Departments and Services

Life is full of adventure. For many of us, living well equals working hard and playing hard. When you can no longer enjoy walking, biking, or hiking, then a visit to RGH Orthopedic Clinic is the next step to living your life adventure.


At RGH Clinic, our orthopedic staff specialize in the diagnostic, medical, surgical, and rehabilitative treatment of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves for adults and children. They treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries utilizing innovative surgical procedures and non-surgical techniques to ensure the greatest outcome for your ailment.

From sprains and strains to torn ligaments and joint replacements, our medical staff provides you with timely and compassionate personalized care.

Whether you are a competitive athlete or enjoy being active, the RGH Orthopedic Clinic in Portales, NM can help you and your family with your orthopedic needs. With our wide range of skills and services, including injury prevention, treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation, you can count on us to help keep you moving.

Orthopedic Services

  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Shoulder & Elbow Pain
  • Hand & Wrist Pain
  • Foot & Ankle Pain
  • Hip Pain & Joint Care
  • Knee Pain & Joint Care
  • Medical treatment of Spine, Neck & Back


The term “orthopaedics” (or “orthopedics” in contemporary usage) is rooted in the Greek words ortho (straight) and pais (child). Early orthopedic medicine focused on treating children with spine, limb and other bone-related birth abnormalities. Today, the specialty has evolved significantly to encompass treating patients of all ages for a wide variety of injuries and conditions. The orthopedic surgeon has become the primary care physician of the musculoskeletal system.

Orthopedics is a medical specialty practice that concentrates on injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. RGH Orthopedic Clinic is committed to the overall health of this complex system for patients. Our Orthopedic Specialists manage specific problems of the musculoskeletal system, which involves:

  • Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
  • Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery, or other treatment plans
  • Rehabilitation with exercises and physical therapy to restore movement, flexibility, strength, and overall function
  • Prevention with education, information, and treatment to prevent injury and/or slow the progression of diseases

We perform a comprehensive range of orthopedic treatments and surgical procedures for people with hip and knee pain, shoulder injuries, hand and wrist conditions, and foot/ankle problems.

Common orthopedic conditions and treatments include:

  • Total joint replacement (Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hand)
  • Fracture management
  • Sports medicine
  • Cartilage/meniscal transplant
  • Arthroscopic repair
  • Ligament and tendon repairs and reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Reverse total surgery repair
  • Elbow, wrist, and ankle conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cysts


Dr. Ronald Wheeler, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Ronald D. Wheeler is an orthopedist in Portales, New Mexico and is affiliated with Roosevelt General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai of Medicine in New York City and completed orthopedic surgery residency at Stanford University. He has been in practice for more than 25 years. Dr. Wheeler is certified in orthopedic surgery through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds a New Mexico State Medical License. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Orthopedic Clinic
42121 US Hwy 70
PO Box 868
Portales, NM 88130
(575) 356-6652

For more information about RGH Orthopedic Clinic, please send an email to info@myrgh.org. Ask your provider for a referral for an appointment to our highly trained Orthopedic Surgeon.


Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED