Sonya Thomas - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Sonya W. Thomas

Sonya W. Thomas, MD

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Dr. Thomas says her mom, a nurse, inspired her to become a physician. “As a little girl, I loved hearing about her work days,” explains Dr. Thomas, who “knew from an early age that medicine fascinated me.” She says specializing in family medicine provides the opportunity to treat a variety of conditions and to offer a continuum of care to patients of all ages, from babies to grandparents. “If I was limited to one field of medicine, I would feel I’m missing out on too many aspects of my patient’s lives,” says Thomas. In school, she played first base on her softball team and running back and lineman on her college’s intramural flag football team. She enjoys musical theatre and travel in her spare time.


12522 Lambert Rd
Whittier, California 90606
  • Main: 562.789.5420
  • Fax: 562.967.2929

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





Family Medicine



Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


Keck-USC School of Medicine


Family Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

September 01, 2017
Professional and to the point
August 31, 2017
Sonya was a very nice Dr.
August 29, 2017
Was a great experience
August 29, 2017
Dr.Thomas has been my provider for about 5 years now. She is kind, funny and very knowledgeable. I always look forward to seeing her.
August 29, 2017
Dr. Thomas is superb. I hope she never leaves like the 3 dr.s I had prior to her. Whatever you have to do to keep her, please do it. She is a keeper.
August 24, 2017
Dr. Thomas is very personable and easy to speak with. She is very knowledgeable and provides good suggestions and information.
August 15, 2017
Shows a caring attitude
August 11, 2017
Good doc.
August 07, 2017
Excellent physician.
August 01, 2017
She's a great doctor and fun!
July 28, 2017
Dr. Thomas is caring, knowledgeable, and attentive.
July 28, 2017
Dr Thomas was recommended to me by my sister and niece. I'm pleased to have her as my PCP.
July 27, 2017
Worth the wait!
July 24, 2017
She always listens and answers questions directly. Gives encouragement when test results are good, and also gives good advice when they need to improve.
July 24, 2017
Rather than provide drugs she believes in alternate solutions..
July 06, 2017
She was very concerned with my health needs and concerns. Very attentive and cared to clarify what my concerns were, without making me feel like I was making a big deal out of nothing.
July 03, 2017
Wonderful doctor and staff!
June 23, 2017
Great staff and doctor. Always kind and ready to answer any question.
June 23, 2017
Caring, gentle Physician. Takes time to hear concerns. Very attentive, explains diagnosis.
June 22, 2017
Capable, knowledgeable and pleasant physician
June 22, 2017
Dr Thomas is very efficient. And makes me feel very comfortable.
June 20, 2017
Dr. Sonya Thomas is one of the best family doctors I ever met. I already recommend her to few off my family and friends.
June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017
I'm very comfortable with my doctor and confident that I can get her support in every situation. I won't forget that when I was diagnosed with cancer, she referred me to the specialists immediately.
June 15, 2017
Always like Dr Galbreath he is the best, staff and other providers are also great too.
June 05, 2017
Dr. Thomas is very thorough and actually knows my information before she comes into the room. She also follows up on any concerns.
May 23, 2017
See last section's comment.
May 22, 2017
Customer service and patient relationship was outstanding!
May 22, 2017
Great Dr and staff!
May 19, 2017
I highly recommend PIH for your medical needs.
May 19, 2017
I love my doctor. Dr. Sonya Thomas is genuinely concerned about her patients and takes time to listen. I like her "bedside manner." She stays calm and never gets too "excited" about anything. And she has a good sense of humor.
May 19, 2017
Dr. Thomas is a caring and attentive physician who listens well andexplains things clearly. She provides referrals when needed in a timely manner. She usually responds to e-mails within 24 hrs. andsees that prescriptions are re-ordered when needed.
May 16, 2017
I do not recommend the PIH Health near the hospital. Staff need a customer service class!!!
May 12, 2017
Great doctor and staff
May 12, 2017
Dr. Thomas is the BEST!!
May 09, 2017
