Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD

Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Thomas Cartwright, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

17270 Red Oak Dr Ste 200

Houston, TX 77090

Contact Information

(281) 440-6960

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cartwright performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Cartwright's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine 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 Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
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18  Procedures

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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cartwright to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

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 (5)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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