PPSW IS PLEASED TO PROVIDE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC SERVICES IN DURANGO AND THE FOUR CORNERS REGION.
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Meet Our Providers
Below is our wonderful team of board certified Pediatricians, Physician's Assistants, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners who specialize in the care of infants, children and young adults.
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PPSW provides the most comprehensive pediatric services
in Durango and the Four Corners Region.
Our PPSW providers are pleased to offer primary care visits in our office at Horse Gulch Health Campus. SAME DAY AND
SATURDAY SICK VISITS.
NEW! VIRTUAL VISITS.
PPSW hosts In-Person and
Tele-health Clinics in Durango
PPSW has multiple school-based health centers across southwest Colorado.
Changes to Visits
Exciting news! We are opening well visits to ALL AGES starting Monday 5/18/2020.
So, how are we keeping you and your loved ones safe while we do this?
1. Horse Gulch will primarily be seeing well visits inside our clinic starting 5/18/2020.
2. DHS and Bayfield clinics will be seeing well visits in the morning and sick visits in the afternoon starting 5/18/2020.
3. We are still utilizing telemedicine visits for most sick visits and follow ups. We will not have any fevers, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, rashes inside the clinic. We will still be evaluating these via telemedicine, and if we need to see you in person, at your car. Depending on your conversation with our triage nurse/provider, we may see things like concussions, headaches in the office.
4. We ask that each child/teen/baby we are seeing to be accompanied by one parent and no siblings when possible. We understand that this just may not be possible so please discuss when you call to schedule. We are happy to have the other parent on facetime/speaker etc so they can be involved in the visit.
5. We ask anyone who can (those over 2 years of age and without lung disease such as COPD) to wear a mask as soon as they enter the door and until they leave the office. If you do not have one we have a small supply of bandanas and cloth masks to share with you.
6. We will be wearing surgical masks when we see you, trying to sit 6 feet away from you while talking, and then put on a faceshield over that surgical mask when we examine your child.
Please know that these precautions are to keep you and our employees safe so that we can keep taking care of you. Thank you for your patience and please let us know if we need to troubleshoot anything to help take care you.
Hope to see you soon!
There are a lot of fears and miscommunication out there about coronavorus/COVID-19 so we wanted to share the resources we rely on in epidemics such as this.
Childrens Hospital Colorado hotline for parents with questions about COVID-19: 720-777-2221
If you are worried your child has COVID-19, please call our clinic and talk to a triage nurse about the right way to be seen by a provider, and we can assist you through this process. Please do NOT take your child to a clinic or urgent care that will not be able to provide testing for COVID-19 concerns without first discussing with someone ahead of time so we can help make sure proper infectious disease prevention procedures are taken to limit the spread. We want to take care of your kiddos while also doing our part in containing the virus!
In the meantime here are some tips to help prevent infection:
1. DO practice good hand hygiene! Wash for 20 seconds and scrub all the nooks and crannies. Count it out or sing your ABCs or Happy Birthday! Do this before you eat or touch your face and after you sneeze/blow your nose/cough into hands, etc.
2. Do NOT touch your face without washing your hands first.
3. Do NOT take your sick kiddos around the grandparents or people with medical conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, and lung problems.
4. DO wear a mask when in public
When talking about possible COVID infection, we may talk about major and minor symptoms. For your reference, these are those symptoms:
- Feeling Feverish or Having Chills
- Fever >100.4 degrees F
- Loss of Taste or Smell
- New or Unexplained Persistent Cough
- Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
- Sore throat
- Runny nose / Congestion
- Muscle / Body Aches
- Nausea / Vomiting
Resources to Help Your Kids During Isolation / Social Distancing
A Kids' Guide to Coronavirus - The Daily (podcast)