With the decision by Dr. Woodard to focus his practice on Wound Care only, Estes Park Health evaluated the best options to provide surgical care to the community. Estes Park Health has contracted with Rural Physicans Group (RPG) for surgicalists. A surgicalist is a highly trained, board-certified surgeon who provides surgical services in the hospital and outpatient clinic.
RPG embodies a unique surgicalist model that provides vital health services to rural communities across the United States. RPG recruits exceptional surgicalist physicians who are committed to providing excellent patient care in rural communities. Each surgicalist physician understands the business of healthcare and is a champion of enhancing the overall patient experience. The surgicalist program will allow more patients to have surgery in Estes Park and remain close to home for follow-up care.