Dr. Michael Thomas, DO

Pain ManagementMaleAge 57

Pain Management

Dr. Michael Thomas, DO is a Pain Management Specialist in Yakima, WA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jackson Memorial Hospital and Uhealth Tower. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Michael Thomas, DO

Central Washington Endocrine Center

111 S 11th Ave Ste 321 Yakima, WA 98902
Accepting new patients

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thomas

4.6

Based on 18 ratings

5 Star
89%
89%
4 Star
0%
0%
3 Star
0%
0%
2 Star
0%
0%
1 Star
11%
11%
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
I had both cervical and lumbar fusion by Dr. Thomas and it was the best medical decision i ever made. I feel 100% awesome. As a 55 year old man, I have complete functionality and move better and without pain for the first time in a decade.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Alix Newbould – Nov 08, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
I suffered for years with Neck pain, because I was very skeptical about having spine surgery to correct the issue. However, after meeting with Dr. Thomas, he took the time to explain, in detail, the procedure and recovery and really made me more comfortable with proceeding. The surgery went well and the recovery was exactly how Dr. Thomas indicated and I was very happy that I had the surgery. I am pain free and very happy. Thank you to Dr. Thomas and his team.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Frazer Fulton – Nov 05, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
My spine fusion and recovery was most impressive. His personal caring and "listening" is to be commended. His entire team is very available and responsive.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Oswald Wineberg – Nov 02, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
Dr. Thomas is an extraordinarily skilled spinal surgeon as well as a truly lovely person. I had a spinal fusion with another ortho surgeon about 1 1/2 years ago which left me with the same back pain I had before the surgery as well as a new pain in one of my legs. After 1 1/2 years of non-surgical treatments, I finally decided to search for another surgeon. Lucky for me, I found Dr. Thomas. Now, six weeks after surgery, my leg pain is totally gone and my back is so much better! I feel we are blessed here in Orlando to have such a top notch spine surgeon available. His amazing caring attitude and terrific bedside manner are just icing on the cake!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Hankins Filberte – Oct 30, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
Dr. Thomas is the most skilled and thoughtful surgeon I have ever met. He goes above and beyond for his patients and makes sure prep, surgery, and post op are smooth sailing. So grateful to have found him!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Titos Peach – Oct 28, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
I knew that I needed a fusion in my spine at the L4-L5 level for a long time. However, I had put it off for so long because of the pain and long recovery that I saw with people that had spinal fusions. I eventually decided to go forward with the surgery. After seeing multiple surgeons, I chose Dr. Thomas as he does minimally invasive spine surgery. I had a minimally invasive spine fusion at L4-L5 and went home the very next day. The nerve pain in my legs was gone and I only had what I would describe as ‘soreness’ in my back where the surgery was. People couldn’t believe that I had a spine fusion because I was doing so well. I hope that if anyone needs a spine fusion they read this first and go to Dr. Thomas. He was outstanding from start to finish!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Bran Tufton – Oct 23, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
My husband is now 5 weeks out post op. I can say that he is starting to feel like this surgery has helped him improve overall. Pain in back has decreased from an 8/10 to 3/10 during this 5th week it takes time for all to heal properly. We would and have recommended friends to go see Dr. Thomas. He is an excellent surgeon. He has the whole package is very patient oriented, professional and skilled. Truly was a God sent for my husband. My husband had numerous tests an back surgery and none of his surgery helped. Wish we could have found him in 2010 when all my husbands back issues started. Highly recommend he is the best.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Carey Bentley – Oct 19, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
I went to Dr. Thomas after months of being in severe unrelenting sciatic pain and getting strung along by another local practice. Dr. Thomas was so empathetic and patient in explaining everything to me. Dr. Thomas, Sarra and Iryna are all people who genuinely care about their patients. After a microdiscectomy, I have my life back. I am forever grateful and would never go anywhere else.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Doyle Hickey – Oct 16, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
Dr. Thomas is the best surgeon ever!! I was so worried about having spine surgery at a young age. He and his staff worked above and beyond to make sure I got the treatment I needed! He is an outstanding surgeon and he will change your life!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Field Shores – Oct 12, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
I had severe, sometimes debilitating, sciatic pain in my left leg caused by an L5-S1 disc herniation. I tried cortisone injections (3 times), 8 weeks of PT. All temporary. Had a consultation with Dr. Thomas and he was incredibly helpful. Didn't feel forced or under any pressure to get surgery. He was very clear about risks and recovery timelines. I moved forward and had a microdiscectomy. I was in the OR at noon and was out walking with minor pain by 3:30 PM. I am now pain free for the first time in years. If you're considering back surgery, Dr. Thomas is considered by other doctors to be one of, if not the best at what he does (I know, because I asked around).
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Alic Stourton – Oct 07, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
I've had several surgeries with a previous surgeon and never felt like my back was truly improving until Dr. Thomas did my last spine surgery and I have felt the most relief with one spine surgery with Dr Thomas. Sad to see him leave he truly changed the quality of my life. I thank him and my children thank him. Miracle surgeon!!! Cannot thank him enough!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Ermanno Cal – Oct 05, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
Saw this doctor today after feeling pretty hopeless. His empathy and bedside manner impressed me immediately. Not like the others who rushed me out and offered majorly crazy surgery (I am considerably young and do not want surgery). I feel confident in his approach, he took the time to thoroughly explain everything, and I finally see a light at the end of this tunnel of the worst ongoing pain of my life. Very impressed. Great experience so far. Wait time was a little long but I can see why.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Bruce En – Oct 01, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
An amazing doctor that goes very in-depth through every portion of the visit. An amazing specialist, I highly recommend him to everyone!
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
Helpful
May 27, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?
Reply
Dr. Thomas is the best! He has a great bedside manner and goes out of his way for his patients. I feel very comfortable when I see him and trust him immensely.
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
Helpful
ANDREA FELBINGER in DELRAY BEACH, FL – Sep 13, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Thomas?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

