Thomas R. (TR). Lewis

Thomas R. (TR) Lewis, MD

  • Pediatric Orthopedics
4.8 / 5671 Ratings127 Comments

“We strive to provide comprehensive orthopedic care for children and for older patients with need for treatment due to common pediatric orthopedic conditions.”

general information

OU Children's Physicians Building
Orthopedic Surgery – Suite 3A
1200 Children's Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Additional Facility
OU Physicians Edmond at Fountain Lake
Specialty Clinic
14101 N. Eastern
Edmond, OK 73013
Washington Unniversity & St. Louis Shriners' Hospital for Children
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Medical School
Texas A&M University
Areas of Expertise
Scoliosis / Kyphosis - Spinal deformity
Hip Preservation Surgery
Hip dysplasia
Children's Fractures / Orthopedic Trauma
Limb deformity - Sports injuries
2014 Frist Humanitarian Award
Languages Spoken

ratings & comments

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5671 Ratings127 Comments

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Patient Comments

Dr. Lewis is amazing. We love him!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Lewis has been great throughout our child's treatment. He answers all of our questions and is great with kids!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Lewis is a phenomenal doctor. He has exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond to assist us with our sons medical needs!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 19, 2019

Very friendly and attentive people from the receptionist, nurses, interpreters and the doctor.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 1, 2019

Explained everything and made sure we understood. And took his time with us, never felt rushed.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Lewis was perfect. He knew just how to tell me our plan of action without scaring me and my daughter. I greatly appreciated how he sat down and talked to me slowly and even my last minute question. I feel very lucky that my daughter is under his care.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Lewis is always so patient!

OU Physicians Patient Oct 11, 2019

Dr Lewis gave me peace of mind that my child was being well cared for. His expertise was obvious and we both felt we were in the best hands. It's nice to be able to trust my child with someone so completely

OU Physicians Patient Oct 8, 2019

Very good need side manor as well as concise....

OU Physicians Patient Oct 4, 2019

The provider was simply fantastic! Since the first meeting in the OP room to this appointment. Very comforting to know your child is in good hands.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 27, 2019

He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and good with my daughter. He spent a great deal of time with us going over her history and symptoms and what all the possible diagnoses/options for treatment might be. Answered all my questions and was very thorough including repeating xrays to make sure he had the most current photos of her hip problem. And I received a phone call already today when her appt was just yesterday to schedule her MRI so I was very happy with that.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 24, 2019

My daughter was very nervous but once Dr Lewis started talking to her she became at ease.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 24, 2019

We appreciate Dr. Lewis. He's professional and caring.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 24, 2019

I enjoyed his humor with my child and family as a whole. He was easy to talk to and share my concerns as a parent. He made my daughter feel safe in understanding her abilities to enjoy sports. That is, the do's and don't of her physicality's while living with Spondylithesis.??

OU Physicians Patient Sep 20, 2019

He just didn't take much time or explain things very well!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Lewis is awesome!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 17, 2019

He is excellent!!!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Lewis is knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. I appreciate that he spends time with my daughter to make sure she feels part of the decision making process.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Lewis was very professional and made my daughter feel at ease.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Lewis is awesome and we would recommend him to anyone that needs an pediatric orthopedic doctor. He has treated my daughter for several years and has a friendly bedside manner, as does his medical assistant. They both make us laugh every time we see them!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 27, 2019

Good visit! Needing a referral to Neurology for my son as well, attempted to start the process after this visit but was unable to. Overall ortho Visit was good. He found something going on with my son that no other provider had picked up on.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 27, 2019

Very nice, professional and knowledgeable. OU Med is where my child was born, I had many surgeries and worked. Nothing but the BEST!!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 23, 2019

I would have liked some documents to read up on after care of breaking a bone. Such as therapeutic exercises to get back to normal. Overall tho it was explained and the docs were awesome.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 20, 2019

ALL the staff at children's was beyond friendly and helpful. From custodians to surgeons everyone was friendly and helpful.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 20, 2019

