Patient Reviews: Dr. H. Clayton Thomason, III
“My experience included everything and more of what was expected. Excellent care pre and post-op. Excellent care, communication, and teamwork to get me moving asap! I wouldn’t go anywhere else!!”
– Robin B.
“Dr. Thomason answered all my questions. He is straightforward.”
– Melissa L.
– Roland B.
“Dr. Thomason was compassionate, and the staff was friendly. I would recommend this place to others seeking orthopedic care.”
– Regina L.
“The experience was pleasant. I had not lost the weight I was supposed to, but I had a loss. I was hesitant about coming, but I was in a lot of pain an Dr. Thomason was not hard on me as I anticipated.”
– Brenda W.
“Excellent communication from doctor to patient. Felt very comfortable with the whole experience.”
– Thomas J.
“He was very caring and seem to pay attention to all I had to say.”
– Elise L.
“Excellent experience. He was willing to try different options for my knee rather than heading straight for surgery. Explained the different options that were available to me that may help relieve the pain.”
– Samuel C.
“Dr. Clayton Thomason is always professional, caring and excellent at caring for his patients!”
– Helen H.
“My doctor visit was informative and helpful. The staff at this facility is very professional and caring. I have had several procedures done by Dr. Thomason, and he is a true professional who is aware of up-dated methods.”
– Judy H.
“Thank you to Dr. Thomason for getting me back in the dog show ring with my knee replacement! After 35 years in the airline industry, loading aircraft and catering flights, my knees and shoulders are worn out. Dr. Johnson repaired my shoulder, and again I have been able to return to work and my activities. Thanks to a great team!!!!”
– Amy S.
“Dr. Thomason explained everything to us and why he was ordering the MRI. He is a very friendly person that does not talk over our heads with his words.”
– Danny M.
“Dr. Thomason is the best. Fixed my shoulder and has given me use of my knees far longer than I ever hoped without surgery. 100 stars”
– Kristen S.
“The staff is very nice and efficient. Dr. Thomason was knowledgeable and knew just what to do for my knee pain!”
– Sue R.
“On time, friendly, efficient.”
– John W.
“Very informative visit ending with an injection and scheduling surgery.”
– Beverly S.
“Dr. Thomason is like having a "big brother" who watches over me. He included me in every aspect of my pre and post-operative care plan. Thanks to him, my quality of life has tremendously improved. He's very professional, knowledgeable and prompt. I highly recommend this practice!”
– Morgan S.
“Very honest and thorough.”
– Linda B.
“I had the best experience! All the staff is wonderful and accommodating. The joint replacement class was very informative. I am glad I chose Carolina Orthopedic and Dr. Thomason.”
– Carolyn B.
“Extremely impressed with how much time and interest shown to me. I feel very confident and comfortable that I'm in good hands with Dr. Thomason.”
– Frank B.
“Efficient, effective, professional, friendly. Dr Thomason and his staff are outstanding.”
– Bill B.
“Dr Thomason saw my 11 year old daughter. She was very nervous and scared but he eased her fears and made her laugh. She had a broken bone but he was able to turn the office visit into a pleasant experience. He even took the time to show her the X-ray which she thought was very cool!”
– Brooke T.
“He was very friendly answered all my questions.”
– Susan B.
“It was good.”
– Shateama F.
“My first visit with Dr. Thomason was great. I must be lucky and blessed! Perfect match! We talked, he listened, I listened! He recommended a course of treatment. Had my xrays. We talked again! I made my decision because of several problems that I have to go with Gelsyn-3 and two knee replacements at a later date. Dr. H. Clayton Thomason was the right doctor for me. I felt that I could trust him and he made everything easy for me to understand. Since then, I have received all injections of Gelsyn-3 jel. Can't wait to see him again or my next visit.”
– Mark M.
“I am very pleased with that doctor.”
– Carolyn L.
“Dr. Clay has an incredible team from the office to the OR. He is the finest doctor I've ever had the pleasure of working with. 2 Hip replacements now should tell the story. He uses the most modern techniques available. He is patient with me, makes me feel safe about the adventure and the outcome is excellent. I am progressing very well. If I had a third hip to replace, Clay would be my choice LOL!”
– Cherie E.
“Dr. Thomason was great and was able to answer all my questions before and after surgery not to mention he performed an excellent operation. The rehabilitation facility as excellent. My trainer Scott was very motivating and worked me hard and it was appreciated. The doctors nursing staff was also great. Everyone was always upbeat, personable and very good at their jobs. I would highly recommend this group for anyone who needed a knee replacement.”
– Jackie H.
“I was pleased with the time and his diagnosis he gave and treated me. He was very truthful and honest about the trouble I was having with my knees. Thanks for the time and how nice I was treated by Dr. Thomason and the staff.”
– Patsy K.
“Doc. Clay is a great doctor and Kim and all the staff is very professional and friendly. you actually feel like they really care (which they do). He did my first knee replacement and will do my next. would recommend him to anyone. That just about raps it up in a nut shell.”
