Mark Thomas, PNP

Mark Thomas
PNP

Mark joined Kiwi in the summer of 2014, after completing the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at UCSF.  Mark grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and French, Summa cum Laude, in 2004 from the University of Arkansas. He moved to the Bay Area in 2005. Before entering the healthcare field, Mark worked for several years as a early childhood literacy educator and an after-school program director for children and teens.

Mark is particularly interested in the field of adolescent and young adult health, having completed the Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health Program during his studies at UCSF. He is also active both locally and nationally in the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine. On his off days from Kiwi, Mark works at a youth clinic within the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Mark is a fluent Spanish speaker, having lived in Mexico and traveled extensively throughout Latin America.

When he is not at work, Mark loves to experience the vibrant cultural diversity of the United States and the world through travel, dining, reading and film. He also loves dogs.


What is a PNP?

A PNP or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is a nurse who has completed advanced training in the field of pediatric health care.  A PNP holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has an education that focuses on the health care of infants, children and adolescents.  Much like a pediatrician, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners work with patients from infancy to young adulthood, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, and prescribing medication. PNPs focus on the “whole child”, including well child care and guidance for physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of development. PNPs are able to treat acute illnesses as well as chronic illnesses.  The pediatricians and PNPs work in collaboration to ensure quality care and access.
 


Healthcare Student Training Program

The doctors and nurse practitioners at Kiwi Pediatrics support the various medical and nursing schools in the community. We frequently host these students at our offices to help them further their educational goals. From time to time, the provider will have the students assist them by seeing our patients in the exam room and presenting their findings to the doctor/nurse practitioner. This is always followed with a one on one consultation with the provider and the patient. The medical staff will ask the family if they are comfortable with the student seeing their child and, as always, encourage those that are not to please let us know.


Office Hours

Alcatraz Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

See San Pablo Office

Sunday:

Closed

San Pablo Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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