Mike Thomas Is Co-Founder, President of Space Coast Clinicians
By Kathy Reakes // November 10, 2015
DOCTORS' GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
ABOVE VIDEO: Mike Thomas spends hours a day dealing with sick patients at the Florida Pain Center and at the DOCCS Urgent Care in Melbourne. He also spends lots of time working with the local Republican Party, which is important to him because you can help get things done through electing the right public officials.
Mike Thomas spends hours a day dealing with sick patients at the Florida Pain Center and at the DOCCS Urgent Care in Melbourne.
He also spends lots of time working with the local Republican Party, which is important to him because you can help get things done through electing the right public officials.
Thomas is also the co-founder and president of Space Coast Clinicians, a nonprofit educational networking organization with more than 600 members.
“We really need to focus on providing education for the next round of health care workers and that includes physician assistants, nurses and technicians,” Thomas said. “All of the organizations I work with tend to be involved in that effort in some way.”
He is currently getting ready to become part of Angel Flight, the organization that flies ill patients to hospitals throughout the country.
SUPPORTING HEALTH AND MEDICAL EDUCATION
Thomas became involved with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation in order to jointly support students in the medical and nursing fields through scholarships and mentoring programs.
He volunteers at DGF events in the hopes of getting a student or teen interested in the medical field: “There are so many different areas to work in, not just as a physician, and I try to spread the word.”
It’s so important for citizens to volunteer and be involved in their communities, but it’s hard to make that happen.
That’s what he hopes to accomplish more of through his Space Coast Clinicians group where they offer speakers and connections to people interested in medicine and through the local Republican Party.
And, hopefully, he says, once they are involved, they will get the volunteer bug and help others too.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for extensive multimedia coverage of each and every honoree, as we present their compelling charitable works through stories and special tribute films by Maverick Multimedia, Inc.
Don’t miss the Dec/Jan 2016 special edition of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
For dinner reservations to the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards call 321-749-1282. For sponsor or exhibitor information, call 321-323-4460 or 321- 615- 8111, or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com