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Sports Medicine
Shoulder and Knee Surgery
Knee Replacement

Ronald Alan Summers, MD

Sports Medicine Center

Dr. Ronald Alan Summers is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon. He is an accomplished surgeon with expertise in knee and shoulder arthroscopic procedures. He also performs total knee replacements, as well as partial or unicompartmental knee replacements.

Dr. Summers previously served as the team physician to Enloe, Middle Creek and Green Hope High Schools. He received the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Award for Medical Service to Member Schools in 2009. Dr. Summers also participates in a high school student mentor/job shadow program and the NC State pre-med mentor/job shadow program.

  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Residency: San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program at St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, CA
  • Fellowship: Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Columbus, GA
  • Undergraduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North Carolina High School Athletic Association Award for Medical Service to Member Schools
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Society
  • Wake County Medical Society

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

4/23/2023 Dr Summer an staff are always very nice!

4/21/2023 Dr. Summers and the staff are always great.

4/11/2023 The staff was delightful and professional. The registration specialist, the X-ray specialist and the floor nurse specialist were all kind and friendly and very efficient. Dr Summers diagnosed my pain and treated it effectively. I highly recommend this practice because of my positive and successful medical treatments from Dr. Summers.

4/10/2023 The prep WWOA did in advance of my surgery was a good thing. They gave me crutches and my prescription well in advance of my surgery. 2 less things I have to worry about. They also set-up my post-op appointments prior to the surgery. Doing all this in advance takes any stress or anxiety off me.

4/9/2023 The visit was smooth.

4/8/2023 Response time to My Chart questioms

4/8/2023 This was a follow up visit. Dr Summers explained all the pictures taken during surgery, showing before and after results. I have never experienced such details with previous procedures. I found this very helpful!!

4/4/2023 As always WakeMed was great. A selection of appointments available very quickly and no waiting times once I was there.

4/3/2023 Outstanding Personnel, Kind and positive office staff, Upbeat and professional performance by all team members

4/2/2023 I was not kept waiting the the exam room by myself. The Staff person who took care of me was very well informed and pleasant.

3/28/2023 Very clean New Location.

3/28/2023 Everything. Great service and staff. Thanks

3/21/2023 all was outstanding---was amazed at it being so fantastic

3/19/2023 Nothing outstanding, but everything went smoothly.

3/19/2023 everything was great

3/16/2023 Dr. Sommers replaced my knee. From the beginning my treatment has been excellent from Dr to staff to my wonderful physical therapist Geoff Dr Sommer always takes the time to ask how I am doing and takes time to explain and answer my questions. Tina and Mark in the office are wonderful professional and friendly . I I always recommend Dr Sommer and his office when people ask me about my knee.

3/16/2023 My appointments always start on time.

3/16/2023 I’ve stated this many times on these surveys, and to the employees into the doctor, that their “support staff” is above and beyond excellent. I particularly want there to be some attention given to the girls that work at the front desk for check in and check out. They really are friendly and never act like they’re the least bit exhausted or put out and that anything is taxing on them. If that’s the one thing I could say about Wake Orthopaedics-Kildare is if they have the friendliest, best staff I’ve ever experienced and I tell people that all the time.

3/10/2023 I’ve been to two other orthopedics and none have been as thorough as Dr. Summers. He gave me hope on my knee condition improving.

3/9/2023 I was in great pain, and the exam was to the point and diagnosed. I was given a { }, and at home every day I have been improving. The exam and information was easy to understand in layman’s terms, and staff friendly as well as efficient. Yet it was not rushed and I felt taken care of. I will recommend Dr. Summers and this office should I hear if anyone with a need or searching for care. Thank you to this office! I am appreciative.

3/2/2023 Everyone did their job very well. My concerns were anticipated before I even voiced them. They were busy but efficient. Yet I did not feel rushed and was able to ask questions and be heard. I liked that my X-rays were explained to me as they were shown to me. Very helpful to my understanding

3/2/2023 All was great

2/23/2023 The scheduling and the staff prior to meeting Dr. Summers

2/19/2023 Dr. Summers & his medical nurse genuinely addressed my concerns. He took his time to explain everything to me. I appreciate his kindness & patience. Miss Tina { } sent me a quick reponse to my email.

2/16/2023 Dr summers is excellent

2/11/2023 The nurses and check in people were goo

2/11/2023 Needed to go to surgical center and they set it up for that day to avoid having to come back.

2/9/2023 Everyone was very nice and caring and listened to my problem

2/7/2023 Everyone did a Great Job of making my visit easy and comfortable.

1/30/2023 I greatly appreciated the attentiveness of each member of the staff I encountered during my visit. I really felt cared for by everyone. Thank you.

1/26/2023 The doctor and nurse always make you feel so comfortable

1/26/2023 I appreciate not aving to wait. My appt was on time. No time was wasted. 1/25/2023

1/25/2023 the male nurse with the hearing aid were beyond polite and professional

1/21/2023 The orthopedic tech was understanding and careful with my broken arm. Everything about the care was excellent and carefully done.

1/21/2023 Dr Summers and staff always excellent

1/19/2023 the cared about you

1/19/2023 To see a specialist

1/18/2023 I felt the whole team did a wonderful job of taking care of me. Thank you to all!

1/17/2023 Dr Summers explanations and treatment plan with alternative treatment plans, his honesty and truthfulness about the treatment plans, his patience and his clear, concise explanations

1/16/2023 Everything was very good.

1/14/2023 I felt they had my best interest at hand.

1/8/2023 Doctor and staff were very polite

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