Orthopedics and spine center opening March 13 in Longmont

LONGMONT — Front Range Orthopedics & Spine Center will open its new orthopedic and spine center in Longmont next Monday, March 13.

The 32,000-square-foot, two-story orthopedic-care center at 1610 Dry Creek Drive in southwest Longmont provides access to 10 board-certified, fellowship trained surgeons who specialize in orthopedics and spine procedures. IT also has an outpatient surgery center capable of handling 2,500 patients annually, a 3,000-square-foot physical therapy center, digital X-ray and high-resolution MRI services.

“Our previous Longmont location — where we provided services for more than 15 years — was separated in four different areas of the building,” said chief executive Dave Demchuk. “This new, dedicated facility for orthopedics will allow for more efficiency for our doctors, staff and patients.”

Front Range Orthopedics & Spine will continue to operate two other clinics, one in Frederick and one in Lafayette. The 10 orthopedic surgeons “float” among the three locations.

Eight of those doctors make up the group that owns the orthopedic center and the 3.4-acre site it sits on. The group includes Drs. William P. Cooney, Robert E. FitzGibbons, Matthew R. Gerlach, Gregg A. Koldenhoven, Curtis L. Leonard, Timothy J. Pater, Nirav R. Shah and Peter D. Wood. The two other physicians that will practice in this new orthopedic center are Drs. George W. Chaus and Gerald R. Rupp.

Organizations involved in the $12 million project are Front Range Orthopedics & Spine, Macy Development Co., First National Bank, Brinkman Construction and Boulder Associates Architects.

The center is part of the Front Range Health and Wellness Center, which will include an assisted-living facility, medical office building and fitness center.

The center is affiliated with Longmont United Hospital, St. Anthony’s North Health Campus in Westminster and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette.