Douglas C. Crowther, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon - Spine
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Specializing in Diagnosing & Treating Injuries of the Spine
Fax: 719-623-1051

Dr. Douglas Crowther is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He completed his fellowship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Crowther gained extensive surgical experience consisting of level 1 spine trauma, degenerative conditions, complex deformity correction, and spinal tumors.  He gained further exposure and focus on sports related spine injuries with the spine surgeons at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center. His surgical training allows him to utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques, navigated and robotic surgery, and traditional open procedures.

He returned to Colorado in the summer of 2020 to join CCOE, the Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence and to expand the practice’s spine expertise. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the North American Spine Society and AO Spine.

A Colorado native, Dr. Crowther was raised on a Dairy farm in southern Colorado. While his education has taken him across the country, to Brigham Young University for an undergraduate degree and Las Vegas for Medical School to Kansas City for Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Alabama for Spine Fellowship, he’s thrilled to be back at home in Colorado. Dr. Crowther and his wife are the proud parents of five children.


  • Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • Residency: Kansas City University/St. Mary’s Medical Center & North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Medical School: DO: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV
  • Undergraduate School: BS: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible

Team Physician

  • Missouri Comets (MISL)

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • El Paso County Medical Society


Dr. Crowther's Reviews
Paul KavanaughPaul Kavanaugh
15:14 12 Jun 24
Dr. Crowther was very caring and informative on exploring solutions to my back problem and recommending physical therapy for beginning treatment.
M PedM Ped
22:32 31 May 24
It was a blessing to be treated with respect and concern by a professional that listens to what you describe and acts accordingly based on his knowledge. . In one visit he was able to determine the tests he needed and in the next prescribe the necessary treatment according to the test results.. Something I was still waiting for after 2 months of suffering lower back pain and countless visits to UCHealth….I wish I had known about Dr. Crowther two months ago, but I am happy to be in his care now.
Larry ReaLarry Rea
21:14 31 May 24
Kenneth SouthallKenneth Southall
17:47 28 May 24
Ruth BonfadiniRuth Bonfadini
22:28 25 May 24
Rory RattrayRory Rattray
19:01 29 Mar 24
These guys have the most amazing team. Between the surgeon and his staff it was amazing and all his staff so pleasant to deal with. And the follow up with physical therapy is the best I’ve ever experienced They are all awesome and I would recommend this place to my family, including my children.Dr Crowther and staff truly are Amazing. I had a c5 nerve damage with caused Dr Crowther to find I had a VERY BAD RIGHT SHOULDER /not repairable. So we did a reverse total shoulder replacement. Arm moves good and I feel like a miracle. The whole time Dr Crowther was in contact with my shoulder surgeon asking about me. He takes his patients care personally But is a AWSOME surgeon. Thank you so much Dr. Crowther and Crew
Norma OrtizNorma Ortiz
14:43 14 Mar 24
Matthew ClarkMatthew Clark
23:58 08 Mar 24
Listens well and understands my concerns. Explains all options well. Highly recommended.
Marie RogersMarie Rogers
22:46 08 Mar 24
I was frightened when I arrived, but after visit and EVERYTHING was explained to me about my neck and spine problems , what needs to be done, recovery time all my questions answered I’m confident I’m going to be great.
20:33 08 Mar 24
Very professional and helpful. Informed with my results with details.
Ken SiddowayKen Siddoway
05:07 02 Mar 24
Had a good visit with Dr Crowther. He answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable with my decision to go forward with the procedure. Thanks Dr Crowther
Vance ChesterVance Chester
20:10 01 Mar 24
I am getting ready for multiple procedures/ surgeries on my neck, lumbar and having a stimulater installed. With all the communications to understand the process, Dr. Crowther and his entire staff are all very knowledgeable and professional on all levels.I'm comfortable enough allowing this team to proceed with treating me and giving me my quality of life back.Thanks to all involved from the bottom of my heart.Vance
J JohnsonJ Johnson
23:35 12 Jan 24
Dr Crowther is a very personable, and professional doctor. Got more information from him in 15 min then I have gotten from other doctors over the past 10 years! Highly recommend.
Neva TreiberNeva Treiber
18:52 19 Oct 23
Dr Crowther is a skilled, excellent surgeon. I feel great. He is compassionate and caring.I have to mention Brianne Wagner, Physician’s Assistant, who was also wonderful. She immediately transferred me to another rehab facility when I reported the first rehab center lacking.Ashley, Medical Assistant, was responsive to my prescription refill requests.They each made my medical experience better.
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