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Centura Orthopedics/Front Range Orthopaedics, a Centura Health Clinic, combines an award-winning, hospital-based orthopedic program with well-respected orthopedic surgeons. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate patient experience and excellent outcomes when undergoing orthopedic surgery. Your care, comfort and peace of mind is constantly our top priority from your first office visit, to surgery, and stay at the hospital. Our Colorado Springs clinic includes 13 highly experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeons who specialize in a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, disorders and injuries. Whether you are an athlete, have a traumatic injury, or are seeking the best option to treat joint pain, our physicians are committed to providing accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment options for your individual condition. Learn more about Centura Orthopedics and our statewide providers.
Our partnering orthopedic specialists include:
Dr. Botolin is an orthopedic spine surgeon with Centura Orthopedics. He completed his medical degree at State Medical & Pharmaceutical University “Nicolae Testemitanu” in Chisinau, Moldova in 1997 where he also completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery in 2000. Upon moving to United States, he joined Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and successfully earned his PhD degree in 2006. He then completed two Spine Fellowships and a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at University of Colorado Denver in 2015. Afterwards, Dr. Botolin has successfully completed a Fellowship in Advanced Spinal Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland in 2016. His philosophy of care is evidence based and patient centered and individualized spine surgery. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Romanian and Russian.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking, fishing, hiking and gardening.
Dr. Barnwell serves as the orthopedic traumatologist for Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs. He specializes in complex fractures of the upper and lower limbs including those around the pelvis and acetabulum. Prior to completing his Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, Dr. Barnwell obtained his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA and completed his Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He has secured grants and published across an array of orthopedic disciplines and maintains an interest in research and teaching both here and abroad.
By taking a team approach and developing patient-centered treatment plans, Dr. Barnwell aims to enable his patients to understand better their injuries and optimize their outcomes. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and listening to live music.
Geoffrey P. Doner, MD
Dr. Geoffrey Doner is a Colorado native and was born and
raised in Littleton. He then went on to receive both his B.A. and M.D. Degrees
from the University of Colorado, and completed his residency training at the
State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. Doner completed an additional year of sports medicine fellowship
training in Cincinnati where he specialized in complex knee and shoulder
arthroscopic, open, and total joint reconstruction. During his fellowship he served as Assistant
Team Doctor for the Cincinnati Bengals football team. Additionally, after fellowship he spent time
in Nashville with Dr. Thomas Byrd and in Indianapolis with Dr. Peter Maiers on
learning techniques for hip arthroscopy.
He is a member of the Colorado State Medical Association. He is an Eagle Scout and enjoys spending time
in the outdoors mountaineering. He also
enjoys going on medical mission trips, skiing, mountain biking, playing sports,
and any activity that gets him outside in beautiful Colorado. His practice
includes sports medicine, joint replacements, general orthopedics, and trauma.
Michael Edward Feign, DO
Michael Feign is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
He is the past Chief of Orthopedics at Memorial Hospital and his contributions
to the design of, and surgical education about, hip and knee replacement
systems have helped many people lead pain-free and fulfilling lives. Dr. Feign
graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana, and the Chicago College of
Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery
at Grandview Hospital, Ohio University in Dayton, and completed a fellowship in
adult reconstructive surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr.
Feign specializes in total joint replacement and arthritis surgery. He is
president of Front Range Orthopaedics, and enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding
and raising a family.
Wallace Kenneth Larson, MD
Dr. Wallace Larson is board certified by the American Board
of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also the
previous Medical Director of Orthopedic Trauma Services at Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Larson graduated from the University of Massachusetts and completed a
fellowship with the Mayo Clinic. He is a
member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society of
Hand Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Mayo Alumni
Association. Dr. Larson's practice
includes general orthopedics, hand and upper extremity surgery, arthroscopy,
and trauma. When he is not working, he
enjoys running, golf, and water skiing.
Richard Paul Meinig, MD
Dr. Richard Meinig is board certified by the American Board
of Orthopedic Surgery. He graduated from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Texas Medical
School at San Antonio. Dr. Meinig completed a fellowship in traumatology in
Stuttgart, Germany as well as Davos, Switzerland. He is a member of the
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and Rocky Mountain Traumatological
Society, a medical advisor for BMW CCA car racing, and a medical provider for
US Cycling Velodrome. He has been an AO course director on fractures and a
lecturer on deformity, bone defects, and reconstruction. Outside of the office,
Dr. Meinig enjoys mountaineering, astronomy, scuba diving, vintage cars and
motorcycles, dog sledding and mountain biking. He specializes in trauma and
fracture care, and sports medicine.