We just need more time to get to know each other and I feel confident that will happen over the course of our daughter's treatment. There really was just too much to cover in one visit.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 16, 2019

Very friendly and spoke to my child with care and kindness.... was good to explain things to him

OU Physicians Patient Aug 13, 2019

Dr Lewis is an amazing physician. I have the utmost respect for him and feel blessed to have him as my daughters surgeon.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 7, 2019

Dr Lewis is very attentive and approaches us with a bit of humor which is very refreshing!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 2, 2019

He seemed rushed like he had more important things to do.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 30, 2019

Dr Lewis is a top notch Doctor, who is friendly and make everyone feel comfortable! He answers all questions and makes you feel you are his only patient- he is also a wonderful surgeon!!!!!!!

OU Physicians Patient Jul 30, 2019

We love Dr. Lewis. He's taken what seems to be an impossible task and made great inroads on creating a plan to move forward.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 30, 2019

He's awesome.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 23, 2019

The doctor was very kind and took his time with us.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 16, 2019

Totally awesome!

OU Physicians Patient Jul 12, 2019

Excellent job of providing high quality patient care. Made our situation feel important.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 11, 2019

He was so fun to deal with and made my child feel at ease. He did seem a little rushed but they were super busy. He took precautions to make my momma heart at ease and I appreciated that so much!

OU Physicians Patient Jul 9, 2019

He is very easy to speak with. He asks what the patient wants. To be able to communicate with the Dr is so important to patients. I would very highly recommend Dr Lewis.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 8, 2019

Dr Lewis is amazing! He was so kind, knowledgeable, attentive, and took the time to explain everything. The best!

OU Physicians Patient Jul 5, 2019

Great Dr. he has taken care of 2 of my 3.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 5, 2019

Love Dr. Lewis and staff and O.U medical center as well.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 28, 2019

Dr Lewis is fantastic however there are some back office issues. After two days my orders were not sent for MRI. I had to drive down and pick up the orders myself. Long hold times every time I've needed to call.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Lewis and his nurse always does an excellent job with my son as far as his care and making him comfortable in understanding what is going on.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 25, 2019

We really like Dr. Lewis

OU Physicians Patient Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Lewis was amazing! He answered every question we had, skipped part of his lunch just to come show my daughter an X-ray she's already seen before. And did with a smile and always a great personality. Great guy, great doctor

OU Physicians Patient Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Lewis is caring, crazy smart and thoughtful in our child's treatment. He, with our input & clearly sensitive to our concerns, explained our options and took time in considering the same. We appreciate his thorough consideration and concern for our son & both his short & long term prognosis.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 18, 2019

Dr Lewis is doing the best at helping us understand our child's condition and helping us to make him as comfortable and confident as possible

OU Physicians Patient Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Lewis has been a wonderful provider during my daughters surgery and post surgery care. We have very pleased with everything Dr. Lewis and staff has provided during this process.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Lewis is an amazing physician that goes beyond his call of being a doctor. Spiritual and caring individual!

OU Physicians Patient Jun 7, 2019

He is one of the best doctors that my son has had. He is very patient in addressing concerns.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 7, 2019

We answered the same personal and health questions at least 4 times. Seems like we could fill out the form once and then the info could be shared - especially from one nurse or doctor to another.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 6, 2019

As a parent, I really appreciated how Dr. Lewis listened to my child (the patient) as she is the one with all the pain.

OU Physicians Patient May 28, 2019

Awesome with kids!!!

OU Physicians Patient May 28, 2019

Very nice!!! Seems to genuinely care. Kept us informed throughout this whole process.

OU Physicians Patient May 24, 2019

Very friendly and good with kids!

OU Physicians Patient May 24, 2019

Dr Lewis is very personable and explains things very thoroughly.

OU Physicians Patient May 17, 2019

Excellent doctor!

OU Physicians Patient May 17, 2019

He is really great and I feel very fortunate that he is my son's doctor.

