Dr. Thomas Comfort, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Comfort
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Twin Cities Orthopedics

5803 Neal Ave N Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

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Dr. Thomas Comfort, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Oak Park Heights, MN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AllinaHealth - United Hospital and Amery Hospital and Clinic. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Comfort to book an appointment.


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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Phyllis Evans – Aug 31, 2020
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I recieved top notch care from Dr. Comfort and his team.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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 Oak Park Heights, MN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AllinaHealth - United...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

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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(800) 423-1088

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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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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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
  • 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

Locations

Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics East Metro Business Center5803 Neal Ave N Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
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Affiliated Hospitals

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AllinaHealth - United Hospital

Saint Paul, MN

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Amery Hospital and Clinic

Amery, WI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

Hudson Hospital and Clinic

Hudson, WI

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Lakeview Hospital

Stillwater, MN

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

M Health Fairview Lakes Medical Center

Wyoming, MN

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital

Maplewood, MN

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

M Health Fairview Woodwinds Hospital

Woodbury, MN

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Osceola Medical Center

Osceola, WI

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

River Falls Area Hospital

River Falls, WI

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Westfields Hospital & Clinic

New Richmond, WI

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)
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