Sonya Thomas - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Sonya W. Thomas

Sonya W. Thomas, MD

4.7 / 5 (based on 244 Reviews) View 78 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)


Patient Reviews

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.
March 16, 2018
Doctor Thomas, YOU ARE SIMPLE THE BEST !!!
March 16, 2018
Doctor Thomas attended to all my questions and concerns.
March 13, 2018
I am very pleased with the care and attention that I get from this provider.
February 26, 2018
Provider was interested in my well being and checked previous doctors' notes.
February 26, 2018
Dr Thomas is a good listener and does not treat me with condescension. She answered all my questions clearly, and I enjoy her sense of humor. Good doctor!
February 20, 2018
Just a very competent, and knowledgeable Doctor. She makes me feel more healthy.
February 12, 2018
Great doctor
February 08, 2018
Dr. Thomas is patient and understanding.
February 06, 2018
Dr. Thomas is my primary doctor and I often see another Dr. because it's hard to get an appt. with he, when I'm sick today, I don't want to have to wait weeks,when I''m sick now so I see who I can,which has often been the case. I want a primary gets to know me and I can get to know through the years.I know there will be times I may have to see someone else but, not more then my primary.
January 29, 2018
It’s a nice office and everyone was so nice and helpful
January 29, 2018
I would say that the staff is very warm and friendly. I was happy with the level of service that was provided to me by the staff and the Dr.
January 19, 2018
She cares about her patients
January 18, 2018
She was friendly, easy going, easy to talk to. She paid full attention to me, when I was speaking. She didn't seemed to be in a rush like other Drs.
January 12, 2018
Dr Thomas is very personable and explains things so you can understand.
January 11, 2018
She's a great doctor and I'm very happy with her
January 05, 2018
Dr. Thomas always spends the time to do a thorough exam. I never feel rushed. She always listens to my concerns and explains clearly. I am very happy with her.
December 29, 2017
Very caring and good Doctor!
December 28, 2017
Really good Dr.
December 07, 2017
Dr. Thomas was very friendly and approachable. The experience did not seem like a "doctor-patient" role; rather, a knowledgeable confidant that could help me solve some of my health issues.
December 01, 2017
I just met her. She was efficient and pleasant.
November 30, 2017
I want to tell anyone needing a Great Dr to go see her asap.Yes you may share my feedback.
November 27, 2017
Very attentive and listened to my concerns.
November 24, 2017
That I finally found a good doctor that can pay attention of what your saying. And give the time to listen.
November 20, 2017
You have to wait a while for your turn to see the doctor. (in the room)
November 16, 2017
Don’t dismiss your patients. I don’t come here because I feel good.
November 10, 2017
They are great but the wait is a little too long
November 07, 2017
Enjoyed speaking with her. Dr. Thomas explained things in my chart that I had not been informed about in the past. Very much appreciate that!
November 03, 2017
The office did not call me and asked if I was with a previous doctor to bring medical records
October 19, 2017
Satisfied with service
October 17, 2017
The wait time for an appointment is way out of compliance. The phone hold tie is also ridiculous.
October 17, 2017
I've never felt as comfortable with a physician, as I did with Dr Thomas.
October 16, 2017
TO GO SEE DR. Thomas!
October 13, 2017
Dr Thomas is so thorough and personable. She listens and shows she cares. PIH didn't take my wifes PPO insurance so had to leave.she even changed her insurance as so on as she could just so she could have her as her primary. We trust her.
October 10, 2017
Long wait!!!!
October 09, 2017
GREAT first experience !!
October 09, 2017
Dr. Thomas is truly terrific!
October 03, 2017
This was my 11 year old daughters first time seeing Dr. Thomas after having the same pediatrician since she was an infant. She said Dr. Thomas was easy to talk to and she really liked her personality.
September 22, 2017
I had a 4:00 appointment on a Friday. I was late to my appointment and the staff were kind enough to fit me into the schedule. I know this is not easy to do, especially at the end of a long day at the end of a long week. I truly appreciate the entire staff and Dr Thomas. Thank you.
September 19, 2017
local, convenient & timely
September 15, 2017
Excellent listener and never feel rushed.
September 08, 2017
Very knowledgeable, professional, efficient and personable.
September 08, 2017
Dr Thomas is a very compassionate individualShe is very knowledgeable and makes sure all vaccinations and screening tests are up to date. You are notified of test results promptly. She and her staff are always clear in their instructions and are professional and respectful and polite.
September 08, 2017
Dr Thomas is thorough and listened to my concerns.
September 01, 2017
Professional and to the point
August 31, 2017
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The electronic check in before the appointment saved me time. I was seen on time and had my concerns answered.
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.