Dr. Thomas Friermood, MD

Dr. Thomas Friermood, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Friermood, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Golden, CO and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250

Golden, CO 80401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
more than 87% of peers
Knee Disorders
high
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Friermood "To practice high quality orthopedic care for my patients. The philosophy is the patient drives the practice. The employees are team members who are mutually accountable and pursue our goal of high quality care in a team approach."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Pain

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • University Of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Training, Shriners Hospital
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 0
  • Honor Medical Society, 0
Media & Publications
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation on an Acetabular Fracture During Pregnancy, 1992
  • Hip and Thigh Injuries in Field and Track, 1984
  • Save the Trees, 1994
  • Running Injuries,
  • The Suicide Wrist: Epidemiologic Study of the Injury, 1979
  • Closed Femoral Shortening, 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friermood's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friermood to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Friermood'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 (4)

I saw Dr. Friermood to advise me on a pain issue with my lower back. I have a history of injuries and operations to my back right hip and both feet. I had a knee replacement scheduled and wanted to know whether the knee replacement should resolve my lower back pain. After taking new x rays of my...more
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Great dr. Was pretty scared going in but felt at ease after meeting with him
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I'm on vacation in Colorado and I broke my foot. Urgent care took X-rays and provided a boot but I needed to see an orthopedic doc. Called Panorama and they got me in to see Dr. Friermood the next day. Dr. Friermood was very thorough, explained everything very well and made sure all my questions...more
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Very thorough explaining my condition. Very knowledgable. Dr. Friermood does not do surgery. He is president of Panorama and responsible for building Ortho Colorado Hospital. He has moved Panorama from 5 doctors to 36 doctors. He is a brilliant business doctor and made Panorama a leading practice...more
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