Thomas S. Obermeyer, M.D.

Orthopedic Shoulder & Sports Medicine Surgeon located in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and Bartlett, IL

About Dr. Obermeyer

Dr. Obermeyer is a Board Certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery and sports medicine.  He is recognized as a leading shoulder subspecialist, offering state of the art arthroscopic repair and complex shoulder replacement and revision shoulder surgery.  He also performs knee arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction and repair, and knee replacement.  Dr. Obermeyer’s care philosophy centers on compassion, open communication, and individualizing treatment especially when surgery is an option.

Dr. Obermeyer received his undergraduate degree with summa cum laude honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.  He went on to receive his medical degree from Albany Medical College where he was awarded magna cum laude honors and obtained research distinction for his extracurricular research thesis.  He was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, an honor conferred on top student physicians.  Dr. Obermeyer completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.  Under the direction of Evan Flatow, M.D., he then completed advanced fellowship training in shoulder surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  He pursued additional fellowship experience in France under Europe’s most highly recognized shoulder surgeons.

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Obermeyer has published articles on shoulder replacement innovations and biological improvements in fracture treatment.  He has a number of published book chapters.  He maintains active participation with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  

When not seeing patients, Dr. Obermeyer enjoys baseball and ice hockey, sports he previously competed at the collegiate level.  He enjoys fishing, a pastime he developed during his youth growing up in Alaska. He is a team physician for several local area high schools and is committed to providing exceptional care to injured athletes.  

Call Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Obermeyer.

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Dr. Obermeyer is a Board Certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery and sports medicine.  He is recognized as a leading shoulder subspecialist, offering state of the art arthroscopic repair and complex shoulder replacement and revision shoulder surgery.  He also performs knee arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction and repair, and knee replacement.  Dr. Obermeyer’s care philosophy centers on compassion, open communication, and individualizing treatment especially when surgery is an option.

Dr. Obermeyer received his undergraduate degree with summa cum laude honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.  He went on to receive his medical degree from Albany Medical College where he was awarded magna cum laude honors and obtained research distinction for his extracurricular research thesis.  He was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, an honor conferred on top student physicians.  Dr. Obermeyer completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.  Under the direction of Evan Flatow, M.D., he then completed advanced fellowship training in shoulder surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  He pursued additional fellowship experience in France under Europe’s most highly recognized shoulder surgeons.

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Obermeyer has published articles on shoulder replacement innovations and biological improvements in fracture treatment.  He has a number of published book chapters.  He maintains active participation with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  

When not seeing patients, Dr. Obermeyer enjoys baseball and ice hockey, sports he previously competed at the collegiate level.  He enjoys fishing, a pastime he developed during his youth growing up in Alaska. He is a team physician for several local area high schools and is committed to providing exceptional care to injured athletes.  

Call Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Obermeyer.


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Credentials
  • Dr. Obermeyer's Credentials

    Dr. Obermeyer is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, elbow, and sports injuries. He joined Barrington Orthopedic Specialists in September 2013 and offers the most advanced and modern treatment alternatives.

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Locations
  • Schaumburg

    929 West Higgins Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60195

    (847) 285-4200

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    Elk Grove Village 

    120 East Higgins Road
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    (847) 285-4200

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    BARTLETT

    864 West Stearns Road
    Bartlett, IL 60103

    (847) 285-4200

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Patient Reviews
  • “Dr. Obermeyer was excellent and so was your staff.” 

    – Vince L.

     

    “Dr. Obermeyer explained everything and answered all my questions, did not try and just rush me thru my appointments. He is a very patient and kind doctor. The staff at both the office and the surgery center were also super very helpful and caring.”

    – George B.

     

    “He is the reason I am walking so well and am back at the gym. He is understanding of one's situation, listens to his patients, and comes up with intelligent and useful plans. He ALWAYS has the answers to any questions I may come in with, and seems to truly care about his patients. He is very respectful and so very nice as well, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing ortho care.”

    – Nancy P.

    "I have also been a patient of Dr.Tashima...I give a five-star rating to both Dr. Tashima and Dr. Obermeyer....Receive excellent care from both of these physicians."

