Premier Orthopedics sets the standard for orthopedic care in the southern Colorado region. All of our surgeons are board certified/fully trained Orthopedic Surgeons who are fellowship trained in their respective sub-specialty fields of expertise. This assures our patients the finest orthopedic treatment utilizing the latest techniques. In addition to being expertly trained, Dr’s Walden, O’Brien, Hart, Simpson, Schuck, and Duffey understand that feeling well entails more than the physical aspects of health. We understand the need to treat the whole person and therefore strive to be compassionate and empathetic to our patients’ needs. We’ll take great care of you.

     At Premier Orthopedics, our goal is to make your relationship with us as successful as possible. From the receptionists at the front desk to the surgical scheduling office, we always strive to ease your burden and make your time of injury and surgery as comfortable and smooth as possible. We believe in making sure that you understand the surgical process, but also think of us as your friends. We want you to get back to living your life and we are here to help you in any way we can. We strive to be your health care partner, providing outstanding patient care through research, education, innovative treatment, and comprehensive follow-up. We are active participants in our community, presenting workshops and orthopedic education to a variety of local groups.


     An accurate and prompt diagnosis is vital to your well being and recovery. This is best accomplished by taking the time to answer your questions and discussing treatment options. We listen to your concerns and provide honest feedback. This open approach enables us to determine the best course of treatment for you.


     Our goal is to apply the latest technology and medical knowledge to patient care and rehabilitation so that you can quickly return to normal activities, whether these activities involve competitive sports or the simple routine of daily life.


     We are part of your health care team working with other physicians, physical therapists, and care managers to make certain that the care and treatment we have implemented works for you. Over 90% of our patients who require surgery undergo outpatient procedures, which means healing can begin at home immediately. We closely monitor our patients’ recuperative progress, working with rehabilitation specialist to ensure a successful recovery.


     Because we strive to provide the best possible results for our patients, we constantly study and evaluate the comparative benefits of treatment options and the overall effectiveness of treatment. Our true measure of success is the difference we have made in the lives of our patients — professional or weekend athlete, child or adult, parent or grandparent, who have entrusted their care to us.