Sonya Thomas - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Sonya W. Thomas

Sonya W. Thomas, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 218 Reviews) View 75 Comments

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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)


Accepted Insurance Plans and Physician ID Numbers

  • Aetna - 9752120

  • Anthem Blue Cross (paper/online enrollment) - 0AF169

  • Anthem Blue Cross (Phone Enrollment) - 0001169

  • Blue Shield - 00A551550

  • Blue Shield IPA # - IPA0686GH

  • CareMore - 100000000602

  • Cigna - 5416189005

  • Health Net - 3368-056859

  • Health Net Senior - 5162-056859

  • Humana - 227534

  • United Healthcare - 0232470043

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance provider and the doctor's office to verify your coverage.

Patient Reviews

March 04, 2019
Very caring and listens
February 26, 2019
Dr. Thomas is the best. The office is also clean, up to date, there are no complaints
February 22, 2019
She treats and cares for you like family. Attends to all your needs. Very thorough. Great provider
February 15, 2019
I really appreciate Dr. Thomas. We have good rapport and she is straight forward with me. I like her direct and confident presence.
February 15, 2019
Down to earth. Very personable. Shows concern for her patients and their requests
February 11, 2019
This is the worst office. I waited for an hour and ten minutes in the exam room and the doctor never came in. Extremely disrespectful and not helpful.
February 05, 2019
Dr. Thomas is an attentive listener to your health concerns or questions and is friendly and approachable.
February 04, 2019
I would recommend her to friends and family. I am particular about what doctor I go to and was pleased.
February 01, 2019
Would recommend dr Thomas. She is a very caring dr
January 11, 2019
Dr. Thomas is great. Makes you feel comfortable and at home. Very personable.
January 08, 2019
Excellent provider.
January 08, 2019
Dr. Thomas is friendly and has a good sense of humor.Cares about her patients health.
December 31, 2018
I am very impressed with how thorough this provider is.
December 28, 2018
The medical assistant was very friendly and very courteous.
December 28, 2018
December 26, 2018
I love Dr. Thomas very much and I am so happy with her. She really knows my history and cares about me. I feel very comfortable around her and she makes everything really easy to understand. I have absolutely no problems with her and I look forward to every visit with her.
December 13, 2018
very patient and detailed.
December 13, 2018
Felt very comfortable and at ease. She has an excellent bedside manner. thank you!
December 07, 2018
She was very kind and polite. She was very helpful on making me understand in ways that other doctors couldn't. Thank you so much for everything and having the passion on helping me ??
December 07, 2018
Thank you for the good care Dr Thomas
December 07, 2018
This was my first time seeing Dr. Thomas. She was very thorough, professional and very nice.
December 07, 2018
Dr. Thomas has been my PCP for several years now and she's been very good to me and assisted with my medical needs.
December 04, 2018
Dr. Thomas is the best
December 04, 2018
I feel like I'm discussing my health with a friend who uses fact and humor to get me back into shape. I appreciate Dr. Thomas for keeping it real and speaking my language!
November 30, 2018
You are never rushed when you are with her. She takes whatever time is needed.
November 27, 2018
She is gentle in her approach and seems to have knowledge about everyone's health issues. She seems to be able to give the proper solutions for whatever concerns we have.
November 26, 2018
Keep Dr.thomas very hard to find a good Doctor now days.
November 19, 2018
Friendly and easy to understand, listened to my concerns.
November 13, 2018
Dr. Thomas is extremely responsive by email and she really put my mind at ease during our visit. I have a lot going on right now and she listened attentively and was encouraging. I am glad she is my PCP.
November 12, 2018
I have neglected my health care for quite some time - putting everyone's else's needs first. I was very nervous about seeing Dr. Thomas as my last visit was years ago. Dr. Thomas made me feel welcomed in her office and was very attentive to my needs. She did not reprimand me for neglecting my health, but instead, told me she was happy I am getting back on track and will guide me along the way.
October 22, 2018
Dr Thomas is a wonderful listener. She asks questions and explains everything in detail. She makes sure you understand things that she is explaining. She shows she cares.
October 19, 2018
Dr. Thomas has a practical and down-to-earth approach that I like very much. She listens. I feel lucky to have Dr. Thomas as my primary care physician.
October 08, 2018
Very thoughtful provider.
October 02, 2018
Dr. Thomas has been my primary doctor for many years. She has been an excellent health provider.
October 01, 2018
very good at what she does
September 14, 2018
This provider doesn't want to deal with any problems you may have, she only likes to see easy patients and her attitude reflects it.
September 11, 2018
