COVID-19: New West Physicians

Denver-based APG member New West Physicians is addressing the challenges
brought on by COVID-19 by reducing the number of clinics that are seeing patients
until the epidemic subsides. This accomplishes multiple goals including:

• Safer clinic visits for patients by allowing for focused infection control at a
limited number of clinics
• Allowing for the development of a specialized COVID-19 clinic to see all
patients with potential COVID-19 infection. This enhances quality of care for
patients with COVID-19 while reducing risk at other clinics for patients with
other medical problems
• Reducing the number of healthcare providers providing direct care at any
given time to maintain a healthy workforce to care for patients
• Reducing the number of open clinics allows for expanded patient access
from 5 to 7 days a week