Dr. Sarah Judkins, MD

Dr. Sarah Judkins, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 38
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sarah Judkins, MD is a general surgery specialist in Montrose, CO and has been practicing for 7 years. She graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 2006 and specializes in general surgery.Read her story

611 E Star Ct Ste A

Montrose, CO 81401

Contact Information

(970) 249-4321

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Ulcer
very high
more than 93% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers
Stomach Diseases
high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Judkins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Judkins "I grew up in Steamboat Springs, completed my training in Denver, and moved to Montrose in 2012. My husband and I are so fortunate to be raising our two boys in this friendly, down to earth community. If we are not rafting the town run on the Uncompahgre River, we might be biking up the Black Canyon. We enjoy skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. I am blessed to have a thriving surgical practice with an exceptional, supportive local hospital. We look forward to calling Montrose home for many years to come."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Judkins "I love my job-it is challenging, stimulating, and technically rewarding. I enjoy getting to know my patients and learning what is important to them so that we can better plan together for the best surgical experience possible. Surgery can be a scary and uncertain process. I spend time with my patients and their families, explaining the procedure and expected course as well as possible risks, and make sure to answer all their questions. This helps everyone feel confident and secure when their procedure day arrives.  I communicate with my patient's primary care providers, sending the operative reports and pathology results, so that everyone is on the same page. I value my patient's trust and strive to provide excellent, comprehensive surgical care in a friendly and comfortable environment."

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

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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 Colorado Boulder
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Judkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Judkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Judkins to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Judkins' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Montrose
I had emergency surgery due to intestinal blockage. Dr. Judkins just happened to be on call! She had to move my stoma, and resect 2" of my small intestine. She explained surgery before I went in; was caring throughout hospital stay, and answered all my questions during my follow-up visit. ...more
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in Montrose, CO
Dr. Sarah Judkins is truly a professional with "taking care of business" while also caring for your emotional heartfelt issues. She tends to your care in as rapid amount of time as she can with test results, appointments, scheduling etc. She lets you know the "goods and bads" regarding your...more
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in Montrose, CO
Very knowledgeable, down to earth, extremely good communication skills. Highly recommended and great sense of humor. Highly recommend!
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I would never recommend Sarah Judkins to anyone. There are usually options with surgery. But, your choices, your preferences are irrelevant to her. Judkins unilaterally decides what you will get; even though her choices are exactly what you don't want. My doctor recommended several procedures....more
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I am sorry that you had a negative experience. Unfortunately, not every problem has surgery as part of the solution. I try to explain the expected risks and benefits of a surgery to the patient and answer their questions fully. I have often seen patients with abdominal pain develop new or more significant symptoms after additional surgery. I do not offer surgical options for abdominal pain, but recommend other less invasive therapies. I am thrilled your pain improved and you are feeling better.

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