Our Practice

Jeremy M. Thomas, D.P.M.

ThomasSuitPic2Dr. Jeremy M. Thomas was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. He grew up playing tennis, golf, soccer, and was a goalie in ice hockey. He graduated from Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, NC, with a BS degree in Sport Management with a concentration in "Exercise Science and Fitness Management". Dr. Thomas received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed his surgical residency at the very competitive Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, GA, which is a highly ranked program where many of the attending surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally as some of the leading surgeons and educators in the field of foot, ankle, and leg surgery. Dr. Thomas founded Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialist, PC in 2009 to provide the Cary community with the highest level of foot and ankle care.

Dr. Thomas has privileges at all WakeMed and Rex Healthcare system facilities, including the Rex Ambulatory Surgery Center. He takes full foot and ankle Emergency Room call at each of these hospitals. His office is well equipped to treat non-surgical urgent care needs and he is available 24 hours per day for all foot and ankle emergencies.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the teaching and research faculty for The Podiatry Institute, an internationally recognized teaching foundation for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.  He continues to give back to the profession of podiatry through teaching and lecturing as well as serving as the chairman for the Mini-Residency program for the Podiatry Institute in GA, where he is responsible for training other podiatrists on the most up to date surgical techniques.  He has also authored chapters for textbooks and journal articles in his field.  Through his commitment to continuing education, he has completed research studies that are currently submitted for publication.

Dr. Thomas has traveled to El-Salvador on Medical Missions, where he performed many pro-bono reconstructive surgeries on children with clubfeet, who otherwise would not receive medical attention for this issue.  He plans to continue to give back in this way throughout his podiatry career.

Memberships/Affiliations:

  • North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society
  • APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)
  • Fellow, AAPSM (American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine)
  • AAPPM (American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management)
  • ACFAS (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)          
  • Faculty of Podiatry Institute, Decatur, Georgia

Education:

  • BS, Western Carolina University, 2000
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, 2006
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, DeKalb Medical Center, 2006-2009

Licensure:

  • NC Licensed Podiatrist, Privileges for amputation, foot and ankle surgery

 


Referring Physicians

Thank you for trusting our practice with your patients experiencing foot and ankle issues. Please know that we will treat your patients with the utmost respect, provide them with excellent care and inform you of our evaluation and treatment plan. We are happy to partner with you to provide our mutual patients with exceptional podiatric care in a nurturing and professional environment.

To refer your patients you may fax our office the insurance card, pertinent health records, demographic information and referral form, if necessary. You may also call our office to give us the referral information. We will schedule your patient as quickly as possible.

Click here for a list of insurance plans we accept.

Phone: 919-851-3435

Electronic Fax: 877-294-0766


What is a Podiatrist?

inoffice1A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon.

Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists, such as Dr. Thomas, are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training, after earning an undergraduate degree.

Podiatrists earn board certification with advanced training, clinical experience, and by ultimately taking an exam. The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine are the certifying boards for the field. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice. Dr. Thomas holds the highest level of certification and licensing in the North Carolina.

Podiatrists play an important role in your overall health care as they:

  • Consult with patients and other physicians on how to prevent foot problems.
  • Diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities.
  • Perform surgeries to correct or remedy such problems as bunions, clawtoes, fractures, hammertoes, infections, ruptured Achilles, and other ligaments and tendons.
  • Perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, gait analysis, x-ray and lab tests.
  • Prescribe and fit patients with custom orthotic inserts that correct walking patterns.
  • Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis.
  • Evaluate and treat foot and ankle disorders in children.
  • Assess and treat injuries to the foot and ankle.
  • Treat patients with diabetic or gout foot conditions.

Dr. Thomas trained in a highly regarded residency program in Atlanta, GA, and is a specialist who should be a part of your healthcare team to provide you with his expertise in foot and ankle health.