People in Denver spent less time in waiting rooms last year than the rest of the nation. The average patient wait in Denver clocked in at 15 minutes and 15 seconds in 2012.
Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 4:24 pm
As employers try to nudge employees toward healthy behaviors, a growing number are taking aim at the medical expense accounts linked to the health plans they offer their workers.
Dr. Frank Dumont knew one of his favorite patients was getting depressed.
When Dumont first started seeing him in his family practice, the man was in his 70s. He was active and fit; he enjoyed hiking into his 80s. But then things started to change.
"He started complaining of his memory starting to slip," Dumont says. The man would forget where he had placed objects, and he'd struggle to remember simple words and phrases.
Dumont prescribed antidepressants and saw him every eight weeks or so.
Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 1:29 pm
In Colorado, more people die from gunshots than car crashes. And that has a profound effect on the people on the front lines who treat gunshot victims.
Chris Colwell is an emergency room doctor in Denver, and says he sees gun violence victims on a weekly basis. When those cases are fatal, they are hard for him to forget.
Colorado is continually heralded at the fittest state in the country – but behind that ranking stand a host of health measures that paint a different picture, placing the state mid-pack or worse in things such as infant mortality and binge drinking.