Cronkhite Wealth Strategies

People are worried about their financial future! That’s not surprising given the headlines. They are asking questions like, what “rising” should I be most scared of? Rising interest rates? Rising taxes? or Rising inflation? Should I be scared? or down right terrified? Everything is in a state of flux, income tax rates are going up, tax deductions are going down, the estate tax is going away, it’s coming back again . . . you get the idea.

As an advisor, one of my pivotal roles today is to provide certainty in an uncertain environment.   As a Friend of EPCMS I will bring each EPCMS member a number of effective, individualized, “tried and true” strategies that will bring clarity in this challenging market.

Some of these Services & Products include;

  • A “process” that addresses the 4 stages of wealth: Protection, Accumulation, Distribution and Wealth Transfer.
  • True “Own Occupation and Non Cancelable disability plans to cover Personal income, Debt obligations, Business Overhead expenses, Buy-Sell Agreements. * With Specialty language for your medical specialty.
  • Roth conversations, Pensions, 401(k), IRA, SIMPLE and SEP plans
  • Roth “look a like”, for the wealthy and high income earner.
  • Participating Whole Life, Term Life Insurance, Fixed & Variable Annuities.
  • Long Term Care, Individual Major Medical, Group Medical and Dental Plans

At Cronkhite Wealth Strategies, we are committed to developing meaningful relationships and becoming a trusted and knowledgeable resource to EPCMS Members..

Registered Representative of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS), 7 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004. Securities products and services offered though PAS, 1-888-600-4667. PAS is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Cronkhite Wealth Strategies is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.

PAS is a member FINRA, SIPC

Comito Building and Design, LLC


     Is your current home Ill-Fitting?

  Comito Building and Design is your              

Specializing in Luxury Custom Homes 

                  and Fine Remodels,

             Let us Be Your Resource


Dear Claude & Debbie,

We are excited to welcome you as a new Friend of The El Paso County Medical Society and even more excited to recommend you to our colleagues. I know EPCMS members will truly benefit from this relationship. Thank you very much for the expert handling of the construction of our home. We are thrilled with the finished product and the entire building process with your exceptional team. From the start of the design we felt at ease with you as our partner; your honest cost guidance and creative input throughout the design process truly made our vision into a beautiful luxury home. Throughout construction your staff made the process amazingly low-stress. We appreciate your craftsmanship, attention to detail and dedication to every home you build and we are pleased to call you both close friends.


Dr. John & Cathy Marta


As an award winning custom builder since 1983, Comito Building and Design has established a reputation for building some of the best-built homes in the Colorado Springs area. Consider us a RESOURCE for everything you need when looking to build or remodeling a home:


                ·         Build on Your Homesite or Let Us Help You Find One

                ·         Design your New Luxury Home

                ·         Detailed, Honest & Accurate Cost Analysis For Your Custom Home

                ·         Financing Options Through Our Loan Program Specific to EPCMS members

                ·         Build Your Custom Luxury Home At Incredible Value

Available Homesites:

Information and access to the communities’ finest custom homesites and luxury communities in El Paso & Teller County, we would love to arrange a tour and show you what is available.

Plan Design:

Provide you an exceptional full service custom home building experience through our unique design-build approach. Comito Building and Design orchestrates both the architectural design and the actual construction of the home, which guarantees greater continuity of service throughout the process. When you use Comito Building and Design the process is easy and low-stress, we are the experts in our field, which allows you to focus on what you do best.  

Cost Analysis/Budgeting:

This combination of services will also save you time and money, as our team will give you honest cost guidance throughout the design of your home to make sure we are working towards your budgetary goals.


As a member of The El Paso County Medical Society, you are eligible for unmatched financing opportunities available only to physicians through our Construction Financing Program for Physicians.

Build Your Dream Home:

Competitive, organized and professional. Our experienced team including your assigned client coordinator will guide you through all the selections for your new home and keep you informed of all the activity on your homesite to minimize the amount of your time that is needed

Please ask your colleagues about their New Home!


