David Thorsett, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Replacements
Languages: English
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5     128 Ratings     85 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

452 Welch Street
Silverton, OR 97381
503-874-2454

About Me:

"As an athlete, I've been on both sides of the operating table. I know what it feels like to be sidelined by an injury and the hard work it takes to get back what you feel you've lost. My passion is helping people restore health and activity. And getting back to their life."

Education:
Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Undergraduate: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Year I Started Practice: 1996
Hospitals Served: Legacy Silverton Medical Health

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5.0 out of 5     128 Ratings     85 Comments

Aug 22, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett is an excellent doctor and I have recommended him to others with hip or knee problems. I chose him because of his reputation and the manner in which he treats people. it is refreshing to have a doctor that is not in such a hurry that you feel you are just a number. I hope you are looking for more doctors like him.

Aug 14, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett and his staff are the best. Just so you know, I have already completed this survey once, along with a written one sent to me in the mail & then received another one in the mail regarding the same.

Aug 8, 2018
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Always a nice experience.

Aug 1, 2018
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Great visit (check up on knee replacement x2 in [date deleted]).

Jul 31, 2018
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Everyone was very helpful and the willingness to help me felt like they actually cared about my well being. I'm happy & grateful. Thank you.

Jul 25, 2018
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He took the initiative to look beyond the specific (knee) problem that I came for, suggested additional x-rays for the hips, and discovered related problems, which he explained thoroughly with the x-rays.

Jul 18, 2018
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can my doctor tell me another place to get my treatment done cheaper from a different facillity

Jul 18, 2018
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Dr Thorsett makes one feel like a friend....

Jul 17, 2018
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the doctor required all my previous history from other doctors about my knee so he had a complete picture of my situation. thus he was able to explain my treatment options based on more facts than just the X-ray. he discussed and evaluated options I was even unfamiliar with. although he is a surgeon, he recommended I have injections and monitor how they work. if gave me two different options and is sending me to experts in these options. I have seen 3 other physicians about my knee and Dr Thorsett was far superior in his thoroughness, explanation and options.

Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett is by far the best orthopedic doctor I have see ever and provides care with much respect and always listens and is not judgemental.

Jul 3, 2018
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[details deleted to protect privacy] would like Dr. Thorsett as my doctor if he is open to new patients.

Jun 27, 2018
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office staff, medical assistants and Dr. Thorsett are the best in the state. I have recommended him to several people.

Jun 20, 2018
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David Thorsett is so knowledgeable about knees. He explains everything. He spoke both to me and my husband.

May 23, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett is always very thorough, and always allows me plenty of time to ask questions and to answer my questions.

May 23, 2018
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Dr Thorsett and his staff are the best around. I will never go to anyone else.

May 16, 2018
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I could not be more pleased with Dr. Thorsett and his staff. I would never go anywhere else.

May 16, 2018
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no one discusses the financials of the procedure with me. but dr Thorsett is an amazing surgeon.

May 15, 2018
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I was so pleased to talk with a Dr that spoke my language. Every thing was made clear. Dr Thorsett is very personable. I enjoyed the firstt time visit very much and look forward to the next one.

May 15, 2018
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Clean pleasant office; great staff . Very kind , knowledgeable MD .

May 9, 2018
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great doctor. please don't count the over 15 minute wait against them. I realize that all appointments are different and some people need more time than is scheduled. dr. Thor sett is always thorough and answers all questions.

May 2, 2018
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Had rt. hip replaced the staff and Dr. Thorsett is a very good doctor, the staff was good also. I have more surgeries coming and I am going to Thorsett for all!

May 2, 2018
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This is one of the most professional and friendly medical facilities I have ever been to. it's a rare find!

May 2, 2018
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The doctor and staff were very friendly & caring & wanting to help me. They were very patient, listened to me & answered my questions with explanations. I feel that they care about me as a person & not just a number.

May 2, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett is the best.

May 1, 2018
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It was everything I expected and more.

May 1, 2018
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The office staff does not listen when a person needs an appointment it took me 1.5 years to get an appointment!! I even had office staff call and yell @ me!

Apr 18, 2018
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Great help from a dedicated and kind physician.

Apr 17, 2018
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This visit was for a specific issue and as a screen for possible surgery (which will be happening next month). Dr. Thorsett is not my PCP so some of the questions did not really pertain to him and my visit. He was worth the wait for my scheduled visit.

