Dr. Gloria Beim, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Gloria Beim, MD
I have been practicing Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine on the Western Slope of Colorado for 21 years. I have clinics in Gunnison, Crested Butte and Telluride, Colorado. I love the outdoors and have been an athlete since I was young. I love to ski and mountain bike as well as play with my kids, Skylar,15 and Jakob, 9. I have had the honor as serving the US Olympic Team in 3 Olympic Games including being the Chief Medical Officer in Sochi Russia for the 2014 Games. I was also the Chief Medical Officer in Rio in 2016 for the Paralympic Games for Team USA and will be the CMO for the 2018 winter Paralympic Games in Korea. I understand sports injuries as I have treated thousands of athletes and also suffered many injuries throughout my life. My goal is to help my patients get back to the activities they love as quickly as possible. I believe that surgery should be avoided whenever possible and if there is a conservative, nonoperative solution, I will offer that to my patients.

Alpine Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

112 W Spencer Ave Ste A

Gunnison, CO 81230

Contact Information

(970) 641-6788

Dr. Gloria Beim, MD

Dr. Gloria Beim, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Care Philosophy

I treat my patients as if they were my family. I really care about them and want the best for them. My goal is to get them back to their normal activities as soon as possible. I take a conservative approach whenever possible and really believe in the power of nonoperative care with a multidisciplinary approach.  Physical therapy, accupuncture, cross training are all important elements in my treatment approach.

I also am a proponent of musculoskeletal ultrasound for not only diagnostics but also integrate it in many of my treatments.  

If surgery is necessary, I believe that physical therapy is 90% of the success of the surgical outcome. I have had excellent training in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine as well as trauma and arthroscopy.

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Dr. Beim's Experience

Dr. Beim'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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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.


  • University Of California At San Diego, La Jolla, California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of California At San Diego School Of Medicine, La Jolla, California
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, Ny
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • The New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • The University Of Pittsburgh, Dept. Of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division Of Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Beim's Reviews

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based on 24 total reviews (9 with comments)
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Patient Comments (9)
in Gunnison, Colorado |
I can't say enough good things about this office. Dr. Biem and her entire staff make you feel like a friend from the second you walk in the door. I have absolute complete confidence in the skill level and performance of every single employee I've come in contact with AND I actually really enjoy "going to the doctor!
in Montrose, CO |
Dr Beim has such a way of making me feel comfortable and safe. she is incredible!
Dr. Beam saved me from making a HUGE mistake in my treatment that would have cost me 1,000's of $ and a lost year. She diagnosed my knee problem quickly with unique XRays right there on the spot and outlined several options available to me. She provided literature to help me make choices on my next consult and she exudes confidence, knowledge, skill and she has an INCREDIBLE resume of experience with the US Olympic teams. DR. BEAM ! If you want to continue to be an athlete and live life strong!
Telluride, CO |
Five weeks out from a Morton's Neuroma Surgery I am in regular shoes, pain free, and resuming life as I knew it! I followed her post surgery instructions to the letter and had zero pain, very little swelling, and was off crutches in about a week. My recuperation was speedy. I am now ready for a big hiking trip out of the country. The surgery centre and staff in Gunnison were exceptional. If you have a neuroma...see Dr. Beim!
in Gunnison, CO |
Dr.Beim is an extremely competetent, careful, knowledgeble, experienced orthopaedic surgeon. She listens to her patients and considers the whole person before deciding on a course of action. If possible she prefers physical therapy over surgery. Dr. Beim follows up with patients and genuinely cares about their well being. I have never felt rushed when in an appointment, I feel comfortable to ask questions and to take time to make decisions. The whole staff has made me feel cared for.
in Gunnison, CO |
Dr. Beim is a wonderful doctor and person. This was my 4th surgery with her and the best yet. Her staff is amazing and great to work with.
in Gunnison, CO |
Dr. Beim was the most amazing doctor. I have seen many orthopaedists in my life but the time she spent with me showed how much she cared. I was not just a "number"! Her skills are amazing and I felt as impoortant as an Olympic Athlete. I could not recommend a better doctor!
in Lake City, CO |
I have had nothing but kindness and excellent care everytime I have seen Dr. Beim over the last 12 yrs. I have referred many patients to her because of the quality of care I know they will receive. she is not only an amazing physician but a wonderful person who cares very much about her patients. Even if she is busy, she will spend the time that the patient requires. The Alpine Surgery Center is a great facility with a wonderful staff who deliver first rate care.
in Lake City, CO |
Dr. Beim is incredibly professional and extremely helpful.
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Dr. Beim accepts 35 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Planvista
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
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Hospitals where Dr. Beim has admitting privileges

Gunnison Valley Hospital
711 N Taylor St
Gunnison, CO 81230
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