    – Susan M.  

     

    "Dr. Obermeyer found a bone spur on my left shoulder, along with a lot of arthritis. We discussed this and the two of us decided surgery was the best way to treat this. I had surgery approximately 6 weeks ago and am now in therapy at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists. I am very satisfied with Dr. Obermeyer and my therapist."

    – Jacquelyn G.  

     

    "In 75 years, this is the first time in a hospital and everything went fine."

    - Stanley M.

     

  • “Dr. Obermeyer was always attentive to any concerns I had, was always on time (important to me) and my shoulder is doing quite well!”

    – Fred I.

     

    "From first visit through surgery everything went smoothly and professionally! Dr. Obermeyer was patient and very informative in answering all my questions."

    – William K. 

     

    "First of all, he changed his schedule in order to perform my shattered elbow and broken shoulder surgery on the same day as the accident. His bedside manner was all I could have wished for - friendly, frank, and thorough. The results of the 4-1/2 hour surgeries have been very good. His predictions as to my future use have been accurate. I would highly recommend him, his staff, and his facility to anyone with an arm injury. I am also extremely satisfied with the therapy staff a facility."

    – Arthur F. 

     

    "My experience with Dr. Obermeyer was exceptional. My surgery was very successful. He listened to me and showed he cared about how I felt."

    - Elaine F.

     

    "My visit was, as always, professional, caring, and fast without being rushed. I would recommend Barrington Orthopedic Specialists across the board on every level. The staff is cheerful and friendly. Dr. Obermeyer is a kind, concerned physician and a wonderful, skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Obermeyer."

    - Susan M.

     

    "I cannot thank Dr. Obermeyer and the physical therapy staff enough for what they have done for me. I experienced a bad fall in July of 2015 and needed an emergency total reverse shoulder replacement surgery. I consider myself extremely lucky to live in the Chicago area, or I might not have the use of my right arm. Dr. Obermeyer is a wonderfully talented and kind surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with any type of shoulder injury. The physical therapists and staff have made rehab a wonderful experience, helping me to regain movement and strength, as well as providing encouragement and great home exercises. They have become my extended family! Thank you, Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, for everything."

    - Cathy W.

     

  • "We were days from leaving on a long awaited vacation to England and Scotland when I fell and broke my arm. I had been to Barrington Orthopedic and asked the hospital emergency room to refer me there. I had never met Dr. Obermeyer, but he quickly assessed my situation, found a way to begin healing my arm by putting a pin in it. He was very thoughtful, concerned, and caring about me as a person and that I badly wanted to go on my vacation. Short story, he fixed my arm well enough that I was able to go on vacation and go with minimum discomfort. THANK YOU Dr. Obermeyer and all your staff. We had a wonderful vacation."

    – Karen C. 

     

    "Came for a second opinion and Dr. Obermeyer was thorough with the exam and advice. He listened carefully and worked with all the questions we had. On the day of my shoulder surgery he made a stop to see me before the procedure giving me a feeling of comfort and calming my pre-surgical fears. He's awesome. When it came time for my physical therapy, I was absolutely convinced Barrington Orthopedic Specialists was the best place I could have chosen. David Erkson was wonderful, always pushing me just a little bit more each visit and never rushing me through my appointment time. I was very pleased with the overall experience at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists."

    – Annette S.


    "I had rotator cuff surgery on 5/28/2015. I'm on a speedy recovery, using the PT at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, and very pleased with their services!"

    - Donald V.


    "With two very active kids, injuries can happen and when they do, we are at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists. The medical and therapy staff are very professional, friendly, and can quickly ease kids' (and parents') fears. The care we have received has been complete and inclusive of the entire injury with therapy services when needed. I am thankful the offices are close to home with convenient hours!"

    - Jeanine S.

     

    "Dr. Obermeyer and his staff were top of the line. Very professional attitude with relaxing and greatly appreciated humor during my time in pain."

    - Dan N.

     

    "I had rotator cuff surgery in April of 2014. Dr. Obermeyer did an exceptional job, and with the excellent physical therapy help of Katlin Millin, I can report complete recovery. I feel as though I could play 3rd base for the Cubs, if the position wasn't currently in great hands. Not bad for a 73 year old!"

