Dr. Star Nixon, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Female

Dr. Star Nixon, MD
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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"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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Southwest Medical Group, Orthopedics20 S Market St # 2
Cortez, CO 81321
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Dr. Nixon's Reviews

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based on 8 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Nixon Says:

Thank you for providing your feedback! Your opinion is extremely valuable to me and I appreciate you taking your time to help us continually improve! We are here to provide the best care for you and your family and take your concerns seriously. Please contact us if we can provide additional assistance at our office.

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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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.

Dr. Nixon's Care Philosophy

"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 says...

Pediatric Orthopedic Procedures

  • State-of-the-art treatment of all types of pediatric fractures, including growth plate injuries in the growing child
  • Guided growth using minimally invasive hardware to correct leg length differences, angular deformities
  • Non-operative scoliosis management with spine bracing
  • Corrective osteotomies for more extensive limb deformities
  • Tendon releases and lengthenings
  • All procedures are done with the child's comfort in mind, working closely with our anesthesiologists to minimize distress to the child pre- and post-cooperatively

Adult Orthopedic Procedures

  • Non-operative and operative treatment of fractures
  • Treatment of hip, knee and shoulder arthritis with medication, injections, and/or joint replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Operative treatment of post-traumatic deformities
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel releases

At Cortez Orthopedics, Dr. Nixon and Dr. Bagge are very accessible and see all of their patients personally.

Dr. Nixon says...

Dr. Nixon practices at Cortez Orthopedics and specializes in general orthopedic and pediatric orthopedic surgery. She is board certified and specializes in operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care for the entire family, and is dedicated to maximizing function and minimizing pain over a lifetime!

She evaluates and treats pediatric disorders, including:

  • Scoliosis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Congenital bony anomalies
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Gait disorders
  • Leg length differences and joint deformities
  • Trauma, including sports injuries

Dr. Nixon can provide the evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic adult musculoskeletal pain due to trauma, arthritis, disk disease, etc.

X-rays can be done in our clinic for your convenience.

Dr. Nixon says...

Thank you for providing your feedback! Your opinion is extremely valuable to me and I appreciate you taking your time to help us continually improve! We are here to provide the best care for you and your family and take your concerns seriously. Please contact us if we can provide additional assistance at our office.

Dr. Nixon'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • 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 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)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Graduated in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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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

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate