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8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

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8:00am – 2:00pm

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Welcome to 

Wheat Ridge

Internal Medicine

303-422-2343

wrinternalmed@wrimdocs.com

 Holiday Hours 2021

05/31/2021 - Closed
07/05/2021 - Closed
09/06/2021 - Closed
11/25/2021 - Closed
11/26/2021 - 8am - Noon  Urgent Care
12/23/2021 - 8am - Noon  Urgent Care
12/24/2021 - Closed
12/25/2021 - Closed
12/30/2021 - 8am - Noon
Urgent care

12/31/2021 - Closed
 01/01/2022 - Closed

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COVID-19 : GENERAL CARE RECOMMENDATIONS

As our community navigates the ongoing pandemic and the emergence of the novel Delta variant of the Corona virus, rest assured that WRIM is here to safely serve you and your family.

If you are unsure about what types of healthcare you can or should access during this time, please remember:

  • Do not delay seeking emergency care. Chest pain, strokes and other serious conditions should never be ignored. Call 911 if you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency.​

  • If you have a new symptom or health concern which is not an emergency, we can evaluate your condition in our adjacent free-standing exam unit – which allows us to see acutely ill patients on our premises while avoiding their direct interaction with the well patients in our main clinic area.

  • We are currently offering PCR-based testing for the COVID-19 virus to identify cases of active infection.

  • We are not currently recommending testing for antibodies against the COVID-19 virus to identify cases of prior infection or evaluate the response to vaccination.

  • Due to the shortcomings of antibody testing, it is currently not possible to “clear” a patient to return to work,  to “approve” a patient for unrestricted social engagement, or to specify a patient as “immune” from COVID-19.

  • Continue getting treatment for chronic conditions on your regular schedule. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, COPD, or high blood pressure, it is important to continue following your care plan and stay in touch with your provider.

  • Take advantage of new virtual care offerings. Many non-urgent conditions can be treated safely and easily with telemed video visits.  Call us for information.

  • Schedule in-person appointments by calling our office for triage and scheduling.

COVID-19 : OFFICE VISITOR POLICY

Current public health orders require that we limit the number of people in our building at any given time in order to maintain appropriate distancing, limit exposures, and maximize safety.

 

Therefore, until further notice, patients should not bring visitors, family members, or companions with them to their appointments unless the presence of those individuals is "medically necessary" - to provide or receive clinical information, to assure the safety of patients with cognitive impairment, or to assist with the mobility of patients with physical challenges or limitations.

In addition to meeting the above parameters, visitors themselves must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to accompany a patient to an appointment.

If you have questions about this policy, please speak with our office staff prior to arriving for your appointment. 

 

 

 

COVID VACCINE: GENERAL INFORMATION

The most reliable, up-to-date sources of information on Colorado's response to COVID-19 include the online resources of the Department of Public Health and Environment:

 Vaccine for Coloradans | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 vaccine | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

 

 

Colorado has also established a hotline to provide updated vaccination information by telephone:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE, PLEASE CALL:

1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)


Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Answers available in multiple languages.

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COVID VACCINE: HOW AND WHERE PATIENTS CAN GET VACCINATED

We are currently unable to offer vaccination directly to our patients within our clinic.

Colorado has established a network of multiple partners to distribute and administer COVID vaccine - including major hospitals, health systems, select clinics, community organizations, local health departments, and major chain pharmacies. Patents wishing to be vaccinated can use the quick-reference contact list below:

Center Summit View in Weld County:

bannerhealth.com/staying-well/health-and-wellness/wellness/covid/weld-county-vaccine

Fort Collins Lady Moon in Larimer County:

bannerhealth.com/staying-well/health-and-wellness/wellness/covid/larimer-county-vaccine

Banner Family Medicine-Brush in Morgan County:

bannerhealth.com/staying-well/health-and-wellness/wellness/covid/morgan-county-vaccine

Banner Health Family Care Clinic in Logan County:

bannerhealth.com/staying-well/health-and-wellness/wellness/covid/logan-county-vaccine

Or call: 1-844-549-1856

More detailed, extensive, and specific county-by county information on vaccination resources can be found on the following State webpage:

Where can I get vaccinated? | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

                                               

Patents may also check an integrated online resource to locate vaccine providers closest to them at the following site::

                                                         VaccineFinder - Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you

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COVID VACCINE: INFORMATION ON THE VACCINES THEMSELVES

Current, reliable information about COVID-19 vaccine safety, side effects, design, and mechanisms of action, is available on the following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) webpages:

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines (cdc.gov)

 COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC

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COVID VACCINE: INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN VACCINATED

If you have already been vaccinated, you can use this link to enroll in the CDC's "V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker"  to provide personalized health check-ins and to help the CDC track any side effects:

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker | CDC

For information on a "third dose" of vaccine for those patients who do not have normal immune system function, please see the following update from the CDC:

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Recommendation for an Additional Dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

For information on a "booster dose" of vaccine for patients in the general population, please see the following update from the CDC:

Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

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COVID VACCINE: TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT EVENTS

4/02/2021   Colorado opens Phase 2 of the vaccine distribution plan, making the general public eligible to be immunized. This includes any Coloradans who were not included in earlier phases. 

8/13/2021   The FDA approves and the CDC now recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems This "third dose" is necessary to stimulate the best possible antibody response in people whose underlying immune dysfunction may have limited their response to the initial 2 doses of an mRNA based vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). This recommendation does NOT currently apply to patients who initially received a single dose of the Jannsen/J&J vector vaccine (these patients continue to be studied, with new recommendations for them to follow as soon as possible).

8/18/2021   Federal health officials announce a plan to begin offering "booster shots" this fall to all patients who previously received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine. Pending approval by the FDA and recommendation by the CDC, the expectation is to offer booster shots beginning the week of September 20 on a rolling basis to those who had their second vaccination 8 months previously. It is anticipated that booster shots will likely also be offered to people who received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine - but the data to support this is still being reviewed, with further public announcements  expected to follow shortly.

8/23/2021: FDA grants full, unrestricted approval of the the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which will be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

 

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COVID VACCINE: TAKE-HOME MESSAGES

* We will continue to post verified new information here as soon as it is available.

* Please check back frequently for updates.

* Until vaccines are truly widely administered, the virus will continue to spread in the community and new variants are likely to emerge - so it is VERY important that you continue to protect yourself and others as best you can: get vaccinated and seek additional doses as recommendedwear a mask; practice social distancing; wash your hands frequently and try not to touch your face; avoid unnecessary travel; do not congregate inside among strangers; and follow all public health directives to the best of your ability.

* Stay safe, stay informed, stay vigilant.

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Wheat Ridge Internal Medicine                                             7821 West 38th Avenue                                                       303.422.2343