Dear Claude and Debbie,

We cannot tell you how much we love our home.    You were both so instrumental in making our dream a reality and we cannot thank you enough. From the early stages of Claude having to reassure me about the soils and help us pick the perfect lot to the showing of our home as the 2002 Celebration Home we were confident that you had everything under control and always had our interests at the forefront.  

The countless times that you slowed things down at the planning meetings to assure that Gail was getting exactly what she wanted proved to us that you were interested in building what we saw as our dream home, not what some architect wanted and not what you thought we should have.

Following the completion of our home we have been amazed by the ongoing service that you have provided. This was never more evident than in August of 2009 when our home was struck by lightning and we had a fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damages. Having you two on site the next morning and having our building superintendant, Leo, immediately available really helped get us through a very stressful time with minimal difficulty. We were not even displaced from our home for a single night. I still am amazed that all the work was completed in a month's time.

The awards you won for building our home were well deserved, but most importantly you should know that you built another dream home and made new friends on the way.   My difficult schedule certainly made us less than perfect clients, but you always gracefully accommodated us and, from the clients’ perspective, made the process seem effortless.

While I do not anticipate building again, if I planned on downsizing as my family moves on and I head into retirement, I would not even consider another builder.


Larry J Butler, MD & Gail Butler

Forbush Legal

At Forbush Legal, our focus goes beyond simply designing and implementing effective estate plans and business plans. We focus on fostering close relationships with our clients.  In our opinion, effective estate and business planning can only be done well by a counseling-based, relationship-oriented law firm.  The best planning is built upon a solid foundation of trust, respect and open communication.  Here’s what sets Forbush Legal apart.  We –

  • Focus on our relationship with you, not simply on the transaction

  • Forge collaborative relationships with your other professional advisors

  • Aggressively pursue the best in continuing legal education and modern technology to ensure we stay on the cutting-edge of estate and business planning

  • Invest the time to educate you and your advisors about the best tools and techniques available to achieve your estate planning and business planning objectives

  • Strive to identify legal issues before they become legal problems

  • Maintain memberships in the most respected professional legal organizations

  • Never lose sight of what is best for our clients and their families

As part of our commitment to client relationships we offer flexible appointments including evenings and weekends when needed.  We generally do not charge for initial consultations and we base our fees for most engagements on flat rates rather than hourly charges.

As a Forbush Legal client, you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your unique legal needs are being expertly and personally addressed.

Reeves, Riggs & Brenner, LLC, CPAs


Certified Public Accountants with unique expertise and proven experience serving the health care community.


We have provided personalized tax and accounting services, as well as extensive medical practice consulting, for the last quarter-century serving more than 100 physicians and physician groups in Colorado. 

Let us help you with the business side of your practice so you can get back to doing what you do best…Taking care of your patients!

Please visit our website at for more information about our firm.

Aspen Resource Partners


In its purest form, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) helps a physician maintain their focus on their patients and building an effective  practice.  The constant balancing act of practice viability must endure is growing daily through maintaining compliance with numerous federal and state regulations, workers’ compensation costs and a plethora of other complex issues which increase legal risks in the workplace. 


Aspen Resource Partners is a full service PEO helping make your company's growth simplified by managing time consuming human resource activities for you; freeing your staff to concentrate on operational and revenue-producing tasks giving you the thing you crave the most, the time to grow your business. Think about it, did you really get in business to become a human resource or business law expert?


Well, the good news is that we have the tools to help you build your business by making your growth one thing; simplified.

Front Range Orthopaedics


As a “Friend of EPCMS,” we will continue to support the physicians and the community of Colorado Springs thru exceptional health care and service, and community involvement and support. We feel honored to provide superior orthopaedic care so that patients can continue to enjoy an active and fulfilling Colorado lifestyle!

In our 40 plus year history, we have always taken a fully integrated approach to injury prevention, repair, and recovery. Our philosophy of providing patient centered care with customized treatment options allows us to deliver the highest quality of care along with the compassion and service our patients deserve.

We are committed to high quality, efficient, and affordable orthopaedic care in a comfortable, friendly environment. Our practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the musculo-skeletal system: from the neck to the tip of the toes. This covers treatment of bones, joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons.

