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.
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
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Hugate Jr's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
Arthritis of the Elbow
Broken Shoulder Blade
Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
Complex Long-Bone Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fractured Lower Leg
Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
Hip Flexor Strain
Hip Muscle Strain
Hip Socket Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Ligament Rupture
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Malunion of Fracture
Marfan Syndrome, Type 2
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Upper Extremity Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Biopsy of Affected Tissue
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Bone and Joint 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
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
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
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 Revision
Hip Replacement, Cemented
Hip Replacement, Cementless
Image-Guided Hip Replacement
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Knee Cartilage Treatment
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Replacement Revision
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
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
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Total Hip Replacement
Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.,
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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