Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD

Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, bone & joint non-surgical orthopedics, and more.

The Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion

1831 N Belcher Rd Ste E2

Clearwater, FL 33765
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hayter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Hayter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hayter "We strive to form a lasting partnership between patient and physician to jointly meet your health needs. Healthcare built on a foundation of trust and understanding.

World class customer service for people with arthritis.

We provider outstanding personalized care and utilize the latest technology to help patients regain their life."

8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of Texas-Austin
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Texas
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Joint Implant Surgeons-Ohio State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hayter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Hayter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hayter to family and friends
62 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (62)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hayter'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 (19)

Dr Hayter gave me back my active lifestyle. I have NO pain in either knee after bilateral partial knee resurfacing in 2014 and 2015. I ride my bicycle 30 to 60 miles a week, I ride my off road bike at Carlton preserve over roots and through holes dug by the wild hogs. For my 60yo birthday I rode my...more
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I would and have recommended Dr. Hayter to many others I feel he is the best in the country for Orthopedic care I even travel over 800 miles for his care He is very informative if you have questions and always makes you feel like your important to him . I have had both hips replaced by him and...more
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Dr. Hayter began a very thorough exam by asking specific questions about my pain and listening very carefully to my concerns. The physical exam was very thorough as was his review of x - rays and MRI . He fully explained the basis of diagnosis. I especially appreciated the amount of time spent with...more
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Praise God for the people God places in our life. Thank you Suzy Gardner for introducing Dr. Hayter to us. My hubby Tom had his partial knee resurfacing done on August 11th and he was released 17 days later, encouraged to get back to golfing, etc. What an awesome surgeon Dr. Hayter is and his...more
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I was first recommended to make an appointment with this doctor before undergoing a partial knee replacement. Gathered my x-rays and MRI and went to see him. Since my knee was not bone on bone, he was able to help me using new technologies including Stem Cell Therapy and Subcondroplasty. This...more
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