Dr. Thomas Scherer, DO

Dr. Thomas Scherer, DO

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Scherer, DO is a general surgery doctor who practices in Hanford, CA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Scherer is affiliated with Adventist Health Hanford.

1025 N Douty St

Hanford, CA 93230

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
  • 9 More

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Gallbladder Removal
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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scherer "Treat each patient as you would treat a member of your own family. Compassionate care, striving for excellence. Never settling for second best."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cystectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Loyola University Of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Midwestern Univ Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Doctor's Hospital-Columbus, Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Phoenix General Hospital, Az and Midwestern University Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Military Duty Flight Surgeon Us Army 1984-1988
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scherer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scherer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scherer to family and friends
4.7
based on 20 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Scherer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Avenal, CA |
Dr. Scherer saved my life!!!! I went to many doctors and after going to Dr. Scherer I finally got a diagnosis and cure! He has over 30 years of experience and knows his stuff. So my ordeal started with misdiagnosis from one doctor to the next. They were nice and tried to help, but as time went by I needed to stop seeing doctors who only knew one narrow field and go to a doctor who knows all the fields at once. I think that is what is wrong with the medical field. Dr. Scherer has my respect.
Hanford, CA |
Dr. Scherer took very good care of my grandmother during her last visit. The hospital was very busy, but he still found the time to stop in and check in on her every couple of hours and see how she was feeling. My grandmother had nothing but good things to tell us about Dr. Scherer when it was time to take her home.
in Lemoore, CA |
Very caring doctor. I really felt that the care he gave me was superb. I don't like being sick, but getting cured is the best part of it. Dr. Scherer helped me get cured.
in Visalia, CA |
Dr.Scherer is great i would recommend if your ever in the need of DR, He has a great bed side manner and very careing all in all great Dr, and staff
in Hanford, CA |
Dr and staff were great.
in Hanford, CA |
Would be helpful to spend a little more time addressing concerns and not feel rushed. We do not always think of what we need to ask so any additional prompting from the Dr. Would go a long way. Rose was not helpful, treated us in a way that felt condescending and made us feel like we had to figure things out on our own. Trista was super friendly and accommodating and made us feel better by compensating for what we endured with Rose.
We appreciate the candid feedback. We strive to always provide superior care and set the stage for the best possible patient experience. We would like to extend our apologies if at any time an experience with our staff left something to be desired. That is never our intention and going forward we will address this with our staff to improve our patient interactions.
in Hanford, CA |
Very pleased with the attention and care I received.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Employer Group HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • NGS CoreSource
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Scherer has admitting privileges

Adventist Health Hanford
115 Mall Dr
Hanford, CA 93230
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