Dr. Thomas Ferro, MD

Dr. Thomas Ferro, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Ferro, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Arroyo Grande, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

Thomas D. Ferro, M.D. @ The Bone & Joint Center

860 Oak Park Blvd

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Zurich

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Top Care Areas


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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ferro "When you come in to see Dr. Ferro, you'll find his credentials are matched by his caring approach. He'll begin by educating you about your condition and explaining treatment options available. He will work with you to find the best choice for your lifestyle. Should surgery be required, Dr. Ferro is committed to the best treatments and technologies available for successful results."


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  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of California, San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of California, San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ferro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Ferro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ferro to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Ferro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Dr. Ferro , is a Wonderful Doctor. All I can say he is the Best Doctor I've Ever Been too.
Grover Beach, CA |
I had my left knee replaced by Dr. Ferro as an outpatient procedure at Oak Park Surgery Center, and the entire experience was outstanding! I was walking 30 minutes after surgery and headed home 2 hours after surgery, what a complete difference from having my other knee done in a hospital 6 years ago
in Grover Beach, CA |
As others have said, Dr. Ferro is a fine physician but the waiting time at appointments is far too long. The office seems to schedule people to show up an hour before they actually get in--very irritating.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
I saw the PA more than the doctor. He did a total knee replacement without trying physical therapy or a brace first. He never explained anything about the procedure. I wish I would have researched the procedure before doing the surgery. I now have no feeling in part of my knee and leg. I walk with a limp and the surgery threw my back out of alignment. I am in constant pain. Had I known I would still have pain in !Y knee, I would have never done it. Dr ferroo and his assistant just dismissed my
in Pismo Beach, CA |
Dr. Ferro did both my knee and shoulder surgeries. He is a God send with his surgical skills, techniques, and caring & compassionate bed side manner. I feel like a new person!!
in bakersfield,, ca |
I had a total knee replacement done by Dr. Ferro ten days ago. I saw four doctors and they all diagnosed me needing a complete replacement. I heard nothing but good about him so I scheduled him to do the surgery. Ten days later the recovery is great and the surgery went well. However, I work up in horrific pain. A spasm in my back. He not only listened to me and what was going on, but he stood there and massaged the spasm and put hot compresses on it until it stopped. Best doctor ever.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
Dr. Ferro was able to do total hip replacement in the out-patient clinic so that I was able to go home the same evening. He is kind, gentle and has excellent bedside manner. His staff is kind and helpful.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
He is so talented and knowledgeable. He is able to save the ligament with his state of the art knee replacement. Ive seen him for numerous trigger finger repairs. He is so humble when he cares for my fingers. Im so impressed with his care no matter how simple or complicated the procedure might be.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Bad experience. Two different diagnoses between Dr. Ferro and his PA, Greg Stevens. I was diagnosed by the PA to have shoulder impingement syndrome and prescribed physical therapy by the PA to treat the impingement. Upon seeing Dr. Ferro (for the first time in five months of care at the practice) he (Dr. Ferro) told me that he did not know why I believed I had shoulder impingement syndrome and that, in fact I have degenerative arthritis and he believed physical therapy to be witchcraft. BE WARY!
in Santa Maria, CA |
Dr. Ferro repaired a meniscus tear in 1996. It has been a long time since the surgery, but I remember that Dr. Ferro and his staff were very professional, friendly, and caring. They followed up with me after the surgery an were there to answer all my questions. Since the surgery and after Dr. Ferro's instructions to avoid high impact sports for about a year, I have completed one full marathon and over 30 half marathons, all in the last 10 years. Needless to say, the surgery was a success.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ferro accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • CorVel
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
    United Food and Commercial Workers PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Zurich

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Hospitals where Dr. Ferro has admitting privileges

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Adventist Health Bakersfield
2615 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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