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May 7, 2020Dear PeakMed Member:First, we want to thank our members for their support and dedication. Because of you, we were able to keep our doors open. Your membership investment supports 50 skilled healthcare professionals who serve hundreds of local employers, thousands of employees, individuals, and families in Colorado Springs, Denver, and surrounding communities. Since the start of the pandemic, our staff has provided essential primary care to our members

May 7, 2020Dear PeakMed Member:First, we want to thank our members for their support and dedication. Because of you, we were able to keep our doors open. Your membership investment supports 50 skilled healthcare professionals who serve hundreds of local employers, thousands of employees, individuals, and families in Colorado Springs, Denver, and surrounding communities. Since the start of the pandemic, our staff has provided essential primary care to our members

How does your gut health impact your mental health? In our Mind Matters series, we explore the mind and body connection.Learn easy tips on how to feed your mind with good nutrients and strategies to reduce your stress and anxiety.The event is hosted by Kristi Edwards, PeakMed’s behavioral health specialist and Jessica Roiser, PeakMed's certified wellness and nutrition consultant.https://www.facebook.com/PeakMedColorado/posts/1528158194017531

March 24, 2020Dear PeakMed Member:By taking a TeleMed-first approach, PeakMed can do its part to preserve the integrity of the U.S. healthcare system, the safety of our providers and staff, and the health of our local communities. Below, we have outlined our approach, scheduling process, and tips for a successful PeakMed TeleMed visit.(1) PeakMed TeleMed First ApproachPeakMed’s core value is caring for our members and families while ensuring a

Has the COVID-19 outbreak impacted your mental health and wellness? You are not alone and that's why PeakMed invites you to watch a presentation on mental health and COVID-19.Kristi Edwards, PeakMed’s licensed professional counselor, shares strategies to manage anxiety and stress for individuals, families, and those impacted by the outbreak.Download Presentation: Mental Health and COVID-19Download

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which begins in October, aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge surrounding breast cancer, the second-most common cause of death in women. Increased awareness and subsequent funding has allowed for tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease and lowered mortality rates as a result. In hopes of helping to continue this trend, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about breast cancer awareness

Health benefits top the list in employee must-haves, but it is the most expensive benefit to provide. Only 47% of firms with 3 to 9 workers offer coverage. Businesses who can afford to provide health insurance are faced with passing this year’s hikes to their employees. The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2018 are $6,896 for single coverage and $19,616 for family coverage. (Kaiser Family Foundation) Pay employees to visit the family doctorHealth

Flu shots are available at your local PeakMed LifeCenter and you might consider getting one. Last year’s 2017-2018 flu season broke records in Colorado with over 4-thousand people hospitalized. (CDPHE) Coloradan’s ages 6-months and older are encouraged to get a flu shot, especially the elderly and those with weak immune systems. The vaccine takes about two weeks to take effect so October and November is a great time to get it.Three facts about flu vaccines You need

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