Though born in Chicago Illinois, Nurse Practitioner (NP) Maria Thomas has strong East Texas roots. Ms. Thomas relocated to Tyler Texas in 2014 to be closer to family and friends. Ms. Thomas’ healthcare career began as a Certified Nursing Assistant and she later obtained certification as a Vocational Nurse. Personal drive, determination, and passion for the nursing profession and direct patient care pushed Ms. Thomas to pursue certification as a Registered Nurse then a Masters degree in Nursing. Ms. Thomas completed her education for certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse through Concordia University in December of 2014 and certified for recognition as a Family Nurse Practitioner in February of 2015.

NP Thomas is inspired by her two children, son, Stephen and daughter, Krystal. By her shining example, both of NP Thomas’ children have the desire to pursue careers in the medical field.  The gratification of being able to have a positive impact on the lives of those entrusted in her care keeps Ms. Thomas grounded in Primary Care.

NP Maria Thomas has been a member of the Willow Wellness Center health care team since May of 2015. Ms. Thomas is thankful that she is not only a Willow Wellness healthcare Provider, but a part of a Family. Ms. Thomas is grateful for the opportunity to provide Primary Care to variety of patients while enhancing her clinical skills and expanding her medical knowledge.

The Willow Wellness Center is one of many medical facilities in Tyler offering primary care services and perhaps the only one in a position to boast that the majority of its highly competent and compassionate providers are "homegrown."