Brenton Wright, PT, DPT- Physical Therapist

Brenton Wright, PT, DPT
Physical Therapy 

Brenton Wright, PT, DPT is a physical therapist in Cortez, Colorado. He specializes in treating orthopedic and neuro populations; specifically knee surgeries and BPPV vertigo. He can help with vertigo, falls, exercise recommendations and more. Contact us at 970-564-2460 for more information.

Common Procedures and Expertise

  • Orthopedic and neuro populations
  • Knee surgeries
  • BPPV vertigo
  • Vertigo, falls, and exercise recommendations
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

Care Philosophy

“Everyone can always improve. I want to get my patients back to doing all the things they love in the community.As a team we have a very comprehensive mixture of therapists That allow us to treat a variety of diagnoses successfully. We use that diverse set of skills to make sure the patient has the best outcome possible. It’s important that people know that I am very excited and energetic about my job, and truly enjoy getting people better.”

Brenton has been an outstanding help in regaining the range of motion in my knees after bilateral total knee replacement. I am a difficult case as I was so restricted preoperatively. Brenton has tried multiple strategies, extensively researched, and done everything but stand on his head to help me regain adequate function, and I am sure he WOULD stand on his head if he felt it would help me. He is the perfect combination of cheerleader and taskmaster.  SHS is very lucky to have him, and I am blessed to have him as my primary PT here. He is determined to get me the best outcome possible. If I arrive early for an appointment, he takes me immediately if he is not with another patient, and gives me extra time if necessary, because obviously we have TWO joints to work on! His positive attitude reflects well on the PT department, as well as the organization as a whole. M.L, Patient

Education

Undergraduate: Kansas State University

Physical Therapy Training: Midwestern University- Glendale, Arizona

Internship: Falls City, NE; Wickenburg, AZ,& The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ

More about Brenton

Hometown: Hiawatha, KS

Interests and Favorites: “My wife is a PTA here. I love the outdoors, sports, and my dogs. I have two labs that I take hiking every chance I get. I am a huge Chiefs fan, and I have enjoyed winning the AFC west the last two years. As for favorite foods and destinations, oreos, seafood and New Orleans top off the list.”

 

 

Walk-In Care Clinic in Cortez moves to Hospital Campus

Walk-In Care Clinic in Cortez moves to Hospital Campus

July 30, 2018

CORTEZ, CO– Southwest Medical Group is excited to announce that the Walk-In Care Clinic will open at its new location, 1413 N. Mildred Road on Monday, July 30th. The building is located at the front of the Southwest Memorial Hospital campus on Mildred Road in Cortez. We will be in our current location on 2095 N. Dolores Highway until close of business on July 28th, 2018.

We’ve appreciated the opportunity to work in Dr. Barkhurst’s building on N. Dolores Highway and are grateful to her and Don Barkhurst for allowing us to provide care in that location for many years. We feel that our move to campus is in the best interest of our patients and community and the proximity to the rest of our services and staff will enhance our ability to provide quality care.

The Walk-In Hours will remain the same:

  • 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and Saturday from 8am-4pm
  • Phone number will remain the same: 970-564-1037
  • New Address: 1413 N. Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321

The Walk-In Care clinic is under the direction of Dr. Leslie Stanwix. Lane Shepard, PA-C also provides medical care at the Walk-In Care clinic. Typical Walk-In visits include:

  • Back & joint pain
  • Lacerations
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Slips & falls
  • Minor head injury without loss of consciousness
  • Colds, cough, flu, sinus infection
  • Allergies
  • Minor cuts & burns
  • Sprains & strains

About Southwest Health System

Southwest Health System operates Southwest Medical Group in Montezuma County as well as Southwest Memorial Hospital. SHS is a private, not-for-profit corporation operating under all guidelines and regulations for non-profits. For more information visit swhealth.org/whereforcare.

antimicrobial stewardship

Southwest Medical Group added to Telligen’s Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Honor Roll

Southwest Medical Group added to Telligen’s Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Honor Roll

July 12, 2018

CORTEZ, CO- The clinics of Southwest Medical Group were recently recognized as Antibiotic Stewardship Champions. Marc Meyer, R.Ph, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC received word of this honor from Telligen on Friday, July 6th. “On behalf of Telligen QIN-QIO, we would like to highlight the work of our providers who have bachieved the goal of implementing all of the CDC Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship. We would like to acknowledge your hard work and dedication to this incredibly important measure aimed at improving antibiotic related patient safety and slowing the spread of antibiotic resistance.  As such, we have added you to our Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Honor Roll which is displayed on our corporate website” said Andrea J. Campbell, RN, MSN, program specialist for Telligen. The Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) strives to create better health, better care and better value for people with Medicare in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa. (Telligen, 2018).

Marc J. Meyer R.Ph, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC who was recently recognized as an APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) Hero and has helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Quality Forum develop ASM guidance documents has led this effort by instituting a collaborative, education-based guideline-development process. According to Telligen (2018), “healthcare providers on the Telligen honor roll have implemented all four Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship, demonstrating commitment to improve the quality of patient care, slow the development of community antibiotic resistance and reduce adverse drug events caused by unnecessary use of antibiotics.”

The CDC states that antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Improving antibiotic prescribing involves implementing effective strategies to modify prescribing practices to align them with evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management. (CDC, 2018).

To learn more about antibiotic stewardship, visit https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/community/improving-prescribing/core-elements/core-outpatient-stewardship.html

For more information about Telligen: https://telligenqinqio.com/our-work/antibiotic-stewardship/

About Southwest Health System

Southwest Health System operates Southwest Medical Group in Montezuma County as well as Southwest Memorial Hospital. SHS is a private, not-for-profit corporation operating under all guidelines and regulations for non-profits. For more information, visit www.swhealth.org.