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Jennifer FitzPatrick

Jennifer FitzPatrick, MD

Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

“I've always had a calling for medicine, but my path towards orthopedics began as an athlete and patient. Ultimately, I had surgery that helped me return to my senior year of college athletics. That experience is my driving motivation to understand and have greater compassion with my patients."

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Office Phone 719-595-7780

Accepting new patients.

  • Parkview Employed Physician
Patient Rating
4.8 (595 Ratings, 115 Comments)

Biography

Dr. Jennifer FitzPatrick is a Board Certified, Sports Medicine-Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with a long time interest in sports medicine and athletics. Her passion for treating the active individual stems from her days playing Division I soccer where she earned All-Conference and Academic All- American honors.

Dr. FitzPatrick's expertise includes sports medicine injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, ankle and elbow. She performs shoulder arthroplasty and general orthopedic procedures. Along with several publications in medical journals, she has made numerous presentations at the national and international level.

As a mom, doctor, and athlete, she understands the importance of getting back to the activities you love. She serves as a team physician for the Colorado State University at Pueblo athletic program and provides medical coverage for many NCAA events.

Dr. FitzPatrick received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico, completed her residency in orthopedics at the University of New Mexico and her fellowship at the University of Colorado. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Outside of her practice, she enjoys spending time with her family and various activities such as; running, wakeboarding and skiing.

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Fax: 719-595-7789

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Patient Stories

  • Petricia said she met with her original orthopedic surgeon who referred her to Dr. FitzPatrick. "He said you have no rotator cuff, but FitzPatrick was one of the best shoulder surgeons he knew" Petricia said. You can read more on how Petricia's original orthopedist was correct and how she recovered well on both shoulder surgeries with Dr. Fitzpatrick.

