Dr. Viji Thomas, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Dr. Viji Thomas, MD

Dr. Viji Thomas, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Clinton Township, MI. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas' Care Philosophy

Compassionate care of Chronic Pain Patients. Emphasis given on healthy way of living. Nutrition, exercise, relaxation, spiritual well being all are emphasized. Pain Medications are prescribed but in a very controlled manner avoiding addiction. Interventional Pain Management performed using Fluoroscopy and under Anesthesia if needed.

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    Patient Comments (7)
    in Sterling Heights, MI |
    I have been going to the Gilead Pain Care for over 7 years. When I had my first appointment I was in unbelievable pain 24 hours a day, in every part of my body. Today because of the thoughtful, care from Dr. Thomas, I can function like a normal person. He changed my life 100%. The office staff always greets you with a smile and are very efficient in their work. It feels like family when I'm there. They're are always willing to listen to you. The P.A.s are very professional and courteous.
    Roseville, MI |
    I have been seeing this doctor since 2004. He is a great doctor, I had back surgery in 2004 I have nerve damage in both legs sometimes the pain is unbelievable. I have been getting nerve burns and other shots to stop the pain. If you are in pain and nothing helps go see Dr. Thomas he is great.
    in Macomb, MI |
    I never write comments like this, but the care I have gotten from Dr. Thomas for several years now is so consistently outstanding that I just had to say something and hopefully help someone else needing an exceptional doctor with an unbelievable professional and office staff. Dr. Thomas has basically given me my life back. He has helped me function almost normally again, despite my severe degenerative arthritis. I recommend Dr. Thomas without hesitation and have done so even to family members.
    in Oxford, MI |
    I have been a patient of Dr. Thomas for a while now, I was referred by Dr. Kerkar who is also one of the best doctors ever!!! Dr. Thomas is a wonderful caring doctor. He has helped me for years with no meds!!!
    in West Bloomfield, MI |
    Dr. Thomas is very careful when it comes to narcotic prescriptions. I would say it is good to be cautious at a time when there is an epidemic of narcotic addiction. I want my doctor to be looking out for my long term well being not give me what I ask for without checking. I would recommend Dr. Thomas to anyone. He is a great doctor.
    sterling heightsI |
    Rude and he treated like was a junkie.Now I can't walk without a walker. All he could talk about my meds and I should should left not if you are in my body Some days I try to go days without them. I don't want be to a junkie.i have lupus, fibromyalgia and insulin dependent.
    Please read other comments of patients which differ from this one person's comment. Dr. Thomas is very careful with narcotic prescriptions and that is a good thing when there is an epidemic of narcotic addiction/overdose. Ultimately it is for the good of the patient. It is like getting screened at the airport so we can travel safely.
    in Shelby Township, MI |
    He's a great doctor who manages my pain,he was referred to me by Dr.Kerkar.I don't know what I would do without him,he has a great compassion for his patients and a good team that works with him.You can even joke with him and his laugh makes my day.I would'nt want anyone else taking care of me but him.Hope to have him for years to come.
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    Dr. Thomas' Care Philosophy

    Compassionate care of Chronic Pain Patients. Emphasis given on healthy way of living. Nutrition, exercise, relaxation, spiritual well being all are emphasized. Pain Medications are prescribed but in a very controlled manner avoiding addiction. Interventional Pain Management performed using Fluoroscopy and under Anesthesia if needed.

    Dr. Thomas says...

    Over 12 years of experience. Interventional Pain Management Fellowship Trained at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center.

    Residency in Anesthesiology at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center.

    Dr. Thomas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
    •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Back Pain
    • Chronic Back Pain
    • Chronic Joint Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Facet Joint Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Upper Back Pain


    • Medical School
      Nagpur University / Government Medical College

      Graduated in 1991

    • Internship Hospital
      Detroit Medical Center-Wayne State University

      Completed in 2001

    • Residency Hospital

      Completed in 2004

      Detroit Medical Center/ Wayne State University

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Interventional Pain Management

      Completed in 2005

      Wayne State University

      Completed in 2005

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Malayalam
    • Marathi

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    • Pain Medicine
    • Interventional Pain Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection