Dr. Thomae has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Augusta for 24. Dr Thomae now practices at MUSC in Charleston as well as Ralph H Johnson VA.
Dr Thomae is affiliated with the following hospital(s):
Doctors Hospital, Augusta
Georgia Reagents University of Augusta
Evans Surgery Center
For information regarding the services and procedures that Dr. Thomae specializes in, please visit http://drcristianthomae.com/specialty/
Operating as usual
Evans Medical Group would like to announce our newest provider, Dr. Patrick Thomae, who will be starting January 2022. Dr. Thomae is originally from Augusta, Georgia and is now returning to his hometown to join our group and is board certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Thomae did his undergraduate work at University of Georgia, and then received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his Family Medicine residency at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and served our country in the US Navy.
Dr. Thomae specializes in adults and pediatrics, with interests in sports medicine, women’s
health, management of chronic illnesses including hypertension, asthma and diabetes and performing in-office procedures, as well as treatment of acute illnesses in adults and children.
He is married and has one daughter.
During his free time, he enjoys running, Georgia football, watching movies and grilling outside.
Dr. Thomae is looking forward to establishing himself in the community and new church once he arrives in Augusta.
What a year! I am sure all of you have been quite stressed over our life change in view of the pandemic. One thing I know is we are all adaptable to life changes an do our bests for our families, friends and neighbors. For those of you that have personally been touched by COVID, I pray that you are healthy and safe. For those of you that have lost loved ones from the illness,I pray that you take comfort in that they are with the Lord.
On a personal level, my family and I are all in good health now, all having recovered from COVID.
Professionally, I must say that I have been extremely busy. I have developed quite a large referral practice for the treatment of severe endometriosis and minimally invasive treatment of fibroids and infertility problems. I have the privilege of working with a team of surgeons and professionals that share the common goal of dealing with these difficult problems and are excited to be able to offer many women life altering solutions. We are currently in the process of branding a center for treatment of these conditions, incorporating multidisciplinary approaches to treatment to include medical, psychological, physical therapy and surgical services. We hope that this will be a one stop place for many women that have been to many places that only provide partial solutions. Stay tuned for further news. I am quite excited for this project. Although I know this is my calling, I very much miss my private practice and my interaction with all of you that made that part of my life possible. I love seeing news of your families and children that I had the privilege of delivering and that are now becoming adults.
I hope that all of you have wonderful holidays, and hope for a return to a more normal way of life soon.
Well, after 30 years of practice I am no longer taking OB call. This is bittersweet as I have enjoyed and have had the privilege of helping to bring so many lives into this world. Although I will continue to deliver some, the majority of my time and efforts are now geared to providing minimally invasive surgical alternatives to women that truly need it. I am blessed with this opportunity and thankful to MUSC and Dr. Donna Johnson for providing me the resources and time to fulfill this task.
An end of the year update,
It's hard to believe that we have been gone from Augusta for 3.5 years. What I miss the most about my private practice are
the many relationships developed over the 25 years of practice in Augusta. I keep up with many of you on facebook and enjoy watching families grow. I love seeing children I delivered becoming successful and forming families of their own. This keeps me connected and at times nostalgic.
My professional life is very different, as the majority of my new patients are referrals from all over the state for complex surgery. This is rewarding in its own way, but very different from private practice. In the end, what matters the most is that I am able use my God given skills to help many women in need. I still love my job!
On a personal note, my wife and children love Charleston and all are doing well.
I hope all of you have a very happy New Year, filled with joy, love and health.
I hope all of you have a very happy thanksgiving and can enjoy the season with friends and family.
I have not been active on my page for a long time. I check facebook often and I am aware of posts, I just don't post much. I will give you all an update of my professional and personal life. Personally we are finally settling in a new home in Mount Pleasant. The children are enjoying their new sorroundings but still miss Augusta. Tracie is adjusting and enjoying our new home.
Professionaly: I am doing what I like to do and growing. The practice is very different, less personal and more a referral based. I am still blessed to be able to provide care to a large number of women that benefit from my expertice; this is very rewarding. I must admit that I did not realize how much I would miss the many relashionships I was able to be a part of for many years in Augusta. I am truely priviledged to have been part of many happy as well as difficult moments in the lives of many of you.
I want to wish all of you a very happy holiday season and a happy new year.
I haven't posted anything in a while. A short update:
I love my new job and feel I am contributing a great deal to a group of people that needed someone to care for them: female veterans. MUSC is a very organized and visionary institution with people that care for the advancement of women's health care issues, and I am filling a void in minimally invasive surgery.
I must say however, that even though I feel I am in the right place professionally, I miss my practice, my many friends and my colleagues very much. God gives me strength because I know I am here with a purpose.
I miss you all very much.
With many mixed feelings I have moved. the last few weeks have been emotionally difficult. I have said goodbye to many friends and families. I cannot begin to explain the void I feel in my heart leaving 25 years of relationships behind. I know God has plan for me. I know I will continue to give my all to my profession and to those that I have the privilege to care for. I hope to see many of you in the future. I am thankful to my family and friends for their support.
As I promised earlier, I am providing with names of physicians that I trust will provide care that is professional, caring and parallel my philosophy. Realize that there are many good OB-GYN doctors in town, these are just doctors that I know personally and have been in surgery with and know their outcomes. The attendings at GRU are all excellent but I don't know who will follow me here. The WW clinic needs some improvements in scheduling and if you have private insurance if you choose to use the MOB clinic you may incur a facility fee.
