Winter is a great time to take care of important medical appointments at EPH

Estes Park Health surgeons perform colonoscopies each week for patients like Deborah Adams. (Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Health)

If your New Year’s resolutions include taking better care of yourself, the “off season” is a great time to address your healthcare needs. At Estes Park Health, our staff is ready to help you take care of the medical appointments you may have been putting off.

Our diagnostic imaging team is trained to take care of all your radiology needs. (Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Health)

“It is a great time of the year to get your annual physical exam scheduled,” said EPH Diagnostic Radiologist Dr. John Knudtson. “Get in to see your doctor.  Get those labs done that you have been putting off. Get your Well Woman Exam completed and get your immunizations updated. Don’t forget about your annual mammogram. We can almost always get you in within one business week and usually have results in less than 24 hours. Think about asking your doctor about your bone density. We have a new DEXA bone density scanner thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo competition this past summer. We live in a beautiful but physically demanding place, and we all moved here to enjoy the nature that surrounds us. We want you to be able to enjoy the things that make living here so wonderful.”

Regular colonoscopy screening is also very important for your long-term health.

“Polyps usually don’t cause any symptoms, but they can grow into colon cancer,” explained EPH General Surgeon Dr. Jennifer McLellan. “If you are average risk, you should have a colonoscopy every 10 years.”

Dr. McLellan and Dr. Christine Bogardus both perform colonoscopies at Estes Park Health and have openings now. Please have your doctor send a referral to Estes Park General Surgery for a colonoscopy and our staff will schedule your procedure as soon as possible.

Appointments are readily available for a wide variety of important care this time of year. There are rarely any lines or waiting at Estes Park Health. Come on in and see us and have a great 2024!