Plum Health focuses on building a team of providers that embody the core values of our organization. They are compassionate and place a high value on health and wellness. They are truly patient-centered in their care, and are actively building a healthier Detroit.
Paul Thomas, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Hello everyone! Thank you for taking some time to read about Plum Health. My name is Paul Thomas and I have always dreamed of becoming a community doctor. The kind of doctor that would make house calls. The kind of doctor that you could call on in the middle of the night. In short, I've always wanted to be a resource for the community.
When I was 17, I started volunteering at Cass Community Social Services, specifically the Cass Clinic in Midtown Detroit. I had a phenomenal mentor, Dr. Costea, who taught me about compassion while taking care of Detroit's most vulnerable population. I learned so much while taking care of the homeless and uninsured people that went to Cass Clinic for care, literally their only option. I came away with a greater sense of compassion and understanding, I also knew that there would be no better place for me to learn and grow than Wayne State University.
I attended Wayne State's School of Medicine from 2009 - 2013, and became integrated into the fabric of the community by volunteering throughout the city: free clinics, urban farms, soup kitchens, community clean-ups, health fairs, and tutoring students in the Detroit Public Schools. These rich experiences gave me a deep appreciation for the city.
I recently completed my residency training at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, and in my final year I served as Chief Resident. I learned a great deal in residency, but I also saw that there are several flaws in the current Fee-for-Service system.
With Plum Health DPC, I want to deliver high quality service while giving back to the community. I truly believe that Direct Primary Care is a better and more patient-centered way to practice medicine. DPC allows for more time with your doctor, greater responsiveness to your needs, and a restoration of the doctor-patient relationship.
I know that this is a new model of care, so please reach out to me if you have any questions - you can send me a note through the site, call me at 313.444.5630, or come see us!