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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

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  • Parkview Employed Physician

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.

For additional information, please visit Dr. FitzPatrick's American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons profile page.

Provider's Additional Contact Information

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.

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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400 West 16th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

719.584.4000