Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD

Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 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.Read his story

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

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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.

Dr. Hayter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hayter "Dr. Ronald Hayter, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has been an orthopedic surgeon for over 22 years. Dr. Hayter is affiliated with the Florida Orthopedic Society and is a Founding Member of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. He's also a founder and director of the Medical College of Georgia Tissue Bank. Known locally as one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Hayter is part of the expert orthopedic staff at Largo Medical Center, as well as The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers, located in Clearwater and Palm Harbor. Dr. Ronald Hayter performs procedures such as: hip replacements, knee resurfacing, knee and shoulder arthroscopy and treats conditions such as: osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and degenerative joint diseases."
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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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42  Procedures

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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
66 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (66)

  • 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 (23)

I've been a patient of Dr Hayter for 7-8 years. He performed a partial knee replacement on my right knee and 3 years later it's as good as can be. He is the type of doctor that doesn't sugar coat things. He is kind, caring and explains things in easily understood terms. I recently had my left knee...more
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Dr Hayter is an excellent orthopedic surgeon and specialist. I have been his patient for 5 years, for knee surgery, osteoarthritis in knees, spine, and feet, and hip bursitis. I have shown improvement in all areas. My recent partial knee replacement surgery by him has restored use of my knee in...more
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I first met with Dr Hayter a few years ago as he was recommended to me by a nurse practitioner in my condo complex. I Googled him and his reviews were positive, so I scheduled an appointment. When I met with him he seemed abrasive so I didn't pursue him at that time. Then in the fall of 2017 I had...more
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This is a very compassionate Doctor. He has cared for my husband and daughter. His ability is excellent. I am a retired RN and I would recommend him to anyone needing his services
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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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