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Have you met our Practitioners?

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  We know the importance of choosing a practitioner that you are comfortable with. And we want you to make sure you get the satisfaction you are looking for. University Family Medicine Center employs some of the most knowledgeable and well-trained physicians and nurse practitioners in Southern Colorado. Their expertise includes the latest in medical treatments and advancements, as well as years of experience.

  We have built our practice on the trust you place on our practitioners, read their bios here.

Fight cold and flu season.

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At this time of year, it seems everyone around you has the flu, or at least a severe cold. The person in line at the grocery store, sneezes on their cart handle. A stranger in the security line at the airport coughs on the conveyor belt bin. A little girl is rushed off to the bathroom by her mother at the mall because she is feeling sick. Sickness seems to be everywhere! But, how do you protect yourself from getting sick?   Getting your annual flu shot is a start, but how does it work? After receiving the flu vaccination, antibodies develop in your body about two weeks after receiving it. These antibodies provide protection against the influenza virus that are included in the vaccine. A seasonal vaccine protects against influenza viruses.   Vaccinations protect against the influenza viruses that have been indicated through research as the most harmful influenza strains for the upcoming flu season. Traditional vaccines called trivalent vaccinations, generally protect against three different strains or variations of the influenza A viruses (H1N1, H3N2), and an influenza B virus. Additionally vaccines are commonly made to protect against four additional viruses, called quadrivalent vaccines that protect against the same viruses as the trivalent vaccine and an additional B virus.   Ask your doctor for more information about the flu vaccination and protect yourself from getting sick.

Medical Weight Loss

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UFMC-BlogImage   You’ve tried everything. It seems you’ve tried every diet, exercise plan, dietary supplement, everything, and nothing seems to work. It’s almost impossible to see any sort of progress to reduce your weight and improve your overall health. If this sounds familiar to you, we can help.   UFMC offers Board Eligible Bariatric Medicine for sensible weight loss. Our practitioners work with you to manage your weight change with a safe, non-surgical approach using personal metrics and testing to customize your weight loss program. Through added supervision of nutrition, meal planning, and hormonal changes our physicians offer a well-rounded program that can offer you improved weight loss results.   For more information on the services we offer, contact us today.

Start the year off right and get your annual physical.

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UFMC-BlogImage   Is it time to get your annual physical! Some see an annual physical as the perfect alarm system to catch health problems before they become serious. Others find annual physicals as a source of reassurance that they are as healthy (or unhealthy) as they feel. And others use it as a great time to speak to their physical about health concerns for the future or upcoming physical activity that they may be doing to ensure they are on the correct path for their bodies.   The value of a routine physical exam is a great time to talk to your doctor about your health and any concerns that may be bothering you. Or get the seal of approval to  start that diet that you've been wanting to start or physical activity that you aren’t sure you can do.  Your doctor is not only there to check your health, but also to listen to your concerns and provide counseling on your  particular needs.     Whatever your reason, start your year off right and make an appointment with us today.

Find success with your New Year’s Resolution

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It’s the time of year where New Year’s Resolutions have been made, but now it’s time to make them happen. For many losing weight, eating healthy and exercising regularly are common resolutions. But the real question is, how do you realistically find success with your resolution. The following tips can help

Be realistic with yourself and your resolution.

The best way to reach a goal is to make that goal an attainable goal. For example, instead of making a resolution to never eat your favorite food again, set your resolution ot only eating that food once per month so you aren’t setting yourself up for failure. Make attainable goals that are tough, but you know you can realistically reach.

Outline a Resolution Plan.

Decide in advance how you will deal when tempted to skip your workout or eat that giant chocolate bar put in front of you. Decide in advance how to handle resolution breakers when put in front of you and practices positive thinking to keep you on the right track.

Talk About Your Resolution.

If you tell enough people, it will not only keep you on track personally, but those that you tell will be there to support your resolution. And even better they may have the same resolution so you can motivate one another along your path.

Track Your Progress.

Keep track of what you are eating, how much exercise you are getting, and how much you are sleeping, etc. Accomplishments can keep you motivated to stay on track with your goals.

Reward Yourself.

If you attain one of your goals, reward yourself with something you like that does not contradict your resolution. For example if your resolution is to lose 5 lbs and you hit that goal, reward yourself with new fitness clothing to keep you on the right track to attaining your next goal.

Keep Trying and Stick to It.

Studies have shown it take approximately 21 days for a new activity to become a habit. Stick to it and once you achieve your goals, make another goal to keep going and continue with your resolution to better yourself and your health.


Talk to us today to help you make your health and fitness resolution a reality. We are here to help.