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Direct Primary Care Opinions & Advice

Integrated Behavioral, Mental Health Services Added to Expanded Tutt LifeCenter

With 2017 in the rear-view mirror, we’re turning our attention to the new year and everything new that comes with flipping the calendar to 2018. At PeakMed, several new things are happening this year that will allow us to improve the way both health and care are being delivered in Colorado.

Treating the Whole Person: How Overlooking Mental Health Can Lead to Physical Issues

Imagine being faced with constant worry and anxiety. Throughout your life, you’ve fret over what other people may feel are “the littlest things,” but these worries eventually fester, and you’re plagued with ongoing stomach aches, migraines or insomnia. As you grow older, activities like taking tests at school and even watching movies exacerbate your stress levels and one day, you’re shaking and struggling to breathe, seemingly out of nowhere. Scary, right?

Telemedicine: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Wouldn’t it be nice to have instant access to your doctor right from your pocket? Well, luckily, advances in communications technology have opened the door for telemedicine to remotely connect patients with their provider. At PeakMed, we’ve partnered with CirrusMD, a health-tech company which offers a text-first approach to telemedicine, to provide our members access to their health care providers when they need it. We call it PeakMed:OnCall.

We Wish You a Healthy Holidays — and a Healthy New Year

With the holiday season in full swing, it can be difficult to remain healthy. While Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s are often a time for celebration and togetherness, that “togetherness” can come at a price: taking a toll on our physical and emotional health.

Mobile LifeCenter Debuts Service at Denver Area Company

We have all had to leave work to go to a doctor’s appointment. Between driving to and from the appointment, waiting for the doctor and getting your exam, you can be gone for hours. Those hours mean lost productivity for your employer and falling behind on work. PeakMed is helping resolve that pain point by removing the boundaries to accessing great health care and bringing our services straight to the employee.

PeakMed LifeCenters Now Offering Vaccinations

While a shot might not be the most comfortable experience, the diseases they can prevent are much less pleasant. Some of the diseases that vaccinations prevent can be life-threatening. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization currently prevents between 2 million and 3 million deaths every year. Consequently, immunization shots, or vaccinations, are essential. At PeakMed, we are all about disease prevention and staying healthy to live your best life.

PeakMed Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies by the Business Journal

Over the past few years, the Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ) has celebrated the regional companies that have exhibited impressive growth in both revenue and employees — the Fastest Growing Companies. This year, PeakMed was one of the companies bestowed with this annual honor.

Prime Health Challenge, Sponsored by PeakMed, Awards Health-Tech Innovators

Four health-tech startups shared a $150,000 prize after competing in the fourth annual Prime Health Challenge, Oct. 19. The event’s goal is to help advance health care technologies that improve the experience for doctors and patients.

Three Technology Must-Haves to Innovate Health Care

Technology in medicine is crucial to make health care more efficient and cost-effective. When electronic medical records became a reality, the transition within an industry that relied on paper may have been a bit painful, but now it makes the best use of employees’ time. It is easier to share records between departments, get lab results quickly and send off prescriptions directly to a patient’s pharmacy.

Why the Solution to Health Care Doesn’t Lie with Insurance Reform

This year has seen quite the “health care” debate. Members of Congress believe they have the solution to make health care affordable and keep health insurance markets from collapsing. But the so-called health care debate in Washington has nothing to do with actual health care, it has to do with health insurance. To solve the problems with actual health care, it’s time to work with the providers and the “boots on the ground,” because dealing with the insurance system is not the answer.