James M. Bee, MD

James M. Bee, MD

Areas of Interest

Dr. Bee's interests include the full range of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. This includes scoliosis and the treatment of spine shrinkage and fractures from osteoporosis.

Education & Training


Spine, Panorama Orthopaedic Clinic, Golden, CO


General Surgery, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


Orthopaedic Surgery, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Medical School

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS


BS in Kinesiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Western Orthopedic Association


Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015

More about Dr. Bee

Born in Lansing, Michigan, Dr. Bee is a fly fishing enthusiast and stays active by mountain biking, running, and snowboarding. He is married to Sheila Bee, MD.

Nathan Carpenter, PA-C

Nathan Carpenter, PA-C

Physician Assistant to James M. Bee, MD

Areas of Interest

Nathan is a physician assistant specializing in spine surgery and orthopedics. He works with Dr. James Bee. Nathan completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with honors. He attended AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona where he completed the Physician Assistant program. Prior to joining CSOG, Nathan worked in Interventional Pain Management, followed by a period of time working with the underserved communities of Pueblo, CO, in Primary and Urgent Care settings.

Born and raised in Colorado, Nathan's enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. As a family they can be seen frequenting music festivals, hiking, camping, fishing and all things related to the outdoors.

Education & Training


B.S. Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Graduate

M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences


Certified (PA-C), National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North American Spine Society

Philosophy of Care

“Every patient is different, and no two issues are the same. I always start my patients with the most conservative, non-operative approaches because most spine problems can be treated without surgery. If those don’t work, we come up with a surgery option together that is right for them.”