Cara Patton, PA-C

Cara Patton is a board-certified Physician Associate. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine. She went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Des Moines University in Iowa. Cara graduated among the top 5 students in her class in June 2019 and began working for Colorado Orthopedic Consultants with Dr. Nathan Faulkner. Cara evaluates patients in the clinic treating a variety of orthopedic conditions. In addition, she first assists Dr. Faulkner in the operating room for total shoulder and knee arthroplasties as well as some arthroscopic procedures. She is a member of Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery (PAOS) as well as American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Cara is passionate about educating her patients with collaborative discussions to develop the best treatment option individualized for each patient. She is a great asset to the team as she is always upbeat, smiling, positive, and is very personable.

Cara is a Colorado native and enjoys all things outdoors. She has run a few half-marathons and plans to do more. She enjoys traveling, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking 14ers, camping, and yoga.

Memberships & Organizations

  • Colorado State University
  • Des Moines University
  • American Academy of Physician Associates


Aurora East 400 Reviews
Amelia BossAmelia Boss
00:47 13 Mar 24
I was visiting Denver when bursitis in my elbow became infected and my arm swelled from hand to shoulder. OCC got me an appointment within 24 hours which I had not anticipated. When I arrived for my appointment, I was seen almost immediately. The staff were helpful and courteous. At each step along the way, they took the time to explain their role, what their observations were and tentative diagnosis. Dr. Delarosa took the time to describe all his observations, explain his conclusions and recommendations for my treatment, and answer all my questions. I was impressed.
Debra SchumacherDebra Schumacher
18:41 07 Mar 24
I had a very positive first visit. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere very comfortable. The wait was short. After 10 years having difficulty/pain with walking, two different sessions of Physical Therapy, and x-rays that showed only a tad of arthritis, Colorado Orthopedic Consultants finally found the problem with their own x-rays which shows bone on bone in my hip joint and another connecting problem. Dr. Arthur was awesome! He put me at ease, was easy to talk to, and he explained my options which I opted for the cortisone injection, for starters, in hopes of stalling, if not avoiding, hip replacement. All went smoothly and Dr. Arthur has earned my confidence, in him, with any future treatment/surgery that may be facing me.
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