Meet Elaine Soter Thomas, M.D., Healogics Regional Medical Director
What is the greatest reward of working at Healogics?
The greatest reward for me is witnessing the literal transformation of a patient who enters our center hopeless, afraid, and helpless to one who is restored to a better quality of life, who is no longer afraid of losing a limb or his life, and who leaves with a better understanding of their disease process and feels empowered by the education we have offered.
What made you decide to come to Healogics?
I have actually been with this company since 2001, when it had a mere 30 centers or so. I have been a part of the evolution of this company to be the Healogics of today. My experience with this company in the early days led me to end my first career as an Emergency Physician and to devote all of my time to my new career and mission through Healogics. I have stayed with Healogics because I am inspired by their culture of “Patient First.”
What are you most proud of in your work?
I am proud of what this specialty has become and what the future can be in Wound Care and Hyperbarics. The resources within this company allow the practitioner to provide the patient with current evidence based approaches. Resources for ongoing learning are building by the day. I am proud of the collegiality which has formed within this tight knit specialty of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, helping each other to be the best that we can be. No longer is Wound Care and HBO a “side show.” We are becoming a mainstay within the broad spectrum of medicine!