Dr. Richard K. Thomas, MD

Dr. Richard K. Thomas, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 58 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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      • Aetna
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
      • Cigna
      • Cigna-HealthSpring
      • CorVel
      • Coventry Health Care
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (4)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Thomas' Office & Staff
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      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

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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

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        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

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • 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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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Thomas

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients