Pamela Thomas, Physician Assistant
Pamela Thomas is a Physician Assistant from Bloomfield Hills, MI. Pamela completed her post-graduate studies in Physician Assistant Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she was an exercise physiologist with a Master of Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Ma. During this time, she assisted patients with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes to modify their lifestyles via exercise and proper nutrition. She then spent time working as a PA in both a cardiology practice and an OBGYN practice in Dearborn, MI.
Pamela became a PA in the hopes of conveying a preventative approach to patients regarding their health. However, she felt that in a traditional hospital setting, she was limited in her ability to help patients recover and heal due to the confines of traditional healthcare practices. She expressed a desire to help patients become well by addressing and evaluating the underlying causes of their conditions or illnesses rather than treating symptoms only, or by prescribing treatments that further contribute to other problems in the body. Pamela finds joy and excitement in teaching her patients about their bodies and health so that they will become excited about participating in their own wellness plans.
With her background and principles in “wellness achieved through lifestyle”, Pamela began studying alternative approaches to medicine. This is where she began to discover the principles of Functional Medicine. Pamela now has extensive training in Functional Medicine by both the Institute for Functional Medicine and Dr. Waller. In applying the principles of Functional Medicine, Pamela is inspired to increase awareness and contribute meaningful care to patients seeking to improve their health and well-being.