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HRRMC Adds Telepsychiatry Services

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is now offering telepsychiatry services for patients. This video conferencing model allows HRRMC Psychiatry Services to better meet the mental health needs and demands of the community.Fredi Prochoda

Fredi Prochoda, DNP, offers psychiatric medication assessment and management via videoconference from her office in Woodland Park. Prochoda works in conjunction with HRRMC Psychiatry Services' on-site nursing support at the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Hwy. 50, in Salida. Patients schedule appointments at the HRRMC Medical Clinics.

"Fredi Prochoda's experience and training in psychiatric medicine will provide patients in our service area with the opportunity to obtain high-quality health services locally," said hospital CEO Bob Morasko. "Videoconferencing is something new to our community but is proving to be successful with our patients."

Prochoda has bachelor's degrees in biology, psychology, and nursing; master's degrees in family practice and family psychiatry; and a clinical doctoral degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). All education was completed at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

She is licensed as a registered nurse, family nurse practitioner (FNP), and family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (FPMHNP), and board-certified in family practice and family psychiatry.

HRRMC Psychiatry is accepting new patients and referrals are not needed. Common conditions treated include depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. For more information or to make an appointment, call (719) 530-2000.