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Jennifer FitzPatrick

Jennifer FitzPatrick, MD


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 (554 Ratings, 554 Comments)


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.

Provider's Additional Contact Information

Fax: 719-595-7789


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.


4.8 out of 5 (554 Ratings, 554 Comments)
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.
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Education and Training


University of New Mexico, Medical Degree


University of New Mexico, Orthopedic Surgery


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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