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On February 1, 2018, Alpine Spine Center will be temporarily closing while Dr. Van Buskirk is on medical leave to undergo a surgical procedure. At this time we will not be taking new patients. For current patients, Alpine’s staff will be available to answer questions, coordinate continuity of care, and arrange referrals in her absence. If you have questions or concerns about your medical care as a result of her temporary absence, please contact Alpine Spine Center at (303) 546-6600. Your medical records and charts will remain available from Alpine Spine Center, and your records can be obtained or transferred upon your written request. Written requests should be directed to:

Alpine Spine Center
4745 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80303



What separates us from the rest?
*** Specializing in scoliosis and reconstructive spine surgery and fellowship trained under the renowned spine surgeon and mentor Dr. Jean Dubousset in Paris, France. 
Dr. Cathleen Van Buskirk is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, American Board of Spine Surgery, and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  She has written several papers and book chapters including the Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injury: from impact to rehabilitation.  Spinal Instrumentation, and Surgical Approaches to the Spine.

*** Winner of Patient's Choice Award 2 Years In a Row!!
Of the nations 720,000 active physicians, less than 6% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2009!  Various components are rated such as bedside manner, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff, promptness and patient-physician time.





*** I take my son to see Dr. Van Buskirk as he has scoliosis.  She takes time to explain things so we understand.  My son loved going to see her!!!!  In the waiting room we hear the other patients saying how much better they are since seeing her and her doing their surgery.

*** She is so awesome....the whole office is.  She will explain everything and you never feel rushed.  I also liked the fact that she is okay with alternative ideas such as massage, chiropractic, physical therapy etc. Great experience!



Office Location:

Surgical Locations:




Alpine Spine Center
Foothills Medical Building
4745 Arapahoe Ave.
Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80303
p: 303-546-6600
fax: 303-546-6500

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