Advanced Pediatric Associates, a primary healthcare office for children and adolescents that has been in the Denver area since 1972, has a new office in Stapleton at 2373 Central Park Blvd.
“We offer pediatric care from birth to after college,” explained Dr. Bradley Kurtz, the office’s lead physician. “The practice handles the usual pediatric health concerns, along with sports medicine and minor cuts and injuries. He adds that the practice is also “on the leading edge” of other issues including obesity, attention deficit disorder, mental health, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Kurtz understands how important it is to parents to know that they can get medical care for their child when needed. “We spend a lot of time trying to ensure that people have access to care. We are big enough to meet your needs and small enough to show we care.”
The Advanced Pediatric Associates office is open from 8am–5pm Mon. through Fri., and on Saturdays from 8–11am. However, the office will stay open later, if needed, Kurtz said. A physician is on call 24 hours a day. There is an after-hours triage service that can answer questions such as what a Tylenol dosage should be, or to give the patient an opportunity to speak with a physician.
“I live here in Stapleton. This is where I want to work. We are here for people in the community who want to be served in the community,” Kurtz said. “I’m 48 years old and I grew up in Park Hill. This is an area that I’ve seen change over time. Being able to be a pediatrician and work with my community is kind of a dream come true.”
Kurtz and his wife, Emai, live in Stapleton with their sons, 5-year-old Bailey and 4-year-old Max. Kurtz’ father, Dr. Michael Kurtz, was chief resident at Children’s Hospital before starting Advanced Pediatric Associates in 1972. Dr. Bradley Kurtz believes that as his father “starts to slow down a little bit, he’s going to work at Stapleton.”
“It really is a family-oriented practice,” Kurtz said. “Our patients will see me on the running trails and at all the local haunts. I hope my kids don’t run over them with their bicycles.”
Advanced Pediatric Associates has an extensive website: www.advancedpediatricassociates.com.
“We encourage people to use that quite a bit,” Kurtz said. “It has quite a bit of information that will help to tell them, ‘Is my child sick?’ There are portals that allow them to request emails, prescription refills, and access their medical records. And they can download and print immunization records.”
Advanced Pediatric Associates also has a central scheduling telephone line: 303.699.6200 where they will be triaged and can get answers to medical questions as well as make appointments.