Apr 17, 2018
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Although the long wait to see Dr. Thorsett was painful because of my circumstances, I was thoroughly satisfied with the outcome of my visit. Dr. Thorsett thoroughly educated me on the nature of my difficulties and outlined a plan for my care going forward. Dr. Thorsett is in high demand because he is excellent. I could have seen another orthopedic surgeon much sooner, but I desired the best one. Other healthcare workers with whom I came into contact during the diagnostic process confirmed that I had made a wise choice.

Mar 21, 2018
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Dr Thorsett explained in easy to understand how my osteoporosis would not really impact my knee replacement surgery but after the surgery my ability to walk more would increase bone density. I have every confidence in him as a surgeon.

Mar 14, 2018
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Dr. David Thorsett in his caring, thoughtful, & friendly way, made my experience with my knee surgery a very nice experience, as he also thoroughly explained everything.

Mar 6, 2018
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I like dr thorsett and feel he is a good dr.

Mar 6, 2018
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Excellent provider...listened well, explained options of treatment thoroughly...allowed the decision for future procedures up to me.

Mar 6, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett spent sufficient time with me to answer all my questions and to provide all of the information I need to make an informed decision about total knee replacement. I don't want to do it, but when the time comes he is the only surgeon I would ever consider using.

Feb 28, 2018
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a very good visit, no problem whatsoever

Feb 28, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett & his office are one of the most amazing doctors left. I have more respect for him & his entire staff than I've had for any other dr. for years.

Feb 28, 2018
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My experience was EXCELLENT.

Feb 21, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett was, as always, well prepared. He read the questions I brought with me before meeting with me and was able to respond to them in a comprehensive and easily understandable way.

Feb 20, 2018
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The only negative experience was waiting to see the doctor. Once I saw the doctor he was very good.

Feb 20, 2018
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all excellent

Feb 7, 2018
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I had x--rays taken quickly and on time. I got in to see Dr. Thorsett early and was very pleased with the appt. and with the doctor and staff at the hospital and dr. office.

Feb 7, 2018
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Dr Thorsett is an amazing Dr. I feel blessed to have had him replace both my knees. He has built a strong team from start to finish! So very thankful!

Jan 31, 2018
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I thought the entire experience was very professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Thorsett and his entire team to anyone.

Jan 24, 2018
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Dr Thorsett was the nicest, most caring, kind, considerate doctor I have ever been to. He asked questions, listened attentively and then explained my choices. His explanations were unbiased and easily understood with the help of the hands on model. super impressed with his "bed side manner"!

Jan 24, 2018
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Doctor Thorsett is simply the best.

Jan 17, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett and his staff are outstanding.

Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. Thorsett and his staff are all excellent. I appreciate his ability to explain.

Jan 9, 2018
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Best provider I have ever seen

Jan 9, 2018
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My experience with Dr. David Thorsett and his staff was the best medical experience I have had in years. I highly recommend Dr. Thorsett and his team. The Silverton Hospital was also friendly, informative and efficient.

Dec 28, 2017
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I got lucky to get an appointment as soon as I did with Dr. Thorsett because he is so busy that it is extremely difficult to get an appointment when you need it to see him. His staff was very helpful in getting me an appointment after someone had cancelled. Dr. Thorsett is very thorough, very knowledgeable, & good to his patients.

Dec 20, 2017
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I was very pleased with Dr. Thorsett and his entire staff. Also the Silverton hospital staff was very courteous and helpful.

Dec 20, 2017
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I can only state that it would be extremely helpful if the receptionist would note that if your sitting and waiting for more than 15 min. for your appointment that they check into why and let you know that they are aware you have been waiting a longer time than expected. Just to let you know you haven't been forgotten. We can understand the need that the doctor might have to be spending more time with another patient who has needs that must be addressed by the doctor. I appreciate that during my time with the doctor my needs are all addressed.

Dec 20, 2017
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Dr. Thorsett (and his staff) run a very professional and trustworthy practice. He is my provider of choice for orthopedic issues that might require surgery. I would recommend him to anyone, without hesitation.

Dec 13, 2017
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My experience with Dr. Thorsett and his entire team has been as good as any I can recall with Western medical professionals. They are all knowledgeable, caring and respectful, and they have a sense of humor, which is important to me.

Dec 13, 2017
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Dr Thorsett is an excellent caring doctor

Dec 13, 2017
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Reception and care was excellent, as always there. I did have trouble getting through on the phone system in October. This might have been because of new system.

Dec 6, 2017
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Had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Thorsett regarding my total knee replacement on [date deleted] which went very well...............

Dec 6, 2017
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caring, interested and concerned...Dr Thorsett, is my Orthopedic Surgeon...he replaced both knees and continues to follow up with me...

