Dr. Thomas Axelrad, MD

Dr. Thomas Axelrad, MD

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Thomas Axelrad, MD is an orthopedic trauma surgery specialist in Lake Charles, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans and specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 3

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 98% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Axelrad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Axelrad "Dr. Thomas W. Axelrad is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon on the staff of Memorial Medical Group. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He also received a doctorate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from LSU Health Sciences Center, and went on to complete his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery from the Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Axelrad also taught residents through the Trauma Review Program. He later served as Director of Orthopaedics at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and he most recently completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at theHospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York. As an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Axelrad is experienced in the treatment of pelvic and acetabular injuries, as well as joint reconstruction and replacement. He is also experienced in hip replacement, resurfacing and osteomy, as well as in the treatment of bone infections and non-unions. He has published extensive research on bone healing, and has presented at various medical assemblies around the country."


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9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Axelrad does not have any board certifications listed.

83  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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45  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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 Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Boston Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Louisiana State University Doctorate Degree
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Axelrad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Axelrad to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Axelrad's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

The best doctor ever! My two hip replacement surgeries went very smoothly. I was able to get them done in a timely manner after my initial visit with Dr. Axelrad. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I trusted him and he didn't disappoint! He listened to my questions and fears before...more
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I'm a 53 year old women veteran. A doctor had messed up surgery on my arm. My ulna radius bones were broken n wrist. Dr. Axrlrad is the very best doctor I've ever had to operate on me. He fixed my arm and was kind and caring he and his staff. D.M
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