Dr. Ronald Hugate Jr, MD

Dr. Ronald Hugate Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ronald Hugate Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Golden, CO. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Hugate Jr is affiliated with Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center.

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250

Golden, CO 80401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Hugate specializes in orthopedic oncology, bone healing, complex joint replacement and reconstruction and hip preservation
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Dr. Hugate Jr's Experience

Dr. Hugate Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Ecchondromata
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enchondromata
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Ewing's Tumor
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Subluxation
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Cancer
  • Joint Fracture
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cancer
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome, Type 2
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steppage Gait
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ VCU/MCV
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Penn State University-Milton S Hersey Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Penn State University-Milton S Hershey Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Army Commendation Medal for excellence in battlefield surgical care- Baghdad, Iraq, 2003
  • Army Commendation Medal for excellence in battlefield surgical care - Sharana, Afghanistan, 2010
Media & Publications
  • Co-Author 'The Handbook of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: Through the Eyes of the Patient, Surgeon and Medical Team Multiple Scientific Publications and Presentations,
  • Multiple Television Appearances on 'Animal Planet- Emergency Vets , Channel 9 News Denver, Channel 4 News Denver, Colorado Public Radio, etc.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hugate Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hugate Jr to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Hugate Jr'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 (13)
in Boulder, CO |
In early 2015 I was diagnosed with a soft muscle tumor. I was seen by Dr. Hugate and underwent a series of tests that led to surgery of a very complex nature. he removed the tumor, muscle, knee and 6" of the femur. I have seen him post op for now over 2 years and I am of the opinion that his skill set is unmatched in the specialized area of orthopedic oncology. His personality is well suited for his work, and explains what he is doing and is honest in the assessment of the medical issues.
denver, co |
Hugate is a horrible Doctor, who botched my surgery and left me with foot drop, and CRPS. He never apologized, hasn't checked up on me. Hasn't directed me as to what to do next. He is NOT on my side!
Denver, CO |
Dr Hugate and his staff were wonderful. We would recommend him to others Was quite a bit suprised (as I am sure his staff and associates were) that he up and left. It is disconcerting to patients that are depending on him for continuity of care. My daughter had just had a major procedure (Ganz) and less than 2 weeks later he was not available!!!
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Hugate took over my case after my 5th hip surgery in 1 1/2 years! He fixed everything the first time and I've had no problems since. He is caring and kind and has always explained everything in terms I can understand and until I am satisfied with the explanation. I would not trust anybody else with my joints from here on. I am a nurse so I don't say this lightly.
Salida, CO |
I was impressed with the fast, personal, and effective interactions with both Doctor Hugate and his staff. I felt listened to, and the advice has helped me.
in Evergree, CO |
THE BEST. Did revisions on my 20 year old hip replacements (one had mad a hole in my pelvis). No other ortho could do my surgery. I now walk 4 enjoyable miles a day and can do almost anything. I am 70 years old. Highly recommend . I was referred to Dr. Hugate by another ortopedic GROUP who did not have his skills!!!. He is also a wonderful person.
in Trinidad, CO |
Dr. Hugate is an outstanding doctor. After a brutal auto accident, I was confined to a wheelchair and had been told by other doctors that I would never walk again or if I did, I would always use a cane. Even though we had to deal with an infection, I am walking and going about life pretty much the way I did before my accident. For people considering an orthopedic physician, I would say that Dr. Hugate his experience beyond his years, due to his military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
in Arvada, CO |
I had a tumor, and felt confident in putting myself in Dr Hugate's hands. Four years later, I'm doing well, and appreciate the thorough follow-up I receive from him.
Scottsbluff, NE |
He has been amazing with my son. Very knowledgeable, caring and compassionate.
Glendale |
Dr. Hugate recently replaced an infected hip prosthesis for my grandmother. He did not perform the original hip replacement, but we were referred to him for his expertise in complex cases. Dr. Hugate and his PAs communicated well with the family throughout the process. At follow up appointments, Dr. Hugate and his staff, especially Donna, went above and beyond to ensure that my grandma was comfortable despite her limited mobility.
in Louisville, CO |
I had a PAO with Dr.Hugate. I felt that I was taken care of. 8 months later, I feel great. I am SO thankful to him and his staff. They are wonderful.
in Aurora, CO |
in Englewood Colorado 80112 |
He was absolutely amazing. This is my husband second knee surgery 10 months ago he had a knee replacement and has not been able to walk since Dr. Hugh gate figured out exactly what was wrong took care of it told us what to do to keep it good he started surgery promptly he followed through the next morning promptly he was friendly professional couldn't of asked for a better doctor
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Dr. Hugate Jr accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Hugate Jr has admitting privileges

Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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