We serve the entire community: young and old as well as weekend warriors and professional athletes. Our goal is to help manage and prevent injuries through education and training. Given our wide patient base, our physicians treat a full range of orthopaedic needs, including:

Fracture Care


Sports Medicine

Spine Surgery

Arthritis Surgery

Spine Surgery

Hand Surgery

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Pediatric Orthopaedics


Work Injuries

Tendon Injuries

Nerve Injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cumulative Trauma Disorder

Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Workers Compensation and on the job injuries

Total Joint Replacement

visit us on FACEBOOK and twitter

Become an EPCMS Friend

The El Paso County Medical Society (EPCMS) has created a program that allows businesses to show their support of physicians and the medical profession and provides our 1,000+ member physicians with a valuable list of business resources. Corporate support of EPCMS contributes to the Society's ability to advocate and care for physicians and patients in El Paso and Teller County. EPCMS thanks all of its supporters as it offers new opportunities to reach its membership.

For more information on how to become a Friend of the Society, 719.591.2424 or e-mail Mike Ware at [email protected]

Membership in Friends of EPCMS is by application only and is subject to approval by the EPCMS Friends of the Society Advisory Committee.

Benefits - All Supporters Receive The Following

  • Announcement emailed by EPCMS
  • Recognition on the EPCMS website (alpha order within benefit level) with logo and hyperlink to your website
  • Year round name recognition in EPCMS Newsletter and Membership Directory
  • 1 complimentary email sent from EPCMS to members. Content written by you; subject to EPCMS approval
  • One year subscription to EPCMS Newsletter
  • Opportunity to apply as EPCMS Corporate Supporter
  • Eligible for Friends of EPCMS supporter packages, ie, 10% off cost of Physician Connection Booth, mailing labels and full service mailing service and Physician Directory Advertising plus price of Friend of EPCMS level of support
  • Opportunity to submit articles for publication in EPCMS newsletter
  • Opportunity for recognition as contributor to EPCMS Physicians’ Foundation, the United Way for physicians
  • A certificate identifying your business as a Friend of EPCMS.
  • Acknowledgement poster displayed in EPCMS reception area

Mutually Beneficial, Non-Exclusive Corporate Supporters

The El Paso County Medical Society (EPCMS) provides members with reliable, timely, relevant information and resources that will enable them to preserve or restore the vitality of their medical practice. We are always open to learning of programs designed to identify unique methods that have potential to provide education, communication, resources and tools to members.

EPCMS corporate supporters must provide a product or service that is in some way unique to EPCMS members and that is not now, or will ever, be offered to doctors in our area except through membership in the EPCMS. Though not required we welcome the opportunity to offset dues increases with appropriate non-dues income should that be a part of the package presented.

We receive frequent requests from those who feel they have a product or service that will meet the needs of EPCMS members. Due to the volume of such requests we invite interested organizations to submit an initial Request for Proposals (RFP) which must be reviewed and recommended by our Friends of EPCMS Advisory Committee for final approval to the EPCMS Board of Directors.




Delegates & Alternates

Members are elected to represent EPCMS at Colorado Medical Society House of Delegates meetings.  The Annual meeting is generally held in September each year.  Delegates and alternates meet for a local pre-caucus meeting before the House meeting.  When members feel the society should submit a resolution to the House of Delegates, they are encouraged to contact any Delegate.

Emergency Care Committee
Stein Bronsky, M.D.
Medical directors of all local, civilian and military hospitals, medical advisors of all pre-hospital care services and other appropriate physicians associated with the delivery of emergency care advise the membership on all matters pertaining to emergency medical services and bring the society point-of view to others involved.  The committee meets 12:00 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month.   

Access the 2016 El Paso County Paramedic Protocols here.  The protocols were updated August 2016.

Physician/Nurse Collaborative
Dave Richman, M.D.

Directors of nursing of all local and military hospitals, representatives of the Colorado Nurses Association, El Paso County School Nurses Association, long term care and home health care agencies, and physicians work together for community benefit and to enhance the professional image of nursing.  Each year nurses are selected by their peers to receive the Excellence in Nursing Awards presented by the medical society. The committee meets at 12:15 p.m., second Wednesday of every other month.