Dr Thomas and her assistant Erika are amazing.i have been a patient for approximately 10 years. I travel 40 minutes just for her services. I've even paid extra for my insurance just to have Dr Thomas as my provider.
May 05, 2017
Don't go there until they get there staffing sorted out.
May 01, 2017
friendly, kind, and well inform
April 28, 2017
My provider demonstrates she cares and remembers our past conversations.
April 27, 2017
Great provider who is nice and very understanding.
April 25, 2017
Very pleasant atmosphere.Nurse Erika extremely nice.(think thats her name)
April 24, 2017
Doctor and nurse were great. Front desk could've been nicer
April 17, 2017
Dr. Thomas listens carefully and is very thorough.
April 17, 2017
Dr. Thomas is the best doctor I have had ever! She is very thorough and takes the beat care of me!
April 04, 2017
Very thorough and a good listener. She has a very positive attitude and relates well to her patient.
April 04, 2017
Very cheerful,good attitude with her patient
March 30, 2017
She is very easy to talk to. She answered my questions and made helpful recommendations.
March 28, 2017
Dr Thomas is awesome. She is very easy to talk to.
March 23, 2017
Dr. Thomas is a great listener and spends time - the appointment does not feel rushed.
March 07, 2017
I liked my Dr
March 03, 2017
Excelente trato profesional de la Doctora y de todo el personal
February 28, 2017
PIH has an awesome app to easily review your own medical history.
February 28, 2017
Dr. Thomas is an amazing Doctor who truly cares about her patients. She always makes you feel as if you are her only appointment of the day. Her staff mirrors her attitude and offer an expectional experience from the moment you walk through the door.
February 13, 2017
Dr. Sonya Thomas has been my provider for a few years and about a years for me and my wife and she has been great. She is curtious and proactive in getting my medications and treatment that I need. I moved out of state a few years ago and she along with my other doctors coordinated care with my new doctor to get me the appropriate medication that I needed. And I will be forever greatful for helping me with that process. I just recently came back to California and as soon as I got my insurance I immediately chose Dr. Thomas as my primary care physician.
February 03, 2017
This doctor and support staff were good listeners and caring of my issue
January 27, 2017
I have had this provider for 11 years and I have been quite pleased.
January 27, 2017
She is thorough, compassionate and knowledgeable.
January 24, 2017
Doesn't take appointment times seriously. Has no respect for patients time. She just takes patients when she feels like it. Not happy at all that I wasted my time waiting.
January 10, 2017
Great down to earth manner and you feel really comfortable discussing health issues with her.
January 09, 2017
January 06, 2017
Great Doctor and staff. Very nice
December 02, 2016
Dr. Thomas is a great doctor. Very patient and thorough. I definitely will come back to her.
December 01, 2016
Easy to talk to, good listener, very competent provider
November 22, 2016
I love the fast service. The option to check in before I show up and the convenient way to pay. I love the staff. They are attentive and friendly.
November 21, 2016
November 18, 2016
November 15, 2016
Dr Thomas was great, but I think that she is over booked with too many appointments by the scheduler
November 14, 2016
Bright Medical has "changed for the best".I see improvements every time I visit.
November 08, 2016
Make sure you're on schedule
October 31, 2016
I have only seen her maybe 3 times, really can't comment
October 28, 2016
She is patient and willing to listen
October 21, 2016
Very thoughtful and thorough and spent time listening to every concern with feeling rushed
October 20, 2016
Les reconmendaria esta oficina de doctores son muy amables
October 13, 2016
Dr. Thomas is a good doctor. My family and I have been with her for years. Unfortunately, she is so overwhelmed with patients that we rarely get appointments with her, unless it's scheduled months in advance. My daughters have reluctantly transferred to other doctors. Again, Dr. Thomas is great and the transfer was in no way a reflection of her -- unable to see her on a regular basis was the cause for the transfer.
October 10, 2016
Dr. Sonya Thomas is excellent family practice physician, who spend time to ask appropriate question and answered all your questions and concerns.,
October 06, 2016
October 03, 2016
September 23, 2016
She was very patient even at the end of the day, I did not feel rushed and she listened to what I had to say..Looked at my past history too..