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HRRMC physician chosen as one of the Best Doctors in America

Dr. Robert Hunter, director of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center and Orthopedic Center of Dr. Robert HunterExcellence at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC), has been selected for the Best Doctors in America’s most current database. Only about five percent of U.S. doctors are granted this honor.

Leading medical practitioners, researchers and teachers elect the physicians being considered for this distinction. Doctors cannot buy listings and are not paid for being included. Only physicians who earn the consensus support of their peers are recognized.

The Best Doctors database at connects patients around the world to expert medical care. To date, the physicians recognized in the Best Doctors database have reviewed tens of thousands of patient cases and have provided invaluable diagnostic and treatment recommendations.

Last year Dr. Hunter was named president of The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). He has been an AANA member for more than 30 years and has served in various leadership roles. He continues to represent the association at academic conferences around the world.

Dr. Hunter is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating knee and shoulder conditions, performing arthroscopic and open repair of torn ligaments, and managing athletic injuries. Every fall, Dr. Hunter teaches two highly sought-after shoulder and knee clinics for medical professionals in Colorado that focus on honing anatomy skills and exam techniques.

Before joining HRRMC's medical staff in 2009, Dr. Hunter was director of the Division of Sports Medicine for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He also served as the orthopedic surgeon for the University of Arizona's intercollegiate athletics and as team doctor for the Chicago White Sox during their spring training. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with an orthopedic group in Aspen.

“Dr. Hunter is a great asset to our medical team. We are grateful to have a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon recognized year after year as a leading physician in the U.S.,” said hospital CEO Robert Morasko.

To contact Dr. Hunter and HRRMC's Orthopedic Center of Excellence, call (719) 530-2000