Dr. Lacy Thornburg, MD

Dr. Lacy Thornburg, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Lacy Thornburg, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

18 Medical Park Dr

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

(828) 253-7521

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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23  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)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Indiana Hand Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thornburg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thornburg's Reviews

2.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thornburg to family and friends
21 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Thornburg's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Terrible experience with Dr. Thornburg. He spent literally about three minutes with my son and seemed irritated that I had questions. He was uncaring and condescending. I plan to go elsewhere to have my son's stitches taken out, and would not recommend him to anyone.
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Exactly as other reviewers stated. He is very arrogant and uncaring. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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I initially vistied because of hand pain which had me in tears at times I met with him for maybe five minutes he told me it was nothing and let me go didn't tell me anything I could do for my hand or anything s
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Did NOTHING for my tennis elbow. I paid $90 copay and he was in the room for every bit of 10 mins if that. Has no personality whatsoever and would not give me a steroid inj. Told me to have physical therapy. I told him I have been doing exercises at home for 5 mos with no relief and that is why I...more
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Basically told me if I don't need surgery to get out. Pain in shoulders, elbow, hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel symptoms - guy told me "nothing he can do for me but to come back if it gets worse"! They have injection specialist and physical therapy on site and he told me nothing he can do.... He was...more
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