Dr. Donald Thomas, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Donald Thomas, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Clinton, MD and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Thomas has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Baylor University medical school in 1989. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thomas to book an appointment.

Dr. Thomas

Arthritis & Pain Associates

9131 Piscataway Rd Ste 310 Clinton, MD 20735
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Thomas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Thomas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Thomas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 345-5600.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Thomas is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Thomas is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Gout
Osteoarthritis
Chondrocalcinosis
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Dr. Thomas' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Gout
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Thomas accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Thomas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thomas

4.8

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Donald E Thomas is very best their is, he has been treating me for lupus and arthritis for over twenty years now and i love him like a son, and i do so appreciate him and thank God for him. So Dr. Thomas keep up all your good work that you have done for others we all so very thankful you (YOU ARE THE THE BEST) so thank you thank you, and i love you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ruth Bruno-Dickerson – Jul 15, 2021
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Dr. Thomas was very helpful explained everything about my arthritis and how to help minimize the pain …. Bedside manner is by far the best I had …. Will continue to see him for my shoulder issues
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William Boyd kelley – May 21, 2021
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Doctor Thomas is a lifesaver for my husband and I . He takes the time to listen and truly understand what we are going through and comes up with a plan to help us feel our best! He monitors all our medications and regularly does blood work to make sure everything is working together for our best health! We are blessed to have him as our rheumatologist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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Debra Lees Hoffman – Feb 28, 2021
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Dr. Thomas has been caring for me for almost 20 yrs. He really cares about his patients and he shows it. He sent me the nicest hand written note when I lost my son in 2012, and again in 2017 when I lost my husband. It meant so much to me to know that he would actually take the time to let me know that he was thinking about me and my loss. Dr. Thomas has a great bedside manner and yes, I would follow him to Greenbelt if necessary.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joan J Williams – Dec 24, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions on my first visit. I've been to 3 different specialists and had 2 surgerys which we now think were unnecessary. I was a total wreck, barely able to walk even with a cane and just about every joint was in pain. You addressed the issue with my knee and with just one visit I could walk pain free. After 2 years of suffering with joint pain you tested everything possible to get to root of it. My husband was just as bad as I was. He has issues with both knees and you have made it possible for him to soon play softball again. My daughter is experiencing some of the same symptoms I have and you have already got her on the right track. We've talked about you so much and she's seen the change in me, she was elated you could take her as your patient. We appreciate how thorough you are by getting all of our medical records to give us the exact diagnosis and treatment. THANK YOU.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Janie Fenwick – Aug 26, 2020
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The BEST Dr. I have ever met!!! Very caring with great bedside manner! He is very efficient and thorough, always stays up to date with current treatments. I am lucky to be his patient!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Aug 17, 2020
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Dr. Donald Thomas is the best doctor I've ever had. He has changed my life immensely, and alleviated my arthritic pain. He exerts every effort to extend superior care to his patients. It is my sincere opinion, that he is simply the best in his profession. He is highly recommended, and continues to be a blessing in my life. I am truly grateful for his dedication to his patients. I want to also commend the office staff!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Tonjala Ponds – Oct 31, 2019
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I always felt that he insisted I come back for follow ups too often. I always felt that every time I had a pain or discomfort the answer was always to increase my prescription dosage. My most recent blood work he ordered resulted in nearly $2K in claims being submitted to my ins. co. I think it's a bit excessive. I quit smoking over 5 years ago now and his records still show me as an active smoker. I've asked to have that changed on several occasions but it never changed.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To as accurately as is currently possible to diagnose the cause of patients' musculoskeletal disorders, then to offer the most up-to-date therapies; making...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Brooke Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Brooke Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1989
Baylor University
Medical School
1985
University Of Houston-University Park
Undergraduate School
1981
Georgia Military College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Awards by vitals.com, 2009-2011
  • Top Doctors by Washingtonian Magazine, 2010
  • AMA Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation, 2007-2013
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award, 2000-2007

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Does Dr. Donald Thomas, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Donald Thomas, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Donald Thomas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thomas frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Thomas specializes.

Where is Dr. Donald Thomas, MD's office located?

Dr. Thomas' office is located at 9131 Piscataway Rd Ste 310, Clinton, MD 20735. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

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Arthritis & Pain Associates9131 Piscataway Rd Ste 310 Clinton, MD 20735
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Arthritis & Pain Associates

Arthritis & Pain Associates7300 Hanover Dr Ste 201 Greenbelt, MD 20770
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 3:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 3:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 3:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 3:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 3:00pm
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