May 13, 2022

 

Dear Patients:

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing the closure of Crested Butte Pediatrics, LLC, effective August 17, 2022. It has been a great pleasure providing for the health care needs of a large portion of our children for the last 7 years.

Crested Butte Pediatrics has always been about passion, not profit, but rising costs and staffing shortages over the past year have forced a difficult decision to step back to take time to work on my own well-being and spend more time with my family.

While I may find a way to continue to provide patient care, at this time you should chose a new primary care provider for your child/children.  

Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to another doctor or released to you or another person you designate only through your permission. You can sign an authorization form to release your files at a visit, from the PDF form online at http://Crestedbuttepediatrics.com, or it can be faxed or emailed to you by request. Please sign the authorization form and return it to my office as soon as possible so we may transfer your records to your new doctor to avoid an overwhelm of our limited operations in August. Until then, your records will remain on file at my office, and we will see patients up until August 17th.

Please be advised that if you think your child might play a sport next year and has had a physical since last fall, you should get a sports physical form to us ASAP as your physical is good for a year, but we will not be available for form completions after August 17th.  Alternatively, you can ask your new provider to complete such forms based on your medical records if they have been received and if they are comfortable doing so.

In addition, there will be no medication refills after August 17th (NO EXCEPTIONS).  This means that if your child is on a chronic medication, you should plan on transferring care this summer before you require a refill (asthma medications, ADHD medications, anxiety and depression medications are all on this list).

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.