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We understand the importance of staying active to you. Patients are our priority.

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Our physicians extended training & experience in highly specialized programs.

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It Matters Where you gO

From weekend warriors to professional athletes, everyone deserves the world-class care that gO Orthopedics offers. Our staff of renowned orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and pediatric orthopedic specialists brings a comprehensive and cutting edge approach to each patient’s care. Consequently, the team of surgeons at gO has one goal: to deliver an unmatched level of excellence in orthopedics to every patient we see.


gO and Gunnison Valley Health have come together to offer so much more than simply orthopedics. As a result, we have built a comprehensive suite of programs designed to support every person to achieve optimal performance and thrive in life.


Our performance programs are run by experienced local providers who understand what it takes to thrive in the Gunnison Valley because they live in the Gunnison Valley. Therefore, you can rest easy knowing that your care team understands every detail of your procedure and healing. Above all, you won’t have to worry about getting a new provider up to speed at every follow-up visit.


We believe that everybody deserves to be treated as an Olympian and you can expect gold medal services every step of the way.


Care Designed for You

There should never be a one-size-fits-all approach to your care. In other words, we know that surgery isn’t always the right answer so we offer access to a deep pool of resources that support performance, injury prevention and recovery. For instance, we evaluate each person holistically and tailor a plan of care based on their abilities, goals and unique situation.


Unrivaled Safety

When it comes to your care, safety is our number one priority. The simple truth is that when it comes to surgery of any kind, there is no safer place to be than the hospital. Furthermore, the care you receive within the walls of Gunnison Valley Health meet safety standards that have no equal in the Gunnison Valley.

  • Anesthesiologists for all procedures
  • Availability of internal medicine physicians
  • Emergency resources for the unexpected
  • Safety standards that rank above State and Federal requirements
  • Specialized coaching and training through the gO Initiative focused on balance, mobility and strength
  • Concussion baseline testing and follow-through
  • Education about nutrition and healthy eating to reduce the risk of illness and speed recovery
  • Programs and tools for the everyday athlete including bike fitting, pre-ski routines and golf fitness
  • Education, camps and coaching provided through the gO Initiative, a Colorado 501c3, which provides access to important health education and is an outlet for the gO team to give back and support our community
  • Local, elite fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons that go through additional extensive training beyond what is needed to maintain typical Board certifications
  • An understanding that not everyone is an athlete, and that everyone has different goals for their recovery
  • gO physicians are the best in their specialties, offering world-class, quality care within our valley that rivals specialists in large metropolitan areas
  • Total joint replacements, both inpatient and outpatient through Gunnison Valley Health
  • Concussion management specialists to ensure your brain is healthy following an injury to safely resume activities
  • Sleep specialists to evaluate and help improve your sleep performance
  • A robust behavioral health department specializing all a variety of supports and services
  • Concussion rehabilitation
  • Functional nutrition services
  • Diverse supporting services including acupuncture, Ortho-Bionomy and massage therapy

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Our Qualified Team

gO Orthopedics + Sports Medicine cares for all injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In fact, we have more than 41 years of combined experience. Therefore, our physicians provide the most advanced and skillful patient care. Undeniably, our goal is to help patients regain function and lead more active and fulfilling lives. Our subspecialty practice areas include joint replacement/ reconstruction, and sports medicine; in addition to pediatric orthopedics, foot, hand and upper extremity, trauma, and rehabilitation.

Blake Clifton, M.D.
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Alex Wray, PA-C

Currently not scheduling new patients or appointments. Please call our office for current contact information, records requests or follow-up care options.

Rhett Griggs, MD

Dr. Griggs is currently not scheduling new patients/appointments.
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