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Dr. Richard Thoma, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Thoma

Dr. Richard Thoma, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Emory University in 2005 and specializes in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.


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(205) 208-9001

Dr. Thoma accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
SelectHealth
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Thoma's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thoma treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Thoma treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thoma treats Chronic Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Thoma treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thoma treats Spondylosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Thoma treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Thoma's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Dr. Thoma believes in using a multimodal approach to improve his patients' pain, functionality, and overall quality of life. His interest in pain management was born during his residency when he cared for patients suffering from chronic pain in multiple settings including the operating room, the intensive care unit, and the pain clinic.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2010
University Of Virginia Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University Of Alabama-Birmingham (Uab)
Residency Hospital
2006
Baptist Health System
Internship Hospital
2005
Emory University
Medical School
2001
Georgia Tech
Undergraduate School
2010
2009
2006
2005
2001

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Dr. Thoma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thoma

4.2

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
71.875%
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4 Stars
9.375%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.125%
(1)
1 Star
15.625%
(5)

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I have been a patient of Dr. Thoma since 2013. Prior to finding him I had seen more than 100 doctors who didn’t have the time of day to help me. Dr. Thoma was the only one who took the time to do the research and proper testing to discover my diagnosis and create a treatment plan, 6 years later he...Read More
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Dr Thoma has been treating my back pain with scoliosis using RF ablation. He is very concerned and humane
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I have been using Dr. Toma about 2 years. He will do everything within his power to make you better. He has a great bedside manner. He prescribes all medicines that I need to help with my pain and the blocks do help with your pain. I recommend Dr.Toma and his whole staff to all my friends
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Easy to make an appointment and seen quickly
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Dr.Thoma and staff are excellent,l highly recommend him
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Locations

Cahaba Pain and Spine Care

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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