Jennifer FitzPatrick, MD

Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Office Phone
719-595-7780

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About Jennifer FitzPatrick

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.

Hobbies and Interests: 

Running, coaching young athletes, skiing, spending time with my family in the Colorado outdoors, WFPB nutrition, covering rodeo events.

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

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 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.

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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Why did you become a doctor?

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 one of my driving motivations to understand and have greater compassion with my patients.

Reviews

5/5
April 18, 2022
Revisit past medical history (eg; meds and prior medical appointments/changes) BUT I understand your many patients and lots to do on daily basis to meet our needs. We patients need to be as professional as the doctors in our own health responsibility. Thank you.
5/5
March 02, 2022
All was well
4/5
March 02, 2022
I waited 55 minutes for Dr. Fitzpatrick.
5/5
March 02, 2022
Not one thing. Dr was very kind and my visit was better than I expected.
5/5
February 28, 2022
every thing was informative and explaining the mri and what could be done for the knee was understood. i came away with a much better feeling about it all
5/5
February 16, 2022
I believe that the front staff, the ones that check you win. The one on the right. I don't know her name. She was younger not older. There was two of them, one was older, one was a little bit younger of say she's probably in her 40's, maybe high 30's. You could tell that she was not polite. She was ... she just seemed like she had an attitude. The older lady. She was good. But the younger one, she just seemed like she had an attitude and didn't want to be there. Just gave me, you know, an awkward vibe. That's pretty much it.
5/5
February 14, 2022
Nothing. Everything was exceptional especially Dr. Fitzpatrick.
5/5
February 09, 2022
The nurse needs to use a manual BP cuff...not an battery powered wrist cuff, they are notoriously inaccurate. She was told to come back in and retake my BP manually and she never came back...I ended up leaving after waiting 25 min post vist w/ Dr Fitzpatrick.... with an inaccurate BP in my chart.
5/5
February 09, 2022
Take patient in to see doctor at appointment time
5/5
February 07, 2022
You can improve the smell in the building. It's a muggy smell because when I walked out of the building, when my ride got there, I got a really bad migraine.
3/5
February 07, 2022
Listen to what we say and what I want done
5/5
January 26, 2022
Nothing!! Dr Fitzpatrick helped me overcome a phobia about the injection into my knee!! She is a wonderful physician and a true asset to orthopedic physicians worldwide! Thank you so much for having her on your staff!
5/5
January 26, 2022
My wait after in the exam room was 50 minutes.
5/5
January 26, 2022
Just the wait time. I was scheduled at 1:30 and I didn't get in Until out of the waiting room until 2:30. So if that was kind of took a little bit longer, but I know they're busy, but that was just kind of a long wait time in the lobby.
5/5
January 17, 2022
The only thing is to be able to get in to see the doctor sooner than we were. We understand that schedules are busy but maybe prioritize on the need. That was all other than that everything was good.
5/5
January 17, 2022
I think they did an amazing job with everything it took a little bit to get called back but once I was back there it was so quick, it didn't matter.
5/5
January 12, 2022
it was a good visit
5/5
January 12, 2022
Everything went well. No complaints
5/5
January 03, 2022
Nothing! All went very well. A+ service. Thank you!
5/5
January 03, 2022
I had a great visit. Quick and efficient check in. Dr. Fitzpatrick was timely and friendly. No suggestions.
5/5
December 27, 2021
I think they are doing. a great job the dr is great as no knows what she is doing there is nothing g wrong there
5/5
December 21, 2021
Nothing. I had a great experience.
5/5
December 20, 2021
She was very perfessional and very concerned . I really enjoyed our visit. She explained my options and let me decide what option I thought was best for me.
5/5
December 20, 2021
My visit was very comfortable and a very good experience. I learned a lot from the doctor and it was really nice. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
4/5
December 15, 2021
Understand the doc was training but would like to have spent a little more time in next step of care
5/5
December 13, 2021
I appreciate the opportunity to see Dr Fitzpatrick and have been very pleased with my visits and her attention to my problem.
5/5
November 29, 2021
Everything was done efficiently.
5/5
November 29, 2021
Great Doctor and follow-up team!
5/5
November 15, 2021
Jennifer Fitzpatrick was very positive and explained what the next step was in helping with my knee pain. She complimented me and offered positive feedback. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the wait time was reasonable. In and out within an hour. Good experience.
5/5
November 15, 2021
Everything went perfect. I will recommend 100%.
5/5
November 15, 2021
nothing could be done to change your excellent staff from check in to exit all were great loved my time their thanks for caring
5/5
November 10, 2021
The wait time of over an hour was excessive.
5/5
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.
5/5
November 10, 2021
Everything went very well
5/5
November 10, 2021
Our appointment was at 10:30, taken into room at 11 didn't see doctor until 11:30 or later
5/5
October 27, 2021
Nothing, Jennifer Fitzpatrick is wonderfull
5/5
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.
5/5
October 27, 2021
Yes, I was very impressed with Dr. Jennifer FitzPatrick, and also her staff. I will highly recommend her to anybody so...
5/5
October 20, 2021
No suggestions for improvement - great experience
5/5
October 18, 2021
I cannot think of a thing!
5/5
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.
5/5
September 29, 2021
No improvement. Physician and staff are great.
5/5
September 29, 2021
Everything was great
5/5
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.
5/5
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.
4/5
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.
5/5
August 25, 2021
make your automatic temperature machine adjustable for short people.
4/5
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.
5/5
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.
5/5
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.
5/5
August 23, 2021
Shorter wait time
5/5
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.
5/5
August 16, 2021
Best ortho doc in colorado
3/5
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.
4/5
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.
5/5
August 09, 2021
Have less waiting time in the in the wait room.
5/5
July 29, 2021
Professional and caring!
5/5
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.
5/5
July 26, 2021
Perfect as is
5/5
July 26, 2021
Personable, polite and knowledgeable
5/5
July 22, 2021
The physician
4/5
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.
5/5
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.
5/5
July 15, 2021
Everybody was wonderful. The doctors were good.
5/5
July 15, 2021
Really nothing PA FitzPatrick did an amazing job.
5/5
July 15, 2021
Nothing! From the check in to the check out it was great.
5/5
July 14, 2021
Nothing - everything was great for a first ever visit.
5/5
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
4/5
July 05, 2021
I'm happy with the time
5/5
July 05, 2021
Nothing...it went perfect!
5/5
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!
5/5
June 30, 2021
Great DOCTOR
3/5
June 30, 2021
Ya'll have never called to give me my appointment for an HMR. Or whatever it is. What is it MRI?
5/5
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.
5/5
June 23, 2021
Maybe a little less waiting time .
4/5
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.
5/5
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.
5/5
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
5/5
June 09, 2021
The receptionist who checked me in wasn't very friendly.
5/5
May 24, 2021
It was all good. Great Doctor. Great Assistant.

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