Dr. Thomas Highland, MD

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Age 69
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Dr. Thomas Highland, MD
Dr. Thomas Highland, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Columbia, MO. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Highland is affiliated with Boone Hospital Center.

1 S Keene St

Columbia, MO 65201

Contact Information

(573) 876-8652

Dr. Thomas Highland, MD

Dr. Thomas Highland, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Highland's Experience

Dr. Highland'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

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection


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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.


  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Wayne St University Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Highland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Highland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Highland to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Highland'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 (11)
in Seymour, MO |
I would and have recommended Dr. Highland to friends, family and people I don't even know !! I can't say enough good things about Dr.Highland and his staff
in Lake Ozark, MO |
I have always had a wonderful experience with Dr Highland. He always answers my questions or will take the time to find the answer.
in Columbia, MO |
I have been a patient of Dr. Highland's for over 20 years. There has never been a time that I went away with the feeling that my discomfort or pain was taken lightly. Every time I have been treated with respect and care by Dr. Highland, Denise and the x-ray technicians. Dr.H. never gives the feeling that he's not listening or is too rushed to spend time with my needs. I want to give a big THANKS to him and all the staff I have dealt with.
in Hartsburg, MO |
I been going to Dr Highland over 30 years, I trust him totally. He done surgery on my back & neck. I see him every 4 months. He's kind and patient and he answers all my questions. He has done the steriod shots, very skilled at that, and his does his best to make it as painless as possible. When new pain or change in xrays we go over everything to fix or find out the problems. I like he lets me decide my treatments I think best for me. He's amazing and I highly recommend. Jacqueline Brown
in Columbia, MO |
I've been seeing Dr. Highland for several years. He's very good explaining issues and showing me an MRI or x-ray to help me better understand the situation. He refers me to other doctors when it's needed. I highly respect and trust him.
in Meta Mo |
Dr Highland is the most caring and patient Dr I have ever seen. He explained things from A-Z, He was very concerned and helpful in the surgery he did on me. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank You Dr Highland for helping me. Dale Helton
in Warsaw, MO |
Dr. Thomas Highland was recommended to me in 2007. My first neck surgery was in 2008 with my diagnosis, I have had several neck and back surgeries. He has given me professional and personal care. I am extremely pleased with the care that he and his outstanding staff have provided.
in Missouri |
Been seeing Dr Highland for many years (over 20) for multitudes of back issues. He is very professional,knows his stuff! Was called back yesterday very soon after registering. There was quite a line for registering, which is not the norm.
in Holt's Summit, MO |
Dr Highland answers all of my questions. I've been seeing him for 25 years with back and neck issues. He has always provided solutions whether it be physical therapy or injections for inflammation. I value his opinion and would opt for surgery if needed. He has never pressed for me to have surgery. I trust him 100%.
in Blue Springs, MO |
I was pleased with Dr Highland, but the final results are still pending. After several weeks of PT, I am not very happy with the outcome. My sciatic pain is good some time, but mostly bad; especially in the morning. I do pretty well when we walk, but sitting & standing, not so good! Sleeping is also very painful as I can't seem to find a comfortable position.
in Sikeston, MO |
I am a repeat customer, so I'm obviously very pleased! Dr. Highland and his team are knowledgeable, thorough, and make the entire process centered around his patients. I live in the Bootheel of Missouri, but wouldn't consider any other Orthopaedist for my complicated issues. Prior to retiring, I was a nurse, so therefore, I can offer my personal as well as professional opinion. One cannot find another physician any better than Dr. Tom!
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Dr. Highland accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Highland has admitting privileges

Boone Hospital Center
1600 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
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