Orderia Fleming Mitchell, MD
Dr. Orderia Mitchell graduated from the Air Force Academy
where he was an All-American athlete and the only athlete in USAFA history to
start and letter in both basketball and football. His medical degree came from
Tulane University Medical School. Dr.
Mitchell is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgery and the Air Force Academy Alumni Association, and has served
as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the United States Air Force Academy
Hospital. Today, his interests include professional and amateur sports and the
arts. Dr. Mitchell has a general
orthopedic practice with a special emphasis in spine surgery and sports medicine.
John Ho Pak, MD
Dr. John Pak is board certified by the American Board of
Orthopedic Surgery. He graduated from
the University of Chicago Medical School, completed his residency at Loyola
University Medical School, and received his fellowship in sports medicine at the
Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a member of the American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Pak is an instructor at the Orthopedic
Learning Center, teaching other physicians advanced techniques in arthroscopic
surgery. He is the head physician for
the US Free-Style Ski Team and covers a range of athletic events as an
orthopedic medical provider, to include the Switchbacks soccer team as well as
Colorado College Hockey. Dr. Pak
specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and general orthopedic surgery.
Ronald Otto Royce, DO
O. Royce, D.O, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon at Front Range
Orthopaedics in Colorado Springs with more than twenty years of clinical
experience. He is a graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and
completed his orthopedic residency in Columbus, Ohio at Doctor's Hospital. In
addition, he was a visiting resident at the Harvard Medical School Combined
Residency Program studying Pediatric Orthopedics and Total Joint Replacement
Surgery. In 2004, he returned to Boston for a sabbatical fellowship in
Biological Joint Replacement at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Cartilage Repair
Center, a teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School.
Royce is a member of the United Stated Olympic Committee Sports Medicine
Program and was a team physician for the US Team at the 2012 Paralympic Games
in London. In addition, he is a USA Hockey
Team Physician and has traveled internationally with them for more than 10
years. He has also has provided care to high school athletics in Colorado
Springs for over 20 years.
Royce concentrates his practice on shoulder and knee sports medicine and
arthritis surgery. His area of special interest is the young arthritic knee and
cartilage care for joint injuries. He has published articles from his research
work while training at Harvard and lectures nationally on treatment for
G. Alex Simpson, DO
Alexander Simpson is excited to be back in his native Colorado Springs, along
with his wife and children. Dr. Simpson is board certified by the American
Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Simpson treats a wide array of
orthopedic problems, but has a special interest in the lower extremity. His
practice focuses on foot and ankle sports medicine, reconstruction,
arthroplasty, and trauma.
Edward Scott Szuszczewicz, MD
Edward Szuszczewicz is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic
Surgery. Dr. Szuszczewicz completed his undergraduate degree at the College of
William and Mary. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of
Virginia. His post-graduate training included a surgical internship at the
University of Colorado, and a research fellowship in adult hip and knee
surgical reconstruction at Harbor-UCLA. Dr. Szuszczewicz completed his orthopedic
surgical residency at Tulane University, followed by a clinical fellowship in
hip and knee replacement surgery at the Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute
in Alexandria, Virginia. Numerous papers from Dr. Szuszczewicz's work at
Harbor-UCLA, Tulane have been published, and as a result of his AORI fellowship
he was awarded the prestigious Charnley Award for his research in hip
replacement surgery. Dr. Szuszczewicz has completed additional training in
minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery as well as
uni-compartmental, or partial, knee replacement surgery.
Specialty: Sports medicine and arthroscopy with an emphasis on complex knee and shoulder problems
Medical School: Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, Chicago, ILResidency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, COFellowship: Sports Medicine Fellowship with Drs. Andrews and Clancy at the American Sports Medicine Institute
Board Certifications: Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Hobbies: He enjoys skiing, hiking, and Colorado outdoor activities with his wife and seven kids. He also has enjoyed his experiences as a team physician for the US Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia and his ongoing travel as the team physician for USA Basketball.
Mike has been a part of Front Range Orthopaedics since February 2008. He specializes and hip and knee joint reconstruction and works directly with Dr. Szuszczewicz. He graduated from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas with his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He was a 4-year collegiate baseball player for Newman University. After graduation, Mike went on to earn his Master’s in Physician Assistant Sciences from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He graduated the program with highest honors and presented his Master’s thesis at the National Academy for Physician Assistants.
While employed at Front Range Orthopaedics, Mike has accompanied Dr. Szuszczewicz on two humanitarian mission trips with Operation Walk Virginia Chapter. They have traveled to Ecuador as well as Panama to provide joint replacements for individuals that could not afford medical care. Mike says, “OpWalk was the most humbling and rewarding experience I’ve had as a PA.” Mike currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing softball and golf when he has some free time.
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