Dr. Thomas Fishler, MD

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Dr. Thomas Fishler, MD
Dr. Thomas Fishler was born and raised in Riverside, California, where he grew to love the desert from a very young age. After a back injury prevented him from continuing to play football, he devoted his athletic energy to weight training. From this he developed a fascination with musculoskeletal anatomy, which was the foundation of his interest in orthopedic surgery. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of California-Riverside, he moved onto medical training at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where his interest in orthopedics deepened. While a medical student, he was accepted into the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program, in which he devoted 2 years to productive laboratory research involving a genetically altered mouse model of cancer. In his time as an HHMI-NIH Research Scholar, he was also selected to attend the International Achievement Summit, a gathering that brings together highly accomplished individuals in the arts, sciences, politics, and business with highly promising participants in the most renowned graduate fellowships, including Kennedy and Rhodes scholars. After an orthopedics-focused final year of medical school, he elected to pursue residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. At Yale, which boasted a busy Level 1 trauma center, he immediately fell in love with orthopedic trauma, the complexity of the injuries, and the equally thoughtful approaches to treat them. He found an enduring mentorship under Dr. Michael Baumgaertner, President of AO North America, who taught him the rigor and attention to detail needed to manage the severely injured patient. He also found a role model in Dr. Kristaps Keggi, a pioneer of anterior total hip arthroplasty with decades of experience in that procedure. His early interest in musculoskeletal anatomy blossomed as he secured prizes, including the top prize as a chief resident, in the resident anatomy exam in three of the five years of residency. Ultimately Dr. Fishler chose to pursue fellowship training in orthopedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. The birthplace of the orthopedic trauma subspecialty and the only Level 1 trauma center for 5 states in the Northwest, Harborview provided Dr. Fishler with an unparalleled experience in treating the most high energy and challenging injuries to the musculoskeletal system, all under the tutelage of some of the most meticulous and exacting surgeons in the world. Dr. Fishler augmented his experience there with additional time devoted exclusively to pelvic and acetabular fractures with Dr. Chip Routt of Houston, Texas. Dr. Fishler's clinical interests in trauma include the polytraumatized patient, pelvic/acetabular fractures, complex foot injuries, periarticular fractures, and soft tissue injuries. On an elective basis, his interests include complications arising from trauma and its treatment, including nonunion, malunion, and arthritis, as well as anterior total hip arthoplasty. In his spare time Dr. Fishler enjoys fitness, music, style, fine cuisine and wine, and spending time with his beautiful daughter.

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    based on 123 total reviews (11 with comments)
    Dr. Fishler Says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your review!

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office at (480) 874-2040.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Thomas C. Fishler, M.D.

    Dr. Fishler's Performance
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      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
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    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (11)
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    Dr. Fishler is wonderful and friendly.
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    Nice, concise and concerned for my best interests.
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    Great experience. Love Dr. Fishler.
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    Dr. Fishler and his staff have done a very good job providing follow-up care. Thank you.
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    Dr. Fishler and his team are very upbeat!
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    Dr. Fishler and his staff have been very helpful.
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    Dr. Fishler was pleasant, answered questions, suggested further appropriate treatment.
    in Scottsdale, AZ |
    Dr. Thomas Fishler and his staff were very pleasant.
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    I could not be more please with Dr. Fishler. Everything happened as he explained.
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    Very prompt and friendly service. The doctor and his staff explain everything. Diagnosis and follow up were great.
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    The care and attention given to me has been excellent. Thank you!
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    Dr. Fishler says...

    Dr. Thomas Fishler was born and raised in Riverside, California, where he grew to love the desert from a very young age. After a back injury prevented him from continuing to play football, he devoted his athletic energy to weight training. From this he developed a fascination with musculoskeletal anatomy, which was the foundation of his interest in orthopedic surgery.

    After graduating summa cum laude from the University of California-Riverside, he moved onto medical training at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where his interest in orthopedics deepened. While a medical student, he was accepted into the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program, in which he devoted 2 years to productive laboratory research involving a genetically altered mouse model of cancer. In his time as an HHMI-NIH Research Scholar, he was also selected to attend the International Achievement Summit, a gathering that brings together highly accomplished individuals in the arts, sciences, politics, and business with highly promising participants in the most renowned graduate fellowships, including Kennedy and Rhodes scholars.

     

    After an orthopedics-focused final year of medical school, he elected to pursue residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. At Yale, which boasted a busy Level 1 trauma center, he immediately fell in love with orthopedic trauma, the complexity of the injuries, and the equally thoughtful approaches to treat them. He found an enduring mentorship under Dr. Michael Baumgaertner, President of AO North America, who taught him the rigor and attention to detail needed to manage the severely injured patient. He also found a role model in Dr. Kristaps Keggi, a pioneer of anterior total hip arthroplasty with decades of experience in that procedure. His early interest in musculoskeletal anatomy blossomed as he secured prizes, including the top prize as a chief resident, in the resident anatomy exam in three of the five years of residency.

     

    Ultimately Dr. Fishler chose to pursue fellowship training in orthopedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. The birthplace of the orthopedic trauma subspecialty and the only Level 1 trauma center for 5 states in the Northwest, Harborview provided Dr. Fishler with an unparalleled experience in treating the most high energy and challenging injuries to the musculoskeletal system, all under the tutelage of some of the most meticulous and exacting surgeons in the world. Dr. Fishler augmented his experience there with additional time devoted exclusively to pelvic and acetabular fractures with Dr. Chip Routt of Houston, Texas.

     

    Dr. Fishler's clinical interests in trauma include the polytraumatized patient, pelvic/acetabular fractures, complex foot injuries, periarticular fractures, and soft tissue injuries. On an elective basis, his interests include complications arising from trauma and its treatment, including nonunion, malunion, and arthritis, as well as anterior total hip arthoplasty.

     

    In his spare time Dr. Fishler enjoys fitness, music, style, fine cuisine and wine, and spending time with his beautiful daughter.

    Dr. Fishler's Care Philosophy

     Established world class center for excellence.

    Dr. Fishler says...

    Hello,

    Thank you for your review!

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office at (480) 874-2040.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Thomas C. Fishler, M.D.

    Dr. Fishler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Injury
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hip Dislocation
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Injury
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Sternum Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California At Los Angeles

      Graduated in 2005

    • Internship Hospital
      Harborview Medical Center

      Completed in 2014

    • Residency Hospital
      Harborview Medical Center

      Completed in 2014

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Harborview Medical Center

      Completed in 2014

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California-Riverside, Ca

      Graduated in 2003

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • American Sign Language

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
    • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
    • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Orthopedic Fracture Care
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Amputation
    • Arm Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • 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
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
    • Percutaneous Procedures
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment