Dr. Andrew Thomson, MD

Dr. Andrew Thomson, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Andrew Thomson, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

356 24th Ave N Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Pipefitters
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thomson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Thomson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Thomson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thomson "Dr. Brian Thomson specializes in orthopedic surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Thomson graduated from the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky School of Medicine and then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He then completed a Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at the Barnes and Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2006. Since then he has been treating patients at Vanderbilt Medical Center's Orthopaedic Institute, has been an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been the Director of the Foot and Ankle Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thomson "To provide personalized and cutting edge care for the athlete and patient's foot and ankle to return patients to their healthy, active lifestyle. To provide unsurpassed orthopedic care of the foot and ankle."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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30  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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, Open
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Washington University, St Louis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thomson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thomson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thomson to family and friends
18 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thomson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Best experience seeing Dr. Thomson.
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I am SO thankful for Dr. Thomson!! He repaired my foot after another doctor caused a lot of damage to it. I wish I had gone to him first! He is a superb orthopedic surgeon and I highly recommend him to anyone suffering with foot/ankle problems. He’s the best!!!
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I wished that I would had seen him when I first started having problems.... Dr Thomson is A-class with knowledge and professional ...He treats everyone with he upmost respect and I only wished that I followed my gut the first time...but instead I gave someone else a chance...he has fixed my...more
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I had an ankle replacement on June 1, 2017. I had lived for many years with extreme pain in my ankle. I went to several doctors. All told me there's nothing they could do but give shots. I had gotten to the point of not being able to walk and pain never ending. I had the surgery and I have not had...more
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While giving Dr Thomson 5 stars, I forgot to mention the staff. Sorry guys!! Everyone was awesome. Nice , friendly and informative as well! Great staff.
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