Comments

4.8 out of 5 (595 Ratings, 115 Comments)
April 21, 2021
Leave openings in schedules for new clients! When we finally call, it is usually urgent!
April 19, 2021
Only thing I had trouble with was the thermometer. It took several tries to get my temperature. If that is the only problem I had, I didn't have a real problem.
April 15, 2021
I was left in a room for an hour without anyone updating me as to the status of my appointment. All someone would have had to do is let me know periodically what was going on. The doctor was apologetic.
April 14, 2021
The doctors are so busy. I don't like not being seen at my scheduled time. My time is valuable also.
April 01, 2021
Dr Fitzpatrick and her staff are awesome.
March 29, 2021
Nothing, everyone is bloody awesome.
March 15, 2021
Did not like the temperature scanner as it did not work well
March 11, 2021
Dr. FitzPatrick is absolutely awesome. Very knowledgeable. I trust her explicitly. Her staff is wonderful very courteous. I would recommend Dr. FitzPatrick and her staff completely to everybody.
March 11, 2021
I had a problem with a cortisone shot and called later that day. The nurse called me back promptly with what I should and shouldn't do. Very friendly.
March 10, 2021
A more detailed long term health care plan should have been provided
March 10, 2021
All went well. I received alternatives to consider for my health recovery. The first option is to receive physical therapy to strengthen my shoulders which could possibly enhance my shoulders.
March 08, 2021
A littel more time talking
March 08, 2021
I was in Rm 514. The Nurses and Nurse's Asst. were very attentive and saw to my medical needs. I want to give a big "Thank You" to everyone, especially the night shift.
March 08, 2021
System wide, Parkview should make patient info sheets, that patients fill in before appointment, available on the website so patients can complete at home and bring to the appointment.
March 08, 2021
She was amazing! Great bedside manor, knowledgeable, patient and professional. The presented with confidence and Integrity.
March 04, 2021
Everyone was very friendly
March 04, 2021
When we called on Monday follow up from a Saturday evening appointment, Saturday evening ER visit, return call was late in the afternoon on Monday, I would have liked a sooner appointment but overall it was a very good experience. Thank you.
March 01, 2021
They were timely in the office, efficient, and Dr. Fitzpatrick was very knowledgeable about what to do and how to do it. Very likable, very easy to speak with, highly recommending her.
February 25, 2021
I'm usually very pessimistic going to doctors, but I had a great experience Dr. Fitzpatrick listened to me, gave me good feedback, gave me good solutions, gave me guidance, and I'm really happy with the overall. Maybe there was a delay in and take a while to get back to me, but pretty normal with doctor appointments. Thank you.
February 25, 2021
Jennifer FitzPatrick is very awesome. I came to her clinic and I saw her. And she injected me with the cortisone shot and I am doing very good. Thank you so much Jennifer. You're awesome.
February 22, 2021
Run on time
February 18, 2021
To explain really the possibilities of outcomes not to give just percentages of the kind of change that would happen. If I were to meet the perfect criteria for being for being able to get the surgery actually explain what what the possibilities are. If I was going to die on the table, is that 1 chance out of 1000 or 1 chance out of 5 like these things have to be real. I need knee surgery and it was very frustrating to not be able to get any information other than just be our perfect candidate or nothing like there's no there's no other determination.
February 18, 2021
Dr. Fitzpatrick is excellent, she did a thorough exam and we discussed options going forward. I would highly recommend this physician to friends and family.
February 17, 2021
Nothing. Even though I wasn't seen until a full hour after appt time, she is worth the wait
February 11, 2021
Great experience, I can think of nothing that would have made this visit better!!
February 11, 2021
Shorter wait times
February 08, 2021
Jennifer Fitzpatrick is extremely smart doctor. She's been taking care of me for 2 years. I respect everything about her, and I'm sure she'll take the best care of me possible. Thank you.
February 08, 2021
wheel chair at the entrance
February 04, 2021
Nothing. I was so impressed with Dr Fitzpatrick and Sara...they were personable and professional.
February 01, 2021
Valued expert opinion. Thanks
February 01, 2021
Nothing more than was done. Dr.Fitzpatrick and her entire staff are awesome. I thank them all for their fine, very up to date and knowledgeable, cute, enjoyable care!
January 27, 2021
Not a thing it was all good
January 18, 2021
Dr. FitzPatrick was one of the best doctors I've ever been to in my life. I'm 72 years old. She treated me like gold. She answered every question I had. And she's still taking care of me 3 months later.
January 18, 2021
I don't have any complaints. My doctors and staff have been awesome during this process. I am not sure that they could do any better.
January 18, 2021
Less wait time
January 11, 2021
Don't change anything I was very satisfied.
January 07, 2021
Need to discuss next steps. I came in concerning knee and need to discuss it further to confirm anything further with the knee, or to look at leg or hip. I'm not sure I made this completely clear; I know I still have issues with the leg and need to discuss this further as well as review costs for such things as MRI, etc. So as to narrow down the issue.
January 06, 2021
Shorter wait times.
January 06, 2021
Nothing, I had a very nice appointment.
January 04, 2021
Keep up the great work your doing now. I'm so grateful to have such a excellent orthopedic dr. And surgent. I wouldnt change her for the world. And the staff is so very friendly.
December 30, 2020
Everyone was so efficient and helpful.
December 22, 2020
it was a very good experience I can't think of anything more they could have done, they were on point
December 22, 2020
