“I chose orthopaedics because I prefer interacting with a wide variety of patients, from the young to the elderly, in a way that allows me to improve their quality of life. I enjoy helping patients get better, get stronger and have less pain. I enjoy the opportunity to return patients to their pre-injury level of activity, whether it’s golf, tennis, hiking or whatever their leisure or sport activity may be.”
“For me, the patient always comes first. Most patients have already done extensive research into their condition prior to seeing me. I believe that an interactive approach with patients will lead us to a mutually agreed upon treatment plan. I hope to give my patients the opportunity for an improved quality of life with less pain, better function and improved outlook for their future.”
In his free time, Dr. Pflueger supports Yavapai Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Arizona, the YMCA and Yavapai Regional Medical Center. He believes in exercise and personal fitness, and his hobbies include exercise, fly-fishing, woodworking and family activities.
“I became interested in orthopaedics after I sustained an injury as a high-school athlete. My interest in helping others combined perfectly with my fascination for how the human body functions. I enjoy helping my patients regain their independence and ability to interact with the world around them by treating their hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions.”
“Every patient is different. I explain conditions and situations fully to each patient and involve them in the decision-making process. Most patients have a pretty good idea what their problem is and how it is affecting their life. My job is to guide them to the best solution for their particular situation. I help my patients understand their condition so that together, we can make it better.”
In his free time, Dr. Richardson enjoys being with his family and playing basketball. He is also involved in his children’s athletic pursuits and an active member of his church.
“Early in my medical experience I saw a need for quality, evidence-based foot and ankle surgeons. Keeping patients active and on their feet is, and always has been, a rewarding aspect of my field. What I most enjoy is the patients. Period. I love the academic side of my job, but what gets me up in the morning is the satisfaction and relief I can provide for those I treat.”
“I prefer giving patients options and educating them about the benefits and potential risks for each treatment. Patients have different goals, so I tailor my treatments to best fit their needs and expectations. I hope to give them peace of mind. I can very often provide relief from pain, but I also want them to know they are making the right decision for their personal health. I often have a treatment in mind that will provide excellent results, but if the patient has other priorities, there are many other options that may provide relief.”
In his free time, Dr. Simonson enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, cooking, woodworking, metalwork, reading and travel. He enjoys spending time with his three daughters and wife.
“I started my career as a physical therapist and enjoyed working with patients who had hip and knee replacements, so I decided to go back to school to specialize in hip and knee arthroplasty as an orthopedic surgeon. I enjoy seeing my patients improve their function and daily activities with less pain.”
“I want my patients to understand their specific orthopaedic condition and provide them with all alternatives of care, including all the available conservative and surgical options. I hope to give my patients improved quality of life with less pain.”
In his free time, Dr. Bassett enjoys following the stock market. He likes boating and snow skiing with his family as well as watching his children in their sporting events.
Chris is the head Physical Therapist at our Prescott Valley office! He has a passion for helping his patients achieve their rehabilitation goals and improve their lives. He recently became a NAIOMT certified Manual Physical Therapist. Chris also enjoys teaching at Yavapai College as an adjunct professor.
Chris has strong ties to the Prescott area since moving to Prescott Valley as a boy and currently resides in Chino Valley with his beautiful wife and 4 children. He enjoys being active in the outdoors and understands the role that fitness and healthy living plays in maintaining a high quality of life.
In his free time, Micah likes to ride bikes, spend time outside, and enjoys listening to music.
Robert Miller was raised in Tucson, AZ. and has lived in Prescott Valley going on 10 years. He Attended Pima Medical Institute in Tucson and graduated with an Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in May of 2013. Rob joined Granite Orthopedics in 2014 and has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant since graduating in 2013. Rob became interested in physical therapy after a positive rehabilitation post ACL knee surgery. After working golf course maintenance for many years, Rob chose to dedicate himself to be a PTA.
Outside of work, Rob spends time with his kids, and likes to talk about cars!
Mark joined Granite Orthopaedics in 2015. In collaboration with our orthopaedic surgeons, Mark conducts physical exams, diagnoses and implements treatment plans, provides injections, orders and interprets tests, assists in surgery, and writes prescriptions.
“I was interested in the medical field as long as I can remember. My mother is a pharmacist and I always appreciated the bond she had with her patients and the service she happily provided them. Orthopaedic surgery gives me that same opportunity as well as the satisfaction of being able to be part of a team that can improve patient’s quality of life.”
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and rooting for his children with their club soccer teams. He is active in serving at his church in various positions.
Colby Dobson is a physician assistant (PA) who has been with Granite Orthopaedics since its inception in November of 2010. In collaboration with our orthopaedic surgeons, Colby conducts physical exams, diagnoses and implements treatment plans, provides injections, orders and interprets tests, assists in surgery, and writes prescriptions.
“I enjoy being a PA and helping patients stay active, helping them return to a better quality of life and helping to alleviate their pain is very important to me.”
Colby and his wife reside in the Prescott area with their three children. They enjoy serving and participating in various community activities. They love spending time outdoors: hiking, camping, cycling, or running.
Megan Sitrin is the newest team member to join Granite Orthopaedics! She was born and raised in Prescott and as a 5th generation Prescottonian, is happy to have moved back to Prescott after working at UCLA for over 12 years.
In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She loves playing volleyball, coaching her children’s sports teams, and traveling.
Whether you are a skilled competitive athlete, weekend warrior or occasional participant, musculoskeletal sports injuries can stop you in your tracks and keep you on the sidelines.