PPSW IS PLEASED TO PROVIDE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC SERVICES IN DURANGO AND THE FOUR CORNERS REGION.
We use our patient portal to complete paperwork before appointments, provide resources, and communicate with families about lab results, medications, and other topics. If you haven't signed up for portal access yet, please click on the link above and get set up!
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.
Click on any provider to learn more.
Welcome to PPSW! If your family is brand-new to our practice, begin by creating a portal account by clicking on
PATIENT PORTAL above.
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.
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
We are open to well and sick visits in person, in the office! We are separating well and sick visits by physical space or by time, depending on the location. We are still able to provide telemedicine appointments or car visits by request, but are generally seeing most things in person again.
We have the Abbot ID NOW COVID test, which is a rapid molecular assay (some people call this a rapid PCR). We can only use this test during the first 7 days of symptoms. We cannot use this test if you need a negative test before camp, surgery, or after exposure with no symptoms.
We do still require masks for every patient and visitor over 2 years of age. We understand that young children will need breaks if wearing a mask is new to them and that's ok! We just ask that everyone does their best!
Please call to schedule your appointment today! Please ask if you feel like you need different accommodations. Thank you!
Resources to Help Your Kids During Isolation / Social Distancing
A Kids' Guide to Coronavirus - The Daily (podcast)