Dr. Star Nixon, MD

Dr. Star Nixon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 39
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Star Nixon, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Cortez, CO. She is 39 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Read her story

20 S Market St # 2

Cortez, CO 81321

Contact Information

(970) 565-2600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Bursitis
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more than 80% of peers
Knee Disorders
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more than 80% of peers
Hip Fracture
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more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Nixon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nixon "Star Nixon, MD Medical School: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, 2007 Residency: University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, Denver, 2012 Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery-University of Michigan/C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, 2013 At Cortez Orthopedics, Dr. Nixon and Dr. Bagge are very accessible and see all of their patients personally. Patients always see a surgeon at each visit and accept all kinds of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. "I like to treat my patients the way I would like my family members to be treated. I like to take the time to have in depth discussions about treatment options so patients can approach decision making knowing that they have to right tools to make that decision." – Dr. Nixon Dr. Nixon enjoys skiing, cross-fit, weightlifting, yoga, hiking, camping, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nixon ""I like to treat my patients the way I would like my family members to be treated. I like to take the time to have in depth discussions about treatment options so patients can approach decision making knowing that they have to right tools to make that decision." – Dr. Nixon"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • 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 North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nixon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nixon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nixon to family and friends
4.0
based on 8 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Nixon Says:

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Dr. Nixon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Denver, CO |
Ms. Nixon is a rude and condescending woman who has absolutely zero bedside manner. She does NOT examine you and acts as if your concerns are "ridiculous" with frequent eye rolls and sighs as if you are simply wasting her time. She actually told us that our grandmother who is in her 90s and had a broken hip would probably die (of course she was very wrong). The office staff is extremely rude as well. Probably from spending their days with Ms. Nixon (notice I do NOT refer to her as a doctor).
in Mancos, CO |
Dr. Nixon took one look at my x-rays and knew immediately why I had been experiencing debilitating pain for almost two years. It was less than 6 weeks from her original diagnosis to a complete, successful surgery! I would add that this was NOT some simple, straight- forward, easy operation!! This was complicated and required awesome medical skills! I can't recommend this doctor highly enough! My wife and I have been left in awe by both her ability and her professionalism!! THANK YOU!!
in Bloomington, IN |
I had a fib, tib plateau break on December 31st 2015. I am not from Cortez, visiting sister for the holidays. I was recommended to Dr. Nixon by southwest memorial hospital. I believe that was a Friday, by Monday she was able to get me in. She was very good at explaining and showing me on X-rays exactly where it was broken and how she would fix it. I would highly recommend her for any orthopedic problems!
in Cortez CO |
Dr. Nixon was kind, caring and insightful when it came to my neck and shoulder pain. We pursued a couple of courses to fix and thanks to her patience and concern, we found a solution that worked for me.
in Cortez, CO |
Dr. Nixon has excellent patient care and bed side manner! I would highly recommend her expertise
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Dr. Nixon accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
    Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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