Dr. Thomas Otter, MD

Dr. Thomas Otter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
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Dr. Thomas Otter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Millsboro, DE and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from University Of Mn Med Sch in 1964 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery.

26744 John J Williams Hwy Unit 4

Millsboro, DE 19966

Contact Information

(302) 231-1152

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthLink
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 98% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

49  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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16  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Delaware.

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

  • University Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • Mercy Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mercy Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Dr Joseph Boyes
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Otter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Otter's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Otter to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Otter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (4)

Saw Dr Otter for a hand fracture. Found him to be very patient friendly, efficient & knowledgeable. very pleased w/ my care!
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Just love Dr. Otter !
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Dr. Otter is a bully and unempathetic. It appears as if he enjoys making his patients feel ignorant. He will not accept a patient's perception of their own pain level. He is not helpful. Find another surgeon.
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A true man's man. He operated on both my wife and I. He is a wonderful surgeon as well as a wonderful person. I highly recommend DR. Otter. Carl & Linda Skrezec
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