Dr. Eric Gardner, MD

Dr. Eric Gardner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. Eric Gardner, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Collins, CO and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

702 W Drake Rd Ste A

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Contact Information

(970) 821-4669

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Banner Health
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gardner " I give my patients the same effort, care and compassion that I would give to family and friends as I assist them on their journey to regaining function and independence."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

65  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
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53  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • 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 Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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

  • University Of Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cincinnati Sports Med and Orth Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gardner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gardner's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gardner to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Gardner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Gardner, is the BEST Diagnostician, @ the Kindess Human. Shoulder Surgery I had with him was uneventful. A Smooth recovery. No surprises..What he said upfront is happening through recovery. Kudos 100 %, for this NOCO (Banner), Orthopedic doc.
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The worst bed side manners I have ever seen. So rude. He acts like a child and treats his staff horribly. I will NEVER see him again or would EVER recommend him to anyone. STAY AWAY.
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Although he comes across overconfident, he was the only MD out of 4 that accurately diagnosed both the arthritis in my wrist and the bursitis in my elbow! Dr. Gardner performed surgery on my elbow and both drained the bursis and found a rare infection in it. His friendly manner and his own injuries...more
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I was referred to Dr Gardner after an emergency visit at NCMC in Greeley, CO determined I had a fractured and unstable ankle. Dr. Gardner informed me that he was very familiar with bone trauma, and surgeries to repair my ankle were very common. I was placed immediately on his following surgery...more
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He refused to accept that I had complications from my surgery. He threw me out of his office and refused to treat me. Thank God I found a competent surgeon that was able to fix what he had screwed up.
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