Dr. Arthur Sands, MD

Dr. Arthur Sands, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Arthur Sands, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Fort Collins, CO. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.

1021 Robertson St

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Contact Information

(970) 482-0666

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 28 More

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Dr. Sands' Experience

Dr. Sands' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sands "I have been a practicing MD since 1972. My practice is primarily adult medicine including adolescent care. I also have a full-time PA (Laurie Janson PA-C), a part-time PA (Cathy Robinson PA-C) and a part-time NP (Mary MacAfee NP-C). My mid- level practitioners are highly experienced and work under my direct supervision. They each have more than 10 years experience. 

Laurie is certified to do DOT physicals. We are one of the few medical offices that provide this expertise. You also can usually get same day appointments for acute problems.We provide excellent care.

One of our major focal areas is prevention. We firmly believe in the value of preventing disease. This makes more sense than allowing disease to occur - if it does, we aggressively treat problems before they become serious or life threatening (e.g. hypertension, high cholesterol, stress, anxiety, gastric hyperacidity, etc) Good health comes from a good diet, regular exercise, a close social network and purposeful living.




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  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Usma West Point
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Wilford Hall Med Center Aetc
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Usaf School Of Aerospace Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sands has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sands' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sands to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Sands Says:

See reviews in Healthgrades. Thank you for those of you who have responded.

I strongly believe that close, personal, and long-term care of patients is essential.

I also feel that patients have an important role in compliance, particularly in preventive medicine such as good health habits including exercise, weight control, and productive work.

Finally, a sense of humor and close...

Dr. Sands' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in fort collins |
DR. Sands has been extremely helpful and his caring bed side manner has been most appreciated over all the years of care he and his wonder full staff have provide me. I will miss you all. Sincerely Michael G
in Denver, CO |
I have been under Dr. Sands excellent care for 20+ years. He has been a superb MD as well as friend. It was with mixed emotions to hear that he is retiring, December 12, 2017. Northern Colorado will truly miss his comprehensive attention to patient medical care. Have fun, Art!
in New York, NY |
Dr. Sands is extremely compassionate and generous with his time and obviously he didn't become a doctor only for the money. I met Dr. Sands via WebMD where he left his contact information regarding a natural supplement for heart conditions. I then called and left him a message and soon after he called me back and generously spent about 30 minutes on the phone sharing his concern and advice regarding my condition. Intuition tells me he's a good hearted soul and a very good doctor!
in Ft Collins, CO |
Dr. Sands is very approachable for older patients like myself.
in Fort Collins |
Dr. Sands is the 'Wise Old Owl' of medicine. He listens patiently to his patients. His diagnoses are spot-on. His staff is very friendly and family oriented
in Fort Collins, CO |
Was very pleased with the small-office atmosphere. Laurie Janson, P.A. is my care provider. She is attentive, thorough, courteous and caring. I know that I can be seen on short notice. I have recommended her to other aging family members and friends who are looking for this type of care.
in Ft Collins, CO |
I'm a 7 year patient of Dr. Sands. Your appointments start on time. Being able to schedule Saturdays helps those like me who work 50 to 60 hrs a week. Dr. Cathy Robinson and Dr. Laurie Janson are good to see when Sands is not there, as well as the very professional and caring nurse. Poudre Valley Hospital works with this office as it is close-by.
in Fort Collins |
Compassionate, friendly and Knowledgable
in Fort Collins, CO |
Dr. Sands is all about health and not medicine. Great advice given on getting a brace for my knee versus surgery. He understand that overmedicine is a problem in this society and hence health and more medicine arent necessarily aligned. Great guy too.
in Aurora, CO |
Been my doctor for my whole life. Excellent bedside manner. I always feel like he's really listening.
in Longmont, CO |
He takes a personal interest in your health and keeping his patients healthy, just a down to earth great doctor and person
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Dr. Sands accepts 37 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Sands has admitting privileges

Poudre Valley Hospital
1024 S Lemay Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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