Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD

Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD

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Dr. Thomas Lawhorne III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Savannah, GA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Emory University in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

210 E De Renne Ave

Savannah, GA 31405

Contact Information

(912) 644-5300

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lawhorne III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lawhorne III "At Optim Orthopedics, we know you're not yourself when even just one part of you is hurt. Because in orthopedics, everything is connected: bones, joints, ligaments, and cartilage. We're connected too. Our doctors cover every bone in the body and we work together as a team for our patients. We call our approach - Combined Strength, and we use it to get you back to you."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

49  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • New York Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Rush University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lawhorne III's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lawhorne III to family and friends
60 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (24)

Dr. Lawhorne III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Everything went positively. I don't have anything negative to say about my experience. Would definitely recommend.
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This guy has a txt book God Complex. The only reason he doesn’t own his own name bearing hospital is because he would have to face all those who now suffers from his work. This is not the guy you want to trust with your health. I had to have two surgery’s to fix my back after this guy broke my...more
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No bedside manner. Poor clinical evaluation skills. Don't expect a thorough examination, or to be heard. If you see him in the ST office expect for your case to be mishandled +2hour wait. Treated like a number. They were packed and they ended up forcing me to see him instead of a physical...more
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Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear about your experience. Because of privacy regulations, we cannot discuss any specifics about your comments. However, we are committed to providing high quality care, and we take your feedback very seriously. Please call 912-629-6927 to speak with our Operations Director. She is happy to discuss additional details to resolve this matter with you directly.

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A complete lack of compassion, planning and recognition of patient needs. A nacissicist with a fragile ego who does not listen to his patients needs and concerns. Cannot listen to his patients over the need to hear his own voice.
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Worst physician experience I have ever had. He does not listen, he rushes you out in 3-5 minutes, and he doesn't even make eye contact. I had complications with the surgery he performed and he really didn't care and minimized it.
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Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear about your experience. Because of privacy regulations, we cannot discuss any specifics about your comments. However, we are committed to providing you high quality care, and we take your feedback very seriously. Please call 912-644-5300 and ask for Elizabeth Lee one of our patient experience team members. She is happy to discuss additional details to resolve this matter with you directly.

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