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Thomas J. Thekkekandam
Cone Health Medical Group

Thomas J. Thekkekandam, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Family Medicine,
  • Sports Medicine
Patient Rating
4.9/5 (Based on 396 Reviews)
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Thomas J. Thekkekandam, MD, is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He is a primary care sports medicine physician with wide-ranging professional interests, including non-surgical adult and pediatric orthopedics and sports-related injuries, including fractures, sprains and concussions. He also performs ultrasound-guided nerve, tendon, and joint injections and uses interventional biologics (such as Platelet Rich Plasma).

A problem solver, he focuses on making an accurate diagnosis, prefers rehabilitative techniques, and if necessary, highly specific, minimally invasive procedures. He understands that every human body is unique and reacts differently to interventions. His procedural skill, attention to detail and concern for the individual needs of his patients set him apart. He believes in empowering his patients to choose and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

In the past, he has served as a team physician for area high schools and North Carolina A&T University.

Dr. Thekkekandam grew up in Greensboro. Though fitness training is an important part of his life, his true hobby is motorsports.

“I don’t have the typical approach or personality people often expect from a physician. My mantra keeps the patient involved and interested, and when appropriate, I maintain a light and jovial atmosphere.” - Thomas J. Thekkekandam, MD



Medical School

Ross University School of Medicine


Cone Health Family Medicine


Cone Health Sports Medicine

Honors, Awards, etc.

