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All local OB/GYN’s now in one practice

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The Vail Valley has four OB/GYN doctors and soon all of them will be practicing under one group, Colorado Mountain Medical.

Keith P. Samuels, M.D., currently of Vail Valley OB/GYN, will join the team Dec. 20.

“We greatly look forward to Dr. Samuels coming to Colorado Mountain Medical,” said Brooks Bock, M.D., CEO of Colorado Mountain Medical, P.C. “His addition will complement our talented team very well.”

The impact to Dr. Samuels’ current patients will be minimal, according to a Vail Valley Medical Center statement released Tuesday. Samuels is presently headquartered at Vail Valley OB/GYN in the Edwards Pavilion and will now see patients primarily at the Edwards office of Colorado Mountain Medical on the second floor of the same building.

“This will be a very smooth transition come December, said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “Dr. Samuels’ move to Colorado Mountain Medical will enhance the OB/GYN care in the community, providing greater continuity to the women in Eagle County.”

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Currently all four OB/GYN’s share “call” so a woman in labor could have her baby delivered by any of the four, regardless of if she knows that doctor. Come December, with all OB/GYN’s joining in one practice, patients are likely to meet each of the doctors at some point during pregnancy, becoming more familiar with them.

At the time of birth, the “on-call” OB/GYN will have likely developed a relationship with the expectant mother, creating a more comfortable birthing experience for both the family and the physician. This also encourages greater patient safety as the doctor will be more familiar with that patient and their individual medical needs, according to the hospital statement.

For questions regarding this change, call Vail Valley OB/GYN at 970-569-7750, or 970-476-7600.

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