Dr. Thomas Meade, MD

Dr. Thomas Meade, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(52)
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Dr. Thomas Meade, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Read his story

1621 N Cedar Crest Blvd

Allentown, PA 18104

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Knee Replacement
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more than 99% of peers
Gait Abnormality
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Meade's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Meade "Dr. Thomas Meade is a 1975 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He graduated with High Distinction from Penn State, where a diving injury launched him into a career in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meade graduated from the Jefferson Medical College and completed his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University. After his residency, he traveled to Cincinnati to complete a Sports Medicine and Knee Biomechanics Fellowship with Dr. Frank Noyes. He is an experienced clinician in the field of knee replacements, knee ligament reconstruction, has developed surgical techniques and instrumentation, and holds patents on several devices. An author and educator and host of two popular cable television shows on orthopedic and medical issues, Dr. Meade has published articles and a book and produced videos. He speaks extensively on custom-fit knee replacements, kinematics, sports injuries, nutrition, and fitness related topics. Dr. Meade presently holds academic positions at Penn State and DeSales University. The Philadelphia Eagles have retained Dr. Meade's services as a consultant for summer camp at Lehigh University. He is an avid cyclist and a competitive swimmer and triathlete, and has qualified for the Ironman triathlon. He has held top ten individual US Masters Swimming rankings and is a current USMS world record-holder in men's 200-meter freestyle relay. Dr. Meade received the 2002 Founders Award from the prestigious Medical Fitness Association for his lifetime contributions to the field of medical fitness and the Sir John Charnley Award for orthopedic achievement."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Deaconess Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Meade has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Meade's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meade to family and friends
4.0
based on 52 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Meade's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Southfield, MI |
He’ll take your money and run!!!!! A year and a half after tkr and nothing but continuous pain, fluid and swelling. Never get to see the doctor himself only the PA’s even when told I’m going to get Meade himself ....I DONT!!!!!! Appointment always are being canceled or appointments times...more
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in Allentown PA |
My knee replacement is now 1 year old. I was back to work in 2 weeks, 4 days. I was at the gym 3 months after surgery, now riding my bike 25 miles a day. Pain after the first week was minimal, now feels better than old knee before being injured. I was 55 at time of replacement. Highly...more
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in Pittston Pa |
He's the best in his field. I had 2 knees replacements and I'm very active. No problems. His rehab people and followup make the difference. Also with his state of the art pain management And compassionate team makes him and his team your best choice.
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in PA |
Stay away from Meade! After surgery I was worse off. I suffered in awful pain for months. Saw his PAs even though I asked to see Meade every appt. When I finally did, Meade ignored my complaints and notes from his own physical therapy staff. Seven months out - still unable to walk unassisted, he...more
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in Pa |
After an injury to my knee at work I contacted Dr. Meade after hearing from several friends. I am truly glad I did. He and his entire staff have made this unfortunate experience bearable. I will without hesitation recommend Dr. Meade to friends and family.
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Dr. Meade accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Hospitals where Dr. Meade has admitting privileges

Coordinated Health - Allentown
1503 N Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18104
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