The Best of Health 2021
Whether it's your pet or your family, here are our readers' choices for the best health companies
Best Health Insurer
Whether you insure yourself or you are covered through your employer, Kaiser Permanente wants to make the world of health insurance as accessible as possible, while educating you along the way.
Meanwhile, Kaiser’s Charitable Health Coverage program helps to make sure those with low incomes are still able to get the health care they need.
“We’re here to help you make the health care choices that are right for you – from choosing your health plan to knowing how to get the most out of it,” Kaiser’s website states.
While specializing in heart and trauma care, the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies provides a wide array of services to keep the Front Range healthy. The 166-bed Loveland medical center is also home to Air Link, the emergency medical and critical care air transportation program for UCHealth.
“Whether you’re a guest or a visitor at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins or Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, our goal is to deliver world-class care and customer service that exceeds your expectations,” the hospital’s website states.
Best Behavioral/Mental Health Provider (TIE)
Providing quality health care and coverage for more than 75 years, Kaiser Permanente supports all facets of your health, not just your physical.
At Kaiser, you don’t need a referral for mental health services, so you can get the help you need as quickly as possible. Kaiser Permanente’s goal is to provide health care that is specific to you and as hassle-free as possible.
“We offer many options for members with mental, emotional, and addiction issues – as your partners in health, we’ll help you find what works for you,” the company’s website states.
Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to empowering adults, children and families alike to live lives as fulfilling as possible. MHCD has a presence in multiple Denver public schools and multiple community sites where it offers treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services. Help is focused on increasing a person’s recovery throughout his or her life, not just once.
“The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovative and effective community behavioral health care,” the company indicates on its website.
Best Orthopedic Clinic
With 19 locations across the Front Range, the Orthopedic Centers of Colorado aim to provide patients with care specific to their situation.
More than 150 orthopedic surgeons, doctors and allied health specialists work together to provide a patient experience that gets patients back on the path to recovery.
With appointment times catered to the patient, X-rays, MRIs and CT scans are also available at any of OCC’s three imaging centers, located in Colorado Springs and South and East Denver from the early morning to the evening.
- Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center
- Steadman Hawkins Clinic
- Orthopedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
Best Plastic Surgery
Offering options in both cosmetic and reconstruction surgery, Boulder Plastic Surgery provides services that help you achieve your self-improvement goals. Whether it be tummy tucks, breast augmentation or a variety of other operations, Drs. Kuisle, Hartley and Maxhimer’s 30 years of general surgery and plastic surgery training experience make clients feel comfortable from the first meeting to the last appointment.
Boulder Plastic Surgery’s mission is “to provide our patients with uncompromising quality of plastic surgical care in a personal, professional and caring environment to ensure optimum outcomes.”
Best Veterinary Clinic (THREE-WAY TIE)
Located in Boulder, the Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital offers a variety of services to keep your animal companion healthy.
With a staff of nine, the team at Indian Peaks understands the bond between owners and their pets and navigates each case with the utmost respect.
In addition to routine wellness exams, surgery and pet vaccinations, Indian Peaks also offers boarding options while you are away.
“Our mission is to provide excellent veterinary care for our patients in a friendly, compassionate and convenient environment,” the hospital’s website states.
Whether a pet is experiencing health problems, or just in need of some routine grooming, the full-care facility at the Pets on Broadway Animal Hospital gives individualized care to pets throughout the Denver area.
Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, Pets on Broadway instills confidence that the care your pet will receive will be as professional as it gets.
“Our Denver animal hospital is dedicated to providing affordable, reliable and first-class medical services for your pets,” the hospital’s website states.
The VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital offers a $25 price tag for your pet’s first exam, but don’t let the affordable prices fool you; the VCA family prides itself on the vast knowledge its veterinarians provide.
Primary care options cover everything from vaccines to MRIs for your pet; the hospital also offers more specialized care centered around internal medicine and orthopedic services.
“We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet’s life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventative care to keep her happy and healthy,” the hospital’s website states.