Dr. Douglas Beard, MD

Dr. Douglas Beard, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(19)
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Dr. Douglas Beard, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Collins, CO and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1313 Riverside Ave

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Contact Information

(970) 493-1292

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Beard "A native of Fort Collins, Dr. Beard knew early in life that he wanted to be a physician like his father, a pediatrician. His specialized fellowship training in spine surgery led him back to Colorado to participate in research and advanced spinal treatment. His practice focuses on all types of spine problems and is comprehensive in spinal treatment and procedures. Dr. Beard received his medical degree from Creighton University. His orthopaedic surgery residency was at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and his fellowship training in spine surgery was at Midwestern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Northwestern University School of Medicine and Elmwood Medical Center, Tulane University. Dr. Beard's hobbies include hunting, fishing, skiing and motorcycle riding."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

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

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Creighton University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Ne
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Beard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Beard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Beard to family and friends
4.2
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Beard's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Beard Says:

While I appreciate and take patient feedback very seriously, your comments regarding your recent visit are concerning to say the least. Having provided non-surgical and surgical care to central and western Nebraska since 1995, I would never dream of disrespecting a patient in any way regardless of the situation.

Your comments about my attitude toward your referring physician are also alarming. I greatly value my relationships

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Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Douglas Beards' office staff was great help when filling out all of my employers needed paperwork to submit to my short term disability insurance . They sent me the needed paperwork before my scheduled procedure so it was preregistered which made the day of surgery a breeze. Dr. Beard's nurses...more
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I saw Dr. Beard for a second opinion and he was very good at explaining what was wrong and what he felt would be the best treatment for me. I thought that he was such a great doctor that I decided to have my care with him. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family members.
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I highly recommend Dr. Douglas Beard to anyone in need of a neck or back surgeon. He's calculated, realistic and chooses the best option for you - even if it means not performing surgery. He has his patient's best interests at heart and his reputation is proof.
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Dr. Beard is a caring and empathetic doctor. I love the fact that he does an outreach clinic in Western Nebraska. This saves me from having to travel 6+ hours in a day to see him as we don't have a brain and spine specialist in western Nebraska. I would have to say Dr. Beard is one of the most...more
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Dr. Beard was very rude to the point of abusive, he used swear words, which made me very uncomfortable. Did not explain my MRI AND XRAYS very well to me and when asked by a friend I had brought with me to help me with questions all he could say, was where do you work like that does not pertain at...more
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