Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD

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Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD
Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD, FACP, FAAP is President/CEO of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education and The Wright Center Medical Group. She is a board-certified academic Internal Medicine/Pediatrics primary care provider actively practicing and teaching in her Northeast Pennsylvania hometown community classroom. She avidly supports Medical Home delivery and promotes patient-centric, team-based care; meaningful use of enabling health information technology; patient driven agendas and self-management; integrated behavioral/mental health services; and enriched community resource networks. Dr. Thomas leads The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley, an NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home and thriving inter-professional showcase for primary care workforce development, inclusively collaborating with 12 academic affiliates. She brings particular expertise linking individual and team-based trainees' educational milestones with population management and health outcomes to ensure continuous, mutually beneficial care delivery process improvements specifically responsive to population health needs. She is passionate about integrating behavioral health screenings into primary care practice and clinical workflow. Since 2010, she has led The Wright Center's engagement as one of the top-performing United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Agency's Garret Lee Smith (GLS) Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care program participants. To date, The Wright Center has completed more than 4,000 screens within its Mid Valley practice and additional primary care venues (including student health settings serving higher education and medical students). Under her leadership, The Wright Center became a national leader in the GLS Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care program due to patient and provider team engagement with notable top leadership commitment, high provider team satisfaction and global acknowledgment of the value of the process. Her solution-oriented innovations in graduate medical education and primary care have been well-recognized organizationally, regionally and nationally, and have also been spread throughout partnering healthcare organizations. The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley was a leader in Pennsylvania's Chronic Care Initiative and one of 30 practices selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundations' Primary Care Teams: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices initiative. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard's Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency and her favorite professional activity is patient care delivery to multi-generation families within her community, optimized by point of care medical education.

5 S Washington Ave

Jermyn, PA 18433

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(570) 383-9934

Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD

Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD

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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Health Net
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Dr. Thomas-Hemak's Experience

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Dr. Thomas-Hemak's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thomas-Hemak "Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD, FACP, FAAP teaches and practices primary care as a dually board certified Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician in her hometown of Archbald. She is a committed advocate of the Patient Centered Medial Home (PCMH) delivery model, promoting patient and community empowerment, constructive consumerism and patient self-management in an environment emphasizing team-based care delivery.  

She brings particular expertise linking individual and team-based trainees' educational outcomes with population management and health outcomes to ensure continuous, mutually beneficial care delivery process improvements specifically responsive to population health needs. Her solution-oriented innovations in primary care have been well-recognized organizationally, regionally and nationally, and have also been spread throughout partnering healthcare organizations. "

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Scranton
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Mass Genl Hospital Harvard University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Thomas-Hemak's Reviews

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Dr. Thomas-Hemak's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Hospitals where Dr. Thomas-Hemak has admitting privileges

Geisinger - Community Medical Center
1800 Mulberry St
Scranton, PA 18510
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Moses Taylor Hospital
700 Quincy Ave
Scranton, PA 18510
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Regional Hospital of Scranton
746 Jefferson Ave
Scranton, PA 18510
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