Dr. Thomas Samuelson, MD

Dr. Thomas Samuelson, MD

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56 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Samuelson, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Overland Park, KS and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in sports medicine, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic

10701 Nall Ave Ste 200

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Dr. Samuelson's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Samuelson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Samuelson "I became a part of the Kansas City Bone & Joint team in August of 1994 and am board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Prior to joining the KCBJ team, I completed my residency at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine and my sports medicine fellowship at Louisiana State University. I grew up in Iowa and earned my undergraduate degree at Iowa State University and my medical degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. My primary interest is sports medicine with a special interest in knees and shoulders. Over the years I have been affiliated with the athletic programs for Baker University, University of Missouri Kansas City, Rockhurst University, the Kansas City Comets and The Kansas City Attack soccer teams. Currently, I am the team physician for Rockhurst High School. I like to stay current with up to date advancements in sports medicine and am a member of AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) and AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America). I have always enjoyed fixing things which makes my career in orthopaedics so enjoyable. It is very satisfying to help an injured athlete or employee return to their normal active lifestyle. Giving back is important to me and I have recently participated in Operation Walk USA to assist those in need. I also enjoy participating in volunteer and mission work with my church. Outside of the office and operating room, I enjoy spending time with my family and participating in all types of outdoor recreational activities."
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8  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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38  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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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

  • Iowa State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • David Drez, Jr., MD/LSU School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Samuelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Samuelson's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Samuelson to family and friends
27 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Samuelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Absolutely did not show any concern for me, wouldn't listen as i explained what happened to me, and made a hasty diagnosis that was incorrect, as i learned after getting a second opinion.
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Dr. Samuelson was completely condescending with his poor attempt to answer questions. Contradicting himself from everything from my diagnosis to the treatment! Will be seeking a second opinion from another doctor. Made me feel so badly I left in tears and am seeking the advice from a lawyer!
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I consulted Dr. Samuelson about a torn rotator cuff. I needed a second opinion because another surgeon had proposed to operate all the while indicating that "the surgery might not work." without any further explanation. Dr, Samuelson did a very thorough examination. after which he explained to me...more
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I felt rushed and he seemed unconcerned and referred me to go back to work, 1-2 lb restriction (even though he stated I need surgery in order to repair). So, Im confused. But job had already terminated me due to not being able to accommodate a light duty position. So, I'm without a job, no...more
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I have had two surgeries done by Samuelson, an ortho right knee 9/2010 and a left shoulder total replacement 4/16. Both went extremely well. My recovery time on the shoulder replacement was way ahead of schedule mainly due to the actions of Dr. Samuelson. I would highly recommend him as an...more
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