Dr. Thomas Comfort, MD

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Sports Medicine

Dr. Thomas Comfort, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Stillwater, MN. He is affiliated with United Hospital, winner of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Amery Hospital and Clinic. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Thomas Comfort, MD

Twin Cities Orthopedics

5805 Neal Ave N Stillwater, MN 55082 ()
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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Comfort's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • 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
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Comfort accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Allina Advantage
Anthem
Group Value Network (Select Network)-MN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
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Dr. Comfort's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Comfort

4.2

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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Replaced both knees within the past few months. Results were 100% after each surgery. He and staff are totally professional and caring. If I had more knees and needed work, I'd see him again! I have a medical background and I'm very particular when selecting doctors. I'm about 80 yo so I've seen a few medical doctors and their teams. Don't miss the former knee pain!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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PFCSFL – Apr 04, 2021
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Dr. Comfort & Ashton are very good. I get injection in shoulder & knee and they take care to make it as painless as possible & concerned about how I am doing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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Feb 13, 2021
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Was recommended to Dr. Comfort in 2017 for meniscus tear which resulted in surgery. Went back this year with knee pain and will have replacement surgery soon. Dr. Comfort - along with the whole team - make me feel comfortable, informed, and confident. They are patient with questions and offer explanations this non-medical person can understand. They do not appear judgmental or condescending - which I often find.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 13, 2021
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This past year was a great opportunity to have both knees replaced. The first in May and second in November. The results that I have seen under Dr. Comfort and the team at TCO has been amazing. I have reached 143 degree of flection on both knees and full extension. Yes, total knees are somewhat painful, but with the guidance of Dr. Comfort and team, pain management was simply put...not an issue. Riding bike indoors till spring and am looking forward to having an excellent Mtn biking season and back on the snow skis next winter. Cannot say enough about the Excel program at TCO, top notch! Thanks for giving me my lifestyle back! Dr. Comfort, Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Steven G Lindemer – Jan 15, 2021
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Friendly Staff. Went in for problematic hip. Dr. Comfort took the time to ask the right questions, extremely knowledgeable and experienced, was sympathetic and had very good bedside manners. Would highly recommend Dr. Comfort.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sheryl – Jan 08, 2021
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I was surprised that hand hygiene was not practiced in the sight of the pt. "Foam in, foam out." If you are wearing gloves, they need to be applied after entering the clinic room and then before leaving.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Phyllis Evans – Aug 31, 2020
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I recieved top notch care from Dr. Comfort and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David K – Jul 30, 2020
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I knew the minute I met him I was in good hands.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Kay Tennison – Jul 01, 2020
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Dr. Comfort takes the time to explain your condition and the options to engage you actively in the decision-making.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roger of Woodbury – Jan 15, 2020
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Exceeded my expectations! Prior to hip replacement surgery i was told i would be able to do all the things i could before and with out pain. I did not believe, but i was wrong. Ive been left hip pain free since surgery
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May 09, 2019
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Phenomenal surgeon! He’s quiet and doesn’t say a lot, but he’s a GREAT listener! (He actually described my accident perfectly in his notes which is crucial for Work Comp cases!) He did an awesome job repairing my wrist (destroyed was the word he used to describe it); you can barely see the scar! He later worked very hard to correct another surgeons screw up on my Work Comp case.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie Erdahl in Burkesville , KY – Dec 31, 2018
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I had both knees replaced 2 weeks apart. Dr. Comfort and his staff did a great job explaining what was going to happen. Dr. Comfort did a wonderful job on the surgery for both of my knees. I am 8 weeks out for one and 6 weeks out for the other. I have no pain and the scar from my first surgery is starting to go away. I can now walk with out a limp or pain and enjoy my time outside with my grandkids.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bret Swanson in Lino Lakes, MN – Sep 05, 2017
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Saw Dr. Comfort for a torn labrum and impingement syndrome. Surgery was done and I was sent home with no PT required, full weight bearing and exercise "as tolerated." 4 months later I went back for the SAME symptoms and was told after a new MRI it was a "bone bruise" and to rest. With no change in symptoms, I sought a 2nd opinion where it was noted that there was no bone bruise but a lack of labral tissue and more impingement that was not taken care of the 1st time. Just had #2 operation to fix!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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St Paul, MN – Feb 09, 2017
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Comfort and his staff. They were very responsive and concerned that I had all my questions answered.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie Suess in Brooklyn, NY – Jul 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Comfort, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Stillwater, MN. He is affiliated with United Hospital, winner of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Sports Preventive Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
1995
University Of Minnesota Hosp & Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Of Minnesota Hosp & Clinic
Internship Hospital
1984
Bowdoin College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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Dr. Comfort frequently treats Musculoskeletal Function Test, Meniscus Surgery, and Achilles Tendinitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Comfort treats.

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Locations

Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics Stillwater PT5805 Neal Ave N Stillwater, MN 55082
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Twin Cities Orthopedics Vadnais Heights3545 Highway 61 N Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
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Twin Cities Orthopedics Woodbury4040 Radio Dr Woodbury, MN 55129
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Twin Cities Orthopedics Wyoming5130 Fairview Blvd Ste 100 Wyoming, MN 55092
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Comfort is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Amery Hospital and Clinic

Amery, WI

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

Hudson Hospital and Clinic

Hudson, WI

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

Lakeview Hospital

Stillwater, MN

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

M Health Fairview Lakes Medical Center

Wyoming, MN

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital

Maplewood, MN

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

M Health Fairview Woodwinds Hospital

Woodbury, MN

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Osceola Medical Center

Osceola, WI

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

River Falls Area Hospital

River Falls, WI

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

United Hospital

Saint Paul, MN

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Westfields Hospital & Clinic

New Richmond, WI

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)