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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 (538 Ratings, 114 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.

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.

Comments

4.8 out of 5 (538 Ratings, 114 Comments)
November 10, 2021
The wait time of over an hour was excessive.
November 10, 2021
On 2 separate occasions I have gone in for my scheduled appointment and the staff did not have me on the schedule. This is extremely frustrating and time consuming. Lastly, on my last appointment I waited 1 hour 15 minutes in examining room before I was seen by the doctor. This made me miss two other appointments that I had scheduled for the afternoon.
November 10, 2021
Everything went very well
November 10, 2021
Our appointment was at 10:30, taken into room at 11 didn't see doctor until 11:30 or later
October 27, 2021
Nothing, Jennifer Fitzpatrick is wonderfull
October 27, 2021
I would like to see the office eliminate the wait times for the patient. Sometimes the time between your appointment and when the doctor can get to see you, I think is too long. That's all I have to say. Thank you.
October 27, 2021
Yes, I was very impressed with Dr. Jennifer FitzPatrick, and also her staff. I will highly recommend her to anybody so...
October 20, 2021
No suggestions for improvement - great experience
October 18, 2021
I cannot think of a thing!
October 06, 2021
The staff and doctor were amazing, I would just recommend. a summary of all of the terminology talked about in the appointment, there were some big words and night things that this one and pretty much one ear and out the other because it was just too physicals of words to remember.
September 29, 2021
No improvement. Physician and staff are great.
September 29, 2021
Everything was great
September 22, 2021
I appreciate how Dr Jennifer Fitzpatrick listen made me feel at ease. She advised me that my condition was worse than I thought it was. And treated in her office. We both this treatment works. Thank You Dr. Jennifer Fitzpatrick.
September 15, 2021
There is nothing that I can add to my experience. It was very, very, very good. I haven't gone to a doctor like this in many years, and she was so attentive and listened and answered every question. And I appreciate her very, very much and I will be returning. Thank you.
September 08, 2021
The visit went very, very well, the doctor listened to everything I had to say. I also was able to discuss my concerns about making sure that we were thorough on my check up. And requesting Imaging, at the CAT scan.
August 25, 2021
make your automatic temperature machine adjustable for short people.
August 25, 2021
Appointment time, my time was at 10:30. I didn't get seen until almost actually it's 11:30 almost a quarter until. So definitely we need to you guys. Definitely need to improve in your wait time for our appointments.If they're a 10: 30, 11:30 is not acceptable.
August 25, 2021
Make front desk staff (check in) more visible from both sides of the approach area. Wall makes it hard to see if someone is at the desk while maintaining personal distancing.
August 23, 2021
Nothing could have been done differently that would make me feel like there was improvement needed. It actually renewed my faith in doctors. It was an excellent experience.
August 23, 2021
Shorter wait time
August 18, 2021
I have yet to have anything but a great experience with Dr. Fitzpatrick and her staff. Very upbeat, positive, happy place to go. Even in the middle of a pandemic.
August 16, 2021
Best ortho doc in colorado
August 11, 2021
I wanted to ask the provider about my long term prognosis, but she left the room before I was able to ask.
August 11, 2021
I'm starting to get ready for knee surgery and I wanted to see the doctor, but I got to see her PA, I believe and although she's wonderful. I wanted to see the doctor before I have surgery. Otherwise, I absolutely love Dr. Fitzpatrick and her PA. So thank you very much.
August 09, 2021
Have less waiting time in the in the wait room.
July 29, 2021
Professional and caring!
July 26, 2021
The staff at Parkview Orthopedics is wonderful. I was seen promptly, and everyone I came into contact with was professional, friendly and courteous. I have confidence in the Fitz team and Parkview Hospital to provide me with the best possible outcome from my surgery.
July 26, 2021
Perfect as is
July 26, 2021
Personable, polite and knowledgeable
July 22, 2021
The physician
July 19, 2021
I was satisfied with everything. I did have that shot, but it didn't help me, but there might be something else going on. But Dr. Fitzpatrick is an excellent doctor. Thank you. Bye.
July 19, 2021
It was an hour after my appointment date that they finally saw me. You need to be more on schedule because I was there on time.
July 15, 2021
