Since 2012, the Barbara Davis Center has been on the leading edge of providing high-quality, patient-centered care over telemedicine. Through partnerships with local hospitals and physician practices across Colorado and Wyoming, we are able better serve patients who do not live close to our main clinic in Aurora. Home telemedicine appointments are now available to all patients in Colorado and Wyoming for routine care, pump classes, dietician appointments, and more.
Telemedicine Director: R. Paul Wadwa, MD
We offer many services to our patients over telemedicine. Most of these services are offered exclusively over home-telemedicine, for patients in Colorado and Wyoming. Clinics offer routine follow-ups and many have Certified Diabetes Educators on staff to assist with education needs.
Our Telemedicine Services
|Routine Follow-up Appointments
|Medical Nutrition Therapy
|Insulin Pump Trainings (Insulin and Saline Starts)
|Diabetes Education with Certified Diabetes Educators
|Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Trainings
The Barbara Davis Center has been on the leading edge of providing telehealth services since 2012. In 2020, the program saw a significant shift, with a new focus on home telemedicine. While this shift was initially driven by the pandemic, home telemedicine has become a permanent service, barring changes in insurance coverage. Home telemedicine is offered for routine appointments, new onset classes, pump and CGM education, and for dietician appointments. Along with new home telemedicine options, the BDC has expanded its traditional, clinic-based telemedicine network, adding three new clinic sites since 2020: Wray, CO, Sterling, CO, and Montrose, CO. Together, these new sites provide new coverage to patients in northeastern Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska, and supplement our existing coverage in western Colorado. Since the start of the program, 2,126 visits have been completed across our 8 telemedicine clinic-sites while 7,517 home telemedicine encounters have been completed since March of 2020. While growth has plateaued in recent years, in terms of encounters completed, our additional offerings have allowed us to better reach our patients and provide high-quality diabetes care to patients and families who may not always be able to travel to our main clinic in Aurora. Over the next year, we are working towards rolling out a new framework for offering e-consults and are assessing the potential for new Project ECHO sessions, partnering with the Peer Mentored Care Collaborative on the Anschutz campus. We also plan to assess our current clinic offerings, to ensure our current coverage is meeting demand across our different service regions.