Meet Our Urgent Care Surgeons

Meet Our Urgent Care Surgeons

At VSO, we sub-specialize.  This means that you'll have easy access to a local surgeon who specializes in your specific injury. 

Dr. John Paul Elton

Dr. John Paul Elton

Dr. Elton’s fellowship training has given him the expertise to handle the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders: from sports injuries and fractures to nerve and tendon disorders, deformities, and chronic pain. He emphasizes that most non-traumatic injuries can be resolved with non-operative treatment.

 

Dr. Rick Cunningham

Dr. Rick Cunningham

Dr. Cunningham is a full-service knee and shoulder specialist with particular expertise in ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, meniscus preservation surgery, and shoulder instability surgery. He is a US Ski Team Physician and works with athletes at all levels to get them back to the sports they enjoy.

 

Dr. Erik Dorf

Dr. Erik Dorf

In addition to being team physician for Summit High School and Team Summit, Dr. Dorf is also an active member of the US Ski & Snowboard Physician Pool, and enjoys the challenges associated with the care of high level athletes. "From my perspective, every one of my patients deserves the highest level of care. We all live here because we enjoy our hobbies, athletics, and outdoor activities. My goal is to get my patients back to the level of performance they achieved before their injury."

 

Dr. Terrell Joseph

Dr. Terrell Joseph

Dr. Joseph fully appreciates that patients here are often highly motivated and driven to heal. With the right care and direction, these patients are most likely to experience a full recovery, something that is rewarding both to Dr. Joseph, and most importantly, his patients. 

Dr Joseph's orthopaedic interests include ski and snowboard trauma, including tendon and ligament injuires. He also has expertise in treating tendonitis, carpal tunnel, and hand and wrist problems.

 

Dr. Nathan Cafferky

Dr. Nathan Cafferky

As a total joint surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction, Dr. Cafferky focuses on patients with hip and knee conditions who require replacement surgery. His fellowship training in joints and adult reconstruction at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus gave him the expertise to treat these conditions appropriately. The most common conditions he treats include hip and knee arthritis, ranging from osteoarthritis to rheumatoid arthritis to post traumatic arthritis.

 

Dr Matthew Gnirke is a board certified, fellowship trained physiatrist who focuses on interventional sports, spine, and regenerative medicine. 

His practice centers on the proper diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. 

Dr Gnirke utilizes precise musculoskeletal ultrasound and fluoroscopy to localize and treat joint, tendon, ligament, and nerve disorders. He is fellowship trained in the use of regenerative medicine including platelet rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow derived stem cells to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. 

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