Published on July 25, 2014

Joint Arthritis to be discussed at Dessert with the Docs

Parkview Medical Center’s Mobile Nurses will be hosting the monthly Dessert with the Docs program on Tuesday, August 5th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Parkview’s Rosemont Room. Dessert with the Docs is a great opportunity to enjoy a healthy dessert while listening to a presentation about the latest healthcare information affecting you and your family.

Dr. Robert Thomas will be presenting on joint arthritis at the August event. Dr. Thomas is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Parkview Orthopedics. He came to Pueblo in 2010 and has nearly 30 years of orthopedic experience. Dr. Thomas began his career as a physical therapist, providing him an experienced start to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by orthopedic residency at Albany Medical Center. He has extensive sports medicine experience, including serving as Team Physician for Division III NCAA athletics as well as the Men's Football and Basketball teams at the US Air Force Academy.  In addition to his sports medicine management, he provides a wide range of orthopedic care, specializing in joint replacement of the knee and hip.  Dr. Thomas is the chairman of the Orthopedics Department and Joint Center at Parkview Medical Center.

Dessert with the Docs is a free event held the first Tuesday of the month in Parkview’s Rosemount Room, which is located on the 2nd floor of the North Annex, 1518 N. Elizabeth. Parking is available in the lot off 16th Street. To register please go to

For additional information on Dessert with the Docs, please call 719.584.7319.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.