Dr. Lucas Schnell, DO

Dr. Lucas Schnell, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 40

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Lucas Schnell, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Thornton, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as North Suburban Medical Center and Avista Adventist Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schnell to book an appointment.


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Center for Spine and Orthopedics

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(303) 287-2800
Center for Spine and Orthopedics9005 Grant St Ste 200 Thornton, CO 80229
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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4.9

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I was very pleased with Dr Schnell. He did not hesitate to try the cortisone shots in both knees. He said that if it didn't work that he would reexamine a new approach. I also said something about my shoulder bothering me and he said when I am ready to come back and see him.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Phyllis Marriott – Jul 19, 2020
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I was really pleased that Dr. Schnell listen to my concerns, and was willing to try options like a cortisoneshot and physical therapy to see if my knee problem could be relieved without surgery.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Anne – Jul 15, 2020
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I needed surgery. He was wonderful and told me what to expect. I had physical therapy scheduled immediately after surgery. Now my arm is almost perfect.
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Aleta – Jun 03, 2020
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Arthritic knee - always treats me right and keeping me in check with long term solutions. Also Dr Schnell guided me cure my shoulder rotator cup minor tear with PT and not surgery, success!
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Gilbert Lee – Apr 08, 2020
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I love Dr Schnell! His professionalism, mannerisms, his willingness to dialogue and offer explanations and options is fabulous! He makes you believe he truly has your best interests at heart and that he truly cares about his patients.
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Lori Garcia – Mar 13, 2020
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I brought my wife for a 2nd opinion appt after her rotator cuff repair had failed from a previous surgery at another location. Dr. Schnell had excellent knowledge of her situation and presented what her options were in a professional and very compassionate manner. We were very impressed with his background and experience.
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Rick D. – Jan 17, 2020
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Fantastic job on my ACL reconstruction. Friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled. Wonderful staff
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Maggie S – Jul 11, 2019
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It was very good. The doctor took the time to go over everything with me. Seems like an excellent doctor. So far I would recommend him to anyone. I would give him 5 stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Wanda Finning in Northglenn, CO – Jun 30, 2019
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Everyone here is AMAZING from initial assessment through surgery and recovery. Hands down some of the best care I've had anywhere. Dr. Shnell is wonderful as is his PA Kayla. Everyone checks in on you and makes sure you have all that you need every step of the way. I highly recommend them, ESPECIALLY for shoulder injuries.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Raven Whitaker in Thornton, CO – Jun 15, 2019
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Dr.Schnell is an amazing doctor. Very kind and thorough in my knee examine and further Advice. I would recommend him to anyone!!
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Elisia Holmes in Thornton, CO – Mar 14, 2019
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I felt the doctor was genuinely concerned about his patients well being and what course of treatment would be best. I appreciated that he didn't try to overexert my shoulder during my exam since he understood how much it hurt.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Betty Zimnerman in Henderson, CO – Oct 12, 2018
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I could only say Dr Schnell 's skills replaced a shattered shoulder, with no hope of repair,, with a artificial shoulder that gives this 82 year old a new outlook.on my future Truely a rating of 10 on a scale of 0-10 .
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Donald Radke in Thornton, Colorado – Jan 24, 2018
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Yes I would recommend him. He took the time to see what was wrong with my hand. I didn’t feel rushed and I felt like he really cared.
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Peter. Kral in Keenesburg, CO – Dec 14, 2017
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On paper, Dr Schnell looks awesome -just the guy to treat my torn bicep. Unfortunately, due to the draconian practices of his office staff, I was unable to make an appointment because they would not make an appointment without me providing my Social Security Number. I have had countless doctors over the past 50 years - nobody has ever required a SS Number. If you have insurance, that is good enough. Have these people been reading the news about identity theft? Dissapointed I can't see him!
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Boulder, CO – Oct 31, 2017
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Dr. Schnell is an outstanding Physician. He always takes the time to listen and is friendly, caring and does everything he can to get you better.
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Nancy in Arvada co – Aug 25, 2017
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Great experience with Dr. Schnell. Took the time to ensure I understood everything that was going to take place before and after the operational process. Was very quick to respond to any questions I had.
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Paul Hudson in Commerce City, CO – Jun 17, 2017
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Dr. Schnell and Jane are nothing but exceptional. There aren't enough GREAT things I could say. Thank you for your kindness.
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Donna in Denver, CO – Jun 01, 2017
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Dr. Schnell was very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and kind. His gentle manner put me at ease before, the day of and after my surgery.
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Kim P in Thornton, CO – Jul 11, 2016
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I had a laminectomy 8 weeks before hip replacement. Then, I had acute physical therapy,, home therapy and finished up with outpatient physical therapy. I went on vacation after that and then came back for my eight-week check-up. I can't even tell that I had a hip replacement. I have no pain. My movement has been limited due to back pain but not hip pain. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Schnell. I also highly recommend any physical therapy you can receive following surgery.
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Glenn Drew in Westminster, CO – May 02, 2016
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Dr. Schnell was kind and used words that I could understand. He didn't use a lot of technical terms. He was very good at explaining my diagnosis and treatment.
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Sara Quimby in Dacono, CO – Apr 26, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schnell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schnell treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Schnell treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schnell treats Knee Disorders more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Schnell treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schnell treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Schnell treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Schnell's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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(303) 287-2800

Dr. Schnell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support-GA PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-CO HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Midlands Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Pinnacol Assurance
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in treating each patient different, not just as a health care professional but the way I would like to be treated.

Biography

Dr. Schnell is a board certified Orthopedic surgeon and Shoulder Specialist with emphasis in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Total Shoulder Reconstruction. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2015
St Francis Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2014
St Mary's Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2010
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Internship Hospital
2003
Dakota State University
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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North Suburban Medical Center

Thornton, CO

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Avista Adventist Hospital

Louisville, CO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Good Samaritan Medical Center

Lafayette, CO

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

St. Anthony North Health Campus

Westminster, CO

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
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