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

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..
September 19, 2016
Great doctor with a very sweet and empathetic nurse (Erika). Makes for a pleasant visit during stressful times.
September 19, 2016
Dr. Thomas is very thorough. It was only my second visit with her and she is on top of my health. I really like her and would recommend her
September 19, 2016
Excellent caring doctor.
September 16, 2016
She not only listens to what you have to say. It she hears you. I am very pleased.
September 13, 2016
I'm a new patient but I do feel comfortable with doctor.
September 13, 2016
She is a great doctor
September 08, 2016
I told them about what occurred to decide on my diagnosis, and what I was told to do to take care of my problem.
August 19, 2016
Dr. Thomas is an excellent Doctor. I would follow Dr. Thomas any where .
August 16, 2016
If you need a good supplement insurance choose Caremore. They have good doctors
August 15, 2016
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August 15, 2016
That you get good quality care.
August 11, 2016
I would recommend her highly, in fact my sister needs a new one so we might have another patient for Dr. Thomas!
August 11, 2016
Dr. Thomas is the BEST doctor I have ever seen,
August 09, 2016
Sonya Thomas is very personable and very professional. She is a new physician in my healthcare plan and I really, really am glad that my co-worker referred me to her as she is very considerate of my time, feelings and concerns. I am very pleased with my new primary care physician.
August 02, 2016
I always tell my friends and family that I feel uncomfortable and intimidated with my doctor. I feel like she's always in a hurry and she sometimes acts rude with me. I even told them that it seems like she doesn't like her job very much.
August 01, 2016
Dr Thomas is very funny and easy to talk to she cracks me up all the time
August 01, 2016
Dr. Thomas makes me feel very comfortable. I feel like she is a friend not just my doctor.
July 26, 2016
Dr. Thomas is the best doctor we have ever had in our lives. Dr. Thomas sees my whole family, wife and daughters. I always recommend her to friends & family. Dr. Thomas really "listens" to our needs. And "speaks" to us that we may have a good understanding. Dr. Thomas is very compassionate, patient (I tend to ramble on and on about my illnesses), and wise. Her obvious experience gives us a confidence we can trust. I could go on and on. Suffice to say Dr. Thomas deserves, has earned, a BIG raise and a medal of honor for her years of Service.
July 22, 2016
Thank you for your professionalism and helping me with my health issues. Great job Dr Thomas and her nurses.
July 18, 2016
My Dr and her staff are top notch.
July 18, 2016
my doctor and I are a team in regards to my health
June 28, 2016
I have been using this provider for about 10 years and am very satisfied.
June 27, 2016
I would tell them that Dr. Thomas is an excellent Dr.
June 24, 2016
I would simply tell them that she is a good Dr. but they would need to go for a visit and make up their own mind.
June 24, 2016
Dr thomas was very knowledgeable and understanding
June 20, 2016
That I found a very nice Dr.
June 20, 2016
Dr Thomas is caring,, attentive, thorough and very pleasant
June 20, 2016
Excellent..........I am very satisfied in all aspects of my visit
June 16, 2016
Same as previous question!
June 13, 2016
Very personable, professional. Easy to talk to.
June 03, 2016
I'm happy with my doctor and the insurance company so far
June 02, 2016
She was very professional
May 31, 2016
Made me feel comfortable, listened, and was thorough
May 31, 2016
I am very pleased with Dr. Thomas as my medical expert!