Dr. Ron Clark, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. Ron Clark, MD
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.

1743 W 24th St

Yuma, AZ 85364

Contact Information

(928) 726-1556

Dr. Ron Clark, MD

Dr. Ron Clark, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • 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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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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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 Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • 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
4.1
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Clark's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Chandler, AZ |
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 costs!!
Yuma, AZ |
100% recommended. Overall 10 stars. Took very good care out my shoulder, took the time to explain every possible detail. Very caring.
Yuma, AZ |
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 but, again, no problems untis she wrenchbed her knee. Doctor recommended nursing home.
Phoenix, AZ |
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 when I worked there is others out there with disfigurement and nurve damadge ill find them 6 news letters today and everyday from here on.
in Wellton AZ |
conscientious, thorough, not knife happy (ie, too eager for surgery), does not hurry and explains everything, had shoulder arthroscopy with RTC repair with NO pain afterwards--(only pain was having to wear the darn abduction pillow and sling)-- as a healthcare provider and Operating Room nurse I recommend Dr. Clark
in Somerton, AZ |
My Husband was given his appt very fast and had surgery in less than a month rom his first visit and his suurgry was fast and he's very satisfied.
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Dr. Clark accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
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