Dr. Ted Parks grew up in Denver, Colorado. He received both a bachelors and a Masters degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and then his M.D. from Yale Medical School. Following his graduation from Yale, Dr. Parks completed his internship and orthopedic residency training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and completed a fellowship in sports medicine with Dr. Frank Noyes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Parks is specialty trained in advanced arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee and shoulder and has been a team physician for numerous high school, college, and professional athletes. His expertise includes hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery and arthroscopic knee reconstruction. Dr. Parks joined Western Orthopaedics, P.C. in 1994. He is a clinical professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and in 2008 he received the “Outstanding Clinical Faculty Teaching Award.” He is also an instructor for the American College of Physicians (regionally and nationally) and has been chosen by 5280 Magazine as one of Denver’s “Top Docs” fourteen years in a row. He has twice been named by US NEWS and World Report as one of this country's best orthopedic surgeons. In 2014, Dr. Parks was recruited by McGraw-Hill publishing to write a textbook on orthopedic surgery which will be used in medical schools in the US, Canada and around the world. He is also an inventor with two US patents, an oil portrait artist and an industrial designer (he designed and built the car he drives every day). Dr. Parks is Board Certified and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of numerous organizations including The Colorado Medical Society.
My Approach to Treating Patients
I believe that all patients should be treated with respect and dignity. Every patient deserves the direct attention and examination by their physician, not just by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. My staff and I work hard to limit waiting times to 30 minutes or less. We try to make your visit as comfortable and professional as possible.
I review the results of the examination, x-rays, other studies, etc., with the patient and do everything I can to help them understand their condition and the treatment options I recommend. Good decisions are the result of shared knowledge and mutual respect. Good decisions lead to good results.