The doctor’s explanation
August 14, 2002
As you may have heard, I recently left Aspen Center for Women’s Health (ACWH). I arrived at that office four years ago, with the understanding that after three years of commitment and service, I would take over the practice.
As the only physician in the practice, I have been available for my patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, since my arrival in Aspen.
The midwives were given sufficient notice that I was leaving their practice if they did not live up to their agreement. They were also immediately given two different employment opportunities.
I offered them salaried positions as well as coverage for ACWH, similar to the agreement that Mesa Midwives has with Women’s Health Care of Grand Junction. I believe that they want to continue to own their practice and continue to employ a physician. This scenario is not provided for in the medical practices act for Colorado.
It has been a dream of mine to operate my own practice, and now I am pursuing that dream. Now that I own my practice, I have been able to purchase upgraded equipment to better serve my patients.
My new equipment consists of a state-of-the-art colposcope, leep machine, and ultrasound. My ultrasound has live 3D capability, which will enable me to perform the most modern OB and GYN ultrasounds.
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I will continue general women’s health care, gynecological checkups, prenatal care and deliveries, treatment of menopause, infertility, and abnormal pap smears. I will be seeing patients in both Aspen and the midvalley, and I will be accepting the same insurance as at the previous location.
I plan on continuing to practice in the Roaring Fork Valley for a long time to come. Please call me with any questions at 544-5200.
Kenton T. Bruice, M.D.