Dr. Bruce Thoma, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 66

601 Gateway Blvd N
Chesterton, IN 46304
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Dr. Thoma's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN 46342
Porter Regional Hospital
85 E US Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
601 Gateway Blvd N
Chesterton, IN 46304
Lakeshore Bone&Joint Institute
VALPARAISO ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC
2501 Cumberland Dr
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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    Dr. Thoma's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
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    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    Background Check for Dr. Thoma

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Indiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1981

    Residency Hospital

    Ft Wayne Med Educ Program
    Lac Rancho Los Amigos Nat'l Re
    St Mary's Mercy Med Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Thoma & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Thoma's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Porter Regional Hospital

    • St. Mary Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0
    • 7 responses

    5 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thoma to family and friends

    5 out of 5

    7 responses

    Dr. Thoma's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.7 out of 5

    6 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    6 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.7 out of 5

    7 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    5 responses

    Experience with Dr. Thoma

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    5 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    6 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    5 out of 5

    6 responses

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    601 Gateway Blvd N
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 921-1444 (Office)
    (219) 921-5303 (Fax)
    B
    Lakeshore Bone&Joint Institute
    VALPARAISO ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC
    2501 Cumberland Dr
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 921-1444 (Office)
    (219) 926-6926 (Fax)
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