– Russell Byerly
“Knee injections to hold off surgery until after golf season. So far, two weeks after 3rd jab, knee is much better! I can go down steps normally. Wow!”
– Roderick C.
“My wife, Vicki, and I were in the middle of the Sea of Japan this summer when I fell and broke my leg in three places. I was told I would be leaving the ship the next day and sent to a Japanese hospital for examination and possible treatment. During the day I called Dr. Thomason which was night time in Gastonia. I could not reach him, but he called us in a few minutes and advised us to the take a picture of the X-ray taken on the ship with an iPhone and send the picture to him. Dr. Thomason did not push me to come home but said he believed it would be ok to travel back home for the needed operation on my leg. A Japanese doctor agreed and consulted with Dr. Thomason during the night in the states and the Japanese doctor was able to give me a "Fit to Fly" certification that would allow me to come home for the surgery. When I returned home two days later, I had been scheduled for the operation. I appreciate Dr. Thomason talking to a doctor in Japan late at night to help me be able to have surgery and follow-up at home. I feel I received the best care from Dr. Thomason, his staff, the hospital and the rehab unit. The Best!”
– Fred C.
“Dr. Thomason has operated on me four times all for different reasons and I recovered well and was back to normal in a very reasonable amount of time. He is a great surgeon.”
– Ronald J.
“I was seen for hip pain and received injections. The staff was pleasant and professional. Dr. T was wonderful.”
– Martha O.
“Hopefully I'll never need any more surgeries but if I did I would certainly go back to Dr. Clay Thomaon. His dad was my cardiologist and I can't say enough good things about either one of them. I have referred many people to Dr Clay who needed an orthopedist. His staff was also to notch, which can't be said about many practices anymore.”
– Joanne H.
“I have had both knees replaced (not at the same time). Dr. Thomason was terrific. After one of my surgeries, I had a problem with scar tissue. He corrected it and I have no problems since.”
– Dorothy M.
“"I was so afraid of the simple procedure, Dr. Thomason's manner, courtesy, and spirit made the event so pleasant I would recommend everyone I know to this practice. The procedure has lasted almost two years. Thank you again, Dr. Thomason"”
– Gwendolyn F.
“"Very skilled surgeon with great bedside manner."”
– Marilyn C.
“"Knee replacement July 2015, everything went excellent, best doctor and staff I could ask for!"”
– Douglas H.
“"Dr.Thomason has been my orthopaedic doctor for approx. ten yrs. I went to other orthopaedics before I was sent to him by my family doctor I am pleased with every treatment I have received. What I like most about him is that I can ask questions, knowing that he has others waiting, and he will make sure I understand all instructions he has given."”
– Lloyd H.
“I can walk again without pain and am so grateful that I have Dr. Thomason as my orthopaedic physician. The hip replacement has changed my lifestyle to one I can enjoy again, I'm walking more and can even exercise again, something I haven't done in a long time.”
– Betty E.
“We have a wonderful experience with knee replacement, my husband and I had the same surgery and everything was ok, thanks Dr. Thomason.”
– Aleyda G.
“My experiences as a patient of Doctor Thomason have been positive. I have been his patient since 2008. He completed a knee replacement on me as well as many more procedures in his office. Doctor Thomason listens to my options and respects my decision after he provides the options available to eliminate my discomfort. He is very knowledgeable and does his job well. I recommend him for your orthopedic needs that are in his specialty.”
– Norma M.
“Had rotator cuff surgery on right shoulder, Dr. Thomason made my feel confident in doing this surgery and that I would do fine with my physical therapy which I'm doing now and I'm doing great with therapy. Have more movement and exceeding their expectations on how much mobility I would be having from my therapies.”
– Earle O.
“Best treatment in the world. Got along well.”
– Glenda P.
“I had a great experience. From diagnosis to surgery to physical therapy, Dr. Thomason and his group were outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”
– Scott H.
“My husband had a stroke on 12/04/14. After returning home from the hospital on 12/08/14, I fell in the bathroom and broke bones in my right ankle. I returned to the hospital that night to be treated in the emergency room. I was then scheduled to see Dr. Thomason for surgery. Ten days later, the surgery was completed and the healing process began; from wheel chair to walker, to cane and then physical therapy to follow. Dr. Thomason was a great choice for all this, and I appreciate so much where I am today. I have resumed my normal life and I am so thankful for his help in this regard.”
– Grace W.
“Eleven years ago, I suffered a compound ankle fracture. Upon arriving at the hospital, I knew to request Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and God sent me Dr. Thomason. He performed surgery. H put my foot back together with a plate and eight screws. After several months of healing and pushing myself, I was whole again. I have no pain, I walk and jog daily, I attend a weekly Zumba class, and I am a church organist playing those foot pedals with confidence. Dr. Thomason performed a miracle repairing my shattered bones. There is no doubt he is the best! Thank you, Dr. Thomason.”
– Diane C.