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Personal care, from the first prenatal visit through the hospital deliveryLearn More
Coordinated, community-based care for loved ones in assisted living and skilled nursing facilitiesLearn More
Diagnosing and managing prediabetes, type 1, and type 2Learn More
Ancient Chinese medicine techniques that reduce pain and help the body healLearn More
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Additional ServicesAFM offers a broad range of services to care for patients of all ages and abilities. To learn more, tap or click on the services below.
(If you don’t see a particular service, please contact your local AFM office to find a provider who can help.)
Our providers are available to discuss and provide the wide variety of contraception options currently available. Whether you prefer hormonal and nonhormonal choices, intrauterine devices (IUD) or contraceptive implants (Implanon and Nexplanon), or more permanent decisions such as vasectomies, we’re here to help you determine what’s best for you and your needs.
AFM physicians provide comprehensive medical services for women, including those intended to evaluate and treat abnormal pap smears. Colposcopy utilizes a special microscope to look closely at the cervix to help determine the cause of an abnormal pap smear. During colposcopy, small biopsies of the cervix are often taken to effectively diagnose any abnormality.
Family physicians have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. Treatment for common lesions like warts and actinic keratoses (precancerous skin lesions) is available in all offices, and many of these treatments are covered by insurance. Our providers perform minor skin surgeries including skin biopsies or removal of abnormal-appearing moles. A careful complete skin exam should be performed annually to look for potentially serious lesions such as melanomas. AFM providers can also perform minor cosmetic procedures including removal of skin tags or other benign skin lesions. Many of these procedures, however, are not covered by insurance.
Symptoms arising from the gastrointestinal system are common causes for office visits. Vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, diarrhea, and constipation are common conditions that are evaluated using a combination of history, physical examination, lab testing, and further diagnostic testing when appropriate. Dr. Bradley Abrahamson also provides endoscopic (scope) evaluations at PVH including colonoscopy, and EGD (evaluation of the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine). An appointment with your regular physician can help determine if these procedures are necessary.
Our providers deliver comprehensive medical services for women including routine annual exams with pap smears, consultations regarding birth control options, and evaluation and treatment of menopausal symptoms including hormone replacement therapy. We also treat conditions such as vaginal and bladder infections, making same-day office appointments available at all of our locations.
IUD (Intrauterine Device)
An IUD is a T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus and acts to prevent either ovulation or implantation. It is a very reliable form of birth control (over 99% effective). It is commonly used for women after having a baby but can be inserted at any time. The IUD comes in two forms:
Also known as the “copper IUD,” it is effective for 10 years and has no hormones. It is a good choice for women who want a longer period of contraception or prefer or need to avoid hormonal therapy.
This IUD releases a progesterone hormone that can lead to lightening or disappearance of menstrual cycles. It is a good choice for women who have very heavy or painful menstrual cycles. It is effective for five years.
Digital mammography: State-of-the art fully digital mammography is available at the Horsetooth Office. Call 970-204-0300 to schedule.
DEXA: Bone density testing used for diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis is available at the Horsetooth Office. Call 970-204-0300 to schedule.
Digital X-rays: Digital x-rays of the chest and extremities are available at the Urgent Care Office and the Lemay Office. The images are integrated with the PVHS-based computer system and can be made available to local physician specialists for consultations.
Implanon is a thin, flexible plastic rod that is inserted under the skin in the upper arm. It slowly releases a progesterone hormone and is effective for three years. This is a good choice for women who want a very easy, reliable form of contraception.
Nexplanon Nexplanon is another small, thin and flexible arm implant that provides up to three years of continuous birth control. It’s placed under the skin of your inner, upper arm by your healthcare provider. Nexplanon is reversible and can be removed by your healthcare provider at any time during the three-year period.
AFM physicians provide comprehensive medical services for women, including those intended to evaluate and treat abnormal pap smears. LEEP procedures utilize a special microscope to look closely at the cervix to help determine the cause of an abnormal pap smear. During a LEEP procedure, the end of the cervix, which sometimes contains precancerous abnormalities, is surgically removed, effectively treating the precancerous condition.
