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About Dr. Michael Thomas
Dr. Michael Thomas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Bariatric Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Hospital and Episcopal Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Thomas has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
Dr. Thomas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Temple University Hospital
Temple University Hospital - Episcopal Campus
16 Years Experience
Drexel University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
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Locations & DirectionsTemple University Hospital, 3401 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
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