November 17 2010The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock announces the return of Dr. Robert C. “Bob” Thomas, M.D., to its medical staff as a family physician. Dr. Thomas worked at the Alicia Roberts Medical Center (ARMC) in 2007, before joining the staff at the Craig Clinic where he has been for the past three years. Prior to moving to Prince of Wales Island, Dr. Thomas was a physician in private practice in Juneau and at Sitka Community Hospital. Before that, he was a flight surgeon for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. “We are very excited to have ‘Dr. Bob’ return to ARMC,” said Donna Miller, Clinic Administrator for the SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center. “I know his patients also are very pleased he is remaining on POW.” “SEARHC is a great organization and I strongly believe in the SEARHC mission,” Dr. Thomas said. The SEARHC mission is “to provide the highest quality health services in partnership with Native people.” Dr. Thomas earned his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, W.V., and he completed a residency in family practice in Daytona Beach, Fla. While working in Daytona Beach he won the 1990 Quality Health Care Giver of the Year Award and the 1996 Most Compassionate Physician Award. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner so he can provide flight physicals for pilots on POW. Preventive medicine, aviation medicine and anti-aging are professional interests for Dr. Thomas. He also enjoys spending time with his family, the Civil Air Patrol and flying as a private pilot. For more information, contact Dr. Thomas or ARMC Clinic Administrator Donna Miller at 755-4800.