I am a Hoosier and was born and raised in Hamilton, Indiana. Growing up I always dreamed of living in the Southwest US. Through my travels, I have come to learn that northern Indiana suits me well and is home. I enthusiastically returned to Indiana in 2007. It is hard for me to imagine any other career than medicine. My interests are varied and medicine allows me to be a care provider, teacher and scientist. It has afforded me a good and fulfilling life which I invest back into my two girls. I have been science oriented since I was very young. My uncle is a Family Practitioner in Wickenburg Arizona and I remember admiring his role in his small desert town. I didn't have exposure to the various specialties in medicine until my clinical years of medical school. Truthfully there were many different fields of medicine that interested me. Urology seemed to fit best as it was a nice balance of surgery and clinic. I also felt urologists tended to be funny and easier to engage. As I learned more about myself I realized that I can connect easily with others and talk about anything with anyone especially sensitive topics. I learned during residency that urologic patients tended to have treatable diseases and patients were very grateful. It was during those long days and nights of calls that I fully appreciated Mark Twain's quote. "A kind comment can power me for a week." After residency, I was an Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee. I enjoyed teaching resident urologists. It was difficult for me professionally to leave an academic position. After moving back to Indiana, I actively sought to be volunteer faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine. Through this position, I train Family Practice residents and teach medical schools students. I hope that at least some of these future providers stay in our community. I have a varied private practice. I estimate 2/3 of my patients are male and 1/3 are female. 3/4 are over 50. I see some pediatric patients. I have been fortunate to care for our Veterans for nearly 20 years now. I love the sign outside our local VA Medical Centers that reads "The Price of Freedom Can Be Seen Here" and take those words to heart. My philosophy with doctor-patient interaction is straight forward. I favor shared medical decisions and encourage two wat communication. I suspect most patients would describe me as a likable guy that can engage in plain conversation about any urologic issue. My interests include traveling with my 2 girls and my dog. The 4 of us have a lot of fun together. I am hopeful my girls stay inspired with education and I suspect that medicine may be something they explore in the future.
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The doctor patient relationship works best with shared medical decisions. I see myself as an advocate for my patient. Often there are more than one pathway to a successful treatment plan and the pathway should be tailored to the individual.
Dr. Thomas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Urology
Board certified in Urology
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Thomas' Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
End-Stage Renal Disease
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
Kidney Infection, Acute
Male Sexual Conditions
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Complex Penile Surgery
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
Incontinence Sling Procedure
Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1999
University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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