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When I first came to Dr. Peterson, I was in severe chronic pain in the right side of my body for over a year. I went from running half marathons,going on full day hikes, to not being able to walk or even pull my leg forward by the middle of the day. I could no longer work due to the disabling pain, and all the mental stress that goes along with having to navigate the medical world. I had 6 MRI's, seen over a dozen specialist and surgeons. Prescribed buckets of pain pills with no diagnosis and no relief in site. After only spending 15 minute with Dr. Peterson, he told me I had a ligament injury in my right hip. He was right! After only one injection of prolo therapy and one injection of PRP, I was on the road to recovery and even taking walks less than 3 weeks later. Over a course of 3 treatments I am almost 100%. Dr. Peterson is a blessing. He is confident and has genuine concern. I consider him a Friend and someone I can wholeheartedly trust. Paula, his office specialist gets an A as well. These people are Family now. I am grateful beyond words for the gift Dr. Peterson has given me. He saved my life. I have hope again when I almost ran out of it. Thank you. On to the next adventure!
I saw other doctors, spent time on crutches because of the pain, had x-rays...no relief. Two short painless sessions with Dr. Peterson and I was pain-free!!!
Not knowledgeable about prolotherapy, diagnosis or prognosis. Not recommended at all.
He really takes the time to listen to his patients. He doesn't have that mentality of "in and out" like other physicians. He's patient and puts forth the effort to understand your injury and get to know you. His personable attitude makes you feel comfortable and I look forward to our rehab sessions. He deserves 10 stars really!
Dr. Peterson is your standard nice guy and excellent with sports injuries. I've come to him with a couple different injuries from playing different sports. I'm a bit clumsy I guess you could say. He was great and helped me with rehab. I was back to normal within a month or two for both minor injuries. Excellent doc!
When I hurt my knee last summer, I knew I was in trouble. Since I play college ball I knew I had to get back in shape fast. So my coach recommended I see a specialist and my mom was able to find Dr. Peterson. He was nice, professional, and extremely helpful. He showed me some different stretches and strengthening exercises that really helped me out. My knee was able to heal correctly and I got the green light to start playing again. Thanks a lot Dr. Peterson!
I had a kink in my ankle after injuring it while playing basketball and then re-injuring it again after going hiking. I came to Dr. Peterson after another doctor referred me. Dr. Peterson has helped my ankle return to normal and I'm able to play sports again and continue with vigorous outdoor activities. He's personable and kept in touch with me all the time to make sure I was doing what's necessary to heal properly.
After a soccer injury, I came to Dr. Peterson to get me back in shape and back in the game. He's a wonderful doctor! He's friendly and professional. He shows that he genuinely cares about his patients and is eager to help you get in better shape than before an injury.
I had suffered from osteoarthritis in my hand/wrist for many years with no relief of pain until I saw Dr. Peterson. His prolotherapy treatment brought me immediate, and long term, freedom from the pain I had experienced for years. I would highly recommend Dr. Peterson to anyone dealing with joint pain of any kind.
My PCP referred me to the big orthopedic clinic here in Eugene. He recommended surgery for my elbow problem. A friend recommended Dr Peterson. H treated my elbow with PRP and within a few weeks, the pain is gone.
Myself, Mom, and my daughter have been helped greatly, and treated numerous times by him over the years...each time he correctly diagnosed the problem, and helped us avoid surgery. In addition, took great concern for our wellbeing, healing, and referred us to other specialists when needed. And each time it turned out his diagnosis was correct. He didn't hesitate to do what it took to get the best care and healing possible. I have a rare chronic nerve disease, and was in a hit&run auto accident. His office lady is also a real professional, and dealt with the auto insurance company when they were harrasing me about my recovery. Dr. Peterson was the first specialist I'd seen in 2 years of agonizing pain that took action, and included other specialists. He was caring, and listened. He helped me to avoid surgery, and releived my chronic condition to where I have had some of my life back. He also did acupuncture, sent me to the best NUCCA Practitioner Chiropractor, Pain Specialists, Physical Therapy, Massage, MRI & X-rays tests, and Pain Management Psychologist. Each Dr. he sent me to was the best in their field, and gave the best care possible. I know, I have been to more than one of each of these types of dr before, for my disease. Mom had the prolotherapy after an auto accident years ago, and never had a recurrance of symptoms. My daughter was treated for a back injury when only 6 yrs. old, and I was amazed at the quality of the care he provided then, and again later when she was in college with an ankle injury. He truly helped to extend my life, and has been a great help to other members of my family.
