James Bee, MD Spine Doctors Colorado Spine Specialists at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Specializing in the treatment of neck pain and back pain

James M. Bee, MD


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Areas of Interest

Dr. Bee’s interests include the full range of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Scoliosis, the treatment of degenerative disk diseases, and spinal fractures from osteoporosis are just a few examples of the many conditions Dr. James Bee is highly skilled in.

  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine Trauma

Education & Training


Spine, Panorama Orthopaedic Clinic, Golden, CO


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

Orthopedic Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


Orthopedic 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

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.


Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Western Orthopedic Association


Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

More about Dr. Bee

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


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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