William D. Thomas II D.O.  FACOI, FAAP, FACOP, CAQSM
Board Certified; Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine 

William Thomas, DO

Dr. William Thomas started in health care as a Respiratory Therapist back in 1992.  Different experiences in that field led him to become a corpsman (medic) in the U. S. Navy, and that in turn led him to medical school at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). When in medical school he enjoyed everything and had a hard time deciding on a residency. During his internship year at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, he really liked the Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency program there and was able to continue his training at the same institution. As an IM/Peds physician, Dr. Thomas treated children and adults, and in outpatient clinics or hospital settings.

After residency, Dr. Thomas wanted to continue his specialization in Sports Medicine. Having attended medical school at VCOM in Blacksburg, and knowing the strong affiliation with Virginia Tech, he decided to join the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at VCOM–one of the top sports medicine departments and staff in the country.  He stayed in the area to teach at VCOM and settle with his family here after his Fellowship training.

Dr. Thomas enjoys biking and hiking, and most outdoor activities. While he enjoys traveling,  he loves anything involving the ocean, especially boating or SCUBA diving.


MANUAL TRAINING

  • Osteopathic Manual Therapy
  • Active Release Technique (ART) for the lower limb

EDUCATION

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Osteopathic accredited, 2012-2013
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, 2008-2012
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA
AOBP Certified: Jan 30, 2014
AOBIM Certified: Sept. 10, 2015

Traditional Rotating Internship, 2007-2008
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

Osteopathic Medical School, 2003-2007
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
Doctor of Osteopathy Degree

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, 1990-1994
Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Med)
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Associates Degree: Respiratory Therapist

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

American Osteopathic Academy of Pediatrics, Boarded 2014
American Academy of Osteopathic Internist, Boarded 2015
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine: Boarded 2018

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Valley Sports & Spine Clinic, September 2022 – present
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics/Sports Medicine
Blacksburg, VA

Lewis Gale Physicians, Christiansburg Family Medicine, September 2013 – August 2022
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics/Sports Medicine
Christiansburg, VA

Team Physician, Bluefield Blue Jays, 2016 – 2020
Minor League Professional Baseball
Bluefield, VA/WV

U.S. Navy Corpsman, 1996-2002
U.S. Navy