Nominate a colleague for the Excellence in Nursing Awards here.

President's Page

By Jeffrey A. Moody, M.D., El Paso County Medical Society Past President

Practice Viability

Those two words may strike fear into your heart, give you a warm fuzzy feeling like a cozy blanket, or may just be two mysterious words that mean very little. As the “leader” of your medical society, I feel I would be remiss if I did not address this issue for our members.

So, what in the world is practice viability? It definitely means different things to different people, but, in general, means what is the future likelihood that your practice or employer will continue to operate in such a financial manner so as to provide you with a vehicle to practice medicine, a livelihood, and an outlet for personal and professional growth and education.

OK, so that’s a mouthful. What does it really mean? I think the meaning of viability really depends on your interest in and knowledge of the business aspects of your practice. For some, viability means more money in the bank than expenses at the end of the month. For others, it means a long-term, strategic financial plan for growth and capital expenditure, allowing for legislative, payer and technological changes for the next twenty years. But, a basic knowledge of the financial algebra of your practice will allow you to be a successful practicing physician for as long as you desire.

Where do we start? First, you went to medical school, residency, fellowship, etc., for many years to learn how to be a great doctor. Not much, or perhaps zero, time was spent on your business education. That’s OK. One of the reasons I became a doctor was to ‘avoid’ that ‘business stuff’. Well, 15 years later, I am knee-deep in it, and had to do a lot of self-education. However, for those of you who do not wish to or do not have the time to learn all the ‘business stuff’, then you have to find, hire and trust people smarter than you to help you with the business aspects of your practice.

Another aspect of this which is hard for most doctors is that we are smart. We have always been at the tops of our classes, first, magna cum laude…, but we never went to business school, so we don’t have the education to be smart about business. It is hard to admit to ourselves that:

A. We don’t know something.
B. We might need help or have to find someone smarter than us about something in which we are not experts.

That’s OK. It’s a 12 step program, and the first step is realizing you have a problem. Repeat after me: “I don’t know everything about everything, including how to manage my practice.” There, see, that didn’t hurt a bit, did it?

If you can really acknowledge your own strengths and weaknesses, you are now more than 50% of the way on to a healthier, happier practice and a strong, consistent bottom line.

Next time, we will get into the nitty gritty of how to make this happen. Cheers,


Acute Care; Labs; Outpatient Clinic
Facilities, Laboratories, Outpatient Clinics:

Aspen Pointe

Acute Services (Lighthouse)
115 Parkside Dr. 80910

525 N. Cascade Ave., #100 80903
572-6100 Fax: 572-6199

Adult & Rural Services/Pathways ACCESS Center
875 W. Moreno Ave. 80905
572-6100 Fax: 572-6299

Aspen Pointe Cafe at Citizens Service Center
1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. 80907

5069 N. Academy Blvd. 80918

Child & Family Services
179 Parkside Dr. 80910
572-6100 Fax: 572-6399

Counseling Services
2864 S. Circle Dr., #600 80906
572-6100 Fax: 264-6616

Health Network/TeleCare
2864 S. Circle Dr., #1000 80906
572-6100 Fax: 572-6089

Woodland Park
300 W. Lake Ave., #4 80866
800-285-1204 Fax: 686-0738

Audubon Surgery Center
3030 N. Circle Dr. 80909
867-7505 Fax: 867-7597

Broadmoor Medical Clinic
1299 Lake Plaza Dr. 80906
527-1728 Fax: 527-1749

Cedar Springs Behavioral Health System
2135 Southgate Rd. 80906
633-4114 Fax: 578-0857

Centura Health - Penrose Community Urgent Care
3205 N. Academy Blvd. 80917

Centura Health - Penrose Hospital (Main)
2222 N. Nevada Ave. 80907
Main Telephone: 776-5000
Main Fax: 577-2500
Administration: 776-5111
Admissions: 776-5330
Dictation: 591-4444
Dietary: 776-5191
Discharge: 776-5173
Emergency: 776-5333
Laboratory: 776-5101
Medical Records: 776-5296
Medical Staff: 776-5114
Medical Staff Fax: 776-2580
Radiology: 776-5135