    - Raymond K.

     

    "I fell playing Pickleball and hurt my wrist. I knew that I needed to see a doctor. The thought of spending hours in an emergency room only to be told to make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor the next day would be frustrating. So I was so pleased when I called and was able to get an appointment with you within only ONE hour!! You came highly recommended. Barrington Orthopedics staff was very pleasant. The atmosphere very bright and clean!"

    - Nancy F.

  • Joe C. Jan 11, 2018 (Healthgrades)

    "He was great and honest: would recommend to everyone."

     

    Vinni H. Jan 06, 2018 (Healthgrades)

    "Dr. Obermeyer performed a labrum repair on my shoulder. He is not only very knowledgeable in his field but he has a great bedside manner as well. Explained everything in a way I could easily understand. I am 3 months post op and doing well. Very happy with my results so far."

     

    Tom F. Jan 05, 2018 (Healthgrades)

    "Dr. Obermeyer was good listener. answered all my question, and explained reason for surgery and detailed timeline of what recovery was like."

    Denise M. Dec 13, 2017 (Healthgrades)

    "I was very pleased with the result of my knee replacement. I could tell right after surgery that it was a success."

     

    Dan H.  Nov 23, 2017 (Helathgrades)

    "I had difficulty with my shoulder for a number of years and eventually the shoulder interfered with my daily life. I then set an appointment with Dr. Obermeyer who ordered x-rays and other tests to determine the extent of damage to my shoulder. After reviewing the tests he said I needed a full reverse shoulder replacement. Three and a half months after surgery, Dr. Obermeyer released me to return to my normal daily life. Dr. Obermeyer did an excellent job from start to finish."

     

    Sister M. Nov 17, 2017 (Healthgrades)

    "I would recommend Dr. Thomas Obermeyer without any hesitation. He is extremely knowledge and relates well to patients. He explains procedures very well and does so in an understandable way. He is professional, yet friendly. One can sense his care for you as a patient in need of his outstanding service and expertise."

  • Eileen T. (Google)

    "My 10-year-old daughter broke her elbow, which required 2 surgeries. Both went without a hitch, and it healed beautifully. Appointments were easy to make, and we never waited long at all. All and all, the practice is efficient. Dr. Obermeyer is very personable and easy to talk to. He took his time to explain everything in detail. My daughter was scared, but he put her (and Mom) at ease. Would highly recommend."

     

    Mary Ellen P. (Google)

    "Dr. Obermeyer is very compassionate and through. Had a much better outcome from previous surgery. I like that I see Dr. Obermeyer each visit, which i had not had with a previous surgeon. I am glad I came to Barrington Orthopedics and Dr. Obermeyer for my surgery. His PA is excellent. There is a level of compassion here that I have not had before. Highly recommend."

     

    Rony S. (Google)

    "I see doctor Thomas Obermeyer for my shoulder and knees. He's great! He's detailed and takes as much time as needed to explain everything to me and all treatment options. He's very genuine and a very nice guy l. I highly recommend him."

     

    Jamil D. (Google)

    "Amazing surgeon! I was so worried and Dr O thoroughly addressed all my concerns and put me at ease. He is very nice and friendly. After just a few weeks, I have full mobility and no pain. He is truly a skilled surgeon. Thanks Dr O for your exceptional care!"

    Susan M. (Google)

    "Dr. Obermeyer is an excellent surgeon and doctor. He did a fantastic job on my mother's reverse total shoulder replacement. She is very elderly and had severe arthritic damage, but it turned out great. She is very happy with the outcome and is finally pain free. He also treated her for a knee and wrist problem along the way. Dr. Obermeyer is not only knowledgeable, but a kind and caring doctor."

     

    Rick F. (Google)

    "Friendly staff. Dr. Obermeyer took the time to explain what was going to happen and answer all my questions, pre and post-surgery."

