Dr. Peter Thomas, MD

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Dr. Peter Thomas, MD
Putting things back together and making them work drives Dr. Peter Thomas and his love for orthopaedics. As a hand surgeon with a fondness for fixing things, the most rewarding part of his job is restoring hand and upper extremity function in his patients. After earning a BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He went on to an orthopaedic surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the hospital's Curtis National Hand Center. His training includes visiting fellow in the Medical Device Fellowship Program at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiologic Health. Dr. Thomas is the 2012 recipient of the inaugural fellow research award at the Curtis National Hand Center. In 2010, he received the Roger H. Michael Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research from Johnson & Johnson. During his residency and fellowship, he participated in two medical missions to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, where he performed hand surgery on local residents. His special orthopaedic interests include elbow and wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and Xiaflex® treatment for Dupuytren's contracture.

6355 Walker Ln Ste 202

Alexandria, VA 22310

Contact Information

(703) 810-5210

Dr. Peter Thomas, MD

Dr. Peter Thomas, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Thomas does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • 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 Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Union Memorial Hospital In Baltimore, MD
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Union Memorial Hospital In Baltimore, MD
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Curtis National Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital In Baltimore, MD
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Thomas has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thomas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thomas to family and friends
4.0
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Thomas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Alexandria, VA |
I should have provided my review months ago, however, my aftermath of breaking my wrist and going through surgery, recuperation and rehabilitation was not easy, but all of the people from the offices that I communicated with were committed to customer service, caring, and communication. They all made the experience better, and all supported Dr Thomas and I found I chose the best possible surgeon. He had a busy schedule and made time to explain and answer all questions. Overall, excellent.
in Arlington, VA |
Dr. Thomas is rude and disrespectful. The first time I saw him he badmouthed the referring doctor saying he should've retired already. The second and last time I saw him was a referral from the ER because he was the on call orthopedic doctor. He was rude and disrespectful to his physican assistant who is very kind.
in Woodbridge, VA |
My experience with Dr. Thomas was very positive. He was patient & kind & thoroughly explained what was wrong with my thumb. He never seemed rushed & answered all my questions.
Alexandria, VA |
Dr. Thomas is an excellent physician and surgeon. He replaced the painful joint on my right ring finger that had deteriorated due to osteoporosis with a silicone joint. Since then, I have regained the use of that finger and no longer have the shooting pains that plagued me previously to Dr. Thomas operating on me. His physical therapist, Katie Canestrano, then helped me regain the flexibility in that finger. My sincere thanks to both of them.
Dr Thomas treated me for a wrist injury. I was referred to him by a general orthopedic doctor. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He explains every detail of what's wrong and what he thinks the treatment should be. He also has a way of making you feel perfectly at ease as you go into surgery. I'm happy not just with the outcome but also with the treatment (both medically and as a person)
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  • Humana
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Hospitals where Dr. Thomas has admitting privileges

Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
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