Everybody was wonderful. The doctors were good.
July 15, 2021
Really nothing PA FitzPatrick did an amazing job.
July 15, 2021
Nothing! From the check in to the check out it was great.
July 14, 2021
Nothing - everything was great for a first ever visit.
July 12, 2021
I felt very comfortable and trusted the drs. My experience could not have been better. All the office personnel i dealt with were professional, kind and efficient
July 05, 2021
I'm happy with the time
July 05, 2021
Nothing...it went perfect!
July 01, 2021
The office of Dr. Fitzpatrick operates on a higher plane than other offices. The staff is friendly, caring and professional. I wish every office could emulate the staff of Jennifer's office. They get an AWESOMELY GREAT from me!
June 30, 2021
Great DOCTOR
June 30, 2021
Ya'll have never called to give me my appointment for an HMR. Or whatever it is. What is it MRI?
June 28, 2021
Dr. Fitzpatrick was amazing and yeah no she, she she connects really quickly with you as a patient and gets right to the bones of the issue, and... I felt great. I left there feeling like everything was done, and done well.
June 23, 2021
Maybe a little less waiting time .
June 16, 2021
Wait, time in the back of the office was extremely fast from the office extremely busy, but it's understandable. So that's not a big deal. Wasn't a big deal. The one issue that I do have is I don't know when or where I'm supposed to do an MRI, but I'm supposed to get in touch with the doctor in 2 weeks. That's the only issue I have thank you.
June 10, 2021
Everything was excellent, comfortable and helpful. Met my medical needs and together with my physician-Dr Fitzpatrick, we agreed to gather more information before taking a course of action. I felt respected and an important part f my own healing process.
June 09, 2021
The clinic staff was excellent! Professional and friendly!! I was treated respectfully by all involved. Dr. Fitzpatrick's MA was empathetic, friendly and professional. Great job. Dr. Fitzpatrick was great: she took plenty of time with me, explored my history and did a thorough exam. Explanations were very thorough and she answered all of my questions. I was VERY pleased with my experience at the ortho clinic. I would highly recommend Dr. F. and this clinic. thank you
June 09, 2021
The receptionist who checked me in wasn't very friendly.
May 24, 2021
It was all good. Great Doctor. Great Assistant.
May 20, 2021
Staff interactions were very friendly and helpful. Everyone was extremely nice, wait time was 45 minutes before we saw the provider. Need that to be explained, especially with small children as long of a wait time, given an estimated wait time would have helped, and then, you know, just reducing wait time.
May 19, 2021
It's just waiting too long that they need to call the person in the back on the time of their appointment.
May 13, 2021
I was pleased with my visit and at this present time I have nothing to to add.
May 10, 2021
Dr Fitzpatrick listened and recommended a course of action, the shot in the knee has helped with swelling and flexibility.
May 10, 2021
Everybody is Very friendly & professional I like the staff & surgeon very much!!
May 06, 2021
I was cut short a couple times when I was explaining what had happened in the past.
May 05, 2021
Can't think of a thing. From the front office staff to the nurse and Dr. Fitzpatrick, I was completely satisfied with the level of friendliness, concern and professionalism exhibited by the entire staff.
May 05, 2021
Hi I had seen a different doctor of the year before any hurt me so bad and he gave me a shot in a different way in the back through the back with the really long needle. And he really hit something because it really hurt and I had to do some deep breathing. She would she gave me the shots and both shoulders it was I could hardly feel anything. It felt so wonderful she is really a great doctor I have to tell you that we feel it you know we know it when we go in there the friendliness the openness listening all that she's just a great doctor I just love her and I'll be back probably because I may need a shoulder replacement. She told me later on okay I just wanted to say that.
May 05, 2021
No downside...best surgical and follow-up I've ever had...
May 03, 2021
The wait time was short and the attention I received was personable and satisfying.
May 03, 2021
Answer the phone when you call for an appointment.
May 03, 2021
I had an awesome experience with the whole staff and even had
May 03, 2021
I was happy with the visit!
April 28, 2021
Reduce the wait time after in the dock in the clinic office.
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
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.
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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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