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UCM Medical Group physicians with privileges at the hospital are independent physicians. They are not employees or agents of the University of Chicago Medical Center or Ingalls Memorial.

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Orthopaedic surgeon, Joseph Thometz, MD, specializes in knee and shoulder disorders.

He utilizes a variety of noninvasive and minimally invasive options to manage pain and improve joint mobility, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), physical therapy, steroid injection therapy, and viscosupplementation.

Dr. Thometz is also an expert in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic ligament reconstruction – both minimally invasive approaches that reduce postoperative pain and recovery time. For hip and knee replacement procedures, he prefers a minimally invasive technique. 

Dr. Thometz earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his residency at Southern Illinois University. He went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

UCM Medical Group physicians with privileges at the hospital are independent physicians. They are not employees or agents of the University of Chicago Medical Center or Ingalls Memorial.

Medical Education

  • Northwestern Medical School

Residency

  • Southern Illinois University

Fellowship

  • University of Minnesota Hospitals
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English