Dr. Thomas Mixa, MD

Dr. Thomas Mixa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Mixa, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in St Petersburg, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

Mixa Orthopedics

5959 Central Ave Ste 101

St Petersburg, FL 33710
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida

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Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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 Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Mixa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mixa to family and friends
based on 79 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Mixa's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
St. Petersburg |
Do not go to this person, cannot disrespect the profession to call him a doctor. He never even got near me to see that my foot was broken and I will bear the consequences all my life. I am not a bum, I am an art history professor, and I am appalled this person is allowed to practice.
Los Angeles, CA |
amazing. I had knee problems for several years, now I feel young again!
St Petersburg, FL |
Update on my foot the Mixa didn't take the time to look at. The lump is growing and several of my toes are going numb, sometimes the pain is so bad it wakes me up at night. What happened? I don;t know, I guess he just didn't give a hoot, he was distracted. I waited an hour and he didn't even look at my foot so I figured it was okay. My arm was broken as well, he said don't raise your arm over your head. No sling, nothing. DON"T GO TO THIS CHARLATAN.
Odessa, FL |
Failed surgery, long wait times, terrible office ambiance, rude receptionists (they sit behind the counter and have zero interaction except to be bothered when you ask them a question) Dr. Mixa had no idea who I was when I returned for a consult after a failed procedure, talked to my son more than he spoke to me when he wasn't taking to his dictating recorder like we weren't even in the room with him. Di I mention LONG wait times? Plan to spend 2 hours or more.
in Bradenton, FL |
I first visited Dr. Mixa in 2005 after seeing several other doctors for pain in my left knee.. He did a terrific job explaining my status and my options. I decided to have a full knee replacement and it went perfect. No more knee pain! Dr. Mixa, his PA, Martha and entire team were wonderful....very responsive and caring. In 2011, I fell and tore my right biceps tendon and in 2015, I had my right knee replaced. Dr. Mixa performed both surgeries and I could not be happier. Dr. Mixa is great!
Phoenix, AZ |
I am giving him 0 stars only for the fact he ruined my hand i have no feeling in my hand what so ever. I go back to him to try and fix it and he refused service to me and told me i have to go see someone else. The receptionists are very very rude they don't care how long you have been waiting or what questions you have they will still speak to you with attitude. When you schedule an appointment make sure you whole day is clear as you will be there waiting to be seen for hours and hours..
in St Petersburg, FL |
I saw Dr. Mixa for ongoing carpal tunnel pain/numbness. He offered me various treatments before surgery (i.e. cortisone shots) but was up-front with me when I asked if any of them were long-term solutions besides surgery. Dr. Mixa's bedside manner can be abrupt and a little condescending--normal for a surgeon. He does not remember personal details (other than medical) from one meeting to the next, but he is a great surgeon who knows his trade. Wait times can be overly long; bring a book!
St Pete, Fl |
I have seen Dr Mixa for a tibial fx and for a left knee replacement in 2000.Then I had a very favorable opinion of him. I saw him today for my right knee due to increasing pain and decreased mobility. I am an experienced RN? Today I found Mixa to be in a hurry with rote explanations of what I already knew was going on with my knee and what the next course of action. He was condescending, placating & spoke more to my male partner than to me. I will not go back again & don't recommend him!
in Tampa fl |
I recomend dr. Mixa because he has so much experience in their work very very good work he made me an Intramedullary surgery and everything has been perfect I highly recommend this doctor to anyone who has any such problem.
in Tampa, FL |
Has a knee revision by Dr. Mixa 15 months ago - it is loose and must be completely re-done. He had no recollection of me or the surgery when I returned for a consult. So unimpressed with his lack of bedside manner and more importantly, his lack of surgical skill.
in Tampa, Florida |
I like Dr Mixa but I don't like his office. It is overcrowded with long long wait times and lots of screaming children. His up front staff are removed from the chaos and it seems they often forget you are there. The ambiance is uncomfortable. I have had some complications with my knee surgery that were exacerbated by having to wait forever in the waiting room to see the doctor. I find a two hour wait to be extremely stressful.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Do NOT entrust your medical care to Dr. Mixa under ANY circumstances! He is completely unprofessional and shows EXTREMELY poor judgement. In addition, his staff is rude and uncaring and treat patients with utter contempt and show absolutely NO compassion and a complete disregard for compassion or even common courtesy! I have NEVER received such treatment in my entire life by a medical professional. His wife, Miss Martha is particularly condescending and should not work with the public.
in St Petersburg, FL |
I do not recommend this Doctor. He misdiagnosed my condition as a bacteria infection and lanced two spots in my arm leaving the massave growth in. He said my body would eventually absorb it. After three office visits and telling me if they don't go away come back in three weeks. When more lumps started to appear I seeked out another surgeon. Turns out I had a microorganism in my body being incapsulated by scar tissue as my body was fighting it off. He's a mess.
DO NOT VISIT THIS DOCTOR!! Misdiagnosis, lies, steals your money, was a full waste of time, find another Doctor asap!
in St Petersburg, FL |
He diagnosed my problem without doing the mri. As a result he told me i had bursitis based on an xray . He prescribed medication for bursitis and said that i would feel better in a couple of days. I did not fell better, Every day the pain grew worse. I ended up in the er on a different matter and it was found out that i had a bulged disc. Quite a big difference in diagnosis. The bulged disc will take alot of rehab and ongoing attention. Attention that dr mixa didn't seem to possess.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Worst doctor I've ever had. No PT needed I was told. Multiple problems after my bilateral knee surgery, that he would not address. He spent my precious 5 minute visits diminishing my problems or telling me they didn't exist. He made assumptions without asking questions and then blame me for problems he did. Never once gave me a physical exam to see if my complaints were valid. Went in many times hoping he'd finally listen, but didn't. Had new Dr. fix problems and others missed with more surgery.
in Seminole, FL |
I had an appointment at 2:45. When I arrived there, the two adjacent waiting rooms were more like a zoo then a waiting room. I waited for an hour and when woman announced that she had been there for an hour and a half (her appointment was for 2:00 - 45 mins prior to mine), I decided to leave. When asked if I would like to reschedule, needless to say, I said NO! If the staff would have shown a modicum of courtesy by mentioning that there would be a delay, I could have dealt with that.
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Dr. Mixa accepts 39 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Mixa has admitting privileges

Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707
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St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute
6000 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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