Paul Thomas, M.D.

Founding Director

Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., FAAP, received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He taught residents and medical students from 1988 to 1993, was a co-owner of Westside Pediatrics from 1993 to 2008 and opened his own practice in 2008, Integrative Pediatrics, where he currently serves over 13,000 patients in the Portland, Oregon metro area. He also founded and runs two other clinics: Fair Start (a medical detox clinic) and Pediatric Urgent Care.

Dr. Thomas was named Top Family Doctor in America by Ladies Home Journal in 2004, and awarded “Top Pediatrician in America” in 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015 by Castle Connoly. He is the co-author (with Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.) of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years, which will be available wherever books are sold on August 23rd. 2016.

Dr. Thomas grew up in Zimbabwe (the former Rhodesia) and speaks both Shona and Spanish.
He is the father of ten children (ages twenty to thirty-two), all of whom are vaccinated.

“In 2003, I attended the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) conference at the request of one of my patient’s mother. Watching video after video of 1 to 2 year old children who were normal at one year, regress into full-blown serious autism, was too much to ignore. Tears rolled down my face as I came to the realization, “we’ve poisoned a generation”. Then with my eyes open, I started doing my own research into the issue of toxins and vaccine safety and side effects. The last straw was in November 2007, when I saw Jack, my fourth patient to regress into autism in the previous four years. I had to make the decision to leave my colleagues, start my own practice, and offer an alternative vaccine schedule.”
– Dr. Thomas