Dr. Andrew Thomson, MD

Dr. Andrew Thomson, MD

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

Accepting new patients

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.

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356 24th Ave N Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Thomson's Experience

Dr. Thomson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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
based on 15 total reviews (10 with comments)
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 (10)
in Nashville, TN |
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 problems and if anyone in my family need help with foot or ankle problems, I know who I will call first....Dr Thomson with elite
in Hermitage Tn |
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 one bit of pain since. With physical therapy the healing has progressed rapidly. I would highly recommend the ankle replacement surgery!
in bowling green, ky |
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.
in Parsons TN |
Great experience. Explains everything that will be done answers all your questions and tries to put you at ease. The staff is top notch, never leave you hanging when you call, get right back to you if you have to leave a message. I'm in medical work myself and I can't say enough about this doctor and staff. GOOD JOB GUYS!!! Wouldn't have a problem recommending this doctor.
Nashville, TN |
Outstanding Doctor! Very thorough and helpful. Great communications. You leave understanding your issue and what needs to happen to heal. He is extremely caring and compassionate. The Elite facility is AWESOME! We were truly impressed! This organization is on their way to big solutions in healthcare and rehabilitation for injuries. We highly recommend Dr. Thompson.
in Belvidere, TN |
Dr. Thomson performed ankle reconstruction surgery to repair stretched ligaments. He was very sure to get all information about what my goals were (I love to trail run, hike, and cycle). He explained (in terms someone who IS NOT a doctor can understand) the procedure and what to expect with regard to recovery. His demeanor is terrific, very personable, likable fellow. I would (and have) recommend him and his terrific staff to anyone.
in Dickson TN. |
Nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Thomson. Went in with destroyed ankle that no drs in my area were willing to operate. Dr Thomson stepped up to the plate and did a fantastic job. He was worried that damage was so sever I'd have to limp for the rest of my life. Being 25 years old that's not what you want to hear. But three surgeries later and some physical therapy I regained full range of motion in my ankle. And was walking as if the accident never happened. He cares about his patient
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Thomson is an excellent doctor with a wonderful bed side manner. I had an emergency situation arise with my foot due to an infection. Dr. Thomson wasn't even on call that weekend but came in and treated my foot. He scheduled surgery immediately and was there with me before surgery. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Thomson or thank him enough for saving my foot!
in Dover, TN |
With ongoing conditions related to diabetes, Dr. Thomson has provided EXCELLENT consultation and detailed explanations prior to moving forward with lifesaving surgeries. HIs staff is excellent providing timely follow-ups to phone calls or e-mails. Wait time is minimal with most times ahead of schedule. We value Dr Thomson's expertise and dedicated bedside manner. When he moved from one facility to another, we sought him out. We recommend Dr. Thomson to others who need exceptional health care.
in Cadiz, KY |
Excellent service.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Thomson accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Network P
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Gold HMO
  • Pipefitters
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Thomson has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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