Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD

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Age 64
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Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD
Thomas was raised in Titusville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974 and Tulane University School of Medicine in 1978. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1983. Dr. Goodwin is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery. He has practiced orthopedic surgery in the Treasure Valley since 1987, opening his clinic specializing in shoulder care in May 2002. This practice became the first in Idaho to offer exclusive treatment for the shoulder.

8854 W Emerald St Ste 102

Boise, ID 83704

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Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD

Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Thrivent Financial

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Dr. Goodwin's Experience

Dr. Goodwin'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
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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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.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goodwin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Goodwin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goodwin to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Goodwin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Boise, Id |
Dr. Goodwin is as good a physician as I know! Whether it's in his office, or in surgery, you won't find anyone his equal He is kind and empathetic with a gift for really hearing what you are trying to communicate! He also has the best bedside manner I have experienced! He treats everyone with respect! ! It is hard to find someone his equal and as good a surgeon! He truly cares about each patient! I have been a patient since the early 90's and always will refer others to him for shoulders!
in Nampa, ID |
Other doctors were doubtful I would have much use my arm again. I talked to friends, PTs, and anyone who knew someone who messed up their shoulder. Who did they recommend? Dr. Goodwin was first among the names of "You really need to see." My surgery was successful. I have full use of my arm and hand. Visits were friendly--everyone: reception, x-ray, nurses, and, of course, Dr. Goodwin. He and his staff explained everything in easy to understand language and weren't satisfied unless I understood.
in Idaho |
I went to Dr Goodwin for a shoulder replacement, after getting a diagnosis from another surgeon. Dr Goodwin explained the process simply and clearly told me what to expect. I really liked his communication and simple delivery. I had the procedure in September of 2016 and could not be more pleased. He is and his staff are very professional and pleasant to work with. If you need shoulder surgery this is the guy to goto in Southern Idaho.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Goodwin came highly recommended as the #1 shoulder surgeon in the Boise area. As I've had shoulder surgery once before (the other side!), I knew what I needed -- a surgeon that focuses on my injury and my goals, and one who I could trust would get me back to the active lifestyle I enjoy. From my initial office visit to my release back to work, the experience was everything I hoped for, and more. My shoulder is better than before my injury! If you need shoulder surgery, see him. Period.
in Boise, ID |
I have had the misfortune of severely tearing both of my rotator cuffs. Dr. Goodwin came to my rescue each time. I ended up needing partial shoulder replacement in each shoulder. Both surgeries and recoveries went very smoothly. Dr. Goodwin's caring and humor are top notch. The office staff are friendly and understanding of each patient's needs. I would definitely recommend Dr. Goodwin for any shoulder needs.
Coulterville, CA |
Dr Goodwin did a complete shoulder replacement four plus months ago. This has been a very successful operation. The care I received was excellent. I highly recommend Dr. Goodwin.
in Star, Idaho |
Dr Goodwin has repaired my wife's shoulder as well as shoulders for many of my friends. My friends that had their shoulders repaired or replaced by Dr Goodwin related to me as to Dr Goodwin's caring attitude, professionalism, and ability were exemplary. Excellent "bedside" manner and easy talk to. My wife stated that all these comments were true about Dr Goodwin. She also commented on his caring attitude as well as his "bedside" manner. She would recommend him to anyone.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Goodwin has replaced both of my shoulders and both times he was professional, kind and knowledgeable. On top of that he did an excellent job! Thank you, Dr. Goodwin! And I am recommending him to a friend.
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Dr. Goodwin accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PacificSource
  • Thrivent Financial

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Hospitals where Dr. Goodwin has admitting privileges

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706
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Treasure Valley Hospital
8800 W Emerald St
Boise, ID 83704
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