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Dr. David Elfenbein

Dr. Elfenbein is originally from New York and moved to the Gunnison Valley from Connecticut where he practiced orthopedic surgery for 16 years.  He specializes in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Surgery and has extensive experience in total joint replacement.  He was named a “Top Doc” for orthopedics by Connecticut Magazine 4 years in a row before leaving the state.  He brings his years of experience and caring demeanor to the team at Pinnacle Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

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Ginger Martin-Michna

Ginger joined the Pinnacle team in February, 2018. She has been working along side Dr. Elfenbein since 2017. Ginger is from a small town in Texas and moved here in 2009 to attend Western Colorado University. She graduated from WCU in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Ginger immersed herself in the medical field in 2017 and has been enjoying learning under Dr. Elfenbein ever since. Recently, she received her ARRT Limited scope X-ray Technician license in the state of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and living in paradise.

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Amy Wais

Pinnacle Orthopedics and Dr. Elfenbein are proud to announce that Amy Wais and On Point Acupuncture have joined our team to expand the scope of musculoskeletal services offered to our patients.   Amy can be reached through us 970-672-1980 or by calling Amy 970-901-2619.

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Ginger Martin-Michna

Ginger joined the Pinnacle team in February, 2018. She has been working along side Dr. Elfenbein since 2017. Ginger is from a small town in Texas and moved here in 2009 to attend Western Colorado University. She graduated from WCU in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Ginger immersed herself in the medical field in 2017 and has been enjoying learning under Dr. Elfenbein ever since. Recently, she received her ARRT Limited scope X-ray Technician license in the state of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and living in paradise.

SARAH SPOCKER

Sarah Spocker

Office Manager

Sarah Pocker joined the Pinnacle Orthopedics team as office manager in the summer of 2020. Prior to this, she practiced as a physical therapist for 32 years in CO and MT. She worked in a variety of settings ranging from orthopedics to oncology. Early on she realized the true reward of her work was the relationships she developed with her patients. When ready for a change she returned to the Gunnison Valley and feels fortunate to be part of the patient-centered team at Pinnacle Orthopedics. She enjoys most outdoor activities, yoga, travel, and being with her dog Samson. Above all, she values our connection to each other and the amazing landscape around us.

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Ginger Martin-Michna

Ginger joined the Pinnacle team in February, 2018. She has been working along side Dr. Elfenbein since 2017. Ginger is from a small town in Texas and moved here in 2009 to attend Western Colorado University. She graduated from WCU in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Ginger immersed herself in the medical field in 2017 and has been enjoying learning under Dr. Elfenbein ever since. Recently, she received her ARRT Limited scope X-ray Technician license in the state of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and living in paradise.

Brian

Brian Hessler

Medical Assistant

Brian joined the Pinnacle Orthopedics team as a medical assistant in the Winter of 2022. Brian Is originally from the small mountain town of Fairplay, Colorado. He is a recent graduate of Trinity University where he studied Economics, International Affairs, and Spanish while being a member of the collegiate baseball team. Brian Is passionate about medicine and improving the lives of others. Outside of work, Brian loves nordic skiing, downhill skiing, and mt biking.

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Ginger Martin-Michna

Ginger joined the Pinnacle team in February, 2018. She has been working along side Dr. Elfenbein since 2017. Ginger is from a small town in Texas and moved here in 2009 to attend Western Colorado University. She graduated from WCU in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Ginger immersed herself in the medical field in 2017 and has been enjoying learning under Dr. Elfenbein ever since. Recently, she received her ARRT Limited scope X-ray Technician license in the state of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and living in paradise.

Melissa Hart

Melissa Hart

Medical Receptionist

Melissa Hart joined our team as a medical receptionist in April 2022. She has a background in client and patient support roles, as well as office management. She graduated from Western Colorado University with a degree In business administration in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and the pets she adopted from GUR and GVAWL.

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Ginger Martin-Michna

Ginger joined the Pinnacle team in February, 2018. She has been working along side Dr. Elfenbein since 2017. Ginger is from a small town in Texas and moved here in 2009 to attend Western Colorado University. She graduated from WCU in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Ginger immersed herself in the medical field in 2017 and has been enjoying learning under Dr. Elfenbein ever since. Recently, she received her ARRT Limited scope X-ray Technician license in the state of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and living in paradise.