Dr. Richard Thomas, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Macon, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Thomas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Sunshine Health
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Universal American
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Thomas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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
  • 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
  • Elbow Surgery
  • 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
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Surgery
  • 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)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • 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
  • 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 Surgery
  • 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

Care Philosophy

Your choice for orthopaedic excellence.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center-Jackson Ms
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Virginia-Charlottesville Va
Residency Hospital
2001
Medical College Of Georgia-Augusta Ga
Medical School
2001

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Thomas' Reviews

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4.2

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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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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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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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Best orthopedic doc in Macon!!!
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Excellent Orthopedic specialist. He takes great care of his patients.
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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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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

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