The DaVita Medical Group Ambulatory Surgery Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Our ASC is designated as a “23 hour facility” which means we see patients for outpatient surgery needs that do not require an overnight stay. We pride ourselves on having competent, compassionate nursing staff to assist our surgeons and care for our patients.
We have been serving patients at our surgery center since 2010, and prior to that provided a limited number of procedures through our GI Lab on Nevada Avenue. Since our opening at Medical Center Point, we have expanded our services to include ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatry and more. Our well qualified staff consists of specially trained nurses and technicians, as well as board certified physicians, who have years of experience and expertise in their fields. Our first priority is quality outcomes for our patients and while providing you with the best care possible.
|Surgery Center: 719-636-3555||GI & Pain Scheduling: 719-635-7740|
|Business Office: 719-538-2945||Surgical Scheduling: 719-630-6310|
|Main Fax: 719-667-4230||Scheduling Fax: 719-634-5650|
After you schedule your appointment, a member of our nursing staff will contact you to obtain necessary information and provide important instructions pertaining to your procedure.
Please follow the guidelines listed below:
When you arrive:
Upon your arrival, you will check in with our receptionist and they will make a copy of your photo ID and your insurance card. Once you are in the admitting area, you will be asked to change into a surgical gown and your medical information will be reviewed. If applicable, a member of the anesthesiology team will visit with you and an IV may be started depending upon the type of procedure you are having.
We ask that you limit the number of people accompanying you to two people, due to our limited space in our waiting room. They will be asked to remain at the center, or provide a cell phone number to our receptionist if they need to leave at any time. People accompanying a minor will NOT be allowed to leave the center at any time until the patient is dismissed. Please also remember to leave all valuables at home (there is no secure place to store them at the surgery center). The surgery center is not responsible for lost valuables.
After your procedure:
When your procedure is completed, you will be taken to our recovery area and carefully monitored until you are discharged. Before you are ready to leave, we will provide post operative instructions to a member of your family or your companion.
You must have a ride home after your procedure. You will not be permitted to drive yourself or take public transportation unaccompanied. It is also important for you to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours following your procedure. Please note that your procedure will be cancelled if you do not follow these required arrangements.
Please follow your physician’s orders regarding activity, diet, medication etc. Contact your physician if you feel you are having problems. If you feel it is an emergency, please call 911 immediately. A member of our staff will contact you one business day after your procedure and answer any questions you may have.
Alan Merkow, MD
James Rollman, MD
Stephen D. Ochs, MD
Carrie Diehl, MD
Michael Moore, MD
Southern Colorado CRNAs
Judith Brinkman, MD
Matthew Dunham, MD
Crystal Evig, MD
Toby Genrich, MD
David Stark, MD
Diedre Wagers, MD
Brent Shelton, MD
Robyn Mills, MD
Lukasz Kowalczyk, MD
You will find friendly, supportive people to help you understand your bill, answer your questions and get the information you need when you need it.
Please ask us about your bill and the billing process at any time, whether it’s before you arrive, at the time you receive care, and of course, when you receive your bill. We are here to help you.
Before you Receive Care
Patients, as the recipients of plan benefits, are responsible for knowing where their plan is accepted and what services are covered. DaVita Medical Group accepts most major insurance plans as a convenience for our patients. Many times, insurance plans designate where you are able to be seen for special services like diagnostic tests and hospital care. Authorization from your insurance company is generally required for surgeries, MRI, CT scans, certain cardiac procedures and certain other tests. Our Benefit Coordinators will work with your insurance company to obtain benefit information or authorization that may be required to help confirm that your care will be covered.
Patient Service Representatives
Upon arrival at one of our offices, every patient meets face-to-face with a Patient Service Representative.
When you register, we will:
We will never delay the emergency care you need. If necessary, a member of the patient services team will contact you at a later time to obtain this information.
When You Receive Care
At the time you receive care, charges are entered into your account by your provider. These may include the ordering of any lab tests, procedures, medications or x-rays.
If you do NOT have insurance:
If you HAVE insurance:
Please contact one of our Patient Accounts Representatives at 719-538-2945 with any questions you may have about payment.