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Sports medicine


Provider Review Comments

May 29, 2021
Dr Thekkekandam is our families #1
May 28, 2021
he not only addressed the problem that I was there for but he also took time and compassion for personal stuff that I was having a hard time with.
May 28, 2021
good experience.
May 21, 2021
Dr.T explained the problem, treatment options very well
May 20, 2021
it's always been good
May 15, 2021
A storm knocked the power out briefly. They were all taking very careful consideration of the contrast and time safety concerns. A very wonderful team of caring people.
May 14, 2021
very knowledgeable and caring
May 09, 2021
Dr T is absolutely fantastic!!! One of the best doctors, if not the best doctor, I've ever seen. He is upbeat, detailed, explanatory, very friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Outstanding doctor ! I can't say enough good things about him !
May 06, 2021
I have never had a more positive experience at a doctor's office! everything from the receptionist, to the nurse to the doctor everyone was absolutely amazing!
May 01, 2021
Dr T always listens, and works hard to find solutions.
April 30, 2021
Always friendly. Very courteous. Takes time with you. Excellent bedside manner. Highly recommended to others.
April 30, 2021
Dr. T explains things very well.
April 30, 2021
Dr. T was detailed and he listened to my chief complaint and assisted me throughout my visit. He answered my questions and recommendations have really helped me.
April 28, 2021
Dr. T is an excellent, compassionate, knowledgeable physician, he kistens and works with you to solve your problem.
April 28, 2021
April 25, 2021
Dr T is always very thorough & caring about my medical concerns.
April 22, 2021
everything is excellent
April 20, 2021
Dr. T is the best. I Live in South Carolina now. I will travel back to North Carolina to keep Dr. T as my primary care physician. He is that good.
April 16, 2021
Dr. T is a very down to earth, polite and willing to assist in any way possible to help.
April 11, 2021
Dr Thekkekandam was very pleasant, patient and informative.
April 04, 2021
Dr. Thekkekandam Is one the the most knowledgeable, concerned about my health, Dr. I have ever dealt with. He always investigates any pains I have and runs tests if necessary. Fantastic Doctor!!
April 02, 2021
Dr. T is the best
April 02, 2021
Always exceeds professional medical expectations
March 31, 2021
Physician was great. No problems.
March 29, 2021
Nurses & staff have been very pleasant, friendly & helpful to me.
March 29, 2021
really friendly and preocupied to find a solution to my problem. He really listen, care and take actions
March 27, 2021
March 22, 2021
Dr. T took the time to explain everything to me and was very professional and caring. I wish other doctor's were as dedicated as they are at this location
March 20, 2021
Dr T is a very caring and responsive and great listener.
March 19, 2021
protocol for treatment explained well. no pressure to have PRP. clearly explained it is not 100% which no one had said to me before. it truly was my choice to choose treatment
March 16, 2021
Dr. T and P.A. took care and attended to all my needs plus some..
March 14, 2021
Great Doctor
March 12, 2021
Dr. T was prepared. He took the time to explain his response to my concern and treatment measures.
March 09, 2021
Dr T is the best. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. He is very thorough in his explanations of treatment options, goes into details of medications being proposed and why they may be necessary, and he makes all decisions more of a team thing. By that I don't mean he seeks my medical treatment input. He presents data and proceeds with explanations, pros/cons, etc. He gets my buy in that we are both trying to keep me out of the hospital!
March 06, 2021
Dr. T was thorough and knowledgeable in his approach.
March 05, 2021
always professional and caring
February 26, 2021
Dr. T is wonderful. Very patient and thorough with answers a d explanations. Funny, to boot!
February 25, 2021
Dr T is an excellent doctor. He thoroughly explains to the patient. Has great bedside manner, and easily puts the patient at ease. He never rushes, and spends as much time as necessary, to answer questions, provide information, explain his diagnosis, and offer multiple treatment options.
February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021
I would recommend Dr. T to any athlete in training
February 20, 2021
the doctor and nurse showed sincere concern and interest in my problem
February 19, 2021
Dr. T always takes time to explain the problem, the treatment,etc..
February 19, 2021
Dr. T and Amber put me at ease immediately and actually made my visit a very pleasant experience.
February 12, 2021
Very professional experience.
February 09, 2021
February 07, 2021
Always Would Recommend Dr. T. Excellent Care Provider.
February 06, 2021
i tell every one I know about Dr t
February 04, 2021
very good care
February 03, 2021
Dr. T is the best.
January 31, 2021
January 29, 2021
Dr Thekkekandam is an excellent doctor; I have complete confidence in the care I receive from him.
January 26, 2021
Dr. T. has a very relaxed manner that put me at ease. He is thorough yet quick in diagnosis and treatment. An excellent doctor.
January 24, 2021
January 23, 2021
Dr T is the best!!
January 22, 2021
Dr. T is very knowledgeable.
January 22, 2021
Doctor was not willing to give me something for post procedure pain. I ask specifically for 1 day of pain medicine because I have had this same procedure twice before and know that I have at least 2 days of bad pain from this injection. I was in a lot of pain for 4 days that began 1 hour after injection and I strongly feel this could have been avoided with understanding and help from the Doctor.
January 21, 2021
Dr. T was very professional, and had remembered things we had talked about at the last visit.
January 21, 2021
I have been seeing Dr T for several years, and I am very satisfied with him.
January 21, 2021
Dr. T and staff are the best!
January 20, 2021
Dr. was very professional. Good 1st experience.
January 19, 2021
*Dr. T. is the best!!!
January 16, 2021
Dr.T has given me wonderful careevery time I have come to him forhelp. Have been coming to Sports Medicine at Cone for over 6 years.
January 16, 2021
Dr T is awesome
January 15, 2021
Dr T was very understanding and was able to get me out of alot of pain within a few minutes. He explains it all carefully and even showed me on a skeleton piece where my pain was originating. I would not trust every doctor with a shot in my back but I have faith in Dr T. I was also happy that we could do an MRI to get a current view of my back issues.
January 11, 2021
Just a great Doctor, He was like a ray of sunshine. Very upbeat, explained everything and listened to my concerns.
January 09, 2021
very personable and caring
January 06, 2021
