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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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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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Biography

Dr. Douglas Beard, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fort Collins, CO. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Beard is affiliated with Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital.

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Dr. Beard's Reviews

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4.2
based on 20 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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...

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Dr. Beard's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
North Platte, NE |
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 at the surgery center were professional as well and so were the overnight nurses. Dr Beard did a great job on artificial disc replacement. No more pains in the arms or tingling in fingers.
Ft Collins, CO |
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.
in Ft Collins, CO |
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.
in North Platte, NE |
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 professional and wonderful doctors in my experience that I have seen in my lifetime.
in North Platte, NE |
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 all to my condition of having severe neck pain. The other thing was all he could do is put down the North Platte Dr's that referred me to him. Told me to get a different Dr!!! What a wasted trip.
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Dr. Beard's Care Philosophy

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.

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 with referring physicians and I personally work very hard to maintain a mutual level of respect with all physicians. 

I approach every patient and his or her needs individually and I understand it may be upsetting when my recommendations do not meet patient expectations, however it remains the surgeons judgment to determine who is a good candidate for surgery and who is not. 

Again, I appreciate your feedback and I would love an opportunity to clear up any miscommunications or misunderstandings that may have occurred. Please call Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery at 970-493-1292 and ask to speak with Nancy.

Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you further. 

Dr. Beard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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 Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Creighton University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Creighton University
  • Residency Hospital
    University Ne

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities