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Patient Reviews

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Shives is Excellent. Dr. Shives has been reviewed by 11 patients who have provided 1 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.4
Courteous Staff 4.8
Accurate Diagnosis 4.2
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 4.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.2

Specialties & Research

Dr. Thomas Shives, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 12 areas:
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Bone Tumors/Cancer (Chondrosarcoma)
  • Femoral Cancer (Thigh Bone Neoplasm)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Malignant Bone Tumors/Cancer (Osteosarcoma)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spontaneous Fractures

Education & Awards

Dr. Shives graduated from University of Iowa, Iowa City. He has 4 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Bone Cancer (Bone Neoplasm)
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)


Dr. Shives has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Rochester Methodist Hospital 
  • St Marys Hospital - Rochester 

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas C Shives MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 38 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Thomas C. Shives practice?
Dr. Thomas Shives has 1 office location.
Dr. Thomas Shives practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Rochester, MN.
See Rochester Orthopedic Surgeons.