OU Physicians Patient May 14, 2019

He is so attentive to my son and my every concern.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Lewis is great. You can tell he really cares and is understanding

OU Physicians Patient Apr 16, 2019

The team that worked with my daughter was very tentative, passionate and amazing. Thank you so much!

OU Physicians Patient Apr 16, 2019

Great doc!

OU Physicians Patient Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Lewis has been incredible. He is answered all our questions and made sure we felt comfortable with the process of our daughters surgery. We could not ask for a better doctor. We were already impressed with but before my daughters surgery he asked to pray with us. I can not tell you have much that meant to our family!!!!!!!!

OU Physicians Patient Apr 16, 2019

Dr Lewis listened carefully to our concerns and put my anxious daughter at ease. He was knowledgeable of her condition and explained and answered our questions in a manner we could both understand.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 9, 2019

The apt went great and fast! The doctor was great with my daughter.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 2, 2019

Wonderful doctor

OU Physicians Patient Apr 2, 2019

We were treated fantastic. Dr. Lewis worked us in and listened to our concerns and gave us great treatment.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 2, 2019

wonderful doctor- takes the time to listen. Best hip orthopod anywhere

OU Physicians Patient Mar 29, 2019

Amazing, great, wouldn't want to go anywhere else! 100/10

OU Physicians Patient Mar 15, 2019

Dr. Lewis is a fantastic Dr. My daughter is scared to death of doctors from being in the hospital and when we are at home she talks about Dr. Lewis! That is huge!!

OU Physicians Patient Mar 12, 2019

We love Dr. Lewis! My daughter said she wishes he could be her PCP. He puts her at ease.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Lewis is exceptional. He has made this process much easier and is thoughtful as well as knowledgeable.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 12, 2019

We love Dr. Lewis!!!

OU Physicians Patient Mar 8, 2019

I would/will recommend Dr. Lewis to anybody in need of orthopedic care!

OU Physicians Patient Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Lewis is very nice. And good with my son

OU Physicians Patient Feb 1, 2019

Dr. Lewis is amazing!

OU Physicians Patient Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Lewis is the best. He's done 2 surgeries on _______; we have the utmost of confidence in him. He has the rare combination of being a super surgeon and just a really nice guy. Not often seen in an orthopedist (not to type cast them).

OU Physicians Patient Dec 21, 2018

very thorough - enjoyed the resident Dr Odor as well.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 27, 2018

Dr Lewis explained our options very well, and spent plenty of time going over the details of treatment, possibilities involved, and making sure I understood everything. I always learn so much about my child's condition from Dr Lewis.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 16, 2018

We have been very pleased with Dr Lewis' care and appreciate him taking our son as a patient.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Lewis is wonderful!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 7, 2018

we were told to put her through more physical therapy with ultrasound to her patellar tendon when she had this done 3 months ago now her insurance company will not pay for no more therapy unless her right knee is fixed or she has to see a new Doctor cause she has had 5 therapy treatments from his office

OU Physicians Patient Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Lewis is great! He has been wonderful from start to finish with ______'s fractured femur. He is very informative, great with my son, and a great surgeon! He has made the whole process much easier to handle.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 24, 2018

I was very pleased.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Lewis was outstanding! He was funny kind and very sympathetic to her questions and needs

OU Physicians Patient Aug 14, 2018

Overall we have been very pleased with OU Children's. Dr. TR Lewis is just the best- friendly, warm, and an excellent surgeon. Our only complaint was the day of ______'s appointment, there was a shortage of parking valets- they were waving people to a self park lot. She is still using a walker after an orthopedic surgery; the 2 ladies visible at the time did valet park for us when we explained we really needed to have their services to accommodate her. Special call out to Paige Thyan, Ortho Clinic Manager- always willing to help us out with billing, scheduling, etc. Also, LaToya, Dr. Lewis' medical assistant is just great- all smiles, warmth, and efficiency.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 7, 2018

the appointment felt very rushed, we werent showed the xrays that were taken that day, and he didnt go over them at all with us before we left, just said that they looed good.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 3, 2018

Overall our experience was clouded by our very long wait time with a toddler. An expectation was set by the staff to wait only 20 or 30 minutes. Our wait time well exceeded that without an update as to what was going on. The doctor was fine. He seemed to do pretty well with our son and explained things pretty well. The reason I would hesitate to recommend is due to the long wait and no real empathy shown for that waiting. It's starts off the visit with the doctor in a negative way.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 24, 2018

Dr. Lewis in his staff are AMAZING!