Centura Health - St. Francis Med. Center
6001 E. Woodmen Rd. 80923
Main Telephone: 571-1000
Administration: 571-2101
Dictation: 591-4444
Dietary: 571-1911
Discharge: 571-5105
Emergency: 571-1476
Medical Records: 571-1032
Medical Staff: 571-2016
Medical Staff Fax: 571-2021
Radiology: 571-1311
Radiology Fax: 571-1309

CSHP Surgery Center
1615 Medical Ctr. Point 80907
636-3555 Fax: 667-4230

Emergicare Medical Clinic
3002 S. Academy Blvd. 80916
Main Telephone: 390-7017
Main Fax: 392-5574
Administration: 577-9855

4083 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 80918
Main Telephone: 594-0046
Main Fax: 594-0472
Administration: 577-9855

402 E. Garden of the Gods Rd. 80907
Main Telephone: 590-1701
Main Fax: 590-1703
Administration: 577-9855

Evans Army Community Hospital
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Directory Assistance: 526-7000
Emergency: 526-7111
Laboratory: 526-7900
Radiology: 526-7300

ExpressCare Plus
2141 N. Academy Cir., #102 80909
597-4200 Fax: 597-4495

Falcon Urgent Care
7475 McLaughlin Rd.
Falcon, CO 80831
495-9994 Fax: 495-9904

HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
325 Parkside Dr. 80910
Main Telephone: 630-8000
Main Fax: 520-0387
Administration: 630-2321
Admissions: 630-2308
Dietary: 630-2310

Laboratory Corp. of America 
5664 N. Union Blvd. 80918
590-4817 Fax: 590-4892

3225 International Cir., Ste. 200 80910
634-3658 Fax: 473-2962

1304 N. Academy Blvd. 80909
596-3117 Fax: 550-0215

8540 Scarborough Dr., Ste. 170 80920
282-3879 Fax: 282-1023

MHS-Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E. Boulder St. 80909
Main Telephone: 365-5000
Main Fax: 365-5207
Administration: 365-5110
Admissions: 365-5220
Dictation: 365-5773
Dietary: 365-5256
Discharge: 365-8411
Emergency: 365-5221
General & Vascular Surgery: 630-8111
Laboratory: 365-5260
Laboratory Fax: 365-2385
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center: 365-5960
Medical Records: 365-5275
Medical Staff: 365-5124
Medical Staff Fax: 365-6884
Radiology: 365-5120
Radiology Fax: 365-5785
Rehab: 365-2777
Rehab Fax: 365-2750
Scheduling Services: 365-5240

MHS-Memorial Hospital North
4050 Briargate Pkwy. 80920
Main Telephone: 364-5000
Administration: 364-5110
Admissions: 365-6930
Dictation: 365-5500
Dietary: 364-1107
Emergency: 364-3357
Laboratory: 364-3164
Medical Records: 364-2351
Medical Staff: 364-2358
Medical Staff Fax: 365-6884
Radiology: 364-3241
Radiology Fax: 365-5785
Scheduling Services: 365-5240

Memorial Hospital For Children
1400 E. Boulder St. 80909
365-5000 Fax: 365-5722

Memorial Medical Building
525 Foote Ave. 80909
Cancer Center: 365-5800
Cardiothoracic Surgery: 365-5445
Memorial Cancer Medicine Practice: 365-6568

Memorial Outpatient Surgery
at Printers Park

175 S. Union Blvd. 80910

Printers Park Medical Plaza
175 S. Union Blvd. 80910
Adult Outpatient Rehab: 365-5642
Audiology: 365-5642
Cardiac Rehab: 365-5747
Disease & Wellness Center: 365-6987
Laboratory: 365-1070
Mary Lou Beshears Breast Care Center: 365-2900
Occupational Medicine: 365-6840
Pediatric Outpatient Rehab: 365-5422
Pulmonary Rehab: 365-5924
Radiology & Imaging: 365-1055
Senior Clinic: 365-6363
Wound Healing Center: 365-6881

