southwest health system

Southwest Medical Group

General Surgery

Southwest Medical Group Specialty Care:

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite A, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2681 Fax: 970-564-2682

 

Our surgeons operate at Southwest Memorial Hospital and perform both inpatient and outpatient procedures. Common procedures include laparoscopic gallbladder removal, knee arthroscopy, esophageal radio frequency ablation (RFA), vasectomies, as well as diagnostic procedures such as a breast biopsy, colonoscopy and EGD.

Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

 

Southwest Medical Group Specialty Care:

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite A • Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2681 • Fax: 970-564-2682

 

Adult Orthopedic Procedures

 

  • Non-operative and operative treatment of fractures
  • Treatment of hip, knee and shoulder arthritis with medication, injections, and/or joint replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Operative treatment of post-traumatic deformities
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel releases

 

Pediatric Orthopedic Procedures

 

  • State-of-the-art treatment of all types of pediatric fractures, including growth plate injuries in the growing child
  • Guided growth using minimally invasive hardware to correct leg length differences, angular deformities
  • Non-operative scoliosis management with spine bracing
  • Corrective osteotomies for more extensive limb deformities
  • Tendon releases and lengthenings
  • All procedures are done with the child’s comfort in mind, working closely with our anesthesiologists to minimize distress to the child pre- and post-cooperatively

 

Our surgeons diagnose and treat all surgical and non-surgical treatment of injuries, disorders and diseases of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.

 

  • Abnormalities
  • Back pain
  • Club foot, bunions, bow legs, knock knees and unequal leg length
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports or work-related injuries
  • Tendon injuries, pulled muscles, bursitis and torn cartilage
  • Torn ligaments, sprains and strains
  • And more…

Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

 

Southwest Medical Group Specialty Care:

1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite A, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2681

Fax: 970-564-2682

 

Our surgeons are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, or related leg structures.

  • Amputations
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Foot pain
  • Fungus (after unsuccessful treatment by PCP)
  • Foot and Ankle Deformity
  • Bunions
  • Flat Foot
  • Hammer toes
  • Injections
  • Matrixectomy (removal of ingrown toenails)
  • Orthotics
  • Sprains & Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Warts
  • Wound Care

Primary Care

Internal MedicinePediatricsPain Management

 

Southwest Medical Group, Primary Care

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite B, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2662 Fax: 970-564-2658

 

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite C, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-8556 Fax: 970-564-1134

 

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite D, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-8556 Fax: 970-564-1134

 

Southwest Medical Group, Mancos Valley

Address: 111 East Railroad Ave, Mancos, CO 81328

Phone: 970-533-9125 • Fax: 970-533-7310

 

Primary Care Providers play one of the most important roles in the American healthcare system.

A primary care provider is a doctor of medicine or osteopathy who specializes in family medicine, pediatric care, internal medicine, or senior health. In addition, our physician assistants and nurse practitioners are part of your primary care team.

 

Our Primary Care providers at Southwest Health Systems are committed to providing you and your family the best care.

 

Services Provided
  • Office visits for management of acute and chronic medical problems
  • Physical examinations and well health care
  • Age-specific care from neonates-geriatrics
  • Medication monitoring and management
  • Family medicine
  • Obstetrical care
  • Gynecologic care
  • Patient counseling and education
  • Pediatric care and immunizations
  • CLIA-approved waived laboratory testing
  • Wound Care
  • Pain Management

Internal Medicine

 

Southwest Medical Group, Primary Care

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite C, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-8556 Fax: 970-564-1134

 

Southwest Medical Group, Park Street

Address: 111 North Park Street, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-8730 Fax: 888-832-1367

 

Southwest Medical Group, Mancos Valley

Address: 111 East Railroad Ave, Mancos, CO 81328

Phone: 970-533-9125  Fax: 970-533-7310

Pediatrics

 

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite D, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-8556 Fax: 970-564-1134

 

Southwest Medical Group, School-Based Health Center

Address: 418 South Sligo, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-4855 Fax: 970-565-5455

 

Southwest Medical Group, Mancos Valley

Address: 111 East Railroad Ave, Mancos, CO 81328

Phone: 970-533-9125 Fax: 970-533-7310

Pain Management

 

Southwest Medical Group, Primary Care

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite C, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-8556 Fax: 970-564-1134

Now accepting new patient referrals from all primary care providers.

Pain management specialist Pam Clark, FNP-BC is able to share the opportunity to work with you and your practice to take new patient referrals.

Pam Clark, FNP, has been working with patients to control their pain through multiple modalities since 2013. Pam Clark will work with you and your pain management patients to help manage their chronic pain. During these visits this can include pill counts, lab testing, urine drug screens, pharmacy verifications, and forms such as pain management agreements.

