Associates in Family Medicine, one of the largest primary care health practices in Northern Colorado, has been sold to national provider VillageMD.
The sale was announced Tuesday. VillageMD also purchased Rocky Mountain Family Practice in Longmont, adding more than 80 primary care clinicians and 10 primary care offices to its 250 locations in 14 states. VillageMD’s website says it serves 1.6 million patients.
A spokesperson for the company said it does not disclose patient totals for individual practices like Associates in Family Medicine or Rocky Mountain Family Practice.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
There are no plans to close any offices or Associates in Family Medicine’s Fort Collins-based call center, the spokesperson said. All Associates in Family Medicine employees will become employees of Village Medical.
“Patients will receive care from the same experienced providers they built a relationship with — however Village Medical also brings enhancements,” the company said in an email to the Coloradoan. “This includes additional tools and technology that help the providers in the market to be able to spend more time with their patients.”
Associates in Family Medicine’s patients will “still be treated by experienced, trusted providers,” said Dr. James Kesler of Associates in Family Medicine. “Now they’ll be part of a broader network of care with additional access to information and coordination services.”
Associates in Family Medicine was founded in 1962 and has grown to include 80 health care providers in a dozen locations in Fort Collins and Windsor.
In addition to same-day and virtual appointments, VillageMD will provide in-home primary care visits later this year. The company also has its own docOS operating platform, which helps providers “close gaps in care and helps patients be better informed about their health and care,” according to the release.
Existing patients will be notified later this year when and how to switch to VillageMD’s patient portal.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming new and existing patients from Fort Collins, Longmont, North Boulder County, and beyond to experience primary care as it should be — available, personalized and conveniently coordinated around their needs,” said Tim Barry, chair and CEO of VillageMD in a statement.
Pat Ferrier is a senior reporter covering business, health care and growth issues in Northern Colorado. Contact her at [email protected]. Please support her work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a subscription today.