Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Patient Information
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are implementing temporary measures to ensure patient safety.
If you have or need to schedule an appointment:
Please contact our office or notify our staff at check-in if you are experiencing any of the following:
Cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath).
Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
Trouble breathing normally.
Patients with symptoms who require an urgent visit will need to wear a mask during an in-person appointment. Patients who do not require an urgent visit will be rescheduled for a telehealth visit (see below). If you think you may have been exposed to the new coronavirus, COVID-19 (either through travel to a high risk area or close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19), please contact us before visiting.
University of Colorado has also implemented increased restrictions for visitors. View restrictions.
Routine-care appointments such as women's wellness exams will be delayed or rescheduled for a future date. For other health concerns, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Telehealth appointments now available.
Expanded video and phone consultation appointments are also available through the My Health Connection patient portal. You can also use the portal to email your doctor.
Thank you for your collaboration in keeping our community healthy, and remember we are here for you! The team at University of Colorado OB-GYN
University of Colorado menopause expert, Nanette Santoro, MD, urges women not to fall prey to false claims of bioidentical hormone benefits and absence of risks, according to a scientific statement she coauthored for the Endocrine Society.
CAMP's philosophy recognizes that adolescent pregnancies are not the same as older-age pregnancies. The traditional care model of a doctor acting as a gatekeeper and referring for other services as they recognize needs is not appropriate for adolescent mothers. CAMP looks for those problems from the start.
CU Family Planning is recruiting select participants for an NIH clinical trial testing a breakthrough form of birth control. "This research will test the first completely new molecule to be used in daily contraception since the hormones progesterone and estrogen. It has the potential to be a major advancement, the introduction of a new first line contraceptive," explains Dr. Stephanie Teal.
A spike in hospitalizations for pregnant women this season highlights their special vulnerability to H1N1, with reluctance to vaccinate playing a role. CU OB-GYN physicians encourage all pregnant women to get the flu vaccine.
With the emergency contraction pill Plan B coming under scrutiny about its ineffectiveness for overweight women, Dr. Teal encourages women to use the more effective but lesser-known ulipristal acetate for emergency contraception.
Women suffering from reproductive diseases like endometriosis can experience painful emotional and physical effects of their periods. “People don’t realize how debilitating it can be for women suffering from endometriosis,” said Dr. Jaime Arruda. “There’s a stigma attached to painful periods or female problems.”