OU Physicians Patient Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Lewis is always friendly and courteous. He is attentive and thoughtful in his decision making about our son's treatment. We trust him 100% with his care of our son.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 5, 2018

Always friendly, quick, & understanding staff. Always pleased with how professional & helpful everyone is to us.

OU Physicians Patient May 15, 2018

Dr. Lewis would say 1 thing about follow up care and then turn around and say something else. I have no idea what I need to be doing for my kid. No clinic summary was printed nor was anything written down for me to understand.

OU Physicians Patient May 1, 2018

This was my daughter's first visit with Dr. Lewis and I feel that he was the right choice for my daughter's issue.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 30, 2018

He is the best!

OU Physicians Patient Mar 13, 2018

Dr. Lewis has been amazing from day one. Having a child with a broken femur is very frightening, but Dr. Lewis always takes time to examine______, and always spends as much time as we need answering questions. He also always seems to know what is going on and have a game plan, with I appreciate very much. He is an amazing provider!

OU Physicians Patient Feb 23, 2018

Dr. Lewis is a great doctor who is easy to talk to. We really enjoy our visits with him and feel like our daughter is getting the best care for her scoliosis. His staff are all wonderful as well! We have never had anything to complain about.

OU Physicians Patient Feb 13, 2018

Dr. Lewis is always courteous & professional. His care for my son, thru the years, has been exceptional. I am confident in our course of treatment & confident Dr. Lewis is taking the best care of our son that anyone can provide. I feel blessed that Dr. Lewis is part of our journey- he is talented, brilliant, compassionate & kind.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 23, 2018

they did a good job, but the overall process of the next steps were a little confusing, and frustrating that it takes so long between each step...

OU Physicians Patient Jan 9, 2018

Dr. Lewis has been kind, courtesy, knowledgeable and professional from the moment we met him before our son's surgery. He thoroughly explained the procedure prior to the surgery then was just as thorough when following up after the surgery. When we had our follow-up clinic visit (the visit this survey references), he continued to show us respect, kindness and professionalism. When Dr. Herndon retired, we worried because we found him to be so knowledgeable, kind and professional. We have found Dr. Lewis to be a total pleasure, in what was a stressful time for us and our child, and could not be more pleased with our experience with Dr. Lewis!

OU Physicians Patient Jan 2, 2018

Dr. Lewis is great with kids and parents. He has an excellent bed side manner and helps the child to feel at ease.

OU Physicians Patient Dec 5, 2017

Dr. Lewis is awesome!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 21, 2017

Dr. Lewis is a great care provider. He explains in terms all can understand and takes time to ensure the patient also understands.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 10, 2017

Dr. Lewis is an amazing physician! He always spends a good amount of time with us and answers all of our questions. He also makes sure he answer's my son's questions, which is great. Dr. Lewis is fantastic and we are lucky to have him as our surgeon!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 10, 2017

Dr. Lewis is exceptional as health care providers go. He is attentive, caring, understanding and wicked smart. We appreciate Dr. Lewis and his care of our son, more than words can describe. I have on numerous occasions recommended him and will continue to do so. He is an asset to Children's Hospital.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 27, 2017

Dr. Lewis was exceptionally kind and attentive. Felt like we had been seeing him for years. He has excellent "bedside manner" and was very easy to talk to.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 20, 2017

We enjoyed talking with Dr. Lewis. He was calm, relaxed, and very knowledgeable. It was a relatively short visit compared to our wait time.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 17, 2017

Dr. Lewis and our student were both very thorough, accommodating and specific in their diagnosis. They gave us options and worked with what was not just his plan but worked best for our family.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 10, 2017

We have been so happy with our daughter's care from all of Dr Lewis's team! Even the residents who saw her while she was inpatient came to visit her for our follow-up appointment!

