Thrive Health Systems' medical division is now up and running in Colorado Springs. Today, September 29, 2014 is our opening day. However, we will be hosting a Grand Opening in two weeks complete with food, tours, music and a meet and greet with the staff.
In the past, we've been coined a one-stop shop for your natural health care needs, such as chiropractic, functional medicine, cold laser therapy, class IV laser therapy, massage, etc., and now we've added medical services including annual exams, blood labs and testing, bioidentical hormone replacement, HCG, DOT Physicals, trigger point injections, knee injections, prolotherapy, family medicine and more.
The clinic is a mixture of primary care and physical medicine, given the nature of Thrive Health Systems' existing services and clientele.
Thrive Health Systems' medical division will function similarly to a Colorado Springs Urgent Care, but it will not be open quite as many hours. The open hours are 9 am - 5 pm, while Colorado Springs Urgent Care facilities are often open 7 days a week, until 8 pm.
As an example of how this medical facility will serve you, consider the next time you come in for a health concern. And, perhaps the doctor suspects you may have some food intolerance or food allergies. You can now be tested onsite with a blood lab for food allergies.
We will also provide hormone replacement therapy, using natural hormones as opposed to synthetic. So, if you are male, you can now be tested onsite for your testosterone levels, like you would at a Low T Center. Then, if your levels are low, we can treat you here, onsite.
Also, if you have been in a car accident, our medical staff can provide you with a medical opinion, as well as trigger point injections, if necessary. Whiplash victims also can often benefit from prolotherapy.
There are many benefits to our patients to merging our medical services with our existing services. Come, stop in, mingle, and take a peek. And if you'd like an appointment, you can call us at 719.475.8676. to schedule.
Thrive Health Systems was once a Colorado Springs chiropractic clinic, but it has evolved over the past fours and now provides primary care services. If you are unfamiliar with the term "primary care," you may be more familiar with urgent care, family medicine or general practice. The real difference between family medicine, primary care, general practice and the term urgent care, is that urgent has extended hours and often open 7 days a week. Urgent care is more of a outpatient Emergency Room, while family practice or primary care is mainly by appointment.
Our services are mainly by appointment, though we do accept walk-ins, and we are open M-F, rather than Saturday or Sunday. We also close at 5 pm, while many urgent care centers are open until 7 or 8 pm.
Our primary care services include blood draw and blood testing, annual physicals, wellness checks, EKGs, TMI screenings, B-12 injections, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy,bone density screenings, as well as physical medicine such as trigger point injections Supartz knee injections (see also rooster comb injections).
Health care leaders say that we do not have a health care system, we have a sick care system. Thrive Health Systems is changing this truth. We use patient education as the cornerstone of our care, and that is why every week you will find one of our doctors teaching our patients about a health care topic.
Did you know that "doctor" means "teacher," and yet one of the biggest complaints from patients is that "Doctors don't spend enough time with the patient." Secondary complaints are that they only want to prescribe drugs and surgery.
Drugs and surgery are crisis options and they are risky treatments with all sorts of side-effects. Our primary care philosophy is to responsibly help patients avoid, stay off, and get off medications when possible.
Now, if you need a blood draw or need annual physical, just walk two doors down. Of course, you can call to schedule an appointment at 719.476.0873 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are in-network with most providers and we take care of the billing for you.