Exciting News for Byers Peak Family Medicine!

We are excited to announce that we have hired a new partner to join the practice after Dr. Kennedy retires.  Dr. Dunne will join us August 1, 2017 with Dr. Kennedy retiring sometime in the summer prior.  Below is a biography that Dr. Dunne has written to share with you all.  More information to come as the date gets closer. 

 

Catherine was born in Massachusetts but grew up in the suburbs of Houston, spending every vacation she got in Winter Park with her parents and older sister. She attended undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame and came back to Colorado State University for her graduate work in human anatomy. After four years of medical school at Midwestern University in Chicago, she was ready to get back to Colorado. Catherine is currently a third year resident at Swedish Family Medicine Residency in Englewood, Colorado and counting the days until she will be joining Kelley up in Winter Park in August of 2017. Recently engaged, she and her fiancé, John (a paleontologist), have a border collie named Kit. Her main medicine interests include pediatrics and treating musculoskeletal injuries. She cannot wait to get back to Winter Park and start settling in with the community.

FLU SHOTS

Flu shots are here for all ages.  The CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu shot every year for best protection.  It is not too early in the season and the flu shot will cover you for the entire flu season.  Come by or give us a call for your shot today!

This year there is no flumist available.  The flumist version did not provide good immunity and coverage in the last two years.  Let us know if you have questions.  

Office Updates

In case we missed you in the snail mail I am posting a copy of Dr. Kennedy's recent letter. 

BYERS PEAK

FAMILY MEDICINE

May 10, 2016

Dear Friends, Patients and Families,

After 40 years of medical practice it is time for me to retire. Making this decision has been difficult for me, but it is the right thing to do. It has been a pleasure serving you all over the last 11 years. The timing of my departure will be about a year from now.

We will be looking for someone to take my place, but great family doctors are few and far between. Fortunately, Byers Peak will be in Kelley’s capable hands and she will carry on. Our mission has been to be a patient centered practice that allows ample time to care for everyone who enters our doors. I think we have mostly done this, and this will not change. In anticipation of not finding the right provider fit, we will be scaling back the practice. I am not accepting any new patients. We will not be able to accept any new Medicare or Medicaid patients, but will continue to accept new families. If you are a current patient and are expecting to be a Medicare patient soon, we will happily see you as well. We will continue to keep you updated as we move through the transition.

Lindy and I will not be leaving the county, and we look forward to seeing all of you around. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

Regards,

Jim Kennedy

Tips and Trick for your patient portal

Tips and Trick for using the Patient Portal

 

1.     You will receive and email from noreply@healthportalsite.com that will allow you to register your portal account ( you may have to check you junk folder)

 

2.     Create a username for yourself that is not an email address. 

 

3.     The portal does not go automatically load all your past information so if there is something you would like to see in there you need to let us know. 

 

4.     Within the messaging tab, both the inbox or the sent messages, you can find a button that says compose that allows you to send us a message.

 

5.     In the Health Record tab you can find a medication list and a shot record

 

6.     When we send you a message with lab work or documents attached you can view these by clicking on the link that is within the last line of the heading you will see above the message

 

7.     Using the portal is the most efficient way for you to get lab results and non -urgent questions answered.

 

8.     The website to access the portal is www.healthportalsite.com and a link can also be found on our website www.byerspeakfm.com