and Time

Urgent Care or Emergency Room (ER)?

When an accident, injury or illness occurs, it is important to quickly decide what type of care you need and where to go for treatment. Recent trends in building free-standing ER's make your decision more challenging!

What you need to know...

Complete Article

Posted in Health Information and Tips

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