Antonio Thomas, MD
Growing up with 11 siblings just a few blocks from UMDNJ in Newark, Dr. Antonio Thomas has a unique understanding of the personal and medical challenges that his families face. “I’ve always felt a special connection to children, and it shows in our family-centered practice,” says Dr. Thomas, who specializes in general pediatrics. He takes the time to get to know his patients, and offers flexible hours to make himself accessible to families. “Most kids don’t enjoy visiting the doctor, but parents often tell me their child is excited to come see me,” he says.
Dr. Thomas graduated from UMDNJ and remained at its New Jersey Medical School to complete his residency and serve as administrative pediatric chief resident.
He is the associate medical director for the pediatric emergency department at Hackensack University Medical Center, and is affiliated with St. Peter’s University Hospital and JFK Medical Center. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
“Dr. Antonio Thomas always takes the time to explain everything to me and to my son. We have always felt Dr. Thomas takes very special care of our son. He is warm, caring, considerate, informative and he always has a smile on his face. Dr. Thomas provides exceptional care that is heartfelt and very much appreciated and respected.” -Ruth, Hawthorne
“Dr. Thomas embodies compassion and care unlike any other medical professional I've ever encountered. His knowledge and attention to detail are unparalleled. My children absolutely love Dr. Thomas (except when they have to receive vaccinations) and he has become like family to all of us. He definitely deserves to be recognized as one of the top if not the top pediatrician in the state of New Jersey.” -Jay, Middlesex
“Dr. Thomas is a very thorough and caring doctor. He takes his time with his patients and responds to parents/care givers concerns promptly. The children are very happy with their doctor.” -Madeline, West Orange
“Dr. Thomas is top notch. He has great bedside manner and is just awesome with all 3 of my children. He always puts my worries to ease when it comes to the development / illness of each child. He never panics and is always spot on when a diagnose is necessary. Moreover, I can call him at any time, day or night; he responds within minutes and will talk to me until all my questions have been answered and I am “far away from the ledge” (Yes, even with 3 children I still have lots of questions and still get very nervous). Furthermore, when I tell my kids that we are going to see Dr. Thomas, they stop whatever they are doing and are actually excited to go see him.
Another great asset of Dr. Thomas is that he also works in the emergency room pediatric division at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. This gives me greater comfort to know that he is not just a “9-5” type pediatrician; he continues to grow and learn within the field of medicine each and every day. Just recently my fiancé and I moved from the South Plainfield area and relocated to Secaucus. In speaking with Dr. Thomas at one of our children’s visits I told him about our relocation and he said “well if this is too far for you guys to come, I can refer you to other great doctor’s closer.” I said, “absolutely not Dr. Thomas, my kids would be devastated, and we just love you we; will drive however long it takes to get here.” I would also like to mention that he has a great staff and they now have a new system in place that sends you appointment reminders and you can confirm or reschedule via text message. Great Doctor + Great Staff = VERY HAPPY MOMMY OF 3." -Sheryl, Secaucus
“Dr. Thomas is hands down the best pediatrician that I have had the pleasure of taking my daughter to. His approach is phenomenal, and he always treats my daughter as if she were his own. He makes children feel comfortable and always makes them laugh. It’s a true joy.” -Ryan, Plainfield
“Dr. Thomas is fantastic! Great memory, wonderful bedside manner, works in concert with parent and doesn't push just because he's the doctor.” -Natalie, Plainfield
“What I love about my favorite doctor, Dr. Antonio Thomas, is he is loving, caring and patient. Just as if the child or children were his own.” -Donna, Philadelphia
“What i love about Dr. Thomas is that he loves what he does and he is very compassion and explains what is going on clearly. He is always available when needed. One word to describe this doctor is AWESOME! WE LOVE YOU DR. THOMAS” -Shawn-Denise, Irvington
Antonio Thomas, MD
1907 Park Ave., Ste. 103, South Plainfield
Hackensack University Medical Center,
Pediatric Emergency Department, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack
This is an advertising profile from the December 2016 issue of New Jersey Family.