     

    Diane P. (Google)

    "Dr. Obermeyer repaired my torn right rotator cuff. He is a very friendly, outgoing, professional surgeon. I had this same surgery done twice before on the same shoulder so there was a lot of scar tissue and other issues he had to deal with. I must say I am so impressed with how fast it has healed and the fact that he was able to do everything arthroscopically. Very little scarring. I highly recommend him."

     

    Robert R. (Google)

    "Dr.Obermeyer had done a great job on my shoulder it was a complete tear off of my rotator cuff and he relocated my bicep. I am in my 13th week and it is going great. The therapy is also going great they know just how much to push you to get through the process."

  • Kasi S. (Google)

    "Dr. Obermeyer explained my problem clearly, a torn labrum, and provided options for treatment. This helped me make a decision and thanks to his work I am all good now. I will go easy for a year per his recommendation, though I think I am back to my original self before the tear. Thanks Doc."

     

    Joseph H. (Google)

    "Dr. Obermeyer and staff was amazing! They walked us through every aspect of surgery, recovery and physical therapy. Very modern facility and friendly staff."

     

    Scot C. (Google)

    "Dr. Obermeyer did an outstanding job on my shoulder surgery. His pre and post op office visits were informative, constructive and very well explained. He is very professional and all of the support staff provided perfect communication and organization. Additionally, the physical therapy staff is excellent as well. Good job everyone."

    Aly R.

    "Dr. Thomas Obermeyer is a Orthopedic Doctor at Barrington Orthopedic. I went to see him for a shoulder injury recently. I had an excellent experience under Dr. Obermeyer's care... His knowledge, transparency, communication and the skill to repair my shoulder has me on a positive road to recovery. The Physical Therapists at Barrington Orthopedics have also done a tremendous job... very patient, thorough and helpful."

     

    Arthur F (doctorreview)

    "First of all, he changed his schedule in order to perform my shattered elbow and broken shoulder surgery on the same day as the accident. His bedside manner was all I could have wished for - friendly, frank, and thorough. The results of the 4-1/2 hour surgeries have been very good. His predictions as to my future use have been accurate. I would highly recommend him, his staff, and his facility to anyone with an arm injury. I am also extremely satisfied with the therapy staff a facility."

     

    Jacquelyn G. (doctorreview)

    "I last saw Dr. Obermeyer for a check on my shoulder surgery performed by him. He is always interested in how I feel and I am grateful for that. He makes me realize I am welcome to come back to see him with any problems."

  • Corrie A. Dec 22, 2017 (Healthgrades)

    "My family and I have had nothing but good experiences with Barrington Orthopedics and Dr. Obermeyer. My daughter is a competitive cheerleader and broke two bones in her arm in a tumbling fall. Dr. Obermeyer knew just what to do medically and professionally to make her comfortable and to heal her. She jumped right back into her sport as if nothing ever was wrong with her arm. When I started having problems with my knee I knew exactly who I trusted with my care.; Dr. Obermeyer."

     

    Douglas J. Dec 20, 2017 (Healthgrades)

    "Dr. Obermeyer and his staff are great. Came in three months ago with pain in my right knee and three months later I am pain free."

     

    Ronald C. | Dec 15, 2017 (Healthgrades)

    "Dr. Obermeyer is very thorough in explaining how the surgery procedure goes and the recovery time. I am very impressed with him and his staff."

    Ronald R. Nov 06, 2017 (Helthgrades)

    "Very pleased with Dr. Obermeyer, his patient surgeon-relationship and the results of his surgery on my shoulder. I have recommended him to friends and fellow police officers."

     

    Andrew H. Sep 29, 2017 (Healthgrades)

    "Very thorough about the procedure you are going to have and what to expect. Barrington Orthopedics is a top notch facility with equipment for therapy after surgery to get you back to normal. Staff very friendly and helpful."

     

    Melissa A. Jul 11, 2017 (Healthgrades)

    "I walked into the office not know by what the future held for me and my torn ACL. Dr Obermeyer calmed my nerves right away by discussing all of my surgery options and clearly explaining the procedure as I knew nothing about ACL surgery. The day of my surgery couldn't have ran smoother. He was an amazing doctor and a phenomenal surgeon. I'm three months out of surgery but I'm already running and progressing above normal. I'm so thankful for Dr. Obermeyer."

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