I go in, I'm seen in minutes, listened to, treated, educated and I leave feeling better and knowing more. I avoided surgery, and experienced healed injuries that went for years unhealed before I came here. Saved me money and healing time. I used to take way too much pain medication, but no more. I get relief from chronic issues too.
Dr Thomas Peterson is a very good diagnostician and he specializes in non-surgical treatments.
Dr. Peterson was there for me when other failed. Other docs insisted on surgery, but he truly fixes my hip problem so that I can run and bike again--and I am 58 years old! He was kind, caring and listened to what I said.
For 10 years I have been going to the chiropractor for temporary relief of back pain. Dr Peterson diagnosed it as a ligament problem and treated it with prolotherapy. The pain is gone and I don't need the chiropractor anymore.
We are so lucky here in Eugene that we have an orthopedic doctor who specializes in non-surgical treatments.
I had been dealing with a weak ankle for 5 years. I had a bad ankle sprain that never healed right.Physical therapy and a brace were only slightly helpful. An orthopedic surgeon recommended surgery. A friend suggested Dr Thomas Peterson. He showed me the ligament damage on ultrasound. Now, after prolotherapy, I can dance and play tennis without a brace. The pain and instability in my ankle has resolved.
Dr Peterson correctly identified and treated my injury. I had been in chronic pain having difficulty carrying out basic daily tasks for almost two years PRIOR to seeing Dr. Peterson. The physician and physical therapists I saw missed essential, key elements of my injury. My sessions with Dr. Peterson were always very mindful, thoughtful and caring. He knew what areas and in what order treatments were needed to progress my complex soft tissue injury into a state of balance and healing. My treatments consisted of prolotherapy, protein rich plasma injections, accupuncture and soft tissue releases; with each treatment delivered at the right time and in the right places. I have my life back! Thank you Dr. Peterson. To not have pain anymore and be able to function in my daily life is due to his skill, talent, knowledge, and his genuine caring!
I saw a surgeon who said I had rotator cuff damage. He said surgery would have only a 50% chance of success. I then consulte Dr Thomas Peterson. He showed me the damage on ultrasound in his office. He treated it with PRP and now after some therapy, I can paddle my kayak again.
I wouldn't go to anyone else in Eugene for an orthopedic problem. Thomas Peterson is the best.
I have now for 25 years counted on Dr Thomas Peterson to take care of my orthopedic problems. I don't know what I would do if he wasn't available. I hope he never retires.
I have seen Dr Peterson for several different problems. He is excellent
Before I consulted Dr Peterson I could not climb one flight of stairs without pain. Now I can hike 5 miles in the hills.
I would not recommend going to this doctor.
This comment was not made by a patient of Dr Peterson's. It was written by someone from Chicago trying to slander and harass the doctor for what his son did 4 years ago.
I am stunned that this person is allowed to practice and act as a physician. I could not have had a more miserable experience. The enviroment is unprofessional and the doctor is an arrogant man.
Again, this is not a patient of Dr Peterson's. If Vitals.com would limit these ratings and allow them to be done only by people from Oregon, you would not be subject to this trash.
The negative comments and ratings that have been put here were not done by patients of Dr. Peterson. They were done by people from Chicago who are trying to punish Dr Peterson for what his son did 4 years ago.Shame on you, vitals.com for allowing this to become a forum for slander and abuse
Dr. Peterson and his staff were cuourteous and helpful. I really felt like I was listened to and treated well. I've been in pain for years and after a few treatments I'm doing so much better! Being in pain was making me miserable and cranky. I feel happy and light again. From scheduling to follow up, I've been treated with caring and respect. Thanks, Dr. Tom!
This was the worst experience that I have ever had. This is one of the strangest people that I have ever met and he just creeped me out.
Again this was not written by a patient of Dr. Peterson's.
Dr. Peterson is a very good and caring doctor. I have seen him 2 times and found him very friendly and competent. He's the first doctor I have been to who actually listens. His treatment of my knee has been a tremendous benefit and I plan on seeing him in the future. I have also recommended him to friends.
This was the worst experience I have ever had. I am not sure how he is allowed to practice. Miserable human and doctor.
Dr. Peterson is the worst doctor I have ever encountered. His office is very unprofessional. He is very smug and a know it all. A very condescending individual. I would avoid going to him and not recommend anybody to visit this person.
Again, this was not written by a patient of Dr Peterson's
Someone is going to every rating site and leaving nasty comments about the doctor's son. I don't believe they've ever seen the man. Dr. Peterson is courteous, kind, caring, and an excellent diagnostician. My family has had noting but good experience with his treatment over the past 4 years.