Memorial Administrative Center (MAC)
2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 80909
Emergency Medical Services (EMS): 365-2000
Human Resources: 365-5114
Medical Network: 365-5025
Patient Financial Services: 365-5242

MHS-Pediatric Surgery Services: 365-5888
1725 E. Boulder St., Ste 104 80909

MHS-Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2121 E. LaSalle St., Ste 201 80909
365-2244 Fax: 365-2245

MHS-Health Link/Outpatient Labs
5360 N. Academy Blvd., #220 80918
444-CARE (2273) Fax: 365-5754

MHS-Dublin Radiology: 265-3710
2685 Dublin Blvd. 80918

MHS-Briargate Medical Campus
8890 N. Union Blvd. 80920
Laboratory: 365-6451
Occupational Medicine: 365-6439
Radiology: 365-6463
Urgent Care: 365-2888

MHS-Westside Services
2020 W. Colorado Ave. 80904
Adult Outpatient Labs: 365-2930 Fax:365-2932

MHS-Adult Outpatient Rehab Services
400 W. Midland Ave., #100 Woodland Park 80863
687-3044 Fax: 687-8325

2999 New Center Point 80922
365-5842 Fax: 365-6878

415 Rockrimmon Blvd. 80919
365-6871 Fax: 365-6791

3661 A Star Ranch Rd. 80906
365-2821 Fax: 365-2822

MHS- Foundation: 365-4483
1519 E. Boulder St. 80909

Medical Office Building One
Memorial Hospital North Campus

4110 Briargate Parkway 80920
Adult Outpatient Rehab: 365-6411
Memorial Breast Surgery Specialists: 477-0211
Pediatric Outpatient Rehab: 365-5422
Sleep Disorder Center: 365-5075
Memorial Vein Center: 884-8135
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center: 365-5960

MHS-Circle Square Shopping Center
2767 Janitell Rd. 80906

PENRAD-Administration Office
1390 Kelly Johnson Blvd.

PENRAD-Audubon Medical Campus
3050 N. Cir. Dr. 80909
785-9000 Fax: 867-7900

PENRAD-Monument Radiology
550 Highway 105, #101 Monument 80132
488-9872 Fax: 481-0126

2202 N. Nevada 80907
785-9000 Fax: 867-7900

PENRAD-Sisters Grove Pavilion
6011 E. Woodmen Rd., #10 80923

785-9000 Fax: 867-7900

Penrose Mountain Urgent Care
41 State Hwy 67 Woodland Park 80863
686-0551 Fax: 686-8863

Peterson Air Force Base
559 Vincent St. 80914-1540

Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
16420 W. Highway 24 80863
Main Telephone: 687-5725
Main Fax: 686-5725
Dictation: 686-8283
Dietary: 686-5779
Discharge: 686-5779
Laboratory: 686-5730
Fax: 687-2783
Medical Records: 686-5720
Medical Staff: 686-5707
Radiology: 686-5740
Fax: 686-5882
Scheduler: 686-5871

Premier Diagnostic Center
3920 N. Union Blvd., #100 80907
268-3329 Fax: 266-0466

Quest Diagnostic
1715 N. Weber St., #140 80907
636-3707 Fax: 632-2304

155 Printers Pkwy., #110 80910
473-3097 Fax: 473-0923

2610 Tenderfoot Hill St., #101 80906
226-0003 Fax: 226-0004

2405 Research Pkwy. 80920
264-0949 Fax: 266-1537

6140 Tutt Blvd., #130 80923
637-7997 Fax: 637-8014

6340 Barnes Rd. 80922
638-5633 Fax: 638-8021

Select Long Term Care Hospital
6001 E. Woodmen Rd., 6th Floor 80923
Main Telephone: 571-6000
Admissions: 571-6121
Case Management: 571-6120
Human Resources: 571-6116
Marketing: 571-6119
Nurses' Station: 571-6101

Select Physical Therapy
15 S. Weber, Ave. A 80903
630-7774 Fax: 630-7190

5520 South US Hwy 85/87 80911
391-0044 Fax: 391-0012

1730 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument 80132
488-8849 Fax: 481-4802

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