Jennifer FitzPatrick, MD

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

My interest in sports medicine began in college, when I was the starting midfielder for the University of New Mexico’s soccer team. As one of the top scorers and assist leaders, I earned All-Conference and Academic All-American honors. The pressure and team spirit of sports prepared me to excel at orthopedic surgery, as I love getting patients back in the arena. During my fellowship time at the University of Colorado, I served as team physician for CU Boulder football and basketball teams as well as Denver University lacrosse and hockey. Currently, I provide advanced treatment and surgical options for patients with a wide range of injuries, with a focus on conditions of the shoulder and knee. I serve as team physician for the CSU- Pueblo Thunderwolves. I also care for the aging shoulder and knee with options of shoulder and knee replacement.


Lucas King, MD

Specialties: Sports Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Lucas King is a sports fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in the care of athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level as well as weekend warriors. Dr. King provides a wide range of orthopedic care and specializes in disorders of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, performing minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. He also performs joint replacement for arthritis. Dr. King serves as a team physician for CSU-Pueblo athletics.

Dr. King completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama where he trained with world-renowned orthopedic surgeons Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Lyle Cain, Dr. Jeff Dugas, and Dr. Benton Emblom. He was the assistant team physician for Auburn University football and Shades Valley High School football. Dr. King also assisted in care for athletes from University of Alabama, the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, WWE wrestling and the Birmingham Ballet.

Previous to his fellowship, Dr. King earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. He then completed his residency at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island (NY) where he provided orthopedic coverage for several local high school football teams, as well as for the Stony Brook University hockey team.

Dr. King is an avid basketball player, cyclist and snowboarder. In his time outside of his practice, Dr. King enjoys spending time with his family.


Rickland Likes, DO

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Rickland Likes, a Colorado native, received his medical education from the University of New England, followed by an internship and orthopedic residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, learning the latest techniques in joint replacement, fracture care, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Likes also completed an orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder Fellowship at the prestigious Ohio State University.  With extensive training in athletic injuries and shoulder reconstructive surgery, Dr. Likes is skilled at treating athletes of all ages and levels.

Shane D. Rothermel, MD

Specialties: Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Shane Rothermel is an orthopaedic surgeon with specialized training in hip and knee joint replacement and revision joint replacement. Additionally, Dr. Rothermel guides his patients through non-surgical and surgical options for musculoskeletal conditions affecting the hip or knee. Common conditions treated by Dr. Rothermel include degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, hip dysplasia, infection, and fracture. He also evaluates patients having difficulty after prior hip or knee replacement.


Mark Maurer, DPM

Specialties: Podiatric Medicine, Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Mark Maurer is board certified in foot and ankle surgery with extensive experience in a wide range of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. He has particular experience in advanced procedures such as minimally invasive surgeries and total ankle joint replacements.  He prioritizes educating his patients on their conditions and the conservative and surgical treatment options. Patient satisfaction and optimal healing are his top goals.

He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He received his doctorate degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia where was qualified for memberships into the Stirling-Harford-DiPrimio Honorary Anatomical Society and Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society.

Following podiatric medical school, Dr. Maurer completed a three year foot and ankle surgical residency at Crozer Medical Center near Philadelphia, PA. He received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma, limb salvage and wound care. Two months were spent in the International Limb Lengthening Center at The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, MD where he received additional training in complex reconstructive correction of adult and pediatric limb deformities with emphasis on external fixation.

While chief resident, Dr. Maurer was selected to represent the Podiatry Department at Crozer Medical Center to receive Physician-Patient Satisfaction training which he, in turn, delivered to all attendings and residents. This training has helped improve his relationship with his patients, gaining a better understanding of how to help them understand and follow through with the care being given. It has added to the quality and satisfaction of their care.

Dr. Maurer is an avid runner and completed his first marathon in St. George, UT in 2016. He especially enjoys spending time outdoors and playing sports with his wife, two daughters and son. He has been practicing in Pueblo since 2012 and has enjoyed living in Southern Colorado and considers it a privilege to provide foot and ankle care in this area.

Dr. Maurer specializes in the following:

  • Minimally-invasive bunion and hammertoe surgery
  • Total ankle joint replacement 
  • Flat foot and Cavus foot (high arch) reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon surgery
  • Charcot reconstruction
  • External Fixation including circular frames
  • Foot and ankle fracture care