Your primary care provider can handle many health issues, but when something becomes more complicated you may need to see a specialist. Yet the thought of traveling out of town—especially if you are uncomfortable—can be daunting. That’s why Prowers Medical Center brings doctors to you through the Specialty Clinic.
Specialists are experts in certain parts of the body and have advanced skills for treating specific ailments. Specialists have received extensive training and are certified by an examining board in their area of specialty.
The Prowers Medical Center Specialty Clinic offers a variety of specialists who come at varying times during the month. Most come at least once a month, many twice a month—and often on set days (see listing below).
The monthly calendar runs in the Lamar Ledger and Prowers Journal each week, and is also published on the hospital’s website at prowersmedical.com. Here is the general calendar, but please check frequently as it can change.
Specialty Clinic General Calendar
Specialty | Doctor | When they come | Number for appointments
Audiology, HearAid, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 719-544-3828
Breast Specialty Care, Dr. DeWing, 2nd Monday, 719-477-0211
Cardiology, Dr. Gibson, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 719-562-2900
Cardiology, Dr. Gustafson, every Monday, 719-635-7172
Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Salazar, second Friday, 719-566-1277
General Surgery, Dr. Smith, full time, 719-336-7005
General Surgery, Dr. Swanson, varies, 719-336-7005
Hearing Aids, DigiCare, every Tuesday, 719-676-3277
Oncology, Dr. Hoyer/Lisa Adams, 4th Thursday and Friday, 719-365-6568
Ophthalmology, Dr. Clifford, varying schedule, 1-800-526-3937
Ophthalmology, Dr. Roberts, 2nd and 4th Thursday, 719-258-1240
Orthopedics, Dr. Meinig, 1st Wednesday, 4th Friday, 719-776-3360
Orthopedics, Dr. Porter, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 719-595-7780
Podiatry, Dr. Yakel, varying schedule, 719-336-7005
Prosthetics, Hanger Clinic, every Wednesday, 719-542-8522
Pulmonology, Dr. Shapiro, varies, once a month, 719-564-1542
Urology, Dr. Bickel, 2nd Tuesday, 1-877-545-9713
Vascular Surgery, Dr. Hurlbert, 4th Wednesday, 719-364-8346
Our specialty doctors make it convenient for you to receive lab tests, imaging, cardiac tests, rehabilitation and infusion right here in town by coordinating care with other hospital departments. They also work closely with your primary care doctor as part of your healthcare team. The Specialty Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. To reach the main desk, call 719-336-7005.
Watch for upcoming Spotlight articles that will feature a different specialty each week, going in depth into what each specialty covers, and about the visiting doctor who provides the service. Prowers Medical Center prides itself on being the place for complete, compassionate care.