Dr. Robert Thompson, MD

Dr. Robert Thompson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Robert Thompson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Murfreesboro, TN. He has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

1800 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 200

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Contact Information

(615) 896-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 93% of peers
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 88% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Kentucky
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • UHZ Sports Medicine Institute/Miami Ankle Foot International Alliance
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thompson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thompson to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (29 with comments)
Dr. Thompson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (29)
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr.Thompson is the coolest guy around! He thoroughly explained everything pertaining to my injury and healing process. I would highly recommend his expertise to anyone seeking medical foot attention.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
It was a blessing to find Dr Thompson! My daughter broke her ankle 3 months before I did and we both had to have surgery. We have the upmost confidence in him and would recommend him always.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
After going to the emergency room with a broken leg I was referred to Dr. Thompson for an emergency room doctors. I cannot thank him enough for taking care of me being patient with me and doing a great surgery. The follow up care has been great taken great care of me
in Murfreesboro, TN |
I appreciate Dr. Thompson. He spent ample time with me, helping me understand the condition of my foot. He was not in a hurry like many other doctors.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr Thompson displayed great knowledge of his field while at the same time being cordial and patient friendly
in Murfreesboro |
Kind and understanding of my concerns
in Murfreesboro |
Very caring and professional! Great staff! Would recommend to friends and family! Very pleased with my care.
in Murfreesboro |
Dr Thompson is knowledgeable, listens intently and does a wonderful job of eliminating pain. This was a great experience.
in Murfreesboro |
I am always a bit bewildered at the front desk and how that is run but can't offer any suggestions either. I am nuts about this Doc.
in Palmer, Tn |
Dr. Thompson took great care of me, after my cheerleading injury to my ankle. Thanks to him I can still do flips.
in murfreesboro,tn |
Amazing doctor! He took his time and talked me through my ankle issues. I was super impressed. I love TOA!
in murfreesboro,tn |
Very helpful and explained my condition and treatment well. I would recommend Dr Thompson to anyone experiencing foot pain, especially if you do not want surgery as an answer to your problem. He gave good options for treatment and my PT helped my condition.
in murfreesboro,tn |
Thorough and professional, has a great beside manner. Explains procedures in a way I can understand
in murfreesboro,tn |
Very thorough, informative and knowledgeable
in Murfreesboro,Tn. |
Absolutely wonderful experience, he has great knowledge and explained everything regarding my problem
La Vergne, TN |
Dr. Thompson is an excellent physician. I had a terrible sprain in my right ankle when I first went to see him. He was very thorough and explained my treatment options carefully. I am fully recovered and have no pain at all. I am so thankful for his expertise and the wonderful staff at TOA!
Gadsden, TN |
Dr. Thompson is very knowledgeable about his speciality and he truly does what's best for the patient. He has great bedside manner, and is always patient in explainations and answering questions. I would absolutely recommend him.
Nashville, TN |
Dr. Thompson is kind and very knowledgeable. Great communication. Highly recommend him.
Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr Thompson was extremely unprofessional. He continued to push on my ankle and foot after I explained it hurt incredible bad. He laughed at me when I told him that I was hurting and said he didn't see any reason to treat me. I would absolutely never recommend him.
in Pikeville, TN |
Dr. Thompson and his staff are exceptional...but professionally and personally!! Would recommend him/them to anyone needing orthopedic/foot care!!
Murfreesboro, TN |
He is a great doctor and takes time to understand the issue and gives sound recommendations. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Nashville, TN |
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr Thompson is an excellent surgeon. He is very easy to talk with and explain the surgery you need. I would highly recommend him to anyone and I would not do that to some of my passed Doctors.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Thompson took the time to explain each reason for the pain in all areas of my foot and Achilles tendon area. We discussed treatments at length with him being able to give me many options to help resolve my pain. His staff was very pleasant, courteous and friendly. Could not have asked for a better experience and a more caring physician. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
in Murfreesboro, TN |
When I was referred to Dr. Thompson, I was facing a ankle fusion prognosis. Dr. Thompson took the time to research my case thoroughly and discovered an alternative to fusion to ease my pain. Oh, and did I mention he was able to remove an unwanted/unneeded bone in my foot? The surgery went perfectly, my recovery was quick and I feel tremendously better than I did before surgery. Definitely a win!
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr Thompson was very kind and attentive. He took time to listen to my concerns, ask questions and assess my injury. I have an autoimmune illness often blamed for my discomfort but after he reviewed X-rays, looked at my ankle and observed me walking, standing and raising up onto my toes he was able to give me an answer for my pain. most of the time I feel like Doctors find that I have this illness and they just dismiss what I'm feeling as part of it. I am hopeful because dr Thompson didn't.
Nashville, TN |
Very pleasant, explains in detail the diagnosis. Staff was very nice.
Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr. Thompson doesn't seem very knowledgeable. I have torn ligaments and damaged scar tissue around my ankle and he sent me back to work. I can barely walk. I would not recommend Dr Thompson.
in Murfreesboro Tn |
He was rude on two different occasions. I will not recommend him to anyone
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Dr. Thompson accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Thompson has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
1700 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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