Dr. Thomas Fischer, MD

Dr. Thomas Fischer, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Thomas Fischer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, sports medicine, and more.

8501 Harcourt Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46260

Contact Information

(800) 888-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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

Trigger Finger
very high
more than 97% of peers
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fischer "Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center was founded with the vision of delivering the highest quality patient care, providing the most respected postgraduate upper extremity training, and maintaining a work environment that provides satisfaction, pride, and excellence. Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center's mission is to be the premier provider, educator, and innovator in the prevention and treatment of upper extremity disorders."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

78  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wounds
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain


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29  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist 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 Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • 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
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Butler University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Harborview Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • AO International Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Duke University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • St Vincent Hospital And Health Services
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, 1990
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fischer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fischer to family and friends
18 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fischer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Csrpal tunnel each hand. Arthropladty each hand. Left ulnar nerve transposition. Excellent care, communication before and after, and excellent outcomes.
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Dr. Fischer is an excellent teacher, a gentleman, and a competent hand surgeon. He has taken terrific care of me and my relatives. Gracious, kind and caring, I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Fisher has done 5 surgeries on me & I would go to see him if needed again.
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