Dr. Joel Thompson, MD

Dr. Joel Thompson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(50)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joel Thompson, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Arizona in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

3972 N Campbell Ave

Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact Information

(520) 639-9009

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • 3 More

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

1 Sanction
  • Unprofessional Conduct (12/3/2015)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Arizona
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Arizona Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Arizona Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Thompson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Thompson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thompson to family and friends
4.6
based on 50 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (42)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Thompson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Compares his work to God (literally). He did three surgeries on me and all had to be redone. Beware, would never recommend.
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Dr Thompson performed a Reverse Right Shoulder Joint Replacement on 2/28/17 and it was a wonderful experience. Such a caring and highly skilled surgeon. I drove 1 1/2 hours to his office and it was definitely worth it. I would consider him again if additional surgeries requiring his expertise was...more
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in Tucson, AZ
I can’t say enough nice things about Dr. Thompson. Besides his surgical outstanding skills, he is very personable, speaks in terms that are easily understood and is very funny and outgoing. His staff is also top flight. Thank You Doctor.
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Dr. Thompson is a fantastic Dr. He has great bedside manner. He listens to you and answers all your questions and in terms you can understand. He is very compassionate to how you are feeling. There aren't many doctors left like Dr Thompson. I recommend him to anyone who needs a hand, shoulder...more
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in Tucson, AZ
The appointment process easy with the staff mailing the necessary new patient paperwork to me prior to the appointment. Dr. Thompson apologized for the 10-15 minute wait and introduced himself and his assistant. He went over the findings of the MRI and x-rays in detail and discussed treatment...more
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