Ratings for Dr. Douglas Thom
I saw Dr. Thom for the first time in 1990 for a second opinion. I was very pleased and was impressed by his awesome bed side manner. After that he has been my doctor ever since. He was compassionate when my child was still born and has given me exceptional care all these years. I have referred to him my mother, sister, niece, countless friends and co-workers. I am sincerely sorry for anyone who has a bad experience at a physicians office as this is the worst place to have a bad time but I think this doctor is phenomenal. As a matter of fact, I think he is the best.
Dr. Thom was such a nice Dr! My husband is active duty and was doing a lot of sea trials during the 10 weeks or so of my pregnancy. He missed the first and second ultrasound and Dr. Thom was so nice that he did a quick impromptu Ultrasound at 10 weeks when my husband came back from his sea trials. Unfortunately, during the time I delivered, Dr Thom was in England visiting his mother so Dr. Coyle delivered my son. I wish we still lived in VA. I'd definitely have him deliver my daughter who I'm 20 weeks pregnant with now!
I am sure that pregnant women or women looking to become pregnant will have excellent luck with him -- however, as a woman with debilitating endometriosis who only wanted relief from pain, I received only patronizing responses from him. I had been refused the option of a hysterectomy by another doctor because 31 is 'too young' to know I'm all right with not having children. After failing to do an exam because he 'really didn't think it was necessary' Dr. Thom put me on a treatment that made my condition worse. He, too, refused me surgery because I 'couldn't know' that I wouldn't change my mind, and stated his intent to run me through more ill-advised treatments. His failure to do an exam also resulted in a uterine tumor going undetected until I found a third, more conscientious doctor. Said doctor called Thom's treatment of me ridiculous and is giving me the surgery I need. Unless you want babies, do not let this man tell you what he thinks you need.
He has been my OBGYN for two decades and I think he is one of the best! He fought for me when I had trouble with my insurance company. Helped with fertility issues, and later during two very difficult pregnancies he was there to support my husband and me. Also, he handled the routine procedures well. I agree with the other reviewers that the staff could be friendlier though.
Excellent dr, very pleased with him. He is super nice, and very smart. I've seen a few ob/gyns and have worked at one as well and he is by far the best I've seen yet. He is caring and tries to help you. You can see that hes not just coming in for a pay check, he actually cares about his patients and wants to help them. Sad to say that the other doctors in his practice aren't good. Infact I really wish he would atleast have one good one with him in there. If I have another baby I don't know if I'll go back to him b/c I don't like dr Callendar that I had that was on call. But Dr Thom is the best I will say.
Dr. Douglas Thom's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Univ Of London, St George'S Hosp Med Sch (352-24 Pr 1/71) (Grad. 1976)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- United Healthcare Dental