Press Releases: Colorado
August 20, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Announces New Staff Physicians for Loveland Medical Office
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, has announced that three local physicians have joined its Loveland Medical Office, scheduled to open on Oct. 1, 2012.
Located at 4901 Thompson Parkway, the Loveland Medical Office will be open to all Kaiser Permanente members in the Northern Colorado service area. The facility will offer primary care (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics), laboratory, pharmacy and radiology services, including mammography.
With a unique integrated care delivery system in its medical offices, Kaiser Permanente makes it easy to connect to health care providers and services around the clock to stay healthy. The Loveland Medical Office will offer many same-day appointments in order to meet the needs of busy individuals and families. Through My Health Manager, Kaiser Permanente’s personal health record, Northern Colorado members will also be able to connect with their physician using secure email, renew prescriptions and make or change appointments online. More than 4 million Kaiser Permanente members nationwide are currently using this tool, including more than 230,000 members in Colorado.
“I’m thrilled to join Kaiser Permanente and have the opportunity to practice medicine in Northern Colorado,” said Jamison Bohl, MD, Kaiser Permanente Loveland. “The Loveland Kaiser Permanente Medical Office is unique in that it offers comprehensive health care close to home. Northern Colorado patients will now have convenient access to integrated care where they can see their physician, pick up prescriptions and have blood work done all at the same place.”
In addition to the Loveland Medical Office, Kaiser Permanente’s Northern Colorado expansion plan includes a medical office opening in Fort Collins, also on Oct. 1; a medical office in Greeley opening in 2014; and a partnership agreement with Banner Health hospitals and physicians. This partnership is the first of its kind for Kaiser Permanente and will allow for the sharing and utilization of health information technology to better coordinate patient care. Members living in Northern Colorado will also have access to more than 400 community-based providers in the health plan’s preferred network.
Kaiser Permanente’s expansion to Northern Colorado is expected to bring approximately 100 jobs to the region.
About the Loveland Kaiser Permanente Physicians
Jamison Bohl, MD, will serve as the family medicine physician for the Loveland Kaiser Permanente Medical Office, offering continuing, comprehensive health care for individuals and families. Dr. Bohl is a Colorado native who obtained his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He completed his residency at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Family Medicine Residency Program in California where he served as chief resident. Dr. Bohl has worked as a family medicine attending physician and chief of family practice for the U.S. Air Force in North Dakota and the United Kingdom for the past seven years. He enjoys taking care of the entire family and helping his patients understand the importance of preventive care.
Rachel Feldman, MD, MPH, will serve as the internal medicine physician at the Loveland Kaiser Permanente Medical Office, offering care focused on the prevention and treatment of complex adult diseases and treatment of the elderly. Dr. Feldman obtained her medical degree from George Washington University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania before earning her master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a background in chronic disease management and a focus on diabetes, Dr. Feldman strives to provide her patients with the information and support needed to make healthy lifestyle choices. She has worked as a primary care physician at the Cheyenne Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fort Collins for the past six years.
Michelle Ward, MD, will serve as the pediatrician at the Loveland Kaiser Permanente Medical Office, offering care for children from birth to age 18. Dr. Ward obtained her medical degree from Loma Linda University, where she also completed her residency in pediatrics. Dr. Ward strives to work side-by-side with parents to ensure their children are as healthy as they can be.
About the Kaiser Permanente Loveland Medical Office
||Monday, Oct. 1, 2012|
|Address:||4901 Thompson Parkway
Loveland, CO, 80534
Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Draw station and testing area
Routine radiology services, including mammography
Fully stocked dispensing pharmacy for patients
||Jamison Bohl, MD, Family Medicine
Rachel Feldman, MD, MPH, Internal Medicine
Michelle Ward, MD, Pediatrics
|Hours:||8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday
Scheduled appointments offered until 5 p.m.
Saturdays (pharmacy only) 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
About Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, proudly working to improve the lives and health of Colorado residents for more than 40 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care services to more than 535,000 members through 24 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians. On Oct. 1, 2012 Kaiser Permanente will open two new medical offices in Fort Collins and Loveland. The health plan was named “Highest in Member Satisfaction” among Commercial Health Plans by J.D. Power and Associates for the fifth straight year. Kaiser Permanente was also recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the top-ranked private health plan in Colorado, No. 6 in the nation and one of the top three Medicare plans in the U.S. In 2011, Kaiser Permanente proudly directed more than $90 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit kp.org/newscenter or follow us on twitter @kpcolorado or facebook.com/kpcolorado.