The physicians at Longs Peak Family Practice are all residency trained and board certified in Family Medicine. Additionally, Drs. Madden, Myers, and Traister have completed a fellowship and are board certified in Sports Medicine.
Drs. Madden, Myers, and Traister have two practices – sports medicine (specialty) and family practice (primary care). They accept new sports medicine patients and consultations, but sometimes their family practices are full. Sports medicine patients who wish to become family medicine patients may ask to be added to a wait list and will be called when there are openings in the family practice.
Our care team at Longs Peak is complemented by two skilled Nurse Practitioners: Allison Mitas and Allison Fostveit. They both accept new pediatric and family medicine patients. They work closely with our providers within our practice model.
We all offer fullspectrum family medicine, including pediatric and newborn care. Family medicine encompasses a broad range of medical problems across all ages, from newborn to senior. We enjoy providing care for:
- Adult women’s wellness and gynecological issues
- Health promotion and disease prevention
- Sports medicine
- Office procedures (including mole removal, skin biopsy, pap smears, fracture care, endometrial biopsy, vasectomy, etc.)
You should consider us your primary source of health care, whether you want us to treat an illness or to help you maintain good health. Our training allows us to address the vast majority of medical problems that you may have, and we have good access to area specialists if we are not able to handle your particular problem.
We do not require a complete physical on your first visit, but we think it is important for all of our family medicine patients to have a complete physical early in our association so that we may get to know everyone better medically and personally. This helps us take better care of you. Modern medicine now has cures and solutions for many serious illnesses, but what you do to prevent disease is extremely important. We stress good health habits to our patients: a nutritious diet, regular exercise, adequate rest, moderation of alcohol use, avoidance of tobacco, seatbelt use, and opportunities to relax and to enjoy life.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
The primary care medical home is accountable for meeting the large majority of each patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care. Read more on our Patient-Centered Medical Home page.
We partner with Longmont United Hospitalists (primary care doctors that only work in the hospital) in caring for our adult patients and Children’s Hospital pediatric hospitalists for our newborn and pediatric inpatient care. We communicate openly with both hospitalist teams, which include verbal conversations when needed, sending pertinent medical records electronically, and receiving and reviewing all hospital records to ensure a timely, high quality transition out of the hospital. Our Care Coordinator tracks a hospital census on a daily basis, lets us know who is in the hospital and when anyone is discharged home or elsewhere, at which time we proactively develop a followup plan that includes outreach and a followup appointment as needed.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) has earned an advanced licensure through a Master’s Degree program. They can order tests, diagnose, treat and prescribe medication. Our NP’s are trained in family medicine and see patients of all ages for annual physicals, acute & chronic conditions. NP’s are mainstream providers in both primary care and specialty care.
An emergency is a sudden medical problem where there is danger to life or possible permanent damage to health. Some examples of these include significant difficulty breathing, bleeding, severe chest or abdominal pain, and loss of consciousness. Medication refills or illnesses that have been going on for days or weeks are rarely emergencies, though there are some exceptions. If you have an emergency, you may call 303.772.5578 during office hours to speak with a medical assistant, or after office hours to have the doctor on call paged. If the emergency may be threatening your life call 911.