Thomas Hoeft, DO

"I don’t believe all conditions need complex surgical solutions. Nor do I believe that medication alone is an answer."


Personal Care Philosophy

"As a doctor of osteopathy, my philosophy of care includes treating the whole person.

"I believe a treatment plan that combines the appropriate orthopedic care with the conservative use of medication to aid healing is our best approach.

"I don’t want you to feel like you are just another bunion or another knee. I want you to know your case is unique. I will develop a specific plan of care just for you.

"I became a doctor to help people. I became an orthopedic surgeon because it’s a field where I can make a tangible difference in a person’s life. I derive great satisfaction from seeing my patients move better and feel better."

The Reason I Chose Orthopedics

"Being a doctor wasn’t always my goal. I graduated with a biology degree but did not find an occupation that offered me the satisfaction I wanted. It was not until I became a general medical officer in the United States Navy that I decided to pursue a career in orthopedic medicine.

"I like fixing things and making people feel better. The predictable mechanics of orthopedics combined with the creativity needed for surgery and the treatment of traumatic injuries make the field challenging. It is rewarding to know that you have helped someone move the best that he or she can in any given situation.

“We have a good team here. We often collaborate on cases and treatments for the best outcomes for our patients."

Clinical Interests
  • General Orthopedics
  • Fractures
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Arthroscopy


"I like helping people regain their function and do my best to maximize mobility as much as possible."

Thomas Hoeft, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience treating many types of orthopedic injuries and conditions. Specializing in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, Dr. Hoeft finds great satisfaction in the ability to help people regain their movement and enjoy life. Request an appointment with Dr. Hoeft.

Personal Interests

"In my spare time, I like to hike. I also enjoy sailing. There’s something creative about using the wind to propel yourself quietly through the water without a motor."

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