Dr. Thomas is a hard worker who really tries to do her best for her patients. Being forced to see 25 patients a day puts a huge stress on her and limits the time she can spend with each patient. I get the economic challenges today in health care but it should not be a negative experience for the patients.
September 10, 2018
Got all the references I needed. Doctor is a good listener and made good recommendations
September 10, 2018
Dr SONYA THOMAS is an excellent doctor I would recommend her to my family and friends.
September 10, 2018
Great Doctor!!
August 31, 2018
I would recommend this facility to everyone. Staff is very helpful and caring.
August 31, 2018
Very down to earth doctor. Listens great and explains clearly and easily understandable way. Doctor and nurse are fantastic people.
August 21, 2018
Dr. Thomas is a good doctor. Schedule early as she may be difficult to book an appointment with if you hesitate.
August 21, 2018
Dr Sonya Thomas is very patient and listens to your concerns. I feel very comfortable talking to her. I was quite satisfied with her advice to some concerns that I had. I highly recommend this doctor to my Family and Friends.
August 17, 2018
Very attentive and professional. Thank you.
August 16, 2018
As I shared, Dr. Thomas is the best..she knowledgeable, resourceful, kind & such a good listener! We need more like her!
August 14, 2018
Take time to review history about patient and ask how they are doing instead of being schooled about how appointment are only for one thing at a time and any questions or concerns need another appointment I would prefer a more personable doctor
August 07, 2018
She was kind, and listened to my concerns.
July 31, 2018
I like that Sonya Thomas has a real empathy for my condition and she was a listener.
July 31, 2018
This was my first time with Dr. Thomas and she made me feel very comfortable. She was very friendly.
July 31, 2018
Dr. Sonya Thomas always makes me feel like she’s concerned about my health and wants to be sure I take the right steps to stay healthy. I have been very blessed to have her as my Primary Care doctor.
July 27, 2018
Always professional and friendly. Wait times are usually longer than I would expect. I like being able to check in online a couple of days before the appointment.Yes, you may share my feedback.
July 24, 2018
Friendly Doctor and nurse.
July 23, 2018
She listens to what I have to say. She explains any changes she wants to make to my treatment to make sure I'm ok with them and speaks in laymen terms so I understand what she says. Very pleased.
July 17, 2018
Dr is caring and thorough. Office staff are efficient and courteous.
July 17, 2018
Dr. Sonya Thomas has been the best doctor I have had for the past 5+ years. I am so glad she is there for me and my family!
July 13, 2018
Dr. Thomas is very good Doctor and easy to talk to
July 13, 2018
Dr Thomas really listens and understands my concerns. She is knowledgeable and always right on!
June 26, 2018
She listens well and always answers my questions. I appreciate that she has suggestions for alternatives to medications when possible. She is cheerful and very efficient. I always look forward to seeing her and feel I am getting excellent care.
June 25, 2018
Not only is Dr. Thomas knowledgeable in medicine and knows exactly what is needed to help, she has a very kind heart and very compassionate. I trust her, she listens, she is efficient, she gets it! I will only go to Sonya Thomas for my medical needs.
June 18, 2018
Dr. Thomas and her staff were friendly. I thought Dr. Thomas listened very well to my concerns and was very helpful in trying to find a solution for them. She also made me feel at ease while examining me.
May 22, 2018
I am so happy about my provider she is always willing g to listen and explain very good. I would definitely recommend her.
May 15, 2018
Quick appointment and service - Thank you
May 03, 2018
Dr Thomas is great compassionate and caring.
April 24, 2018
Dr. Thomas is very personable and extremely kind. I enjoy my visits with her.
April 19, 2018
Dr Thomas was awesome!!! I recommended her yesterday to two friends
April 17, 2018
Great humor and a good listener. Acts immediately on health concerns.
April 17, 2018
Doctor Thomas is a good listener and acts accordingly on my health issues.
April 10, 2018
Everyone is very friendly the only thing is you have to wait a long time
April 06, 2018
I no longer feel like a number, thank you PIH. I’am very happy as a new member. ????
April 05, 2018
Great experience overall, but ensure you provide enough time as the wait time is long.
April 03, 2018
It was my first time at the office/visit with Dr Thomas. The front desk staff was frenidy. Dr Thomas and her nurse assistant were super sweet and very kind. I appreciate how she tries to get to know her patients vs treating them like a number. Moreover, she seems to be in demand so booking an appointment might be kind of hard. That's my only concern.
April 02, 2018
PIH has always fulfilled my needs.
March 26, 2018
To go another Dr
March 23, 2018
The nurse was very friendly and caring. You can tell Dr. Thomas really cares about her patients and tries to do everything she can to make sure her patients leave with the help they came looking for and I truly appreciate that. She's the best doctor I've had and I've had many.