Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in St Louis, Missouri, has been chosen for a third time as one of the nation’s top physicians. He has been honored with the 2012 Patients’ Choice Award.
In this, his third consecutive year earning this accolade, Dr. Wright has received near perfect scores from his patients rating such areas as follow-up care, accuracy of diagnosis, the doctor’s bedside manner, the amount of time patients spend with the doctor and overall opinion.
“Treating our patients is truly an enjoyable experience,” says Dr. Wright. “We are pleased that our attempts to give them great health care and personal attention mean something to our patients. We are honored to have them come to us with their health needs.”
Dr. Wright is the Medical Director of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in St Louis, Missouri. His practice specializes in vein treatment and cosmetic medicine, including liposuction, cosmetic surgery, body sculpting and treatment and diagnosis of vein disease.
Dr. Wright was one of the first two-hundred-plus surgeons in the United States to become board certified in Phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology. Dr. Wright received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC and completed his medical training at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He is also a registered medical sonographer, credentialed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a former Howard Hughes Research Fellow. Dr. Wright is a board-certified surgeon who has been performing cosmetic procedures for over ten years. He was trained in liposuction by the inventor of tumescent liposuction, Dr. Jeffrey Klein.
In addition to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Patients’ Choice Awards, Dr. Wright has been accorded many other honors during his medical career. Some of these awards include election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award, and appointment as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow. In 2009, Dr. Wright was selected as one of St Louis Magazine’s TOP DOCS. TOP DOCS are chosen by physicians that have been previously honored. The selection represents the endorsement of the St. Louis medical community.
Of over 700,000 active physicians in the United States, only 5 percent received the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award in 2012. The voting takes place exclusively among patients.