Dr. Thomas Powers, MD

Dr. Thomas Powers, MD

Addiction Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
Dr. Thomas Powers, MD is an addiction medicine specialist in Santa Ana, CA and has been practicing for 51 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1967 and specializes in addiction medicine and critical care medicine.Read his story

2001 E 4th St Ste 200

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Contact Information

(714) 795-3577

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Dr. Powers' Experience

Dr. Powers' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Addiction Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Powers' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Powers "Thomas Shelton Powers, MD, founder, CEO and medical director of PowersMD Wellness, has amassed a distinguished career of over 30 years. He is a highly skilled and experienced physician who specializes in a wide range of cutting-edge health and medical interventions. He is focused on the areas of anti-aging and preventive medicine, cosmetic medicine, stress management, pain management, addiction recovery, wellness, weight management, and regenerative medicine. Dr. Powers leverages integrative treatments designed to reverse common “burn-out” and to restore optimum health and well-being. He specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for healthy aging. Dr. Powers’ patients are often complimented for “looking 10 years younger” as an outcome of their personalized PowersMD BHRT and wellness program. He also utilizes epigenetic testing and therapy for addressing all forces affecting aging and disease, encompassing genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. He uniquely combines internal and cosmetic medicine for healthy aging of mind and body. Dr. Powers is strongly committed to practicing the highest quality and most effective medicine by spending ample time with each patient and creating personalized medical programs and therapies for each unique individual. He continues to be at the forefront of lifestyle and regenerative medicine. Dr. Powers also serves as Medical Director at Serenity Shores, a provider of highly successful addiction recovery services. While having a very solid foundation in conventional medicine, and having practiced in a variety of settings (hospital, urgent care, emergency, clinic and office-based), Dr. Powers has kept abreast of leading-edge advancements in the fields of systems biology and functional medicine. He uses a “systems approach” to predict, prevent, and treat age-related health decline and chronic diseases. He is an active member in the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition to his leadership in integrative medicine, Dr. Powers is also an innovator in advanced breakthrough cosmetic facial and body procedures. He utilizes body composition analysis and targeted nutritional recommendations and procedures to help achieve an optimal lean body composition. Dr. Powers is cross-training in rapid addiction recovery therapy with Richard F. Mestayer III, MD, pioneer and world-leader in the delivery Brain Restoration Therapy+ (“BR+”). A breakthrough treatment, BR+ is a detoxification and a nutrient replenishing treatment that restores healthy brain chemistry. Central to the treatment is the utilization of a clinically proven and medically administered IV therapy along with additional nutritional support individualized for each patient. Energy deficiency in the cells of the brain can lead to symptoms such as: irritability, memory and concentration problems, depression, apathy, low intellectual energy, increased anxiety and panic, and increased craving for alcohol, sugar and nicotine. The Brain Restoration+ process bathes the brain in a continuous pool of natural and highly therapeutic coenzymes. In combination with his active training in BR+ Therapy, Dr. Powers is progressing toward his advanced certification in addiction recovery medicine with A4M. He is committed to advanced continuing medical education and training to remain at the forefront of medicine. Dr. Powers devotes the time to personally help each patient achieve the outcome they desire through individualized procedures and personalized healthcare. He strives to help individuals achieve natural-looking results by utilizing the most advanced cosmetic techniques, and emergent age management and wellness solutions. Dr. Powers is widely recognized for having developed the breakthrough “20 Minute Face Lift,” which is intended to provide a more youthful and vibrant appearance by substantially revitalizing and smoothing the upper part of the face with Botox®, and filling in lines and creases on the bottom portion of the face with Juvederm® and Radiesse®. His proficient training and experience in the field of skin rejuvenation and skin tightening has won him recognition and several prestigious awards over the past 12 years, such as being a Black Diamond Award recipient for Thermage® 2003 – 2011, successfully treating more than 4,000 patients. Dr. Powers earned his undergraduate degree from Centenary College with high honors and was selected for a National Institutes of Health Scholarship to study Pharmacology at Tulane University Medical School. He later earned his medical degree from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. After his residency at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, he served as Lt. Commander and Emergency Medical Officer on the front lines in Vietnam, with the 3rd Marine division of the U.S. Navy. In addition, Dr. Powers practiced emergency medicine in San Francisco until serving as President and CEO of one of the largest emergency physician groups in the nation – Medicus Medical Group, overseeing 200 physicians. Dr. Powers stays highly active beyond his professional practice. He “walks-the-walk” when it comes to healthy lifestyle. He takes advantage of his knowledge of healthy aging and cosmetic treatments to remain optimally youthful—inside and out. He is a passionate cyclist, competitive dancer, hiker, and music lover. He cooks at home when possible to ensure a healthy diet. "


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2  Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Powers does not have any board certifications listed.

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

3 Sanctions
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (8/18/2017)
    Action Taken: Suspension
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
  • Gross Negligence (7/14/2017)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
  • Unknown (1/17/2017)
    Action Taken: Suspension
    Summary: Dr. Thomas Shelton Powers; License # 15640 - NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The California Medical Board has suspended the respondents medical license.
    State: California
0 Board Actions

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


  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1967

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Powers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Powers to family and friends
50 total reviews (15 have comments)

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Dr. Powers' Performance

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  • Answers questions

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Office & Staff Performance

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  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

This is the worst place in the world. The last time I was here I waited 2 hours. Today, I have been waiting an hour. There is really no point to making an appointment.
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Disfigured my foot and have been walking in pain since my foot surgery in 2017. Do not use this Dr. No bedside manner, spends two minutes with you and you wait an hour to see him. Biggest mistake in my life to use this so called surgeon.
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Knowing exactly what was wrong with my foot (a fractured sesamoid, which was later confirmed via MRI), he didn't listen to any of my history and instead told me I have gout. Gout?? He told me to go get blood tests and sent me on my way, with a broken foot, no prescription for pain medication, and...more
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Doc was very rude and Horrific, no one knows whats going on here. The doctors are incompetent and if you call the place and ask for medical records they will transfer you from person to person until you give up then give you fake numbers to call! Do not go here!
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I had a disturbing experience with Dr. Thomas S. Powers. He completely dropped the ball in diagnosing an injury and had me doing weeks of therapy and treatment for the wrong thing, He didn't even do an MRI to do an accurate diagnosis until a year later when I was still having pain. Felt rushed at...more
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