Looking for Medicare doctors and nurse practitioners in Colorado Springs? Or primary care tailored for patients 60 years and older? You’ve come to the right place and welcome to AgeWell Medical Associates, PC.
Under the visionary leadership and direction of Jeffrey Kulp, MD, AgeWell Medical Associates offers innovative patient-centered care to meet the increasing demand for primary care services in the Colorado Springs area. Our model for primary care for older adults is built on a team-based approach.
Our Nurse Practitioners are primary care providers and see their own patients. They can diagnose, develop a treatment plan, prescribe medications, order tests, and refer to specialists when needed. Our providers work collaboratively with Dr. Kulp and consult him as needed.
AgeWell is currently recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). We want to be a center of excellence for the older adult.
The PCMH concept equips primary care practices to do their part in achieving the ‘quadruple aim’ of health care reform – better patient care and experience, population health, reduced costs and provider satisfaction.
Please give us a call to schedule your primary care appointment:
Our doctors and providers who accept Medicare in Colorado Springs CO:
Jeffrey T. Kulp, MD
Jeffrey Kulp, MD, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He did internal medicine training in Philadelphia.
Dr. Kulp and his family have lived in Colorado Springs since 1990, and his practice has been primary care for older adults that entire time.
Dr. Kulp is a proponent of independent medical practice, and takes great pride in the care provided by everyone at AgeWell. He believes older adults should expect to feel well, that decline is not a necessary condition of advancing age.
Dr. Kulp is married to Cyndy. They have two adult children, Valerie and Andrew. The Kulps enjoy spending time with their family and listening to bluegrass music.
Fernando Thadepalli, MD
Dr. Thadepalli completed his Bachelor’s in science at the University of California, Irvine in 1994. He then pursued a Doctorate of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. He completed his Internship and Residency at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus in 2002.
He has worked as a primary care physician since 2002. He initially practiced ‘hybrid medicine’ as a hospitalist, caring for critically ill patients in the ICU and adult ambulatory Internal Medicine, for more than 20 years. Dr. Thadepalli has received special training in Geriatric/Gerontology from UCLA caring for aging persons.
Dr. Thadepalli became a General Internist because it allows him a pure service opportunity to care for the whole person from general physical health to mental and spiritual wellness. He believes that the remedy may not always lie in pharmacology but rather, with a deeper understanding of the human experience, he always tries to approach issues with compassion and a good ear. He enjoys interacting with and getting to know his patients. He also enjoys reading and spending time with his lovely wife of 20 years and his 4 teenage children. Together, they enjoy hiking, fishing, and the beautiful scenery this region of the state has to offer.
Stephanie Vanlandingham, MD
Dr. Vanlandingham is a Texas native who grew up in the Dallas area before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and then the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2015.
She initially started a residency in General Surgery in Chicago prior to transferring to a Family Medicine residency in Greeley, Colorado where she graduated in 2019. Since graduating from residency, she has been practicing in Greeley, Colorado seeing a diverse range of patients with an emphasis on geriatrics. She is board certified in Family Medicine and enjoys caring for patients with complex medical conditions. She likes working with patients to help them be in the best health possible.
She married a few years ago and just had her first child with her husband, in addition to two dogs. They have recently relocated to Colorado Springs.
She enjoys being outdoors, camping, and hiking as well as reading and painting in her free time.
Brad Bingham, NP-C
Brad graduated from CSU Pueblo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and from UCCS with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing. He has worked on the Penrose Hospital Cardiology floor for several years as an RN. Brad has extensive clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions. He is excited to build a collaborative practice geared toward the patient’s individual health related goals.
Brad is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. He is licensed in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
Brad was raised in Granby, Colorado. He enjoys all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.
Lisa Foster, ANP-BC
Lisa has been working as a nurse practitioner for over 20 years. She has been working with Dr. Kulp and AgeWell for nearly 13 of those 20 years, involved in patient care and other practice clinical operations since 2007. She graduated with her master’s in nursing in May of 2000 from our local Beth-EL College of Nursing at the University of Colorado with a specialty focus in geriatrics and internal medicine.
In addition to caring for those 60 years and older, Lisa volunteers once a week at the Dream Center’s women’s clinic. Here she helps to reach women who are uninsured or underinsured to meet their health needs in partnership with other local organizations.
Lisa and her husband Charlie enjoy all the Colorado sunshine and go out to hike, bike, and camp as much as possible. They have 2 grown children and are also blessed with a grandbaby!
Paula Hardy, NP-C
Paula is an Ohio native who has been living in Colorado for several years. Prior to moving to Colorado, she lived in Savannah Georgia. While happy to be closer to her grandkids, she misses the warmth and beaches of Georgia.
Paula began her nursing career in 1983. After working for several years at a community hospital, she graduated from Andrews University, Michigan in June 2000 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She has been board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner since 2000 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In January 2016 she also became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her NP experience includes neurology, cardiology, and internal medicine. Her practice philosophy centers on viewing health as a continuum and collaborating with her patients to make positive health choices.
Paula has been married to her husband for over 40 years and has 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Her favorite things include traveling, reading, Broadway musicals, scrapbooking, tennis and restoring/reinventing old furniture.
Whitney Pahl, NP-C
Whitney Pahl was born and raised in Michigan. She started as an LPN working for Brookdale Senior Living in 2008. She worked for Brookdale for 11 years as the Director of Nursing while going to school. She attended the University of Michigan, received her RN degree, and continued through to receive her master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner, graduating the summer of 2018.
The older adult population has been a strong passion of hers and will continue to be in her career as a nurse practitioner. Her goals are to help her older adult patients live the best life possible while providing the highest quality of care to them.
Her philosophy of care is one from a functional medicine approach; to get to the root cause of disease and focus on an approach to overall wellness. She also believes in giving the patients the time they need with their healthcare provider and working together as a team. She considers her patients a part of her family.
She believes it is important to teach her patients how to overcome barriers and achieve goals together to maintain optimum health. The key to a successful team is building a trusting and professional relationship.
Whitney begins every day focused on health and wellness and is very active in exercise and weightlifting. She is an avid lover of the outdoors. Weekends are usually spent hiking, camping, and working on her organic vegetable gardens in the summer. She has a passion for traveling and loves taking vacations to somewhere new every year. Her friends, family, faith in God and spending time with the people she loves are most important to her.
Mike originally hails from England and early in life moved to Taiwan, upstate New York, Washington state, and California before landing in Colorado with his parents and sister in 1966. He attended Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Denver, all in pursuit of learning about and training in psychology.
Mike has worked in the mental health field for over 45 years across the lifespan. He has been in private practice since 1987, has been a licensed psychologist since 1992, and was director of the UCCS Aging Center, a university psychology training clinic, from 2002 until 2016. Mike values psychological, cognitive, and physical wellness and believes that these work in concert. He brings that philosophy to the Integrated Behavioral Health service he provides at AgeWell. He works consultatively with medical providers to assist people in managing life struggles and improving their quality of life.
Mike greatly values his close relationships with his friends, partner Alison, son Logan, and family. To help balance life he enjoys cycling, playing guitar, and reading.
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