James M. Bee, MD

Theodore L. Stringer, MD

Areas of Interest

Dr. Stringer’s practice is focused on total joint replacement and arthritis management of the hip and knee.

Education & Training

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Adult Reconstruction (Arthritis Surgery), Denver Orthopaedic Clinic (Mack L. Clayton), Denver, CO

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Internship

General Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Medical School

University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI

Undergraduate

BS in Biology, Albion College, Albion, MI

Distinctions

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships

Colorado Orthopaedic Society (COS)
Colorado Medical Society (CMS)
Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA)
Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery (SALS) by invitation
Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association (TCOA) by invitation
Lamplighters Orthopaedic Association (LOA) by invitation

Team Physician

Pine Creek High School

More about Dr. Stringer

Dr. Stringer started his practice in Colorado Springs in 1980 following a fellowship in arthritis surgery with Dr. Mack Clayton in Denver, CO. He immediately became active in the orthopaedic community, and served as president and program chair for the El Paso County Orthopaedic Society (the Bombers) for 15 years. He was the first chairman of the orthopaedic department at Penrose St. Francis Hospitals, and was chief of medical staff from 1998-2000.

Dr. Stringer also served as chief medical counsel to the United States Olympic Committee from 1990-1995, and during that time was team physician for the US ski team at the 1994 University Games in Zakopane, Poland, and medical director for the 1995 US Olympic Festival. He continues to support and care for local athletes as team physician for the Pine Creek High School – a position that he has held since 1998.

Dr. Stringer has served the orthopaedic community locally, regionally, and nationally. He has held multiple positions with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association, including several terms as president. He has also served as president of the Western Orthopaedic Association, a regional society that represents 14 states.

He represented Colorado on the American Academy Board of Councilors from 2005-2011, and served as president of the Colorado Orthopaedic Society from 2012-2016. As part of his presidency, he was the program chairman for the Clinical Orthopaedic Society’s annual meeting in Colorado Springs in 2014.

He has represented Colorado orthopedists at the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) in Washington DC for the last 10+ years. His work with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has included participation on multiple committee’s and advocacy groups including co-authorship of the First Academy Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) on Anticoagulation for Total Joints (published 2009).

Dr. Stringer has a lifelong commitment to education and advocacy. He is dedicated to his relationships including family, friends and patients.

Philosophy of Care

“My goal as an orthopedic surgeon is to establish an open relationship with my patients. I want them to feel comfortable asking me any question and confident that they are receiving the best care possible. This means being open and honest.” Dr. Stringer’s ultimate goal in patient care is the achievement of recovery and return to desired activity through a meticulous and empathetic approach to orthopaedic treatment.

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Stringer provided information, causes, treatment plan. I was happy I got on a ‘fast track.’ Dr. Stringer was professional, personable, and my three small grandsons were impressed that Dr. Stringer explained what a total knee was. I would like to thank everyone in the office and all the people at St. Francis-Centura who had contact with me. I would give Dr. Stringer a 10+ and an 8 for the hospital. Bless you all.” – Judy Dreiling

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