Dr. Thomas Dovan, MD

Dr. Thomas Dovan, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Thomas Dovan, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

2004 Hayes St Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information

(615) 324-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dovan "Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive orthopaedic care and services throughout Tennessee and the southeast region. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed orthopaedic care to our patients so that they may pursue and maintain more healthy and active lifestyles."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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29  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dovan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dovan's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dovan to family and friends
47 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Dovan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

Top Notch Dr ! He did surgery on my left thumb and my right thumb because of arthritis and bone spurs. Excellent Dr! Surgery was a breeze and I highly recommend him for any hand surgery. His staff are beyond great. Always on time with appointments. Extremely professional........thank you Dr. Dovan...more
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I've had 2 surgeries done by Dr. Dovan. An elbow and a shoulder. He does excellent work. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Dr Dovan is brilliant and has an excellent bedside manner.
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I would recommend Dr. Dovan to my family and friends in a heart beat. Thanks again sir for all you help I will never forget you.
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I highly recommend Dr. Dovan who did surgery on my wrist. He is an excellent surgeon with a kind demeanor. I felt that he and his staff were very invested in my healing and progress. I especially thank Brady, my OT, for his encouragement and patience.
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