Our providers strongly believe that breastfeeding is beneficial in promoting proper bonding between moms and their babies; mother’s milk also provides the best nutritional source for infants. Sometimes breastfeeding can present challenges, so our lactation consultants are here to help new moms with problems as they arise. Call 970-221-5255 to schedule an appointment.
State-of-the-art fully digital mammography is available at the Horsetooth Office. Call (970) 204-0300 to schedule this important breast cancer screening test.
Sprains, strains, and fractures (broken bones) are common in our active patient population in the Northern Colorado area. Our providers are trained to evaluate these injuries and our facilities at the Lemay and Horsetooth Offices are equipped with state-of-the-art imaging equipment to assist in making the proper diagnosis. Many common fractures are treated by our physicians, who will determine if consultation with an orthopedic specialist is needed for more complex injuries.
Family physicians are also well trained to evaluate and treat chronic orthopedic problems such as arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and back pain. From initial clinical evaluation to arranging appropriate diagnostic studies and treatments, our providers can help improve quality of life for those suffering from these conditions.
A DO, or doctor of osteopathy, is a physician with all of the typical prescribing and practicing privileges of MDs, but with additional training in the musculoskeletal system. A DO learns hands-on treatment of the joints, muscles, nerves, and connective tissue throughout their medical school training. This hands-on treatment is called Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) or Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). Manual manipulation to the body, particularly the spine, is utilized to promote better function and decrease pain. Some osteopathic techniques are similar to what other practitioners provide (such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage), but many are specific to osteopathic physicians. DOs are also taught a holistic philosophy—the existence of a mind, body, spirit connection, and that the body has the capacity to heal itself. DOs are taught to treat “the whole person” and to avoid simply addressing symptoms.
AFM’s experienced excellent osteopathic physicians are board-certified family physicians who provide typical full-spectrum family medical care and also perform Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. Please call (970) 204-0300 to learn more about OMT and schedule an appointment.
With the advent of screening colonoscopy, the gold standard for colon cancer screening, colon cancer is now a potentially preventable disease. Colonoscopy consists of viewing the entire length of the inside of a clean, prepared colon with a special camera. Colon polyps, or growths on the colon that are often precancerous or potentially precancerous, are removed using a variety of instruments. Dr. Bradley Abrahamson performs colonoscopies at the Surgery Center of Fort Collins. The procedure is performed under moderate anesthesia under Dr. Abrahamson’s supervision and the equipment at the Surgery Center is state of the art. Dr. Abrahamson has performed over 3,000 colonoscopies and quality is high when compared with national standards. Upper endoscopy or EGD can also be performed when needed for certain symptoms.
Current guidelines recommend a screening colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 for average risk individuals. Talk to your primary care physician at AFM to see if you are a candidate for a screening colonoscopy.
The “golden years” can be some of the best, most fulfilling years of your life, but they can also include some added healthcare challenges. At Associates in Family Medicine, we welcome seniors and the nuances of care that accompany this period of the life journey. Our providers look forward to helping you with preventive care, as well as chronic condition management and treatment for acute illnesses or injuries.
A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of male birth control and is done in the office setting. During this procedure, which is done using a local anesthetic, the vas deferens from each testicle is clamped, cut, or sealed. This prevents sperm from entering the semen during ejaculation. Following the procedure it takes several months for all the remaining sperm to be removed from the system, so another form of birth control must be used until a semen sample has been tested and shows a zero sperm count. Please call any of the office locations to schedule a consult with a physician if you are interested in this procedure.
We offer complete women’s care, including obstetrics and gynecology, at all locations. Additional services such as in-house digital mammography and osteoporosis testing are available at the Horsetooth Office and can be scheduled by calling 970-204-0300. If you prefer a female provider, we offer at least one or two female providers at each location.
AFM Horsetooth Urgent Care is the preferred healthcare choice of many community employers. Immediate, cost-effective care can be delivered 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, excluding major holidays.
If you present with a work-related injury, we will contact your employer on your behalf and handle the necessary paperwork and communications to ensure that you get the work injury care you need in a timely fashion.
For routine workplace physicals, any of our locations are equipped to meet employers’ needs. Contact us for information.