Dr. Kirk Clifford, MD

Dr. Kirk Clifford, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Kirk Clifford, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Grand Junction, CO and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Yale University in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

627 25 1/2 Rd

Grand Junction, CO 81505

Contact Information

(970) 242-3535

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • 17 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
more than 83% of peers
more than 60% of peers
Limb Pain
more than 32% of peers

Dr. Clifford's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clifford "Board certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Kirk D. Clifford has unique training in a combined orthopaedic-neurosurgical spine fellowship. He provides general orthopaedic surgery with a specialized focus on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of spine injuries."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Clifford does not have any board certifications listed.

20  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis

14  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.


  • Idaho State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Clifford has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Clifford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clifford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clifford to family and friends
23 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Clifford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Avoid this guy !!! I saw him and was in extreme pain from 2 herniated disc. He did absolutely NOTHING for me and informed me that their policy is to not give pain relievers to anyone unless you have surgery..Thank god i have a great family doctor that doesnt believe in letting his patients suffer.I...more
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Excellent surgeon, responsive to patients & families. Knowledgeable, careful to explain and demonstrate, & to answer questions.
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