Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(13)
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Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD
Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Cartwright is affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center and Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital.

17270 Red Oak Dr Ste 200

Houston, TX 77090

Contact Information

(281) 440-6960

Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD

Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
59

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis

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Procedures

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cartwright has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cartwright's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cartwright to family and friends
3.5
based on 13 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Cartwright's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Spring, TX |
Very good "bedside" manner - polite and informative, and doesn't make you feel like he's in a rush to see next patient (which I'm finding increasingly the case with medical professionals)
in Houston |
Had an mei over two weeks ago. Was told to call the office a week later. Dr. Cartright has had results for 10 days now. Talked to his nurse 3 times. She said she spoke to him and my results are on his desk. Called again today and still no word. If he is that bad on giving you your. Results how good of a dr is he? Going to call tomorrow and tell them I will be coming to pick up my MRI results. I will find another dr.
in Spring, TX |
Dr Cartwright performed 3 major back surgeries on me! He is an excellent docto . He listens - truly listens, takes time to explain test results, possible treatment plans and surgical possibilitie . He tells it like it is... He doesn't push for surgical intervention, but if that's what he feels is necessary - he will explain the pros and con's and the benefits vs potential adverse possibilities. He is very caring and compassionate. He did an excellent job with my very messed up back!
Houston, TX |
I have been a patient for over 10 years. Always extremely capable. Great discussion when you ask more questions. He definitely suggests pain medication/physical therapy/exercise before suggesting surgery.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cartwright accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cartwright has admitting privileges

Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital
17080 Red Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77090
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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
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Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77090
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