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Paul A Thomas, MD


Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

4.7 4.7 538 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Shoulder Surgery
Sports Medicine


MD - University of Tennessee Memphis, 1983
Residency - Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, 1988
Internship - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1985
Residency - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1985


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin
Vanderbilt Bone and Joint
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064

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Patient Comments

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I have never had an opportunity or reason for seeing Dr. Thomas although I had seen other providers in the office. Dr. Thomas was wonderful and caring and I wouldn't hesitate before seeing him again !
Patient | November 6, 2017

Wouldn't see anyone else.
Patient | November 2, 2017

Have been at V B and J several times. I am always treated with respect and caring.
Patient | October 30, 2017

Love Dr. Thomas!
Patient | October 26, 2017

Dr. Thomas was absolutely wonderful from my first visit all the way through post op. I would recommend him to absolutely everyone! not only did he pay attention to the issue I was having, but he seemed to really care about me. that is not something you get from most doctors.
Patient | October 18, 2017

I've had 3 surgeries with Dr. Thomas so far. I will continue to see him. He's a great doctor!
Patient | October 17, 2017

I've had arthroscopic knee surgery and total hip replacement...both at 45 years old. THR, I took pain medicine for six days, a total of ten pain pills! Dr Thomas is excellent! I highly recommend him.
Patient | October 16, 2017

Dr. Thomas is an exceptional man and doctor. Very caring and understanding.
Patient | October 16, 2017

Paul Thomas is awesome and I will wait to see him over anyone else because I know he cares and I can trust his skills completely.
Patient | October 14, 2017

great care provider
Patient | October 10, 2017

vaguely acknowledged my concerns, but did not seem to think they were relevant.
Patient | October 6, 2017

Able to see me as a walk in appt. Foot xrayed. Hairline fracture.
Patient | October 2, 2017

Too fast; too distracted.
Patient | September 26, 2017

Dr. Paul Thomas is a great Dr. and friend.
Patient | September 22, 2017

By far one of the best doctors I have ever been to! He is very good at what he does! I had some anxiety about surgery and he put me completely at ease. Showed me pictures after and made me feel like a partner in my health.
Patient | September 11, 2017

Dr. Thomas is a kind doctor. He explained my problem to me in a great manner.
Patient | September 6, 2017

Delay in scheduling and rescheduling tests.
Patient | September 1, 2017

Dr. Thomas is a very good doctor, he tell you the way it is. He listens to your concerns.
Patient | August 30, 2017

Dr. Thomas is such a personable and knowledgeable provider. We (my entire family) love him and will not use another provider, even those in our own town!
Patient | August 28, 2017

Dr. Thomas is an excellent physician. He knosw how to make you feel secure.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Dr. Thomas has always treated me as a person he deeply cares about!
Patient | August 28, 2017

Dr. Thomas I believed he was fussed at for being behind, I was so glad to get relief for my knees, I didn't mind.
Patient | August 25, 2017

Dr. Thomas is one of the most caring doctors I have had the opportunity to know. He shows compassion when I am in pain and works quickly to resolve my injuries. I recommend him to everyone I meet that needs orthopedic care.
Patient | August 21, 2017

Dr. Paul Thomas is the BEST!!!! He is kind, considerate, and listens well. He is by far the best physician I have ever seen for orthopedic needs. I highly recommend!
Patient | August 14, 2017

recommended this doctor several times.
Patient | July 17, 2017

A great doctor!
Patient | July 5, 2017

Wonderful Doctor.... I have already recommended him to my co-workers and friends.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Dr Thomas is a premier provider and I have already recommended him to friends
Patient | May 23, 2017

Dr. Thomas is very good at explaining what to expect about my problem! "Excellent."
Patient | May 18, 2017

Dr. Thomas is an excellent Dr.! He takes his time and explains your condition in terms that are easy to understand. He is compassionate and kind. That's why the wait time is so long! everyone wants to see him!
Patient | May 10, 2017

Dr. Thomas was great!
Patient | May 9, 2017

I have recommended him to many others who have also seen surgery by him and were very pleased
Patient | April 30, 2017

Dr Thomas is the BEST Dr ever. I won't trust my ortho care or my family to anyone else but him.
Patient | April 29, 2017

Dr. Thomas is an excellent surgeon. He explains things well and takes time with the patient.
Patient | April 24, 2017

Dr. Thomas always treats us with respect and love.
Patient | April 21, 2017

Dr. Thomas is a caring, compassionate doctor. I'm grateful to be his patient when I need an orthopedic doctor.
Patient | April 17, 2017

Other doctors should take a lesson from Dr. Thomas on how to treat & care for people.
Patient | March 23, 2017

Dr. Thomas is the best.
Patient | March 23, 2017

very good provider
Patient | March 20, 2017

Dr. Thomas is the BEST! I recommend him to anyone who has orthopedic needs.
Patient | March 14, 2017

Doctor was rushed as he was running behind but did try and listen to me.
Patient | February 28, 2017

I have a 2 hour drive to reach the clinic; I would not consider going anywhere but here.
Patient | February 20, 2017

He walked in, talked over me, told me next options, asked me to wait 2 weeks for injection to work, if didn't work to call him to get an mri. Had to call in 2 days later due to pain unchanged. He then walked out of room. Did not spend time answering my questions.
Patient | February 13, 2017

Have recommended this provider to several friends who have used him.
Patient | January 31, 2017

I have a pretty bad break to my fibula. My only complaint is that I didn't feel prepared for how the pain and swelling would progress as my body attempts to repair the fracture. I had less pain at day 1-3 than 6-10. I think some better patient education for that would be great for others who have not experienced this. I now understand this to be a common physiological response to the fracture, but I didn't know that then.
Patient | January 30, 2017

I should have been sent for an MRI immediately and I could have avoided a total hip replacement.
Patient | January 27, 2017

I tell everyone about him.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Dr. Thomas is a wonderful doctor. I have 100% confidence but when telling other patients they should go to him, I ALWAYS warn them about the WAIT!
Patient | December 27, 2016

Dr. Thomas is the most kind and caring doctor I have ever seen.
Patient | December 16, 2016

Dr Thomas is an excellent position. I trust him completely. He has grerat care and concern for his patients.
Patient | December 14, 2016

Patient | December 7, 2016

Dr Paul Thomas is A+++.
Patient | November 18, 2016

all in previous comments , I just felt like he was rushing me out , after spending over 6 hours of my day to see him ,he might have spent all of 10 mins with me , yes the shots helped the pain but it has not fixed the problem, did not recv. a follow up appt. was told if I didn't feel better come back
Patient | November 14, 2016

I loved Dr. Thomas. More doctors need to learn from him how to treat people/patients.
Patient | November 12, 2016