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About Dr. Thomas D Kramer
Dr. Thomas D Kramer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA, with another office in Cranberry Township, PA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Kramer has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas D Kramer has the following 1 specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Thomas D Kramer has the following 20 expertise
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Fusion
- Hip Surgery
- Head and Neck Disorder
- Spinal Fractures
- Back Injuries
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Sports Medicine
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint Replacement
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Herniated Disc
- Bone Fracture
Dr. Thomas D Kramer has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Thomas D Kramer is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Kramer operated on my lower back in 2005. He performed and L4/L5 fusion. I had no issues with my lower back until a fall in 2015. Due to the fact it was an emergency situation, another doctor performed a fusion from my mid-back down using plates, rods and screws. After the surgery two doctors asked who performed the L4/L5 fusion and I told them and asked why. They said he did an excellent job. I have two prosthetic knees and my right one apparently started to loosen. I was walking and lost my balance slightly, but that was enough to snap my tibia in half. I asked the ambulance to take me to Mercy so I could see Dr. Kramer. I requested him multiple times to the ambulance drivers and the ER Staff. Another doctor handled my case in the ER because it was in the evening. I did not like that doctor and requested a second opinion by Dr. Kramer. My doctor told me he gave them his opinion. I later found that to be a lie because I received a call (while in the hospital) from someone on Dr. Kramer's staff and they told me that they were calling to cancel my appointment that was coming up. I asked why and she said that I must stay with the doctor who is handling my leg fracture. I then explained that appointment was made WEEKS before my leg fracture and it was for my back. I also asked if he would give a second opinion on my leg fracture. She told me he would not give a second opinion. I said that I had a right to a second opinion and I trusted Dr. Kramer. She told me that I have that right, but Dr. Kramer has the right to refuse and he does not want to give me a second opinion. She told me she would ask if I could keep the appointment that I scheduled for my back, I told her to cancel that appointment. My initial experience with Dr. Kramer was excellent, but that was back in 2005. I am sure he was an orthopedic doctor who was just getting started in his practice back then. He took time to listen to you and genuinely cared about you back then. It appears to me that as his practice grew and he became a better orthopedic doctor, it went to his head and changed the kind of doctor he was. I have a lot of orthopedic problems and there was another doctor I was with when he was just getting started and 30 years later, that doctor won the "compassion" award which is only given to 3% of the doctors in the COUNTRY!! I am still with that doctor, unfortunately he no longer does knee replacements or fractures associated with them. I guess some doctors as their careers take off they begin to view themselves as above all of us, but there are other doctors who as their careers take off and they become better doctors, they care even more about helping their patients. In my eyes, those are the TRUE doctors, the ones who start off, continue to educate themselves and put their patients care as their top priority. What makes them a great doctor is that they get to see how they helped someone who was suffering so bad in pain, get better and still treat that patient with the utmost respect. THAT'S A GREAT DOCTOR!! In my eyes, Dr. Kramer has developed a "God Complex" and he picks and chooses who he wants to help, that is not a doctor. That is someone who thinks they are better than everyone else. It is just a matter of time before he ruins his reputation. I am now grateful that I did not waste my money on that appointment. He could have been a GREAT doctor if he had just kept his patients concerns and feelings at the top of his priority list. There are a lot of GREAT doctors out there, do your research, read the reviews (all of them) before choosing one.
I had lumbar lami and fusion l4-l5 with hardware with a prominent neurosurgeon who i was told "fixed other peoples messes". Well the entire surgery was a nightmare, leaving me in pain and on a boat load of pain meds. After seeing 4 different doctors who all said, "sorry i'd like to help you but theres nothing we can do" I found Dr Kramer. I wish that I'd have found him years ago! After surgey 90% of the leg pain is gone and not all, but a lot of the low back pain as well. I was so happy with Dr Kramer he also did a hip replacement months later. Completely happy with Dr Kramer and his team!
Dr. Kramer did my mom's right knee and on a separate occasions her hip. He was very caring and informative. He kept us informed on every detail start to finish. Very nice person and kept her comfortable and made sure she was healing and processing as normal. She will be using him for the next knee also. He is amazing and always made sure she got a appointment when it was needed without a long wait for openings.
What a great doctor. Told him of experience with another ortho at West Penn, and how that doctor was arrogant and rude. Dr. Kramer was courteous and listened to my concerns. He correctly felt something amiss with rotator cuff and gave me cortisone shot. Unfortunately, now need repair, as MRI shows full thorough tear. Staff very nice as well....
Patients' Choice Award (2008)
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.
Dr. Kramer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
26 Years Experience
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
University Of Alabama Hospital
Dr. Thomas D Kramer accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark KeystoneBlue
- Highmark PPOBlue
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UPMC Health Plan
- UPMC PPO
- UPMC Partner Network Plans
- UPMC Premium Network Plans
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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