If you would like to refer patients to Pam, please fax a referral along with: Prior authorization approvals from insurance if applicable; office notes pertaining to referral; pain trials, diagnostic results such as MRIs, CTs, EMG or nerve conducted studies etc… to Southwest Medical Group at 970-564-1134.

Once we receive your referral, our team will reach out to your patient directly to schedule an appointment. Pam is committed to taking care of you to achieve pain management goals with patients.

Thank you for your trust to Pam Clark, FP-BC at Southwest Medical Group for your patients

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a referral with Pam, please call her at 970-565-8556.

School-Based Health Center

 

Southwest Medical Group, School-Based Health Center at Montezuma-Cortez High School

Address: 418 South Sligo, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-4855 Fax: 970-565-5455

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m).

*Hours of operation are based on the School District Schedule. When school is not in session, the Health Center is closed.

Why: To provide access to comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare in a convenient, inviting environment.

Who: Students, family of students, and staff of RE-1 district. (You or your child does not have to be enrolled at M-CHS to receive care.)

Cost: No charge for visits to the school nurse. Insurance will be billed for a provider visit. If you do not have insurance an enrollment specialist will help you. Care will be provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Sports physicals are available for $31.

How: A parent or guardian must provide a signed consent for their student.

CLINIC SERVICES OFFERED:
  • Sports Physicals (Click here for form)
  • Preschool physical
  • Well-child checks
  • Acute injury and illness
  • Reproductive health
  • Testing and treatment of STD/STIs
  • Lab tests (limited)
  • IMPACT CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT (Click here for form)
EDUCATION
  • Parent and student health
  • Reproductive health
  • Drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention and treatment
MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Families

After hours please contact the Walk-In Clinic at (970) 564-1037. In case of emergency, dial 911.

Sleep

 

Southwest Medical Group

Sleep Medicine

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite B, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2678 Fax: 970-565-2487

 

Diagnostic Sleep Center

Welcome to the first step in getting better sleep. Our Diagnostic Sleep Center offers a full line of adult services to diagnose and treat more than 150 different sleep disorders. We can help with your CPAP machine and mask to ensure that you’re getting the maximum benefits from your treatment.

If sleep problems are causing you to have health problems, making you irritable or depressed, or have affected your concentration, see your doctor to determine if sleep center testing can provide answers and solutions. Sleep studies at our lab monitor all activities that occur during the night in a relaxing, homelike environment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
How would I know if I have a sleep problem?

Significant sleep disorders presently affect approximately 25 percent of the general population. Adults should feel refreshed and ready to face the day after 7.5 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. If you often feel unable to perform throughout the day, this is an indicator of a possible night time problem.

How are sleep disorders diagnosed?

The starting point is a good sleep history obtained by talking with your physician. Doctors in the Montezuma County area are familiar with sleep disorders and can order a study for you if necessary. The most common sleep disorders are diagnosed by having a sleep study done in a controlled environment which is a bedroom-like setting at the hospital. Patients are monitored throughout their normal sleep period, whether that is at night or even during the day for individuals who perhaps routinely work a night shift.

Will my insurance cover a sleep study?

Most insurance companies cover sleep studies and consider them a valuable diagnostic tool to aid in managing overall health. The majority of insurance companies do not require prior authorization, but we will verify your coverage if you need to have a sleep study at our center.

How can I schedule a sleep study?

Your primary care physician can order a study for you. Speak with your doctor if you feel you need this service and all of the arrangements will be taken care of, or call the Sleep Center directly at 970-564-2678 for more information.

 

Categories of Sleep Disorders

 

Risk factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Excess weight: People who are obese have 4x the risk of sleep apnea than people who are a normal weight. Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing. But not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight.
  • Neck circumference : Men >17 inches (43 centimeters) Women >15 inches (38 centimeters)
  • A narrowed airway: You may have inherited a naturally narrow throat. Tonsils or adenoids may become enlarged and block the airway
  • Being male: Men are twice as likely to have sleep apnea
  • Age
  • Family history
  • Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers: These substances relax the muscles in your throat.
  • Smoking: Smokers are three times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than are people who’ve never smoked. Smoking may increase the amount of inflammation and fluid retention in the upper airway.
  • Nasal congestion: If you have difficulty breathing through your nose — whether it’s from an anatomical problem or allergies — you’re more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea.

 

Treatment for Sleep Disorders

 

CPAP Titration Study

This type of sleep study is used to calibrate your CPAP device. If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea you will need a CPAP study before you can begin treatment. Continuous positive airway pressure is the frontline treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP keeps your airway open by providing a gentle stream of air through a mask you wear while you sleep.

 

Oral appliance therapy

This treatment for snoring and sleep apnea involves wearing a removable oral appliance in your mouth as you sleep. This is ideal for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP.

 

Surgery

The board certified sleep specialist may recommend surgery for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP or an oral appliance. Surgery is not as effective as either sleep apnea treatment.

sleep duration education

 

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that is frequently used as a supplement for sleep. These are widely available in most drugstores and nutrition retailers in the form of a pill. Melatonin is most effective in treating circadian rhythm disorders.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of treatment that addresses the underlying thoughts and behaviors that prevent you from sleeping well. This treatment is clinically shown to be the most effective way to treat insomnia in the long-term.

 

Sleep Medications

Medications reduce or temporarily treat sleep-related problems such as insomnia by targeting a specific part of the brain. These medications are safe when used in the short-term under the supervision of a board certified sleep physician.

 

Bright Light Therapy

Bright light therapy uses artificial light to reset circadian rhythms and treat problems such as jet lag, shift work disorder or seasonal affect disorder.

 

Traveling Physicians

Southwest Medical Group Traveling Physicians

Address: 1311 North Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-0712 Fax: 970-565-0732

Providing specialized care services. These providers come to Cortez from the surrounding communities. 

Patrick N McLaughlin, MD – Interventional Spine Care

David Silva, MD – Interventianal Spine Care

Stephen MacKerrow, MD – San Juan Cardiology

Rachel K. Chaney-Robert, MD – San Juan Cardiology

Women’s Health

See Obstetrics 

Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health:

Family Medicine • Obstetrics • Gynecology

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite B, Cortez, CO 81321 (Physician Offices)

Phone: 970-564-2662 Fax: 970-564-2658

 

Southwest Medical Group: Primary Care

Family Medicine • Obstetrics

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite D, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-8556 Fax: 970-564-1134

 

Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Schmitt:
  • Routine and high-risk obstetrical care including prenatal care
  • Obstetrical ultrasound including transvaginal ultrasound
  • Labor and delivery
  • Repeat c-sections
  • Postpartum care
  • Early pregnancy assessment 
  • Miscarriage care
  • Infertility testing and treatment
  • Pessary care for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Transgender care
  • Substance use in pregnancy

Full spectrum gynecologic care including routine exams and preventive health (pap smears, DEXA scans (bone density evaluations), breast care and mammograms, vaccines, etc.), contraception (IUDs, Nexplanon, birth control pills/patches/rings, Depo-Provera injections, emergency contraception), pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment, sexual health, menstrual issues, fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, menopausal symptom management including hormone replacement therapy, pelvic pain, transvaginal ultrasound, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence.

Gynecologic procedures and surgeries including hysteroscopy; D&C; cervical biopsies including colposcopies, LEEP, and conization; endometrial ablation; laparoscopy; adnexal surgery (ovaries); ectopic pregnancies; permanent sterilization; prolapse repair; hysterectomy (vaginal, laparoscopic, and abdominal)

We also cover consults from the emergency room for patients who need urgent gynecologic care, including patients experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, etc.

 

Kimberly Washburn:
  • Routine prenatal care
  • Obstetrical ultrasound
  • Postpartum care
  • Miscarriage care
  • Routine gynecologic exams and preventive health
  • Contraception: IUD insertion, Nexplannon insertion, and removal
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Gynecologic problems including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, menopausal symptoms, breast issues, and pelvic organ prolapse including pessary care
  • Colposcopy

Obstetrics

 

Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health:

Family Medicine • Obstetrics • Gynecology

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite B, Cortez, CO 81321 (Physician Offices)

Phone: 970-564-2662 Fax: 970-564-2658

 

Southwest Medical Group: Primary Care

Family Medicine • Obstetrics

Address: 1311-A North Mildred Road, Suite D, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-8556 Fax: 970-564-1134

Wound Care

 

Southwest Medical Group Wound Care

Address: 1311 North Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2282 Fax: 970-564-2292

Outpatient Hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

*Please note that Rehabilitation & Wound Care Services share the same registration and check-in desk

We work in tandem with primary care, surgeons, and inpatient teams to ensure all-inclusive care on-site as well as education for home care. Our wound care team takes pride in exceeding our patient’s expectations and expediting healing through their comprehensive care model.

Patient Reviews:

“I have a deep gratitude for the wonderful care being given to me by the whole team of staff at South West Memorial wound care. As a patient off and on since 2010 I have experienced the growing strides in technology and devotion from all the staff to giving the best care possible. Thank you for all you do.”  – Patient Feb 19, 2021

“As a patient, currently being treated in wound care, I have made the following observations.  The level of professionalism is outstanding. Both Ms. Stevens and her assistant, Nikki, take the utmost care in the patient’s comfort. This is so appreciated. Also noteworthy is the personalized approach to the patient.

Ms. Stevens is an asset to SW Health Services, and I will highly recommend the Wound Care Clinic to others.” – Feb 25, 2021

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Cortez, CO 81321

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