Dr. Blake Clifton, MD

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Sports Medicine

Dr. Blake Clifton, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Gunnison, CO and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with Gunnison Valley Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Blake Clifton, MD

gO Orthopedics

104 W Ruby Ave Gunnison, CO 81230 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(970) 641-8899

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Dr. Clifton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Acidosis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • 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
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Esophagitis
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fever
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insomnia
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rickets
  • Rosacea
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Toe Fractures
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin K Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
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CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
First Choice Health
Golden Rule
Medicaid
Medicaid of Colorado
MultiPlan
PHCS
Pinnacol Assurance
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Clifton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clifton

4.8

Based on 33 ratings

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Gave up!!
I had knee replacement. 15 months post op my knee is still swollen as big as the week after surgery. He kept saying give it more time. Then he admitted he doesn’t know why this is happening. And to get a second opinion. Well I did. I went to dr Beim in Gunnison co. She asked me if he aspirated the knee. I said no. She said what??!! So she took a large seringe And took a large amount of yellow/ orange fluid from my knee to check for infection. I will finally get some answers. Dr Beim will not give up!! I have 4 other friends who has used dr Clifton. They have not received the best of care either. Stay away!!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 08, 2022
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Full hip replacement op in early March 2021 with Dr Clifton. It was great having such an amazing surgery performed by a fabulous local Dr with no travel outside of the valley like so many people do?! I had an amazing experience through gO and Dr Clifton. Riding single track on my mt bike 30 days after surgery with no pain! Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Woody – Nov 04, 2021
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I had a total right hip replacement on May 14, 2019. I cannot be more pleased with my results. Also Dr. Clifton and his staff were amazing. They answered any and all questions throughly. I would highly recommend Dr. Clifton for any orthopedic procedure. Thank you DR. Clifton and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cindy Glynn in Sanford, CO – Jul 01, 2019
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Wonderful Doctor, kind compassionate explained everything before my surgery and the outcomes afterwards. I feel great and can walk again without constant pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 05, 2018
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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 walker and enjoying my life again. Thank you so much Dr. Clifton
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Mar 27, 2018
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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, not for the money.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 08, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Katie in Delta, CO – May 15, 2017
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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 physical therapy to begin within a week of surgery and his honest answers to all my questions (there were many). He very patiently answered every one and ended my apprehensions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Donna Ford in Gunnison, CO – Jan 23, 2017
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Dr. Clifton is amazing at everything he does. He is a great surgeon and is very professional with his patients. He has a very calm personality that reassures everything will be taken care of properly and with care. Dr. Clifton is one of the best doctors I have visited.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jordan Woodyard in Gunnison, CO – Jun 15, 2016
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Had right knee replaced and Dr. Clifton was very knowledgeable and compasionate. He answered any questions immediately I am very satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Connie Wilson in Gunnison, CO – Jun 15, 2016
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A real gentleman! Dr. Clifton's calm demeanor and attention to detail is outstanding. I would recommend him to young and old!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Sue Lamport in Gunnison, CO – Jun 07, 2016
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Dr Clifton communicates very well and is very helpful. He also returns patient calls promptly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mary DeRise in Telluride. CO – Feb 25, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Orthopedic surgeon Blake M. Clifton joins the team of multidisciplinary orthopedic & sports medicine experts at gO Orthopedics. Dr. Clifton...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

  • English
  • Japanese

Awards

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Dr. Clifton frequently treats Joint Pain, Arthritis, and Low Blood Oxygen Level. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Clifton treats.

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Dr. Clifton's office is located at 104 W Ruby Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Clifton speaks Japanese and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

gO Orthopedics

Gungriggs Orthopedics104 W Ruby Ave Gunnison, CO 81230
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Gunnison, CO

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average