Very nice clinic and they were very friendly and very caring
January 01, 2021
My brother and I both see Dr T. Because we trust him so much, we have convinced our aging parents to switch doctors to start seeing Dr T.
January 01, 2021
Have all ready recommended him to others
December 25, 2020
Dr. Thekkekandam is always caring & thorough at any appointment I have with him.he provides the excellent standard I want.
December 24, 2020
excellent doctor
December 14, 2020
Dr. Thekkekendam (sp?) has a very kind, caring, but blunt and plainspoken demeanor--exactly what I appreciate. (I've also overheard him with other patients: He tends to alter his bedside manner to fit how he thinks different patients would like to receive information from him, and it works.) I would much rather get past euphemisms and cut to the heart of whatever medical problem I'm having, even if what I'm doing (or not doing) is part of the problem, and he senses that and delivers what I need to know in ways that I can hear his guidance and act on it. Well done! You should also know that other doctors, PAs, and NPs at Med Center Kernersville whom I've dealt with share this attribute. It's just that Dr. T stands out for how well he uses his emotional intelligence in dealing with me and his other patients (again, per the snippets of conversation I've overheard from adjoining exam rooms).
December 11, 2020
This office is wonderful from the time you walk in until you leave. Dr. Thekkekandam is a terrific doctor, who always takes the time to explain what is going on with my issues, and always goes over treatment options. He always take the time to answer any questions I have. He is not only an outstanding doctor, but a kind and compassionate human being. I consider myself blessed to have Dr. T. as my primary physician.
December 10, 2020
always feel comfortable with the Dr he generally cares and wants to help
December 06, 2020
Dr T is an excellent physician, extremely intelligent, caring, and compassionate, one of the few medical provoders that actually listen.
December 06, 2020
Dr. T was great as usual
November 22, 2020
Dr. T was very thorough in every aspect of my visit. Clear understanding of what process we would follow for solving the issue...
November 20, 2020
No problems
November 18, 2020
I always feel very comfortable with Dr. T. He has an exceptional bedside manner, and makes me feel like he really cares, and I trust his recommendations.
November 16, 2020
This was my first time seeing Dr T. Dr Corey was my Dr and I was sad to see him leave but happy for him. Dr T met my expectations and I would see him again. Thank you Dr T.
November 12, 2020
Dr. T is a TERRIFIC doctor!!!
November 06, 2020
Dr. T is a fantastic doctor and man. I highly recommend him to all my friends.
October 28, 2020
Always treated great there.
October 28, 2020
I will always choose to come to this site for my medical treatment... Great Experience
October 22, 2020
Dr. T and Amber were wonderful!
October 20, 2020
Dr. T is always a very good listner and has great pt. skills
October 20, 2020
always recommend this provider to all my friends and family
October 20, 2020
Dr T and his team are always incredible. He makes sure I understand
October 20, 2020
Interaction with all staff was excellent. *Dr. Thekkekandam is not my primary care physician, my answers to questions pertain to both *Dr. T. and my primary care physician *Dr. Methamly. Interaction with both is excellent.
October 19, 2020
*Dr. T is very caring and does his job very well.
October 15, 2020
Dr. Thekkekandam is a wonderful doctor; very friendly, concerned, and knowledgeable.
October 14, 2020
i always recommend my family snd friends
October 01, 2020
Absolutly the best care providers I have ever utilized!!incredible
October 01, 2020
September 30, 2020
*Dr. T. is great in all areas.
September 28, 2020
was neither good or bad but was excellent as usual. Dr T always provides me with information as needed and is very informative about my needs as a patient concerning my medical history. Dr T is the best doctor I have ever had since changing to Cone Health in Kernersville, NC several years ago.
September 27, 2020
Dr. T was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to test the things I was having issues with even if I couldn't explain it as well.
September 27, 2020
Just the best.
September 25, 2020
My wife and I think Dr Thekkekandam is excellent, glad to have someone who is extremely knowledgeable take care of our health orthopedic needs.
September 24, 2020
Dr. T knows his stuff.
September 21, 2020
Frist or second visit to this office and they made me feel well cared for. Empathy was in the air... :)
September 20, 2020
provider did an amazingjob and nurse was great
September 20, 2020
Never have a prblem wiyth anyone at the office. very helpful and informative.
September 18, 2020
excellent care
September 18, 2020
Dr. T always provides the best care whenever I have seen him. This was a Tele-appointment since I was experiencing Covid symptoms and had been exposed to a co-worker who tested positive. Dr. T went above and beyond to calm my concerns and make sure I got tested as soon as possible. I always recommend him to anyone needing an excellent sports doctor or overall general practitioner because of his care, attention to detail, and re-assuring professionalism.
September 18, 2020
dr. T and his assistant are a wonderful team they put my concerns at ease and made me feel very comfortable with the Treatment
August 31, 2020
*Dr. T. is always very informative & so cheerful. His treatment has always been "spot on" & I've had excellent results.
August 27, 2020
Doctor's nurse and nurse assistant do an amazing job! They are very friendly, compassionate and helpful!
August 19, 2020
Seems to so rushed most of time.
August 17, 2020
Dr. T is great, thorough, friendly and makes you feel at ease.
August 16, 2020
August 16, 2020
Excellent care.
August 12, 2020
My experience with Dr. T is always the best. He knows me and takes the best care of my needs. You should give him a raise. Hey Dr. T. It's me your favorite patient. Richard
July 31, 2020
Dr. T was an excellent provider. I normally see PA Jade Breeback, but she was unavailable on this occasion. I needed an appointment for an acute issue, and the office got me in for an appointment that same day. Dr. T spoke to me as an equal, diagnosed my issue, and provided a treatment plan efficiently. He explained his thought process to me, and allowed me to ask clarifying questions. He was jovial and energetic, and despite the fact that I was injured, I enjoyed my appointment at the doctor's office. I have come to find that such a positive experience is consistently the norm at this practice, and I recommend this practice to family and friends often.
July 26, 2020
outstanding as always
July 24, 2020
Very good!
July 24, 2020
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