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Family Clinic of Fort Collins

1212 E Elizabeth St

Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Patient Care Hours

Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

New extended Monday and Tuesday evening hours till 7pm


For life threatening emergencies, call 911.

Welcome to the Family Clinic of Fort Collins

Welcome to the Family Clinic of Fort Collins. We are a group of family practice physicians, taking care of patients and their families in Northern Colorado since 1974. The physicians and staff of the Family Clinic have deep roots in the community, as well as long standing relationships with local physician specialists, various therapists, and complimentary medicine providers. We are here to help you achieve your individual health and wellness goals, at all stages of life, from times of illness to striving toward optimum health. If you are an established patient, then we thank you for trusting us to care for you and your family. And if you are visiting the website to learn more about us, then we thank you for taking the initiative to improve your health, and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Welcome to our new doctors!!

The Family Clinic is extremely pleased to announce the arrival of TWO new doctors to join our family here. Dr. Julie Devita-Bailey started seeing patients in October 2014, and Dr. Sandy McCowen in November 2014. Please check out their bios under Our Physician tab. You may call now to schedule appointments with them. And thanks for your patience as we found two doctors to be part of our team taking care of you.<< New text box >>

Dr. Steve Thorson's plans...

After over 40 years of dedicated and compassionate care for the patients of Northern Colorado, Dr. Thorson is finally approaching retirement (we kept him here as long as we could!). He will be working on a part time basis through the end of April 2015, with plans of final retirement after that. There's just too much skiing and golfing he wants to do, for us in the office to keep him here forever! We will wish Dr. Thorson all the best as he approaches his final few months here in the office.

Learn more about us...


Click here to learn more about the physicians and staff of the Family Clinic.

Click here to get more information for patients.

Regarding the recent Ebola outbreak...


If you have any symptoms consistent with Ebola virus infection (severe headache, muscle pain, vomitting, diarrhea, or unexplained hemorrhage), AND have had any possible Ebola virus exposure (recent travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in West Africa, or exposure to a possible Ebola virus patient), please be aware that our clinic is not adequately equipped to serve your acute medical needs. We would ask that you would first contact your local Emergency Department that you will be presenting as a patient there (to allow the personnel there adequate time to prepare proper isolation procedures), and then proceed to that Emergency Department for evaluation and management.


Further, if you have had possible exposure to Ebola virus, but have not yet demonstrated any specific symptoms yet, we would refer you to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, at (303) 692-2700.

A big thank you to Dr. Ed Bender...


After 37 years of caring, compassion, and dedication to his patients and the community, Dr. Ed Bender has retired as of December 31st, 2013 (in spite of all our attemtps to keep him here in the office!). It is with our warmest regards that we wish him a peaceful and wonderful retirement. The Family Clinic also wants to thank you in the community for all the well wishes you have sent to Dr. Ed as he approached his retirement. 


The physicians of the Family Clinic will continue to care for all of Dr. Bender's patients with complete continuity, especially as many of his patients have already had an opportunity to meet one of the other doctors here already. We know we have awfully big shoes to fill!!