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About Dr. Thomas Briggs

Dr. Thomas Briggs, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, MO. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Briggs is affiliated with Lester E. Cox Medical Center - South, Cox Medical Center and Washington Regional Medical Center at No Hills. Dr. Briggs has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Briggs is Good. Dr. Thomas Briggs has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas Briggs is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

2900 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
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Dr. Thomas Briggs has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Thomas Briggs has the following 7 expertise

  • Back Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Critical Care
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis

Board Certifications

Dr. Thomas Briggs is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Bipolar Patient

No doubt Dr. Briggs is good at what he does, but I am skeptical that he is a Psychiatrist. Mental illness is complex and I want someone who is highly trained in psychiatry treating me.

Full Review Rating Breakdown
Best Neurosurgeon!

Dr. Briggs is an amazing doctor! From my very first visit I have loved him! After finding out that I was in serious danger of damaging my spinal cord, I had to have surgery soon! My insurance was not cooperative & Dr. Briggs personally fought my battle with them to ensure that they would pay for my operation! He is very friendly & has great bedside manner. My surgery went great & it's been almost 3 years since I had my 2 discs replaced with artificial discs & I no longer have any pain! I would recommend him to anyone!

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One Star

Did my surgery in 1992, pain free for 3 days then severe pain returned & when he couldn't "fix" it, he basically discharged me. I have lived in extreme pain almost every day since. Thank God for another Dr. who manages my pain, so I can have some sort of a life but its definitely NOT the life I had before my surgery. Have run into 4 other patients who have had very similar experiences. Nice guy but doesn't know what to do with a patient when he failed at relieving the pain that they have to live with the rest of their lives. I have been to some of the best Dr.s in this country & there is nothing that can be done, because the scar tissue is too close to the spinal cord. I suggest you do your research on procedure to be done & Dr.

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first surgery with dr.briggs

dr. briggs performed surgery on me and the pain was immediately gone-i really had a pain in the neck-i am now going back to him to see about my back.

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Four Stars
  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Briggs is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Lester E. Cox Medical Center - South
  • Cox Medical Center
  • Washington Regional Medical Center at No Hills
  • Cox Walnut Lawn
  • Baxter Regional Medical Center
  • Cox-Monett Hospital
  • Skaggs Community Health Center
  • St John's Regional Health Center
  • Skagg's Community Hospital
  • Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
  • CoxHealth - Spfd, MO
  • L E Cox Medical Centers
  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • University Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Thomas Briggs accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna

Locations & Directions

2900 S National Ave, Springfield, MO


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