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Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Cartwright

KSF Orthopaedic Center

17270 Red Oak Dr Ste 200 Houston, TX 77090

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Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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(281) 440-6960

Dr. Cartwright accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cartwright's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cartwright treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cartwright treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cartwright treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cartwright treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cartwright treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cartwright treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cartwright's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic 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
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Dr. Cartwright favors a conservative approach in the treatment of back pain. The first thing he prescribes is medication to control the pain, combined with physical therapy to help strengthen the back and abdominal muscles and further stabilize the s...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Queen's Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Texas Back Institute
Fellowship Hospital
New York Medical College-Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers
Residency Hospital
John Peter Smith Hospital
Internship Hospital
University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Medical School
University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Thorough and complete. He doesn't always tell you what you want to hear, but he tells the truth.
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I need a medication that will control my pain after surgery. He prescribed exactly what I told him did not work. He will not prescribe anything more telling me to contact my primary care physician who will not prescribe any pain meds. He is aware of this practice. Since it's after hours, I can't expect to get anything from either one of them.
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Dr Cartwright was demeaning, condescending, and very patronizing. Throughout all my difficulties, I had not encountered such poor treatment from a physician. Until now. I was, and still am, astounded by his arrogant behavior and attitude. Dr Cartwright should not be treating patients. Please reconsider if you are planning to put your health in the hands of Dr Cartwright.
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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)
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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.
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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!
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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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