Surgeon seeing patients at Fruita hospital

Dr. Christopher Wibbelsman
Dr. Christopher Wibbelsman

Dr. Christopher Wibbelsman, a surgeon with General Surgeons of Western Colorado, is seeing patients on Thursdays at Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center in Fruita.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the expertise in general surgery that Dr. Wibbelsman provides,” said Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West, which operates the hospital. “Though he has been coming out to Fruita to see patients since 2010, he will now dedicate time weekly and be a regular presence. This is a great benefit to the lower valley community.”

Wibblesman said the partnership between General Surgeons of Western Colorado and Family Health West promotes a mission to care for patients where they live. “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to seeing more patients in Fruita.”

Willbesman has practiced in Grand Junction since 2008, He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and completed a residency in general surgery at Wright State University. He served in the Air Force four years as a general and trauma surgeon. He’s certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 243-0900.

In addition to the hospital, Family Health West operates outpatient clinics and assisted-living and skilled-care centers. For more information, call 858-3900 or visit