Crested Butte Mountains
 

Orthopaedic care you can trust.

Founded in 1999, Alpine Orthopaedics has become one of the top orthopaedic care practices on the Western Slope. We provide a wide range of services, from patient education and injury prevention, to minimally-invasive intervention and surgical repair. Dr. Gloria Beim is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine, which means she has additional training in complex knee, shoulder, joint and sports-related injuries. We believe that surgery should always be the last resort, and work to alleviate your pain and injuries as conservatively as possible.

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  DR. GLORIA BEIM  // Founder, M.D.  Dr. Gloria Beim founded Alpine Orthopaedics in 1999, and sees patients in Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Telluride. She began college at age 14, quickly earning her medical degree before moving on to earn Orthopaedic credentials and complete Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. Gloria is Board Certified in both Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, and has had the honor of being selected for many appointments by the United States Olympic Committee to care for the athletes of Team USA.   SPECIALTIES   Knee  Shoulder  Hand  Joints  Tendon pain/damage   EDUCATION  ( click here for curriculum vitae )  Received her M.D. at University of California at San Diego  Earned her Orthopaedic credentials at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center  Received fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine   RECOGNITION   Team Physician for US Ski Team at the 2003 Winter World University Games in Tarvisio, Italy  Team Physician for US Cycling and Taekwondo at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece  CMO for Team USA at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey  CMO for Team USA at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico  Venue Medical Director for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England  CMO for the Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia  CMO for Team USA at the 2015 Para PanAm Games in Toronto, Canada  CMO for Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil  Head Team Physician for Western State Colorado University (WSCU) Athletics  Upcoming: CMO for Team USA at the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea    PUBLICITY/PUBLICATIONS   See the "Women Who Rock" section in  MTNtown magazine  for an interview with Dr. Beim  Dr. Beim  featured on The Today Show    

DR. GLORIA BEIM // Founder, M.D.

Dr. Gloria Beim founded Alpine Orthopaedics in 1999, and sees patients in Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Telluride. She began college at age 14, quickly earning her medical degree before moving on to earn Orthopaedic credentials and complete Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. Gloria is Board Certified in both Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, and has had the honor of being selected for many appointments by the United States Olympic Committee to care for the athletes of Team USA.

SPECIALTIES

Knee

Shoulder

Hand

Joints

Tendon pain/damage

EDUCATION (click here for curriculum vitae)

Received her M.D. at University of California at San Diego

Earned her Orthopaedic credentials at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Received fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine

RECOGNITION

Team Physician for US Ski Team at the 2003 Winter World University Games in Tarvisio, Italy

Team Physician for US Cycling and Taekwondo at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece

CMO for Team USA at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey

CMO for Team USA at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico

Venue Medical Director for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England

CMO for the Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia

CMO for Team USA at the 2015 Para PanAm Games in Toronto, Canada

CMO for Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Head Team Physician for Western State Colorado University (WSCU) Athletics

Upcoming: CMO for Team USA at the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea 

PUBLICITY/PUBLICATIONS

See the "Women Who Rock" section in MTNtown magazine for an interview with Dr. Beim

Dr. Beim featured on The Today Show

 

GLORIA BEIM, MD // Owner

 

  DR.   ROBERT SCHUTT   // Orthopaedic Surgeon  Dr. Robert Schutt joined Alpine Orthopaedics in December of 2012. Specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Pediatric Orthopedics, Dr. Schutt is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases, and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Schutt has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, accolades, honors, and grants in the U.S. and internationally as a professor (tenured), researcher, innovator, administrator, and published author. He is a member of more than a dozen professional and medical societies, and is licensed to practice medicine in four states. Dr. Schutt brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to Alpine Orthopaedics, where he provides orthopaedic consultations and assists with complex surgeries.  Dr. Schutt is a decorated combat veteran of the United States Air Force. Thank you for your service, Dr. Schutt.      EDUCATION   Dr. Schutt earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy before going on to earn his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. His postdoctoral education was completed at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (PFY1 Surgical Internship); University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Orthopaedic Surgery Residency); The Children’s Hospital (Preceptorship in Pediatric Orthopaedics); University of WY (graduate student in bio-engineering); and University of Utah (MBA).

DR. ROBERT SCHUTT  // Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Schutt joined Alpine Orthopaedics in December of 2012. Specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Pediatric Orthopedics, Dr. Schutt is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases, and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Schutt has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, accolades, honors, and grants in the U.S. and internationally as a professor (tenured), researcher, innovator, administrator, and published author. He is a member of more than a dozen professional and medical societies, and is licensed to practice medicine in four states. Dr. Schutt brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to Alpine Orthopaedics, where he provides orthopaedic consultations and assists with complex surgeries.

Dr. Schutt is a decorated combat veteran of the United States Air Force. Thank you for your service, Dr. Schutt.

 

EDUCATION

Dr. Schutt earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy before going on to earn his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. His postdoctoral education was completed at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (PFY1 Surgical Internship); University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Orthopaedic Surgery Residency); The Children’s Hospital (Preceptorship in Pediatric Orthopaedics); University of WY (graduate student in bio-engineering); and University of Utah (MBA).

