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About Dr. John P Thomas
Dr. John P Thomas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lubbock, TX. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with University Medical Center, The Hospitals Of Providence Sierra Campus and Las Palmas Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. John P Thomas has the following 1 specialty
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
- Liver Diseases
- Pancreatic Diseases
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Had to have emergency surgery. Had to wait for him to get to the hospital. He gave orders for no pain meds until he could see me, which took over an hour and a half, all the whole I was in excruciating pain. After the surgery I told the nurses that the Tylenol that he prescribed for abdominal surgery pain was not doing the trick in any way. He then gathered all of my nurses and his assistant and had them all come to my room with him to gang up on me and tell me that it had to be working because it works for other people. After not being taken seriously and arguing for about thirty minutes, all the while hearing him preach about how he does mission work in foreign countries (what does that have to do with the discussion we're having??), I had to threaten to ask the head of the hospital for a consultation with a pain specialist before he would change the meds. He then prescribed Dilaudid, which you know, awesome, definitely not feeling any pain now. It just seemed kind of childish. Like, 'Fine, you want something for pain then let's go to the extreme and give you the most powerful thing we can.' All in all, he just seems like a man with a god complex, no idea of what it's like to be the one in the hospital bed, and no desire to listen to his patient.
Dr. Thomas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1993
Lsu Health Sciences
Dr. John P Thomas accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
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Locations & DirectionsSouth Plains Surgical Associates, 1120 W Loop 289 Ste 230, Lubbock, TX
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