Primary Care Partners Welcomes Stephanie Daniel, MD to Fruita, CO

Welcome to doctor Stephanie Daniel to Fruita, Colorado. Dr. Daniel is accepting new patients. Call 970-256-5285 for an appointment.

Dr. Stephanie Daniel joined Red Canyon Family Medicine in 2021.  Prior to that, she worked as a Hospitalist and a Utilization Review Physician Advisor at St Mary’s Hospital. She has also provided patient care at Medicus Healthcare Solutions; Alliance Urgent Care in Tolleson, Arizona; ASAP Health Solutions in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Rural Physicians Group in Arizona.

National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 24-May 1, 2021. NIIW is an annual observance to highlight the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children, and this year a priority is to ensure that families stay on track for children’s routine checkups and vaccinations, even during COVID-19. As in-person learning and play become more common, on-time vaccination is even more urgent to help provide immunity against 14 diseases with recommended childhood vaccinations. More…

Vaccines Help Some COVID Long-Haulers

According to an article on the website, COVID vaccines can help some people with lingering COVID symptoms. The article says:

“An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get COVID-19 suffer from lingering symptoms of the disease, or what’s known as long-COVID…

In the absence of large studies, researchers are culling what information they can from patient stories, informal surveys and clinicians’ experiences. For instance, about 40% of the 577 long COVID patients contacted by the group Survivor Corps say they felt better after getting vaccinated.”

Primary Care Partners’ COVID-19 Recovery Team can also help with lingering COVID symptoms through Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition and Behavioral Health. Patients can call their doctor’s office or the Physical Therapy Specialty Center for questions to determine if the program would be right for them.

Family Physicians of Western Colorado (970) 245-1220
Red Canyon Family Medicine (970) 256-5285
Tabeguache Family & Sports Medicine (970) 256-5201
Western Colorado Pediatric Associates (970) 243-5437
Western Colorado Physicians Group (970) 241-6011
The Physical Therapy Specialty Center (970) 241-5856

Mask Requirement at Primary Care Partners

Primary Care Partners is a proud 5-star business partner! As a healthcare facility and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff, all Primary Care Partners locations will still require patients and visitors to wear a mask or face covering while inside our facilities. We appreciate your support and cooperation.

Food For Life Class – SOLD OUT

Seats are limited and this series is sold out. This class series will be offered again. Check back on this website for updates on future classes.


These classes teach you how to improve your health with a plant-based diet.


Register here or call 970-245-1220

Regular Price: $70 for 1 person for all 7-classes, dinner included!

Discounted Price: $100 for 2 people for all 7-classes, dinner included!

  • nutrition information
  • cooking demos
  • delicious recipes
  • supportive group setting

Orchard Mesa Research Station
3168 B 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503

6:00-8:00 PM 

Class 1 – Power of Your Plate

Class 2 – Let’s Go!

Class 3 – Getting in Gear

Class 4 – Breaking the Food Seduction

Class 5 – Keys for Natural Appetite Control

Class 6 – Digestive Health

Class 7 – Healthy Blood Pressure

Join Food for Life Instructor

Susan Sayers, MD

Register here or call 970-245-1220


This 7 week series of cooking classes is based on PCRM’s successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program.  This program has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals.  It is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet.  For some people, it’s the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy.  Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience.

Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health.  In our classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and a full delicious, healthful meal in a supportive group setting.

The Food for Life program is a direct service nutrition education program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Amy Bratteli & Nicole Wilke will be continuing their hormone therapy services at Primary Care Partners. Though they are no longer offering primary care services, they can assess and care for your hormone needs. If you’d like to be scheduled for a consultation or have questions, please call (970) 256-5285.

Connect with Colorado Spirit – COVID Long Hauler Support Group

COVID Long-Hauler Support Group

April 20, 2021, at 12:00 pm

If you or someone you know is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for the past several weeks or months, the Colorado Spirit Team invites you to a free online support group. Join us in an open discussion forum as the group shares experiences with chronic symptoms.

Meeting ID: 928 8399 6007

Go to this Colorado Spirit initiative link for more information.


Long Hauler info – CO Spirit Long-Hauler April PDF

Managing Physical and Emotional Reactions to COVID – CO Spirit COVID Support Group PDF

Total Body Composition Scan

Body Composition Scans are now offered at Primary Care Partners by Grand Junction Diagnostics and you can get one without a doctor’s referral. Just call (970) 241-6014 for an appointment. The whole-body Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) scan can be used as a body analysis test to evaluate total body composition including muscle, bone, and fat content with a high degree of precision. Here is a whole-body DEXA scan sample.

Body Composition Analysis

Patients can opt to receive an evaluation of the results from our registered dietitian.

How much does a body composition scan cost?

Only $75 per scan with a detailed report
Meet with our dietitian to review results for an additional $25
Call (970) 241-6014 for an appointment

Reasons to get a Body Composition Scan

Adipose Tissue Index

Where fat accumulates in the body can have considerably different health effects. Generally, subdermal white adipose tissue is healthy, while abdominal white adipose tissue expansion in obesity is closely associated with metabolic disease.

Most Accurate Method

DEXA is the most accurate technique for body composition analysis trusted by science and elite sports research labs. It is a much more accurate body fat analysis test than BMI, InBody Scan, Bod Pod, hydrostatic weighing, and the caliper body fat test (body fat pinch test).

Track and Identify Body Changes

The DEXA body fat scan can be used to track your muscle gains and body fat measurement in specific body areas. It can monitor the actual physiological reaction of your body to your diet or exercise plan.

FDA-Approved for Body Composition

The FDA-approved DEXA uses x-ray technology to assess bone, muscle, and fat mass in your body. This is the same technology that has been used for years to measure bone density for osteoporosis diagnosis. However, this is scan not intended to be used to diagnose osteoporosis.


To detect the composition of each square inch of your body, the DEXA uses very weak x-ray beams. These findings not only provide you with a total body fat percentage measurement but also full visualization and examination of your lean muscle tissue and bone density.

Events – Diabetes Group

Interested in diabetes support in a group setting?

We are offering 6 weeks of diabetes group sessions on Zoom.

The group meets on Zoom every other week. Choose what dates work best for you:

Group 1
March 16, 30;  April 13, 27; May 11, 25;  5:00 – 6:30 PM on Tuesdays

Group 2
April 15, 29; May 13, 27; June 10, 24, 12:00 – 1:30 PM on Thursdays

Group 3
July 20; Aug.  3, 17, 31; Sept.  14, 28; 5:00 – 6:30 PM on Tuesdays

Group 4
Sept. 2, 16, 30; Oct.  4, 28; Nov. 11; 12:00-1:30 PM on Thursdays

This will include 2 visits with Britta Czapla MD or Lora Page FNP-BC CDE, and 6, 90-minute group interactions to help maintain health with diabetes – All for the cost of the copay that is usually only a 15-minute visit! Your insurance will be billed and you will have your normal co-pay as if for an office visit.

*Please download Zoom from the app store online

To sign up call Linda at 970-245-1220

Information about this and other Primary Care Partners events can be found on our Events Page here.

DOCS On Call Welcomes Ryan Sullivan, MD

DOCS on Call has a new physician joining their staff at Primary Care Partners. Dr. Sullivan joined DOCS On Call in February 2021. He has a deep appreciation for primary care as well as sports performance medicine, hospitalist work, and urgent/emergent management. His strengths include laceration repair/suturing, skin procedures, joint injections and aspiration, acute management of fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries, and inpatient management of complex hospitalized patients