DR. ROBERT SCHUTT  // Medical Doctor

 
  JENNIFER PHILLIPS   // PA-C  Jennifer Phillips has joined the Alpine Orthopaedics team in 2018 after almost 5 years of experience at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics in Frisco, CO.  She has vast experience in orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine specializing in the hand, wrist, and knee.  Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant Jen worked as a medical assistant at a family practice and as an EMT Ski Patroller in Breckenridge.  When not working Jen enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, and skiing with her dog, Bacon.    EDUCATION   Masters of Medical Science from St. Francis University. Graduated September 2013.  Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies from Red Rocks Community College. Graduated September 2013.  Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Colorado State University with a minor in Biomedical Science. Graduated May 2006.  High School Diploma from Barrington High School in Barrington, IL. Graduated May 2002

JENNIFER PHILLIPS  // PA-C

Jennifer Phillips has joined the Alpine Orthopaedics team in 2018 after almost 5 years of experience at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics in Frisco, CO.  She has vast experience in orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine specializing in the hand, wrist, and knee.  Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant Jen worked as a medical assistant at a family practice and as an EMT Ski Patroller in Breckenridge.  When not working Jen enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, and skiing with her dog, Bacon. 

EDUCATION

Masters of Medical Science from St. Francis University. Graduated September 2013.

Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies from Red Rocks Community College. Graduated September 2013.

Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Colorado State University with a minor in Biomedical Science. Graduated May 2006.

High School Diploma from Barrington High School in Barrington, IL. Graduated May 2002

JENNIFER PHILLIPS // Certified Physician Assistant

  TIMONI SLUSHER  // LAc  Alpine Orthopaedics is thrilled to announce the addition of acupuncturist Timoni Slusher to our provider team!  Timoni holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. There, she received more than 3,400 hours of training in both Western and Eastern medicine, and completed 1,200 hours of supervised clinicals. Presently, Timoni is a doctoral candidate for Pacific College’s Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program.  Growing up in the deserts of Western Colorado, Timoni has a deep-rooted enthusiasm for being outdoors. She is an avid mountain biker, hiker and skier/snowboarder. She also enjoys yoga, swimming and relaxing in the beauty of nature. An athlete herself, Timoni has a special interest in working with sports and orthopaedic injuries. Since 2013, she has been helping patients perform better and recover faster, as well as prevent injuries.  Timoni is excited to offer holistic, patient centered sports medicine in her hometown communities in the Gunnison Valley.

TIMONI SLUSHER // LAc

Alpine Orthopaedics is thrilled to announce the addition of acupuncturist Timoni Slusher to our provider team!

Timoni holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. There, she received more than 3,400 hours of training in both Western and Eastern medicine, and completed 1,200 hours of supervised clinicals. Presently, Timoni is a doctoral candidate for Pacific College’s Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program.

Growing up in the deserts of Western Colorado, Timoni has a deep-rooted enthusiasm for being outdoors. She is an avid mountain biker, hiker and skier/snowboarder. She also enjoys yoga, swimming and relaxing in the beauty of nature. An athlete herself, Timoni has a special interest in working with sports and orthopaedic injuries. Since 2013, she has been helping patients perform better and recover faster, as well as prevent injuries.

Timoni is excited to offer holistic, patient centered sports medicine in her hometown communities in the Gunnison Valley.

TIMONI SLUSHER // Licensed Acupuncturist

  AMY SANDUSKY  // PA-C  Amy McMillan Sandusky has been an integral part of the Alpine Orthopaedics team since 2007, working mostly in our Crested Butte office and assisting our physicians in surgery. Amy started her medical training through the local volunteer EMS system as an EMT. Her goal then was to become a certified physician assistant, and then return to Gunnison Valley to work with Dr. Beim. Amy is not only a nationally certified Physician Assistant, but she has also achieved a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Orthopaedics.    EDUCATION   Received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Lewis and Clark College  Achieved a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Rocky Mountain College  Earned a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Orthopaedics

AMY SANDUSKY // PA-C

Amy McMillan Sandusky has been an integral part of the Alpine Orthopaedics team since 2007, working mostly in our Crested Butte office and assisting our physicians in surgery. Amy started her medical training through the local volunteer EMS system as an EMT. Her goal then was to become a certified physician assistant, and then return to Gunnison Valley to work with Dr. Beim. Amy is not only a nationally certified Physician Assistant, but she has also achieved a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Orthopaedics. 

EDUCATION

Received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Lewis and Clark College

Achieved a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Rocky Mountain College

Earned a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Orthopaedics

AMY SANDUSKY // Certified Physician Assistant, CAQ

 
 
 Dr. Gloria Beim Winter Olympics
 
 

Dr. Beim has been honored by the US Olympic Committee to serve as:

US Team Physician for the 2004 Olympics in Athens // Venue Medical Director for the 2012 Olympic Games in London // CMO for the Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi // CMO for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro // CMO for the 2018 Paralympics in South Korea

 
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Alpine Orthopaedics' 

State of the Art 

Surgery Center

 

Why Us?

 
 
  • Fellowship training in Sports Medicine

  • Specializing in complex knee, shoulder, joint and hand injuries

  • Cost effective, minimally invasive treatments

  • 24/7 Injury Care

  • Diagnostic ultrasound capabilities

  • Top-rated ambulatory surgery center

  • Fracture, dislocation and laceration care

  • Convenient locations in Crested Butte, Gunnison and Telluride

  • Patient Rx service to save travel to Gunnison

  • Scheduled appointments and walk-ins

  • Highly individualized care

 

"

I have had multiple procedures performed in Dr. Beim’s Surgery Center. I can’t speak highly enough about her first rate facility and highly competent staff. My outcomes have always been excellent.

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- Janella Cox, R.N.

 
 
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Community Sponsorships

Alpine Orthopaedics is proud to support the Crested Butte, Gunnison, and Telluride communities with active participation in local events, teams, and causes. Currently we sponsor:

 
 

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