About Us

The Arthritis Center of Western Colorado team specializes in rheumatologic diseases.

Rheumatologists diagnose and treat diseases such as:

  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Anklylosing Spondylitis, Vasculitis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, Systemic Sclerosis
  • Connective Tissue and Muscle Diseases
  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia, Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neck and Low Back Pain

Jessica Baer Mears, DO, FACOI

Jessica Baer Mears, DO

Dr. Mears attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan and then her Rheumatology fellowship at Michigan State University/McLaren - Greater Lansing Hospital, in Lansing, Michigan.

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Richard A. Cappiello, MD, FACR

R CappielloDr. Cappiello, originally from Pennsylvania, began his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware and attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine. He then completed his Rheumatology fellowship at the University of South Florida. His unique achievements include receiving “Florida’s Super-Doc/Top Doctor” designation several times since 2008.

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Eva M. Cappiello, ARNP-BC

E CappielloEva is a Board CertifiedGerontological Nurse Practitioner. She earned her undergraduate RN degree at the University of South Florida and her ARNP degree at Florida Atlantic University.

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Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 AM to 5 PM
Closed for lunch Noon to 1:00 pm
Patients are seen by appointment only.

fax 970-858-5036

576 Kokopelli Blvd, Suite D
Fruita, CO 81521

New Patients
Require a referral from physician

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