Dec 6, 2017
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very good. I always like going to Dr Thorsett. He made my knees and hips stop hurting.

Dec 6, 2017
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Everyone made it a pleasant experience!

Dec 6, 2017
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Dr. Thorsett is wonderful in every way. He genuinely cares & take the time to get to know his patients.

Nov 29, 2017
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always courteous, explained if delay in visit time and why

Nov 29, 2017
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Dr. Thorsett is always congenial and is an excellent surgeon. He clearly takes a personal interest in his patients and their well-being. The nursing team and administrative staff are friendly, professional and a pleasure to interact with.

Nov 29, 2017
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Dr. Thorsett has the best bedside manner of any medical specialist I've ever encountered!

Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Thorsett was helpful and very kind.

Nov 28, 2017
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had a very good and informative visit. was set up with physical therapist and medical attention needed for my condition. Dr. Thorsett is a very personable Dr.to put you at ease and speak with.

Nov 28, 2017
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I am looking forward to having Dr. Thorsett help me with my knee problems.

Nov 22, 2017
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I think Dr Thorsett is the best orthopedic surgeon I could have had for my hip replacement [date deleted]. If I ever need additional bone surgery, I will surely go to him, and I recommend him to everyone!

Nov 21, 2017
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Dr. Thorsett, his PA Ron Smith & their MA are the best! Very busy office but they did not make me feel rushed. I felt they really cared about my knee issue.

Nov 21, 2017
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i had excellent care from my doctors and PA.

Nov 15, 2017
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Dr. Thorsett is absolutely an awesome orthopedic surgeon. I would not ever consider going to another ortho surgeon to do a joint replacement. He's just the best!

Nov 15, 2017
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Dave is a consummate professional. I have never seen him without a smile on his face. Every time I see him he makes me feel that he cares and actually has my best interests in mind. He, Ron Smith and the whole staff have shown me nothing but respect. I look forward to losing the weight that I need and for Dave to perform a replacement for both knees.

Nov 14, 2017
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I saw David Thorsett to talk about and schedule knee replacement. he is not my regular doctor but referred to him by Dr. Wang.

Nov 14, 2017
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The signage on the buildings for Legacy Health in Silverton is quite inadequate, No names, just numbers. I don't think that is the best way to do it!

Nov 8, 2017
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all my experiences with this provider was very good

Oct 24, 2017
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I really like the care and attention that Dr. Thorsett gives you while you are there. He is patient and takes his time to answer each and every question until you understand.

Oct 18, 2017
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DR. THORSETT IS ONE OF THE BEST DOCTOR'S SO CARING FOR HIS PEOPLE HE TAKE CARE OF. YOU FEEL YOUR IN GOOD HANDS.

Oct 11, 2017
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Even though I live in Salem, I have become a huge fan and promotor of Dr. Thorsett and Silverton Hospital.

Oct 11, 2017
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I can not say enough about Dr Thorsett and his team. Every step of the way during my knee replacement journey I have been beyond impressed with his commitment to my knee recovery. Very kind, smart capable Dr. Without a doubt the best Dr I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with.

Oct 10, 2017
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He had me do some physical therapy and wanted me to lose weight I am trying to do that on my own.

Oct 10, 2017
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Very Happy with this Dr. he was very highly recommend and I liked him Thank you

Oct 4, 2017
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Dr Thorsett is superior with hip, knee replacements, shoulder surgery, and diagnosis. In addition he is caring, friendly and of outstanding character. He has done two hip replacements ( dates deleted)!and shoulder surgery (date deleted) for me. Excellent results on all.

Oct 4, 2017
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Dr David Thorsette gives the best impression of being skilled, knowledgable, and caring of any doctor I have ever met ( I am [date deleted] years old). Doctor Thorsette's reputation is one of renown among PTs, surgeons, GPs, and radiologists. I have experienced poor outcomes in procedures done by other orthopedic surgeons, so I know the difference that a good outcome can make in one's quality of life. One year after my operation, I feel very fortunate that Dr Thorsette was the one who did the implants on both of my knees. Dr Thorsette is simply as good as it gets, from my perspective. I can once again take five mile walks and hikes with my love, and that means more to me than I could ever express.

Sep 27, 2017
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This Health Provider's office Staff are always friendly and welcoming, and make visiting Dr Thorsett's office very pleasurable. Dr Thorsett is probably one of the BEST Doctors I have ever had. He always greets me with a smile and a big had shake

Sep 26, 2017
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Thank you Rebecca for your patience with phone calls and for finding an updated apt. You are appreciated.
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