Dr. Richard K. Thomas, MD

Dr. Richard K. Thomas, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 59 years old

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
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Dr. Thomas specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Warrenville, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 5 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Glen Ellyn, IL |
After four painful wrist flare ups in the last five months, and many over the last two years, that required me wearing a brace for days to relieve pain, my pcp recommended I see a specialist. I hoped to gain preventative therapies, stretches, exercises and tips for how to handle flare ups. Instead he said I presented Normal since I was not having a flare up, and if I'd like to strengthen my wrists I should hire a trainer. He also stated Human existence is not a pain free existence..
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • 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
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • 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 Illinois.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Memorial Hospital Of South Bend
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Louisville-Christine Kleinert Institute

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Thomas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Thomas' Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Thomas

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients