Jeff Beckman, MD, FACEP

EMS and Prehospital Services Medical Director

Denver, CO

“On Sunday June 22, I sustained a broken clavicle in a bicycle crash one day prior to a booked Carribean trip celebrating our 10 year Anniversary. At that point, I felt the trip was off as I had difficulty getting urgent expertise orthopedic follow up, despite working in the Denver Metro hospital system as a physician. At the spur of the moment, I sent an email that Sunday evening to Dr. Millett inquiring about a next day follow up, certainly without expectations. I received a return call that day by Sue the office manager, and was able to connect with Dr. Millett on a busy Monday. I was greeted by Dr. Millett with an outstanding team of support. He was able to achieve excellent fixation of the fracture through an ORIF repair that same day. Nearly 24 hours later, my wife and I were sipping cocktails on the beach! I am truly grateful for the outstanding care received by Dr. Millet along with Sue and the entire team at Vail Valley Medical Center.”

Nancy Newell

Mother of Grace Newell, Diver

Denver, CO

“As a parent, one of the most difficult things is to see your child injured and not being able to see them do what they love.  My daughter’s passion is springboard diving and  she needed shoulder surgery for an unstable shoulder in order to remain in the sport.  It was a difficult decision to make, but once we met Dr. Millet and due to his professionalism, confidence, and stellar reputation, we knew we were making the right decision.   She is now 4 months out of surgery and doing great, back on the boards, and looking forward to diving in college down the road.  I know she would not be in the position she is in today is it were not for the surgery, back on the boards and competing again this summer!  She is so happy, and needless to say, having a happy child, makes a happy parent!   Thank you so much Dr. Millet.”

Dr. Mary Alice Cheney

“I had put off rotator cuff surgery after hearing tales of its associated post-op pain. I am happy to report that I finally had surgery and experienced little to no post-op pain. Thank you Dr. Millet and your wonderful team.”

Brian Gogas

In the spring of 2013, it was suggested that I see Dr. Millett and his team for a second opinion after a year-long effort to rehab my right shoulder following a SLAP repair. This was the BEST decision that I could have made. On September 12, 2013, Dr. Millet and his team performed a biceps tenodesis and subacromial decompression on my right shoulder. I have been so impressed with the care and responsiveness that I have received from setting up my initial visit to scheduling my surgery and through to my 2-week post-op visit. I also wanted to say thanks to those individuals at the Steadman Clinic, Vail Valley Medical Center, and the Howard Head staff that have been involved with my case…all your efforts are greatly appreciated!!!

Tony Yacovetta

“Dr. Millett, I can’t thank you enough for all of the help you’ve given me in getting me back on to a baseball field. My arm feels amazing and your support means the world to me!”

Jonathan Slimovitch

“I really wanted to thank Dr. Millett for doing the sternoclavicular surgery on me. I am so grateful that there was someone who could help me. Before the surgery whenever I reached my arm to shoulder height I had a painful pop. I could not work out, lifting even a jug of milk was something I avoided. Now I am rowing crew on the novice team at UVM and I have no pain. I workout now and never even think about my shoulder. Thank you Dr. Millett for all you have done for me. I am not someone famous, but you have really changed my life, and I am thankful everyday for what I can do now.”

Williston, VT

Larry Trotter

“My prayers have been answered! All thanks be to Dr Peter J. Millett and The Steadman Clinic, as well as The Howard Head Sports Medicine Physical Therapists!  Earlier this year, I sustained shoulder injuries as the result of a buffalo attack while hunting (see full story).  Here is my outcome as of today, November 14, 2012: This is the 6th week of healing and physical therapy since the 3rd surgery October 6th, and my shoulder is at full range of motion and maximum range per prescription for external rotation! It’s been a tough journey since the attack July 3rd, but all prayers have or are currently being answered.  It is with a humble heart my cup runneth over with thankfulness and awe.  Thank you everyone for your prayers and assistance as this process has evolved from life threatening to possible loss of limb to possible loss of function to the final leg of this marathon of full recovery! Amazing! God Bless.”

 Vail Valley, CO

Glenn Browning

“In March of 2012 I tore my right ACL and damaged my meniscus while skiing. In April I traveled from Rhode Island to Vail where Dr. Millett patched me up for the second time in six years. Just recently, in September, I did a Half Iron triathlon and had a personal best in this race. I can’t say thanks enough to Dr. Millett. I committed to this race early in my recovery as a goal to work for, planning that I would just do the bike and swim. I never thought I could do the run. On race day there was never a twinge of pain in my knee and all went extremely well.  I owe a great deal to Dr. Millett, his staff, and the Howard Head PT Clinic for my outcome. My life is centered around being able to do physical things and I can’t fathom not being able to be actively involved. There are plenty of good surgeons in New England, but it has been worth it, traveling to Vail, for the best possible outcome. Thanks again for everything!”

Hope Valley, RI

Edward D. Corboy, Jr., M.D.

“I can’t thank Dr. Millett enough for his kindness, his total class, and all of his extra efforts to help sort out my left proximal humerus varus malunion and shoulder issues. He really is a world-class super star expert!  I have had a long journey with my left surgical neck fracture since I fell in 2007.  I used to work out with swimming and do resistance training with weight machines.  The fracture of my left surgical neck and subsequent malunion took that all away.  Dr. Millett’s initial assessment and thoughts, and his suggested options may give me some significant improvement and this has given me hope that maybe my left shoulder function can be restored to a significant degree and also the pain in my shoulder will be improved.  He was so kind to review the various options and answer my many questions.  I also want to say how extremely kind and helpful Dr. Millett’s assistant, Susan Sabido, has been.  She is truly world class and she is an exceptional example of a true first rate professional.  She was most positive, upbeat and solution-oriented.  She was beyond kind and helpful in finding a way for me to get in to see Dr. Millett.  I can’t thank Dr. Millett enough for all of his time, interest and extra efforts.  He really added a whole new dimension to my shoulder assessment and this means more to me than you will ever know.”

Richard Arnold

“I was recently scheduled to have a total shoulder reversal, an obviously complex and painful surgery.  Prior to the surgery, I spent time researching the best doctors and hopsitals across the country and found Dr. Peter Millett and the Vail Valley Medical Center. I traveled from Iowa, nearly 13 hours, to have Dr. Millett and his professional team conduct my surgery.  My surgery went exceptionally well and the compassionate care I received from doctors and staff was remarkable. I could not be happier with the outcome. I want to sincerely thank Dr. Peter Millett and his entire team. Everyone at the medical center who participated with my care was exceptional. I know there were many others who made my stay one of the best. Thank you to all!”

Iowa State Representative, Seventy-Second District