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Jennifer Merten,
MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC

Jennifer Merten joined Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute (SOSI) in November, 2021 as a Nurse Practitioner working with Dr. Wilson, Dr. Johnston, and Dr. Meininger at the Fraser Clinic location. With eighteen years of emergency medicine experience and extensive work with mountain athletes, Jennifer offers a depth of expertise in both the rural and urban settings.

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003 from Carroll/Columbia College of Nursing in Waukesha, Wisconsin, She worked for ten years in the Emergency Departments at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis., and at Colorado’s Denver Health Medical Center. In 2011, she relocated to Winter Park where she served as the Nurse Manager at the Denver Health clinic at the base of Winter Park Ski Resort. In 2018, she graduated with honors from Colorado State University-Pueblo with her Advanced Practice Nursing degree with dual board certification in Adult Gerontology Acute Care (AGACNP-BC) and Family Medicine (FNP-BC). Most recently, she completed contract assignments in Alaska and Montana as a Nurse Practitioner.

Jennifer considers herself fortunate to have worked collaboratively with some outstanding orthopedic, emergency medicine, family medicine, and sports medicine doctors who have fostered learning and encouraged evidence-based practices to optimize the patient care experience. She is dedicated to furthering her education and embracing the latest medical advancements in orthopedics. Jennifer’s passion for medicine translates into a deep understanding of physiology, injuries, treatment, and recovery.

Dedicated to ensuring that every patient is an essential member of their individualized recovery team, Jennifer  believes the most effective practitioners tailor patient management and treatment plans to each person’s unique needs, resources, wants, and desires. By fostering a welcoming and healing environment, she helps patients return to their careers, families and active lifestyles.

Jennifer thoroughly enjoys all the mountains have to offer. She is an avid alpine skier and enjoys kayaking, water sports, and hiking with her dog.

Jennifer joins the SOSI Fraser Clinic at a time of unprecedented growth in Grand County.  She believes that valley residents and visitors expect and deserve an exceptional orthopedic clinic that offers the latest medical advancements and individualized treatment plans right here in the Fraser River Valley where they work and play.

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Partnerships/Locations

Steamboat Surgery Center
Steamboat Surgery Center
705 Marketplace Plaza,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This medical facility came to existence through its founding partners Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Its bold leadership, commitment to quality, and cost-effective care. This center is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.

Steamboat Surgery Center specializes in outpatient surgical procedures:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Surgery

SOSI - Craig, Colorado

Address:
Memorial Regional Health
Medical Office Building
750 Hospital Loop,
Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 
(970) 826-2450

Doctors at this location:

The Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute physicians are proud to partner with Memorial Regional Health to provide services in Craig.

We outpatient clinic appointments, follow-up appointments, consultation, and second opinions at the Memorial Regional Health Medical Office Building.

For Appointments and scheduling please call our main office at SOSI:
(970) 879-6663.
 

SOSI - Fraser, Colorado

Address:
Fraser Medical Building
45 County Road 804, #201
Fraser, CO 80442

Phone: 
(970) 364-2070

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing Orthopaedic services in Grand County for over 25-years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Lander, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
8185 WY-789,
Lander, WY 82520

Phone: 
(307) 206-9300

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Lander for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Rock Springs, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
4401 College Dr,
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone: 
(307) 448-3220

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Rock Springs for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.