James M. Bee, MD

Richard S. Idler, MD

Areas of Interest

Dr. Idler’s specific interests include vascularized bone grafts, microsurgical tissue transfers, wound coverage problems for all extremities, wrist instability, and nerve and flexor tendon injuries.

Education & Training


Hand Surgery, St. Vincent Hospital and Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN


General Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospitals, Boston, MA

Additional Training

Registrar in Orthopaedic Surgery, Auckland, New Zealand

Medical School

Dartmouth School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
Graduated with Honors, Alpha Omega Alpha


Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand


Partner and Instructor at the Indiana Hand Center
Fellowship Director at the Indiana Hand Center
Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Indiana University
Associate Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery


Volunteer Services Award ASSH
Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2015

More about Dr. Idler

Dr. Idler is a hand and upper extremity specialist who joined the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group in 2009. From 1983 to 2008 he practiced at the Indiana Hand Center and has extensive experience in treating conditions affecting the elbow, wrist, and hand.

Dr. Idler has volunteered his time for many professional and community organizations, most recently as an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and as a board member of an Indianapolis’ public radio and television station. He relocated to Colorado to pursue his passion for skiing, cycling, and kayaking.

For more information on our hand and upper extremity specialists, check out our Hand, Elbow, and Nerve Center site, here. If you would like to meet Dr. Idler, give us a call today at (719) 632-7669, or request an appointment online.

Megan M. Perry, PA-C

Megan M. Perry, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Richard S. Idler, MD

Areas of Interest

A move to Colorado brought her to her second job at Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group, now specializing in hand and upper extremity orthopedics.

Education & Training


Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL


BS, Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI



National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

More about Megan

Megan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. While attending Marquette University, she also worked as a teacher’s aide in the human gross anatomy course. Her interest in healthcare was enhanced by two medical mission trips to Honduras where she was part of a group of students and physicians who provided medical care to the impoverished Honduran population.

Upon graduating and becoming a certified physician assistant, her first job was at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush where she worked with a physician who specialized in minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Megan and her husband Steve moved from Chicago to Colorado Springs in the spring of 2012. They both love the outdoors and have been taking full advantage of all Colorado has to offer including fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Philosophy of Care

“To provide great patient outcomes in the context of a quality patient care experience.”