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Congratulations Dr. Thames!

By December 19, 2018December 26th, 2018No Comments

Dr. Elbert “Teb” Thames, an experienced General Surgeon with privileges at Covenant Medical Center and High Plains Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas and Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder, Texas has been named by Texas Super Doctors® as one of the top doctors in Lubbock for 2018. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians.  Dr. Thames has been honored by Texas Super Doctors® since 2005 & is a member of the Texas Super Doctors® Hall of Fame.

A native of Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Thames is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Thames has over three decades of experience as a surgeon. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and completed his residency at the University of Texas San Antonio.

Dr. Thames performs all aspects of general surgery, as well as thyroid surgery, skin lesions, gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery, and breast surgery.

Dr. Thames provides weekly regional general surgery clinics in Lubbock and in Snyder and performs outpatient surgery at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder, Texas, Covenant Medical Center and High Plains Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

When he’s not working, Dr. Thames enjoys spending time with his family as well as the time-honored tradition of ranching in West Texas.

Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked to consider the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?” Since 2005, MSP Communications has published Super Doctors lists across the country in newspapers, inserts, and magazine special sections devoted to Super Doctors.

Honorees are also found online at, where selected doctors can be searched by name, medical specialty, and location.