Dr. Leighton Tewes, MD

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Dr. Leighton Tewes, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and St. Francis Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tewes to book an appointment.

Dr. Tewes

Optum in Colorado Springs

2610 Tenderfoot Hill St Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Tewes was efficient, thorough and focused on my health during my recent routine physical. He and Sage, his assistant, provided a personalized approach to their delivery of services and I would highly recommend both.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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The best doctor I've ever had.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Christina in Colorado Springs , CO – Oct 07, 2018
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I have incredibly bad luck with doctors. When I let my guard down and trust them things begin to go arwy. Based on my one and only visit so far Dr. Tewes addressed my problem head on. He made necessary referrals & scheduled a follow up visit. Due to past experiences. l'm optimistically cautious but I took a leap of faith & changed him to my primary care physician. He did more for me in one visit than several visits to previous doctors. I'm hoping for the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nancy Lucas in Colorado Springs CO – Apr 05, 2017
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Dr. Tewes takes plenty of time to answer questions and makes completely sure you know what will happen next and what to expect from the clinic staff. Very thoughtful, courteous, and knowledgeable!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Amanda in Colorado Springs, CO – Nov 30, 2016
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At age 59, I've had many primary care physicians and think Dr. Tewes is the best I've had. Willing to explain things in simple English and overall great bedside manner. While I'm not qualified to assess medical skill, I research what he has told me and it seems to be spot on. I highly recommend Dr. Tewes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Allan R in Colorado Springs, CO – Aug 25, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Working in partnership with our patients, staff and community to provide high quality, comprehensive, accessible and cost effective health care to the Pikes Peak region.

Biography

As a family physician, Dr. Tewes provides personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for individuals of all ages in the context of the family and the...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Franklin Square Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
Medical School
1997
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Dr. Tewes frequently treats Hepatitis C Virus Screening, Disability Evaluation, and Tuberculosis Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tewes treats.

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Dr. Tewes' office is located at 2610 Tenderfoot Hill St, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Tewes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Skin
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Yeast Infections

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(719) 522-1133

Dr. Tewes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Colorado Choice Health Plans
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare Advantage
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Sterling Insurance
Medicare Select
United Healthcare
Basic Plan
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

Optum in Colorado Springs

Optum Primary Care2610 Tenderfoot Hill St Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tewes is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Colorado Springs, CO

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

St. Francis Medical Center

Colorado Springs, CO

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central

Colorado Springs, CO

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

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