Dr. Walter Thomas, MD

Dr. Walter Thomas, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o
(19)

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Dr. Walter Thomas, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Westlake Village, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.

Walter A Thomas, MD

696 Hampshire Rd Ste 200

Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thomas "Very early in my career, I had a vision of what I wanted my practice to be like. I wanted the opportunity to treat every patient as if they were a member of my family, to give them 100% of my attention, and to use all my training, experience, and resources to give them the best possible outcome. I take great pride in having made that vision a reality. I have had the opportunity to train with some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country. I have worked with professional athletes and college athletes, helping them, through treatment and training to return to an even higher level of performance. I am detailed oriented; some might even say a perfectionist. I don't take shortcuts. When I examine you because your elbow is hurting, you can be sure I will also be looking at your shoulder, to see if there are underlying problems there that are causing strain on your elbow. I believe that injury prevention is critically important. By noticing conditions before they become a problem, many injuries can be prevented. This is especially true in the younger patient population - I can give them the tools and information to perform at the highest level athletically, without jeopardizing their long term health. By the same token, many of the patients I see in my practice are athletically inclined people in their forties, fifties, sixties, or beyond, who want to stay active in their chosen sport, but have suffered an injury or too much wear and tear. It gives me great satisfaction to return them to the activities they love."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

37  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Tendon Injuries
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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30  Procedures

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

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thomas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thomas' Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thomas to family and friends
19 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Thomas' 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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Very professional and competent office staff! Dr Thomas has excellent bedside manner and is the best at what he does. Performed 2 surgeries (bucket tear meniscus and ACL ). He is a pro!
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