Dr. Randall Ruark, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Ruark
Accepting new patients

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

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Dr. Randall Ruark, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Augusta University Medical Center and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ruark to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ruark is affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Phenix City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Ruark's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruark treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruark treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruark treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruark treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruark treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruark treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruark's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Ruark accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Federal Employee Program
Preferred Care Blue
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Ruark's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruark

4.5

Based on 66 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Ruark is very knowledgeable about my bilateral knee pain. He is a very compassionate and an expert in his specialty. He takes time to listen to me and doesn’t shame me for not agreeing to have knee surgery right now. But he offers bilateral knee injections every 3 months as an alternative to surgery while the injections work.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sheila E. Williams – Dec 12, 2021
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Excellent Doctor Loved being prayed for before surgery Very informative and professional!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Julian Sanders – Dec 10, 2021
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I went to have my knees checked
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Donna Stegman – Sep 02, 2021
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Dr Ruark did my knee replacement 2 years ago and I can’t say enough in praise. It was my second knee replacement. My first left me crying the night it was done and was not very good thereafter. Dr Ruark left me laughing, my recovery was swift my knee is perfect 2 years after. I went back with a hip problem and was sorry when he told me it wasn’t a problem that would benefit from hip replacement! I also have high praise for their physical therapy people. I will happily continue finding a solution to my hip problem through houghton clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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AnnEJ – Aug 14, 2021
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I was impressed with his thoroughness in evaluating my problem
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Geri Pate – Aug 04, 2021
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Dr Muncie and Dr Ruark listened to my complaints and showed interest and compassion. I was scheduled for further tests and will return for those and additional interviews with doctors to discuss surgical options. I currently feel confident that I will receive treatment that is best for my conditions.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Linda Ames – May 20, 2021
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Nice bedside manner and great explanation of my condition.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rick – Feb 07, 2021
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Dr. Ruark performed my hip replacement surgery and I was home in 24 hours! I did 100 times better than I could have ever hoped for. I would tell everyone that I will never use anyone else but Dr. Ruark. He deserves 10 stars in my book!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Vickie JOHNS – Mar 10, 2020
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I loved how he asked me if he could pray with me before my surgery My surgery went perfecyly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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eve tidwell – Dec 24, 2019
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Dr. Savory retired. I simply asked “who replaced him”? Everyone told me Dr. Ruark. That was all the info I needed. You’d better be Superior in all categories to replace a Legend. Simply said, “He is!” His advise has been spot on at each of our two meetings. My knees are fine after 18 years. Dr. Ruark will keep them that way
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M Taylor – Dec 04, 2019
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Dr. Ruark replaced my right hip on October 14. I am extremely satisfied with the surgery. I am just over 5 weeks out of surgery and am having little to no pain walking without a cane. Dr. Ruark is a skilled surgeon in addition to being a very nice person. He explained the procedure clearly and answered all of our questions prior to the surgery. I highly recommend him to anyone who is considering total hip replacement surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Billy Waldrop in Phenix City, AL – Nov 21, 2019
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Post op check by Dr Brown. I asked if I could speak to Dr Ruark and he was sent in the room. I told him “I am your best advertiser You did a great job and there is no pain now. I wanted to tell you myself” I am still in PT 2 more weeks for some minor stiffness early AM and late PM. I was in progressing pain since 1979. It is amazing that it is finally minimal and usually none at all??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine Clarke – Nov 14, 2019
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Dr. Ruark replaced my left hip on the 23rd of September. Had wonderful bedside manner and explained everything to me prior to the procedure. My recovery time was less than 4 weeks requiring no physical therapy and my pain is completely gone. Excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debra Monk – Nov 09, 2019
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Excellent surgeon with good bedside manner. Takes the time to explain procedure and answer questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 23, 2019
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Excellent.
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Robert Wade – Oct 10, 2019
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Had both knees replaced 11 weeks apart. Very minimal scar. You can tell Dr Ruark knees he done just by looking. He is very professional.
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Geary – Sep 24, 2019
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Excellent surgeon! He replaced my left hip 3 1/2 months ago. I can walk without pain. No more limping.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Armstrong – Aug 21, 2019
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I had a knee replacement done by Dr. Ruark and can say only good things about the whole experience. The staff and the nurses were all very nice and my knee is doing very well. Dr. Ruark did an excellent job with my knee. I especially like that the incision was glued and not stapled. Best thing ever. No zipper line. If I had to mention anything is that you hardly get to see Dr. Ruark. You see a different intern every time you visit the office (they are all very nice and answer all your questions) and Dr. Ruark I guess only when it came to making the decision to do surgery. However that does not take away from being well cared for. When the time comes to get my other knee done Dr. Ruark will be the only one for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martina in Columbus – Aug 15, 2019
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He takes time to talk and try to understand the patient.
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Mar 21, 2019
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I cannot say enough about my total satisfaction with Dr. Ruark. He replaced my right hip three years ago, only after verifying my issues were from the hip and not spinal arthritic issues. My recovery from his surgery was in record time, requiring no physical therapy! His follow-up visits confirmed all was well. Now, three years later, having had no issues, a follow-up visit confirmed all is well. Dr. Ruark’s professional knowledge and skill are proven, plus he is caring and personable! A+++
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Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Medical School

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Dr. Ruark frequently treats Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoarthritis of Hip. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ruark treats.

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic LaGrange107 Calumet Center Rd Lagrange, GA 30241
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
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    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Hughston Clinic Auburn161 E University Dr Auburn, AL 36832
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Hughston Clinic Macon100 N Macon St Macon, GA 31210
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital4401 RIVERCHASE DR Phenix City, AL 36867
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ruark is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Augusta University Medical Center

Augusta, GA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside

Columbus, GA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)