She was very clear with me on what was going on and what I supposed to do and what would be better for my knee. I really appreciate all that. She took her time explain things and not that many people do that. Hello.
December 21, 2020
I am always so pleased with the entire staff at all the Parkview Clinics I have visited.
December 21, 2020
continue to provide outstanding service that I received
December 21, 2020
I didn't have any concerns so none came up, it was nothing the provider did wrong. She was welcoming, friendly, and tried to warm up the trays for me. It was fast, efficient and easy. I would say she did an excellent job. Thank you!
December 16, 2020
Dr. Fitz is the best, she listens, understands and helps....the best.
December 14, 2020
Within the constraints of the covid epidemic this office is doing much of what could be expected. This leads me to draw the conclusion that no other changes to my visit were really needed. Thank you
December 14, 2020
Be able to be seen closer to the appointment time. It was close to 45 minutes after my appointment time that I saw the doctor.
December 14, 2020
I was pleased with all Drs Fitzpatric and Fitzgerald did for me on my visit. All of your receptionists and nurse aid were very congenial and frendly. I have recommended your orthopedic office to my family and friends.
December 10, 2020
COULD HAVE SCHEDULED THE APPOINTMENT IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER. Took two months from the time of the referral and I had to follow up because no one contacted me.
December 03, 2020
I am a new patient of Dr. Fitzpatrick. I was very impressed with all aspects of becoming a new patient, from the scheduling of appt, to visit, to her PA, and especially, Dr. Fitzpatrick. I feel safe with her and trust that she knows the best care to help my knee injury heal. In all aspects of all my dealings with Parkview Medical Center, I continue to be impressed by the skills, knowledge, compassion, and professionalism of everyone I come into contact with. And my contacts the past couple of years have been physicians, emergency room in PW, complicated foot surgery, and all nursing staff. Top notch all around. Thank you to all the health care providers at Parkview.
November 16, 2020
Nothing. It was good
November 16, 2020
Less waiting time before doctor comes in
November 11, 2020
Be able to schedule appointment sooner
November 11, 2020
The staff and the doctors were awesome that I dealt with I didn't have any bit of problem and they knew exactly it was like they knew exactly what I needed immediately. I absolutely Android and the doctor for a change. Thank you.
November 11, 2020
Dr Fitzpatrick and Dr. Fitzgerald are fantastic
November 05, 2020
Great staff great doctors just the only down.
November 05, 2020
Dr. Fitzpatrick was/is one of the best. I really liked her. A very good doctor.
November 04, 2020
Everything was done to my satisfaction.
November 02, 2020
Really nothing very professional
October 28, 2020
I don't think there was anything. They were on time and very friendly.
October 28, 2020
Very very caring and helpful. They seem like they care. It's really really nice in this day and time to know people really care.
October 26, 2020
Gotten me in to see her sooner. I asked my primary, Greg Grahek, for a referral on August 12th. I kept calling her office and was told there were too many referrals ahead of me. I called again on 9/25/20 and was told that someone tried calling me on 9/11/20, but couldn't leave a message. Our home phone went dead on Friday, 9/11/20, and Century Link came out and fixed the outside line on the pole on Monday, 9/14/20, at about 10:30 am. This person never tried again, apparently. I was finally able to set up an appointment on 9/25/20, but was not able to get in to see Dr. Fitzpatrick until 10/26/20. It's a long time to wait when both shoulders were causing me great pain. She was worth the wait, however.
October 21, 2020
I have no complaints. All the staff were awesome.
October 19, 2020
As this was my initial visit, no needed improvements observed.
October 14, 2020
I had a long wait, but I feel the doctor was giving each patient the needed time to answer any questions they had.
October 12, 2020
I have no complaints. Everyone was pleasant & professional. I am very happy with this clinic & staff.
October 12, 2020
Yes, we push satisfactory because everything was good. I've been with her for 7 or 8 years already so they're good.
October 12, 2020
Waiting time for the doctor I think we waited a half an hour or more to in the room for an appointment.
October 05, 2020
I had to wait for quite a while but that is expected with the COVID precautions. I know places are double booking to catch up with all the appointments that have been on hold. Well worth the wait for Dr. Fitzpatrick. She's wonderful.
October 05, 2020
I had a long wait inside the exam room...over 40 minutes with no contact. Would be nice if the assistant or a staff member would just pop in the room and say the doctor was running a little late...or she will be here soon..any kind of comment.
September 24, 2020
Dr. Fitzpatrick was very respectful of me, answered all of my questions, said if I had any more, please call the office. She gave me ample, ample time. She was not in a rush to get to the next patient. I feel confident in her with my upcoming surgery.
September 23, 2020
It was very good and easy..I have trouble when I have MRI in the past they were very helpful .
September 21, 2020
Front office staff/screening disorganized and did not seem to know what they were doing. No one out front to screen temps., so I (Long with others) went into lobby. The staff in there seemed annoyed that we were there and sent us back out along with staff just setting up. They were apparently training a new person to do this, and seemed more concerned with getting set up than getting us going. Person who took my temp. did it 3 times before she finally said that it was a problem because it was too low. I told her my temp. is always lower than 98.6 and she finally let me go in. When I left after apt., I had been instructed to set up a new apt. There was a line with one of the front office staff, so I went to the other one. She was on the phone and would not even acknowledge me, so I finally left.