If you wish to go to Doctors, I recommend Mark Gresham, MD with West Augusta OB-GYN. If you wish to go to University: Allan Joseph, MD with Women's health of Augusta. For routine care or if you wish a spanish speaking provider my sister Maria Thomae, CNP- 706-790-4440 x5 is available and taking new patients. Her office is on Golden Camp road.
My contact information is: MUSC OB-GYN, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 619, Charleston SC 29425, 843-792-4500.
New Patient Inquiries- 843-792-1414
MUSC Women's Health
135 Cannon Street, Suite 202
Charleston, SC 29425
843-792-5300 for return patients
Thank you all!!
Happy Mother's Day to all. For the first time in my life I have to share this wish with my mother spiritually. She had been the best mom to me until her passing this year and has instilled in me the deepest respect and admiration for the job that she and many of you perform without reservation and with the deepest love. I hope you enjoy this day surrounded by the people you care for the most.
I would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas, a joyful holiday season and a very happy new year. May God bless you and your families with love, health and happiness in the year to come.
Thanks for sharing, Katheryn Ricks Toburen
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From a post my niece, soon to be a mother posted in spanish. Quite touching and actually can be either for a mom or a dad.
Breathe. You will be a mother all of your life. Teach them the important things, truly important. To jump puddles, to observe little bugs, to blow kisses and give strong hugs. Don't forget those hugs and don't ever avoid them. It may be that in years to come the hugs you miss are those you did not give. Tell them you love them every time you think it. Let them imagine. Imagine with them. Let them cry. Cry with them. Walls can be repainted, things they brake can be replaced: a mothers anger hurts for ever. You can wash dishes later. While you clean, they grow. They don't need every toy. Work less and love more. Again breathe.
You will be a mother all of your life
They will be a child one time.
I don't think the meaning is lost in translation. A touching thought from a mother to be.
Unfortunately growth pains with a less than adequate phone system in my new location has left many of you frustrated. Please be patient as we are quickly trying to trouble shoot both messaging and scheduling issues. Please feel free to message me if you have any issues that require me to contact you immediately. Thanks
Sorry for any confusion. The address to the office is 1220 West Wheeler pkwy, Augusta 30909. Temporarily the sign is for MCG orthopedics. The phones seem to finally be working properly. Thanks for your patience.
Back from a week vacation. Re-energized and ready to take on a new challenge. Thanks for all the support and patience. I am thrilled to be joined by Davita, she will make our transition a lot smoother. I value her commitment, professionalism and loyalty greatly.
Sorry call number is 706-721-0211 pager 2576. Feel free to call if any problems
On April 1 I can be found at these #s: 706-869-1515.
After hours call: 706-721-0212. Please be patient, the first number will still answer: GRU orthopedics. Be persistent and ask for me.
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Haven't posted much lately. Busy with transitional changes. I finally got an appointment number: 706-869-1515. If at first they answer orthopedics office, don't worry, they are in transition, just ask for my schedule.
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I have been offered a position as associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology at GRU and director of minimally invasive surgery for the department. What does that mean: 1) I will be leaving my current practice location and will relocate to a yet undetermined location in April 2) I will continue seeing all on my patients that want to follow me. A number for appointments will follow shortly. 3) I will continue doing obstetrics as I am a generalist 4) I will continue robotic surgery at doctors hospital but starting in mid April I will no longer deliver at doctors.
My decision was a difficult one, but as I have been teaching robotic surgery for years I feel honored to be able to share some of my knowledge with future surgeons.
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What happened this weekend? An explosion of births. I am exhausted, but many thanksgivings. Very thankful for what God blesses us with.
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Thanks for all the complements. I performed my first case yesterday. The patient did great and was doing great this morning. She will be going home. The procedure took a little longer than multiport Davinci, but she has one 2 cm incision just inside her navel. I am very happy with the outcome. I want to thank the whole OR team for excellent prep and performance. A special thanks to Tara Cooper( first assist), Matt Heick and Brooke Bass from Intuitive. You are all true professionals and great to work with.
I just completed training in Orlando Celebration for Single Site Robotic gyn surgery. What a great facility. I am excited to implement this into my practice. I am fortunate that Intuitive Surgical and Doctors hospital have the faith in me to complete the training. I am honored to be the first GYN in Georgia to be trained and certified.
Doctors Hospital received their second robot today. What does this mean? 1) One step closer to becoming a premier center for teaching robotic surgery and it's implementation. 2) A chance to expand this technology to other surgical specialties. 3) A chance for me personally to practice single site technology. I am fortunate to have been chosen to be first in Augusta to be trained in this newly FDA approved surgical modality (scarless surgery), training in Orlando on October 2. I am fortunate that Doug Welsh, CEO of Doctors and his administration ( Sondra Smith Lancaster in particular) believes in the future of this technology. It is truly in its infancy
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Just attended the World Robotic Gynecology Congress in Chicago. I feel re-energized and more committed than ever to promoting this modality of minimally invasive surgery. The advances coming in the near future are unlimited. Looking forward to my single site training ( one hidden incision), it starts Monday with a site observation with Dr Im in Baltimore. More to come!
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