Dr. Blake Clifton, MD

Dr. Blake Clifton, MD

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Age 37
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Dr. Blake Clifton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Crested Butte, CO and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

433 6th St

Crested Butte, CO 81224

Contact Information

(970) 349-5103

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Choice Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Colorado
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Clifton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Knee Sprain
high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Clifton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clifton "Orthopedic surgeon Blake M. Clifton joins the team of multidisciplinary orthopedic & sports medicine experts at gO Orthopedics. Dr. Clifton enters the practice as a partner specializing in pediatric and adult sports medicine and total joint replacement. Dedicated to the highest standard of patient care, Dr. Clifton will provide cutting-edge treatment options such as short stay joint replacement and accelerated rehabilitation allowing patients to get back to their favorite activities sooner after total joint replacement. He is one of only a few doctors in CO and across the country currently using this technique. In his role as practice partner, Dr. Clifton – the only Board-certified fellowship trained pediatric sports medicine orthopedist in the Western slope– further rounds out gO Orthopedics highly specialized and comprehensive orthopedic program, providing young patients singular access to his unique expertise in pediatric orthopedic care. "Dr. Clifton brings talent and innovation in orthopedic care, and his addition to our team reaffirms our commitment to providing world-class, personalized and comprehensive care through cohesive unification of top orthopedic providers in the valley," said Rhett Griggs, M.D., partner of gO Orthopedics. Dr. Clifton earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He then completed a surgery internship and orthopedic residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center along with a pediatric orthopedic surgery residency at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth. His postdoctoral training also includes a fellowship in pediatric and adult sports medicine at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Clifton is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles published in prestigious scientific journals. He has served as team physician for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and University of New Mexico Lobo Athletics."
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

132  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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40  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Cook Children's Hospital Department Of Pediatric Orthopaedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Texas Tech Health Science Center Department Of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • University Of New Mexico Department Of Orthopaedics Fellowship In Adult and Pediatric Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clifton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clifton's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clifton to family and friends
30 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Clifton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (9)

Wonderful Doctor, kind compassionate explained everything before my surgery and the outcomes afterwards. I feel great and can walk again without constant pain.
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Dr. Clifton is one amazing doctor. He did a hip replacement for me. I was using a walker, I would fall down because my hip would give out, my hip would lock up where I couldn't move. I was like that for almost 7 yrs until I saw Dr. Clifton. I am now at 6 month post surgery. walking without a...more
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Dr. Clifton is always there to ask about the concerns I have. He is great at listening and makes you feel like the only person on earth when he is listening to you. I highly recommend him for anyone who likes a doctor who is a good listener and who is good at their job. He is in it to help people,...more
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I had knee surgery on 5-9 and beforehand?, Dr Clifton listened to all of or questions and answered them. He returns calls quickly after I ha surgery and I got to talk to him. And he right away asked how I was doing. I will definitely recommend him to anyone.
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I have had total knee replacement on both knees within the last 7 months. I had not realized what major surgeries these were, but can report that my recoveries and healing have been amazing. Dr. Clifton pays such close attention to details such as the pre-operative instructions,his insistence upon...more
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