Robert Hunter DM

Dr. Robert Hunter, M.D.

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Dr. Hunter is a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports-medicine provider, seeing patients for chronic and acute musculoskeletal problems. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery, a technique that allows the surgeon to view the inside of a joint using a tiny camera called an arthroscope. The surgeon performs necessary debridements or repairs using specialized instruments inserted into a joint through small incisions in the skin. Dr. Hunter uses this technique with many knee and shoulder surgeries, including meniscectomies and meniscus repairs, ACL repairs, and shoulder rotator cuff repairs. He further specializes in total shoulder joint replacements, shoulder and knee reconstructive surgeries, and wrist and hand surgeries including carpal tunnel release and trigger-finger release, done using an open technique.

Dr. Hunter also sees patients for non-surgical orthopedic issues, including sports-related injuries and chronic and acute injuries acquired through activities of work and play.

Dr. Hunter sees patients at our Rio Grande Hospital Specialty Clinic in Del Norte on Fridays. Please call 719-657-4099 for an appointment.

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Independent Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship with four orthopedic surgeons

Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Mission: With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Vision: We will distinguish ourselves as the trusted healthcare destination.
We will provide compassionate healthcare and advocate wellness through innovative access, preventive medicine,
and collaborative partnerships within our diverse community.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande
Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic & Pharmacy

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

52 Jackson Street
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494