About Pediatric Partners of the Southwest
Pediatric Partners of the Southwest was founded in July 2005 with the mission of providing high-quality, compassionate, and holistic pediatric care to the babies, children and adolescents of our community. We have compiled a wonderful team of board-certified Pediatricians, Physician's Assistants, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners who specialize in the care of infants, children and young adults. Pediatric Partners' board-certified pediatricians also serve as Mercy Regional Medical Center’s only inpatient pediatricians, providing around-the-clock coverage for newborns as well as hospitalized pediatric patients.
Our goal is to partner with parents and guardians to provide every child excellent, comprehensive, and informed healthcare.
PPSW has implemented a comprehensive, team-based medical home system in which the Pediatrician or Advanced-Practice Provider uses the expertise of other professionals in order to offer whole-person care to ensure all aspects of a patient’s well-being are addressed.
- Virtual Visits
- Appointment and Telephone Triage
Save time with personalized virtual visits on your phone or computer when your child has minor health issues like pink eye and diaper rashes. With telemedicine, you can save both your time and money and be seen in the comfort of your own home. Telemedicine is covered by insurance at the same rate as in-person visits.
Telemedicine Technology Requirements - please review to help make sure your visit goes smoothly.
Consent for Telemedicine Visits - please sign and return to our office
YOUR PPSW DOCTOR. YOUR INSURANCE. AT YOUR HOME.
Appointment and Telephone Triage
PPSW endeavors to serve the children of our rural community by being open six days a week and providing same-day sick visits for our patients by appointment- if you feel your child needs to be seen that day, we will make every effort to schedule an appointment.
We value our relationships with our patients and their families. We encourage parents to schedule well visits with the same provider, to foster an ongoing partnership.
PPSW offers a Nurse Triage Line during business hours to answer questions from parents; we also provide an after-hours nurse telephone triage system, at no charge to our patients, so that families can reach a medical professional at any time, day or night.
Empowering Children to
Decrease Pain and Anxiety
PPSW uses several modalities to reduce the pain and anxiety that can be associated with medical care. Therapy dogs often visit in our waiting room and create a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Many different topical pain control methods prior to injections or blood draws can lessen the discomfort. Sucrose water may be used for our younger patients.
Our Integrated Behavioral Health clinicians can assist children and young adults with guided imagery before and during a procedure.
PPSW recommends the vaccination schedule endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. While we support the use of integrative and complementary health modalities, we do not feel this equates to “non-vaccination”. In addition to providing protection against life-threatening infections, vaccines also often reduce the need for antibiotics, surgeries, tests, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations.
We recognize that each parent must make the best health care decisions they are able for their child, and may request that we partner with them as they consider alternative dosing or refusal of vaccines.
We will address the risks of non-vaccination at well child visits and other points of contact. Parents who refuse vaccination will be asked to sign a waiver indicating that they have been advised of the risks of non-vaccination and are refusing them nonetheless.
We vaccinate our own children, and having reviewed the scientific data, recommend vaccines for our patients.
Vaccine Education Center (from Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia).
Pediatric Partners of the SW looks for energetic, talented, innovative people for career opportunities.
PPSW is dedicated to ensuring equitable access to high-quality compassionate care for our patients and their families, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace for our colleagues, and cultivating and sustaining relationships with our community partners that broaden our reach and deepen our understanding in the communities we serve.
Our approach to diversity is simple—it’s about embracing everyone. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
Please contact PPSW Practice Administrators Alex Schackel or Amanda Harrison regarding other openings at 970-375-0100
Health Information Exchange
PPSW is part of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) program. This is a system whereby medical information can be shared instantly between labs, primary care offices, hospitals, and specialty care providers in a highly secure manner. This allows rapid access by a medical entity to a patient's medical information, without relying on letters, faxes, or phone calls. Certain portions of a medical record, such as mental health conditions, alcohol or substance abuse treatment, or genetic testing are protected by privacy laws and require written permission to access. This HIE is built in conjunction with the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). Visit www.corhio.org for more information.