September 14, 2020
Improved BP cuffs
September 10, 2020
Friendly staff, to long of a wait, that could be decreased a little bit, it'd be really good.
September 10, 2020
Excellent
September 03, 2020
I've never had a bad experience at Parkview Orthopedics. From the time I go through the door to the minute I leave, they are friendly, courteous and caring. Won't ever go anywhere else!
August 24, 2020
Not such a long time waiting to be seen following checkin. Especially after surgery
August 20, 2020
I think they could explored possible vitamin or mineral deficiencies that could be the result of my tremors as I exercise regularly and I could have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. I did like the fact the doctor was candid about the fact that surgery would not care my tremors. I like honest and direct responses.
August 20, 2020
Nothg they are great drs and staff
August 13, 2020
Nothing, visit went as expected
August 12, 2020
Happy with everything.
August 10, 2020
Everything was fine.
August 06, 2020
Overall time spent
August 05, 2020
everything was fantastic
August 03, 2020
I thought everything went very smoothly and she's very accurate and a good doctor very happy with her.
August 03, 2020
Dr. Fizpatrick ask about my husband and I hadn't seen her since 2018. I told her I was nervous and made sure I was comfortable with my injections
July 30, 2020
You don't need no improvement.
July 27, 2020
When I arrived, the clerical staff member was not in her assigned check-in spot in hallway to check my temperature before walking in doctor's office, so it created some confusion when I just walked in. When she later saw me, she did check my temp and was very nice. I would just suggest better signage telling patients where to go, and ensuring staff is prepared for patients during check-in.
July 27, 2020
I waited an hour to see Mrs. Fitzpatrick, I had other medical issues going on so I was in a lot of discomfort and this long wait was very uncomfortable
July 27, 2020
I was satisfied with my appointment and the information I received.
July 23, 2020
The only thing that was...I have a concern about was that when I was looking for the doctor, I went to the receptionist and the receptionist was not listening well, did not pay attention or however you understand it. But she said that I was not in your system and I was. Anyway, I walked and walked looking for the doctor, and I came back to the same place where the girl had told me that I was not in your system. That's the only thing I have to say, okay?
July 20, 2020
Make sure we could login our web account. It might be me, I have a IMac and ipads. I will try to find a Windows system. Thank you?
July 13, 2020
Most everything was excellent. However, your food sucks. It's cold. It's late. It's unappealing improve the food you get a 10. Y'all have a nice night. Bye now.
July 09, 2020
Very professional
July 02, 2020
I was very happy with Dr. FitzPatrick and the consult. However, I had a lot of problems getting the appointment and I made several phone calls when I when I wasn't receiving an appointment, mind you, I've been referred and I finally wrote a letter and so it was a good month before the clinic even called me to give me an appointment and I was pretty disgusted at that, but I liked Dr. FitzPatrick a great deal. I thought she was very good.
June 29, 2020
can't think of anything
June 29, 2020
It was over an hour after the appointment time before the doctor appeared. If it wasn't for my wife being with me, I would have left. That is entirely too long to expect someone to wait. You have signs posted that if a patient is 10 minutes late you won't be seen and the appointment re-scheduled.
June 25, 2020
I forgot to ask the Doctor about whether a knee brace would help. I called and left a message but have not received a response.
June 25, 2020
Everyone was great, I have no negative comments
June 22, 2020
A great office staff and physician Amazing kindness Would not change a thing
June 17, 2020
Left in exam room to long before Dr. came in for treatment. Had to notify someone in the hall that no one had come in for 25 to 30 minutes!
June 15, 2020
I can't get through on the phone to make an appointment for an MRI.
June 08, 2020
You have one member of your staff that is very rude, unfortunately I didn't get her name while on the phone. As rude as she is I doubt that she would have been honest about her name if I would have thought to ask her. I didn't tell my insurance about her when they asked.
June 08, 2020
less wait time before appointment .
June 08, 2020
Yes, you could. I don't know somehow speed up the process a little bit. Although all my concerns were handled. It was a long time waiting to get them done.
June 03, 2020
Offered brunch? Kidding . Everything was very professional and satisfactory.
May 27, 2020
Nothing. Staff were attentive, professional, & knowledgeable. Social distancing wasproperly eadered to.
May 21, 2020
Appointment was an hour behind schedule. Other than that, appointment was fine. Thank you.
May 14, 2020
I hated wearing a mask but there is nothing you can do about that. My wait time once I got into the exam room was a little long.
May 13, 2020
Considering everything thats happing. Masks, checking in was easy and everyone was helpful. I recommend that you keep up with caring for our special needs.
May 13, 2020
Dr. FitzPatrick has been seeing me for about 3 years now. She's taking care of my son, my grandson, my nephews, and the whole family and have recommended the last number should have been a 10. And I would recommend it to anybody else which I have a friend of mine has both knees done last year and she's so happy. She's a 88 year old lady, but she really loves her and she recommend her to other. I hope she keeps up the good work. Thank you.
May 11, 2020
Provide written directions regarding planned surgery
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Education and Training

