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What is snow blindness?

Medical Moments, Press Releases

By Dr. Paul Koelliker, MD Snow, (even when it’s less than we’d all hoped for) is something we all need to account for when we go out to enjoy it. One thing you might not be thinking of is the phenomenon of Snow Blindness. Medically known as photokeratitis or ultraviolet keratopathy is an ultraviolet (UV) light burn to … Continued

11 Tips for Healthy Travel

Medical Moments, Press Releases

By Eric Johnson, MS, FNP-BC It’s only January, and nevertheless, you may already be thinking spring break. Make the most of your travels by planning appropriately! Whether you’re staying within the borders of the United States, or traveling abroad, every country has its own special risks, from minor to severe and a consultation prior to travel can help to … Continued

An Easier Way In

Facility Updates, Press Releases

New handicap ramp improves patient access to primary care January 9, 2018 (Telluride, CO) — The Telluride Regional Medical Center announced this week the completion of a handicap ramp built to accommodate patients accessing primary care services.  The project was funded by Telluride Women Give, a philanthropic giving circle of the Telluride Medical Center Foundation and, … Continued

Should I go to work sick?


Many people face this question when they are sick. From time to time, we all must balance the possibility of lost wages or letting down your co-workers or boss versus calling in sick to work. Here are four rules to help you make a good decision: 1. Are you contagious? If you have a viral or … Continued

Four Vaccines Adults Shouldn’t Forget

Medical Moments, Press Releases


By Eric Johnson, MS, FNP-BC We are all well aware of the myriad of immunizations required and obtained during childhood, but after the high school years, our awareness of immunizations seems to fall off the radar. While not many, there are several immunizations that are beneficial in adulthood. Here are four I think are most … Continued

Forty years is a long time

CEO Blog

For nearly 40 years our medical center has occupied this facility. Forty years! And while, since 1978, we have evolved, as much as possible, right along with complex technologies and population growth, we’ve outgrown this 10,000-square-foot remodeled building, built in the 1960s. We can do better for our community. Will you join the list of … Continued

Dr. Hall Joins Telluride Medical Center’s Emergency Team

Press Releases

December 6, 2017 (TELLURIDE, CO) — This month the Telluride Regional Medical Center welcomed a new Emergency Medicine physician to the team. Dr. William “Bill” Hall first moved to Telluride to ski in 1988, but soon became involved in EMS, which only led him off the slopes and on to medical school. After years at … Continued

Tips for safe sledding

Medical Moments, Press Releases

Winter has arrived and those beautiful snowy hills look perfect…to sled down as fast as you can! Along with skis and snowshoes, sleds come out of storage at the very first snowfall of winter. And why not? Sledding is fun for all ages and requires no skill or talent, you need only a hill with … Continued

Mountain Mama 101


December 5, 2017 (TELLURIDE, CO) — Expecting mothers and their partners are invited to join the Primary Care team at the Telluride Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, December 12, 5:30-6:30p.m., to learn about prenatal health and caring for newborns, specifically in this region. The event will cover pre-natal myths, oxygen needs for infants at altitude, normal schedules for well-baby checks … Continued

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