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Advanced Pediatrics Celebrates 45 Years!

Forty-five years ago, APA founders -- Dr. Michael Kurtz and Dr. Lee Thompson -- opened a small pediatric office in Aurora, Colorado.  Since then, Advanced Pediatrics has grown to a four-location team of more than 20 pediatric health care providers. From birth through college, APA providers and staff look forward to forming a close relationship with children and their families… monitoring growth and development, caring for illness and injuries, and providing behavioral and parenting advice through all the magical milestones of parenthood.

We attribute our patient loyalty to our commitment to keeping up with the latest advancements in pediatric medicine, while maintaining the small-office atmosphere of caring, accessible and personalized care.  We value our close and longtime relationships with Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Hospital as important resources for clinical education and training for our staff.  

Our providers and staff are actively involved in the communities we serve.  Many of our providers are on committees at Children’s Hospital Colorado, as well as on the teaching staff with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical School. Advanced Pediatrics frequently wins community awards -- such as Colorado Parent “Family Favorite Pediatric Care” -- and participates in family friendly community events. 

Generations of local families return to Advanced Pediatrics each year for pediatric care for their children.  Learn more about the history of Advanced Pediatric Associates below:

Key Milestones in Advanced Pediatrics History

1972     Doctors Michael Kurtz and Lee Thompson open first office in Aurora.

1981     Dr. Freeman Ginsburg joins APA, becoming partner in 1982.

1984     APA opens second office in Centennial.

1989     APA hires first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

1995     APA introduces Nurse Advice Line.

2003     APA launches website with comprehensive pediatric health library.

2004     APA opens third office in Parker.

2007     APA implements new Electronic Medical Records system.

2009     APA honored as “Success Story” by Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

             APA awarded “Better Performing Practice” by MGMA in all four performance areas.  

2012     APA launches Facebook page for patients.  

2013     APA Transitions to New PedsConnect EMR.

             Aurora office moves to 1300 Potomac St.

2014     APA opens 4th office in Denver’s Stapleton community.

             APA launches MyChart Patient Portal.

             Dr. Bradley Kurtz honored as 5280 “Top Doctor.”

2015     Dr. William Payne appointed Pediatric Department Chair by the Board of Directors at Parker Adventist Hospital.

             Dr. Stephanie Stevens elected to Medical Board at Colorado Children’s Hospital.

2016     APA launches mobile friendly website.

             APA launches CARE Project for children with complex medical needs.

             Dr. Stephanie Stevens receives “Career Teaching Scholar Award” from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical School.

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