Family Physicians

Serving Fort Collins for over 30 years


December 1, 2013

To Our Valued Patients,

Fort Collins Family Physicians is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2014 we will be joining Associates in Family Medicine.  We will remain at our current location and have the same phone number.  Drs. Stace A. Fritzler and Monica T. Serrano-Toy will continue to see patients during their usual office hours.  Dr. Lawrence A. Merkel will be retiring as of December 31, 2013.  Quincy Crane, certified physician assistant will continue to see patients during usual office hours as well, and a new physician will be joining the group in 2014.

After January 1, 2014 we will no longer have Saturday hours at our office, but the Associates in Family Medicine Urgent Care located near the intersections of Horsetooth and Shields will be available for all of our patients.  This transition will not disrupt our patient care or cause any major inconveniences for our patients.

Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or concerns.


Stace A. Fritzler, MD                                       Monica T. Serrano-Toy, MD

Dear Fort Collins Family Physician’s Patients,

We are excited to have Drs. Fritzler and Serrano-Toy and their staff join Associates in Family Medicine. Our company has been in business for 50 years, providing convenient neighborhood clinics very much like Fort Collins Family Physicians. We are working hard to make this transition as seamless as possible. Many of our physicians have known Dr. Merkel for many years and we congratulate him on a long and highly successful medical career. He will be greatly missed by staff, patients, and colleagues. We are actively working to recruit a new physician to join the clinic staff to help maintain the excellent health care the team has provided for many years. We look forward to working with you. Please visit our website at  to find out more information about our practice locations and services.


James A. Sprowell, MD, CEO Associates in Family Medicine

2121 E. Harmony Rd. Suite 370, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528 (970) 221-2290

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