We are pleased to announce that Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence will begin seeing patients in our office the week of April 27, 2020. We’ll continue to follow the state social distancing parameters and have outlined specific processes to maximize the health and safety of both staff and patients. You may call (719) 623-1050 or Click Here to schedule for appointments for April 27 or later. As we operate under the state’s “Safer-at-Home” protocols, here’s what to expect if you come into the office for an appointment:

During your visit: When you arrive at our offices, please check in and you will be given instructions. We ask that you please wear a face covering or mask when you arrive and for the duration of your appointment. Patients without masks will be rescheduled. We will have limited seating in the office that is spaced to meet social distancing requirements. Please do not bring anyone with you to your appointment unless necessary for assistance.

While this may be a more tedious process than you are accustomed to, we’re taking these precautions to protect our patients, our employees and our providers as we transition to these modified operations.

Alternatives to an office visit: If you are in a high-risk group and prefer to not come into the office at this time, we will continue to offer telemedicine appointments. Telehealth is an easy and effective way to continue your treatment plan without leaving home. Please call (719) 623-1050 or use the button below under Telehealth for more information and to schedule.

Thank you for your patience during these ever-changing circumstances as we work to provide excellent orthopedic care, and protect the health and safety of staff and patients.

TeleHealth Appointments

For Non-Urgent Orthopedic Care

In an ongoing effort to protect patients, staff, and physicians as well as to lessen the impact of the public health crisis, CCOE has transitioned all appropriate non-urgent and routine care to a user-friendly online TeleHealth platform.


*Note: Unfortunately, our TeleHealth service only works with the Google Chrome Web Browser. So you will not be able to use Safari, Firefox or Windows Edge. You will be instructed to download Chrome once you get started if you are using one of the other browsers. However, there is a FREE Apple and Android app for your mobile devices. If you prefer to use your mobile device for the video call, then download the Hippo Health app. You will need to create an account through your web browser prior to being able to use your mobile device.

Get Started:

  1. Use the CHAT OR SCHEDULE HERE button below.
  2. You will be taken to our TeleHealth sign-up page.
  3. Here you will need to either click the SIGN UP button to create an account, or if you already have an account, use the SIGN IN button. If you have an account, you will also be able to sign in using the Hippo Health app on your mobile device.
  4. Once you are signed in you can request an appointment.
  5. You will receive an appointment invitation that will come from your doctor via text or email. This will provide a HIPAA compliant video and audio communication between you and your physician.
  6. For your appointment, you will need to log in to the application just prior to your time slot. Please be patient if we are not on right at your appointment time. We will try to be on time, but some calls require a little longer than our allotted time. We should not be more than 15 minutes late. If we are more than 15 minutes late getting on your call, then please contact our office at (719) 623-1050.

Through the TeleHealth service will be able to help continue your orthopedic care remotely in order to help protect you and our community from further exposure to COVID 19. It will be a learning process for all of us.

What is Non-urgent Care?

Non-urgent care is defined as that which is not time-sensitive for medical reasons. This may include continuing patient care, post-operative visits and questions, physical therapy and new orthopedic patients with injuries or conditions that can wait for in-person care by our team. If you have an urgent orthopedic issue, please see the directions to the right for our Urgent Orthopedic Care services.

Orthopedic Urgent Care

For Sprains, Broken Bones, and Major Orthopedic Injuries

To further the goal of reducing exposure yet at the same time providing top tier orthopedic services, we have created a fully functional Orthopedic Urgent Care to accommodate acute injuries and urgent orthopedic issues not amenable to TeleHealth evaluation. In this setting, we have an orthopedic surgeon offering same day appointments for evaluation of your issue, resources to obtain appropriate imaging, and the ability to provide treatment recommendations in a streamlined and exposure-sensitive fashion.

If we can be of assistance or if you would like to schedule, please call (719) 623-1050 and we will be happy to help. Additionally, walk-ins are welcome.

Days & Hours of Orthopedic Urgent Care:

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm
Walk-ins Welcome

Accepting most insurances. Special self-pay options available. (Medicaid excluded)

Instructions for Orthopedic Urgent Care:

  • Visit us at our office location at 2446 Research Pkwy, Suite 200.
  • We will be monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms at the door. So, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and have an urgent orthopedic issue, please follow CDC guidelines and visit the emergency room.
Patient Education

Patient Education

Everything you need to know about your orthopedic condition, from preventing reinjury to avoiding risk factors can be found in our convenient online patient education library.


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