Dr. Joseph Thomas, MD

Dr. Joseph Thomas, MD

Pain Management  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. Joseph Thomas, MD is a pain management specialist in Erie, PA. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey and specializes in pain management, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

2374 Village Common Dr Ste 100

Erie, PA 16506

Contact Information

(814) 833-7246

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thomas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis
normal
more than 5% of peers
Spine Deformities
normal
more than 5% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Thomas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thomas "The director and founder of Tri-State Pain Institute, Joseph M. Thomas, MD, is a recognized expert in the comprehensive treatment of acute and chronic pain. Board certified both in pain management and anesthesiology, Dr. Thomas also served fellowships in pain research and anesthesiology. For more than 25 years, he has dedicated his practice to innovative and highly successful pain management."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thomas "At Tri-State Pain Institute in Erie, Pa. our goal is to help you with a comprehensive, conservative treatment plan that works…and lasts.  Since pain can affect every aspect of your life, our treatment plans include your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Our pain management specialists work with you to develop an approach that best addresses your specific condition and lifestyle."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Severe Headache
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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36  Procedures

  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thomas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thomas' Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thomas to family and friends
36 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Thomas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Thomas is Awesome! He is the best at giving injections. I highly recommend him if you’re in pain. His staff is amazing.
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The care and results I receive from Dr. Thomas reaches far beyond my level of expectations and satisfaction. I am always seen in a timely fashion, and always receive excellent care and speedy relief. His wonderful staff also helps to make the process simple, as well as comforting.
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I would recommend Dr.Thomas at Tri-State Pain Institute to anyone who is suffering from any kind of pain he is an amazing Dr he's so thorough and knows exactly what he's doing amazingly gives you an injection exactly where it needs to be there's no pain involved and the relief you feel is amazing...more
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As a multi-year patient of Dr. Thomas, my satisfaction level exceeds all boundaries. The excellent care I receive has kept me in comfort, and OFF of a surgical table. I recommend Dr. Thomas skills to any and all. Also, kudos to an excellent and caring staff. Timothy Boetger Sr.
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I have been a patient of Dr Thomas for almost 30 years. He has brought me relief on several occasions. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in severe pain.
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