Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Goodwin
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Shoulder Clinic Of Idaho

8854 W Emerald St Ste 102 Boise, ID 83704

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Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boise, ID and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Treasure Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Goodwin to book an appointment.

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (26)
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Dr Goodwin is the best shoulder specialist. I have recommendations from at least 10 friends and family that have personally used Dr Goodwin for their shoulder needs. Don’t go to anyone else!
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Dan – Jul 21, 2020
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Great experience. Caring doctor and great follow through. He was compassionate, willing to answer all of our questions, approachable
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Benedicte Kehr – Jan 04, 2020
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Shoulder surgery, rotator cuff repair. Very happy with the surgery and post surgical care. I highly recommend Dr Goodwin and his staff.
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James Parker – Nov 02, 2019
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The wait in the office was short and the staff and Doctor were great to deal with. Would recommend them to anyone needing a rebuild on a shoulder. After 8 months from surgery I have full mobility and the strength is returning. I feel that by the 12 months they indicated it will be like new again.
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Randy Harbosn, Jerome Idaho – Oct 11, 2019
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Dr. Goodwin is the best. He knows shoulders and has been doing them for years. Plus, he is just a regular guy. Excellent staff. Fun to go see him.
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Sep 19, 2019
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Good. He communicates well. I never felt rushed and he always answered any questions I had. My shoulder was severely injured and he did a great job. The hardest part was the 3 months in a sling. Since I got off the sling and referred to physical therapy my recovery has been fast. My therapists all think he is the best for shoulder problems.
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Stan Hafferman – Sep 06, 2019
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Dr goodwin is awesome. His experience and knowledge led to an outstanding result after rotator cuff surgery.
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Aug 27, 2019
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I have had both shoulders operated on for torn rotaters over the last 10 months and am very pleased with the overall quality of the care I received from Tom, I would highly recommend him and the shoulder clinic, and at this time both my shoulders are doing really well, thanks Tom
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Greg S. – Jul 26, 2019
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He is a very caring and genuine person. I wouldn't see anybody else in my opinion. One of the best doctors I have ever had or seen. Best bed side manor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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byron – Jul 15, 2019
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Great doc and just as great staff. Dr Tom, KC and their nurse were a pleasure. Surgery went great as well as recovery. Go here first and you won’t be disappointed. Many if my co-workers have also had a great experience with Shoulder Clinic of Idaho.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 13, 2019
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Dr Goodwin and his staff have given excellent care each time I have visited them. He has done work on both of my shoulders ranging from a torn rotor cuff to a total shoulder replacement. I have recommended them to many of my friends that were having problems. He does the operations at Treasure Valley hospital and the care you get there is exceptional as well. I highly recommend Dr Goodwin and his staff.
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Bill Canine in Gooding, ID – Jun 04, 2019
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10 star service! Gave 5 because that's the most I could select. I have never experienced such professional care. From the first phone call to my release visit I knew that I couldn't have been more fortunate to have been cared for by Goodwin's office. Thank you to all parties involved in bringing me full circle. From reception at clinic to Treasure Valley Hospital and everybody in between, you are the BEST at what you do.
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May 31, 2019
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I am heart broke and angry. I have just raved about Dr Goodwin. I believe and still do I have the greatest out come after two surgeries. He told me I would possibly need one done again in 7 years or there about. Wish he would have told me he wouldn’t help me when I get old. IT IS NOT a cold shoulder. See xrays from er st all’s er visit last week.
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Apr 22, 2019
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Dr Goodwin is extremely knowledgeable and also has a great bedside manner. He also has a great sense of humor which helps put patients at ease. I’ve seen him for my right shoulder a few times and always felt well taken care of. Eventually I’ll probably have to get my other shoulder fixed. He’ll be the only Md on my list.
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Apr 02, 2019
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After injuring my shoulder snowboarding I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get back to the sport that I love. Dr Goodwin’s outstanding surgical skill and follow up have made that possible. I can’t thank him enough!
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Mar 24, 2019
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I came to Dr. Goodwin in late February upon the recommendation of a friend. Before I met with him I experienced a great deal of pain in my left shoulder. He recommended a MRI which indicated I needed surgery. I had surgery 2 weeks ago and have had very little pain. Dr. Goodwin really focused on my care. He’s very in tune with his patients and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I have the deepest respect for him and his practice. He’s the best of the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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cheryl anderson in Boise, Idaho – May 04, 2018
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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!
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Carol Ingalls in Boise, Id – Mar 16, 2017
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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.
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Van Kierstead in Nampa, ID – Feb 08, 2017
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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.
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Daniel Nemnich in Idaho – Jan 25, 2017
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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.
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Gary in Boise, ID – Jan 04, 2017
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Biography

Thomas was raised in Titusville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974 and Tulane University School of Medicine in...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1983
Wilford Hall USAF Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Wilford Hall U S A F Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Goodwin frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Rotator Cuff Surgery, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Goodwin treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Goodwin, MD's office located?

Dr. Goodwin's office is located at 8854 W Emerald St Ste 102, Boise, ID 83704. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Goodwin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Dr. Goodwin treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Goodwin treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
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Dr. Goodwin performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Goodwin performs this procedure more than 67% of his peers

Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goodwin treats Joint Pain more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Goodwin treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Goodwin's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Goodwin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Shoulder Clinic Of Idaho

The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho8854 W Emerald St Ste 102 Boise, ID 83704
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