OU Physicians Patient Oct 3, 2017

ordered a x-ray and was able to get it done that day and talk about the results that day. I was very impressed.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 1, 2017

Dr. Lewis is just the best- would highly recommend him to anyone with a child having hip problems.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 15, 2017

Bonnie took my daughters xrays. She was by far the best xray tech we have ever had. My daughter is 22 and has had a ton of xrays. She was great!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 3, 2016

Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor. I have referred several people to him, one of which I know has gone to see him and they love him too.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 9, 2016

Dr. Lewis has been absolutely awesome during our experience.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 28, 2016

Dr. Lewis was great! We could not have asked for a better doctor to handle our daughter's hip problems.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 12, 2015

Dr. TR has been a wonderful provider. Our daughter feels comfortable and at ease around him. Very thankful for the treatment and care he has provided us.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 22, 2015

Dr. Lewis is amazing

OU Physicians Patient Sep 24, 2015

Dr. Lewis tailored his language to the amount of knowledge that we had about the medical issue. He talked neither down to us, not over our heads by taking our lead and adjusting accordingly. He was recommended to us as a very skilled practitioner and also impressed us with his manner.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 10, 2015

He is fabulous!!!!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 3, 2015

Dr. Lewis is fantastic!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 20, 2015

We have had an overwhelmingly great experience with Dr.Lewis and his staff. We would definitely recommend his services to friends and family. We will seek his care if any of our children should need his care in the future.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 20, 2015

Have already recommended two patients to him.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 9, 2015

Dr. Lewis and staff was awesome. He took the time to listen to my concerns and worries and made me feel at ease. I wish there were more Dr's like him around. He is really great. Kind, caring and takes the time to listen.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 2, 2015

Because my daughter was suspected to have developing scoliosis and had not had recent x-rays, it was decided to take x-rays which I was in agreement with and had anticipated. When she returned to the room, we waited 45 minutes or longer for Dr. Lewis to come in to talk to us. When he did, he didn't have the x-rays with him to show me. As I said previously, I was feeling ill and just wanted to go eat, so I didn't ask to see the x-rays. He just said there were a couple of areas with a minor curve, nothing to be concerned about. Dr. Lewis spent a total of maybe 5 minutes in the room with us. This is something I am completely unaccustomed to at OU Children's Physicians and we have seen several doctors there. Overall, we spent nearly 3 1/2 hours from the time we arrived until we left with a total of only about 5 minutes with the doctor. This is unacceptable to me.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 2, 2015

I have been blown away by the compassion and competence of Dr.Lewis and his staff. We have had a wonderful experience through an awfully painful situation. I am extremely grateful for the care my daughter has received. All of our questions have been answered and we were treated kindly by all.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 22, 2015

Have already recommended several people to Dr. Lewis!

OU Physicians Patient Jun 8, 2015

Dr. Lewis seems very knowledgeable and I feel confident in his ability to help us treat my 6 yr old daughters condition. I was expecting him to be more child friendly and interact with her better though. That's my only complaint. Overall, I think he will be a good doctor for us and I trust him to do what needs to be done for my daughter.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 30, 2015

It was the first time we have ever been to the OU Clinic located off of Eastern. Our visits have always in the past been at Children's Hospital. The convenience of the clinic was ideal. The receptionist at check-in seemed overwhelmed with tasks (answering the phone, checking patients in, answering questions) ... and at check-out, the lady was on the telephone for a long time and did not acknowledge we were standing there ... until ultimately, the very busy check-in receptionist motioned for us to come around the corner for her to help. Dr. Lewis is AMAZING ... He could practice medicine in a parking lot and we would still go! He's truly a talented, caring, brilliant physician.

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OU Physicians Patient Apr 16, 2015