“My goal as a primary care provider is to treat each patient as I would want to be treated. Spend quality time with them, developing a caring relationship where I know them as a person. I want them to feel confident that I have their best interest at heart so they can hopefully trust me as we jointly make decisions regarding their care.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

Greenville Hospital System
Internal Medicine
Greenville, SC
1983 and 1985

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia
Doctor of Medicine
Augusta, GA
1982

Undergraduate School

University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Athens, GA
1978

Professional Association

American College of Physicians
1985 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Thomas’s passion has always been sports, both playing and watching. Playing golf has always been a way he likes to stay active. Playing the guitar and piano, as well as reading a good book are his main ways of relaxing in the evenings. Some of his fondest memories are hiking and camping all over the country with his children when they were younger, including portions of the Appalachian Trail with his son. He is married to Dr. Cheryl Barnes. He has two children, Catherine and Ben, as well as a stepson, John Albert.

Biography

Dr. Thomas graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, with a BS degree in Biochemistry. From there he attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. From there, he completed an Internal Medicine residency program at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC. After completing the residency program, he moved to Thomasville, GA, and has been in private practice in Internal Medicine for the past 30 years. He has also been a member of the active staff at John D Archbold Memorial Hospital, where he served in many capacities including Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, Member of the Credentials Committee, Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, as well as serving as Chief of Staff. Dr. Thomas also served on the hospital board for ten years including the Medical Affairs and Finance Subcommittees. His office practice consists of General Internal Medicine with interests in hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and heart disease.