Dr. Douglas Forward, MD

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Age 53
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Dr. Douglas Forward, MD
Dr. Douglas Forward, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Golden, CO. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Forward is affiliated with St. Anthony Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center.

1707 Cole Blvd Ste 150

Golden, CO 80401

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Dr. Douglas Forward, MD

Dr. Douglas Forward, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Forward's Experience

Dr. Forward's 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. Forward "I enjoy building relationships with my patients over time. Educating patients about their illness or addressing their concerns with illustrations or other educational materials is important to me. I am most interested in scientifically supported medical treatment but understand the ?art of medicine? may involve alternative approaches. Dr. Forward has received the NCQA Recognition for Heart/Stroke and for Diabetes. He has also received the 5280 Top Doc Award."


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  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Emphysema
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopause
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care

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.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Rose Family Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Rose Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Front Range Community College
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Colorado Magazine, "Colorado's Top Doctors" (Family Practice), October 20
  • NCQA PPC-Patient Centered Medical Home, Level 3, 2012-2015, 2012
  • NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program - 2011-2014, 2011
  • NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program - 2011-2014, 2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Forward has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forward's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forward to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Forward's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Lakewood |
Dr. Forward is knowledgeable about anything health related that I need to know, thoughtful and respectful while being able to be truthful to a patient, helpful with medical, wellness an diet ideas with well prepared, clear instructions to me, probably due to his vast experience.
in Lakewood |
I like and trust this doctor. I have been going to him for many years. He takes the time to explain things to me and give the correct solution.
in 2274 Country Club Loop, Westminster, CO 80234 |
Dr. Forward performs his medical responsibilities in a knowledgeable, professional, and helpful manner. He is up to date on new developments in the medical field and takes the time to explain each medical situation one might have and instils confidence that he is making the correct diagnosis. He is an excellent physician.
Dallas, TX |
Very thorough and professional. Great bedside manner.
in Golden, CO |
Dr. Forward is knowledgeable, thorough, and professional while also demonstrating compassion, excellent communication, and practical judgement. I recently changed primary providers due to scheduling and travel, and I feel very encouraged and relieved to be in Dr. Forward’s care.
in Littleton |
I have been seeing Dr Forward as my primary care physician for several years now. I have always been satisfied with his level of care.
Golden, CO |
Highly thorough and personable and took much time to explain medical issues and procedures
in Golden, CO |
I have a great appreciation for Dr. Forward both as a physician and man. He is always willing to take as much time as we need to discuss all of my conditions at a visit. He is thorough and a skilled diagnostician. He takes action for a plan to improve my health. He is very smart and he communicates clearly. He expresses concern and interest.
in Lakewood, Colorado |
I have been seeing Dr. Forward as my primary physician for a couple of decades now. I am very satisfied with the relationship or I would have changed it some time ago. He listens to my comments and has provided medical advice over a range of issues as I have aged over those years. He has administered to many minor medical needs and has provided excellent and personal counsel for some major medical issues and surgeries during that time. I trust his judgement and his professional knowledge.
in Evergreen, co |
My father just passed away last month. Dr Forward had been his doctor for years. He also had been my mother's doctor before she passed away in an accident. My dad spoke very highly of dr. Forward. I am very thankful for the care that he gave my parents over the years.
in Lakewood, CO |
Great doctor. Thorough and caring. Been seeing him now at the Denver West facility for about 3 years now and he's been great.
in Golden co |
Doesn't care about patients. Even said so himself Really good at misdiagnosis and keeping you waiting.just a sad excuse for a doctor.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Forward was identified as the on call physician for a call placed to my medical practice. The original call was placed at 8:25 p.m. At 9:40 we called again, but the answering service had no answer why he hadn't called. They placed another page to him. At 10:15 we placed a 3rd call, still no word from the doctor. Finally, at 10:35 we received a call from the answering service informing us that Forward had decided he wasn't responsible for our call.
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Dr. Forward accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Forward has admitting privileges

Lutheran Medical Center
8300 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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St. Anthony Hospital
11600 W 2nd Pl
Lakewood, CO 80228
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