Colorado Springs Internal Medicine was founded in August of 1995. Two of the founding members, Drs. Kinsman and Spangler, are still with the group. Our office opened at The Union Medical Campus where we remained for almost eight years. In 1999, Dr. Hatchell joined the group and in 2001 Dr. Reeves came on board. In March 2003, we moved to our present location at the Printer's Park Medical Plaza, and in 2003 Drs. Haddenhorst and Miller joined the group. Dr. Allard started in 2006, Dr. Zable in 2007, and Drs. Shepherd and Nash in 2015.
What is Internal Medicine?
Internal Medicine is the practice of adult primary care medicine. An internist is trained in depth in assessing and managing a wide spectrum of adult medical conditions. Examples of the problems we commonly manage include hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, asthma, emphysema, thyroid conditions, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, depression, anxiety, infections, minor injuries, and others. We often will be the first stop for one of our patients with a new medical problem. If the complexities of the problem or the skills needed to manage it are outside our training, then we will refer a patient to the appropriate specialist. We generally do not see people under 18 years of age, do not do surgery, and do not practice obstetrics.
Our goal is to provide high-quality medical care for our patients, acting as their primary care physician. We try to be informative to our patients, try to practice cost-efficient medicine, and try to practice evidence-based medicine, which means relying on the best available medical studies and data to make decisions about diagnostic testing and treatment.
The mission of Colorado Springs Internal Medicine is to provide an excellent healthcare experience and recognize our first priority is the patients we serve.