Education

University of New Mexico, Medical Degree

Residency

University of New Mexico, Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship

University of Colorado, Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

Dr. Jennifer FitzPatrick is part of a team known as "Team Fitz". She is assisted by Catherine Fitzgerald, MS, PA-C. Together they collaborate in a team effort to ensure the best care for each and every patient. Catherine Fitzgerald

Patient Reviews

  • "5 years ago, Dr. Fitzpatrick performed surgery on my right shoulder and it was great. So when I injured the other shoulder, I knew who to see and again, they did a great job. If I need orthopedic surgery in the future, there's nobody else I would see. They're the best team. Thank you for giving me my arm back!"       - Ronald L. Palumbo

  • "The doctor, nurses, office staff, they were all very professional and knowledgeable on top of being friendly and helpful. They made my my medical experience, from surgery to recovery, as good as it could possibly be. Thank you all!"   - Rebecca S. 

  • "I was so blessed when I was assigned to Dr. FitzPatrick while I was in the emergency room. She is very skilled and it shows in how well my ankle surgery went. She listened to my input and kindly answered my questions. I felt such kindness and love from her staff. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. If I ever need further orthopedic help, I know I will come back to her."    - Daria Gyurman 

  • The office staff were absolutely amazing; they're an asset as their positive energy was contagious. Dr. FitzPatrick is intelligent, professional, and has a very caring and warm bedside manner, which was comforting. She explained all of my treatment so well. I will refer all of my friends, family and clients to her."   -Julianne Smith

  • "The best customer service and care that we have ever experienced. The staff is caring, genuinely concerned and so professional! Thank you so much!"   - Shirley Yoder & Carrie Millard 

  • "My knee replacement was the smartest thing I did last year. Dr. FitzPatrick is THE doctor for this type of procedure. Thanks to her, I'm pain free."    - Earnest Escobedo

  • "I would like to thank Dr. FitzPatrick and her staff for taking good care of me and fixing my rotator cuff tear and biceps muscle tear. She did such a wonderful job and I am no longer in any kind of pain - THANK YOU!"   - Conrad Montez 

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