Dr. Richard Thomas, MD

Dr. Richard Thomas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 45

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Thomas, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Macon, GA. Dr. Thomas has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Coliseum Northside Hospital and Meadows Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thomas to book an appointment.


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OrthoGeorgia

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(478) 745-4206
Macon3708 Northside Dr Macon, GA 31210
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    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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      Dr. Thomas, Chris, and the entire staff are always very personable. Each one seems to go out of their way to make me feel like I am an important part of their day. I trust they advice and cannot imagine anyone else taking care of knees and shoulders.
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      Jerry Hope – Aug 20, 2020
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      Very nice. Truly professional. Could not have gone any better.
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      Julian Dixon – Aug 19, 2020
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      Spent time with me explaining treatment options. Courteous. Thorough. Interested in me and my well being as an individual. Chris Saltz, PA, was outstanding.
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      John Paul Jones Jr – Jul 29, 2020
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      I have known Dr. Thomas for a while and he was great to me like he always is. He gave me the empathetic care I was looking for.
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      Curt Stroud – Jun 13, 2020
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      I have been under Dr.Thomas care since November last year . He and his team did excellent care in my shoulder surgery. The ongoing care and support from him and his crew has helped excel my healing. Thank you Dr Thomas and your crew. Overall Ortho Ga is the place to help ease your pains.
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      • Appointment scheduling
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      Jun 11, 2020
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      careful listener and addressed my needs well. efficient staff with quick service.
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      Chris Sheridan – May 28, 2020
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      Discussed possibility of knee replacement surgery. Dr. Thomas is very caring and extremely competent.
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      May 27, 2020
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      Any experience that I have had with Dr. Thomas or his staff has always been outstanding. All are very professional, knowledgeable and personable. Always a pleasant appointment. I have recommended Dr. Thomas to a few people. He is a great Dr.
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      May 21, 2020
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      Dr. Thomas was very friendly and professional. With the help of his excellent staff he was able to diagnose and treat my ailment quickly and with very little discomfort. Entire office is clearly on top of Covid 19 and great attention paid to both my safety and theirs.
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      May 20, 2020
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      Fast to the point very concern towards my problems
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      Richard LaCourse – Oct 29, 2019
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      excellent! Dr.Richard Thomas and his staff was excellent. On Jan 7 , 2019 I had complete knee replacement.as an out patient. a It was unbelievable. I was in no pain! Within 2 weeks i was using no walking aids ..Within 4 weeks I was told I needed no more therapy. Feb. 13 I saw Dr. Thomas and he was amazed that I had progressed so fast. I am returning back to work next week. He gave me my life back.Thank you Dr. Bishop.
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      Mar 15, 2019
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      When I went to Dr. Thomas, I suffered from what he diagnosed as adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. I had severe joint pain, stiffness and lacked mobility in both arms and shoulders. Dr. Thomas showed concern as to make the right decision for my treatment and care. He did not rush into surgery to treat the problem, which I am very Thankful. Today, I can say I am pain free and my range of motion has improved tremendously. I would highly recommend Dr. Thomas and his staff to anyone.
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      Mar 07, 2019
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      Dr. Thomas was recommended to me by a friend after I sustained an injury in my left shoulder. I endured severed pain and tried otc remedies which didn't work. Dr. Thomas and his staff were attentive to my plight and methodically analyzed the issue. After initial treatment and X-rays were inconclusive, an MRI was performed. That pinpointed the problem. I have healed quicker than expected and my pain is gone while my mobility hasn't been impacted. I wouldn't hesistate to recommend Dr. Thomas!
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      Todd Wilson in Macon, GA – Feb 01, 2019
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      Best orthopedic doc in Macon!!!
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      Excellent Orthopedic specialist. He takes great care of his patients.
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      Macon , GA – Jan 15, 2019
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      Carolyn Meadows in Macon, GA – Jan 11, 2019
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      Dr. Thomas came highly recommended in the Crossfit community and I was very pleased with my experience. He took the time to explain my MRI readings and answered all of my questions. I feel very comfortable with my care plan moving forward.
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      Kathleen, GA – Aug 16, 2017
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      (478) 745-4206

      Dr. Thomas accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Anthem
      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
      BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
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      BlueChoice-GA POS
      BlueChoice-GA PPO
      Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
      Healthy Support-GA PPO
      National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
      National (BlueCard) PPO
      State Health Network - SHBP-GA
      Traditional / Indemnity-GA
      Traditional Health Plan-GA
      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Blue Card PPO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
      Blue Choice HMO
      Blue Choice Option POS
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      CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Georgia
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Shoulder/Upper Arm

      Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

      Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Rotator Cuff Tear
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Thomas treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 93% of their peers

      Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

      Shoulder Disorders
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Thomas treats Shoulder Disorders more than 87% of their peers

      Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

      Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Thomas treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 63% of their peers

      Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

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      Dr. Thomas' conditions and procedures:

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • ACL Surgery
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture Care
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Sprain
      • Knee Surgery
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylosis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Steroid Injection
      • Stress Fracture of Foot
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
      • Torticollis
      • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

      About Me

      OrthoGeorgia is a premier provider of orthopaedic medical services to the middle Georgia area. We realize that comfort and convenience are important to our patients and have invested in extensive diagnostic and therapeutic services. By having Orthopa...Read more

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

      Education

      Sports Medicine at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Jackson
      Fellowship Hospital
      University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville
      Residency Hospital

      Awards

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Coliseum Northside Hospital

      Macon, GA

      74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Meadows Regional Medical Center

      Vidalia, GA

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

      Medical Center, Navicent Health

      Macon, GA

      68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average