Tag Archives: Integrated Care

Sandy

Sandra – Adams County, CO Sandra, of Adams County, shares her health story. A few years ago she lost her job, suffered from physical health ailments, and needed some assistance. Her primary health care provider connected her with a behavioral health specialist who helped her through those stressful times. “The stress of all of it, […]

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Dr. John

Dr. John – Grand Junction Dr. John, of Grand Junction, shares a powerful patient story about the importance of mental health care. Despite a dedicated team effort, his patient took their own life after suffering from severe depression. “It just reminded me of how BAD our mental health system really is… There was nobody who […]

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Jennifer

Jennifer – Westminster, CO Jennifer, of Westminster, shares her health story. After a car accident, Jennifer struggled with migraines, back pain, depression and anxiety. She describes the difficulties not being able to care for  her family and the impact integrated care had on her recovery. “It was very very depressing for me to go from […]

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Sara

Sara – Denver, CO Sara is a family nurse practitioner in Denver. She talks about the challenges associated with serving a refugee population and the importance of cultural competency. “We come from a perspective of Western medicine… [We have to] learn where they are coming from. What does hypertension mean to somebody from Nepal? We don’t really know.”

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Pat

Pat – Basalt, CO Pat, of Basalt, shares his health story. After a tragic spinal cord injury he became depressed and turned to alcohol. Under the careful eye of his primary care physician, Pat connected with a trainer, nutritionist, and behavioral health coach. The integrated approach helped Pat reach goals and set new sights for […]

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Katie

Katie – Lamar, CO Katie, of Lamar, shares her health story. After her husband’s passing, she struggled with grief, depression, and substance abuse. Fortunately, Katie now has an excellent relationship with her therapist and is doing much better. “I got connected with my therapist, my substance abuse therapist, through my domestic violence therapist and my […]

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Sarah

Sarah – Colorado Springs, CO Sarah, a behavioral health provider in Colorado Springs, describes integrated care in her geriatric clinic. At their clinic, they have worked to tweak the “co-visit” to help both patients and their families. “Her family [wasn’t] understanding how she was experiencing the world. And the provider and I were able to […]

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