Q: Why did Montrose Medicine, Dr. Green, and Dr. Stangebye merge?
A: Our reasons for merging include:
- Improved access. When your primary care provider is unavailable, you have access to care with another provider who has access to your medical record.
- Sustainability: Growing legislation increases the administrative burden on medical practices. Merging allows us to team up and tackle reporting requirements together without negatively impacting care. In fact, we hope to be able to improve care over time while staying compliant with CMS and other insurance companies. Our goal is great care for the community.
- Comradery: Your primary care provider will work with a team of physicians to manage complicated medical problems. The physician owners of Cedar Point Health meet regularly to discuss how to improve care and service.
- Expansion of Services: There is full intention of expanding the services offered at Cedar Point Health in the future.
Q: Why did you change your name?
A: As part of our coming together, we decided to adopt a new name. Cedar Point Health does not directly tie us to Montrose only. It allows for greater flexibility in providing services outside of Montrose in neighboring communities. Cedar Point is a reference to a viewpoint in the Black Canyon, and “Health” emphasizes wellness and health maintenance. Cedar Point Health will continue to be a physician-owned medical group. We were not purchased by a hospital or health system.
Q: Will I see the same doctor or provider each time?
A: You will be assigned to one primary care provider. However, our providers work collaboratively to meet the needs of our patients in the in the clinic and the hospital. If your provider is unavailable, we have other physicians and nurse practitioners to meet your needs. Our nurse practitioners perform our Medicare Wellness Exams in order to increase physician access for our acutely ill patient.
Q: What is included in a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit?
This benefit DOES cover:
- Review of your medical and family history
- Updating a list of current providers and prescriptions
- Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements
- Detection of cognitive impairments
- A screening schedule for appropriate preventative services (immunizations, bloodwork, and cancer screening)
- Assessment of personal level of safety
- Depression screening
- Discuss advance directives
This benefit does NOT cover:
- Evaluating new illnesses or problems (such as flu-like symptoms or knee pain)
- Evaluation of chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, arthritis, or urinary symptoms
- A physical exam (such as looking at the skin, listening to the heart and lungs, or examining the abdomen)
- Performing a preventative service such as a Pap smear or prostate exam
- Refills or prescriptions for new medications