Dimitri Michael Thomas, MD

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 12:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Lenoir
701 Doctors Drive
Suite G
Kinston, NC 28501
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(252) 522-4484

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Subspecialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Dimitri Michael Thomas, MD

In high school and college, I was an accomplished sprinter (5th in Texas in the 400m) and was one of 12 recipients of the Texas All-State Scholar/Athlete Scholarship. I am a former U.S. Army Major and deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 to serve as the orthopedic surgeon at a forward operating base in remote Ghanzi Province where I treated complex war injuries. After my 13 years of military service, I completed my sports medicine fellowship in Mis...
In high school and college, I was an accomplished sprinter (5th in Texas in the 400m) and was one of 12 recipients of the Texas All-State Scholar/Athlete Scholarship. I am a former U.S. Army Major and deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 to serve as the orthopedic surgeon at a forward operating base in remote Ghanzi Province where I treated complex war injuries. After my 13 years of military service, I completed my sports medicine fellowship in Missouri where I provided team coverage for the Mizzou Tigers athletic teams. I chose to become a physician because I enjoy helping people. Nothing makes me happier than to have a patient say that they have their life back. I chose orthopedics because many times, the fix is immediate, and results are seen right away. I am mechanically inclined, and orthopedics is a natural fit. I believe in treating the patient, not his/her X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Tailoring the goals of the patient to the plan of action ensures the optimal outcome and allows the patient to have an active role in his/her treatment. My areas of clinical interest include sports medicine; cartilage restoration and meniscus transplantation; osteotomy (bone realignment); ligament injuries; shoulder (rotator cuff and instability); and wide awake, local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT) surgery, especially for hand and wrist surgeries. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and dogs, outdoor activities, exercise, watching basketball, history, and I occasionally dabble in woodwork.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network
  • UNC Health Lenoir

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2004 - 2008

Residency

  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center, 2008 - 2013
  • Area: Orthopedics

Fellowship

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, 2017 - 2018
  • Area: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, 2016
Knee preservation including multiligamentous reconstruction; cartilage restoration and meniscus transplantation; osteotomy (bone realignment); shoulder (rotator cuff and instability); wide awake, local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT) surgery, especially for hand and wrist surgeries; matrix atuologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
Sports medicine; ligament injuries; patellofemoral disorders

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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