Douglas Crowther, DO

Dr. Douglas Crowther

Dr. Douglas Crowther is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He completed his fellowship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Crowther gained extensive surgical experience consisting of level 1 spine trauma, degenerative conditions, complex deformity correction, and spinal tumors.  He gained further exposure and focus on sports related spine injuries with the spine surgeons at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center. His surgical training allows him to utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques, navigated and robotic surgery, and traditional open procedures.

He returned to Colorado in the summer of 2020 to join CCOE, the Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence and to expand the practice’s spine expertise. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the North American Spine Society and AO Spine.

A Colorado native, Dr. Crowther was raised on a Dairy farm in southern Colorado. While his education has taken him across the country, to Brigham Young University for an undergraduate degree and Las Vegas for Medical School to Kansas City for Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Alabama for Spine Fellowship, he’s thrilled to be back at home in Colorado. Dr. Crowther and his wife are the proud parents of five children.


  • BS: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • DO: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV
  • Residency: Kansas City University/St. Mary’s Medical Center & North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

Team Physician:

  • Missouri Comets (MISL)


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • El Paso County Medical Society
Brianna Wagner, PA

Brianne Wagner, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Brianne is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in orthopedic spine conditions. As an integral part of the spine team, her role includes assisting Dr. Crowther during surgical procedures as well as evaluating and treating patients with spine disorders. Along with being directly trained by Dr. Crowther, she finds it important to stay up to date on the latest best practices in the orthopedic spine specialty and does so by frequently attending trainings, conferences and by being an active member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.

Brianne earned her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner with honors from Simmons University in Boston, MA. Her prior experience includes working as an operating room nurse in spine and orthopedic surgeries. As proud Colorado natives, her and her husband enjoy the outdoors by hiking, traveling, dirt biking and spending time with their fur babies.

Whitney Hoagland, FNP-C

Whitney Hoagland, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Whitney is a southern CO native. She spent the past 10 years in Utah, where she worked as an ER, ICU, and flight nurse. She loved her job as a flight nurse and was able to transport patients across the country, do backcountry rescues, and everything in between.

She recently finished her FNP at Keiser University in Florida. Whitney has two little boys that keep her busy when she is not at work. She loves hiking and live music. She is excited to be on the team at CCOE, a division of OCC!

Whitney works with both Dr. Douglas Crowther, specializing in complex back and neck conditions, and Dr. Donald Lao, specializing in hip and knee replacement. Whitney works clinically in the office caring for new, returning, and postoperative patients, as well as assisting Dr. Crowther and Dr. Lao on their surgical cases at the Surgical Center of the Rockies, Common Spirit/St. Fracis Hospital, Common Spirit/Interquest Hospital.

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Location & Phone

Orthopedic Office Locations:

CO Springs Briargate:
2446 Research Pkwy, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

CO Springs Chapel Hills:
2430 Research Pkwy, Suite 205
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

CO Springs South Lake:
1263 Lake Plaza Drive, Suites 210 B
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

Physical Therapy North:
2430 Research Pkwy, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1795
Fax: (719) 623-1053

Physical Therapy South:
1263 Lake Plaza Drive, Suites 210 A
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: (719) 623-1795
Fax: (719) 623-1053

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