Dr. Ron Clark, MD

Dr. Ron Clark, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Ron Clark, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Yuma, AZ and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic knee surgery, and more.Read his story

1743 W 24th St

Yuma, AZ 85364

Contact Information

(928) 726-1556

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Clark's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clark "Dr. Ron Clark says that his greatest satisfaction is helping people find relief of their bone and joint problems. He takes time to ensure that all questions that his patients have are answered in a way that most people can understand. He uses state of the art imaging materials to demonstrate with the patients the results of x-rays or MRI's so that the patient is clear as to what is the cause of the particular problem. Dr. Clark has been in practice for over 20 years and only treats the conditions that he has become skilled and successful in helping others with and will help patients find an expert if their condition requires extra care."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clark "Each patient is important to Dr. Clark and he listens to each individual's concerns. Following a personal interview and examination, Dr. Clark will give an explanation using non-medical terms to educate his patient related to their condition and the options available to treat them. Dr. Clark has a soft spoken approach to the care and treatment of patients that most find reassuring. Ample time is allowed for patients to express their concerns and ask questions."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture


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32  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Western Surgery Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • honored lecturer, 15th Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery Association of Mexico., June 5, 20
  • Reviewer of the Year. Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 2004
Media & Publications
  • Levine, J.D., Clark, R., Devor, M., Helms, C., Moskowitz, M., & Basbaum, A.: Intraneuronal substance P contributes to the severity of experimental arthritis. Science, 226: 547-549, 1984, November 2
  • Clark, R., Olsen, R., Goble, E.M., Larson, B, & Farrer, R.P: Cross Pin Femoral Fixation: A new technique for hamstring ACL reconstruction of the knee. Arthroscopy 14:258-267, 1998
  • Clark, R., and Thurston, N.K.: The future of orthopedics in the United States: An analysis of the effects of managed care in the face of an excess supply of orthopedic surgeons. Arthroscopy 16:116-120, 2000
  • Ivey, F.M. & Clark, R.: Arthroscopic debridement of the knee for adult septic arthritis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 199: 201-206, 1985, 1985
  • Goble, E.M., Clark, R., Somers, K., and Olsen, R.: The development of suture anchors for use in soft tissue fixation to bone. Am J Sport Med 22:236-239, 1994
  • Barber, F.A., Sanders, J.O., and Clark, R.: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the skeletally immature high-performance athlete: What to do and when to do it? Arthroscopy 16:391-394, 2000
  • Clark, R.: Provisional percutaneous pin fixation for arthroscopic suture-less rotator cuff repairs. Orthopedics 27:1241-1243, 2004
  • Calhoun, J.; Allen, B.L., Meek-Chilton, J., Ferguson, R.L., & Clark, R.: Computer aided instruction in orthopaedics. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 17(4): 599-604, 1986
  • Clark, R., Anderson, M.B., Johnson, B.A., Moore, D.E., and Herbert, F.D.: The clinical value of radiologists' interpretation of perioperative radiographs of orthopaedic patients. Orthopedics 19:1003-1007,, 1996
  • Clark, R.: Suture-less repair of the rotator cuff. Orthopedic Technology Review 3:18-21, 2001
  • Clark, R.: The Current state of orthopaedic residency programs. Surgical Rounds for Orthopaedics, 3(5): 37-40, 1989
  • Clark, R.: (letter) J Bone and Joint Surg 75(A):1417,, 1993
  • Clark, R., Evans, E.B., Ivey, F.M., & Calhoun, J.H: Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful applicants to orthopedic residency programs. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 241: 257-263, 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Clark's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clark to family and friends
24 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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Dr. Clark's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

He is exceptional. He went far beyond what he needed to for me. Ordered imaging and EMT( the accupuncture test). For a specialty he does not work on. And told me to have NP follow up on it. He did not have to do this. I only wish others in this profession worked as diligently as he had to get to...more
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This physician is incompetent. My father had surgery performed by Dr. Clark 15 months ago. After a few follow up appointments and being brushed off by this arrogant surgeon we had to see a different orthopedic specialist at another practice to fix what this hack did. Avoid this quack at all...more
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100% recommended. Overall 10 stars. Took very good care out my shoulder, took the time to explain every possible detail. Very caring.
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Very terse, seemed disinterested in listening to symptoms and left impression he just wanted us to go away. Spouse has very intense knee pain behind knee, After bending both legs he stated her muscles wouldn't hold her up. Had no problems until she wrenched her knee. Yes, spouse is overweight...more
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here is a doctor that is bonded and insured yet he can cut someone open and cause someone disability and disfigurement to there body by cutting 2 nurves for life and not do the wright thing. not this doctor you would think in a small town that word of mouth would matter to this doctor at least...more
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