22 years of orthopedic experience
Dr. Adams has been practicing in the Roaring Fork Valley and Rifle for 22 years. He has an excellent reputation and experience you can trust.
- 4000 arthroscopic procedures of the knee, shoulder and ankle
- 7 years of experience performing anterior muscle sparing total hip replacements
- 5000 patients treated for orthopedic fractures
Experience at a more affordable cost
Health care costs and therefore health insurance costs in the Roaring Fork Valley have skyrocketed over the last 15 years. In an effort to bring down those costs, Dr. Adams is offering services at 15-25% less than the competition and has privileges at three different facilities allowing patients to chose a facility that they are comfortable with and save money. He has surgical privileges at Valley View Hospital, Grand River Hospital, and Midvalley Ambulatory Surgery Center in Basalt.
Dr. Adams and Ike will take the time to get to know you and answer your questions and address your concerns, which will enable you to make an informed decision regarding your injury or condition. We take a conservative approach and believe surgery is the last resort. You will not be treated like a number in an orthopedic factory, and your surgery will be performed by Dr. Adams, not an orthopedic fellow or resident.
Dr. Adams has privileges at Valley View Hospital, Midvalley Surgery Center in Basalt, and Grand River Medical Center in Rifle.
Due the Covid 19 pandemic still occurring, you may not feel comfortable with a face to face office visit. Therefore, we will continue to offer telemedicine appointments via facetime or video to those patients. Please call for an appointment (970) 355-1520.
Dr. Robert Adams
Dr. Adams grew up in Dallas, Texas, and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He received his medical degree from the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He moved to Colorado in 1993 to perform his Internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. In 1998, after graduating from residency, he moved to Glenwood Springs with his wife, Stacey (a Glenwood Springs native), his daughter, Connor, and son, Cole. Dr. Adams has been very involved in supporting youth sports in the community and enjoyed coaching his son’s peewee football team and his daughter’s softball team.
Dr. Adams loves the Roaring Fork Valley and takes advantage of the endless outdoor activities it has to offer. During the summer you may see him on the mountain bike trails, in the swimming pool, on the river fishing, or playing golf or tennis. In the winter, you may see him skiing or snowboarding on the mountain, skinning up William’s Peak with his split board, or in the backcountry on his snowmobile.
Dr. Adams can empathize with his Orthopaedic patients, as he has undergone 14 orthopaedic surgeries of his own. His personal motto is “Work hard, play hard” so he understands what it means to “get back in the game”.
Years in the RFV and Rifle
Partial & Total Knee Replacements
Years Performing Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacements
Izaak Fitzgerald, PA-C
Izaak (Ike) Fitzgerald is originally from Minnesota. In 1994, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and worked closely with Physician Assistants as a Medic. It was at this point he decided to pursue a career in medicine. Ike graduated in 2002 from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Biology. In 2006, he graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, as a Physician Assistant. Directly after completing his education in Milwaukee, Ike moved to Glenwood Springs and has been practicing with Dr. Adams his entire career.
Ike enjoys activities including biking, hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, hockey, rugby, Crossfit, and anything outdoors.
“Professionally, my goals are your goals. I want to get you back to what you love, whether that is through surgical or non-surgical means, as soon and as safely as possible.”
-Izaak Fitgerald, PA-C
- Knee meniscal tears
- ACL and MCL tears
- Knee Arthritis and cartilage defects
- Quadriceps and patellar tendon ruptures
- Patellar dislocations
- Shoulder impingement, rotator cuff and labral tears, dislocations and separations
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, trigger and mallet fingers
- Ankle sprains and arthritis
- Achilles tendon ruptures
- Hip arthritis and bursitis
- Elbow bursitis, tendinitis and tendon ruptures
- Fractures involving: clavicle, wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus, femur, tibial plateau, patella, ankle, metatarsals and metacarpals