Leighton Bradford Tewes, MD

Leighton Bradford Tewes, MD

4.7 out of 5 (318 patient ratings)

2610 Tenderfoot Hill St
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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Phone: 719-522-1133
Fax: 1-719-570-0601

Our medical group has proudly served the Pikes Peak region for over 70 years!

As a family physician, Dr. Tewes provides personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for individuals of all ages, with a professional emphasis on adult medicine and geriatrics. Dr. Tewes has been voted “Top Doc” in Colorado Springs Magazine.


2002 - 2004ResidencyFranklin Square Medical Center/University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimore, MD
2001 - 2002InternshipFranklin Square Medical Center/University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimore, MD
2001Doctor of MedicineWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-Salem, NC
1997Bachelor of ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC


2007 - PresentAttending PhysicianOptumColorado Springs, CO
2014 - Present Medical Director Fountain Valley School of Colorado Colorado Springs, CO
2015 - 2018 Medical Consultant Cedar Springs Hospital Colorado Springs, CO
2007 - 2013 Urgent Care Physician Optum Colorado Springs, CO
2007-2013 Primary Care Team Physician Sky Sox minor league baseball team Colorado Springs, CO
2004 - 2007Attending PhysicianColorado Springs Family Practice, P.C.Colorado Springs, CO

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • El Paso County Medical Society


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I don't know him well enough yet. Talk is cheap, and on my first visit he said it was fine for me to be taking the medications I was taking, but then the first prescription I asked to be refilled got thrown back in my face. He was very personable and seemed to be kind and caring, but I really cannot abide with a doctor that changes my medications without keeping me in the loop. I am not a guiny pig, and don't want doctors to throw junk parts in this old engine to see how it goes. I got so angry with him last night I said some very pointed things in my portal to him, and that I would probably not return to him if he isn't going to respect my voice in my health care. So I don't know if he wants me back, or if he wants me gone. Either way, at the moment, I am upset.
Dr. Tewes, unlike some other doctors out there, makes us feel heard and feel more like partners in my care.
Dr. Tewes is very thorough. But he needs to call me so when a he makes a referal.
Doc Tewes is a highly professional and capable healthcare provider.
He has his patients wellbeing in at hand.
As already stated, he is always very thorough, very pleasant and very good at explanations of various issues related to my health and continued care.
Dr. Tewes shows absolute concerns for his patients and their issues. He is very thorough in his attempts to discern what his patient’s concerns are and in my opinion, leaves no stones unturned.
He is knowledgeable and very assuring. Have had no issues and full confidence in his medical practice.
He has been very helpful and happy with my response to his suggestions.
He listens. He reviews notes from previous doctors and test. Good bedside manner. Takes his time for a complete visit. Great communication in Layman terms.
There is nothing lacking in the professional services he renders.
Everything good!
This was my first visit with Dr. Tewes. My old doctor Dr. Hrabel left Optum. He was very polite, and thorough asking about my history and medications.
Kind, listens to my questions and is professional.
He is a very good doctor. I like him
He is extremely knowledgeable and has a fantastic bed side manner. Knowing him from my rep days calling on him, when my last PCP retired, Dr. Tewes was first to mind to be my new provider.
Nice guy, keeps things jovial and professional. Keeps you updated and asks if any questions.
Doctor Tewes has been very responsive to my needs. I have always been very healthy, so my experience has been mostly annual checkups.
He is thorough, asks good questions and I believe he knows medical issues well and answers each questions I have.
Dr. Tewes listens and tailors a plan around me.
Dr. Tewes has been treating and my wife for years and has always expressed his concern. Also, he is always aware of our medical history.
Did not call in an order for a CT on lungs. Always seems rushed. Feel as though I am just a number by him.
He is a good doctor.
Dr. Tews is wonderful! He takes his time with his patients and always treat me very well.
I love Dr Tewes he is so busy but still keeps his professional area
Very well informed
He is thorough, he LISTENS (very important), he is respectful and treats me as an individual. he also is knowledgeable and I highly regard his recommendations and treatment.
He treats me like I am very important and he has concerns for me.
He hasn't been able to balance my meds and need to see psychiatrist of which none accept Medicare insurance! He is very fast and not very thorough in physical exams.
Difficult to get him to focus on the reason I have come to see him for
Actually changed “suspicions “ based on test results and adjusted treatment considerations.
Excellent Dr. Thorough and concise.
He was very informative and answered my questions. I am glad They accepted me as a new patient
Excellent Dr and Pa service.
Dr Tewes professional care and calming attitude is beyond compare. On all visits, he makes you feel that he is totally concerned about your issues and willing to do whatever is necessary to take care of you. Always friendly and courteous.
late waiting times always
His a good doctor and knows what his doing
Attemtive and thorough in his care
He has a great personality, is attentive, doesn't rush through or brush you off without making sure all your concerns have been addressed.
Very professional.
He is very busy and very difficult to get an appointment with however I will say if you ask them to call if there is a cancellation they do.
The best
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