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Dr. Alan Thomas, MD

Dr. Alan Thomas, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

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Dr. Alan Thomas, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Lakewood, WA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Thomas accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Thomas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Thomas performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Thomas performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Thomas' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

I enjoy the challenges of restoring people to health through my practice. The work I did in biochemistry opened up new approaches for treating complex problems and made me a more detailed clinician.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2001
University Of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001
2000
1995

Awards

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Dr Thomas LISTENS to you....the best surgeon/physician I have encountered since my stroke 2 years ago.....he gave me hope....
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Dr. Thomas is one of a kind and I am blessed to have found him.
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Dr. Thomas took the time to carefully review the MRI of my shoulder and provide a second opinion as well as a treatment plan in terms that I understood. His input helped me weigh the pros and cons of surgery and better understand why physical therapy was the ideal choice at this time. Dr. Thomas was very approachable, caring, and I felt that he really took the time to not only understand my concerns but also make sure that all of my concerns and questions were addressed to my satisfaction.
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Great doctor. He takes your pain seriously and is very honest about what can be done. I appreciate him being straightforward and listening to me. I never felt rushed and he seemed genuinely concerned about my well-being. Also, he had a very positive attitude, even when I was grumpy. I would recommend him to anyone and I would bring my mother and my children to see him.
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He is amazing! His bedside manner is always so pleasant! He is also very skilled in what he does. I would send all of my friends and family to him!
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I had great concern that my injury might leave me unable to fully do my job or the extracurricular things I love doing, i.e. Jiu Jitsu, exercise, metal forging, etc. Not only was I blown away at the speed of recovery, but I can't say enough about how happy I am with the final result. As an athlete, I fully recommend Dr Thomas to anybody wanting, not only wanting to be able to return to work, but to have the best chance at regaining the full function to perform high-level athletics/vigorous tasks
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I HAVE EVERY FAITH IN DR. THOMAS, HE IS KIND, COMPASSIONATE, HE REALLY DOES CARE ABOUT EACH PATIENT. HIS EXPERTISE IS BEYOND WHAT I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN ANY OTHER DR. HE HAS PERFORMED HAND SURGERY'S ON ME WITH ONE COMING UP IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I DO HAVE A COMPARISON FOR A GANGLION CYST REMOVAL. THE ONE BY DR THOMAS IS TOTALLY GONE WITH NEARLY INVISIBLE SCAR, THE OTHER IS VERY VISIBLE AND STILL HAS ROOTS OF THE CYST, SO THE TOP OF MY HAND IS LUMPY. HE ALSO HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.
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First, he was not available for a ridiculous length of time. Then he was suppose to schedule carpal tunnel surgery for me a month ago. Never heard back from him or Staff.
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