Dr. Hugh McPherson, MD

Dr. Hugh McPherson, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Hugh McPherson, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Lone Tree, CO. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

Peak Orthopedics and Spine, LLC

9777 S Yosemite St Ste 220

Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 93% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McPherson "Dr. McPherson is a member and Board Certified in the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). He attended medical school and completed his residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver followed by a spine fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. McPherson has visited and trained at numerous spine centers in Europe, including an AO Fellowship in Nottingham, United Kingdom under John Webb. He stays up to date with current trends through his membership to different spine societies and international meetings. His hobbies include fly fishing, snowboarding, sailing and wood working in his spare time."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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 British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Bristish Columbia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Queens Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Western Ontario
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McPherson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sky Ridge Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. McPherson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McPherson to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. McPherson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Santa Fe, NM |
Calm, thoughtful doctor who took the time to show me the MRI in different views enabling me to understand spinal stenosis and why I was in so much pain. Tried non-invasive approaches before offering surgery. His medical assistant and surgery scheduler are superb - organized and supportive. Brilliant surgeon focused on giving patients the optimum outcome who stays engaged post-op. Recovery took longer than anticipated, but was 100% , couldn't have asked for better result. Am very grateful.
in Parker, CO |
Dr. Hugh McPherson did a fusion on my L4/L5, and decompressions above and below. I had put this off for almost 5 years; each year that I went in to see what I could do to reduce my pain, he patiently listened and explained options. Finally, I made the decision for surgery, hoping to get some relief. At 7 weeks post-op, we made a trip to Europe with a lot of walking; I was pain free! I cannot say enough positive about Dr. McPherson and Peak Orthopedics and Spine. Dr. McPherson is the best!
in Aurora, CO |
I recently, July 13, had a procedure done my Dr. McPherson. I had headaches, neck pain, pain down my back and legs. Dr. McPherson did surgery on my back (spine) and inserted a coflex. I am very happy to say today, July 28. after visiting him for a checkup that my pain is very minimal, I am walking with much more ease and feel better than I have in several months. If you are experiencing similar symptoms I recommend Dr. McPherson highly. Sincerely, Leland Winters
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. McPherson is the second physician I had to fire from Peak Orthopedic and Spine in Colorado. The office staff is so unorganized that they never bothered to be sure my insurance paperwork was submitted and approved. They waited nearly 2 weeks after scheduling surgery, and never bothered to call me. I showed up for surgery (emergency surgery mind you), waited 3 hours, and had to leave. I still am looking for a surgeon. I have a .49 spinal cord compression and at .4 they see permanent damage.
Denver, CO |
Overall, good, straight forward. I went over why I was there, hand an exam, looked at the x-rays and options. 1. was physical therapy 2. a big surgery. He is professional and went over the x-ray in detail.
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Dr. McPherson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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