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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center has been a trusted provider of orthopedic care in metro Denver for more than 70 years. With more than 30 orthopedic surgeons, we are one of the largest and most specialized orthopedic groups in the United States and are known as a leader in orthopedic care. We offer highly trained surgeons and
specialists in sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, foot and ankle, hand and wrist and non-operative pain management. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. That’s why patients of all ages — from children to seniors — trust Panorama Orthopedics to help them get them back to doing the things they love.
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Golden Office

660 Golden Ridge Rd., Suite 250

Golden, CO 80401

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Westminster Office

8510 N Bryant St. #120

Westminster, CO 80031

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Highlands Ranch Office

1060 Plaza Drive

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129​

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Westminster St Anthony North Office

500 West 144th Avenue, Suite 120

Westminster, CO 80023

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Castle Rock Office

4350 Limelight Ave. Suite 100

Castle Rock, CO 80109

Phone: (303) 233-1223


265 Tanglewood Lane. Suite  E-1

Silverthorne, CO 80498

Phone: (970) 262-7400

Summit Orthopedics at Panorama - Now Taking Appointments! Open October 1st

Summit Orthopedics is a part of Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, that is dedicated to the people who live, work and play in Summit County. 

For over 70 years many people have traveled from Summit County to see some of the most advanced and specialized orthopedic doctors in the region at Panorama – now that same exceptional care is available to you locally.

Our team at Summit Orthopedics is committed to the same principles that have made Panorama the orthopedic center of choice in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region —  quality, teamwork, accountability, and patient-focused care.



We are honored to be a part of the team at St Anthony’s Summit Medical Center and an aligned partner of Centura Health. We will be the orthopedic trauma partner at the Hospital. So you can rest assured that you will receive the same exceptional care whether you see us in our office in Silverthorne or at the Hospital.

In addition to having the highest quality care locally, we are backed by the true expertise of Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center in Denver – the region’s largest and most specialized orthopedic provider.

For any old injuries, new injuries or pain that keep you from doing the things that you love, you can expect the best with Summit Orthopedics at Panorama.


Here For You - When You Need Us!

We know that orthopedic injuries can happen any time of the day or any day of the week. We want to be available to help you when you need us most. That’s why we offer the ability to schedule an appointment 24 Hours a day/7 days a week.

If you are injured or have an urgent need call us anytime! We’ll answer the phone and we’ll get you booked for an appointment, as soon as possible – often times the very next morning.

Summit Orthopedics’ Silverthorne office is open Monday through Friday 7am – 5pm. While our 24/7 service is reserved for people who need an appointment, our staff with be available during office hours to help you with billing questions, prescription refills or general office questions.

Dedicated to Summit County - Keeping Care Local

We know that keeping medical care local is important to the people living in Summit County.  We want you to know that Summit Orthopedics is dedicated to providing that for the people of Summit County and those visiting from around the world. We keep care local – from orthopedic emergencies to consultations, surgeries and follow-up care you will remain in Summit County.

Not only do we keep care local, our surgeons are local! Summit Orthopedic’s surgeons are enthusiastic local residents, who live in Summit County and work in Summit County. Because they are local, they will be available in the ER no matter what the weather conditions are outside.  And while you will find them in their office in Silverthorne or in the ER at Summit Medical Center, you may also see them out enjoying all the same things you love about Summit County – hiking, biking, running and skiing. They are passionate about sports and they are passionate about their community!


With the arrival of Summit Orthopedics, residents can expect us to expand the availability of the best orthopedic care – opening access to people who have Centura’s health plan, Medicare and even helping to serve the Medicaid population in Summit County.

We are proud to offer the most inclusive care and this major expansion of orthopedic care in the mountain communities will speed appointments and care for all Summit County residents, as well as provide the most up-to-date specialized care for our important visiting population.

While we are here to provide the best orthopedic care, we are also here to support the mountain communities.  We are dedicated to being strong contributors to the people and programs in Summit County in a way that will benefit everyone who calls Summit County home.



Top Orthopedic Experts at Summit Orthopedics

Dr. Rick Bowles

Dr. Rick Bowles comes to orthopedics in part from recovering from a serious car accident. Dr. Bowles wanted to help others return to a healthy life after orthopedic trauma, just like he did, and gave up an accomplished engineering career to pursue orthopedic medicine. He comes to Summit from the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and Harvard. Fellowship- trained in sports medicine, Dr Bowles has cared for amateur and pro athletes of all ages in all sports, including some from the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers.

More About Dr. Bowles

Dr. Aaron Black

A swimmer, triathlete, skier, climber, and a consulting physician to the U.S. Ski Team – Dr Aaron Black grew up in Evergreen and was once a ski instructor at Copper Mountain and a researcher at the Steadman Research Institute before going to medical school. An accomplished athlete himself, he loves working with athletes to get them back to 100%. He is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon who has worked with skiers in Taos Valley, Women’s Hockey, Basketball, and Football.

More About Dr. Black

Expect the Best

The team of orthopedic specialists at Summit Orthopedics has been hand-picked for their speciality and experience in caring for sports-related trauma. Our team has cared for professional and amateur athletes alike. And, they are backed by the region’s leading provider of orthopedic specialty care.

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center has some of the most specialized and trusted leaders in orthopedic medicine. People come to us from all around the state and region for complicated, highly specialized care that is not available in smaller communities. You can rest assured that our Summit Orthopedics team is a part of this network and has access to these same high level specialists at Panorama.


