Dr. John Thomas IV, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 47

General Surgery

Dr. John Thomas IV, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Defuniak Springs, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension Sacred Heart Bay and Healthmark Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Thomas IV, MD

Healthmark Regional Medical Center

4413 US Highway 331 S Defuniak Springs, FL 32435 ()
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2 malpractice claims Found
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  • Settlement (5/1/2018)View details
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Dr. Thomas IV' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Colorectal Cancer Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas IV performs Colorectal Cancer Screening more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Thomas IV performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Skin Screenings
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Dr. Thomas IV performs Skin Screenings more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Thomas IV performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Screening Colonoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas IV performs Screening Colonoscopy more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Thomas IV performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Thomas IV' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • ENT Cancer
  • Enteral Access and Management
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Melanoma Surgery
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic-Assisted Liver Resection
  • Robotic-Assisted Pancreas Resection
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Thomas IV' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thomas IV

4.3

Based on 11 ratings

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The greatest doctor. He saved my husband's life. He is the epitome of what a good doctor should be.
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
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Hutch5 – Mar 14, 2020
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Our loved one got amazing care from Dr.Thomas and his 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
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Jesse M – Mar 14, 2020
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Great physician and surgeon. Friendly and personable. He gives you his full attention and makes sure you understand everything you need to. He did a great job with my husbands surgery.
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
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BeachyQueen10 – Mar 13, 2020
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Dr. Thomas is a phenomenal Physician/Surgeon. He is very personable and you can see that he genuinely cares for your well being. He actually listens to you. I have never been seen by a more thorough doctor than Dr.Thomas and I have been to many. His patients are his first concern.
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
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Blogger Mom7 – Mar 11, 2020
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We see Dr. Thomas at the Healthmark Clinic in Defuniak. He deserves 100 stars, not a mere 5. The sign in process at the clinic is fairly easy and fast. We have never had a long wait. When you get back to the exam rooms, you are treated with the upmost respect. Dr. Thomas genuinely cares and takes his time with every patient. He listens and interacts with you on a personal level. He is quick to devise a plan of action to take care of whatever medical issue you may be having. His surgery skills are unmatched and a tremendous asset to Defuniak Springs and surrounding areas. Healthmark Regional is blessed to have Dr. Thomas on 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
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ALH – Mar 11, 2020
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If I could give a zero I would. He made several extreme errors and almost cost my husband his life.
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May 24, 2019
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This doctor almost killed me. I went in for resection of my stomach and removing polyp When I was under anesthesia for 19 hours and got septic shock. I was in ICU for a month and Health South for another month. Do not let him touch you.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Terri in Panama city, FL – Aug 05, 2018
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Great surgeon excellent staff. They go above and beyond the call of duty. Really nice people. I had to go to 3 other sugerons that refused to do my sugery and endure months of pain until I was finally referred to Dr Thomas. Dr. Thomas had no problem doing my surgery and booked an operating room right away. Now my stomach feels better and I look better because Dr. Thomas stepped up did my sugery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jacqueline Fisher in Panama city beach, FL – Sep 28, 2017
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Is always available and concerned about his patients. Has taken personal time with my husband who has had some problems and explained everything so we could understand. His staff Dottie is wonderful too!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Hibbard in Panama City Florida – Jun 13, 2017
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Care Philosophy

"My Patients are my purpose. Each individual deserves the best outcome. I assure you that I will not let up until your surgical needs are met". -Dr. Thomas Read more

Biography

John Thomas, MD, earned his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.  He then completed his General...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Burn Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Board Certifications

Education

2004
Medical College of Georgia
Internship Hospital

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Dr. Thomas IV frequently treats Colorectal Cancer Screening, Skin Screenings, and Screening Colonoscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thomas IV treats.

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Dr. Thomas IV' office is located at 4413 US Highway 331 S, Defuniak Springs, FL 32435. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Healthmark Regional Medical Center4413 US Highway 331 S Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Thomas IV is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension Sacred Heart Bay

Panama City, FL

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Healthmark Regional Medical Center

Defuniak Springs, FL

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average