As one of the most elite orthopedic practices in the country, our size and strength allows for a larger depth of knowledge. Our physicians are both generally...Read more

Biography

Dr. Thomas brings a tremendous amount experience not to mention his expertise in Neurosurgery. Dr. Thomas is a Medical Specialist who treats diseases and...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Education

2015
University of Miami
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Dr. Allan D. Levi, M.D., PHD, Facs-Spine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1997
Long Island Jewish Mc
Residency Hospital
1997
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
New Hyde Park, New York
Residency Hospital
1997
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine / New York Institute of Technology
Residency Hospital
1997
North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
NYCOM-St Barnabas
Residency Hospital
1997
Schneider's Children's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
NY U
Residency Hospital
1995
North Shore University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Tulsa Regional Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1983
WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE
Undergraduate School
,

Frequently Asked Questions

What other Pain Management Specialists practice nearby?

Click here to compare with other Pain Management Specialists.

What are Dr. Michael Thomas, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Thomas frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Chronic Neck Pain, and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thomas treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Thomas, DO's office located?

Dr. Thomas' office is located at 111 S 11th Ave Ste 321, Yakima, WA 98902. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Michael Thomas, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Thomas has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Thomas, DO?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Washington
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Thomas' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Thomas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Hide other areas of care
Chronic Neck Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Herniated Disc
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Herniated Disc more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Thomas' conditions and procedures:

  • Atlantoaxial Fusion
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Thomas accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(509) 248-3954

Dr. Thomas accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Central Washington Endocrine Center

Central Washington Endocrine Center111 S 11th Ave Ste 321 Yakima, WA 98902
1

Advanced Orthopedic Spine Surgery

NJ Spine and Orthopedic (Altamonte Springs, FL)499 E Central Pkwy Ste 130 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Miami, FL

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Uhealth Tower

Miami, FL

1 Award Received