Dr. Thomas Meade, MD

Dr. Thomas Meade, MD

Orthopedic Knee Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Thomas Meade, MD is an orthopedic knee surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic knee surgery, orthopedic trauma surgery, and more.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
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Drainage
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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7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

23  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders

26  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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meade to family and friends
77 total reviews (35 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (77)

  • 5
    (63)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Meade's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (35)

I Ronald Zugarek Sr.give Dr. Anthony Meade the highest of ratings for both my knees. I have told several people what a excellent job he did on both my knees. They in turn had their knees done and were very happy. My experiences with the Doctor, nurses, Bethlehem hospital and Coordinated health...more
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I always recommend Dr. Meade to anyone who has knee problems. I had same day knee replacement in Feb. of this year. I did not have any pain after the surgery or during the recovery. His new procedure for knee replacement takes the surgery to a new level. His team works very well together and they...more
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My knee replacement by Dr. Meade went very smoothly. I did what he told me before and after and I had no pain at all. Everyone I speak with I tell them about Dr. Meade and would recommend him to anyone. Down the road I will require to have my other knee replaced and I know it will go just as well...more
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Dr. meade far more advanced than other surgeons. more advanced with technology. has excellent plan for pre surgery and post surgery. gets you back on your feet in very short time period. highly recommended.
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Dr.Meade performed total knee replacement surgery on my left knee and then the right knee a year later. On my initial visit Dr. Meade sat down and listened to me as If he had known me for years. . Both surgeries went well and I was home the next day. Dr. Meade is an excellent orthopedic surgeon,an...more
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