In partnership with parents, Advanced Pediatric Associates has been caring for three generations of families. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Patient Care Line.
MGMA "Better Performing Practice" Award!
In 2010, Advanced Pediatrics was awarded "BETTER PERFORMING PRACTICE" in all four of the performance areas evaluated by the national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The staff at Advanced Pediatrics is especially proud to receive this award in the "patient satisfaction" category! Advanced Pediatrics has consistently received "Better Performing Practice" from the MGMA in recent years, and was honored to be the only pediatric practice in the Denver area to be featured as a "Success Story" in the 2008 national report.
Advanced Pediatrics Voted Colorado Parent Family Favorite Pediatric Practice Five Years in a Row!
Advanced Pediatrics is proud to win the Colorado Parent "Family Favorite Pediatric Practice" Award for 20013!! APA has been named a "Family Favorite" by Colorado Parent Magazine for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013! Advanced Pediatrics was also voted "Best of the Best" in Pediatrics by Kids Pages Magazine in 2008.
Advanced Pediatrics Voted Best Pediatrician in CCM "Best of Best" Contest!
Advanced Pediatrics is proud to be chosen the "2012 Best Pediatric Practice" in Centennial by Community Media of Colorado and Centennial Citizen newspaper! Advanced Pediatrics was also voted a "Readers' Choice for Best Pediatrician" by the Centennial Citizen Newspaper in 2011.
Why Choose Advanced Pediatric Associates?
The partners at Advanced Pediatrics have taken special care to develop a model for pediatric care which combines the benefits and services of a larger group practice with the personalized care of a smaller physician office. We are committed to our customer service slogan --"Big enough to meet your needs ... Small enough to show we care!" Our providers and staff strive to provide personalized, compassionate care, while our larger size and years of experience allow us to offer a wide range of services to meet your needs.
Our History and Success
For over 40 years, Advanced Pediatric Associates has been dedicated to providing quality health care to infants, children and adolescents. Founded in 1972 by Dr. Michael Kurtz and Dr. Lee Thompson, Advanced Pediatrics now has offices in Aurora, Centennial, Parker and Stapleton. The success of the practice can be directly attributed to the original vision of Dr. Kurtz and Dr. Thompson in creating a pediatric practice that not only provides excellent clinical care to children, but also emphasizes the importance of building strong bonds and lasting trust with families. Generations of children have been fortunate to call APA their "medical home." Our goal is to continue the original vision of the practice and work "hand in hand" with you during these rewarding and challenging years.
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What Makes Advanced Pediatrics Special?
With over 40 years of experience, we are dedicated to providing excellent clinical care and outstanding customer service to our patients. Our provider staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in providing pediatric care for children from infancy through adolescence. We strive to foster a caring partnership with families. Our goal is to provide a "medical home" to our patients, where families can expect compassionate and comprehensive pediatric care, convenient access to quality after-hours advice, and professional coordination of care between our providers and community specialists and services.
We focus on the health and well-being of the whole child and believe in the importance of continuity of care (including regular well care and immunizations). Our comprehensive services are provided to address a wide range of patients' needs, including preventative medicine, acute (sick) and chronic illnesses, disabilities, developmental and behavioral issues, adolescent / gynecological concerns, multiple births and prematurity.
Our Nurse Line has set the gold standard for providing pediatric triage to families, and has been recognized as a model for others in the local pediatric community. Advanced Pediatrics has been a leader in implementing an electronic medical records system (EMR). Our EMR makes patients' medical records immediately available to our providers and staff at all of our locations, resulting in greater continuity of care and improved clinical safety. We value our patients' time and do our very best to minimize wait times. Our care coordinators utilize a sophisticated scheduling system that gives our providers the necessary time to see patients based on the patient's medical needs, and we never double-book appointments unless we are faced with an emergency situation. In order to consistently provide the most advanced care to our patients, our clinical committee meets regularly to review the latest advancements in pediatric care. We highly value and support continuing education for our providers and staff. In addition, our providers have a close relationship with specialists and staff at Children's Hospital Colorado and participate in the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center pediatric teaching program.
Our comprehensive services include:
- Comprehensive Well Child Care Exams
- Same Day Acute (Sick) Care Appointments
- Immediate Urgent Visits When Medically Necessary
- Award Winning Nurse Line
- After Hours Telephone Nurse Advice & On-Call Physician
- Free "Meet the Doctor" Visits for Expectant Parents
- Newborn Visits at Many Area Hospitals
- Lactation Assistance
- Saturday Morning Appointments (Newborns / Sick Children)
- Adolescent / Gynecological Services
- Coordination of Referrals to Specialists
- 24 Hour Home Care Advice on Website
- Online Services and Payments
- Electronic Medical Records
- Quarterly Patient Newsletter
- Convenient Locations in Centennial, Aurora, Stapleton, and Parker (pediatrics)
- Most Insurance Plans Accepted
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Importance of a "Medical Home"
Choosing a medical home for your child is an important decision. A medical home provides the framework for your family and your health care provider to work together to build a partnership that assures your child quality health care, as well as consistent support for your family during infancy, childhood and adolescence. In addition to quality and continuity of care, a medical home fosters mutual respect and strong communication.
Advanced Pediatrics prides itself on being a medical home for its patients and families. We recognize the importance of providing a wide variety of services for our families to meet their varying needs. Our nurse advice line, web-site, and newsletter are all examples of providing value added services to our patients and families. When we are closed, our after-hours service through The Children's Hospital extends the same advice patients would receive from our office.
The providers at Advanced Pediatrics recommend contacting our office anytime - day or night - when your child needs medical care or advice. During business hours, our nurse advice line can help you decide if an appointment is advisable or if home care advice might be a better option. If your child is sick when our office is closed, you may talk to registered nurses with The Children's Hospital After Hours Service, who use the same pediatric care protocols as our nurses use during the day. Our on-call physician is available 24 hours a day for issues that require more immediate attention. Each time your child is seen for an appointment or you speak with one of our nurses or the after hours service, information is integrated into your child's medical record to ensure it is complete and care is consistent.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a public service announcement regarding the importance of consistent pediatric care provided by a primary care physician. An excerpt of this announcement reads:
"Parents need to be cautious when considering seeking care for their children at in-store clinics... Consistency is key to proper health care. With every visit and phone call, the pediatrician is learning about your child's health care needs, enabling her to make decisions with complete knowledge and information. This is why children's health care is ideally delivered or coordinated through the child's 'medical home', the office of the primary-care pediatrician."
Consistent with this statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, we recommend against patients seeking care at retail based health clinics or urgent care facilities, as providers at these clinics have no access to your child's medical record or health history.
If you believe your child needs medical attention after hours, we recommend you call us first and our After Hours Service or On-Call Physician will evaluate the situation and a make recommendation for medical care.
If your child needs to be seen after hours we recommend he or she be seen at one of the Children's Hospital Colorado locations. Records from Children's Hospital Colorado
will be faxed to our office and incorporated into your child's medical record.
For life threatening emergencies, always call 911.
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