Timeline

2014

Doctors Care board and staff adapt programs and services to better meet the needs of the underserved into newly-branded, “4 Core Services”: the Clinic, Access for the Uninsured (formerly Sliding-Fee-Scale), Connection to Coverage and Health Navigation. Over 4,000 individuals receive quality, affordable primary and specialty care and services through Doctors Care.

 

 

2013

Doctors Care celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a new print publication and web-based responsive guide, “Maximizing Health Care for Colorado’s Underserved”, produced by Doctors Care and made available to the public. The print piece and web-based guide, MaximizingHealthCare.org share the story of Doctors Care’s model for delivering health care, complete with best practices, lessons learned and sample resources and documentation.

Doctors Care holds a 25th Anniversary celebration event at the Inverness Hotel on April 5, 2013.

Doctors Care finalizes the purchase of the new facility at 609 W. Littleton Boulevard in May 2013.

 

2011

In May, Doctors Care moves into a new location at 609 W. Littleton Boulevard. The new facility allows for expanded clinic size and incorporates medical care, program services and administrative offices all in one space.

Following the move, Doctors Care completes major upgrades to existing health information technology systems. New care management software, Plexis, for the program and electronic medical records and practice management software, eClinicalWorks, for the clinic are implemented and utilized by Doctors Care staff and volunteers.

 

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United by a shared community mission, volunteer medical providers donated $16 million in services to Doctors Care patients.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Doctors Care for Kids Clinic is renamed to Doctors Care Clinic to represent another increase of the age cap to 30 years old. This time, the expansion was directed at keeping young families together for their primary care needs.

 

 

 

 

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Doctors Care made a commitment to find the resources in-house to treat a broader range of patients by increasing the clinic age cap to 24 years.

 

 

 

 

1993

The Doctors Care for Kids Clinic opened to serve newborn to 18-year-old children.

 

 

 

 

 

1988

Committee leader Gary VanderArk, M.D. founded Doctors Care and successfully signed up all 129 physicians of the Arapahoe Medical Society. By opening its door on Valentine’s Day, Doctors Care opened its heart to the uninsured desperate for medical care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A committee of Arapahoe Medical Society physicians gathered to address the growing issue of the uninsured and lack of medical care. The committee agreed that if many physicians agreed to care for these patients, the burden of care would be lessened.