The team at Summit Orthopedics is experienced in ACL injuries and the newest techniques for repair and reconstruction. They are specialists in knees, shoulders, hips and orthopedic trauma.  Because they have trained at some of the country’s most elite institutions, they have had the opportunity to learn and put into practice the newest and most advanced techniques.

Backed by the history and the team at Panorama, Summit Orthopedics will serve as a trusted leader in orthopedics across the Rocky Mountain Region.

You can Expect the Best from each member of our highly trained team.

Our Trauma Care is Integrated with Flight for Life

Did you know that Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center’s team of specially trained orthopedic traumatologists are the highly skilled surgeons who go to work to save life and limbs on the other side of Centura’s Flight of Life service?

It is our team that is at the ready when tragedy strikes across the state and the region – whether a car accident, bike or ski accident, when people need the highest level of care they are flown to Centura’s St Anthony Level 1 trauma center in Denver. It is less than a 30 minute helicopter ride from Summit’s Medical Center to this regional trauma facility that offers the highest level of care and teams comprised of the most specialized trauma surgeons.



Having the right resources across the state helps us to seamlessly care for patients and provide the most optimal outcomes. Whether you are in Summit or in Steamboat, our team of specialists provides the highest level orthopedic care available today and when minutes matter most – we are there to help!  

When an accident or injury occurs our fully-integrated network of care is available  – from the on-mountain clinics at the local ski resorts, to Summit Orthopedics, and the St Anthony Summit Medical Center, to Flight for Life – our expert and integrated trauma teams will make sure you have the orthopedic care you need most – Expect the Best for yourself!

Panorama is Expanding Access to the Best Orthopedic Care in Summit County

A letter from Dr. Tom Friermood, former President, Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Denver Orthopedic SurgeonsWe realize “orthopedic surgery” is not exactly the greatest conversation icebreaker. Most people think “orthopedics” only after an unfortunate turn on the ski slopes, or while pushing through their rehab repetitions on their way back to hiking the high country.

But we’re glad Summit County is talking about orthopedics and how to get the best possible care. We’re proud partners with St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in creating a new, local team for orthopedic surgery and care. And we’re excited to go to work for a county full of residents who are active, well-informed, involved in their healthcare and concerned about the whole community.

The main thing we want people to know, heading into the new ski season, is that your access to the best orthopedic care is better than ever. We are opening the Summit Orthopedics at Panorama center as enthusiastic partners with St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. We will strive to be the best local choice for all orthopedic emergencies, consultations, surgeries and follow-up care.

We’ll be there on the slopes and hiking trails, we’ll be there in the ER, we’ll be there in Flight for Life, we’ll be there in surgery, and we’ll be there every inspiring step of the way as you get back on your feet.

We are teaming with some amazing physicians, who are tremendously excited about being Summit County citizens. Not only do they want to support local patients who need help, they want to jump right in to all those activities that make Summit County great.

Take Dr. Aaron Black, one of our new Summit County surgeons. He’s a triathlete, skier and climber, and a consulting physician to the U.S. Ski Team. He grew up in Evergreen and was a high school ski patroller at Copper Mountain, before heading to Colorado College and medical school. Summit County residents rightfully want orthopedic specialists with tremendous experience — Dr. Black is a fellowship-trained surgeon who has consulted across countless sports, from the skiers at Taos Valley, to Division I Women’s Hockey, to high school basketball, to University of New Mexico football.

Our other new local surgeon is Dr. Rick Bowles, who comes to his orthopedic expertise in part from recovering from his own car accident trauma at age 20. Dr. Bowles wanted to help others return to a healthy life after orthopedic trauma, as he did, and gave up an accomplished engineering career to start at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Dr. Bowles interned at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, then had his residency in orthopedic surgery at CU’s School of Medicine, before completing a prestigious Cleveland Clinic fellowship in sports medicine. Dr. Bowles has been involved in lifelong sports, ranging from soccer to powerlifting to skiing to hiking 14ers and rock climbing. He’s cared for amateur and pro athletes from all sports and all ages, including some from the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers. Dr. Bowles personifies the philosophy of medicine being available at the right place and the right time: He ran to the finish line to help patients at the Boston Marathon bombing, riding with the injured in an ambulance and caring for many of the victims in the hospital.

Dr. Black and Dr. Bowles are also enthusiastic proponents of Summit Orthopedics at Panorama’s expansion of top healthcare to more county residents through better health insurance access and educational outreach. Our providers will not only be the on-call trauma team for St. Anthony Summit — they’ll be out and about the county every week offering orthopedic tips at high schools, training ski area responders, and talking to rescue teams.

We appreciate how loyal patients become to their healthcare providers, and we look forward to earning that kind of loyalty across Summit County. The fact is, Summit County residents are still free to go anywhere they find the best care. We are moving to increase people’s choices, not limit them, and we’re going to provide a lot of reasons to choose us. This major expansion of orthopedic care will speed appointments and care for all Summit County residents, as well as provide the most up-to-date specialized care for our important visiting population.

Thomas G. Friermood, MD has practiced orthopedics at Panorama for 39 years and is the former president of Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, which is partnering with St. Anthony Summit Medical Center to create the Summit Orthopedics at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center in Silverthorne.


Summit Orthopedics Team

Our Location in Silverthorne

Summit Orthopedics at Panorama

Summit Orthopedics is a part of Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center. It is located in Silverthorne, CO and is poised to serve the people of Summit County and the surrounding mountain communities.  Summit Orthopedics is a partner of the St Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco and our doctors provide the truama care at the hospital.

Located At:
265 Tanglewood Lane, Suite E-1
Silverthorne, CO 80498

Appointments: 970-262-7400 | Fax: 970-262-7401


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